#The Philippines

  • Article: Philippines Declares Public Health Emergency Amid Outbreak of Deadly Mosquito-Borne Virus
    Health

    Philippines Declares Public Health Emergency Amid Outbreak of Deadly Mosquito-Borne Virus

    By Joe McCarthy|Aug. 7, 2019

    There’s been a 98% jump in reported cases compared to the year before. Read more

  • Article: Poverty Rates Have ‘Decreased Substantially’ in the Philippines Over the Past 3 Years
    Citizenship

    Poverty Rates Have ‘Decreased Substantially’ in the Philippines Over the Past 3 Years

    By Madeleine Keck|April 12, 2019

    The country is working to lift 1 million people out of poverty each year. Read more

  • Article: Philippines Launches Massive Effort to Clean 'Unflushed Toilet' of Manila Bay
    Environment

    Philippines Launches Massive Effort to Clean 'Unflushed Toilet' of Manila Bay

    By Joe McCarthy|March 25, 2019

    The Supreme Court ruled that the bay had to be cleaned back in 2008. Read more

  • Article: Whale Found With 88 Pounds of Plastic in Stomach Shows Urgency of Zero Waste Movement
    Environment

    Whale Found With 88 Pounds of Plastic in Stomach Shows Urgency of Zero Waste Movement

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|March 18, 2019

    Only China and Indonesia dump more plastic into the oceans than the Philippines. Read more

  • Article: Philippines Launches Crucial Measles Immunization Drive Amid Deadly Outbreak
    Health

    Philippines Launches Crucial Measles Immunization Drive Amid Deadly Outbreak

    By Madeleine Keck|Feb. 17, 2019

    A vaccination program is working to combat the transmission of the highly-contagious disease. Read more

  • Article: This ‘Pollution-Free’ City in the Philippines Is the Future We Need
    Environment

    This ‘Pollution-Free’ City in the Philippines Is the Future We Need

    By Phineas Rueckert|May 10, 2018

    The future is here, and it’s just outside Manila. Read more

  • Article: Philippines Commission on Human Rights Needs $15 Million. Lawmakers Offered It $20
    Citizenship

    Philippines Commission on Human Rights Needs $15 Million. Lawmakers Offered It $20

    By Joe McCarthy|Sept. 14, 2017

    The president has railed against the commission in the past. Read more

  • Article: 11 Ongoing Tragedies That the World Has Forgotten But We All Need to Remember
    Citizenship

    11 Ongoing Tragedies That the World Has Forgotten But We All Need to Remember

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Olivia Kestin|Aug. 30, 2017

    Wars, natural disasters, and crackdowns. Read more