MANILA — A lawyer for President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday that International Criminal Court representatives would be denied entry to the Philippines, a day after the Hague-based tribunal authorized a full investigation into Mr. Duterte’s bloody war on drugs. A three-judge panel at the court said on Wednesday thatContinue Reading

Good morning. We’re covering Ukraine’s strategic dilemma in the east, Israel’s grinding political crisis and new details about a deadly fire in Bangladesh. A difficult choice in Ukraine’s east As Ukraine’s army fights to hold defensive positions in the Donbas region in the face of an unrelenting Russian bombardment, itsContinue Reading

MANILA — At least seven people were killed and more than a hundred were plucked out of the sea on Monday after a passenger ferry caught fire in the Philippines, the latest maritime tragedy to hit the archipelago. The Mercraft 2 was carrying 124 passengers and 10 crew members whenContinue Reading

Good morning. We’re covering a change of power in Australia, President Biden’s trip to Asia and catastrophic floods in India and Bangladesh. Australia’s incoming Labor leader Prime Minister Scott Morrison conceded defeat to Anthony Albanese, the incoming Labor prime minister, ending nine years of conservative leadership. The opposition Labor partyContinue Reading

LEYTE, the Philippines — For nearly all the pandemic, Marlen Zilmar woke up to the sound of roosters. Before the sun reached its fierce apogee, she’d swing a makeshift watering can made of a perforated plastic bottle over the garden in her family home, where she had returned after theContinue Reading

Good morning. We’re covering South Korea’s new president, the Philippines election fallout and Japan’s weakened yen. A new president in South Korea During his inaugural speech on Tuesday, President Yoon Suk-yeol made promises to heal political and economic divides in South Korea and proposed an ambitious package of economic incentivesContinue Reading

MANILA — Angry young voters gathered in the Philippines on Tuesday to protest against Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the son and namesake of the former dictator, who clinched a landslide victory this week in one of the most divisive presidential elections in the country’s recent history. Multiple election observers said theyContinue Reading

Good morning. We’re covering the Philippines presidential election, the resignation of Sri Lanka’s prime minister and a pandemic pivot in Taiwan. Another Marcos for president? With more than 90 percent of election returns counted in a preliminary tally, Ferdinand Marcos Jr. appeared sure to win the country’s presidential election earlyContinue Reading

MANILA — Election violence erupted in the Philippines over the weekend and on Monday after a shooting between two groups linked to rivals for mayor left four people dead, and a grenade attack wounded nine others. The shooting occurred on Sunday in the northern province of Ilocos Sur. Separately, localContinue Reading

Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has waited a long time for this moment. Thirty-six years after Filipinos overthrew his father, Ferdinand E. Marcos, in a popular revolt, Mr. Marcos seems likely to become the first person to win the presidential election in the Philippines by a majority in more than three decades.Continue Reading