Julie McCarthy

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Philippine President Duterte retirement fuels speculation around successor

Saturday, October 02, 2021

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he will retire from politics at the end of his term.


Hospitals in the Philippines struggle under influx of COVID-19 patients

Saturday, October 02, 2021

The Philippines has experienced a surge in coronavirus infections. One-fifth of all infections the country reported since the start of the pandemic happened in September.


Whatever Happened To ... The WW II Sex Slaves Fighting For Justice?

Friday, September 24, 2021

The Japanese Army systematically raped women in the Philippines. What's become of the aging survivors of this wartime atrocity in the midst of the pandemic?


He Scrounged For Food As A Boy. Now, He Hopes To Be Next President Of The Philippines

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Isko Moreno, the celebrity mayor of Manila City, has launched a bid to succeed Rodrigo Duterte. At 46 years old, the former actor would represent generational change for the nation of 109 million.


Philippine President Duterte Is Being Investigated By An International Court

Thursday, September 16, 2021

The International Criminal Court formally authorized an investigation into the anti-drug war of President Rodrigo Duterte. Human rights defenders and families of victims claim it as a victory.


International Criminal Court Backs Probe Of Duterte's War On Drugs In The Philippines

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Officially, at least 6,000 Filipinos, mostly poor drug peddlers and addicts, have been killed in the anti-drug police operations. But rights groups say the number of victims could be four times that.


The Family Of Rodrigo Duterte Is Shaking Up The Philippine Presidential Race

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The Philippines holds national elections next year, and the question is: Who will succeed President Rodrigo Duterte? His term ends in June, and he is scrambling to arrange a successor.


The U.S. Pivots To Focus On Southeast Asia After The Fall Of Kabul

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Vice President Kamala Harris travels to Southeast Asia this week. How do this week's events in Afghanistan resonate in Southeast Asia, and what does it portend for the U.S. as it pivots to the region?


4 Things To Know After The Philippines Kept Its Pact With The U.S. Military

Friday, August 06, 2021

After threatening since last year to cancel it, President Rodrigo Duterte decided to restore the agreement that enables U.S. forces to operate in the Philippines. Here's why that matters.


Pentagon Chief To Visit Regions In Southeast Asia That Are Potential Flashpoints

Monday, July 26, 2021

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is traveling to Southeast Asia, the first Cabinet secretary to do so since President Biden took office. The trip comes at a time of growing tension with China.


U.S.-China Relationship Over South China Sea Gets Heated

Friday, July 16, 2021

As the U.S. vows to safeguard open sea lanes and China lays claim to resource-rich territory, the disputed waters of the South China Sea are becoming a flashpoint between Washington and Beijing.


Dozens Of People Are Killed After A Military Plane Crashes In The Philippines

Monday, July 05, 2021

A Philippines Air Force C-130 troop transport plane carrying more than 90 people crashed, killing at least 47 soldiers plus three civilians on the ground. Forty-nine troops were reported injured.


International Court Is Asked To Probe Anti-Drug War In The Philippines

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

The chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court believes crimes against humanity have been committed during the Philippine president's anti-drug war that has killed at least 6,000 Filipinos.


Malaysia's Recent Surge In COVID Infections Leads To A New Lockdown And New Worries

Friday, June 04, 2021

The country had been seen as a success in handling the pandemic, but a recent surge in cases has made it the third-worst affected country in Southeast Asia. Vietnam is also seeing a rise in cases.


Looking For A Bed For Daddy Lolo: Inside The Philippines' COVID Crisis

Friday, May 07, 2021

In Manila, a family unites to secure care and treatment for Daddy Lolo, their beloved grandfather. Along the way, they witness just how ill-equipped the country is to manage COVID.


Family Struggles To Find Hospital Bed As Philippines Faces Severe Pandemic Surge

Saturday, May 01, 2021

The Philippines is facing a massive health crisis, as the number of coronavirus cases surges and COVID-19 patients scramble to find hospital beds.


China Urged To Withdraw Ships From Reef In South China Sea

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The massing of Chinese ships around a contested reef in the South China Sea is drawing unusual attention. The Philippines fired off a diplomat protest calling on China to withdraw some 180 vessels.


Chinese Ship Deployment Roils South China Sea

Friday, March 26, 2021

China has provoked international alarm by massing ships in the South China Sea near a reef claimed by both China and the Philippines. Manila protested, calling for the flotilla's immediate withdrawal.


Protesters Across Europe Clash With Police Over COVID-19 Lockdowns

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Anger at restrictions imposed to contain the coronavirus pandemic spilled into the streets of Germany and the U.K. on Saturday.


6 Lions Found Dead In Ugandan National Park

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Six lions were found dead and dismembered in a suspected poisoning in Uganda's Queen Elizabeth National Park. The park is home to hundreds of bird species and nearly 100 types of mammals.