ABS-CBN News in the Philippines has a VERY cool interactive map that show how many Filipinos are in the Middle East/North Africa area. The map shows not just the number of Filipinos but also their remittances back to family back home.
And when you get to remittances, then you are talking about a very real local connection to an international event.
Check out the story at INTERACTIVE: What unrests in Mideast, N.Africa mean to Pinoys and the INTERACTIVE MAP.
Many thanks to@The_CopyEditor, Jojo Pasion Malig in Manila for Tweeting about this.