Edition:
International

Eloisa Lopez

Wider Image: By catching bats, these 'virus hunters' hope to stop the next pandemic

Mar 22 2021

LOS BANOS, Philippines Researchers wearing headlamps and protective suits race to untangle the claws and wings of bats caught up in a big net after dark in the Philippine province of Laguna. | Video

Philippines' Catholics show devotion to statue amid super-spreader worries

Jan 09 2021

MANILA More than 400,000 Catholics in the Philippine capital celebrated on Saturday a feast for a centuries-old wooden statue of Jesus Christ, despite health experts warning it could turn into a super-spreader event for coronavirus.

Philippines' Catholics display devotion to Christ statue, pray for end of pandemic

Jan 08 2021

MANILA Thousands of Catholic devotees observed physical distancing as they queued for Saturday morning masses in the Philippine capital to celebratate a centuries-old black wooden statue of Jesus Christ believed to bring miracles to the faithful.

Philippines' Catholics display devotion to Christ statue, pray for end of pandemic

Jan 08 2021

MANILA, Jan 9 Thousands of Catholic devotees observed physical distancing as they queued for Saturday morning masses in the Philippine capital to celebratate a centuries-old black wooden statue of Jesus Christ believed to bring miracles to the faithful.

Scaling roofs and mountains, Philippine students battle to take online classes

Jan 06 2021

MANILA Since the pandemic forced him into remote learning, 10-year-old Jhay Ar Calma has often had to climb on to the corrugated iron roof of his home in a poor neighbourhood of Manila to get an internet signal.

Wider Image: Jailed Philippine activist lays to rest her three-month-old baby

Oct 16 2020

MANILA Jailed Philippine activist Reina Mae Nasino wanted to hold her three-month-old daughter for the last time before she was laid to rest on Friday but she could not.

For isolated tribe, Philippine rickshaw brings learning amid pandemic

Oct 15 2020

PORAC, Philippines When the pandemic shut Philippine schools, a group of teachers living near the indigenous Aeta people became so concerned about the impact on the children of the isolated community that they initiated a novel approach to help them - learning by rickshaw. | Video

Thousands of stranded Filipinos crammed into baseball stadium amid coronavirus risks

Jul 25 2020

MANILA Thousands of Filipinos were crammed into a baseball stadium in Manila on Saturday, breaking social distancing rules despite coronavirus risks, after people wanting to return to their home provinces flooded a government transportation program.

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa rejects 'politically motivated' tax evasion charges

Jul 22 2020

MANILA Maria Ressa, a journalist who runs a Philippine news website known for its tough scrutiny of President Rodrigo Duterte, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to tax evasion charges, saying the case was politically motivated to harass and intimidate.

Philippine doctors shield families with 'quarantent', safe spaces

Jun 30 2020

MANILA After taking a job in a hospital's COVID-19 emergency room, Philippine doctor Jan Claire Dorado planned to move out of the family home to protect relatives from the risk of infection.

World News

U.S. warship transits Taiwan Strait a week after large Chinese air incursion

A U.S. warship has again sailed through the sensitive waterway that separates Taiwan from China, a week after the Chinese-claimed island reported the largest incursion https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/taiwan-reports-largest-incursion-yet-by-chinese-air-force-2021-06-15 to date of Chinese air force jets in Taiwan's air defence zone.