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China Should Be Concerned About the Hague Tribunal

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.04.2015 | 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 08.26.2015 | 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 08.26.2015 | 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 08.16.2015 | 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 05.20.2015 | 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 ...

Top 5 Reasons to Love Yoga in the Philippines

James Brown | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
James Brown

From the design of the facilities and choices for in-house props to the all-important standards for teachers, Manila is presenting a more grown-up version of the yoga scene than I've seen anywhere else.


Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

There was an extreme presence in everything that surrounded me, except it had only imperceptible movement, the invisible growth of trees, of bamboos growing under the earth, the quiet trace of a dragonfly in the air.

Manila Luzon Releases Heartbreaking Tribute To The Late Sahara Davenport

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.06.2014 | Gay Voices

Manila Luzon of "RuPaul's Drag Race" fame released a touching video tribute this week to her late boyfriend -- and the video has left us without words...

The 10 Longest Non-Stop Flights From Los Angeles | Posted 11.29.2014 | Travel

While in terms of total passenger traffic, LAX still sits somewhere in sixth or seventh place globally; it's always claimed the crown for the planet's busiest single origin and destination airport.

43 Arrested, 115 Computers Seized In Cyber Sex Raids

Associated Press | Posted 09.24.2014 | Crime

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities arrested 43 suspected members of a syndicate that runs a lucrative online cybersex operation cater...

Filipinos Urged To 'Take A Selfie With The Pontiff'

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Posted 09.10.2014 | Religion

MANILA, Philippines - In Asia's bastion of Roman Catholic faith, images of Pope Francis are getting the K-pop treatment. Life-size cardboard cutout...

Aquino Challenges Filipinos to Reject the Status Quo

Edsel Tupaz | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Edsel Tupaz

Aquino's speech succeeded in reminding Filipinos of what can and should be an appropriate baseline for critique.

Circus Politics Is Alive and Well in the Philippines

Edsel Tupaz | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics
Edsel Tupaz

The circus continues with the motion to impeach President Aquino, with opposition politicians having sharpened their knives in an attempt to draw some blood from the Teflon President.

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...

Is This What Terror War Success Looks Like?

William Bradley | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

What does success against jihadist terrorist groups look like? For all the talk of a Forever War, we might just have an answer now.

The ADB's Dirty Little Coal Secret

Justin Guay | Posted 08.17.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

Lurking beneath the Asian Development Bank (ADB)'s clean energy exterior is a dirty secret: Despite their promises to bring clean energy in the Asia-Pacific region, ADB continues to be one of the main supporters of dirty coal projects overseas.

On Being a Not-So-Peaceful Warrior: Lessons From My Mother's Diary

Peggy Tileston | Posted 07.23.2014 | Women
Peggy Tileston

Once again, I have to turn toward this war-like part of myself with curiosity and compassion so that I can train her, and train her well. I thought I had done most of that work, but opportunities for training and fine tuning my warrior self are on-going.

Why MH370 Will Not Change Chinese/Malaysia Relations

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.20.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

In spite of the bilateral tension created by MH370, China is likely to remain cautious about taking actions that could jeopardize its partnership with Malaysia, given the country's importance in the region's geopolitical landscape and its warming relations with Washington.

17 Places To Travel Before They Get Famous

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 11.04.2015 | Travel

In a world of tourist traps, letdowns, overrated destinations and just plain crowds, it's no wonder we've become victims of some major travel burnout....