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'Worse than prison': Abuses in Philippine youth homes
by Ayee Macaraig - July 22, 2019 - 6:29pm
Eleven-year-old Jerry's crime was breaking curfew laws after fleeing violence at home. His punishment? Being sent to a youth detention centre, where he says he endured sexual abuse. 
Jiu-jitsu champ battles Philippines' sex abuse scourge
by Ayee Macaraig - April 3, 2019 - 12:12pm
Abandoned and sexually abused as a young girl, Angelica, like thousands of minors in the Philippines — a global blackspot for child abuse — struggled to cope with the horrors of her past, but a new campaign...
From top Muslim rebel to chief minister: MILF chair Murad Ebrahim's new 'struggle'
by Ayee Macaraig - February 24, 2019 - 1:53pm
After decades as a rebel, Murad Ebrahim will need to become a bureaucrat and complete complex projects as chief minister of the body that will steer the new Bangsamoro region until elections in 2022.
From wars to Duterte: Maria Ressa 'refuses to hide'
by Ayee Macaraig - February 13, 2019 - 10:16pm
Journalist Maria Ressa is a veteran of conflict zones who now finds herself at the heart of a fight against government legal attacks she says are intended to silence her.
Jolo cathedral bombing sparks peace process worries
by Ayee Macaraig - January 28, 2019 - 1:51pm
The Islamic State-claimed bombing of a Catholic cathedral that killed 20 in the Philippines' restive south put fresh pressure Monday on peace efforts aimed at ending decades of separatist violence.
Samar residents celebrate while waiting for return of US-seized bells
by Ayee Macaraig - December 15, 2018 - 3:25pm
A sleepy central Philippine town erupted in joy on Saturday as bells looted from its church more than a century ago by vengeful US troops were to be turned over to the community.
After 'nap-gate', Duterte skips APEC summit dinner
by Ayee Macaraig - November 18, 2018 - 10:33am
President Rodrigo Duterte passed on a gala dinner at a regional summit in Papua New Guinea, days after skipping key meetings in another gathering of world leaders for a "power nap".
Pelt and road: Tribal welcome for Xi in Papua New Guinea
by Ayee Macaraig - November 16, 2018 - 12:49pm
Sporting parrot feathers, possum pelts and seashell necklaces, dozens of people from various tribes in Papua New Guinea serenaded China's president on Friday as he opened a new Chinese-funded road in the poor Pacific...
Five years after Typhoon Haiyan, scores still in harm's way
by Ayee Macaraig - November 5, 2018 - 4:05pm
Diofel Llamado fled for his life when Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines in 2013, yet today he is back living in the same coastal area -- even if it puts him in the crosshairs of a future killer st...
'Life goes on': Long road for Typhoon Haiyan survivors
by Ayee Macaraig - November 5, 2018 - 2:22pm
The Philippines' catastrophic Super Typhoon Haiyan stole almost everything from Juvilyn Luana and Joel Aradana -- their spouses, children and homes -- but in each other they found love and the strength to start a...
Cleaner, stricter Boracay opens to tourists
by Ayee Macaraig - October 26, 2018 - 4:28pm
Tourists landed by the boatload Friday on the Philippines' Boracay island, which re-opened with a slew of new rules after a six-month shutdown aimed at undoing the impact of years of being loved to death by millions...
'Crazy hope' for missing kin in Marawi
by Ayee Macaraig - May 22, 2018 - 3:46pm
Ten men from the same family vanished after jihadists invaded the Philippine city of Marawi a year ago—each day since, their wives have prayed their bones do not lie in its devastated landscape.
Painful homecoming to battle-torn Marawi
by Ayee Macaraig - April 2, 2018 - 9:08am
After fleeing for their lives nearly a year ago, some residents of the battle-scarred city of Marawi were allowed back Sunday for the first time—to dig through the rubble that was once their hom...
Misery again for Mayon Volcano 'evacuees since birth'
by Ayee Macaraig - January 27, 2018 - 9:39am
Edna Orila has to sidestep human excrement as she looks for a space to sleep in the tiny schoolroom she shares with 55 other people seeking refuge from a spectacular -- but dangerous -- volcano in the...
Armed Forces says Abu Sayyaf on the run in Bohol
by Ayee Macaraig - April 12, 2017 - 5:06pm
The Armed Forces said Wednesday it was on the trail of five Islamic militants who are on the run after landing on a tourist island, triggering clashes with security forces that claimed 10 lives.
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