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 |

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 |

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 |

Click image to view larger version. In this digital age, it’s easy to forget that there is a staggering amount of physical goods moving across the globe. Most trade—80 percent by volume—moves…

David Lawrence |

The report says that a highly-educated, healthier and skilled workforce will enhance productivity.Economic news coming from the Philippines is surprisingly positive, and this has not gone…

Rogier van den Brink |

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David Lawrence |

We know the impact of violence can last generations. We also know that people can be affected by repeated cycles of conflict and instability. The result is that the poor get poorer and become less…

Ed Bell |