Yolanda People Finder

  Typhoon Haiyan (locally referred to as ‘Yolanda’) made landfall in the Philippines on Friday November 8th 2013. Officially, 1839 people have been killed as a direct result of the disaster, 2624 have been injured and 84 people are missing. Public donations have been inspiring, with UK residents pledging over £1.5 million ($2.4 million) within … More Yolanda People Finder

Million People March

Massive protests, the biggest since President Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III took office three years ago, rocked the Philippines on National Heroes Day as hundreds of thousands expressed indignation against government corruption and called for the full abolition of the pork barrel. Police estimated that around 80,000 to 100,000 gathered in Rizal Park in Manila, the … More Million People March

EDSA DOS

Sixteen years ago, Filipinos gathered at the historic thoroughfare EDSA, where freedom was once won against a dictator in 1986. EDSA People Power II, as it came to be known, was a series of protests held from January 16 to 20, 2001, against former president Joseph Estrada who was then facing plunder charges. The protests … More EDSA DOS

Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA)

The Philippines was praised worldwide in 1986, when the so-called bloodless revolution erupted, called EDSA People Power’s Revolution. February 25, 1986 marked a significant national event that has been engraved in the hearts and minds of every Filipino. This part of Philippine history gives us a strong sense of pride especially that other nations had … More Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA)

Anti-Drugs Campaign

The survey commissioned by the Dangerous Drugs Board estimates that 4.8 million Filipinos aged 10-69 years old used illegal drugs at least once in their lives. Meanwhile, 715,393 people have surrendered under Project TokHang. 53,091 of them drug pushers and 662,302 admitting to using illegal drugs. In a 42-minute speech laced with profanities, President-elect Rodrigo … More Anti-Drugs Campaign