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A Glimpse Inside Manila's Smokey Mountain Slum

The Huffington Post | Michael Maisel | Posted 07.07.2014 | World

For most tourists, the ideal vacation doesn’t include visiting a landfill. Yet that’s exactly what an increasing number of visitors are doing in M...

A Journey to the Rice Terraces of Batad

Clint Johnston | Posted 08.01.2013 | Travel
Clint Johnston

The terraces of Batad are a stunning scene to behold, sculpted like giant staircases from the mountains of Ifugao. Considered a backpackers Mecca by many, the rice terraces are a worthwhile journey. My journey to Batad began atop a jeepney, which was a unique experience in itself.

My Easter Question: Is Yoga Making Me Christian Again?

James Brown | Posted 05.31.2013 | Healthy Living
James Brown

I have found that one of the most challenging parts of my job is to get people to look for similarities at least as zealously as they look for differences. The more we identify as different, the less happy we are because we are denying the nature of the world. We are not separate.

Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind: Walls Built To Hide Slums

AP | Posted 07.03.2012 | World

MANILA, Philippines — Delegates attending an international conference in the Philippines capital may not see what they came to discuss: abject p...

Whatcha Got Cooking? Drugs.

AP | By JIM GOMEZ | Posted 01.24.2012 | World

MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine customs authorities waited a month to see who would claim the suspicious shipment of "kitchen equipment" from Taiwan...

Of Politics and the Rule of Law in the Philippines

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.19.2012 | World
Daniel Wagner

The impeachment of incumbent Philippine Chief Justice Renato Corona has commenced in the Philippine Senate, with the customary fanfare one would expect in Manila.

David Beckham Visits UNICEF Children's Shelter

AP | By OLIVER TEVES | Posted 12.03.2011 | Impact

MANILA, Philippines -- Away from fans' prying eyes, David Beckham took time out from soccer to share his experiences and listen to Filipino children s...

Baby boy found in airport rubbish

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Authorities at Manila's airport found a newborn baby in a rubbish bag that was apparently unloaded from an airplane that landed Sunday from the Middl...

Police: Manila bus rescue was botched

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A mother who survived Monday's armed siege on a tour bus in the capital, Manila, said yesterday that her husband charged the gunman, only to be killed...

Manila hostage rescuers suspended

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Philippines SWAT commanders ordered on leave pending probe into deaths of tourists....

Hostage drama on hijacked Philippine bus ends with 8 dead, including gunman

Fox 31 | Fox 31 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A 12-hour hostage stand-off on a hijacked Philippine bus ended in bloodshed Monday, with officials saying at least se...

Hostage-Taker Killed As Extended Standoff Ends

NYMag.com | NYMag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Six confirmed dead after the tragic thriller in Manila. ...

Anger over Manila hostage crisis

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Philippine police defend handling of rescue raid that ended in deaths of eight tourists....

Manila's Firefly Brigade Bikes For Clean Air (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

8,000 members of the Philippine's Firefly Brigade took to the streets of Manila on bike Sunday for the annual 'Tour of the Fireflies,' encouraging peo...

Four Dead After Plane Crash in Manila

GroundReport.com | GroundReport.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Per BBC News and the Associated Press, a propeller-driven plane crashed Saturday into an abandoned warehouse killing four people in the Philippine cap...