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Major floods in Manila as typhoon batters Philippines
by Mikhail Flores - November 12, 2020 - 4:04pm
The third typhoon to hit the storm-battered Philippines in as many weeks caused major flooding in Manila on Thursday, trapping people on rooftops and claiming at least two lives in another part of the...
'Plantdemic' hits Philippines as demand for greenery grows
by Mikhail Flores - November 9, 2020 - 1:23pm
A gardening craze dubbed "plantdemic" has spread across the Philippines after coronavirus restrictions fuelled demand for greenery, sending plant prices soaring and sparking a rise in poaching from public parks and...
Weight off their minds: Hidilyn Diaz’s online workouts feed Filipino families
by Mikhail Flores - May 8, 2020 - 3:20pm
Filipina weightlifting star Hidilyn Diaz noticed live-streamed concerts were collecting money for coronavirus relief and was struck by inspiration: Why not raise funds with an online workout?
Devotees swarm to Black Nazarene statue hoping for miracle
by Mikhail Flores - January 9, 2020 - 12:08pm
Swarms of barefoot believers thronged a revered icon of Jesus Christ on Thursday in Manila for a slow-moving and raucous procession considered one of the world's largest shows of Catholic fervor.
Win or don't eat: Philippines' poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars
by Mikhail Flores - November 26, 2019 - 3:21pm
Pool isn't just a game in the Philippines but a way to make a living, driving a fiercely competitive scene that has produced some of the world's top players.
'Not just basketball' — circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts
by Mikhail Flores - August 29, 2019 - 12:21pm
Indoor courts are central to life in tens of thousands of towns and cities across basketball-mad Philippines, hosting everything from funerals and beauty pageants to "circumcision season".
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