Philippines

US Marine Charged With Murder Of Filipino Transgender
A Philippine government prosecutor says a detained U.S. Marine has been charged with murder in the killing of a Filipino transgender.
Prosecutor Emily de los Santos said Monday there was "probable cause" that Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton killed Jennifer Laude, whose former name was Je…
Marine Murder Suspect Transfered To Philippine Authorities
A Marine from New Bedford accused of murdering a transgendered Filipino is being transferred to a Philippine military base.
Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton was being held at an American military base.
As part of the United States' treaty with the Philippines, Pemberton will be guarded …
New Bedford Holds Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony
Religious leaders, public officials and residents came together Sunday night to remember the more than six million victims of the Holocaust. This year's ceremony, however, also honored the willingness of the Philippines to take in escaped European Jews at a time when many countries were shuttin…
Coca-Cola Suspends Advertising for a Greater Cause
The soft drink giant, Coca-Cola is halting its brand advertising in the Philippines so that it can donate its entire advertising budget to typhoon relief efforts. So far, the company has donated 2.5 million in cash and in-kind contributions, like bottled water...
Philippines Typhoon Update
The U.S.S. George Washington aircraft carrier has arrived in the Philippine Sea near the Gulf of Leyte, to assist in the relief effort following last week's deadly typhoon.
It will set up a position off the coast to assess the damage and provide medical and water supplies...
Fall River Diocese To Hold Collections To Aid Typhoon Survivors
 
Bishop George Coleman of the Fall River Diocese has authorized pastors to hold a special collection, at their discretion, to support relief efforts in the Philippines. A super typhoon struck that part of the world last week. Proceeds from the collections will go to the Conference of Catholic Bishop…
Death Toll May Climb in Philippines, U.S. Organizing Aid
Ten-thousand people are feared dead and entire towns are wiped out after Super Typhoon Haiyan swamped the Philippines. The U.N. says more than 600-thousand people have been displaced. The once-thriving port city of Tacloban has been reduced to waterlogged rubble.
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