The Importance Of Festivals and Culture

Danielle Cuaycong | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Cuaycong

Whilst festivals in other parts of the world have a sole emphasis on getting drunk and making a mess, this festival has an emphasis on thinking about Mother Nature and authentic enjoyment. With the soulful music, gleaming blue skies and an intense focus on giving back to the community, this festival is unique to the Philippines and is a remarkable hidden gem.

A Mysterious Blob Has Washed Ashore In The Philippines

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Tech

A giant, hairy blob that washed ashore in the Philippines has baffled locals. Some suggested it looked like a huge Shih Tzu, or even Appa, a fictional...

What Can We Expect From Drug Policy Reform In 2017?

Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK
Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch

Twenty-seventeen is poised to be a challenging year for drug policy reform. Extrajudicial killings have surpassed 7,000 in the Philippines, 140 lives ...

7 Utterly WTF Things The President Of The Philippines Has Said

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK

The president of the Philippines has said he once threw a man out of a helicopter - and would not hesitate to do it again. Reuters reported that Rodri...

Marcos's Burial And The Cancer Of Philippine Politics

Sai Villafuerte | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Politics
Sai Villafuerte

This solidarity is something our country so needs. I stand amongst many Filipinos today who revoke Marcos's hero status. Marcos is not our hero. We shall never forget.

Philippines President Compares Himself To Hitler And Vows To Slaughter 3 Million Drug Addicts

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has compared himself to Hitler and has issued an escalating series of threats against drug dealers in his war aga...

Is the Philippines Really Ready To Break From Colonialism?

Sai Villafuerte | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK
Sai Villafuerte

Politics is often likened to child-play and it's an accurate allegory, to say the least. Stanley Kubrick's Cold War classic, Dr. Strangelove, gives an...

Rodrigo Duterte: The Double-Edged Sword

Sai Villafuerte | Posted 30.08.2016 | UK
Sai Villafuerte

There is much to say about this Nixon-style war on drugs. But what about Dutertenomics? Indeed, much of the discourse has been overshadowed by the slew of state-sponsored killings. By focusing too hard on the reactions coming from the drug war, it can be difficult to realise the counter-narratives surrounding other policy areas.

A Backpacker's Guide to Beautiful Boracay

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Boracay is one of the most popular beach destinations in the Philippines. Located just a few kilometres from the Western Visayas region, this island is a dreamy paradise, one which isn't short of eager visitors each year. But don't be put off by its popularity; travel smart and you won't have to pay premium prices.

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 09.12.2016 | 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 13.11.2016 | 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 08.11.2016 | 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 06.11.2016 | 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 01.11.2016 | 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 30.10.2016 | 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 04.09.2016 | 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 10.07.2016 | 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 08.06.2016 | 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.