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Vietnam Welcomes America with Open Arms

Llewellyn King | Posted 12.09.2014 | World
Llewellyn King

No grunt slogging through the jungles of Vietnam could imagine that in 2014, 41 years after the end of the Vietnam War, the Vietnamese would be welcoming back Americans as investors, tourists, advisers and protectors.

Swiss Hostage Makes Dramatic Escape From Rebels In The Philippines

AP | JIM GOMEZ | Posted 12.06.2014 | World

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Swiss hostage made a dramatic escape Saturday from Abu Sayyaf extremists when he hacked a rebel commander and then got ...

Singing Birth in My Motherland... The Philippines

Robin Lim, CPM | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact
Robin Lim, CPM

Today in the Philippines, women and open-hearted men are at the forefront of a peaceful battle, the battle for Human Rights in Childbirth. In October of 2014, we had a gentle triumph: Dr. Teodoro Herbosa the Undersecretary of the Department of Health for the Philippines, came out publicly in favor of Gentle Childbirth.

Philippines Remembers Thousands Killed A Year After Typhoon Haiyan

Reuters | Posted 11.08.2014 | World

By Roland Ng TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Candles lit up the streets of the central Philippine city worst-hit by the ...

Philippine Militants Free 2 German Hostages After Beheading Threat

AP | OLIVER TEVES | Posted 12.18.2014 | World

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Two Germans freed after being held for six months in the southern Philippines by a militant group that threatened to behe...

An Important Day in the Fight Against Poverty

Vicki Escarra | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Vicki Escarra

The statistics often feel overwhelming especially when it's something as immense as ending global poverty and creating gender equality. But this is where we start; we start with one person, in one community -- and we're changing the world.

Dear Anti-Marcoses, Pro-Marcoses, and the Spirit of Philippine Martial Law

Bino A. Realuyo | Posted 11.18.2014 | World
Bino A. Realuyo

The success of the political landscape of the Philippines is contigent upon how we can move the populace out of poverty and bring them to the educated middle class with power and decision making.

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...

The Stunning Tropical Vacation Spot That No One Ever Talks About

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 08.04.2014 | Travel

There's an incredible chain of tropical islands in the Pacific that is sprinkled with pink, white and black sand beaches, ultra-relaxing luxury resort...

60,000 People Die Each Year From Rabies. A Simple Measure Can Put An End To These Deaths

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.03.2014 | Impact

At the end of a hallway in a clinic in the Philippines, a single bed sits in the center of what has been designated the "Rabies Room." It's a confine...

This 9-Year-Old Built A Nonprofit, No-Kill Animal Shelter Out Of His Garage To Help Stray Animals

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 05.15.2014 | Good News

Ken, 9, has grown up dreaming about someday having a shelter to help the stray animals that live near his home, but he never dreamed he could reach hi...

China Needs to Decide What It Wants To Be

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.15.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

For decades the Chinese government has deployed both soft and hard power to promote China's influence and status, while at the same time discouraging interference in Chinese affairs.

After Typhoon Haiyan, a Story of Devastation and Resilience in the Philippines

Hunter Biden | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact
Hunter Biden

The people of the Philippines are not defeated. During our trip, we learned a Filipino word -- Bayanihan -- that perfectly encapsulates what we witnessed among typhoon survivors. The word means a spirit of communal effort.

Scenes From the Philippines: Post-Earthquake, Post-Typhoon

Charles Knapp, Ph.D. | Posted 01.26.2014 | Green
Charles Knapp, Ph.D.

ZSL and Project Seahorse are working with the communities and local government units to provide emergency support in the form of packs containing food, clean water, and basic medicines.

The Philippines Typhoon Disaster: Heartbreaking Numbers, Heartwarming Images

Dorian de Wind | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Dorian de Wind

The numbers vary, depending on the source, and they continue to change as more time goes by -- generally for the worse. But one thing does not change: the horror and the suffering these numbers represent.

The Typhoon and Global Warming

Mike Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mike Smith

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The World Cries With the Philippines

Esperanza Garcia | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Esperanza Garcia

As a response to the Typhoon, my friends and I collaborated our efforts and created the "Bundles of Joy and Letters of Hope" project the day after Haiyan had hit. We are a group of young women mobilizing deliver essential supplies to the Haiyan survivors.

Supertyphoon Haiyan Redux

Bill Chameides | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

The destruction wrought by Haiyan, as its category 5 designation indicates, is catastrophic. Possibly beyond catastrophic, if there is such a thing. What caused such a destructive storm?

Philippines' Real Economic Achilles Hill: An Educational Crisis?

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

What is often missed in the ongoing debate over the Philippines' economic trajectory is the necessity to revive the educational sector which is crucial to producing a high-quality workforce for high-end investments from abroad.

Namaste

Hilary Walke | Posted 10.23.2013 | Travel
Hilary Walke

As I packed my backpack with wanderlust in my eyes and adventure in my heart, I dreamed of all the places I could bring yoga on my eight-month trip across Asia.

A Journey to the Rice Terraces of Batad

Clint Johnston | Posted 08.01.2013 | Travel
Clint Johnston

The terraces of Batad are a stunning scene to behold, sculpted like giant staircases from the mountains of Ifugao. Considered a backpackers Mecca by many, the rice terraces are a worthwhile journey. My journey to Batad began atop a jeepney, which was a unique experience in itself.

The Best of Summer Travel

Gogobot | Posted 06.27.2013 | Travel
Gogobot

Fireworks displays, Slip 'N Slides and soft serve ice cream: summer's here. Check out the best seasonal destinations.

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.

Anna Almendrala

Next Major Foodie Trend?

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.17.2014 | Los Angeles

Nose-to-tail cooking, funky fermented ingredients and pickled-everything. Filipino food has all the trappings of the next big "it-cuisine" in the Unit...

Anthonia Akitunde

Why You Should Consider Retiring To Southeast Asia

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...