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      January 22, 2016

      Manila fire damage

      A resident walks amongst debris of destroyed houses after a fire razed a residential area in Manila on Friday ...

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      January 21, 2016

      Manila fire

      Filipinos search for salvageable materials following a fire in Manila, Philippines, The fire which hit a residential...

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    1. January 12, 2016

      Philippines clears US defence agreement

      The Philippines Supreme Court has backed a defence pact that will allow the US to base ships and aircraft in the...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      January 7, 2016

      Honouring the Black Nazarene

      Devotees raise their hands next to a replica of the Black Nazarene in Manila ahead of the annual religious procession,...

    3. FT Photo Diary

      December 18, 2015

      Commuting after Koppu

      Children commute in a water basin at a flooded market in Candaba, Pampanga, north of Manila on Friday. Vast swathes of...

    4. FT Photo Diary

      December 17, 2015

      Searching the ashes

      Filipinos search for salvageable materials following a fire in Manila ...

    5. December 4, 2015

      COP21: Delhi bans cars on alternate days to cut pollution

      Delhi will become the latest megacity to impose drastic restrictions on cars in an attempt to limit air pollution, with...

    6. FT Photo Diary

      December 4, 2015

      Jail fire

      A fireman douses a fire that gutted shanty town near a jail in Manila on Friday, as residents try to help. Hundreds of...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      December 1, 2015

      Red ribbon remembrance

      A Filipino transgender woman holds a huge red ribbon symbolising the fight against the HIV virus as she poses before...

    8. November 30, 2015

      Philippines learns hard lessons from PPPs

      There is a glow of self-satisfaction about Manila after its successful hosting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation...

    9. FT Photo Diary

      November 26, 2015

      Salvaging in Mandaluyong City

      Filipinos search for salvageable materials following a fire in Mandaluyong City, east of Manila, Philippines, on...

    10. FT Photo Diary

      November 25, 2015

      Fire in Mandaluyong City

      Filipino, Fil Binay battles to contain a fire in Mandaluyong City, east of Manila, Philippines   ...

    11. FT Photo Diary

      November 23, 2015

      Sleeping sales

      A vendor of used magazines sleeps along a street in Manila on Monday ...

    12. FT Photo Diary

      November 19, 2015

      Violent protests in Manila

      Philippine police fire water cannon as they clash with protesters parading down a street trying to voice their...

    13. FT Photo Diary

      November 18, 2015

      APEC summit protest

      Filipino activists clash with riot police officers during a protest rally near the venue of the on-going Asia-Pacific...

    14. November 17, 2015

      Philippines strives to lose ‘sick man’ tag

      With thick stone walls and a stagnant lily pond at its feet, the main gate of Fort Santiago in central Manila is an...

    15. November 17, 2015

      Tides of visitors bring in the cash — but vices arrive too

      A few hours’ drive south of Manila, in the coastal town of Anilao, visitors find something rare: not just rainbow coral...

    16. November 17, 2015

      Prosperity raises pressure to shift policy focus from poor

      “We are poor because we are poor — this is not a tautology,” Filipino writer F Sionil José said more than a decade ago,...

    17. FT Photo Diary

      November 17, 2015

      Riot police at anti APEC demo

      Riot police officers during a protest against APEC in Manila, Philippines. Philippine security forces were on high...

    18. FT Photo Diary

      November 16, 2015

      Holding back the line

      A woman stands in front of police as Filipino laborers clash with police in the Makati section of Manila on Monday. ...

    19. FT Photo Diary

      November 16, 2015

      Protesting APEC

      Filipino activists scuffle with anti-riot police during a protest rally against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation...

    20. FT Photo Diary

      November 13, 2015

      Philippines pollution

      A Filipino informal settler boy frolics at a polluted coastline at a fishing village in Paranaque city, south of...

    21. November 8, 2015

      Philippine economy thrives as young workers stay in the country

      For the past 15 years, Voltaire Dela Santa has worked in call centres in the Philippines, serving customers from across...

    22. October 30, 2015

      China loses round one in Philippines dispute over islands

      China has lost the first round of a major legal fight with the Philippines after an international tribunal agreed to...

    23. FT Photo Diary

      September 24, 2015

      Philippine maneuvers

      Filipino Marine soldiers maneuver during a mock ‘beach assault’ scenario in the town of Ternate, Cavite province, South...

    24. FT Photo Diary

      July 30, 2015

      Earthquake drill

      Caregivers of patients hold plastic chairs over their heads while a nurse takes cover under a table as they participate...

    25. FT Photo Diary

      July 27, 2015

      Anti-Aquino protest in Manila

      Policemen seek cover with their helmets and shields as they block protesters trying to march towards Batasang Pambansa,...

    26. FT Photo Diary

      July 27, 2015

      Manila protest

      Protesters burn an effigy of President Benigno Aquino during a rally near Batasang Pambansa in Quezon city, Metro...

    27. FT Photo Diary

      July 10, 2015

      Pregnant and flooded

      An eight-month pregnant woman stands near the entrance of her home at a flooded squatter colony beside a creek in...

    28. FT Photo Diary

      July 6, 2015

      Running through the rain

      A boy runs as heavy rains and high waves brought by typhoon Linfa, locally named Egay, crash along a breakwater along...

    29. FT Photo Diary

      July 2, 2015

      Raft amongst the rubbish

      A girl sits on a makeshift styrofoam raft as she collects recyclable material from floating garbage in a polluted river...

    30. June 16, 2015

      Manila in midst of ‘township’ boom

      The economic boom in the Philippines has come at a price: chronic traffic congestion. In Manila, the capital, gridlock...

    31. FT Photo Diary

      June 12, 2015

      Hands off

      Activists hold a protest in front of the Chinese Consular Office in Manila as the country commemorates the 117th...

    32. FT Photo Diary

      June 9, 2015

      Shanty town shade

      An elderly resident sits in front of her demolished house during the demolition of informal settlements in order to...

    33. June 5, 2015

      Airport delay highlights Philippine infrastructure gap

      The Philippines’ hopes of underpinning the country’s heady economic development through infrastructure investment have...

    34. May 28, 2015

      Graft probe raises doubts over Philippine presidential succession

      A growing corruption scandal has raised doubts over the Philippine presidential succession and threatens to unnerve...

    35. May 27, 2015

      Asia casinos hedge their bets amid China corruption crackdown

      Casino investors are divided over the regional impact of the corruption crackdown in China, with some hoping to pick up...

    36. FT Photo Diary

      May 26, 2015

      Demolition unrest

      A resident throws an empty bottle towards advancing policemen and a demolition team during the demolition of an...

    37. May 20, 2015

      Philippine port gridlock puts growth in the slow lane

      It’s not often that traffic congestion around a container port becomes a matter of national urgency. But over the past...

    38. May 18, 2015

      Philippine president seeks to defuse tensions with China

      Amid steadily escalating tensions in the South China Sea, Philippine President Benigno Aquino has moved to rein in his...

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