Philippines

Watch The Moment A Sailor Found The Mummified Body Of A Man Aboard A Ghost Yacht

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK

Footage has emerged of the terrifying moment a sailor discovered the mummified body of a man on a ghost yacht which had been adrift in the Pacific Oce...

'Mummified' Sailor May Have Died VERY Recently

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK

A mummified man found aboard a ghost yacht floating in the Pacific Ocean may have died from a heart attack just one week before his body was found. ...

'Mummified' Sailor Had Penned Tragic Final Letter To Dead Wife Claudia

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK

Warning: Graphic image A mummified adventurer found aboard a ghost yacht had penned a final message to his dead wife recalling their 30-year romanc...

Eerie Picture Shows 'Mummified' Man Who Was Found Sailing The World

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK

Warning: graphic image The mummified body of a German adventurer has been discovered on board his yacht, seven years after the vessel was last spot...

Pacquiao To Try Election Strategy That Doesn't Involve Comparing Gays To Animals

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK Politics

Former boxing champion Manny Pacquiao publicly apologised on Tuesday after the fighter was floored by criticism over his description of homosexuals as...

What Happened to Women and Girls During Typhoon Haiyan?

Mairi MacRae | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK
Mairi MacRae

I was half way across the world from my family in the Philippines when Typhoon Haiyan wreaked havoc two years ago. As a Filipina citizen it was hard to see the footage; to hear my family talk about the devastation and the people they couldn't get in touch with. In some ways it was even harder knowing what was going to happen next.

The Philippines - A Secret Paradise

Black Tomato | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

All the buzz surrounding these isles is starting to make sense now, right? But ignore the background noise for now and follow our guide. These are the spots you have to see; if you time it right, you might just have them all to yourself...

Two Years After Haiyan: Searching for Justice From Rich Countries

Renee Karunungan | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK
Renee Karunungan

The mass grave in Tacloban during Haiyan's first anniversary. The mass grave in Tacloban are lined with white crosses. Survivors who chose to remembe...

Super-Typhoon Haiyan - Two Years On

Melanie Hargreaves | Posted 08.11.2015 | UK
Melanie Hargreaves

Just days after the storm hit, I was there on the ground visiting affected people with our emergency response teams. Nothing could have prepared me for what I was to witness - the warm, festering smells; the brown, damp rubble strewn as far as the eye could see; the body bags lying in the streets and the desperation in peoples' faces.

Asia Needs Strong Climate Agreement to Survive

Renee Karunungan | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK
Renee Karunungan

Many countries in Asia are extremely vulnerable to climate change. For this reason, the Conference of Parties (COP) 21 which will be happening in Dece...

Sailing By: Trouble in The South China Sea

Alistair Burnett | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

Most eyes may still be on Syria as the epicentre of global tension, but the temperature just rose in South China Sea too where several countries, including China, lay claim to the same waters.

12 Under-Reported News Stories You Need To Know About

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 24.10.2015 | UK

The age of the 24-hour rolling news channel is one in which it would seem almost impossible to miss a beat on world events in which governments topple...

Birdwatchers 'May Have Found The Skeleton Of The MH370 Pilot'

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK

Details from the reported discovery of plane wreckage on a remote island in the Philippines have stirred suspicions it could be linked to the doomed M...

China's Big Parade: Evidence of Expansionist Threat?

Alistair Burnett | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK
Alistair Burnett

For the first time ever, China has held a military parade, complete with its most modern missiles and watched over by 30 visiting Heads of State, to m...

American WWII Veteran's Tearful Plea

Yumiko Sato | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Yumiko Sato

After the funeral I said good-bye to George and thanked him for sharing his memories with me. He shook my hand tightly. His eyes were filled with tears.

Plant Appetite: El Nido Resorts, Lagen Island, Palawan, Philippines

Rupert Parker | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

El Nido, in the northernmost tip of mainland Palawan, Philippines, is composed of 45 islands with Lagen home to a magical eco-resort that takes your breath away.

Planet Appetite: Madrid Fusion Stages an Asian Version of its Gastro Summit in Manila, Philippines

Rupert Parker | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

For once fusion means exactly what it says - bring some of Spain's most renowned Michelin-starred chefs to Manila, the Philippines capital, mix with local chefs and ingredients, and the splendid result is Madrid Fusion Manila's three day event of master classes, presentations, tastings and pop-up dinners.

Why We All Need to Own the 'V' Word

Philip Goodwin | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK
Philip Goodwin

This says to me that we need to take volunteering out of the margins and into the mainstream. We in the sector have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to redefine volunteering for the next few decades at least.

Planet Appetite: Madrid Fusion International Gastronomy Summit 2015, Spain

Rupert Parker | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

We've all heard of those grand Chinese banquets with innumerable courses including delicacies like sea slugs and bird's nests, but at Madrid Fusion this year I caught a glimpse of the future. Goods from China dominate our shops but my suspicion is that Chinese food is going to take over our restaurant menus - and I don't mean chop suey and egg fried rice.

For Zlatan

Marko Kasic | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Sport
Marko Kasic

Zlatan does not know who I am. There is no reason why he should. But then, without Football, the world would not know who Zlatan is. Football, genius and valour have granted him an opportunity to catalyse a movement bigger than the game. Bigger than the UN. Bigger than Zlatan.

Now the Storm Has Passed

Nigel Chapman | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK
Nigel Chapman

Just over one year ago a storm of epic proportions devastated the Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, thought to be strongest storm to ever make landfall, took the lives of more than 6,200 people and affected over 14 million people across 44 provinces. This included some 5 million children, out of which 1.7 million were displaced. A matter of weeks after Haiyan had wreaked havoc across the country I went to visit the affected areas on behalf of Plan International. Driving out of Tacloban airport, the scenes left an indelible and vivid impression.

One Year After Typhoon Haiyan; Hope Without Justice

Marko Kasic | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK
Marko Kasic

For the few that fight against another Haiyan happening, hope and current action is not enough. More than offering help to the people of the Philippines, thre is a need to call for justice. If we don't have the will to fight for justice, we must at least lend a voice to all those like Yeb Sano, who do fight. Because just like poverty, restoring hope to natural calamity victims cannot be an act of charity, it must be an act of justice.

The Long Road to Recovery After Typhoon Haiyan

Tanya Barron | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK
Tanya Barron

A year ago, a storm of biblical proportions devastated the Philippines. In Tacloban, one of the worst hit cities, it shattered Bernadeth's house and brought havoc to her community. For months, the teenager and her family stayed in an evacuation centre.

This Is Officially The World's Best Island

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Introducing Palawan, the greatest island that the world has to offer. The gem in the Philippines' crown, Palawan is a beautiful island which is hom...

Why You Shouldn't Swim With Baited Whale Sharks in the Philippines

Maria Sowter | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Sowter

There's only one thing I can tell you about the town of Oslob in the Philippines: don't go. There is a tendency amongst travel bloggers to over romanticise, but I wouldn't want to lie to you.