Typhoon-shattered Philippines slowly on mend a year later

Nov 5, 2014

Typhoon-shattered Philippines slowly on mend a year later

Philippine communities shattered by Typhoon Haiyan a year ago are starting to bustle again as a huge reconstruction effort takes root, but millions of survivors still endure brutal poverty and are dangerously exposed to the next big storm. More than 7,350 people perished as ...

Oct 20, 2014

Japanese man shot dead in the Philippines; associates sought

Philippine police are investigating whether two Japanese men may have been involved in the motorcycle slaying of a 32-year-old Japanese businessman over the weekend, a police official said Monday. Police officer Rey Viloria said one of the two unnamed individuals was in a taxi ...

Marine accused in Philippine killing tests U.S. relations

Oct 20, 2014

Marine accused in Philippine killing tests U.S. relations

Inside a funeral parlor, a Filipino mother sits and weeps next to a coffin containing the body of her daughter and demands answers. On a hulking American assault ship moored at a nearby port sits a man who might have them — a U.S. ...

U.S. to produce marine sought for murder of transgender Filipino

Oct 18, 2014

U.S. to produce marine sought for murder of transgender Filipino

The United States said Saturday it would comply with a Philippine prosecutor’s order to produce a murder suspect and four other U.S. Marines in the investigation into the killing of a transgender Filipino sex worker. The prosecutor ordered the five U.S. Marines to give ...

Philippines summons U.S. Marines in transgender murder case

Oct 18, 2014

Philippines summons U.S. Marines in transgender murder case

Five U.S. Marines have been summoned to appear before a prosecutor in the northern Philippines after Filipino police accused one of them of murdering a transgender sex worker, the foreign department said. The Americans were ordered to attend a hearing by the prosecutor of ...

Kin of transgender murder victim seek jail for U.S. Marine

Oct 17, 2014

Kin of transgender murder victim seek jail for U.S. Marine

Relatives of a transgender Filipino allegedly murdered by a U.S. Marine are demanding that the accused be thrown into a Philippine prison. The family and protesters who took to the streets Wednesday criticized the Manila government for allegedly dragging its heels over the weekend ...