The brutal attack on 65-year-old Vilma Kari, part of a recent wave of anti-Asian hate crimes in the US, has left some questioning their future in America.
Just as coronavirus sends unemployment to a 15-year high, Filipinos are being hit with rising prices.
As the Covid-19 pandemic decimated tourism, resorts in places like Boracay and Palawan started offering monthly packages to digital nomads.
Although 600,000 Sinovac doses will be given starting next week, private firms throughout the country have secured their own vaccines.
Former House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano has unveiled a new political grouping named after the world-famous South Korean boy band, sparking a social media backlash.
Gender equality has taken a big step backwards amid the coronavirus pandemic, with women disproportionately affected by lockdowns, job losses and the poverty that results.
Thousands of Filipinos have taken on DIY projects during the country’s lockdowns, with the trend leading to an online shopping boom.
Up to 15 million youth jobs in the region are expected to disappear in 2020, and even those who can find work face the prospect of lower earnings for years to come.
American drug maker Pfizer’s vaccine may be challenging to import and it is unclear if President Rodrigo Duterte will approve advance payments to reserve supplies.
Unplanned pregnancies are expected to rise more than 40 per cent this year as the Covid-19 lockdown has eroded measures intended to slow the birth rate and left an alarming number of women and girls without access to family planning services.
The two most-followed fake accounts of the 155 removed by Facebook on Tuesday were focused on Philippine news, according to network analysis firm Graphika.
The decision has reopened a debate about the national security implications surrounding Dito Telecommunity, which is part-owned by China Telecom.
Movement restrictions and unemployment have seen visits to retail establishments fall 55 per cent between February and July, with operators now focusing on deliveries, e-commerce and logistics.
In China, audiences tune in for the human stars of the shows. But in Southeast Asia, it is the brands that are the stars.
Initially envisaged as a solution for doctors resorting to bin bags as supplies of medical-grade gear ran low, designers soon discovered another market: the general public.
Kriza Calumba is a food and science technology instructor from Davao, which is known as the ‘durian capital’ of the Philippines.
The focus on cycling gained ground when public transport stopped during lockdown, boosting calls for a more bike-friendly Philippines.
As Metro Manila has endured nearly 80 days of ‘community quarantine’, a digitalisation push has allowed more employees to work from home – though the switch has not been without its difficulties.
Personal shopper, or ‘pabili’, services are not new to the Philippines, but demand for them has taken off since Luzon’s coronavirus lockdown.
As quarantine measures make trips to far-off banks problematic, neighbourhood sari-sari stores are cashing in with newly digitised services.
Quarantine has its downsides, sure. But savvy start-ups helping Filipinos stay home are seeing there’s an upside too.
Slow internet and suspicious bosses are hampering work-from-home schemes across the region. But among the more visionary, there’s recognition a ‘new normal’ has dawned.
The provinces of Batangas and Cavite, three hours’ drive south of Manila, were just beginning to recover from January’s eruption. Then came the pandemic.
Half of the 1.3 million workers in business process outsourcing have low-skill jobs that technology could replace. But some say this is a chance to upskill, rather than lay off, staff
Professional gaming has come a long way en route to becoming a history-making medal event at last December’s Southeast Asian Games in Manila.
Only half of the country’s high-school graduates finish their tertiary education, dropping out due to a lack of financial capacity or guidance.
Platforms such as Session Groceries, BukidFresh and Agrabah work to open up new markets for farmers struggling with typhoon-hit harvests and a flood of cheap imports.
Dresses made of flour sacks, trendy shoes from textile scraps and the designer bags giving a lift to impoverished mothers: it’s the fashionable industry of upcycling.
The Philippines receives a fraction of the funding for tech start-ups that its neighbours do, due largely to inexperience and an aversion to entrepreneurship. Will a new law to support start-ups be enough?