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Some six million people flocked to the Philippine capital Manila on Sunday 18 January to take part in a celebratory Mass led by Pope Francis.
In a country where 80 per cent of people are Catholic, local churches have played a crucial role in helping people prepare for Typhoon Hagupit.
Yeb Sano, the young Filipino diplomat who wept and fasted for two weeks after super-typhoon Haiyan devastated his country, has been excluded from UN Climate Talks.
The Philippine authorities are failing to tackle torture as not a single perpetrator has been convicted under a landmark anti-torture law that came into effect five years ago, says Amnesty.
As the world marks a year since Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, the focus is on how to move forward action against climate change.
Tribal people and small farmers in the Philippine province of Palawan have called for a halt to the expansion of oil palm plantations which destroy the forests they rely on to survive.
A physician, educator and former World Council of Church staff member is on the Philippines Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board.
A new church resource book on HIV and AIDS has been launched in the Philippines to address the country’s HIV epidemic.
Massive flooding in the Philippines is hindering efforts to rebuild in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, says Christian Aid.
Donations to Christian Aid’s Typhoon appeal, launched six weeks ago to help survivors of one of the worst storms in history, have topped £2.2 million.