Fighting Covid Poverty in the Philippines

People in the Philippines are stepping up to help one another where the state has failed them — only to be treated like insurgents. 

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #duterte-rodrigo, #manila-philippines, #parlade-antonio, #philippines

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In the Philippines, Everyone Knows Jordan Clarkson’s Name

Clarkson, who is Filipino-American, is having a career season with the Utah Jazz and drawing a new international fan base to the team.

#basketball, #filipino-americans, #jordan-clarkson, #manila-philippines, #national-basketball-assn, #utah-jazz

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Travel Workers Despair a Year Lost to Covid-19

Six travel workers, from a cruise ship crewmember in Manila to a tour bus driver in East Jerusalem, share how the prolonged shutdown has upended their lives.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruise-lines-international-assn, #cruises, #east-jerusalem, #great-britain, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #israel, #italy, #jamaica-west-indies, #kampala-uganda, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #manila-philippines, #pilots, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #ships-and-shipping, #thomas-cook-group-plc, #unemployment, #united-states-travel-assn, #venice-italy, #wages-and-salaries, #world-tourism-organization

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Bicycling Surges in Manila Amid Covid-19 Lockdowns

City dwellers around the world turned to bicycles as the pandemic forced urban areas to restrict public transit. In the crowded Philippine capital, that meant weaving through notoriously bad traffic.

#accidents-and-safety, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #manila-philippines, #philippines, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #roads-and-traffic, #transit-systems

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘It Soothes Me to Know Someone So Gentle’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #manila-philippines, #modern-love-times-column, #montana, #uganda

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Judge Is Shot and Killed in Her Office at Manila’s City Hall

The judge was identified as Maria Theresa Abadilla, and the mayor’s office said a court clerk had been named by the police as a suspect in the shooting.

#manila-philippines, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #politics-and-government

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A Typhoon Spared the Philippine Capital. Will Manila Be So Lucky Next Time?

With climate change heightening the Philippines’ risk of natural disaster, the country is braced for the next catastrophe.

#abs-cbn-corp, #disasters-and-emergencies, #duterte-rodrigo, #global-warming, #luzon-philippines, #manila-philippines, #philippines, #typhoon-bopha-2012, #typhoon-haiyan-2013, #typhoon-mangkhut-2018, #typhoons

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Rooster Kills Police Officer in Raid on Philippines Cockfighting Den

The Philippine lieutenant was slashed by a razor-sharp spur attached to the bird’s leg during a raid on an illegal cockfighting den.

#cockfighting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #gambling, #manila-philippines, #police

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A Manila Barbershop’s Mirrors Reflect the Pain of the Pandemic

Seven months since the Philippines enacted its first lockdown, Jolog’s Barbershop exemplifies the toll the coronavirus has exacted on the country in lost lives, income and sense of community.

#barbers-and-barbering, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #duterte-rodrigo, #manila-philippines, #philippines, #recession-and-depression

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Under Coronavirus Lockdown, a Philippine Priest Hits the Streets

Father Eduardo Vasquez has visited Manila’s slums to minister to the poor, and distribute food and face masks. “It is not enough to rely on faith alone,” he said.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #duterte-rodrigo, #eduardo-vasquez, #manila-philippines, #priests, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #roman-catholic-church

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Typhoon Vongfong Takes Aim at Philippine Heartland

The storm was bringing torrential rains to the coast of Luzon, an island that is home to 60 million people. Officials warned that packed evacuation centers could become breeding grounds for coronavirus.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #luzon-philippines, #manila-philippines, #philippines, #typhoon-haiyan-2013, #typhoons

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Typhoon Vongfong Makes Landfall in the Philippines

The powerful storm is on a path toward hitting Luzon, the country’s largest and most populous island, on Saturday.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #duterte-rodrigo, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #luzon-philippines, #manila-philippines, #pacific-ocean, #philippines, #typhoon-haiyan-2013, #typhoons, #weather

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Health Workers Under Attack During Coronavirus Pandemic

Stigmatized as vectors of contagion in some countries, health care workers have been assaulted, abused and ostracized.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #culiacan-mexico, #india, #jalisco-mexico, #karachi-pakistan, #manila-philippines, #mexico, #nursing-and-nurses, #odisha-india, #pakistan, #philippines, #rumors-and-misinformation, #sinaloa-mexico

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Heherson Alvarez, Fierce Opponent of Marcos Dictatorship, Dies at 80

Mr. Alvarez escaped the brutal regime by fleeing to the United States, where he helped organize the opposition Movement for a Free Philippines.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #heherson-alvarez, #manila-philippines

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In a Manila Slum, Coronavirus Lockdown Hits Hard

Life was already a struggle in the crowded shanties of San Roque. Then came the coronavirus.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #day-laborers, #duterte-rodrigo, #luzon-philippines, #manila-philippines, #philippines, #quarantines

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A Very Different Good Friday, in Photographs

The coronavirus pandemic has upended Easter events, not just in the heart of the Roman Catholic Church but all over the world.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #easter-and-holy-week, #jerusalem-israel, #manila-philippines, #paris-france, #rome-italy

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