Besides battling the coronavirus pandemic, San Roque residents have long been locked in a bigger struggle for their very survival as a community in the face of home demolitions and relocations.
You would think that anyone in the gold industry would be getting rich right now, but informal miners in many countries are missing out.
Months after Typhoon Washi tore through the Philippines in 2011, relocated residents were moving into newly built housing. They soon began modifying and extending homes that didn't meet their needs.
ABS-CBN, the Philippines main broadcaster, was ordered off air on May 5, in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.
Golden Rice – a controversial genetically modified product designed to combat malnutrition – has been approved as safe in the Philippines. But key questions remain unanswered.
Promising to plant 100m trees a year is one thing; making them grow can be quite another.
Electrifying transport needs bigger changes than another high-end electric car.
For children born in the shadows of overseas US military bases to local women, their citizenship status has long been contested.
The day and a half it takes to get from New York to Singapore and back offers plenty of time to ponder the economics of ultra-long-haul flights – and wonder why we'd want to make it any longer.
Former fishermen in the Philippines are lifting their families out of poverty through whale shark tourism.
The Haiyan Typhoon disaster is a cautionary case for climate adaptation and mitigation because it demonstrates the seductiveness of survival myths.
A year after China stopped accepting most scrap material exports, other Asian countries are following Beijing's lead, forcing wealthy nations to find domestic solutions for managing their wastes.
After a civil conflict, within five years the majority of modern peace agreements fail. What is causing these negotiated settlements to fall apart?
Tobacco companies are enlisting the help of social media influencers to promote traditional cigarettes and their brands to young people.
To reach the highest rungs of power, a new study shows, it really helps if your dad was president.
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.
The arrest of a high-profile journalist in the Philippines has been rightly condemned. But the abuses she has been reporting continue daily.
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.
Indonesia can also apply strategies implemented by the Philippine government to counteract terrorism and radicalism.
From the war on drugs to a crackdown on human rights and environmental activists, life for Filipinos is increasingly nightmarish.