Amidst a state-sanctioned drug war that has stoked fear and silenced dissent, the Catholic Church is emerging as possibly the only institution strong enough to stand up to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.
It's rare to see an Asian gun club. Most gun owners in the US are white males. Yet Filipino immigrants in the Norco Running Gun Club of California say guns are part of Filipino culture, and part of the intertwined history of the Philippines and the US.
The Philippines has one of the highest birth rates in Asia. But recently, the government passed a law, over the strenuous objections of the Catholic Church, that paved the way for providing free contraception. Reporter Aurora Almendral speaks with one woman, a grandmother at 33, about how free birth control could change the lives of the country's poorest.
Atmospheric scientist and tropical storm expert Kerry Emanuel has taken a deeper look at the possible influence of climate change on supertyphoon Haiyan, and has found that global warming may have had a good deal more to do with the storm's intensity than he originally thought.
In 1905, a small tribe from the Philippines appeared at Coney Island as a "human exhibit." Journalist Claire Prentice chronicles their experiences in her latest book, "The Lost Tribes of Coney Island," which we've excerpted here.
When President Rodrigo Duterte took office in June, he promised mercy for drug addicts who turned themselves in. But there are very few drug rehab programs in the Philippines, and now some of the users who surrendered are being killed by masked gunmen.
Light can make a big difference in someone's life. But in corners of the world where electricity is still unreliable, if it exists at all, light from a light bulb can be impossible. But there's another solution: and it's as simple as some water and a plastic soda bottle.
Three years after the tsunami-induced meltdown at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, PBS NewsHour correspondent Miles O'Brien talks about the continuing contamination crisis, and the accident that caused him to lose his arm.