President Obama made Tokyo his first stop on tour of Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines. The trip is the latest step in a stated policy shift toward Asia and away from a decade of war in Iraq and…
By Domenico Montanaro, Terence Burlij, Rachel Wellford and Simone Pathe
Voters in southwest Florida’s 19th congressional district head to the polls Tuesday to elect candidates to replace resigned Republican Rep. Trey Radel. Radel, the freshman member who was caught buying cocaine in Washington, D.C., the first member of Congress to…
By Anya van Wagtendonk
In a landmark decision Tuesday, the Philippine Supreme Court ended a months-long legal battle with Catholic leaders when it upheld a bill that provided free contraception and sexual education to its nation’s poorest citizens.
Shortages in the American health care system are raising demand for foreign nurses, who can unknowingly face great risk in finding a way to get to the United States. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from the Philippines about…
By Hari Sreenivasan and PBS NewsHour
Filipino divers disappear into water as opaque as chocolate milk as they blindly dig in search of gold trapped in muddy sediment. It's risky business: As miners go deeper, underwater tunnels could collapse or the compressor that provides air may…
By Richard C. Paddock
SANTA MILAGROSA, Philippines -- Brian Mullaton is 13 years old and makes his living by diving into deep, muddy holes.
By Larry C. Price
In the Philippines, people desperate to make a living dive into muddy waters in makeshift mines in search of gold.
By Justin Scuiletti
By Fred de Sam Lazaro
ANGAT, Philippines -- To Antonio "Tony" Meloto, migration is both culprit and symptom of the entrenched poverty in the Philippines. It is a poverty of self-esteem as much as anything material, he adds.
By Larisa Epatko
Even in countries that are reeling from natural disasters or conflict, children desire the same thing: a place to congregate and play ... and sometimes party.
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