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.
Climate change-related disasters have the potential to disrupt access to caregivers, assistive devices and medical supplies, which many people with a physical disability depend on, says Alex Ghenis of the Berkeley, California-based World Institute on Disability.
This year’s Goldman Environmental Prize for Europe and the Island Nations went to a Filipino who took on the neurotoxin lead in paint and a French safe fishing activist who launched a campaign to end deep-sea bottom trawling in the EU.
About 15 cities around the country have passed their own anti-discrimination ordinances but none have quite followed through with the vigor and determination as Quezon City, a bustling metropolis about 9 miles from the Philippine capital of Manila.
Bren Bataclan is a Filipino American artist who first came to the US when he was 12 years old. Now, he's a professional artist who shares his immigrant experience through his paintings. He's also gives his paintings away to make people smile.
Trash is cash for many living in the Quezon City dumpsite near Manila in the Philippines but it's also perilous. Ten years ago a pile of rain soaked garbage crashed down, burying nearly 300 squatters. Reporter Simone Orendain visited the dumpsite.
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.
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.
During World War II, thousands of Filipinos fought for the U.S. military. World War II veteran Amadeo Urbano and Eric Lachica, an American Coalition for Filipino Veterans advisor, join John to talk about their decades-long struggle for compensation.
We talk with Stephen Anderson, head of the World Food Program in the Philippines, and Bing Branigan, Filipina American community liaison for National Federation of Filipino American Associations, about the typhoon and resulting floods.