Hundreds of New Year revelers suffer from firecracker-related injuries each year. Some groups are calling for a nationwide firecracker ban. But will this be effective? Senior Correspondent Ruth Cabal finds out in this second part of CNN Philippines Investigates.
Despite a government ban against the sale of imported firecrackers this new year, CNN Philippines still found illegal firecrackers sold in Divisoria, including piccolo, which has been the top cause of firecracker-related injuries over the years.
The war on illegal drugs rages on its fifth month, and police arrest more people linked to the trade. But do all cases against drug traffickers or drug users prosper? CNN Philippines' senior correspondent Ruth Cabal finds out in Part 1 of her investigative report.
Three years after 'Yolanda' ravaged the Visayas, thousands of survivors have yet to get permanent housing.
There are allegations of anomalies in spending the funds. Our Senior Correspondent Ruth Cabal has the details in Part 2 of her investigative report.
Why are thousands of 'Yolanda survivors' still homeless, despite billions of pesos worth of rehabilitation funds released in the past three years? Senior Correspondent Ruth Cabal finds out in Part 1 of her investigative report.
Gangs have become part of the culture inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP). Officials admit gang leaders hold sway over prison officers. But they also say reforms are underway to change that. Senior Correspondent Ruth Cabal reports this in the third and final part of her investigative report on the national penitentiary.
Last week, one inmate died and three others were wounded in a stabbing incident inside the New Bilibid Prison. All of them were members of different gangs. CNN Philippines Senior correspondent Ruth Cabal finds out how influential these gangs are inside the national penitentiary.