When the group debuted in the mid-2000s, AKB48 was more easily dismissed as a novelty act. But in recent years, the group has expanded into a bona fide musical empire — one that has spread across Asia.
Each year, seasonal vacation spots such as Cape Cod and Mackinac Island rely on an influx of foreign workers on temporary, H-2B work visas. Filipinos are among the biggest users of the H-2B visa — but now, the Trump administration has banned them.
Time Magazine honored journalists with its Person of the Year award. The list of journalists include Maria Ressa, founder of the investigative Rappler Media in the Philippines. Ressa and Rappler have been covering extrajudicial killings in the country, part of President Rodrigo Duterte's so-called war on drugs.
As the city struggles to recover from the Marawi siege, a five-month occupation by a pro-ISIS group that killed civilizations and destroyed homes, many in the LGBTQ community say the city is now too dangerous a place for them.
Traffic in Manila is a nightmare. Privatized buses get some of the blame for causing chaos. And some say the roads would be better with more female drivers, so city officials are giving it a try. Reporter Jason Strother has the story.
Orlando de Guzman reports from the Sulu Archipelago, a dangerous region in the southern Philippines where rebels with suspected links to al Qaeda are active, and so are US-backed government troops trying to hunt the rebels down
Many poor families in the Philippines rely heavily on US dollars sent home by Filipinos working overseas, and Orlando De Guzman reports from Manila on how the dollar's falling value against the Philippine peso is affecting their budgets.
Millions of families in the Philippines rely on a paycheck sent home from a family member working overseas. Now as jobs around the world are drying up, these remittances are also going down. Reporter Sunshine de Leon has the story from Manila.
The health care industry is considered relatively recession proof. But not for everyone. In Los Angeles, many Asian immigrants are struggling to keep their health care jobs. The World's Jason Margolis reports.
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.