This news just came in. Google is now offering Google News for Philippines (http://news.google.com.ph), the first local Google News in Southeast Asia.
This addition is the 56th local edition of Google News.
Here’s a portion of the press release:
Philippines – September 17, 2008 – Google Inc. today launched Google News in the Philippines, providing 24 million Filipino Internet users the latest local news from more than 4,500 English-language sources, including a wide range of Philippines news outlets. The Philippines is the first country in Southeast Asia to get its own local edition of Google News. Google News for the Philippines is available at http://news.google.com.ph. With this launch there are now 56 regional editions of Google News available in 20 different languages
Local news organizations are encouraged to include their news article in Google News. For more information on how to include your news organization, please check the “Help for Publishers” page.