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US Rep. Honda keeps an eye on his Filipino constituency’s issues

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Rep. Mike Honda

Rep. Mike Honda (D — Silicon Valley) reiterated his pledge to help Filipinos recently in the aftermath of Haiyan (Yolanda in the Philippines). His words brought comfort even to Filipinos who were devastated not by the super-typhoon but by the obstacles to immigration reform and the inability of Filipino veterans to get justice.

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

US, Australia hail PH reforms under Aquino

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US Secretary of State John Kerry. AP FILE PHOTO

The United States and Australia on Tuesday hailed reform gains by the Aquino administration and vowed to further expand longstanding ties with the Philippines as the country marked 115 years of independence.

Posted: June 12th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Akbayan takes poll campaign to Fil-Ams

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Rep. Bello asking support from Fil-Ams in San Francisco

Akbayan’s Rep. Walden Bello began a campaign tour of Filipino American communities to raise support for his party and President Benigno Aquino III’s common reform agenda in the coming May elections.

Posted: February 20th, 2013 in Americas,Headlines | 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 »

Philippines hails Myanmar elections

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‘NEW ERA’ FOR BURMA. Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (C) waves to the crowd as she leaves National League for Democracy headquarters after addressing journalists and supporters in Yangon on April 2.  Suu Kyi hailed a ‘new era’ for Myanmar and called for a show of political unity after her party claimed a major victory in landmark by-elections. AFP

The Philippines congratulated Myanmar on Tuesday, describing the just concluded historic elections in the country as a “milestone in what appears to be Rangoon’s inexorable march toward democracy.”

Posted: April 3rd, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,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 »

Myanmar says hundreds of political prisoners free

Myanmar has released more than 300 people deemed by the opposition to be political prisoners, a minister said Saturday, after the West hailed the move as a substantial sign of reform.

Posted: January 14th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Myanmar releases dissidents, keeps many locked up

Family members of Myanmar prisoners wait outside Insein Prison in Yangon, Myanmar, Wednesday. Myanmar freed an outspoken critic and a major ethnic rebel as it began releasing 6,300 convicts Wednesday in its latest liberalizing move, but kept several political detainees behind bars, dampening hopes for a broader amnesty. AP

Myanmar freed an outspoken critic and a major ethnic rebel as it released 6,300 convicts in its latest liberalizing move, but kept some political detainees behind bars, dampening hopes for a broader amnesty.

Posted: October 13th, 2011 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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