The Philippines are preparing for the mass burial of scores of bodies after flash floods left more than 900 people dead in the southern island of Mindanao. Our Observer there says that while typhoons are common in his country, Mindanao usually escapes the worst of the damage, meaning that residents were unprepared. Read more…
This video was shot on a mobile phone in a Manila police station. It shows a plainclothes police officer torturing a small-time thief by pulling a string attached to his genitals. WARNING - these images may be considered disturbing.
dance routine to the Michael Jackson song Thriller, staged by 1,500
Filipino prison inmates, has been viewed over 11 million times on YouTube. Part of a rehabilitation programme, the prisoners had been practicing several routines
in the hope of participating in the colourful ‘Sinulog' festival that takes
place on the island of Cebu each January. See the videos...
Video published on YouTube by byronfgarcia, 17 July 2007