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  1. FT Photo Diary

    April 17, 2014

    Showing religious devotion

    Erik De Castro/Reuters A man whips a devotee during a Maundy Thursday ritual by penitents to atone for sins in Angeles,...

  2. FT Photo Diary

    April 10, 2014

    Angry Bird takes flight

    Romeo Ranoco/Reuters An Angry Bird inspired Hot Air balloon floats over rice fields and houses during the Philippine...

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  1. Special Report: Urban Demographics 2013

    China’s growth rate faces serious challenges: the population growth behind recent econ...
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  1. April 8, 2014

    UK diplomat wins prize for Brexit plan

    A 30-year-old British diplomat based in the Philippines has won €100,000 – and risked incurring the wrath of his government...

  2. FT Photo Diary

    April 8, 2014

    Birth control rights in the Philippines

    AFP Supporters of a controversial birth control law celebrate in front of the court in Baguio City, north of Manila, on...

  3. FT Photo Diary

    April 7, 2014

    In the face of Obama's visit

    Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA Filipino activists wear painted skull masks at a march outside the US embassy in Manila, Philippines,...

  4. April 4, 2014

    US warns China not to use force in maritime disputes

    The Obama administration has warned Beijing not to use force or coercive tactics to pursue its territorial claims in Asia,...

  5. March 30, 2014

    China rejects Philippines case on ‘nine-dash’ line

    China has criticised the Philippines for forging ahead with an unprecedented international arbitration claim against Beijing...

  6. FT Photo Diary

    March 21, 2014

    Anti-US demonstration in Manila

    Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA A Filipino student protests outside the US embassy in Manila, Philippines, in a rally condemning the...

  7. beyondbrics

    March 5, 2014

    Asean overtakes China in FDI

    Southeast Asian markets have been a far better bet than China in the past few years for portfolio investors. Now the region...

  8. FT Photo Diary

    February 25, 2014

    Obama demo in Manila

    Bullit Marquez/AP Firemen spray a water cannon at protesters forcing their way towards the US embassy in Manila on Tuesday...

  9. FT Photo Diary

    February 17, 2014

    Red lines

    Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA Dozens of Filipino and Vietnamese nationals rallied outside the Chinese embassy to protest against...

  10. February 6, 2014

    US-Philippine defence talks to take time, warns official

    Philip Goldberg, the US ambassador to the Philippines, this week said negotiations for an increased US military presence in...

  11. January 30, 2014

    Two-year construction boom in Philippines shows signs of slowing

    Despite a 30km commute to work that takes 90 minutes each way, Jun Siongson does not regret buying an 80 sq m apartment on...

  12. January 26, 2014

    Deal paves way for stronger Muslim self-rule in south Philippines

    The Philippine government has signed a deal with a Muslim separatist group on the decommissioning of rebel weapons, paving...

  13. FT Photo Diary

    December 23, 2013

    Roasted pigs for the holidays

    Noel Celis/AFP A worker checks the coal as he roasts pigs in Manila on Monday for the busy holiday season. ‘Lechon’, or...

  14. December 3, 2013

    Manila school builds on strengths in emerging economies

    The Asian Institute of Management (Aim), in the Philippines, is building on its expertise in developing economies with a $5m...

  15. December 3, 2013

    Philippines to designate sharia-compliant companies

    The Philippine Stock Exchange is poised this month to designate its first sharia-compliant companies, in a bid to persuade...

  16. November 28, 2013

    Plight of rice farmers highlights Philippines growth dilemma

    At this time of year Geronimo Dawat, a 48-year-old farmer from Ormoc city in the central Philippines, would normally be...

  17. November 27, 2013

    China may have overplayed its hand on the islands

    About a year ago, I was in the office of Albert del Rosario, the foreign minister of the Philippines. What, I asked, would...

  18. November 20, 2013

    Typhoon Haiyan: Exodus piles pressure on Philippines’ city slums

    Their home swept away by one of the world’s most powerful typhoons to hit land, 43-year-old May Opon, her husband, three...

