The Philippines

Israel and ASEAN Relations: Opportunities and Obstacles

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 20.11.2016 | UK
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Despite a lack of publicity, for several years Israel has silently and cautiously cultivated deep-running political and economic cooperation with ASEA...

Exploring the Philippines: Surprises in Cebu City

Maria Sowter | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Sowter

Cebu City is uncharacteristic of the white sand and crystal clear waters experience that otherwise dominates one's idea of the Philippines. From the Cebu International Airport it sprawls, though relatively compact in size, as an urban metropolis that contrasts with the smaller more rural or seaside towns.

Pope Francis Is Popping Up All Over The Place

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK

The Pope has been popping up all over the place in the Philippines to pose for selfies with fans. Or so it would appear. Life-size cardboard cu...

Why Domestic Workers From the Philippines Don't Watch Football

Neil Durkin | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK
Neil Durkin

Compare and contrast. In a few years' time several hundred professional footballers from all over the world will arrive in the Gulf state of Qatar to take part in the 2022 World Cup... Meanwhile, during the same period in mid-2022, it's very likely that several hundred other overseas workers will arrive at the always-overcrowded Doha International Airport.

Philippines: "We Can Stop This Madness"

Richard Reoch | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Richard Reoch

In an undiplomatic, tearful outburst at the current UN Climate Change conference, The Philippines representative told delegates their meetings have been called "an annual gathering of carbon-intensive useless frequent flyers." Judging by the successive failure of these international gatherings to reverse humanity's disastrous trajectory, many observers would agree with that frank assessment.

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

States 'Extinguishing' Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Davinder Kumar | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK
Davinder Kumar

Globally, although the indigenous peoples represent only about 5 per cent of the world's population, they occupy one-fifth of entire earth's territory from the Arctic to the South Pacific. Despite their hold over vast swathes of land, indigenous peoples make up 15 per cent of the world's poor and one-third of the world's 900 million extremely poor rural people.

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...