Tuesday, May 22, 2007

This Week in the Philippines #2

Vote-Rigging, Medical Tourism, and Human Trafficking: Shaken, Not Stirred

Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo shows her finger marked with indelible ink after casting her vote in her hometown of Lubao. (Source: Corbis)

Philippines Probing Election Cheating
After the dust settles from the May 14th elections, allegations of vote-rigging abound.

The Philippine Peso Gains on the Dollar

Remittances and foreign investments are credited.

The Emerging
Industry of Medical Tourism in Asia
High-quality medical care on the cheap, and afterwards you can get a facial and relax on a private beach.

Four Jailed on Human Trafficking

The Philippine justice system lives up to its name.

UN Criticizes Japan on Sex Slaves
Japan denies involvement in government-sanctioned forced prostitution of women across Asia for its soldiers during WWII.

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