Nov 20, 2014

Nine convicted in Manila disco fire that killed 162

A Philippine court convicted nine people for graft Thursday over a 1996 nightclub fire that killed 162 people, mostly students celebrating the end of the school year. The Sandiganbayan anti-graft court convicted seven former city engineering officials of suburban Quezon City and two operators ...

Nov 19, 2014

Would-be witness in Philippine massacre murdered

A potential witness in the trial over the Philippines’ worst political massacre has been killed, police said Wednesday as the government struggled to secure justice for the 2009 murder of 58 people. Tuesday’s attack brings to four the number of would-be witnesses in the ...

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 ...