Several countries around the world (notably Australia and Canada) have migration points systems- score above some points threshold and you can come in, score below and you can’t. This has…

David McKenzie |

Hot on the heels of Hurricane Sandy, Typhoon Bopha lashed the shores of the Philippines earlier this month, leaving 900 dead and 80, 000 homeless. Extreme weather is becoming the norm. The World…

Mabruk Kabir |

Photo from Aktionsbündnis gegen Aids through a Creative Commons license It was Christmas dinner two years ago, in 2010, among my gay friends. I just came back from an expat assignment in the US,…

Chris Lagman |

After months of preparation, the Sanitation Hackathon weekend is upon us.In dozens of countries around the world, IT and sanitation experts will join forces for an intensive brainstorming and…

Sanitation Hackathon Team |

You are walking inside a mall when suddenly you feel the call of nature. What do you do? You desperately look for signs pointing to the nearest toilet. But what if you are not in the mall? What if…

Juned Sonido |

"After four decades, peace is within reach. Let's grasp it with both hands and never let go, " said Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, during the signing of the…

Dave Llorito |

I have been guided by a teacher even before I was born.  My mother was a teacher. 

Nor Gonzales |

       High unemployment in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) largely reflects the growth deficit.  While China has been growing at 10 percent for a decade and has unemployment below 5…

Caroline Freund |

Noel Aspras in the Philippines says that "even the lowliest of farmers owns a cellphone now" because it has become a necessity. Watch the video below. When I lost my mobile phone two…

Justine Espina-Letargo |

For fun, suppose you were a software developer, and you came up with a terrific idea to communicate public transit information. For example, imagine your city experiences frequent floods, and you…

Holly Krambeck |