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

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

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

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

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

‘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 »