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OP-ED: Schools Bring Hope in Devastated Philippines

By Kate Donovan Reprint | | |<p>Aerial view of Tacloban after Typhoon Haiyan. Credit: Russell Watkins/ UK Department for International Development/ CC …

Philippines: Aeta people fight mining companies - video

For the Aeta, a group of indigenous people from the Luzon region of the Philippines, land is a source of food, water and income. But the activities of mining companies in Zambales province, which have destroyed forestry and disrupted the local ecosystem, threaten to change the traditional way of …

Christmas in The Philippines - Part 1

A Guest Post by Johanna Castro<p>We love The Philippines at any time of year, but if you’re thinking of traveling to The Philippines during the …

Philippines mayor shot dead in airport attack

A mayor from the southern Philippines, his wife and two others including a boy less than two years old have been fatally shot in a daring attack at a Manila airport terminal that also wounded four other people.<p>Manila airport general manager Jose Angel Honrado said men on a motorcycle fired at Ukol …

YouTube Stars Unite in Song for Philippines

In November, the world watched in horror as the Philippines was pounded by Typhoon Haiyan. While the outcry for aid has been met by an incredible …

Philippines: survivors of typhoon Haiyan salvage the spirit of Christmas

When typhoon Haiyan tore through the southern Philippines last month, destroying towns, lives and livelihoods, the early Christmas decorations did not stand a chance.<p>Maria Rose, a Filipino sociologist, had set up early for this year's festivities. Nothing is left.<p>"The typhoon destroyed my tree and …

Shopping spree is a necessity for typhoon-hit city in Philippines

Tacloban, in the Philippines, a city of survivors, is also, by extension, a city of shoppers. People here lost almost everything, and now, they're in a rush to buy it back. Two months after a typhoon mangled it, its shopping scene is perhaps the most encouraging barometer of recovery. Thousands …

The best books on the Philippines: start your reading here

Dusk is the first novel in José's acclaimed Rosales Saga, five books that follow the fortunes of one family through 100 years of Philippine history.<p>The story begins during the last days of Spanish rule and ends with the entry of America as the new colonial master. It recounts the lives and …

100 Britons under investigation over Philippines child sexual abuse

More than 100 Britons are under investigation for streaming live child abuse from the Philippines, according to the National Crime Agency.<p>So far 17 Britons have been arrested in Operation Endeavour, which has spanned 12 countries.<p>British police have joined forces with Australian and US …

Philippines-based paedophile ring that streamed live child sex abuse smashed

An international paedophile ring that streamed live child abuse from the Philippines has been broken after a joint operation involving British, Australian and US police.<p>The UK's National Crime Agency said 29 people had been arrested, including 17 Britons, as part of a two-year investigation …

Philippines child sex ring cracked with three Australians arrested

Three Australians have been arrested after federal police helped crack an organised crime ring that streamed live footage of child sex abuse from the Philippines.<p>A joint operation between the Australian Federal Police (AFP), the UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) and the US Immigration and Customs …

UK paedophiles pay to watch webcam child sex abuse in Philippines

Jan 16, 2014, 08:59 AM<p>The National Crime Agency has revealed how it's targeting Britons who pay to watch children being sexually abused via web-cams. …

Facebook Rolls Out Zero Data Charge Access in the Philippines

Facebook is offering free access to Philippine smartphone users, effective October 31.<p>The launch marks the first time Facebook has granted Asian …

Manila, Philippines

Luzon, Philippines

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Every New Day Comes From Some Other Day's End

Two Areas

Fort Santiago

Elegance

Steel Church

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Reflections (Manila Yacht Club)

Manila Cathedral

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Corregidor (101)

Panagbenga 2013: A Blooming Odyssey in Baguio

Baguio City, the summer capital of the Philippines will bloom again this February as it stage the 18th year of Panagbenga Flower Festival. …

Panagbenga 2013

Vigan, Philippines