Drug Lord’s Arrest Shifts Focus to ‘El Mayo’ – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalIsmael Zambada, right, is seen in a 1993 photo released by Mexico’s Federal Secretary of Public Safety. Associated Press. MEXICO CITY—The capture of Mexico’s most-wanted drug-cartel boss puts…

‘Davos Man’ is coming to Manila in May – InterAksyon

InterAksyonIn a press briefing today, Sushant Palakurthi Rao, World Economic Forum (WEF) head for Southeast Asia, said Manila will push through with hosting the East Asia meeting of the world’s…

Philippine court says online snooping illegal – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines Supreme Court said online surveillance by authorities is illegal without a court order and that online libel is a criminal offense, in a…

17 Developing Countries That Love Social Media More than the US – LiveScience.com

LiveScience.comThe U.S. may be the birthplace of Facebook, but Americans are far from the most social–network obsessed people on the planet. Egypt, Russia, the Philippines and 14 other developing countries…

New ‘Survivor’ cast includes famous faces, teams – Fox News

Fox News“Survivor” hits the beach this February for its 28th season, pitting 18 brand-new castaways against each other in a Brains vs. Beauty vs. Brawn twist. The CBS reality staple…

WWII soldier who hid in jungle for 29 years dies at 91 – CBS News

CBS NewsIn this March, 1974 photo, Hiroo Onoda, center, salutes after handing over his military sword on Lubang Island, Philippines, when he comes out of hiding in the jungle. AP…

Japanese WWII soldier who hid in jungle for 29 years dies – USA TODAY

USA TODAYFormer Japanese Imperial Army soldier Hiroo Onoda has died at the age of 91 — roughly 40 years after he stopped fighting World War II. Onoda, the last Japanese…

Britain disrupts Philippines online child abuse ring – USA TODAY

USA TODAYLONDON — Britain’s National Crime Agency has broken up an international crime group that live-streamed child sexual abuse from the Philippines. The agency said the joint investigation with authorities…

Authorities Break up International Pedophile Ring – ABC News

ABC NewsChild abuse investigators in Britain, the United States and Australia have dismantled an organized crime group that live-streamed child sexual abuse to order from the Philippines. Britain’s National Crime…

Philippines web abuse ring smashed in UK-led operation – BBC News

BBC NewsA paedophile ring that streamed live child abuse from the Philippines over the internet has been broken up after an operation by UK police and their counterparts in Australia…

UN chief calls on donor nations to ramp up aid to typhoon-battered Philippines – ABC Online

ABC OnlineUnited Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on donor nations to ramp up aid to the typhoon-battered Philippines as it grapples with a funding shortfall on the long road…

UN Urges More Aid for Philippine Typhoon Recovery – ABC News

ABC NewsU.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is urging the international community to ramp up aid for the Philippines’ typhoon reconstruction, saying “we must not allow this to be another forgotten…

Typhoon Haiyan: an aid worker’s diary of a disaster – The Guardian

The GuardianAid agency worker Sandra Bulling was part of a team that flew to the Philippines when it was hit by the devastating storm last month. This is what she…

Ban calls for more funds – Stuff.co.nz

Stuff.co.nzON THE SCENE: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon waves to the residents after inspecting a devastated area of Fatima village at Tacloban city, central Philippines. Relevant offers. Asia. Four dead in…

Kerry downplays dispute with China in East China Sea – Reuters UK

Reuters UKHANOI (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday the United States would speak out when countries “raised the temperature” through unilateral actions in territorial disputes,…

Philippines bus crash kills 21 – BBC News

BBC NewsAt least 21 people have been killed and several others injured after a bus fell off an elevated motorway onto a van in the Philippine capital, Manila, officials say.…

President Obama Called President Aquino of the Philippines

This from The White House: President Obama put in a call to President Aquino of the Philippines in the wake of the typhoon disaster. This is the White House Press…

Typhoon Haiyan Leaves Philippines A Wreck

Typhoon Haiyan has left the Philippines a wreck, with reports and reports of bodies floating around in high water floods that, in some cases, have not subsided, and in other…

Typhoon Haiyan Philippines Relief Efforts: Donate Here

Typhoon Haiyan has hit the Philippines so hard that the 500-mile-wide, 200 MPH winds storm has reportedly killed 10,000 people, and sent over 125,000 into shelters. The number of injured…

Paris Hilton Update: Reality TV Hit, India Visit, River Viiperi, Beach Club

Paris Hilton. We can tell she’s growing up, because the tabloids aren’t paying any attention to her. Remember, the only time Paris seemed to get any rabid attention was when…

Human Trafficking In Asia: Case Study

This is a paper I wrote for my Contemporary Global Issues class regarding Human Trafficking in South East Asia. If you would like to see my bibliography don’t hesitate to…

Manny Pacquiao Wins

Manny Pacquiao won last night against Juan Manuel Marquez. Filipinos in America and in the Philippines were filled with joy and celebrating – even the president of the Philippines praised…

Is Water Shortage Real?

This is a paper I wrote for my Contemporary Global Issues Class regarding Water Shortage. I am not including the bibliography, as this is a blog post, but if you…