News Over a thousand protesters drove gathered to show their dissatisfaction with Manila administrator's decisions

Local government legislation is seeking to curtail many of the rights enjoyed by motorcyclists

Cinema in the 21st Century: Part 3 - The everlasting picture show

Cinema started out showing reports of the major events of the day. Later it offered audiences something more - a date and a dream. In the third part of our series looking forward to the 21st century, Britain's leading film historian considers the emotional power of the picture show

Filipinos join protest over `crony' state

VOTED INTO office in an unprecedented landslide, Joseph Estrada - a former star of Filipino movies - finds his presidency subject to very mixed reviews one year on.

50,000 stage protest over `crony' state

VOTED INTO office in an unprecedented landslide, Joseph Estrada - a former star of Filipino movies - finds his presidency subject to very mixed reviews one year on.

Millions left homeless as floods sweep across Asia

HUNDREDS OF people have been drowned and millions more made homeless by storms and floods that have swept across East Asia.

Books: Manila ice cream

Renegade or Halo2 by Timothy Mo Paddleless Press pounds 17.99

Trial and error

In February, this man was led to the death chamber in a Philippines prison. His crime: the repeated rape of his 10-year-old stepdaughter. A Briton, Albert Wilson, is among more than 400 other inhabitants of Manila's death row who have also been convicted of child rape since the law was tightened in 1994. But evidence suggests that many may not be guilty, while their `victims' have much to gain from convictions. Philip Sweeney investigates

Babies die in Manila inferno

AT LEAST 28 people, many of them babies and young children, were burnt to death in Manila yesterday in a fire at one of the city's slum orphanages.

Lagoons and lost islands

In a world where few tourist-free zones remain, there are still deserted parts of the Philippines to explore. Nigel Hicks is a willing castaway

Personal Finance: A guide to the tax web

TAXPAYERS covered by self-assessment, mainly the self-employed, or those with several sources of investment income, have until the end of this month to send in their returns if they want the Revenue to work out their tax.

Books: The Books Interview: The thriller from Manila

Is Alex Garland the new Graham Greene? James Urquhart lets him draw his own conclusions

Diana: the story of the story

On Saturday 30 August 1997, as midnight passed, a few journalists prepared to while away the time until their shifts ended. Five hours later, the story of the decade had broken. Gabriel Thompson tells the story of the night Diana died

Actor, gambler, womaniser - and the next Filipino leader?

WHEN President Bill Clinton arrived in the Philippines two years ago his security men spotted a large man sporting an Elvis Presley hair style lurching towards the presidential aircraft. Quick off the mark, they blocked his path. The large man was outraged, "I'm the Vice-President," he protested. Yesterday, that man declared himself the winner of the presidential poll, even though voting was still under way.
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How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

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Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

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A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

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Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
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