Philippines

Activists and survivors of the martial law era under his father protested Marcos Jr.’s inauguration.
Outgoing Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who calls Putin an idol and a friend, voiced his rebuke for the first time over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The namesake son of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos appears to have won the presidency in a reversal of the 1986 “People Power” revolt that ousted his father.
Taal volcano, one of the world’s smallest active volcanoes, has blasted ash into the air and caused volcanic lightning. Thousands of people were forced to evacuate across the country's capital of Manila, with some experts warning an eruption could happen at any time.
In many places around the world, plans for New Year’s Eve celebrations were muted or cancelled for the second year due to coronavirus infections.
At least 52 people are still missing, officials say.
"I was shocked I was able to do it," Hidilyn Diaz said after her emotional win.
Aquino was the heir to a political legacy of a family that has been regarded as a bulwark against authoritarianism in the Philippines.
Rodrigo Duterte also said he would order village leaders to compile a list of defiant residents.
In the Philippines, entrepreneurship is a way of life and a means of survival.