Philippine Typhoon Vamco Survivor: Trapped Like ‘Sardines in a Can’

Flooding from Typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana), Philippines 2009
Flooding from Typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana), Philippines 2009. Photo: AusAID Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. CC BY 2.0.

As rescuers scrambled Friday to reach more people trapped by slowly receding floods spawned by Typhoon Vamco in Metro Manila, one survivor recounted her dramatic [Read More…]

Australian Professor Detained in Manila Calls Charges against Him Preposterous

The skyline of Manila with the Manila Central Post Office on the foreground
The skyline of Manila with the Manila Central Post Office on the foreground. Photo: Patrick Roque.

An 84-year-old Australian national detained by Philippine immigration authorities denied Monday alleged links with communist insurgents or any terror groups active in the country, including [Read More…]

Thousands Protest Duterte’s Drug War, Arrest of Senator, in Manila

President Rodrigo Duterte presents a chart illustrating a drug trade network
President Rodrigo R. Duterte shows a copy of a diagram showing the connection of high level drug syndicates operating in the country during a press conference at Malacañang on July 7, 2016. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photographers Division

Following the Friday arrest of perhaps the highest-profile critic of his drug war, Senator Leila de Lima, thousands flooded the streets of Manila Saturday morning [Read More…]