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Cecil Morella
Jalian Mangampo (right) does homework while her younger brother Sherwin browses his phone at their house in Manila on Sunday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Society
May 3, 2024
Kids study in overheated slum as Philippines shuts schools
The Philippines closed over 47,000 schools as temperatures in Manila hit a record 38.8 degrees Celsius, with over 7,000 remaining shut on Thursday.
A pedestrian cools himself with a folding hand fan as he waits for a ride along a road in Manila on Wednesday, as extreme heat hit the Philippines.
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 24, 2024
'So hot you can't breathe': Extreme heat hits the Philippines
Conditions this year have been exacerbated by the El Nino weather phenomenon.
Voice actors record their parts for a radio drama at a radio station studio in Manila.
ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Oct 25, 2023
Filipino listeners cheered by last surviving radio dramas
A small team of voice actors and technicians produce shows that are broadcast in Tagalog by DZRH, one of the oldest radio stations in the country.
A Chinese coast guard vessel (rear center) shadows Philippine fishing boats anchored near the Chinese-controlled Scarborough Shoal in disputed waters of the South China Sea on Sept. 21.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / FOCUS
Sep 27, 2023
China's coast guard pursue Filipino fisherman in disputed waters
Since 2012, China has deployed vessels to block or restrict access to a fishing ground that has been tapped by generations of Filipinos.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 8, 2023
What's the state of Philippine human rights under Marcos?
Marcos had been a vocal supporter of his predecessor Rodrigo Duterte's drug war that killed thousands of people, and publicly praised his dictator father's rule.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 31, 2023
Everyday onions become mark of affluence in the Philippines as prices skyrocket
The price per kilogram for the vegetable has exceeded the daily minimum wage.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Dec 21, 2022
Philippine corpse-whisperer seeks justice for drug war victims
A forensic pathologists is helping rights groups gather evidence that one day could be used in court against police accused of carrying out extrajudicial killings.

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