Ana P Santos

Ana P Santos

Manila-based freelance journalist covering public health. 2014 Pulitzer Center Miel Fellow and 2018 Atlantic Fellow.

Coronavirus pandemic

Attacked & underpaid: Medics in Philippines battle stigma, virus

Philippine medical workers face derisory pay, outright hostility in a health system undermined by decades of neglect.

Attacked & underpaid: Medics in Philippines battle stigma, virus

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus: Philippines seeks 215 who attended Malaysia event

Religious gathering in Malaysia that drew 16,000 Muslims from about 30 countries linked to spike in COVID-19 cases.

Coronavirus: Philippines seeks 215 who attended Malaysia event

Coronavirus pandemic

Crossing the Pacific to beat the Philippines's coronavirus lockdown

Manila-based Ana Santos describes the logistical hurdles she went through trying to get home as the pandemic accelerated.

Crossing the Pacific to beat the Philippines's coronavirus lockdown

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus: Philippines quarantines island of 57 million people

For daily wage earners, no work means no pay 'so no choice' and social distancing is impossible, critics say.

Coronavirus: Philippines quarantines island of 57 million people

Coronavirus pandemic

Ghost town: Manila under coronavirus lockdown

Amid quarantine, people in the Philippines are frustrated, worried that government has reacted too slowly to pandemic.

Ghost town: Manila under coronavirus lockdown

Philippines

Duterte's drug war: Philippine fathers mourn sons in silence

Deeply entrenched norms that equate male strength with stoicism leave Filipino fathers struggling to cope with loss.

Duterte's drug war: Philippine fathers mourn sons in silence

Coronavirus pandemic

Filipino crew leave Diamond Princess; others remain on board

All Filipino crew not infected by the virus arrive home but hundreds of workers from other countries remain on ship.

Filipino crew leave Diamond Princess; others remain on board

Coronavirus pandemic

Philippines 'ill-prepared' as it grapples with coronavirus threat

Overworked healthcare staff fear exposure to virus as government faces criticism over $197m cuts in budget for health.

Philippines 'ill-prepared' as it grapples with coronavirus threat

Human Rights

'Those charges are bulls**t': Philippines jailed de Lima defiant

Senator was detained three years ago after she began a Senate probe into President Duterte's deadly 'drug war'.

'Those charges are bulls**t': Philippines jailed de Lima defiant

Volcano

'No man's land': Philippines volcano displaced fear future

Taal Volcano has cloaked tourist-dependent communities in ash and residents fear they have nothing to return to.

'No man's land': Philippines volcano displaced fear future

Philippines

Philippines on alert as volcano spews ash, steam and lava

Thousands of residents evacuated and Manila airport closed amid fears of 'hazardous' eruption of Taal volcano.

Philippines on alert as volcano spews ash, steam and lava

Philippines

Philippines: Court finds powerful family guilty of killing 58

Of those killed, 32 were journalists massacred on November 23, 2009 in a political rivalry between two families.

Philippines: Court finds powerful family guilty of killing 58