Stuff Happening in Manila

With all the hoopla over Dubai and Dublin, most Metrobloggers seem to have forgotten that there’s trouble afoot in the Philippines. It’s the fourth day since a state of national emergency was declared, after a coup against President Gloria Arroyo was nipped short of its conclusion.

While Clair Ching can talk about overpriced convenience stores one minute and then concern over the growing paranoia, others stick to the fun stuff, others report on the unpatriotism associated with rampant fastfood munching, and others attempt a very measured photojournalism before rushing to the safety of home. One Metroblogger, Peter, posted about which routes have barricades, and added an eerie photo of an almost traffic-less Manila.

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