Ubiquitous nicknames defy officialdom and good taste in Philippines

Manila_AerialThe Philippines is a nation of nicknames, using someone’s full name sounds ludicrously formal.

The Australian Broadcasting Commission’s South-East Asia correspondent Adam Harvey reports from Manila how he got into trouble for taking a photograph of the US Embassy. He is confronted by the security guard who demanded to see his ID, and was asked his height, weight, and nickname.