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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 | Food

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.

The Philippines Spamdex - How An Election Could Be Decided By Tinned Meat.

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

MANILA, Philippines - Manuel Villar is one of the front runners in next week's national election. He makes much of his humble roots. Born in a squalid...

Adam Carolla, US Comedian, Attacks Pacquiao, Angers Philippines

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

US Comedian Adam Carolla has angered Filipinos after saying the country had nothing going for it no except sex tourism and boxing hero Manny Pacquiao ...

What a Way to Spend Easter: Which Way to the Crucifixion?

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

"Which way to the crucifixions?" Our driver asked some rickshaw drivers. San Fernando has now become internationally known for its Good Friday blood spilling and nailing. In typical Filipino style, it's a mixture of pure devotion and Mardi Gras.

Imelda Marcos Seeks Comeback In Philippine Elections

AP | JIM GOMEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BATAC, Philippines — Imelda Marcos, the former first lady forever associated with diamonds and a huge shoe collection, put on a bright orange tu...

Who is this guy? Philippines President Elect - Mr Vanilla of Manila

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

With his penchant for badly fitting shirts, dorky hair style, and complete lack of personal charisma, Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino appears the most unlikel...

Manny Pacquiao: People's Champ or Chump?

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Virginia M. Moncrieff

Fiercely competitive and tenacious, Manny Pacquiao is widely considered as the best boxer in the world, having won seven different weight classes.

Philippines School Torched By Angry Parents

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MANILA, Philippines — A group of parents torched a school in the central Philippines after complaining their children weren't given the food pro...

Countries Under Tsunami Warning

Posted 05.25.2011 | World


Filipina Maid Faces Execution in Kuwait

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mya Guarnieri

In Kuwait, the clock is ticking for a Filipina maid who faces execution. Jakatia Pawa, a Muslim from a southern province of the Philippines was con...