The Philippines is a country of more than 100 million people. Its history and its proximity to China have made it an important U.S. ally, but it's had its share of challenges.
Glendale Votes To Extend A Sales Tax Indefinitely
The Glendale city council is scheduled to vote Tuesday night on a measure to extend a temporary sales tax indefinitely.
The council approved the increase in June 2012, pushing the city sales tax to 2.9 percent. The tax increase of 0.7 percent generates about $27 million annually.
The tax was supposed to expire in 2017, City leaders say the extension is needed to help meet expected budget shortfalls.