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Massive Fire In Manila Shanty Town Leaves 15,000 Homeless

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 02.08.2017 | World

MANILA (Reuters) - A massive fire swept through a crowded shanty town near the docks in Manila, destroying houses and leaving 15,000 people homeless, ...

Moscow Floats Naval Drills With The Philippines As Russian Warships Visit Manila

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 01.03.2017 | World

Russia wants to hold maritime drills with the Philippines to help combat terrorism and piracy, sending two warships to Manila for the first official n...

Expect More Dramatic Political Change in Asia

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.09.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

For decades Asia was thought to be unable to translate populist political sentiment into change at the ballot box, with communist autocracies, militar...

Duterte's First 100 Days

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.07.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

As Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte enjoys a "very good" net satisfaction rating three months into his presidency, and high approval ratings from ...

Tenacious Photographers Expose Philippine President's Brutal Drug War To The World

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.15.2016 | World

Warning: This article contains graphic images of recent killings in the Philippines. Photographer Raffy Lerma was only a few minutes into the overnigh...

Case Study: Filipino OFWs and Bitcoin

Zak Mustapha | Posted 08.23.2016 | Business
Zak Mustapha

Working abroad has been no walk in the part for Louise*, 33, who originally hails from Manila, Philippines.

Beijing Vows To 'Take All Necessary Measures' To Protect Sovereignty In South China Sea

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 07.13.2016 | World

BEIJING/MANILA (Reuters) - China vowed to take all necessary measures to protect its sovereignty over the South China Sea and said it had the right to...

China and The Philippines' Dual South China Sea Challenge

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.13.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

The ruling raises a host of questions - for China, for the Philippines (which brought the action against China to the PCA), and for the other nations bordering the South China Sea, which also have ongoing disputes with Beijing on the same subject.

As Goes Manila and Nairobi, So Goes Paris

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.07.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

When I last visited Paris, exactly two years ago, Charlie Hebdo, Bataclan, the Brussels and Istanbul airport attacks, and this year's other terrorist ...

Soft Targets And Tourist Terrorism

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.07.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

The Brussels, Istanbul and Paris terrorism attacks on soft targets and airports are all designed to maximize fear among two target populations: citizens and tourists.

Astoria Characters: The Got-Game(s) Players

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.10.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

From the top shelf of The Geekery HQ's lending library, Syrus Gabales brings forth an orange box. Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling The Geekery HQ is on ...

Why the Philippines Should Vote for Poe

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.29.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

Since the last of the televised debates among presidential candidates, Duterte has offered no coherent foreign policy, no policy for the domestic economy and job generation, and no form of behavior even closely resembling statesmanship.

7 Extraordinary Easter Experiences

Joy Pecknold | Posted 02.29.2016 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

If gauged by what's in stores, Easter is about bunnies and sweets, which is somewhat of a contrast to its Christian origins involving crucifixion and ...

Education is the Great Escape From the Inequality of Wealth

Patricia Eunice C. Miraflores | Posted 02.15.2017 | College
Patricia Eunice C. Miraflores

I grew up walking the tightrope of the Philippine economy. Uneven distribution of wealth is a long-running problem in my country. High-end commercia...

China Should Be Concerned About the Hague Tribunal

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.04.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

On October 29th, in a unanimous decision, the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague issued its first, preliminary ruling concerning whether the Tribunal has 'jurisdiction' over the issues raised by the Philippines against China's so called 'nine-dash line' in the South China Sea.

Where Are the Most Promising Megacities of Tomorrow?

Dr. Paul Philipp Hermann | Posted 08.26.2016 | Business
Dr. Paul Philipp Hermann

While megacities in the more developed world are becoming saturated in terms of population, their counterparts in the emerging markets are really showing progress. Cities including Jakarta, Manila, Karachi and Mexico City are becoming drawcards for young, tech-savvy and mobile adults.

32-Year-Old Video Gains Half a Million Views on YouTube: The Remarkable Legacy of a Filipino Martyr

Jim Laurie | Posted 08.26.2016 | World
Jim Laurie

It was 32 years ago, August 21st, 1983, that I witnessed a murder. I didn't actually see it, mind you. The gunshots. I was more an ear-witness than eyewitness. The victim was a 50-year-old politician named Benigno Aquino Jr. -- known to everyone in the Philippines by his nickname "Ninoy."

The Atomic Bomb at 70: Its Fearsome Impact, Frightful Legacy, and Potential Stellar Redemption

William Bradley | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

As horrifying as the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs were, the quantum leap forward in destructive power afforded by the hydrogen bomb made our situation far more perilous. We've been fortunate that virtually unthinkable destruction has not ensued since the nuclear arms race of the 1950s.

Startup Insider: SlingShot MNL 2015 - Can the Philippines Build Their Own Version of Silicon Valley?

David Ongchoco | Posted 07.07.2016 | Business
David Ongchoco

Having been immersed in the Philippine startup ecosystem in the past year, I've seen how much it has grown from where it was last year to where it is today.

A Premature Peace Deal in the Philippines

Edsel Tupaz | Posted 05.19.2016 | World
Edsel Tupaz

Following a number of recent setbacks in the elusive search for a lasting peace in Mindanao, the Philippine Congress is trying to rush the passage of the Bangsamoro 'Basic Law' -- a major component of the 2014 Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro -- in the hope of enacting the law prior to a mandatory adjournment of the Congress next month.

Lessons From the Philippines

Toni Panetta | Posted 05.20.2015 | Travel
Toni Panetta

My symptoms of wanderlust include a burning desire to understand the political, economic and social circumstances that combine to create the day-to-day reality of the communities I visit.

Lee Kuan Yew's Legacy

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.19.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Say what you will about the type of democracy LKY created, and nurtured, after stepping down as Prime Minister in 1990, the net result is an economic miracle unrivaled in Southeast Asia that has punched way above its weight for decades.

Why Pope Francis Is so Focused on Asia

Sébastien Maillard | Posted 03.28.2015 | World
Sébastien Maillard

ROME -- The future of the Catholic Church in Asia cannot omit China, where Christians (including Protestants) are estimated to be as many as 100 million people. Some predict that, by 2030, China could even become the first Christian country in the world.

I'm With Stupid: The Straight Poop on Manila's Papal Predicament

Todd Hartley | Posted 03.11.2015 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Once, when I was a child, in what qualified as a moment of deep contemplation, I decided that soldiers fighting in wars must wear diapers during comba...

Philippine Government Seeks Custody Of US Marine In Transgender Woman's Death

Associated Press | Posted 12.16.2014 | Crime

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government asked Washington on Tuesday to turn over custody of a U.S. Marine charged with the murder of a ...