Myanmar rallyists mark pivotal 1988 uprising anniversary

Yangon—Myanmar protesters on Sunday marked the anniversary of a 1988 pro-democracy uprising that brought Aung San Suu Kyi to prominence, with flash mobs and marches of defiance against the ruling junta......»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardAug 8th, 2021

Post Office releases GOMBURZA stamps on 124th Independence Day

MANILA - In observance of the 124th Philippine Independence Day on June 12, the Philippine Postal Corporation (Post Office) launched the commemorative Stamps to mark the 150th anniversary of the martyrdom of Fathers Mariano Gomes, Jose Burgos, and Jacinto Zamora, collectively known as GOMBURZA......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 12th, 2022

On Marawi’s rehabilitation, groups give Pres. Duterte, TF failing marks

As the 5th anniversary of the Marawi Siege is observed Monday, May 23, civil society organizations and displaced residents are giving the Duterte administration and the Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) a “failing mark” with regards to the city’s rehabilitation......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsMay 25th, 2022

Duterte, Suga mark PH-Japan Friendship Day

Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide and President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday celebrated the 65th Anniversary of Japan-Philippines Friendship Day, with the Japanese leader expressing optimism the legacy of this alliance will provide momentum for further deepening relations between the two countries......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

Go congratulates Manila

Sen. Bong Go extended his warm congratulations on the 450th anniversary of the founding of Manila during an unveiling ceremony of two commemorative stamps to mark the event on Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 25th, 2021

Myanmar protesters wear flowers to mark Suu Kyi s birthday

Anti-coup protesters in Myanmar donned flowers in their hair Saturday to mark the birthday of ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who remains under house arrest and is due to face court again next week......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 20th, 2021

Supreme Court donates 14 tons of vegetables for 120th year

The magistrates of the Supreme Court yesterday donated 14 tons of assorted vegetables to community pantries in Metro Manila to mark the SC’s 120th anniversary today......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Nurses, we salute you!

Today is International Nurses Day. It's celebrated around the world to mark the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale and to salute all nurses for the extraordinary contributions they make to society......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 12th, 2021

Berbers mark 20 years since Algeria s Black Spring protests

Twenty years ago, an Algerian teenager's death in police custody in the heartland of the North African country's Berber minority sparked an uprising that helped blaze the trail for future protests......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 18th, 2021

Limasawa, not Butuan: Webinar to discuss report on disputed site of the First Mass

To mark the 500th anniversary of the First Easter Sunday Mass in the Philippines, Gabii sa Kabilin will hold a webinar on March 26 entitled, “The First Mass (Latest Inquiry)” with historian, author and professor Dr. Rolando O. Borrinaga. In the webinar, Dr. Borrinaga will discuss the evidences considered by the 2019 Mojares Panel in […] The post Limasawa, not Butuan: Webinar to discuss report on disputed site of the First Mass appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 24th, 2021

Myanmar police fire rubber bullets at rallyists

YANGON—Myanmar police fired rubber bullets to disperse protesters in Yangon on Saturday, according to an AFP reporter, after the country’s ambassador to the United Nations broke ranks to make an emotional plea for action against the military junta......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2021

March 2 is a special non-working holiday in La Union

SAN FERNANDO CITY, Feb. 26 (PIA) -- Malacanang has declared anew March 2 this year as a special non-working holiday in La Union province to mark the celebration of its 171st founding anniversary......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2021

Duterte calls for unity on EDSA Day

By GENALYN KABILING As the nation marked the 35th EDSA People Power anniversary Thursday, President Duterte urged the public to put aside differences, continue to safeguard democracy, and work together for a better country.  The President made a pitch for unity and vigilance in his message to mark the anniversary of the popular revolt that […].....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Why Burma matters

Tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of people are gathered and marching in towns across Burma/Myanmar as they did in 1988 and then in 2007......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2021

Filipinos Stand with Aung San Suu Kyi and the People of Myanmar

This February, Filipinos will celebrate the 35 anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution. Therefore, it is unacceptable for Filipinos to stand silent as their fellow Southeast Asians in Myanmar lose the rights and freedoms they gained in 2016......»»

