A shining light in the Philippines
November 29, 2012
In makeshift Manila slum homes that are mainly windowless, Illac Diaz brings an idea that shines a light. His idea has become so popular that the local prison has set up a production line for the simple "solar light" made from clear drink bottles.
Reports created an impression that a bishop and priests were put in jail and then bailed out but nothing of that happened
Political activists were incited to invade media houses and trash their property leaving one person shot dead
Church reunites families split in two during 1999 violence, but more work is needed
Two Pakistani families were recently caught by immigration officers and deported
Estimated death toll in Philippine war on drugs passes 1,800