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Aquino Challenges Filipinos to Reject the Status Quo

Edsel Tupaz | Posted 07.30.2014 | 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 07.26.2014 | 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.

15 Places To Go Before They Get Famous

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 05.20.2014 | Travel

It's easy to see why modern travelers feel so burnt out: our globalized world is littered with tourist traps, letdowns, overrated destinations and jus...

Reasons You Want to Visit Vigan -- Yes, Vigan

Sharon Hoge | Posted 05.28.2014 | 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 05.17.2014 | 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...