Vince Tañada’s ‘Bangkay’ review: Dead on arrival

Vince Tañada’s Palanca award-winning play fails to translate onscreen, turning the hypnotic unraveling of a family through grief and sexual violence into an unwatchable exercise in wastefulness The first thing they will tell you about Bangkay is that it won a Palanca Award. Who can blame them? Never mind that the credibility of the award … Read more

Ukraine collects Russian dead as war rages on multiple fronts

KYIV, Ukraine – The bodies of Russian soldiers killed in Ukraine were brought to a rail yard outside Kyiv and stacked with hundreds of others in a refrigerated train, waiting for the time when they can sent back to their families. “Most of them were brought from the Kyiv region, there are some from Chernihiv … Read more

NBA Hall of Famer Bob Lanier dead at age 73

Bob Lanier, the left-handed big man who muscled up beside the likes of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as one of the NBA’s top players of the 1970s, died Tuesday. He was 73. The NBA said Lanier died after a short illness. The Hall of Famer had worked for the league as a global ambassador. The Athletic reported … Read more

A month into Ukraine’s war with Russia, gravediggers of Lviv mourn the dead

LVIV, Ukraine – On a warm March day that has all the signs of early spring, three burly men lift their shovels from a truck and begin covering a row of fresh graves with sand. Stefan Ivanchuk, a 60-year-old groundskeeper at Lychakiv cemetery in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, is already sweating as he … Read more

Ukraine uses facial recognition to identify dead Russian soldiers, minister says

CALIFORNIA, USA – Ukraine is using facial recognition software to identify the bodies of Russian soldiers killed in combat and to trace their families to inform them of their deaths, Ukraine’s vice prime minister told Reuters. Reuters exclusively reported that Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense this month began using technology from Clearview AI, a New York-based … Read more

35 dead as Russia strikes military base near Polish border – Ukraine gov’t

LYIV, Ukraine – A Russian missile attack on a large Ukrainian military facility near the border with NATO member Poland on Sunday, March 13, 35 people and wounded 134, a Ukrainian official said. Ukraine said foreign military instructors have previously worked at the base, but a NATO official said there were no personnel from the … Read more