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Filipino workers: Oil company abandoned us in Hurricane Ida

Jan. 27, 2023 10:29 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As Hurricane Ida struck the Louisiana Gulf Coast in August 2021, Renato Decena and Rosel Hernandez watched the storm punch a hole in the roof of the bunkhouse where they were sheltered — abandoned, they allege, by their offshore oil industry employer as the hurricane bore...

Philippines: Unapproved probe into killings unacceptable

Jan. 27, 2023 06:48 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine justice secretary said Friday that any investigation violating the country's sovereignty by the International Criminal Court into the widespread killings of suspects during an anti-drug crackdown under former President Rodrigo Duterte would be “totally...

Intl judges reopen Philippines 'war on drugs' investigation

Jan. 26, 2023 14:17 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court judges on Thursday cleared the way for the court's prosecution office to resume its investigation into the so-called war on drugs in the Philippines. Prosecutor Karim Khan asked judges for permission last year to reactivate...

Philippine plane crash kills 2, another carrying 6 missing

Jan. 25, 2023 01:15 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine air force plane crashed Wednesday on a farm northwest of Manila, killing the two people on board, while a search was continuing for a private aircraft carrying six people that went missing the previous day in the mountainous north. The SF-260...

Marcos says sea feud involving China keeps him up at night

Jan. 19, 2023 06:40 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said the long-raging disputes in the South China Sea that involve China, the Philippines and other coastal states have kept him “up at night” and warned that any major confrontation in Asia, similar to the war in Ukraine,...

Nobel winner Maria Ressa, news outlet cleared of tax evasion

Jan. 18, 2023 11:27 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa and her online news company were cleared Wednesday of tax evasion charges she said were among a slew of legal cases used by former Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to try to muzzle critical reporting. The Court of...

David Byrne's next Broadway show will be 'Here Lies Love'

Jan. 12, 2023 09:03 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — David Byrne's “American Utopia” may have left Broadway but the Talking Heads leader is plotting a return — with disco. Byrne and Fatboy Slim plan to put their musical “Here Lies Love,” a show that charts the rise and fall of Philippine ex-first lady Imelda...

Review: Gerard Butler keeps 'Plane' grounded

Jan. 11, 2023 15:41 PM EST

After “Airplane!” “Airport,” “Up in the Air,” “Flight," “Snakes on a Plane," “Non-Stop” and “The Terminal," we have finally arrived, like weary passengers reaching an unexotic destination, at “Plane.” The Gerard Butler thriller, straight and to the point,...

Philippine court voids oil exploration pact involving China

Jan. 10, 2023 23:48 PM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday declared unconstitutional a 2005 pact by China, the Philippines and Vietnam to jointly explore for oil in the disputed South China Sea, a decision that also brings other proposed agreements into doubt. The decision...

Philippine defense chief quits in latest security shakeup

Jan. 09, 2023 08:37 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The acting Philippine defense chief has resigned, officials said Monday, in the latest in a series of top-level changes in the country’s security establishment that has sparked speculation of renewed military unrest. President Ferdinand Marcos Jr....