Stories about Philippines from October, 2013
Everyone Suffers in Manila Traffic
Filipino journalist Iris Cecilia Gonzales writes about how people suffer from Manila's notorious street traffic: When one is stuck in traffic in Manila's streets, there's no escape. Everyone suffers — whether you're driving a sleek Rolls Royce or a moving piece of junk; whether it's with a red plate or...
PHOTOS: Hundreds Dead, Historic Churches Destroyed in Philippine Quake
"Our churches may have been destroyed but not our faith" became a popular online message in the Philippines after a strong earthquake hit the central part of the country
Across Rivers, Atop Mountains: A Constituency Unreachable via Internet
As a youth party representative in the Philippine Congress, Mong Palatino visited remote and impoverished communities in need of far more than an internet connection.
Hong Kong: 2010 Manila Hostage Incident and Banning Maid
Tom Grundy from Hong Wrong comments on the local community call for banning Filipino domestic workers’ working visa to pressure the Philippine President Aquino III to apologize to the 2010 Manila hostage Incident's victims and their families. The incident in 2010 was obviously awful and tragic and the authorities were...
Hong Kong Journalists Kicked Out of APEC After Questioning Philippine President
The journalists had asked President Aquino III if he would apologize to the victims and their families of the 2010 Manila hostage incident. Netizens and political groups call for a boycott.
Abuse, Low Wages and Little Freedom: The Life of Hong Kong's Foreign Maids
The case of Indonesian maid Kartika Puspitasari, who was assaulted and tortured by her employers has thrust the terrible living conditions of Hong Kong's foreign maids into the spotlight.