While street vendors work in plain sight, they are “off the map” in the eyes of city officials and planners.
Street vendors are the most visible of the people who work in the informal sector – up to half the urban workforce in cities like Manila – but whose needs and rights receive no official recognition.
Maria Ressa (C), executive editor of online news site Rappler, arrives to post bail at a local court in Manila, Philippines. February 14, 2019.
The arrest of a high-profile journalist in the Philippines has been rightly condemned. But the abuses she has been reporting continue daily.
María was murdered in front of the San Agustin Church in Manila (pictured). Her killer was later executed on the same spot.
The story of María invites us to consider how the powerless could assert personal autonomy in their lives and how we can hear traces of the voiceless in the archives.
A view of ruins in Marawi city, Lanao del Sur province, Philippines, on May 23 2018. Exactly a year earlier, IS terrorists belonging to the Maute and the Abu Sayyaf groups occupied Marawi, triggering a five-month armed conflict that resulted in over a thousand deaths and left the city in ruins.
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Indonesia can also apply strategies implemented by the Philippine government to counteract terrorism and radicalism.
Ephraim Escudero’s child holds a photo near by his memorial. The father of two was murdered in the brutal drug war of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte.
From the war on drugs to a crackdown on human rights and environmental activists, life for Filipinos is increasingly nightmarish.
Canada’s minister of international development, Marie-Claude Bibeau, launches Canada’s new Feminist International Assistance Policy during an event in Ottawa in June 2017. Canada is set to announce a feminist foreign policy soon.
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Sweden has enacted what's known as a feminist foreign policy, and Canada plans on doing the same. One fly in the ointment is both countries' arms sales and how they're at odds with feminism.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shakes hands with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Honeylet Avancena as he arrives at the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Manila in November 2017.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The Canadian deal to sell helicopters to the Philippines has finally been killed. What took so long, and why was it the Philippines, not Canada, that ultimately scrubbed the deal?
After a long run of devastating typhoons, one country is holding the world's biggest corporations to account on climate change.
The controversial $12-billion sale of light armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia has embroiled Justin Trudeau’s government in controversy. The vehicle in question is shown here at a news conference at a General Dynamics facility in London, Ont., in 2012.
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Canada used to be more careful about selling arms to countries that practised human rights violations. What happened?
Standing up against Duterte’s media crackdown.
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Rodrigo Duterte's authoritarianism has progressed from death squads and martial law to cracking down on press freedom.
Parents find new methods for learning math challenging, as they are different. But they work for children, building upon what they have learned about numbers and reinforcing the strategy they use for reading.
You may not know it, but the elementary math wars are raging. Our expert explains the 'new math' - why it works for kids, and how to do it.
In This Here. Land, a performance by Filipino and Australian artists in Sydney, the audience is asked to participate in a recreation of one of the Philippines’s drug killings.
Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte's 'War on Drugs' is estimated to have led to more than 13,000 killings. Artists - both in the Philippines and beyond - are helping communities work through their trauma.
Don’t jump to conclusions: protesters in Kashmir with a mocked-up IS flag.
Just because a group waves the IS flag or claims to be its friend doesn't mean a global insurgency is underway.
Everyone knows that plastic waste is an environmental problem. So let's get creative with it.
Explosions continue in Marawi, a day after President Duterte declared the city liberated.
AP Photo/Bullit Marquez
President Duterte declared martial law back in March to aid the fight against Islamic militants. Many fear he will continue using this power.
Voters might be quite rational in refusing to give the green light to those who wield power and benefit from the status quo.
Ambivalence among voters is reason to think about how democracy is working for us as a community. To keep democracy alive we need to be sceptical about the exercise of power and keep it in check.
The crackdown is contributing to a culture of unchecked violence, which is increasingly accepted as a necessary measure.
Chilean peacekeepers prepare to depart Haiti, where hurricanes and unstable governance have become major threats to the peace and safety of the populace.
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From Syria's civil war to women being traded as slaves on WhatsApp, this Global series brings together the past year's most-read conflict reporting, written by the world's top experts.
Duterte visits a police headquarters in Davao city.
It turns out that the president of the Philippines is exactly who he said he was.
Supporters of Jakarta’s former Governor Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama.
AP Photo/Dita Alangkara
An expert on Islam and democracy examines the threat to the world's largest Muslim majority country.