Image of Asia: Overseas Filipinos happy to be home
In this photo by Bullit Marquez, two Filipinos who worked in Libya show cellphone photos they took in war-torn Benghazi before being repatriated home Monday. Nearly 1,000 of about 13,000 Filipino workers and their dependents in Libya have returned to the Philippines since the government ordered their mandatory evacuation. About 10 million Filipinos work overseas, mostly in the Middle East, and the more than $25 billion they sent home last year accounted for about 10 percent of the country's economy. Libya's worst violence since the 2011 civil war that toppled Moammar Gadhafi has sent diplomats and thousands of foreign workers fleeing.
9 April, 2015 Image of Asia: A hug for a child after a long separation In this photo by Bullit Marquez, Aileen Tatualia hugs her only child, Prinz Leenbert, 5, whom she has not seen since he was 10 months old, shortly after she arrived home in the Philippines from Yemen. She was among 90 Filipinos in the first group of overseas workers repatriated from […]
11 January, 2017 Manny Pacquiao set to return to ring on April 23 BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Manny Pacquiao will add another fight to his long career resume when he takes on Australian welterweight Jeff Horn on April 23 at a venue to be decided.
31 August, 2016 Duterte ready to defend Philippine drug killings with Obama MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday he was ready to defend his bloody crackdown on illegal drugs, which has sparked U.S. and international concerns, when he meets with President Barack Obama on the sidelines of an Asian summit next week.
1 October, 2014 Philippines won’t send troops to unclear mission MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president said Wednesday his government would no longer deploy peacekeepers in "impossible" missions like the Golan Heights, where Filipino forces came under attack by Syrian insurgents.
15 February, 2016 US summit inspires skepticism and hope in Southeast Asia JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — It's a point of pride for many people in Southeast Asia that their respective nations will be represented at a summit with President Barack Obama in the U.S. this week. Beyond that, expectations range from the skeptical to the stratospheric: nothing will […]