Sinking feeling: Philippine cities facing ‘slow-motion disaster’

When Mary Ann San Jose moved to Sitio Pariahan more than two decades ago, she could walk to the local chapel. Today, reaching it requires a swim. The steady sinking of coastal towns and islets like Pariahan in the northern Philippines has caused Manila Bay’s brackish water to pour inland and displace thousands, posing a greater threat than rising sea levels due to climate change.

Pigeons face deadly odds in Philippines longest race

The Philippines’ longest homing pigeon race is a tense affair for the nation’s sizable flock of fans, as a precious few birds will make it home from the 600-kilometre gauntlet.

Filipino voters cast ballots in mid-terms election

Voters in the Philippines head to midterm polls that are expected to strengthen President Rodrigo Duterte’s grip on power.

The Philippines: Detained senator Leila de Lima casts her vote

Detained Philippine Senator Leila de Lima, a staunch critic of President Rodrigo Duterte, casts her vote in an election where some 61 million are registered to cast ballots. More than 18,000 positions are at stake, including half of the seats in the upper house Senate, which has served as a bulwark against some of Duterte’s most controversial policies. IMAGES

Voters speak as polls open in Philippines mid-terms

Voters speak as Filipinos head to midterm polls that are expected to strengthen President Rodrigo Duterte’s grip on power. SOUNDBITES++COMPLETES VID1343232_EN++

Philippines votes in polls expected to strengthen Duterte

Filipinos line up outside polling stations ahead of voting in midterm polls that are expected to strengthen President Rodrigo Duterte’s grip on power, opening the way for him to deliver on pledges to restore the death penalty and rewrite the constitution. IMAGES

Duterte vs The Cockroach

A speech by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is briefly disrupted when a cockroach crawls on his shoulder at a campaign rally in the run-up to congressional elections.

Intricate cardboard city rises in Manila art show

A twisting maze of tiny buildings crafted from discarded cardboard boxes is the heart of an eye-catching art piece in the Philippines highlighting the humble material’s value to millions of people.