Philippines

Cruise staff stranded: Thousands still await repatriation

As many countries continue to open up, it is a different story out at sea, where thousands are still stuck on cruise ships.

AJ IMPACT

Thousands of Filipino seafarers out of work

More than 20,000 Filipinos who work on ships have been repatriated.

Media

Philippine TV network ABS-CBN to remain shut pending court order

Supreme Court gives government and Congress 10 days to comment on plea to immediately reopen shuttered media company.

Philippine TV network ABS-CBN to remain shut pending court order

The Listening Post

Amidst Lockdown, Philippines's Largest TV Network Goes Off Air

Filipino government forces a TV network off air. Plus, COVID-19 is used as cover to stifle dissent in Hong Kong.

Asia Pacific

Philippines storm displaces tens of thousands of people

Tropical Storm Vongfong destroys homes and cuts power on the central island of Samar, with fears evacuations could increase COVID-19 spread.

Weather

Typhoon Vongfong hits Philippines, coronavirus hampers evacuation

Typhoon slams into the Philippines, forcing a risky evacuation for tens of thousands of people during the pandemic.

Typhoon Vongfong hits Philippines, coronavirus hampers evacuation

AJ Impact

Philippines plans to build its way out of coronavirus downturn

Economic managers push to accelerate construction after Philippine economy shrinks by 0.2 percent in first quarter.

Philippines plans to build its way out of coronavirus downturn

Podcast

A 'slaughter them' policy that targets the Philippines poor

President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs policy has led to more than 20,000 deaths since 2016.

A 'slaughter them' policy that targets the Philippines poor

AJ IMPACT

Philippines reopens its skies to incoming international flights

International flights have been allowed to resume flying into Manila with strict measures in light of the pandemic.

Press Freedom

Top Philippines broadcaster fights government order to shut down

ABS-CBN urges Supreme Court to overturn a government-ordered shutdown that it says is a blow to press freedom.

Top Philippines broadcaster fights government order to shut down

Coronavirus pandemic

Duterte urged to free jailed senator amid coronavirus lockdown

Group of Asian parliamentarians, rights advocates also denounce decision to exclude Leila de Lima from Senate session.

Duterte urged to free jailed senator amid coronavirus lockdown

Philippines

Murder of radio anchor caps turbulent day in Philippine media

Cornelio Pepino was shot dead by unidentified assailants on Tuesday while on a motorcycle with his wife.

Murder of radio anchor caps turbulent day in Philippine media

Health

Trafficking warning in Asia as coronavirus pummels economies

Experts worry people left penniless by coronavirus lockdowns will be easy prey for trafficking rings and forced labour.

Trafficking warning in Asia as coronavirus pummels economies

AJ Impact

Emerging market currencies gain as more economies ease lockdowns

Find out the latest plans for ending lockdowns in some of the major emerging markets.

Emerging market currencies gain as more economies ease lockdowns

Philippines

Philippines largest TV network ABS-CBN ordered shut

Allies of President Duterte refused to renew station's 25-year licence following his tirades against the company.