Philippines

  1. Philippines targets nine million Covid vaccinations in three days

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    Video caption: Vaccination centres in the Philippines are reporting record turnouts as hesitancy declines

    Vaccination centres in the Philippines are reporting record turnouts as the vaccine hesitancy seen earlier in the year appears to have declined.

  2. New draft is just ‘mumbo-jumbo’ , says Filipino activist

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    Young activist Mitzi Jonelle Tan holds up a placard saying: 'Uproot the system'

    Stepping away from the stocktake for a bit - as nations continue to share their thoughts on how things are going...

    BBC Minute reporter Mora Morrison bumped into Mitzi Jonelle Tan, a prominent young activist from the Philippines, who’s protesting with others on the streets of Glasgow.

    She’s critical of the latest agreement draft, which countries could sign at the end of COP26 talks.

    She describes the latest text as little more than a “bunch of words”. And she feels that debates over the exact language used in the document are distracting from the urgent need for action.

    “We’re seeing all this mumbo-jumbo about how this word is more intense than the other word,” she says.

    “Honestly, this talk about text - although I know it’s important - it feels like a slap to my face when I know that back home, people are suffering from the climate crisis.”

    But she remains optimistic regardless of what results from the talks in Glasgow.

    Quote Message: I have hope because of the people here. I have it because of these protests, because of these mobilisations. Not just here, but across the globe. We’re seeing that there is someone from every country fighting for the same thing that we are: climate justice.”
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    Video caption: COP26: Climate activists on what change means for them

    Climate activists from the Philippines, the UK and Argentina take questions on climate change.

  4. Saving the Cyber Sex Girls

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    Video caption: Stacey visits the Philippines, fast becoming the world capital of the cybersex industry.

    Stacey Dooley travels to the Philippines, learning how poverty combined with cheap internet access has led to an increasing number of girls being exposed to online sexual abuse.

  5. Mums Selling Their Kids for Sex

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    Video caption: Stacey Dooley visits the Philippines to investigate mothers who sexually abuse children.

    Documentary in which Stacey Dooley visits the Philippines to investigate Filipino mothers who sexually abuse children, often their own, live in front of webcams.

  6. COP26: 'It's so scary' being a climate activist in the Philippines

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    Video caption: The Philippines is one of the most dangerous places to work against climate change

    The Philippines is one of the most dangerous places to work against climate change with 29 environmentalists and farmers killed there last year alone.

  7. Maria Ressa – Journalist and CEO of Rappler

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    Video caption: Stephen Sackur speaks to journalist Maria Ressa who founded the Rappler news website.

    Stephen Sackur speaks to journalist Maria Ressa who founded the Rappler news website and has just been convicted of cyber-libel in a case that has raised worldwide concern.

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    Video caption: South China Sea: The battle for Scarborough Shoal

    The BBC's Howard Johnson gained rare access to the disputed coral reef in the South China Sea.