Category: newsSource:  philnewsRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2021

Flag rites mark end of an era of conflict

THE Bangsamoro flag was raised side by side with the Philippine flag at the Bangsamoro Government Center in Cotabato City last Monday to officially start the anniversary celebration of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). “Here we are, hoisting the Bangsamoro flag next to the Philippine flag for the first time ever,” BARMM Chief Minister Ahod […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 21st, 2021

GOT7 celebrates 7th debut anniversary: ‘Many more to come,’ ‘'7YearsWithGOT7’

GOT7 now (top) and their debut photos: (from left) Mark, JB, Jackson, Jinyoung, Youngjae, Yugyeom and BamBam (Twitter)  K-pop boy band GOT7 marked their seventh anniversary since debut today, Jan. 16, with messages for their fans.  GOT7 debuted on Jan. 16, 2014 with a performance on the TV music show “M Countdown” of “Girls Girls Girls,” the main track of their first album “Got It?,” which was released on Jan. 20.  Their seventh anniversary came just less than a week after it was announced that all the members were leaving JYP Entertainment, their agency for seven years, after negotiations for contract renewal failed. The last day of their exclusive contract is on Jan. 19.  Despite the uncertainty, members assured fans that they will continue with the group although they will be joining different agencies.  Fans marked the occasion by trending the hashtag #7YearsWithGOT7 on Twitter and posted messages.  “Thank you guys for 7 years. Many more to come. #7YearsWithIGOT7,” wrote member Mark Tuan.  When the news came out on Jan. 10 that GOT7 had decided not to renew their contracts with JYP Entertainment, Mark told fans that GOT7 will continue.  “The past 7 years have been the best years of my life. Nothing is coming to an end, just the beginning. The seven of us are going to continue to bring you guys the best version of us till the end. #GOT7FOREVER,” he posted on Twitter.  Jackson Wang celebrated the anniversary with the message “7 years. Always blessed for everything.”  “#GOT7FOREVER,” JB and Youngjae posted on Instagram along with a photo of the group while BamBam wrote “#IGOT7FOREVER 7years.”  An exclusive report by Korean media outlet Dispatch on Jan. 10 stated that Jinyoung will join actors’ agency BH Entertainment and Yugyeom is in talks with Jay Park’s AOMG label.  Youngjae is reportedly joining Sublime Artist Agency, BamBam is joining MAKEUS Entertainment.   Mark will return to the US and plans to open a personal YouTube channel while Jackson’s global activities will be handled by Team Wang. There was no mention of JB’s potential agency. The following day on Jan. 11, JYP Entertainment finally confirmed that GOT7 members will be leaving the agency.  “JYP held in-depth discussions with members of GOT7 ahead of their exclusive contract termination on Jan. 19. As a result, the two sides agreed not to proceed with a contract renewal, hoping for a new future,” it said, according to Yonhap News......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsJan 17th, 2021

Gaza forces fire rockets to mark Israel conflict anniversary

Palestinian armed groups staged military exercises in Gaza on Tuesday, including firing rockets into the sea, to mark the anniversary of the start of the 2008 conflict with Israel......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 30th, 2020

Reigning Miss U Singapore can& rsquo;t wait to work with Rabiya Mateo

Making a mark as a pageant powerhouse, the Philippines has been the center of training for several contestants of Miss Universe from other countries including Singapore, Myanmar, Japan, Vietnam, and Ecuador.  .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 28th, 2020

NPA member killed in Surigao clash with government troops

A female member of the New People's Army was killed in a firefight with government troops in Brgy. Anahao Daan, Tago, Surigao del Sur on December 23, 2020, three days before the communist movement was to mark its founding anniversary......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 26th, 2020

Britons to plant trees to mark Queen Elizabeth’s 70 years on throne

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth attends a ceremony to mark her official birthday at Windsor Castle in Windsor, Britain, June 13, 2020. The Queen celebrates her 94th birthday this year. REUTERS/Toby Melville/Pool LONDON — Britons will be encouraged to plant trees to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 70th anniversary on the throne as part of a plan […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  balitaRelated NewsDec 1st, 2020