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Burma, PH ink 6 agreements

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, right, shakes the hands of Myanmar President Thein Sein during his visit at the Malacanang Presidential Palace in Manila on Thursday Dec. 5, 2013. Myanmar signed six memorandums with the Philippines, including an agreement granting nonvisa entry for up to 14 days to Filipinos holding ordinary passports, on the first full day of Thein Sein’s three-day state visit here.  AP

Burma (Myanmar) signed six memorandums with the Philippines, including an agreement granting nonvisa entry for up to 14 days to Filipinos holding ordinary passports, on the first full day of President Thein Sein’s three-day state visit here.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Burmese president here for 3-day state visit

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Myanmar President Thein Sein, center, inspects a guard of honor with Philippine Air Force Commanding General Lauro Catalino de la Cruz, right, upon arrival at Manila international airport, Philippines, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. Thein Sein is on a three-day state visit.  AP

President of Burma (Myanmar) Thein Sein arrived in Manila on Wednesday for a three-day state visit, during which he will sign agreements with the Philippine government, including one that would provide visa exemptions to ordinary Filipino passport holders.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘I always forget that I’m a woman’

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On her first day at university in the late 1960s, Lahpai Seng Raw was put in the boys’ dormitory by mistake because school administrators thought her native Kachin name meant she was a boy.

Posted: August 30th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino ‘deeply touched’ on meeting Aung San Suu Kyi

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Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks at a press conference during the Asian edition of the World Economic Forum at the Myanmar International Convention Center in Naypyitaw on Thursday, June 6, 2013. President Aquino is scheduled to meet with Suu Kyi to share insights on reforms and on how to further encourage growth in their respective countries and the region on Friday, according to Communications Secretary Ricky Carandang.  AP PHOTO/KHIN MAUNG WIN

President Benigno Aquino III said his brief encounter with Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi struck in him a deep personal cord.

Posted: June 9th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino joins WEF panel of leaders

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President Benigno Aquino III and Burmese President Thein Sein. MALACAÑANG FILE PHOTO

In separate panel discussions at the 22nd World Economic Forum on East Asia, four heads of state and government expressed a desire to learn from the successes and missteps of one another and of developed nations, promote regional integration in achieving this goal, and prioritize connectivity, cooperation and inclusive growth for the region.

Posted: June 8th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Spotlight on PH in Burma forum

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President Benigno Aquino III AP FILE PHOTO

Two Southeast Asian countries are thrust into the limelight at this year’s World Economic Forum East Asia—the host country Burma (Myanmar) for coming out of decades of economic and political isolation and the Philippines, once a laggard but now an investment-grade country and Asia’s fastest-growing economy.

Posted: June 7th, 2013 in Banner Story,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino joins 1,000 leaders in Burma forum

Participants gather at a reception of the Myanmar International Convention Center where the three-day World Economic Forum on East Asia is being held in Naypyidaw, Burma, Wednesday, June 5, 2013. President Aquino will join some 1,000 leaders and delegates to the WEF.  AP PHOTO/KHIN MAUNG WIN

President Aquino will join some 1,000 leaders and delegates to the 2013 World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia, which opened Wednesday in Naypyidaw, the new capital of Burma (Myanmar), to discuss how emerging and fast-growing economies in the region such as the Philippines can become better connected through improved infrastructure.

Posted: June 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Survivors recount sinking of Burmese ship off Bolinao

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When the Burmese cargo vessel, the MV Harita Bauxite, began sinking after 10 p.m. on Saturday, the captain, Win Kyu, blew a whistle and ordered the crew to abandon ship.

Posted: February 19th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

China faces hostility on claim to Spratlys

This undated photo handout released by the Kayalaan Municipal office on July 13, 2011 shows the island of Kalayaan, which means "Freedom" in the Filipino language, that was created in 1978 mainly to assert the Philippines' claim to the disputed territory in the Spratlys, a chain of islets in the South China Sea. AFP PHOTO/ Kayalaan Municipal office / HO

China is finding the once-friendly ground of Southeast Asia bumpy going, with anger against Chinese claims to disputed islands, once reliable ally Burma (Myanmar) flirting with democracy and renewed American attention to the region.

Posted: November 26th, 2012 in Banner Story,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Philippines offers to help Burma transition to democracy

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Burmese Foreign Minister U Wunna Maung Lwin AND President Benigno Aquino

President Benigno Aquino on Thursday told visiting Burmese Foreign Minister U Wunna Maung Lwin that the Philippines supports the reforms being undertaken by Yangon and offered the government’s help in its transition to democracy.

Posted: June 15th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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