Philippines

Philippines housing crisis: Filipinos need affordable homes

Southeast Asia's fastest-growing economy has a housing shortage, with more than 6 million homes needed for impoverished families.

Asia Pacific

Philippines: War widows of Abu Sayyaf fighters suffer stigma

More than four decades of continuous conflict has made Mindanao a region of war widows.

Philippines

Philippines: Beleaguered journalist Maria Ressa arrested again

Rappler news site reported extensively on President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drugs crackdown that has killed thousands.

Asia Pacific

Philippines: Former officer accuses Duterte adviser of drug trade

The government says that it has cleared one of the suspected drug lords of involvement, but did not explain the process it used to dismiss the 15 years of details in the document.

Asia Pacific

One in five people in Philippines lives in extreme poverty

Experts say 20 percent of Filipino children are underweight and the Philippines ranks ninth in the world for the number of children with stunted growth.

Philippines

Philippines officially out of the International Criminal Court

Manila moved to quit after the body launched an examination in 2018 into President Rodrigo Duterte's drug crackdown.

Philippines officially out of the International Criminal Court

China

Mahathir asks China to define claim on South China Sea

Speaking at meeting with Philippines' President Duterte, Malaysian PM said other countries wanted to exploit waters.

Malaysia: Mahathir asks China to define claim on South China Sea

Human Rights

Drug offence executions more than halve in 2018 after Iran reform

Report warns that populist governments advocating use of death penalty may undermine global progress towards abolition.

Drug offence executions more than halve in 2018 after Iran reform

Social media

Is there a war on truth? Conversation with Maria Ressa

Renowned journalist, a TIME magazine 'Person of the Year', joins The Stream to discuss her fight for press freedom.

Is there a war on truth? Conversation with Maria Ressa

Opinion

Has the decade-old war on drugs in Asia succeeded?

Data shows that brutal anti-drug policies have failed to curb drug trade and use across Asia.

Claudia Stoicescu

by Claudia Stoicescu
- Gideon Lasco

Claudia Stoicescu

Philippines

Philippines foreign minister under fire over Nazi comments

Teodoro Locsin Jr says murder of Jews in Germany was a 'historical fact', describes Duterte's comments as a 'metaphor'.

Philippines foreign minister under fire over Nazi comments

Philippines

Rights groups demand release of Duterte critic

Two years since her detention, opposition senator expresses doubt she could get a fair trial while Duterte is in office.

Rights groups demand release of Duterte critic Leila de Lima

Asia Pacific

Philippines tribal leaders oppose Kaliwa dam project

The new dam project to stave off a water crisis in the northern Philippines, which threatens sacred grounds.

Health

Philippines: Measles outbreak kills more than 130

About half of the 136 people who died were children aged one to four, health officials say.

Philippines: Measles outbreak kills more than 130

Witness

Maria Ressa: War on Truth

In an era of disinformation, the CEO of Rappler takes on forces that she believes are undermining world democracies.