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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Protestors demand the resignation of President Rousseff

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
Palestinians inspect the damage beneath the Gaza-Egypt border, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip

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

Published On 20 Sep 2015
Philippines drug fixer

The woman with no name

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

Published On 11 Aug 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

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