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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 »

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