Jim’s Recent Stories
World Dec 19Typhoon deaths in Philippines top 140; mayors plead for food
Gov. Arthur Yap of Bohol province in the central Philippines said 72 people died there, 10 others were missing and 13 injured, and suggested the fatalities may still considerably increase because only 33 of 48 mayors were able to report…
Health Dec 03WHO says measures used against delta should work for omicron
That means continuing to push for higher vaccination rates, abiding by social-distancing guidelines, and wearing masks, among other measures, public health officials say.
World Nov 12Pacific leaders agree on vaccines but not on U.S. hosting regional summit
Pacific Rim leaders have agreed to do all they can to improve access to coronavirus vaccines and reduce carbon emissions, but failed to reach agreement on whether the U.S. should host talks in two years' time.
World Oct 25Apple threatened to pull Facebook and Instagram from its app store over human trafficking
Two years ago, Apple threatened to pull Facebook and Instagram from its app store over concerns about the platform being used as a tool to trade and sell maids in the Mideast.
World Oct 02Philippine leader Duterte announces retirement from politics
“The overwhelming sentiment of the Filipino is that I’m not qualified, and it would be a violation of the constitution,” Duterte said. “I will follow what you wish, and today I announce my retirement from politics."…
World Jul 04Philippine military plane crashes, 45 dead, 49 rescued
A Philippine air force C-130 aircraft carrying combat troops assigned to fight Muslim militants crashed and exploded while landing in the south Sunday, killing at least 42 army soldiers on board and three civilians on the ground in one of…
Politics Jun 14Panic attacks highlight stress at shelters for migrant kids
A federal volunteer at a shelter for unaccompanied immigrant children says panic attacks would occur often after some of the children were taken away to be reunited with their families, dashing the hopes of those left behind.
World Oct 20Duterte says he accepts responsibility for killings in drug crackdown
The Philippine president has said he accepts responsibility for the thousands of killings committed during police operations in his crackdown on drugs, adding that he was even ready to go to jail.
Politics Sep 07Philippine leader pardons U.S. Marine in transgender killing
The Philippine president has pardoned a U.S. Marine in a surprise move that will free him from imprisonment in the 2014 killing of a transgender Filipino woman that sparked anger in the former American colony.
World Jun 15Philippine journalist convicted of libel and sentenced to 6 years
An award-winning journalist critical of the Philippine president was convicted of libel and sentenced to jail Monday in a decision called a major blow to press freedom in an Asian bastion of democracy.