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Sa kabataang di kilala si Marcos at di alam ang ginawa niya

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Hindi ninyo siguro maintindihan kung bakit kailangang ipagdiwang ito taun-taon. Baka nga sawa na kayo siguro sa EDSA, sa taun-taong anibersaryo ng People Power, sa paggunita sa mga nangyari noong 1986, noong pinatalsik ng mga Pilipino ang diktador.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns | Read More »

Aquino to help Myanmar’s move to democracy

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, left, walks with Myanmar's President Thein Sein, right, as they inspect a guard of honor upon arrival at the Malacanang Presidential Palace in Manila, Philippines on Thursday Dec. 5, 2013. Thein Sein brought additional typhoon aid with him during his visit to the Philippines, where he is also expected to seek support for his country's hosting of an Asian summit next year. AP/Aaron Favila

President Benigno Aquino lauded democratic reforms in Myanmar as he signed several bilateral agreements with his visiting counterpart Thein Sein Thursday.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | 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 »

Lovefest Down Under for Aquino, ‘phenomenon’

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THE FACE THAT CHANGED THE COURSE OF HISTORY The transformation of Corazon Cojuangco-Aquino from “plain housewife” newly arrived from Boston (photo at right) started on Aug. 21, 1983, the assassination of her husband Ninoy Aquino, the political nemesis of the dictator Ferdinand Marcos. The contagion of Ninoy’s courage spread throughout the nation. And “Tita Cory” speaking at rally after indignation rally, this one (above) on Ninoy’s birthday on Nov. 30, led to a clamor for her to run against Marcos in a “snap election.” The rest is her history as an icon of democracy and of nonviolent revolution. President Aquino and his siblings will observe her 3rd death anniversary Wednesday in private starting with Mass at Manila Memorial Park at 10 a.m. At 5 p.m., the Aquino family is scheduled to unveil a mini exhibit at the Edsa Shrine. Photo illustration by Lynett Villariba

The late President Corazon Aquino was praised here by Aussie leaders in a banquet hosted by Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard for President Benigno Aquino III late Wednesday.

Posted: October 26th, 2012 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | 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 »

Aquino: Burma needs to be rewarded for reforms

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President Benigno Aquino III.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Expressing optimism and appreciation for the new path of democratic reform that Burma (Myanmar) has taken, President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday joined other leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) at a two-day summit here in calling for the lifting of international sanctions imposed on the country.

Posted: April 5th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Asean wants international sanctions on Burma lifted

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ASEAN SUMMIT The leaders of the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations open their two-day summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Tuesday. They are, from left, President Aquino, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, Cambodia Prime Minister and 20th Asean Summit Chair Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techno Hun Sen, Brunei Darusssalam Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzadin Waddaulah, Indonesia Vice President Boediono, Laos Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong, Malaysia Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Burma President Thein Sein. MALACAÑANG PHOTO BUREAU

Southeast Asian leaders on Tuesday called for the lifting of international sanctions on Burma after the country’s historic by-elections, a senior Cambodian official said at a regional summit here.

Posted: April 4th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Myanmar prepares to vote with Suu Kyi poised for win

Myanmar pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi speaks to journalists during the press conference in her residence in Yangon, Myanmar Friday. Suu Kyi said Friday that Myanmar's weekend elections will be neither free nor fair because of widespread irregularities, but vowed to press forward with her candidacy for the sake of the country. AP

Myanmar was making final preparations Saturday for polls seen as a test of the military-dominated regime’s reforms, in which opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is standing for the first time.

Posted: March 31st, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines wants sanctions vs Burma lifted

A supporter waves a National League for Democracy flag as he reacts to a speech by political activist and leader of the 1988 student uprising Min Ko Naing (not pictured), one of the most prominent opponents of the regime, in Tharyar Waddy, a town north of Yangon, on January 14, as Min Ko Naing travels back to Yangon a day after his release from detention. Myanmar said on January 14 it freed more than 300 political prisoners in its most significant amnesty yet, a move which prompted the United States to pledge it would restore full diplomatic ties. AFP

The Philippines has called on the global community to lift sanctions on Burma (Myanmar) to reward “unprecedented” reforms that are taking place and help the country move toward democracy.

Posted: January 19th, 2012 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

The Artist Abroad

What if Rizal had lived?

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Two world figures died recently, who were as different as night and day. Vaclav Havel, playwright, Czech dissident, and key figure in the bloodless transition from Communist state to a democratic nation, and Kim Jong-Il, dictator of North Korea, shuffled off their mortal coils recently, but in conditions vastly different from each other.

Posted: December 30th, 2011 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns | Read More »

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