Millions hit in Manila water shortages

Residents of Addition Hills in Manila queue up to receive water from a mobile tank and fire trucks. The Philippines capital has been hit by its worst water shortage in years, leaving bucket-bearing families to wait hours at tanker trucks and some hospitals to turn away less urgent cases.

Thousands march around the world on Women’s Day

Tens of thousands of women around the world from Manila to Paris take to the streets to mark International Women’s Day.

Today in History for February 24th

Highlights of this day in history: President Andrew Johnson impeached; The Nazi Party holds its first major meeting; Manila liberated during World War II; Britain’s Prince Charles, Lady Diana Spencer engaged; Lauryn Hill’s Grammy feat. (Feb. 24)

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Miss Universe receives a grand homecoming in the Philippines

Thousands took to the streets of Manila to welcome home Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray. The 25-year-old beauty queen was crowned Miss Universe in December. (Feb. 21)

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Sweet home Manila: Miss Universe enjoys homecoming parade

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray enjoys a homecoming parade in the Philippines where beauty pageants are hugely popular. Gray — a student of music theory — beat more than 90 contestants from around the globe to clinch the tiara in December. IMAGES.

‘French Spiderman’ scales Manila skyscraper

Alain Robert, the 56-year old adventurer dubbed the “French spiderman”, climbed the 47-storey GT Tower without safety equipment, leaving watchers on the ground staring in amazement.

French ‘Spider-Man’ scales Manila skyscraper

French urban freeclimber Alain Robert on Tuesday completed his latest daring feat as he scaled the exterior of Manila’s GT International Tower. The so-called “French Spiderman” drew crowds of intrigued onlookers as he climbed the 47-storey building without any ropes or harnesses. IMAGES.

Hordes hoping for miracle throng Philippine Catholic procession

Throngs of Christian believers fling themselves at a historic statue of Jesus Christ as it inches through Manila for the annual Black Nazarene procession.

Today in History for January 2nd

(2 Jan 2019) Highlights of Today in History: WV mine blast; JFK declares he’s running for President; Japan captures Manila, Philippines during WWII; Lindbergh baby trial; Annie closes on Broadway. (Jan. 2)

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