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Reasons You Want to Visit Vigan -- Yes, Vigan

Sharon Hoge | Posted 03.28.2014 | Travel
Sharon Hoge

Never mind that you've never heard of a city somewhere off in the Philippines with a name that evokes some meatless diet.

Asia and Air Security

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.17.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

As has unfortunately been the case in the past, it is now taking such a tragedy to focus minds, governments, and budgets, on the problem. If this incredible story results in positive change, at least the victims of MH370 will not have died in vain.

The Nightmares and Tears Ceased to Cease

Rob Cipriano | Posted 03.30.2014 | Impact
Rob Cipriano

I come to you today through this epistle of sorts, to relate and to communicate just how "what one witnesses can bring such profound and unwelcome cha...

Displaced Typhoon Survivors Struggle To Rebuild Lives

AP | JIM GOMEZ | Posted 11.25.2013 | World

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Romnick Abadines' heart pounded as a Philippine air force C-130 carried him above typhoon-wrecked Tacloban city. He had n...

Mindanao's Rebellion: Aquino Is Running Out of Time

Edsel Tupaz | Posted 11.30.2013 | World
Edsel Tupaz

Since serious negotiations with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) culminated in the signing of the Framework Agreement between it and the government of the Philippines in 2012, the government had hoped that its decades-long battle with rebel movement in the southern Philippines was drawing to a close.

And The World's Riskiest City Is...

Reuters | Posted 11.18.2013 | World

ZURICH, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Japan's Tokyo-Yokohama region is the riskiest place in the world to do business, in terms of the potential human and eco...

Celebrating All Saints Day in the Philippines

Kevin Richberg | Posted 09.16.2013 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

Both Halloween and its temporal neighbor, All Saints Day, have their roots in age old Christian mythology, but they're celebrated in different countries with very different traditions.

WATCH: Filipino Police Battle Angry Slum Residents In Manila

Agence France Presse | | Posted 08.31.2013 | World

Philippine slum dwellers hurling rocks, improvised explosives and human excrement fought running battles with riot police Monday around a sprawling Ma...

Manuel Ocampo: Manila Vice

John Seed | Posted 08.10.2013 | Arts
John Seed

Manila is the world's most densely populated city, and its problems are real: most of its sewage flows uncovered and untreated into Manila Bay. It is a city where beauty and vice collide: a place full of ripe and revealing subject matter for art.

Finding Space to Do Good in Business

Tony Fernandes | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
Tony Fernandes

In time, we have come to realise that AirAsia's role is no longer just to be a business that makes profit. Our story has inspired so many people that we find ourselves facing a larger responsibility.

Aerosmith Hits The Philippines

AP | Posted 07.06.2013 | Entertainment

MANILA, Philippines — Members of the American rock band Aerosmith have arrived in Manila for their first ever concert in Southeast Asia. Lead v...

How a Kidnapped East Indian Princess Brought 'The China Look' to Mexico

Bob Schulman | Posted 04.13.2013 | Travel
Bob Schulman

This is the story of "La China Poblana," roughly meaning "The Chinese Woman of Puebla (Mexico)." She was actually from India, and her native sari dresses wound up creating a fashion sensation in 17th century Mexico.

Share the Gift of Story on World Read Aloud Day

Pam Allyn | Posted 04.29.2013 | Impact
Pam Allyn

Reading aloud delivers a deep comfort for a child. In stories, they find a safe place to return to, and tools to navigate life. Books provide a risk-free environment to grapple with the world's big questions.

LOOK: The Best Photos Of The Day

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.19.2013 | World

In the last 24 hours, plenty has happened around the world. Rows of identically dressed brides and grooms attended the Unification Church's mass we...

WATCH: A Filipino Food Tour In Manila

Kevin Richberg | Posted 09.23.2012 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

In an 8,000-calorie all-you-can-eat extravaganza, I was exposed to all manor of Filipino cuisine and we captured the entire thing on film.

China Withdraws Boats In Disputed Sea Standoff

AP | Posted 06.26.2012 | World

MANILA, Philippines -- China has withdrawn its boats from the lagoon of a tiny South China Sea shoal following an agreement with the Philippines that ...

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...

Filipino Boys Punished For Kissing Photos On Facebook

AP | By OLIVER TEVES | Posted 03.30.2012 | Gay Voices

MANILA, Philippines -- A Philippine Catholic school is withholding the diplomas of six high school boys who uploaded Facebook photos that appear to sh...

Catalytic Paint a Pollution Solution For Manila Street Artists

Posted 02.21.2012 | Arts

Manila is one of the five most polluted cities in the world, and a paint company recently decided to try a unique approach to combatting airborne toxi...

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.

WATCH: What's Manila Luzon Been Up To Since 'RuPaul's Drag Race'?

Posted 01.13.2012 | Gay Voices

The fourth season "RuPaul's Drag Race" might still be a few weeks away from its premiere, but Logo officials are already helping to ramp up the excite...

Millions Of Roman Catholics Defy Warning, Parade Through Manila

AP | JIM GOMEZ | Posted 03.10.2012 | World

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine authorities lifted a security alert in the capital Tuesday after millions of Roman Catholic devotees paraded a ...

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 ...

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...