  19. November 17, 2013

    Aceh experience offers useful lessons for Manila rebuilding effort

    Nine years after the Indian Ocean tsunami devastated the Indonesian province of Aceh, a fishing boat still sits on the roof...

  20. November 17, 2013

    Manila steps up relief effort for victims of Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippine government has begun an emergency employment programme in Tacloban city and other areas still reeling from...

  21. November 14, 2013

    Philippines typhoon knocks Benigno Aquino’s reputation

    President Benigno Aquino III is facing increasing pressure over his government’s response to the biggest natural calamity to...

  22. November 12, 2013

    Typhoon Haiyan: Rescuers battle to get aid to Philippines

    Survivors are becoming ever more desperate in the typhoon-ravaged Philippines, with aid struggling to reach victims as...

  23. The World

    November 11, 2013

    Typhoon Haiyan highlights the weak Philippines state

    A survivor in Tacloban (NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images) Typhoon Haiyan, which swept through the central Philippines hurling...

  24. FT Photo Diary

    November 8, 2013

    Typhoon Haiyan batters Los Baños

    Charlie Saceda/Reuters Residents walk along the coastal village while strong winds from Typhoon Haiyan battered Bayog town...

  25. November 8, 2013

    Philippines warned of ‘catastrophic damage’ as typhoon hits

    One of the most powerful typhoons recorded slammed into the central Philippines on Friday, cutting off electricity and...

  26. FT Photo Diary

    November 5, 2013

    Student demo in Quezon City

    Aaron Favila/AP Student protesters wearing masks raise their fists as they pass by the gates of the House of Representatives...

  27. FT Photo Diary

    October 31, 2013

    Philippines All Saints day

    Erik De Castro/Reuters Filipino boys play basketball at an improvised court hooked on multi-layered tombs at a public...

  28. beyondbrics

    October 31, 2013

    Mumbai: at high risk from climate change

    Britain: quite safe, actually Monday’s storm in southern England may cost insurers around $500m, and the economic impact...

  29. FT Photo Diary

    October 30, 2013

    Zombie students in Manila

    Noel Celis/AFP Students dressed as zombies take part in an annual Halloween costume parade in Manila on Wednesday. ...

  30. October 24, 2013

    Philippines’ largest ever IPO looks to raise $620m

    The largest ever stock market listing in the Philippines, a $620m offering by retail chain Robinsons Retail Holdings, has...

  31. FT Photo Diary

    October 23, 2013

    Protesters march in Manila

    Bullit Marquez/AP Protesters, some dressed in Halloween costumes, on Wednesday march towards the Philippine senate, south of...

  32. FT Photo Diary

    October 18, 2013

    Earthquake drill in Manila

    Noel Celis/AFP Students from President Corazon Aquino elementary school use notebooks to cover their heads as they take part...

  33. FT Photo Diary

    October 16, 2013

    Mind the gap

    Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA Filipinos walk along a road destroyed by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Cortez town, Bohol province,...

  34. October 15, 2013

    Obama’s absence boosts China trade deal

    With President Barack Obama stuck in Washington last week Li Keqiang, China’s premier, used his absence to urge leaders at...

  35. FT Photo Diary

    October 14, 2013

    An disorderly queue in Manila

    Jay Directo/AFP/Getty Thousands of people line up for charity packages being given out by the Filipino sect Iglesia ni...

  36. FT Photo Diary

    October 8, 2013

    Houston Rockets' Jeremy Lin in Manila

    Bullit Marquez/AP The Houston Rockets’ Jeremy Lin is interviewed by a horde of reporters during a break in his team’s...

  37. September 27, 2013

    Short cuts: walking holidays in Nepal, London’s new Ace Hotel and luxurious Galápagos cruises

    Philippines Philippine Airlines has announced it will restart services from Manila to London Heathrow from November 4...

  38. FT Photo Diary

    September 24, 2013

    Shooting fish

    Francis R. Malasig/EPA Filipino riflemen shoot fish at a flood control facility in Taguig city, south of Manila in the...

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