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Shaking Down Manila

If a major earthquake were to hit Metro Manila in the Philippines, bulging with 25.5 million people in the greater urban area, they would likely have to fend for themselves, according to a new report by the Man... Read More...
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Super Typhoon + Manila = Disaster

Last November, Super Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as Yolanda, slammed into the Visayas region of the Philippines, taking more than 6,300 lives and resulting in US$2.86 billion in property damage.  What would h... Read More...
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Manila Traffic Madness

For anybody who has ever tried to navigate a car through Manila’s heaving traffic, dodging jeepneys, smoking buses, weaving motorcyclists and rapacious traffic policemen, brace yourself. In what critics are calling Armageddon in the packed city, the Metro M... Read More...
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Manila’s Mouldering Tourist District

At the Badonkadonk bar in Manila’s historic Ermita district, a lone tourist sits on the balcony at sunset. The tortured cry of a drunken karaoke singer nearby competes with an Alicia Keys video on the club’s wi... Read More...