Posts Tagged Myanmar

Duterte calls on ASEAN countries to stand with Myanmar amid coup crisis

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 28, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—President Rodrigo Duterte has called on member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to stand with Myanmar amid its coup crisis. During the 39th ASEAN Summit,...

Healthcare workers with existing contract abroad allowed to leave — POEA

Marje Pelayo   •   June 8, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said Tuesday (June 8) that Filipino health workers who have existing contracts abroad are still allowed to leave the country. During Tuesday’s...

At least 8 killed in Myanmar during protest against military coup

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 3, 2021

At least eight people were killed during another protest against the military coup in Myanmar, a news agency reported. Myanmar Now, an independent news service, reported that the junta’s security...

DFA brings home 163 more Filipinos from Myanmar

Marje Pelayo   •   April 9, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) through the Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers’ Affairs and the Philippine Embassy in Yangon, once again chartered another flight...

More than 3,000 people flee to Thailand after Myanmar’s army air strikes villages

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 29, 2021

More than 3,000 people in Myanmar have crossed to Thailand to take refuge after the Burma Army launched air strikes on Myanmar’s southeastern Karen state. According to Karen Women’s Organization...

Death toll in Myanmar’s coup rises to more than 300

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 26, 2021

Over 300 people have been killed as Myanmar’s military forces continue their crackdown on anti-coup protests, according to Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP). Based on AAPP’s data as of...

38 killed in ‘deadliest’ anti-coup protest in Myanmar

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 4, 2021

The United Nations (UN) has further condemned the violence against protesters in Myanmar after 38 people were killed in the recent anti-coup protest on Wednesday. UN Special Envoy to Myanmar...

Philippines calls for immediate release of Myanmar’s democratic leader Suu Kyi

Marje Pelayo   •   March 3, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government, through the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), has called for the immediate release of Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi. In a statement,...

UN condemns ‘escalating violence’ after 18 died in Myanmar anti-coup protest

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 1, 2021

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), more commonly known as the United Nations Human Rights Office, has condemned the ‘escalating violence’ in Myanmar after 18 were killed...

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...

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