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LOCSIN: Philippines remains cognizant of the Army’s role in preserving Myanmar’s territorial integrity and national security

BUT CALLS FOR ‘immediate release’ of Aung San Suu Kyi

 March 3, 2021

MANILA – The Philippine government has called for the “immediate release” of Aung San Suu Kyi, as well as the “complete return” of Myanmar to its previous state of affairs.”Our call is for the complete return to the previously existing state of affairs: with respect to the preeminent role of… Read More



DFA raises alert level 2

 February 24, 2021

Mapa ng Myanmar

MANILA – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday raised alert level 2 in Myanmar in view of the “developing critical situation” in the country and has advised Filipinos to prepare for possible evacuation.The DFA said the alert level was hoisted as a “precautionary measure” to… Read More

CHINA: No need to fear Coast Guard law

Not a threat of war

China said there is nothing to fear about its new Coast Guard law that it describes as a normal domestic legislation.

The law authorizing its coast guard to fire on foreign vessels is not a threat of war and does not specifically target any country, the Chinese embassy in Manila said on Monday, February 1.

The embassy said the crafting of the law  is a normal domestic legislative activity of China and its content conforms with international conventions and the practices of the international community.

“Enacting such a coast guard law is not unique to China, but a sovereign right to all. Many countries have enacted similar legislation. It is the Philippine Coast Guard Law of 2009 that established the PCG as an armed and uniformed service. None of these laws have been seen as a threat of war,” the embassy said in a statement. It said that the enactment of the law does not indicate any change in China’s maritime policy.

China has always been committed to managing differences with countries, including the Philippines, through dialogue and consultations and upholding peace and stability in the South China Sea., the statement said.

GLOBAL coronavirus cases surpass 100 million

 January 27, 202

ANKARA – The number of novel coronavirus cases surpassed the 100 million mark Tuesday, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University.More than 25.3 million cases were recorded in the US since the start of the pandemic. India has almost 10.7 million infections and Brazil exceeds… Read More


Biden warns dark days ahead as he outlines Covid plan

 January 22, 2021

WASHINGTON – US President Joe Biden rolled out his national strategy Thursday to bring America out of the nadir of its grim coronavirus pandemic, warning that even with his efforts the worst is yet to come

Biden inherited a pandemic raging out of control when he took office Wednesday with the… Read More

Biden signs 17 orders in sweeping erasure of Trump acts

 January 21, 2021

WASHINGTON – US President Joe Biden signed off Wednesday on 17 executive orders aimed at undoing much of his predecessor’s legacy on policies that span the gamut from immigration to climate and health policy.Biden described the efforts as “starting points” as he begins his four years in office… Read More

Biden reverses US withdrawal from WHO

 January 21, 2021

WASHINGTON – US President Joe Biden on Wednesday reversed the US process of withdrawing from the World Health Organization (WHO).Hours after being sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, Biden signed an executive order ceasing a withdrawal process that his predecessor Donald Trump… Read More