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Filipino solidarity activists call for inclusion of genuine peace and democratization in Burma in PH-MYA bilateral talks

  Manila, Philippines – One hundred (100) solidarity activists belonging to the Free Burma Coalition – Philippines (FBCP) today held a symbolic action in front of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to press for Burmese people’s demands in the second day of Burmese President Thein Sein’s visit to the Philippines. An open letter addressed…

Activists demand to put Burma on ASEAN Summit agenda; urge regional bloc to start “human rights monitoring”

PHILIPPINES — With drums and bugles, about 90 activists under the Free Burma Coalition-Philippines today held a rally in front of the Thai Royal Embassy in Makati City in time for the 14th Asean Summit. Organizations present during the rally were: Alliance of Progressive Labour (APL), Sanlakas, Partido ng Manggagawa (PM), Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino…

February 12 marks 57th Anniversary of Union Day in Burma

On this date in 1947, the Panglong (Pinlon) Agreement was signed between Burma’s national leader, U Aung San, and the patriotic ethnic nationality leaders for self-administration and self-determination. This agreement upheld the principle of national solidarity and unity among the peoples of Burma and the country eventually declared independence from British colonial rule. The leaders…