Thursday, November 19, 2009


"Taga-ilog" is a Philippine (Tagalog) term that translates as "from/of the river" or, simply, riverine. Taga-ilog is the word from which the country name suggested by 19th century Filipino independentist heroes is derived. The inspiration is the archipelagic feature of the Southeast Asian country that renders its over 7,000 islands dotted with rivers or surrounded by bodies of water.

The continents of the world, if considered as one entity, is a big archipelago of diverse peoples and lands. In this  view, the whole world is a riverine land of different people, races, cultures, governments, business and trading, and lifestyles. TAGA-ILOG NEWS aims to bring an eclectic source of news from all corners of the globe.

General, business/technology, science , and sports news feeds cover the world, Asia, and the Philippines from: AL JAZEERA, AllAfrica News, BBC News, Bernama, Bulatlat,,, Inter Press Service, IRIN, Kyodo News, Marketwire, The Manila Bulletin, Newsweek, New York Times, OANA, Reuters, RIA Novosti, Sci/Tech, TIME, Washington Post and Xinhua.

Specialized news links come from Archaeological Magazine, Chemistry World, Discovery Channel, JAMA, MAST, National Geographic, Newsvine, NASA, and Physics Today. RSS Updates are sourced from UN, UNESCO, WWF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International,  and Transparency International websites.

Special to the Philippines, TAGA-ILOG NEWS features commentaries from The Daily Tribune (Without Fear or Favor), while local, provincial news come from the Laguna Times, Mindanao Times, MindaNews, and The Negros Chronicle. Filipino-American news sites incude Philippine News, The Filipino Express Online, and BalitaPinoy.

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