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Jessa Balote, 15, was used to a hard hand-to-mouth existence. She had been scavenging for recyclable trash in the streets of Tondo since she was 7, helping to feed a brood of six. Today Jessa is a professional ballerina, dancing to lift an entire family out of poverty. Watch her journey here.
The Philippines' actions in relation to the killing of the Taiwanese fisherman off Batanes has long-term effects on the military command, overseas employment, and its dispute with China over West Philippine Sea. Military historian Jose Antonio A. Custodio details these effects
A handful of marines living on a World War II-era ship that is grounded on a remote, tiny reef is the Philippines' last line of defense against China's efforts to control most of the South China Sea.
Even as the United States accuses China of military espionage and worries about Beijing's more strident posture in the Asia-Pacific region, the ties between the armed forces of the two nations have been getting closer.
Since the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman off Batanes on May 9, there has been no confirmed violence against OFWs directly linked to it, boosting the possibility -- as raised by an expert -- that Beijing may be fanning the heat as a test case as it continues its bullying in the South China S
A Singapore company supervisor caught on video slapping a male intern is in trouble after the clip went viral on the web and sparked a public outcry.
Olongapo City and the province of Zambales will have to make do without the Gordons and Magsaysays, at least temporarily.
DepEd launched the 2013 Brigada Eskwela, acclaimed as the perfect example of private resources being tapped for public services. Among the most active participants at the launch activity for Brigada at the Philippine School for the Deaf in Pasay City was the MVP Group, particularly TV5.
Two years short of 70, Zhang Guosheng spends his days caring for an 81-year-old fellow villager - washing his clothes, bringing meals to his bed, and keeping him company - a routine he'll keep up until he himself needs the type of care he is now giving.
Asia's flood-prone megacities should fund major drainage, water recycling, and waste reduction projects to stem deluges and secure clean supply for their booming populations, experts said Sunday.
The imbalance between eel stocks around the world and demand in Asia, where "unagi" has a prized place on Japan's sushi menu, is driving prices to caviar levels.
Chastened by the experience of Afghanistan, where hundreds of Saudis fought before returning to sow terror at home, the kingdom is battling to avoid similar blowback from the conflict in Syria, analysts say.
Those cute school supplies that pupils may be so fascinated with could be laden with brain-poisoning lead, a health and environment advocacy group warned Sunday.
Pope Francis on Saturday called for the respect of ethical values in public life and politics as their absence was 'hurting all of humanity.'
Poll watchdog Lente (Legal Network for Truthful Elections) said Friday the May 13 midterm elections left much to be desired, and there was 'no genuine' election, at least not in accordance with international standards of inclusiveness, transparency, accountability and public confidence.
Noting loopholes in measures curbing tobacco promotions across the region, the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) has called on all ASEAN governments to strictly ban all advertising, promotion, and sponsorship of tobacco products.
US researchers have detected for the first time the H1N1 virus in elephant seals off the coast of central California.
Got high blood pressure? Try hanging up your cell phone. A study found that talking on a mobile phone causes systolic blood pressure - the higher number in a blood pressure reading and the number doctors pay more attention to as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease - to rise significantly.