Beyond ABCs: Ancient Philippine script revival spells debate | AFP

With deliberate golden strokes, artist Taipan Lucero proudly brings an ancient script back to life, in the hope of promoting an endangered but contentious part of the Philippines’ heritage.

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From sniffing ‘Rugby’ glue to playing for the Philippines | AFP

Long before Lito Ramirez was one of the Philippines’ first homegrown rugby stars he was a six-year-old orphan addicted to sniffing glue, who survived on trash and begging.

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Philippines burns cocaine, meth as drug ‘flood’ continues | AFP

The Philippines burns 1.4 tonnes (over 3,000 pounds) of seized narcotics as the police warns the nation still faces a “flood” of illegal drugs despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly crackdown.

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Single use plastics | AFP Animé

Videographic on single-use plastic pollution. Tonnes of garbage sent to the Philippines years ago was shipped back to Canada on Friday after a festering diplomatic row, as Asian nations increasingly reject serving as dumping grounds for international trash.VIDEOGRAPHICS

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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.