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Philippines probes labor abuses in Kuwait after new killing

Jan. 28, 2023 07:03 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government said Saturday it will take steps to assess and prevent abuses including rape and maltreatment of Filipino workers in Kuwait, after a housemaid was killed and dumped in a desert in the oil-rich emirate. The remains of Jullebee...

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...

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...

Philippine court clears Nobel winner Maria Ressa, news company of tax evasion charges she said were used to muzzle media

Jan. 17, 2023 22:10 PM EST
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine court clears Nobel winner Maria Ressa, news company of tax evasion charges she said were used to muzzle media.

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...

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....

Filipino Catholics hold big procession after pandemic eases

Jan. 08, 2023 01:28 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Thousands of Catholic devotees, many donning protective masks and bearing candles, joined a night procession through downtown Manila early Sunday to venerate a centuries-old black statue of Jesus Christ, which was not paraded to discourage an even larger crowd amid...

Philippine military chief replaced by retiring general

Jan. 07, 2023 07:27 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Saturday cut short the term of the military chief of staff he appointed five months ago and replaced him with a retiring general without explaining the surprise move. Marcos’s office announced the replacement...

Philippines' Marcos Jr. heads to China amid sea disputes

Jan. 03, 2023 02:00 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. flew to China on Tuesday for a three-day state visit, saying he looks forward to his meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping as they work to boost bilateral ties. “As I leave for Beijing, I will be opening a new...

Floods in Philippines leave 51 dead, over a dozen missing

Jan. 02, 2023 08:37 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Thousands of people in the Philippines remained in emergency shelters in the wake of devastating Christmas flooding, as the death toll climbed to 51 with 19 missing, authorities said Monday. Images showed residents in southern Misamis Occidental province...