Celebrants are being called on to wear masks and practice social distancing.
With about 10 million residents, the capital resembles a ghost town at night as citizens obey orders to stay at home.
COVID-19 pandemic forces governments, religious leaders to ban mass gatherings.
The Church is advising parishioners to read the “gospels from end to end” during Holy Week.
Malaysia and the Philippines institute lockdowns while other nations consider similar moves.
Nearly 10,000 troops from 29 countries participated in annual 10-day military training exercises across Thailand.
Water levels can dip and rise like a faucet switched on and off, a local abbot says.
Lion dances and other traditions are revived as Chinese communities across the region ring in the new lunar year.
BenarNews team of photographers travels to Taal Volcano, which sits on island south of Manila.
The extreme display of religious devotion is a yearly tradition in the Philippines.
Operators of the uniquely Philippine vehicle protest government plan to phase out the Jeepney.
Nearly 16,000 survivors of 2018 temblor and tsunami remain homeless at camps in provincial capital.
Youths from Manila, Jakarta, Bangkok, Dhaka and beyond take part in Climate Strikes.
‘They are destroying our traditional fishing ground,” says one fisherman.
Encampment contains many reminders of the group’s decades-long push for an independent Muslim state.
Millions gather for holiday that marks the end of the Ramadan fasting month.
For the next month, worshipers will refrain from eating and drinking during the daylight hours.
In a long-held tradition, Filipino devotees reenact the life and passion of Christ.
Rallies take place in Manila and Baguio City to coincide with worldwide celebrations of women.
About 1,000 volunteers marched the 160-km route in Bataan province tied to a WWII defeat.
Biggest holiday for Chinese communities is believed to bring good luck.
BenarNews follows five female rope-access technicians during a day’s work high above Kuala Lumpur.
Search for victims ongoing on both sides of the Sunda Strait as government cares for thousands of displaced people
Filipinos spend day in cemeteries honoring lost loved ones.
Neighborhoods are flattened, hundreds dead and tens of thousands homeless after Friday’s earthquake and tsunami.
Orang Asli Batek residents of Kampung Aur survive by hunting and gathering from the surrounding jungle.
Street scenes capture Muslims, Buddhist co-existing.
Celebrations take place in Manila and near the war-devastated southern city of Marawi.
Younger generation is losing interest, and people are moving away from fishing, artist laments.
Measles, malnutrition led to deaths of 72 Asmat children in January, officials say.