In the Philippines, where the intersection between faith and politics has long shaped the country's development, the debate surrounding a family planning bill is pitting the president of the country against the influential Catholic Church.
Benigno Aquino III was inaugurated Wednesday after a solid win in May's Philippines election enshrined him as one of the country’s most popular leaders. A larger task will be to emerge from his parents' shadow.
Benigno Aquino III was sworn in Wednesday as the Philippines' 15th president. Benigno Aquino was joined by diplomats from more than 80 countries and two former Philippine presidents at the ceremony.
Philippine election results 2010 are mostly in. Presidential candidate Sen. Benigno Aquino leads with 40 percent and Joseph Estrada follows with 26 percent.
Spoken English is no longer the official language in the Philippines. Filipino businesses bemoan the loss of Filipino English speakers. The government is responding with mandatory English proficiency classes in schools.
The leading candidate in early Philippine election results, Benigno Aquino, was not able to cast his vote because an electronic voting machine malfunctioned.
Top candidates in next week's Philippines election have all cast themselves as the anticorruption leader. But they're focusing less on reform than on entertaining voters with singers, dancers, balloons, and prize giveaways.
New computerized electronic voting machines are meant to prevent fraud in Philippines election in May. But in tests, the voting machines rejected ballots and failed to connect to the cell phone networks to transmit results.
Philippines President Gloria Arroyo and two candidates hoping to succeed her next year are visiting refugees ahead of the imminent Mayon volcano eruption, both showing sympathy for the refugees' plight and associating themselves with a smooth evacuation.