The Filipino Catholic Church has long been influential in the country's politics, as well as its morality. But that influence is waning, and perhaps nowhere is that more visible in the end of a decade-long battle to enact legislation providing for free contraceptives to the country's residents.
The Philippines is one of the largest Catholic countries in the world, but recent surveys have shown that the country's devotion is waning, as churchgoers object to sex scandals and morality that seems old-fashioned. So priests are having to work harder, including saying mass in malls.
Many of Washington's stately buildings on Embassy Row are falling into disrepair, and that's because many countries are moving their embassies to downtown DC, as Correspondent Rebecca Martinez has the story.
Manilla is known for its traffic, and it's pollution is getting worse too. A bank is hoping to take advantage of those circumstances by financing the production of 100,000 electric trikes to replace the city's fossil-fueled versions.
Residents of the Philippines are scrambling to prepare for Typhoon Parma. This storm is expected to hit just days after another storm, Typhoon Ketsana, killed more than 200 people. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Glen Marboloc of Oxfam in Manila.
Many Filipinos look abroad to find work, because of a scarcity at home, often as domestic workers. Some headed to Syria before the country was engulfed in domestic turmoil and got trapped. Slowly they've been returning, but only to discover there are still no jobs at home.
It has been one year since the Philippines experiences the worst political violence in its history. Fifty eight people were massacred. Reporter Sunshine de Leon tells us that attempts to prosecute those responsible have been dragging.
The Philippines is home to many call centers servicing American clients. And that means operating by an American schedule: American time, American holidays, even American culture. For the Filipinos staffing these centers, that means embracing this opposite culture.
About 3500 Filipinos leave the country every day in search of better paying jobs overseas. But some of those workers are treatly badly. The Philippine government is trying to provide more jobs at home. Simone Orendain reports from Manila.