Former Philippine President Joseph Estrada leads in the vote-count for mayor of Manila.
The World Health Organization expresses concern that the Philippines is encouraging smoking by hosting one of the world’s largest tobacco trade shows.
Access to clean water has improved dramatically in Asia, but the region’s richest countries still have far better supplies of this essential resource.
President Benigno Aquino won a fight with the Philippine church over contraceptives. His victory bares the bishops’ worst nightmare: They no longer sway the masses.
An Australian man held hostage by militants in southern Philippine jungles for more than a year appears in a video looking thin and haggard.