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Typhoon heroes: 5 Filipino rescuers drown in flooded village

Sep. 26, 2022 08:51 AM EDT

SAN MIGUEL, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Noru left a trail of destruction in northern Philippine provinces on Monday with at least eight people dead, including a group of rescuers who were scrambling to save villagers trapped in floodwaters, officials said. Five government rescuers...

'Multilateral'? Global South's leaders question solidarity

Sep. 25, 2022 10:03 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The United Nations was established on one simple notion above all others: Working together is better than going it alone. But while the term “multilateralism” might be trending at this year's U.N. General Assembly, some leaders are calling out the heads of richer...

The AP Interview: Marcos wants to 'reintroduce' Philippines

Sep. 24, 2022 02:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Looking to “reintroduce the Philippines" to the world, new President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has ambitious plans for his nation on the international stage and at home — if, that is, the twin specters of pandemic and climate change can be overcome or at least managed. ...

Biden seeks closer ties with Philippines after 'rocky' past

Sep. 22, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden pledged on Thursday in his first face-to-face meeting with new Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to work to strengthen relations with the Pacific nation after what he said had been some “rocky times” in the past. Meeting on the...

At UN, despite global morass, hope peeks through the gloom

Sep. 21, 2022 18:00 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the United Nations had just warned of a world gone badly wrong — a place where inequity was on the rise, war was back in Europe, fragmentation was everywhere, the pandemic was pushing onward and technology was tearing things apart as much as it was uniting...

Filipino victims: Justice elusive decades after martial law

Sep. 21, 2022 08:13 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Survivors of torture and other atrocities under Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos on Wednesday marked his martial law declaration 50 years ago by pressing their demand for justice and apology from his son — now the country’s president in a stunning reversal of...

Philippines leader: Rich countries have put poorest at risk

Sep. 20, 2022 19:27 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The world’s richest people have put its poorest at risk, Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. charged Tuesday at the United Nations, pushing for action on inequality, nuclear weapons and climate change. Addressing the U.N. General Assembly for the first...

Gunmen kill 3 soldiers in southern Philippine attack

Sep. 15, 2022 09:38 AM EDT

ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (AP) — Gunmen killed three soldiers in an ambush in the southern Philippines on Thursday in violence that coincided with the president's visit to the region to pledge support for a 2014 peace deal with Muslim rebels that has eased decades of fighting. There...

Philippine leader says calling his father dictator `wrong'

Sep. 14, 2022 06:37 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said it’s wrong to describe his late father as a dictator and that his brutal martial law rule in the 1970s was not meant to prolong his grip on power — comments that were immediately rejected by human rights activists. ...

Philippines extending state of calamity for virus pandemic

Sep. 12, 2022 05:18 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is extending a state of calamity declared by his predecessor more than two years ago to deal with continuing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, an official said Monday. Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles...