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Freedom-Loving Filipinos Stand With Myanmar Demonstrators

It is absolutely shameful that the country that gave the world the People Power revolution now stands mute as the Tatmadaw, Myanmar's military junta, trample on its citizens' freedoms and human rights. Democracies across the globe have begun to voice their concerns. Even our more enlightened neighbors like Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore repeatedly urge ASEAN to act and condemn the violence. But from the Philippines, we have so far heard nothing. Why? Why is the Philippine government silent? Are they afraid that their Asian neighbors might one day also call them out as well?.....»»

Category: newsSource: philnews philnewsJun 6th, 2021

Filipinos Stand with Aung San Suu Kyi and the People of Myanmar

This February, Filipinos will celebrate the 35 anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution. Therefore, it is unacceptable for Filipinos to stand silent as their fellow Southeast Asians in Myanmar lose the rights and freedoms they gained in 2016......»»

Category: newsSource:  philnewsRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2021

Mga Pinoy na nais umuwi kakaunti kahit Alert Level 4 na sa Myanmar

MANILA, Philippines – Itinaas na ng Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) sa Alert Level 4 ang Myanmar dahil sa lumalalang sitwasyon ng coronavirus disease (COVID-19) sa nasabing bansa. “Under Alert Level 4, the Department of Foreign Affairs strongly recommends that Filipinos leave Myanmar as soon as possible, as the healthcare system in the country is […] The post Mga Pinoy na nais umuwi kakaunti kahit Alert Level 4 na sa Myanmar appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2021

On Independence Day, Filipinos want to be free from Duterte’s ‘subservience to China’

As the country commemorates Independence Day, Filipino progressives said they have had enough of only seeing it on paper when in reality, freedom has been scant if not trampled upon under the Duterte administration. The post On Independence Day, Filipinos want to be free from Duterte’s ‘subservience to China’ appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021

Duterte to Pinoys: Emulate heroes amid pandemic

After driving away Spanish colonizers 123 years ago, the Philippines is again struggling to gain freedom this time from COVID-19 against which Filipinos should unite, President Duterte said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021

Duterte appeals for Mindanao peace

Saying he cannot wage a war against his fellow Filipinos, President Duterte yesterday appealed to concerned sectors in Mindanao to work for peace as he condemned the recent attack perpetrated by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in Datu Paglas town, Maguindanao......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 11th, 2021

What Filipinos love watching on Netflix

K-dramas, YA Hollywood content, animé these are what Filipinos are loving on Netflix......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 28th, 2021

Myanmar protesters hit streets at dawn as Mandalay reels from eight deaths

Anti-coup protesters marched against the military junta at a pre-dawn rally in Myanmar's second largest city on Monday, a day after eight demonstrators were killed......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2021

Myanmar envoy to ASEAN: Stand where truth is

The special envoy of the Myanmar Parliament to the United Nations has urged the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to “stand where the truth is” and described the ASEAN’s response to the unrest and developments in the country as “very unfortunate.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 9th, 2021

Myanmar garment workers stand for women martyrs of democracy protests

For the past month, garment worker Khine Mar Nwe has demonstrated alongside her female co-workers at violent protests in Myanmar, risking her life to demand a return to democracy......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 9th, 2021

Anti-coup protests continue in Myanmar as UN urged to hear pleas

Anti-coup demonstrators took to the streets of Myanmar Saturday, a day after a United Nations envoy urged the Security Council to hear the nation's "desperate pleas" and take swift action to restore democracy......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 7th, 2021

Myanmar coup threatens Asean unity, opportunities

Myanmar appears to be spiraling out of control as violence escalates against demonstrators calling for restoring democracy and for releasing Aung San Suu Kyi and her allies. The political crisis there has also threatened key interests of Asean or the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. For now, that regional bloc struggles to craft a strong […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

PH evacuation from Myanmar mulled& mdash;DFA

The Department of Foreign Affairs is seriously considering the evacuation of all Filipinos in Myanmar, if it is still possible, following deadly clashes between the military and the protesters seeking the release of detained government leaders, including State Counsellor Daw Aung Suu Kyi......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

Standing Up for Democracy, in 1986 and 2021

Are the ideals we stood for during the People Power revolution in 1986 gone? On February 22, 1986, Filipinos began amassing along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, near Cubao. They were there to force a dictator from Malacañang and restore freedom and democracy in the country. Next week, we will be celebrating the 35th anniversary of that momentous event in our history. We must pause and ask ourselves: are we still the same country that stopped the tanks and pulled off the first bloodless revolution in modern history?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philnewsRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2021

Filipinos bike for Myanmar’s democracy

Bayan-NCR denounced the Philippine Government’s "shameful withdrawal from the UNHRC resolution yet we find this unsurprising given the Duterte Administration’s consistent refusal for an investigation on human rights abuses in our own country.” The post Filipinos bike for Myanmar’s democracy appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2021

PH embassy in Myanmar on its toes

The Philippine Embassy in Myanmar has been authorized to undertake “drastic measures” to ensure the safety of Filipinos should the situation there escalate following a military takeover that led to the arrest of the country’s key leaders, including democratic icon Aung San Suu Kyi......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2021

Filipinos in Myanmar get free access to data from Smart, keeping them connected amid nationwide protests

As the nationwide protests in Myanmar against the military coup continue, Filipinos in Myanmar who are currently subscribed to the roaming services of Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) will get free 1GB data access to help them reach out to family members, friends, and the Philippine Embassy in the country......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2021

DFA to bring home Filipinos in Myanmar

DFA Executive Director for Strategic Communications Ivy Banzon-Abalos told reporters that is finalizing a repatriation flight on February 15......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2021

It& rsquo;s all propaganda

This is not gonna sit well with some of my friends. But I don’t believe the abrogation of the UP-DND Accord is an attack against academic freedom. Thus, I can’t see anything to stand for if their call for action is based on that......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 30th, 2021

Covid-19 recoveries among OFs now 7,478: DFA

MANILA — The number of recoveries among Filipinos with coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is now 7,478, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported Saturday. Based on its latest bulletin, the active cases stand at 3,247 while the death toll is at 834. Since November 14, around 40 new infections, as well as four fatalities, were recorded. Within […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  balitaRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2020

Clashes in Barcelona over virus restrictions

Protesters clashed with police in central Barcelona on Friday after hundreds gathered to demonstrate against new coronavirus restrictions, including a curfew and a ban on leaving the city over the holiday weekend.  A protester throws crowd control barriers towards members of the Catalan regional police force Mossos d’Esquadra as clashes erupt during a demonstration against new coronavirus restrictions in Barcelona on October 30, 2020. (Photo by Josep LAGO / AFP) A spokesman for the Mossos d’Esquadra regional police told AFP up to 700 protesters attended the rally which later turned violent when a group of some 50 people “began throwing dangerous objects” at police, prompting them to try and break up the crowd.  An AFPTV correspondent in the central Plaza Sant Jaume saw scores of demonstrators wearing face masks, many chanting “freedom”, hurling rocks and crowd control barriers at police in full riot gear as the surrounding streets filled with smoke from burning barricades. Sirens wailed throughout the city centre as police sought to disperse the protesters with batons and firefighters hosed down fires in several large wheelie bins. Twenty police officers were injured in the clashes and twelve people were arrested, the regional police said on Twitter.  At least two establishments were looted and several police vehicles damaged, it added. A protest in the northern Spanish city of Burgos also turned violent when several dozen young protestors began throwing bottles and stones at police and torching rubbish bins, the Diario de Burgos news website reported.  “What’s happening in Burgos tonight only brings more pain and destruction. Anger won’t get us out of here,” tweeted Francisco Igea, number two in the Castilla y Leon region.  Despite the many restrictions imposed in Spain since July, when the number of cases began rising again, infections have spiralled with the virus claiming more than 35,000 lives and infecting more than 1.1 million people.  Almost all of Spain’s regions have imposed border closures in the hope of avoiding a new lockdown, but in Catalonia, where bars and restaurants have been closed since mid-October, the authorities have imposed extra restrictions.  Residents have been barred from leaving towns and cities over the weekend with police on Friday checking drivers on the main roads leading out of Barcelona......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 31st, 2020