Daily Archives: August 12, 2016

JFAV STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY TO THE CITIZEN’S ASSEMBLY IN MANILA, AUGUST 14, 2016

For Immediate Release
Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV)
Contact: Arturo P. Garcia
Phone: (323)640-4056
August 12, 2016

JFAV STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY TO THE CITIZEN’S ASSEMBLY IN MANILA, AUGUST 14, 2016

Los Angeles- “ Marcos is a fake hero. He does not deserve to be buried and honored as a hero.”Mysterious-image-appeared-onPH-flag-during-Dutertes-inaugural-speech

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV, an alliance of Filipino World War II Veterans, youth, students and community organizations based in the United States are in solidarity with Filipinos their Citizen’s Assembly on Sunday, August 14, 2016 in Rizal Park, Manila, Philippines to protest and oppose Dictator’s Ferdinand Marcos Sr. the projected burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani on September 18, 2016

JFAV National Coordinator, Arturo P. Garcia expressed JFAV’s deepest outrage on the order of the Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte to bury deposed President Ferdinand Marcos Sr. in the Libingan ng mga Bayani on September 18, 2016 with heroes burial with military honors as payment to his political debts.

JFAV Condemns Duterte’s Historical Revisionism

Former U.S. President Harry S. Truman signed The Rescission Act of 1946, which exclusively disenfranchised Filipino veterans and their families access to their rightful benefits. This racist law has endured for 69 years, but we demand NO MORE! Justice and equity for our lolos and lolas now!

Former U.S. President Harry S. Truman signed The Rescission Act of 1946, which exclusively disenfranchised Filipino veterans and their families access to their rightful benefits. This racist law has endured for 69 years, but we demand NO MORE! Justice and equity for our lolos and lolas now!

JFAV stands with all the victims of Marcoses martial law and vehemently opposed the historical revisionist act of the President Duterte that absolved Marcos of all his transgressions against the Filipino people that elevate him as a hero. “

Garcia added, “Duterte insults the 250,000 Filipino American Veterans who fought for democracy during World War II and the 73,000 victims of human rights violations and all the victims and relatives who fought martial law including his beloved mother.

For JFAV, Marcos lover President Duterte is committing a grave act of historical revisionism by claiming that “ Marcos was a soldier and as a former President and an awardee of Medal of Valor by the Philippine Republic, deserves to be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani as provided by law.

This despite the fact that Marcos was a fake hero as claimed by US authorities and the fact he was awarded the Medal of Valor in 1958 which is 16 years after the war, “ JFAV exclaimed.

JFAV Deeply Ashamed of Duterte’s Denial

Garcia added. “ JFAV with all the remaining Filipino World War II Veterans and their relatives are deeply ashamed by the act and words of President Duterte that bluntly disregarded and denied the findings of the US Veterans Administration’s findings that Marcos was a fake hero and manufactured his medals.

We found it too shameful that President Digong Duterte’s bull-headed intransigence has denied Marcos spurious war medals hereby insinuating that the “Philippines is not a vassal state of the America anymore.” even denying the findings of the National Historical Commission (NHCP) and calling all oppositions to the Marcos burial as “ yellow opposition.”

All genuine and true Filipino World War II veterans in the Philippines and the United States who are in JFAV and other veterans organizations cannot accept and will never accept that Marcos as a fake hero is honored by the order of an avowed Marcos loyalist like Digong Duterte. Never in a million years!

JFAV IS IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE CITIZENS ASSEMBLY AND TO ALL THAT VEHEMENTLY OPPOSE AND ARE AGAINST THE BURIAL OF DICTATOR FEDINAND MARCOS AT THE LIBINGAN NG MGA BAYANI ON SEPTEMBER 18, 2016.

END

***