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    Underpass acrobats

    Noel Celis/AFP Children display their acrobatic skills at an underpass in Manila on Thursday, near where informal settlers’...

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    August 22, 2014

    Kissable carp

    Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA Zoo owner Manny Tangco kisses his Japanese koi carp at the Malabon Zoo, north of Manila, Philippines....

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  1. beyondbrics

    August 12, 2014

    Manila port snarl up reveals costs of Philippines' creaking infrastructure

    Chronic congestion at the Philippines’ biggest port is forcing Maersk Line, the world’s biggest container shipper, to treble...

  2. FT Photo Diary

    July 28, 2014

    Philippines protest

    Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA Riot police use water cannon to disperse protesters in Quezon City, Manila, Philippines during the...

  3. FT Photo Diary

    July 24, 2014

    Living under statues

    Noel Celis/AFP/Getty A homeless family live under statues in Manila. The Philippines’ economy cooled in the first quarter of...

  4. FT Photo Diary

    July 22, 2014

    Filipino childhood

    Aaron Favila/AP A Filipino boy plays inside a large metal tube that will be used to repair an old bridge in suburban...

  5. FT Photo Diary

    July 18, 2014

    Philippines fish trophy

    Francis R Malasig/EPA A Filipino boy carries a fish washed up by floods at a lake in Muntinlupa city, south of Manila,...

  6. FT Photo Diary

    July 17, 2014

    Displaced by Typhoon Rammasun

    Francis R. Malasig/EPA Filipino children displaced by Typhoon Rammasun play inside a gymnasium converted into an evacuation...

  7. FT Photo Diary

    July 16, 2014

    Typhoon Rammasun

    Erik De Castro/Reuters Fishing boats are pictured amid heavy winds and rain brought by Typhoon Rammasun as it hit the town...

  8. FT Photo Diary

    July 11, 2014

    Tiger splash

    Erik De Castro/Reuters Bengal tigers play in a pool of water at the zoo in Malabon, Manila   ...

  9. July 9, 2014

    Pentagon plans new tactics to deter China in South China Sea

    The US is developing new military tactics to deter China’s slow but steady territorial advances in the South China Sea,...

  10. FT Photo Diary

    July 4, 2014

    Ramadan observed Tondo city

    Romeo Ranoco/Reuters Muslim youths pray on motorcycle taxis during the fasting month of Ramadan in front of Al-Satie Mosque...

  11. FT Photo Diary

    June 27, 2014

    Faces of the missing

    Erik De Castro/Reuters Students from an all-girls Catholic school, St Scholastica’s College, wear masks depicting kidnapped...

  12. FT Photo Diary

    June 24, 2014

    Religious ritual in the Philippines

    Erik De Castro/Reuters Devotees carry a statue of Saint John the Baptist in the Philippines as they take part in a religious...

  13. June 4, 2014

    Court hands China 6 month deadline in Philippines maritime case

    An international court has given China six months to respond to legal claims by the Philippines regarding disputes between...

  14. May 31, 2014

    China hits back after US criticises maritime claim strategy

    China has heavily criticised US defence secretary Chuck Hagel for delivering a speech to a regional defence forum in...

  15. May 26, 2014

    Philippines president warns on Chinese expansion

    Benigno Aquino, president of the Philippines, has warned that Beijing may seek to repeat its tactic of exploring for oil in...

  16. May 26, 2014

    Japan condemns China over jets’ close encounter

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and senior Japanese officials have criticised China over two weekend incidents in which Chinese...

  17. FT Photo Diary

    May 22, 2014

    Manila protester

    Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images A policeman confronts a demonstrator during protests near the venue of the World Economic Forum...

  18. May 14, 2014

    Philippines accuses China of stoking tensions on contested reef

    The Philippines has accused China of reclaiming land around a contested reef in the South China Sea, sparking another...

  19. FT Photo Diary

    April 30, 2014

    Workers’ rights in Manila

    Romeo Ranoco/Reuters A hawker rides his bicycle past graffiti along a street in Manila on Wednesday. Activists will take to...

  20. FT Photo Diary

    April 29, 2014

    Protesting the defense agreement

    Ted Aljibe/AFP An anti-US protester dressed like the Statue of Liberty stands next to a giant mock US flag during a protest...

  21. FT Photo Diary

    April 28, 2014

    Anti-US demonstration in Manila

    Aaron Favila/AP An activist holds a placard near the Malacañang presidential palace in Manila, during a rally opposing the...

  22. April 28, 2014

    US and Philippines sign defence pact amid China tensions

    President Barack Obama has welcomed a defence pact with the Philippines that will allow the US to base ships and aircraft in...

  23. April 28, 2014

    US spreads military presence across Asia

    When the pilot of the Enola Gay received orders to drop an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima in 1945, he took...

  24. April 27, 2014

    Philippines seeks US support in confrontation with China

    Albert del Rosario, the Philippine foreign minister, can feel his brain pulsate when he touches his head because of wounds...

  25. FT Photo Diary

    April 23, 2014

    Anti-US protesters in Manila

    Bullit Marquez/AP Protesters try to force their way closer to the US Embassy in Manila on Wednesday during a rally against...

  26. FT Photo Diary

    April 22, 2014

    Protest at the US embassy in Manila

    Bullit Marquez/AP A protester is prevented by police from placing a sticker on the logo of the US embassy during a rally in...

  27. 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,...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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,...

  32. 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,...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. FT Photo Diary

    February 17, 2014

    Red lines

    Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA Dozens of Filipino and Vietnamese nationals rally outside the Chinese embassy in Makati’s financial...

  38. 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...

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