Nightingales in Peril: Filipino nurses put their lives on the line in the UK

Patrick looked at the dialysis patients and adjusted his face mask as he stamped out a feeling of dread rising within him. It was in the early weeks of the coronavirus crisis, and the 28-year-old Filipino registered nurse, who’d been in the United Kingdom less than a year, was suddenly facing the biggest challenge of ...

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Painful homecoming in PH’s battle-torn Marawi

Painful homecoming in PH’s battle-torn Marawi

[Updated] After fleeing for their lives nearly a year ago, some residents of the battle-scarred Philippine city of Marawi were allowed back Sunday for the first time — to...

Q&A: Rappler reporter Pia Ranada talks about the day Duterte banned her from the Palace

Q&A: Rappler reporter Pia Ranada talks about the day Duterte banned her from the Palace

It’s a rare and less-than-ideal situation for journalists when they become the story, but Rappler reporter Pia Ranada, one of the best-known reporters covering the...

Q&A: Philippine TV veteran Boy Abunda says allowing Western beauty standards to define us forever is ‘deadly mistake’

Q&A: Philippine TV veteran Boy Abunda says allowing Western beauty standards to define us forever is ‘deadly mistake’

The conversation around colorism issues blew up recently after netizens criticized the upcoming fantasy series Bagani, for brownfacing mestizo (mixed-race) actors instead of...


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Coconuts Manila Interviews

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