Perhaps more than ever, it is important for the Philippine government to revisit its labor export policy, and instead focus on making sure that its own newly-earned robust growth at home is transformed into a more inclusive and egalitarian form of national development.
US Cohousing: A Growing Model For Sustainable Communities are villages that engage in more resource-sharing, efficient use of space, and affordability, and ultimately smart clean renewable energy use.
Japan and South Korea have very close alliances with the United States. They also have had diplomatic relations with each other for 50 years, not to ...
The 'peaceful rise' narrative is severely under question when one looks at China's behavior in the geopolitical realm, particularly with respect to its weaker neighbors.
Every day is Earth Day, folks. Making the U.S. a global clean energy leader will ensure a heck of a lot more jobs, and a clean, safe future.
Ultimately, the challenge for the Philippines is to properly balance its national security interests with questions of justice and the welfare of its citizens. Beyond the principle of whether American military presence should be welcomed, it is also a question of how to ensure that it will not adversely impact the Philippines' sovereignty and national interests.
There are promising initiatives pursuing this goal around the world. In Haiti, international aid organizations are assisting farmers in reviving a once-flourishing coffee and cocoa sector. In East Africa, the Economist has touted the potential of coffee to lift small farmers out of poverty.
Not another house party or club night for New Year's Eve, please. For those seeking something more spectacular, herein my top six picks for out-of-the-ordinary celebrations to welcome 2016 -- from the longest day in Argentina to the one of the shortest in Iceland.
Although attending NGOs represent women, indigenous groups, youth, labor, faith, and human rights, if you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or gender nonconforming (LGBTQ/GNC) you will be hard-pressed to find formal green alliances.
A tribunal this year uncovered grave violations against the human, economic, and cultural rights of Filipinos by Washington and their own leaders.
A DKT Indonesia midwife counsels a client in her clinic in Jember, East Java. In 2014, this network of nearly 5,000 midwife clinics helped DKT Indon...
From desertification to eroding shores, climate change has intensified resource scarcity, poverty and hunger. Vast new waves of migration may have a political ignition, but the fuel is climate change, from Africa to Asia. Somehow, even Syria's conflict can be attributed to the spark of longer-term drought.
Pasi Sahlberg, Finnish educator and researcher and a visiting professor at the Harvard University School of Education, calls the Global Educational Re...
In the coming days, the Philippines will be in the global spotlight. It will play host to one of the world's most important gatherings, the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting -- a prestigious hobnob comparable with the G20 and G7 summits.
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.
With one degree of global warming already added as a result of human-caused emissions, there's no escaping that we now live in the age of the Super Typhoon, and that will bring severe destruction.