Stories about Philippines
8 April 2016
The hashtag #BigasHindiBala (Rice not bullets) trended in the Philippines after police violently dispersed protesting farmers who were demanding food from the government.
2 April 2016
29 March 2016
After being accused of corruption in a televised debate, the Philippine vice president conjured the ghost of Nazi propaganda minister Goebbels.
23 March 2016
Southeast Asia’s capital cities are among the most photographed and famous destinations in the world. But what do they look like from space?
18 March 2016
Colorized Photos Show Street Scenes of Vietnam, Singapore, and the Philippines During the 20th Century
Take a nostalgic trip to the past by checking out these hand-colored photos of vintage street scenes in the Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam.
18 February 2016
The cartoons portrayed Filipinos as uncivilized people who needed to be educated by the invading United States army.
4 February 2016
13 January 2016
"Doing street art is our way of bringing 'ART' closer to the masses. It is special for us because it's where the purest intention of an artist can be seen."
1 January 2016
13 December 2015
The theme of justice resonated across Southeast Asia as activist groups highlighted their governments' human rights violations and other abuses.
24 November 2015
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.
11 November 2015
“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."
3 November 2015
The Philippines has an estimated 14 million indigenous peoples. The majority are living in remote villages threatened by destructive mining, development aggression, and militarization.
20 October 2015
Koppu is the second strongest storm to hit the Philippines this year. Aside from causing floods and landslides, Koppu also destroyed agricultural crops in the country's "food basket."
19 October 2015
4 October 2015
"They are the bearers of our unique artistic traditions. Their murder is the murder of our peoples’ soul."
28 August 2015
"The implied accusation that they are out to cheat government is an insult they can never forgive and forget."
13 August 2015
After “Grossly Distorting” UN Views on the Internally Displaced Ata-Manobos, the Philippine Military Apologizes
"The community wishes to return to its lands but stressed that they will only feel safe to do so if the long-term militarization of their region comes to an end."
8 July 2015
As Typhoon Season Approaches, Families Displaced Last Year Still Await Permanent Shelter in the Philippines
"To lose my children is hard enough. All I wish now is that the government takes care of the shelter so I can start over again."