Stories about Philippines from November, 2015
How Manila Became a ‘Walking Dead’ City During the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit
Leaders from 21 nations arrived in Manila to attend an economic summit. As part of security measure, major roads were closed and flights were cancelled, which inconvenienced thousands of residents.
Lumad Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines Speak Out Against Abuses
“The Philippine Army destroyed our school. They even burned our agricultural cooperative. I experienced getting jailed and now face trumped-up charges of kidnapping. We miss our ancestral land."
These Paintings Depict the Indigenous Peoples’ Struggle Against Exploitation in the Philippines
The Philippines has an estimated 14 million indigenous peoples. The majority are living in remote villages threatened by destructive mining, development aggression, and militarization.