Recruitment agency ads perpetuate slavery-like conditions in Jordan by posting biodata of migrants seeking domestic work, revealing skin complexion, weight, height, and "price" according to country of origin. Many end up trapped in situations of abuse and exploitation.
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.
Scientists in the Philippines have raised the alert level for the volatile volcano Mount Mayon, amid fears of an imminent eruption. Marco Werman gets the latest from reporter Sunshine DeLeon in Manilla.
Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is defending his title on Friday. And he's also running for Congress back home. Just part of the Philippines tradition of choosing heroes for elected officials. Sunshine de Leon reports from Manila.
Voters across the Philippines head to the polls. But many are concerned about the potential for violence. In recent weeks, 12 local political leaders have been gunned down by politically connected 'private armies.' Phillip Martin reports.
For today's Geo Quiz we are looking for the name of the biggest island in the Philippines. The answer is Luzon. That island was once home to ousted former president Ferdinand Marcos. His family is still going strong in politics. Sunshine de Leon reports.