The remains of a Vermont World War II soldier who died as a prisoner of war in the Philippines in 1942 have been laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.
Basketball’s World Cup starts on Friday, spread out over three nations. The Philippines, Japan and Indonesia all will be hosts. It’ll be centered in Manila.
As Tony Award winner Lea Salonga prepares to depart the first ever all-Filipino cast Broadway cast this week, her role will become a revolving door to showcase other well-known talent from the Philippines.
The Philippine government has summoned China’s ambassador to convey a strongly worded diplomatic protest over the Chinese coast guard’s use of water cannons against Philippine vessels in a confrontation in the disputed South China Sea.
The Philippine military has condemned a Chinese coast guard ship’s “excessive and offensive” use of a water cannon against a Filipino supply boat to block it from delivering new troops, food, water and fuel to a Philippine-occupied shoal in the disputed South China Sea.
Police in the Philippines say one person has died and nearly 100 have had to be rescued after a ferry struck floating debris at sea and took on water Saturday.
July 28-Aug. 3, 2023

Flooding in China and the Philippines, Hindu rituals at rivers in India, the capsize of a passenger ferry in the Philippines and New Zealand sea lions hanging out at the beach.
A small plane carrying a Filipino trainer pilot and an Indian student is missing in the northeastern Philippines and the search is being hampered by bad weather.
The Philippine Football Federation says Alen Stajcic has decided not to continue as head coach of its national soccer team just two days after the side played its final group game at the Women’s World Cup.
Sophie Roman Haug’s three goals kick-started Norway’s dormant offense and sparked a 6-0 win over the Philippines on Sunday that moved the Norweigians to the knockout stage of the Women’s World Cup.
Norway forward and 2018 Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg is out with a groin injury for her country’s final group stage match against the Philippines.
New Zealand went from Women’s World Cup darlings to the brink of elimination in a five-day span and its shot at advancing into the knockout round hinges on its Sunday match against Switzerland.
Typhoon Doksuri has made landfall in China after bringing deadly landslides to the Philippines. The storm plowed into the eastern province of Fujian on Friday morning after bringing heavy rains and gale-force winds to parts of Taiwan.
Authorities in the Philippines say a small ferry turned upside down when passengers suddenly crowded to one side in panic as fierce winds lashed the wooden vessel.
Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim says Southeast Asian countries should be given some latitude to engage informally with Myanmar on an individual basis to help resolve a deepening crisis there.
Sarina Bolden rose above two defenders and headed the ball toward the goal. New Zealand goalkeeper Victoria Esson bobbled and fumbled it as it crossed the line.
Philippines made history at its first Women’s World Cup with its first goal and first win, holding on under pressure to upset co-host New Zealand.
Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has emphasized his administration’s resolve to defend the country’s territory through diplomacy in a key speech but did not mention China, with which it has had an escalating series of conflicts in the disputed South China Sea.
For a nation more than 7,000 miles from the United States, the Philippines boasts a women’s national soccer team with a decidedly American feel.
Christine Sinclair hopes her sixth appearance at the Women’s World Cup will finally land Canada the elusive title. Canada begins tournament play Friday against Nigeria.
Appeals judges at the International Criminal Court have ruled that an investigation into the Philippines deadly “war on drugs” can resume.
The anticipation of getting to play a Filipino character for the first time is something shared by the entire company of “Here Lies Love.”
Thousands of poor Filipinos risk their lives by living and working in villages inside a permanent danger zone around Mayon volcano.
The national security advisers of the United States, Japan and the Philippines have held their first joint talks and agreed to strengthen their defense cooperation.
Nearly 20,000 people have fled from an erupting volcano in the Philippines and are sheltering in schools, disrupting the education of thousands of students.
A deep earthquake has shaken part of the Philippines, southwest of the capital, but there were no immediate reports of major damage or casualties.
A Chinese navy training ship with hundreds of cadets has made a port call in the Philippines, its final stop on a goodwill tour of four countries as Beijing looks to mend fences in the region.
Truckloads of villagers have fled Philippine communities close to the erupting Mayon Volcano, traumatized by the sight of red-hot lava flowing down its crater and fearful of sporadic blasts of ash.
Lava is pouring from the crater of the Philippines’ most active volcano, prompting officials to warn tens of thousands of villagers to be prepared to flee if the gentle eruption turns into a violent and life-threatening explosion.
A weakened Tropical Storm Mawar headed toward Japan’s southern archipelago of Okinawa, leading the airport and businesses to close and fishermen to batten down their boats in preparation.