Marga Ortigas

Marga Ortigas

Marga Ortigas covers the Asia-Pacific region from her base in Manila, in the Philippines, for Al Jazeera. A broadcast journalist for more than 20 yea... rs, Ortigas has covered stories from across Asia for Al Jazeera - including in South Korea, Laos, China, Japan and the military stand-off between Cambodia and Thailand. She has reported on Southeast Asia's two longest insurgencies extensively, gaining access to both the Muslim separatists and the Communist fighters battling the Philippine government and the victims trapped within the conflict. She speaks three languages.


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Brazil: Wa­ters of March

Left­ist pres­i­dent faces protests over her fail­ure to ad­dress fail­ing econ­o­my and de­ci­sion to bring back ex-pres­i­dent.

Published On 18 Mar 2016
Protestors demand the resignation of President Rousseff

Un­der­ground life­lines used by res­i­dents of the town of Rafah are be­ing flood­ed by Egypt, wors­en­ing ex­ist­ing iso­la­tion.

Published On 20 Sep 2015
Palestinians inspect the damage beneath the Gaza-Egypt border, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip

The woman with no name

A look into the dou­ble life of a drug trade “fix­er” in the Philip­pines.

Published On 11 Aug 2015
Philippines drug fixer

PHL vs CHN: And then what?

An­a­lysts di­vid­ed over how the South Chi­na Sea dis­pute be­tween the Philip­pines and Chi­na will progress.

Published On 25 Jul 2015
File still image from United States Navy video purportedly shows Chinese dredging vessels in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands