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  • Rebuilding lives in southern Philippines

    May 02, 2016

    Indigenous people displaced by conflict in the southern Philippines rebuild their community on an island of corals off the coast of Mindanao. The predominantly Muslim Sama Bangingi tribe has already built 50 houses and continue to build more with the help o

  • May Day protests in the Philippines

    May 02, 2016

    Filipino May Day protesters call for workers' rights, clash with police. Hundreds of Filipino workers demonstrated for workers' rights as they marched in the streets of Manila on May 1 in solidarity with labor unions and human rights organizations throughout the world to mark International Labor Day. Some workers set fire to their last Labor Day effigy of President Benigno Aquino, which depicts the chief executive as a "butcher" of jobs. The workers condemned what they described as Aquino's dismal six-year record marked by "widespread contractualization and the pressing down of wages." It was a day with marches and speeches lamenting poor wages, irregular jobs, risky workplaces, high cost of living, rising unemployment and inadequate social insurance.

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