Manuel Mogato

'My world stopped spinning' - life on hold for millions of Philippine migrant workers

Jul 23 2020

MANILA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - He had a visa and just the job - six months of work at sea and thousands in pay to send home. Then the virus struck.

Philippines to deport American Catholic priest wanted for sex crimes

Dec 06 2018

MANILA Philippine law enforcement agents have arrested a 77-year-old American Catholic priest on a warrant for sex crimes issued by a court in the United States, a spokeswoman for immigration authorities said on Thursday.

Philippine court jails three police officers for drugs war murder

Nov 29 2018

MANILA A Philippine court on Thursday sentenced three police officers to up to 40 years in jail for the murder of a 17-year-old high school student, the first to be convicted in President Rodrigo Duterte's drugs war. | Video

China calls for open world economy but work remains on landmark trade pact

Nov 12 2018

SINGAPORE/MANILA China will further open its economy in the face of rising protectionism, Premier Li Keqiang said as he arrived in Singapore on Monday for meetings with Asia-Pacific leaders that will focus on speeding up work on a major new trade pact.

Typhoon triggers deadly landslides in Philippines, dozens trapped

Oct 30 2018

MANILA Landslides killed four people and trapped at least 31 others on Tuesday in a mountainous region of the Philippines, officials said, as Typhoon Yutu barreled across the country with strong winds and rains.

Brass band and banners: candidates register for Philippines mid-term polls

Oct 11 2018

MANILA Noisy, banner-waving supporters cheered on candidates in the Philippines on Thursday as they registered for mid-term elections next year seen as a referendum on President Rodrigo Duterte's administration.

Philippines' Duterte says tests show he doesn't have cancer

Oct 09 2018

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday that a biopsy shows he does not have cancer, after calls from the public for information after the 73-year-old missed two official events last week.

Philippines' Duterte hit by new ICC complaint over deadly drug war

Aug 28 2018

MANILA Activists and families of eight victims of the Philippines' "war on drugs" filed a complaint on Tuesday with the International Criminal Court (ICC), a second petition accusing President Rodrigo Duterte of murder and crimes against humanity.

As Philippines' Duterte starts to flag, his daughter reaches out to a Marcos

Aug 20 2018

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte thinks political dynasties are bad. But the way the prevailing political winds are blowing, it looks like a dynasty of his own might be taking shape. | Video

Southeast Asia seek cybersecurity deal with Russia after series of hacks

Aug 02 2018

SINGAPORE/MANILA Southeast Asian nations hope to strike a joint agreement on cybersecurity in coming days with Russia, accused by the United States of meddling in its elections, after a series of high-profile hacks in the region.

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