Posts Tagged: "Philippines"

The Perils of a Tourism Boom: Palawan’s Popularity Problem

Palawan’s Popularity Problem: An Interview with Photographer Duncan Murrell This past fall (autumn for those outside North America), I was lured to Palawan, a culturally and ecologically rich archipelago in the Philippines made up of nearly 2,000 islands. Seeing the name pop up repeatedly on “world’s best islands” and “world’s best beaches” lists in recent […]

Sex Trade and Trafficking: The Philippines

When it comes to Southeast Asia, the Philippines has never stood alone in the issues of poverty. Further complicating these issues was the direct hit on the Philippines in late 2013 by Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). The typhoon in the Atlantic devastated the region and was recorded as the deadliest typhoon to hit the Philippines. […]