| Sep 10, 2014
| 3:46 PM
Philippine President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday urged lawmakers to swiftly enact a law granting autonomy to the Muslim region of Mindanao to quell more than 40 years of rebellion that has killed at least 150,000 people.
The proposed law is...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 5:58 PM
The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a law guaranteeing access to birth control and sex education in a country that has high maternal mortality and ranks 53rd worldwide in total fertility rate.
Implementation of the Responsible Parenthood and...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 6:19 PM
Advocates are putting pressure on the U.S. government to grant temporary refuge to Philippine nationals because of Typhoon Haiyan.
Only Filipinos already in the U.S. would be eligible for temporary protected status, which is granted to foreign...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 6:30 PM
TACLOBAN, Philippines — Rising from a sea of debris, the small, rickety shell of a new house already was beginning to take shape.
Rolito Solayao worked swiftly Monday, using pieces of wood and nails scavenged from the wreckage of this coastal...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 8:53 AM
MANILA -- Video footage shot by an international aid worker shows the power of the storm surges that devastated parts of the central Philippines when Typhoon Haiyan made landfall more than a week ago.
Nickson Gensis, of the British-based child...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 5:57 PM
TACLOBAN, Philippines — In the chaos after Typhoon Haiyan, Malou Cabiao had lost all track of time. It was only when she heard church bells ringing that she realized it was Sunday.
For the first time since the monster storm swept through the...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 6:04 PM
TACLOBAN, Philippines — In a hilltop cemetery, a truck stacked high with body bags backed up to a yawning trench. With no time for ceremony, police and firefighters wearing face masks and plastic gloves unloaded the bags and placed them in a...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 11:05 AM
TACLOBAN, Philippines -- In a hilltop cemetery, a truck stacked high with body bags backed up to a yawning trench. With no time for ceremony, police and firefighters wearing facemasks and plastic gloves unloaded the bags Saturday and placed them in a...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 2:32 AM
BEIJING -- Under fire for what critics say is the slow pace of its typhoon relief effort, the Philippine government Friday defended its handling of what might be the worst natural disaster in recent history.
"In a situation like this, nothing is fast...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:33 PM
MANILA — Drenched by rain and increasingly desperate, typhoon-stricken Filipinos rushed fences and pleaded with guards Tuesday at the battered airport serving as a tenuous lifeline to an international aid effort confronted at every turn by transport...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 8:45 PM
MANILA — With the vast scale of death and destruction slowly coming into focus, international relief teams rushed toward the central Philippines, where one of the strongest storms on record left bereft survivors looting food and water or...