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PH militants express support for HK’s ‘Umbrella Protest’

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Bringing yellow and black umbrellas, Akbayan Partylist group expressed support for Hong Kong’s “Umbrella Protest” in a protest rally in front of the Chinese Consular Office Thursday.

Posted: October 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipinos join HK protests

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Protesters shout slogans outside a flag-raising ceremony where Hong Kong's embattled leader attended in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, to mark China's National Day. Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying attended the flag-raising ceremony Wednesday to mark China's National Day after refusing to meet pro-democracy demonstrators despite their threats to expand the street protests that have posed the stiffest challenge to Beijing's authority since China took control of the former British colony in 1997. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

It’s a “teaching moment.” Armed with cameras and sporting yellow ribbons, a group of Filipinos who are permanent residents of Hong Kong on Wednesday joined the “Umbrella Revolution,” which has paralyzed busiest parts of the city since Saturday.

Posted: October 2nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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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 »

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