Manila

A Taxi Driver's Guide to Peace in the Philippines

Phil Vernon | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK
Phil Vernon

Taking full advantage of the opportunity for peace in the Philippines will require a sustained effort on the part of central and local governments, by the rebel movements, as well as in civil society and the business community, over many years. Some of the factors they will need to take into account were identified at by our taxi driver last night.

Planet Appetite: A New World of Food in the Philippines

Rupert Parker | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Compared to its South Asian neighbours, Filipino cuisine is relatively unknown but the regional food of the Philippines is well worth exploring with its distinctive sour, salty and sweet flavours.

The Week That Was: Weathering the Storm

Carla Buzasi | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Carla Buzasi

As I type, the death toll in the Philippines stands at a suspected 1,200 people, with an expectation that that number can only grow. Bodies lie in rivers; towns have been razed to the ground thanks to Typhoon Haiyan wreaking havoc across a country that needs no introduction to the devastation a natural disaster can cause. Having family living in Manila myself, I am used to paying more attention than the average Brit each time the country makes headlines, whether that be for earthquakes, kidnappings, civil unrest or charges of corruption. This time round, the whole world has its focus.

Caroline Frost

DOCUMENTARY: How COULD This Happen?

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK Entertainment

The PUMA Impact Award seeks to recognise and honour the documentary that has made the most significant social impact over the last year, and HuffPostU...

Child Protection Needed to Prevent Second Philippines Storm

Janis Ridsdel | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK
Janis Ridsdel

Nearly 780,000 villagers are now living in the ruins of their homes or in evacuation centres - more than the population of Leeds. The current level of assistance is nothing compared to the needs despite scores of Filipino citizens volunteering their time and personal resources, adding to the response by government, UN and non-governmental agencies.

A Week to Celebrate Life-Saving Earth Sciences

Emma Wigley | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK Tech
Emma Wigley

Beleaguered families in Metro Manila for instance are forced to reside on flood plains simply because they cannot afford to live anywhere else. For them, life is all about coping with and adjusting to the turmoil and chaos the rainy season brings, and hoping they will survive it.

Now Is the Time to Take Natural Disasters Seriously

Tony Cunningham | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Politics
Tony Cunningham

The recent floods in Manila reminded me that we are at the whim of natural disasters and our changing climate

Philippines Floods - Eyewitness In the Field

Emma Wigley | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK
Emma Wigley

Waking up this morning in my Manila-based hotel, I was relieved to hear the rain had finally died down.

WATCH: Budget Filipino Plane Overshoots Runway

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 17.02.2012 | UK Comedy

The Airphil Express Airbus A320 from Manila was set to land at Kalibo airport on the island of Panay without rolling on to the grass. It didn't. R...

Five-Foot Filipino Traffic Warden Dresses Up As Santa Claus, Dances On The Job (PICTURES)

Huffington Post | Alastair Plumb | Posted 07.12.2011 | UK Comedy

Traffic wardens aren't traditionally known for their good cheer, but Ramiro Hinojas isn't your average traffic warden - not with his Santa Claus outfi...