Posts Tagged Myanmar

DFA raises alert level 2 for Filipinos in Myanmar

Robie de Guzman   •   February 24, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday raised the alert level for Filipinos in Myanmar amid the political unrest in the country. “In view of the...

UN warns against harsh treatment of protesters in Myanmar

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 16, 2021

The United Nations (UN) has warned Myanmar’s military for its harsh treatment of protesters, saying that the “world is watching closely.” In a press briefing, UN Deputy Spokesman Farhan Haq...

Locsin calls for restoration of ‘status quo ante’ in Myanmar amid military takeover

Marje Pelayo   •   February 10, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin on Tuesday (February 9) called for the “the complete restoration of the status quo ante” in Myanmar following military take over and...

Video of woman doing aerobics amid Myanmar coup went viral

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 2, 2021

A woman went viral on social media recently after one of her aerobics videos showed military presence on the background the same day as the military takeover in Myanmar. Khing...

Filipinos in Myanmar urged to remain calm and stay at home

Marje Pelayo   •   February 2, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Filipinos in Myanmar are urged to “remain calm” and stay inside their homes after the military took over the country in an apparent coup. Malacañang said the...

UN condemns military takeover in Myanmar

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 1, 2021

The United Nations (UN) condemned the military takeover in Myanmar and the detention of top political leaders and government officials. UN Secretary-General António Guterres said the developments in Myanmar “represent...

At least 113 killed as Myanmar jade mine collapse buries workers

UNTV News   •   July 2, 2020

A landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar killed at least 113 people, with more feared dead, authorities said on Thursday (July 2), after a pile of mine waste...

Suu Kyi defends Myanmar military against genocide allegations at UN court

Robie de Guzman   •   December 11, 2019

Nobel prize winner and the de facto leader of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday defended her country’s military over genocide allegations against the minority Rohingya in the International...

Suu Kyi to lead defence against Rohingya genocide case at top UN court

Robie de Guzman   •   November 21, 2019

Yangon, Myanmar – Myanmar’s de facto leader will head a delegation to The Hague to defend her country against allegations of genocide before the International Court of Justice. Aung San...

Myanmar insurgency kills 15, destroys bridge on China trading route

Robie de Guzman   •   August 16, 2019

Insurgents in Myanmar killed at least 15 people on Thursday (August 15) and partially destroyed a bridge along a major highway in attacks marking a major escalation in a decades-old...

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