Daily Archives: November 22, 2016

FAHRA-LA HOLDS ANTI MARCOS BURIAL RALLY IN LA

FAI NEWS
November 22, 2016

FAHRA-LA HOLDS ANTI MARCOS BURIAL RALLY IN LA

Los Angeles- ” WE WILL NEVER FORGET, NO REVISIONIST!

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Activists from the newly formed Filipino American Human Rights Alliance-Los Angeles (FAHRA-LA) and the Kontra Libing Coalition held a protest-picket rally last Monday, November 21, 2016 at the Los Angeles Philippine Consulate General at 3435 Wilshire Blvd to protest the burial of Dictator Marcos at the LMNB with the complicity of President Rody Duterte.

The dictator Marcos was hastily buried with military honors by the AFP and his family at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani (LMNB) despite the widespread protests of FIlipinos in the Philippines and abroad.

Last Friday. November 18, FAHRA-San Francisco held their rally with the US Pinoys for Good Governance (USP4GG) and other groups in front of the Philippine Consulate at Sutter St. The LA rally was held later in November 21, 2016

Speakers at the rally.

Eric Lachica, Head of the USP4GG Washington DC said, “We should protest Duterte’s reversal of history and move to make Marcos a hero. We cannot in conscience allow 33 Filipinos to be killed a day in DU30’s ‘anti drug war.

Most of the 4,000 poor victims are mostly from the poor and oppressed classes and some are even children and OFW’s.

We must not allow another Marcos to rule the Philippines.”15135885_10208056219748608_6173902342923571943_n

Meanwhile, Al Garcia of FAHRA-LA said, “we hold President Digong Duterte responsible for the burial of dictator Marcos with honors at the LMNB and the Duterte controlled Supreme Court.

He now a proven Marcos Lover who he idolized and implementing the dictator’s playbook of fascism.

Drift to Fascism Under Duterte

15135896_10208056073824960_2710043578821660784_nIt began with the declaration of state of emergency and now he is threatening the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus. We must frustrate and stop DU3)’s extra-judicial killings (EJK) and drift to fascism” Garcia added.

The one hour rally ended around 1:00 pm after the speakers and chanting,

MARCOS IS NO HERO, HE WAS A DICTATOR!

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Treacherous burial mocks struggle of or press freedom during Martial Law

EPCC NEWS
November 22, 2016

Treacherous burial mocks struggle of or press freedom during Martial Law

National Union of Journalists of the Philippines
November 22, 2016

( Editor Note: On the 7th Anniversary of the infamous Maguindanao Massacre, we published the statement of the NUJP . The statement also expressed outrage of the Filipino journalists on the burial of Dictator Marcos with military honors at the LMNB with the complicity of PRRD and the reactionary Supreme Court of the Philippines.)

Los Angeles–The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) shares the Filipino people’s outrage against the treacherous burial of the remains of the dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan Ng Mga Bayani (LnmB).

The burial mocks the life-and-death resistance of the journalists and media workers in the struggle to expand the frontiers of press freedom during the dark days of Martial Law.

While it is true that the Libingan has long been desecrated as a sacred space for the national memory, the people still cling to its intended political and social symbolism, that is, to hold in high esteem the people whose deeds reflect the values we hold dear as a society.

Marcos’ filthy record of suppressing press freedom and attacking journalists at the onset of Martial Law, and then prostituting media practice through the operation of crony news organizations is anything but deplorable.

Press freedom was among the first casualties of Marcos’ vile adventurism with political power. Martial Law not only led to mass extrajudicial murders, it also attempted to kill the truth.

Marcos ordered the closure of newspapers. His government took control of radio and television stations.

Many media workers were imprisoned, tortured and died fighting the dictatorship. Others were forced to go underground or into exile to evade arrest.

To protect and maintain his monopoly on power, Marcos allowed the operation of crony-controlled newspapers, radio and television stations whose main purpose was to air and publish the “good and beautiful” about Martial Law or the so-called “Bagong Lipunan (New Society).”

Amid the tyrannical rule, Filipino media workers continued to fight for press freedom and exposed the truth through underground newspapers and alternative news media later called the “Mosquito Press.”

These papers were secretly distributed or passed from reader to reader by hand, detailing the massive human rights violations, plunder of our economy by the Marcos family and their cronies and calling for heightened resistance. These helped in galvanizing the resistance and unity against the dictatorship leading to Marcos’ ouster on Feb. 25, 1986.

The overthrow of the dictatorship also led to the restoration of democratic institutions including the independent press.

The burial of Marcos at the hero’s cemetery seeks to gloss over, erase or worse, reverse these historical facts. This is anathema to the very essence of our role as chroniclers of our country’s contemporary history.

We stand by the people in decrying this mockery. We are one with them in ensuring that this will not happen again.

After all, it is because of the people that we exist. And it is the interest of the people that we will tirelessly serve. •

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FAHRA-LA HOLDS ANTI MARCOS BURIAL RALLY IN LA

FAI NEWS
November 21, 2016

FAHRA-LA HOLDS ANTI MARCOS BURIAL RALLY IN LA

Los Angeles- ” We will never forget, No Revisionist”15135896_10208056073824960_2710043578821660784_n

Activists from the newly formed Filipino American Human Rights Alliance-Los Angeles (FAHRA-LA) and the Kontra Libing Coalition held a protest-picket rally last Monday, November 21, 2016 at the Los Angeles Philippine Consulate General at 3435 Wilshire Blvd to protest the burial of Dictator Marcos at the LMNB with the complicity of President Rody Duterte.

The dictator Marcos was hastily buried with military honors by the AFP and his family at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani (LMNB) despite the widespread protests of FIlipinos in the Philippines and abroad.

Speakers at the rally.15135885_10208056219748608_6173902342923571943_n

Eric Lachica, Head of the USP4GG Washington DC said, “We should protest Duterte’s reversal of history and move to make Marcos a hero. We cannot in conscience allow 33 Filipinos to be killed a day in DU30’s ‘anti drug war.

Most of the 4,000 poor victims are mostly from the poor and oppressed classes and some are even children and OFW’s. We must not allow another Marcos to rule the Philippines.”

Al Garcia of FAHRA-LA said, “we hold President Digong Duterte responsible for the burial of dictator Marcos with honors at the LMNB and the Duterte controlled Supreme Court.

He now a proven Marcos Lover who he idolized and implementing the dictator’s playbook of fascism.15174676_10104649051819741_125095078_n

Drift to Fascism Under Duterte

It began with the declaration of state of emergency and now he is threatening the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus. We must frustrate and stop DU3)’s extra-judicial killings (EJK) and drift to fascism”

The one hour rally ended around 1:00 pm after the speakers and chanting, MARCOS IS NO HERO, HE WAS A DICTATOR!

Last Friday. November 18, FAHRA-San Francisco held their rally with the US Pinoys for Good Governance (USP4GG) and other groups in front of the Philippine Consulate at Sutter Streets

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