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.

Philippines president Duterte welcomes Malaysian PM

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte welcomes Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammed at the Malacañang Palace for a two-day state visit to the country. IMAGES

Today in History for February 25th

Highlights of this day in history: Ferdinand Marcos flees the Philippines; Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev denounces Josef Stalin; Samuel Colt patents the revolver; Muhammad Ali becomes world boxing champ; Musician George Harrison born. (Feb. 25)

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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.

Philippines journalist Ressa posts bail after libel charge

Veteran Philippine journalist Maria Ressa is granted bail after being arrested on a cyber libel charge. Her news website Rappler has drawn the Philippine government’s ire since publishing reports critical of Duterte’s signature anti-drug crackdown.

Philippines journalist Ressa charged with “cyber libel”

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, whose news site has repeatedly clashed with President Rodrigo Duterte, sits in an office at the National Bureau of Investigation after being charged with “cyber libel” in a dramatic escalation of government pressure on Ressa and her website Rappler. IMAGES

First Crush: Nico Santos

“Crazy Rich Asians” star Nico Santos fell for a star from the “Grease” franchise when he was a kid in the Philippines. (Feb. 8)

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Families of Philippine bomb attacks condemn violence

Wounded victims of the January 27 twin bombing of a cathedral on the Muslim-majority island of Jolo, in the southern Philippines, are airlifted into a nearby city as relatives of those who died condemn the killing of innocent civilians. The attack, which left 21 people dead, has been claimed by the Islamic State group.

South Philippines Muslims in polling stations for self-rule vote

Polls open in the southern Philippines island of Mindanao on a vote to give the nation’s Muslim minority greater control over the region. The plebiscite aims to put and end to violence which has claimed some 150,000 lives. IMAGES