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...

Congratulations to the new set of FOCAP board members:

President - @barnabychuck
VP - @newshound16
Secretary - @RegineCabato
Treasurer - @cliffvenzon


FOCAP’s online news forum on the state of Marawi’s rehabilitation and reconstruction.

Watch our livestream on: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=519343662413857&ref=watch_permalink

On May 23, we mark 4 years since the siege of Marawi. Despite a military victory, the city remains in ruins.

We’ve invited a panel of experts to discuss the state of rehabilitation and how IDP’s are doing.

Watch this online news forum at 10am on Friday, May 21, on our FB page.

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