A frontline medical worker standing inside a triage at Sta. Ana Hospital on Aptil 14, 2020 in Manila.

Jes Aznar/New York Times




Fighting Harder in the Worst of Time

Fighting Harder in the Worst of Time

Atop a hill overlooking the grey wasteland wreaked by Taal Volcano, I felt that the depressing lay of human catastrophe all around me may be an omen. It was early January, but there I was, struggling to breath in a foreboding N95 mask and setting up a live disaster...

The Baesa Crematorium

The Baesa Crematorium

Workers wearing protective suits pull a body bag near a furnace before cremation at the Baesa Crematorium in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. May 5, 2020. Basilio Sepe/BenarNews COVID-19: Deaths, meltdowns, valor Ever since the coronavirus spread to the...

The TFCC stands with our colleagues throughout Asia in calling for an end to intimidation of media personnel in Myanmar.
Below is our join statement.


The year 2020 was one for the books. An eruption, storms and floods, a pandemic. In between, threats to civil liberties. Through it all, FOCAP never wavered. The stories behind our stories, out now in our annual “Prospects” magazine, now digital. https://focap.ph/prospects-2021/


Today marks one year since the passing of a great and wonderful man. Mr. Gaby Tabuñar was more than just a co-founder of FOCAP; for decades, he nurtured the organization.

FOCAP now serves both as a refuge for journalists... 1/2

The Correspondents

Buena Bernal of Channel News Asia

“This exclusive interview I did with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during...

Veejay Villafranca, covering for Der Spiegel

“This was in Our Lady of Grace Parish in Caloocan City while doing a story on...

Regine Cabato of the Washington Post

“Photographer Martin San Diego snapped this shot during a reporting trip in...

FOCAP congratulates Karen Lema of Reuters

Karen Lema of Reuters speaks to a resident of Marawi City, among the hundreds...

Barnaby Lo, covering for CGTN

“What a year of disasters 2018 was. I started coverage with floods in Japan in...

Jason Gutierrez of the New York Times

Jason Gutierrez of the New York Times walks over still-steaming ash that...

FOCAP congratulates Bloomberg’s Claire Jiao

Claire Jiao of Bloomberg’s Manila bureau has been appointed Jakarta...


The Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines 45th Anniversary Video

FOCAP 2021 Prospects Conference