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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

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PINOYS IN MYANMAR TOLD TO PREPARE FOR EVACUATION

DFA raises alert level 2

 February 24, 2021

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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

LAGMAN: DUTERTE A DEFENDER OF MILITARIZATION

“Duterte’s administration attitude towards the ongoing political crisis in Myanmar proves its support for government militarization.”

ROQUE: A personal opinion of an enemy of our governme

Malacañang shrugs off Lagman’s ‘nonchalant attitude’ remark

 February 2, 2021

MANILA – Malacañang on Tuesday brushed aside the claim of Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman that the “nonchalant attitude” of President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration towards the ongoing political crisis in Myanmar proves its support for government militarization.In a virtual… Read

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PH concerned over Myanmar’s situation, Suu Kyi’s arrest

 February 2, 2021

MANILA – The Philippine government on Tuesday expressed “deep concern” over the political strife in Myanmar and the arrest of State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi after the country’s powerful military carried out a coup d’état on Feb. 1.”The Philippine government is following with… Read More

Lorenzana says military takeover unlikely in PH

 February 2, 2021

MANILA – A coup or a military takeover, similar to neighboring Myanmar’s case, is unlikely to happen in the Philippines, as President Rodrigo Duterte has the security sector behind him, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said.”(That) will never happen,” Lorenzana said on Monday. “The military… Read More

PH ready to repatriate Filipinos in Myanmar

 February 1, 2021

MANILA – The Philippines is ready to repatriate Filipinos in Myanmar after its military seized power and arrested the country’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other top officials of the ruling National League for Democracy party, Malacañang said Monday.In a Palace press… Read More

Gordon alarmed by situation in Myanmar

 February 1, 2021

MANILA – Senator Richard J. Gordon has expressed extreme concern over the political unrest in Myanmar that led to the detainment of several of its outstanding political leaders, including Nobel Peace Prize awardee, Aung San Suu Kyi.“I worry for her safety and wellbeing in this period of… Read More

DFA reaches out to Filipinos in Myanmar after coup

 February 1, 2021

MANILA – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is reaching out to Filipinos in Myanmar after the country’s military detained Aung San Suu Kyi, the country’s de facto leader, and other top officials of the ruling National League for Democracy in an apparent coup.The DFA said on Monday… Read More

Reuters reporters jailed for seven years in Myanmar in ‘state secrets’ case

Two Reuters journalists accused of breaching Myanmar’s state secrets law during their reporting of a massacre of Rohingya were jailed for seven years Monday, in a case that has drawn outrage as an attack on media freedom.

Myanmar nationals Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, who have been held in Yangon’s Insein prison since their arrest in December, were charged with violating the Official Secrets Act, a draconian British colonial-era law which carries a maximum sentence of 14 years.

The case has sparked an outcry among the international community as an attempt to muzzle reporting on last year’s crackdown by Myanmar’s security forces on the Muslim Rohingya minority in Rakhine state.

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Myanmar journalist Wa Lone (C) is escorted by police after being sentenced by a court to jail in Yangon on September 3, 2018. Two Reuters journalists were jailed on September 3 for seven years for breaching Myanmar’s official secrets act during their reporting of the Rohingya crisis, a judge said, a case that has drawn outrage as an attack on media freedom.Read more at https://www.philstar.com/world/2018/09/03/1848322/reuters-reporters-jailed-seven-years-myanmar-state-secrets-case#T6RHG2o6L7F2PhqG.99