US takes full stance in South East Asia by FrencieCarreon »

US takes full stance in South East Asia by FrencieCarreon

This week’s announcement by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for US pledge on humanitarian aid plus the coming of a second warship to boost Philippine national defense was met with cheers and applause from the Philippine government side, with lukewarm reactions from some ASEAN neighbors particularly China and Vietnam, and with queries from geopolitical […]

Clinton visit to Myanmar “best dividend of all”—ASEAN SecGen »

Clinton visit to Myanmar “best dividend of all”—ASEAN SecGen

BALI, Indonesia/18 November 2011 by Frencie Carreon—US President Barack Obama’s announcement at the East Asia Summit held in Bali of a visit by Secretary of State Hlllary Clinton to Myanmar next month is welcomed by the Association of South East Asian Nations, or ASEAN.  “Taken together these are the most important steps toward reform in […]

Aquino not too late yet »

Aquino not too late yet

BALI, Indonesia/17 November 2011—Philippine President Benigno Simeon “Noy’ Aquino III may have missed the opening ceremony of the 19th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits, but he was not too late yet for the more important parts where the Philippines is concerned. The President is among the signatories to today’s historic signing of The 2011 Bali […]

T’nalak goes to ASEAN Fair »

T’nalak goes to ASEAN Fair

BALI, Indonesia/17 November 2011 by Frencie Carreon—The Cotabato people’s woven product, T’nalak, is highlighted as a Philippine indigenous cloth at the Exhibition of ASEAN Traditional Textiles here in Nusa Dua, Bali. The T’nalak is a traditional cloth woven by the T’boli women of Lake Sebu, in South Cotabato.  It is showcased as among the textiles […]

ASEAN: Set Benchmarks for Burma on Rights »

ASEAN: Set Benchmarks for Burma on Rights

MANILA, Philippines/17 November 2011–The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) should set clear human rights benchmarks for Burma as a condition for its chairmanship of the regional grouping in 2014, Human Rights Watch said today. These benchmarks should include the immediate release of all political prisoners, the repeal of laws used to repress peaceful dissent, […]

Photo Gallery