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The Philippines

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 04.19.2013 | 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...

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.