Stories about Philippines
"An attack on the library is an attack on the very heart of the University itself."
"Indigenous Peoples should not be sacrificed on the altar of development aggression, which would just benefit big businesses and Chinese investors."
"It’s so inspiring and hopeful to think about how Trese is going to open so many doors for other local artists who are dreaming to get their works published."
Filipino weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz makes history for winning the Philippines’ first ever Olympic gold medal
"A woman unfairly included in the drug matrix wins the first Olympic gold medal for the Philippines. Coincidence or a foretelling? The last man standing is a woman."
A survey by one rights group found that about 40,000 foreign domestic workers were given no rest days during the pandemic, and 20,000 were given only one day off per...
These films feature the struggles of various communities across the Asia-Pacific region as they defend their lands, environment and cultural heritage.
Two organizers of the historic 1994 Manila Pride shared their reflections about the legacy of the protest and the continuing struggle to fight for LGBT+ rights
In a span of less than three weeks, around 800 community pantries have been set up nationwide to help those in need amidst worsening COVID-hit economy, sparking government backlash.
Rampant impunity means that accountability for attacks against activists and journalists is virtually non-existent.
A virtual exhibit features a student-led uprising at The Philippines' top university 50 years ago that has become a symbol of resistance to dictatorial rule and oppression.
"We are an innocent island in a lake in Laguna and we have nothing to do with Titans."
The government has discouraged family reunions, church gatherings and even prohibited the holding of Christmas parties.
"This is what happens when we have leaders who consent and encourage such behavior from policemen."
"We were forced to turn our backs for one hour while evidence was being planted."
"We halt our classes and academic work to amplify our call for justice and for the ouster of Duterte."
#NasaanAngPangulo (#WhereIsThePresident) and #OustDuterteNow trended on Twitter as Filipinos criticized the absence of President Rodrigo Duterte amid the successive typhoons that hit the Philippines this month.
Mobile phones are a reliable way for families to exchange information during disasters in the Philippines when power and communication services break down by strong winds and flooding.
"Saddened by Zara Alvarez's murder in Bacolod. Her daughter is now an orphan. The communities she served as a health worker and human rights advocate are orphaned too."
Defying threats of arrests, thousands protested President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address to condemn the slow, incompetent and militarist government response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Our dreams and future, these are the things they took away from us. I’ve worked so hard for this. But it’s gone in an instant. You are inhumane!”