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Why You Should Consider Retiring To Southeast Asia | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 11.30.2012 | Fifty

Wendy Justice was only 5 years old when she first fell in love with Southeast Asia. The love affair was sparked by her grandparents' stories and photo...

How Manila Stands Up to the Goliath

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 01.26.2013 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

The situation is really difficult, but don't expect the Philippines -- defined by an undying sense of resilience -- to just roll over anytime soon. It even managed to rename the South China Sea to West Philippine Sea, despite Beijing's repeated condemnations.

Of Saints and Hypocrites in the Philippines

Edsel Tupaz | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Edsel Tupaz

Philippine Chief Justice Renato Corona is the first high court justice to have been impeached by the Philippine House of Representatives on allegations of breach of the public trust, and is currently being tried by the Senate.

PHOTOS: Sky, Sea And Smiles In The Philippines

Sam Gellman | Posted 04.22.2012 | Travel
Sam Gellman

On one of the following mornings -- I quickly lost track -- I followed the curve of a beach until it ended in a village half-sunk in ocean.

David Tomb: The Art Of Saving The Great Philippine Eagle

John Seed | Posted 04.11.2012 | Home
John Seed

It was a "huge thrill" to see the birds, Tomb says, comparing the experience to "... going to Rome and seeing a Caravaggio."

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.

PHOTOS: Manila's LGBT Community Marches For Equal Rights

Posted 12.04.2011 | Gay Voices

By Associated Press MANILA, Philippines — More than 1,000 gays, lesbians and transgenders have marched in the Philippine capital to demand equal ...

The Philippines: Dirt Bikes Emerge as Method for Timber Hauling

Coleen Jose | Posted 01.25.2012 | Green
Coleen Jose

Under the cover of darkness, the pop-pop of a two-stroke motorcycle engine burdened with 400 pounds of illegal livelihood emerges from a muddy path.

Journey To Lake Sebu In The Philippines

John Robshaw | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
John Robshaw

Having fallen in deep with a Philippine gang in NYC that would descend upon me armed with deadly leche flan and delicious pork dishes, I was invited to come over to their homeland to see the abaca that I have long admired from the island of Mindanao.

Empowering Women for Sustainability

Racheal Yeager | Posted 01.11.2012 | San Francisco
Racheal Yeager

In discussions about the seven billionth person, women's empowerment must be top of mind. Women's empowerment is important to both global population growth and social and environmental sustainability.

Mopping Up Abu Sayyaf

The Diplomat | Posted 12.13.2011 | World

The mopping up of Islamic militants in Southeast Asia continues. Philippine authorities have arrested Adzhar Mawalil, an Abu Sayyaf gunman linked to t...

Migrant Domestic Workers in Jordan: Where There's a Will, There's a Way

Christoph Wilcke | Posted 12.12.2011 | World
Christoph Wilcke

Migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, the Philippines and Indonesia desperately need another revolution. These women provide valuable domestic services, yet remain excluded from labor laws that provide basic protections.

Troops Clash With Communist Rebels

AP | Posted 12.06.2011 | World

MANILA, Philippines — Army troops have clashed with communist rebels in the southern Philippines amid a hunt for hundreds of guerrillas behind a...

Filipino Maids For Export

Le Monde Diplomatique | Julien Brygo | Posted 12.04.2011 | World

Twelve percent of the Philippines' GDP comes as remittances from nationals abroad. Many of those are maids, sent all over the world into domestic serv...

Manila Floods As Typhoon Strikes The Philippines

AP | HRVOJE HRANJSKI and JIM GOMEZ | Posted 11.27.2011 | World

By HRVOJE HRANJSKI and JIM GOMEZ, Associated Press. MANILA, Philippines -- Manila residents waded through waist-deep floodwaters and dodged flying deb...

Mighty Movie Podcast: John Sayles on Amigo

Dan Persons | Posted 10.19.2011 | Home
Dan Persons

Director John Sayles is delving into history again, and this time it's a little bit of American adventurism in the early twentieth century that's frequently glossed over in the history books: the Philippine-American War.

Controversial Philippines Art Show Shut Down

AP | Posted 10.09.2011 | Arts

MANILA, Philippines — Officials at the state-run Cultural Center of the Philippines shut an art exhibit on Tuesday after it provoked heated deba...

Rebels Kidnap Mayor Of Philippine Town, Kill Soldier

AP | Posted 10.06.2011 | World

MANILA, Philippines — The military says communist rebels have kidnapped the mayor of a southern Philippine town. The guerrillas ambushed pursuin...

Postcard From Paradise

Kevin Richberg | Posted 08.06.2011 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

Is it possible to keep 'Paradise' a secret? Evidently not, since I'm writing about Boracay Island in this post, and since tourists have starting flocking there by the thousands.

800 Tons Of Fish Die, Rot On Philippine Fish Farms

AP | By BULLIT MARQUEZ | Posted 07.30.2011 | Home

TALISAY, Philippines -- More than 800 tons of fish have died and rotted on fish farms in a lake near Taal volcano south of Manila, with authorities bl...

Mass Circumcision 'Party' Not As Much Fun For Some

AP | Posted 07.07.2011 | World

MANILA, Philippines — Hundreds of boys in a Philippine city turned out Saturday for a daylong "circumcision party" to provide a safe, free proce...

I Can Die Now, I've Met Betty White: National Treasure Stars in Hallmark Hall of Fame

Michael Russnow | Posted 09.12.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

As I was leaving the Hallmark Hall of Fame reception at 20th Century Fox' commissary, a studio guard wished me a good night to which I replied, "I can die now, I've met Betty White."

Stunning Picture: Slain Politician Photographs His Own Suspected Killer

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police investigating the New Year's Eve shooting death of a local councilman did not have to look further ...

Super typhoon Megi slams the Philippines

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Super Typhoon Megi slammed ashore along the Philippines' north-eastern coast today with ferocious winds of 140mph - the strongest cyclone to hit the ...

Sensational Cases Expose Conditions Faced by Overseas Workers Throughout Asia

Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza

Each year, inhabitants of the least-developed Asian countries pursue the economic benefits of overseas employment despite the high social cost at home and possibility of injury at the hands of employers abroad.