It takes about eleven hours to fly direct from Honolulu to Manila. But if you’re making travel plans for anytime soon, you may be in for an unpleasant surprise. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.
Bill Dorman has been the news director of Hawai‘i Public Radio since February 2011. Born in New York City, he spent 21 years at CNN in various positions behind the scenes and on the air in Atlanta, New York, Washington DC, and Tokyo, Japan. He was also managing editor of Asia Pacific Broadcast for Bloomberg News for five years before moving to Hawai‘i in 2009. He’s covered stories from more than twenty countries and territories.
Next year is an election year — there’s a governor’s race here in Hawaiʻi — plus the legislative elections. Nationally, there are mid-term congressional elections. And in the Philippines, the race for the presidency is drawing a growing number of locally famous names.