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Philippines

Country archive · 357 posts


Latest stories about Philippines

20 April 2014

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Philippine Jeepney: World War II Surplus Vehicle that Became a Cultural Icon

The jeepney is the undisputed ‘King of the Road’ in the past half-century in the Philippines. Check out some creative designs and practical uses of this famous vehicle.

16 March 2014

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PHOTOS: Birdwatching in Southern Philippines

Birdwatching is more fun than Tweeting. Check out some of the wild birds from the southern island of Mindanao in the Philippines. Keep on birding!

24 February 2014

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Praise for Southeast Asia’s Winter Olympians

There is no winter in their respective countries but it did not prevent two athletes from the Philippines and East Timor from joining the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

17 February 2014

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Dancing and Rising for Justice in Southeast Asia

Thousands in Southeast Asia supported the 'One Billion Rising' campaign with many people calling for justice and the elimination of violence against women

14 February 2014

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‘Dolphin’ Marriage Proposal in the Philippines Angers Animal Rights Activists

Many Filipinos did not find it romantic to use a dolphin in a marriage proposal. Environmentalists described it as vandalism, unethical, and plain cruelty to animals

21 January 2014

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Philippine Typhoon Haiyan Victims Complain of Slow Relief and Substandard Shelters

Dead bodies are still being retrieved in the Visayas two months after typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines. Temporary shelters were also exposed to be overpriced and substandard

30 December 2013

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PHOTOS: Humans of Southeast Asia

Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York Facebook page has inspired many photographers in Southeast Asia to share photos and stories of ordinary people in the streets in their respective countries

26 December 2013

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Haze and Haiyan: Southeast Asia’s Deadly Disasters of 2013

Global Voices coverage of the transboundary haze pollution in Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia; and the deadly impact of super typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013

24 December 2013

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7 Rallies that Rocked Southeast Asia in 2013

Several Southeast Asian governments were confronted with big street protests in 2013. In Thailand, street protesters are still actively pushing for the ouster of the incumbent government

20 November 2013

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COP19: Fasting For The Climate

Bloggers and Twitter users attending the summit are reacting to Yeb Saño's hunger strike to pressure for meaningful progress at the UN climate talks.

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