Daily Archives: November 27, 2016

FILAMS JOINS GLOBAL DAY OF PROTEST BY FILIPINOS IN THE U.S., NOVEMBER 30, 2016

For Immediate Release
Kontra Libing Coalition-Los Angeles

November 28, 2016

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Los Angeles – MARCOS IS NO HERO, HE WAS A DICTATOR!

Hundreds of Filipino-Americans will stage a global people power action in various cities of the United States in solidarity with Filipinos in the Phillippines and abroad to denounce the furtive burial of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos at a hero’s cemetery in Manila last November 18.

GLOBAL PROTEST DETAILS are as follows:

LOS ANGELES. Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 4:o0 PM , in front of Philippine Consulate, 3435 Wiltshire Blvd.(Equitable bank Building),Los Angeles, California.

SAN FRANCISCO .Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 11:30 am, in front of the Philippine Consulate, 447 Sutter St., San Francisco, California.

NEW YORK. Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 11:30 am, in front of the Philippine Consulate. New York City.

CHICAGO Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm, Rizal Center, 1332 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, Illinois.

WASHINGTON DC Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 11:30 am, Venue TBA15135896_10208056073824960_2710043578821660784_n

Protests Action Abroad

VANCOUVER BC Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 11:30 am, PCG OffIce at Canada Place, Global Pinoy Diaspora Canada.

SAIPAN Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 5:00, San Jose Intersection, Beach Road, Saipan.

SYDNEY Sunday, November 27, 2016, 11:30 am to 2:00 pm, First Fleet Park, Circular Quay, Sydney Australia.

SCOTLAND Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 12:00 pm, Princess St. In front of Balmoral Hotel, Edinburg, Scotland.

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The overseas protesters, including human rights victims and their families, demand the following from Philippine President Duterte:

Exhume the remains of the Philippine dictator Marcos, a human rights violator who was given a hero’s burial!

Stop the Impunity of Extra-judicial killings in the guise of the anti-drug war.

Respect human rights!

For more info: unrecognizedvets@yahoo.com or peoplepowersf@gmail.com or Contact Person: Arturo P. GarciaEmail: jfavusa8@gmail.com/Phone: (213) 318-9065

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ALL SET AND GO FOR THE 9th HFT CHRISTMAS PAROL PARADE and PAROL CONTEST, December 2 at 5 PM

NEWS RELEASE
Historic Filipinotown Neighborhood Counicl (HFNC)
November 28, 2016

ALL SET AND GO FOR THE 9th HFT CHRISTMAS PAROL PARADE and PAROL CONTEST, December 2 at 5 PM

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With five days to go.the Historic Filipinotown Neighborhood Council (HFNC) Inc. announced today that the 9th HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN CHRISTMAS PAROL PARADE and PAROL CONTEST is all set and go.

According to Ms. Cecille Ramos, President of the HFNC Inc ,” the Ninth ( 9th) Parol Parade and Contest will be held on Friday, December 02, 2016 at 5PM.

The parade motorcade starts and End at 258 Union Ave.. ( Loreto Church Court yard.) “ Ramos added.

The HFNC Guidelines:

hft-pppc1. All participating vehicles must have a Parol or a lantern mounted on a vehicle.
2. All the participating vehicles must register at the Loreto Church courtyard and will be given numbers for the parade. FIRST COME.FIRST SERVE BASIS
3 . Assembly time starts at 4;00 PM. Please register at the front table and get your line-up number for the parade.
4. The Parade Stars at 5 PM and Ends at 258 Union St. at the Loreto Church Courtyard.
5. . At the end of the parade the Lanterns(Parols) will be displayed for judging and exhibition at the Loreto School playground at Union and Court. ( In front of the Filipino Christian Church)

The Route of the Parade

6. The program and awarding of prizes will be held at the basement auditorium of the Loreto School.
7. Tickets will be given out for raffle, food and prizes. Also on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS.

The parade will start at Council St and Union Street. It will go right to Beverly Bld and make a right on Robinson St. And then will make a right on Temple Street. The parade will make right on Burlington St and left to Court street and end at 258 union St.

The events organizers expect 35 vehicles with mounted and lighter Parols will participate in the annual Christmas parade,
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Guests and Sponsors

 

Confirmed guests and marshals of the parade are Council Member Mitch O’Farrell of District 13, Consul General Adel Cruz of the Philippine Consulate General of Los Angeles and ASM Jimmy Gomez of the California Assembly.

Two marching bands are leading the parade. The Damien Spartan Regiment and the Virgil Middle School band.They will be led by Leo Pandac. the parade marshal and Arturo P.GArcia, the events coordinator.

The Annual Parol Lantern Parade is proudly sponsored by MoneyGram, Miss Philippines USA organization, Island Pacific Supermarket, Asian Journal, Victory Auto Connection and Silver Lake Medical Center. A must-see event for the entire family,

For more information please contact; Cecille Ramos at (213) 300-4055. Art at (213) 318-9065email us at jfavusa8@gmail.com

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JOIN NOV. 30 GLOBAL PROTEST VS. MARCOS BURIAL! WHERE AND WHEN:

JFAV UPDATES
November 28, 2016
JOIN NOV. 30 GLOBAL PROTEST VS. MARCOS BURIAL!15036411_10155095011439453_8506618822733612125_n
WHERE AND WHEN:
 
*SAN FRANCISCO
Nov. 30, 11:30 am – in front of the Philippine Consulate, 447 Sutter St., San Francisco CA
*NEW YORK
Nov. 30, 11:30 am – in front of the Philippine Consulate, 556 5th Ave, New York, NY 10036
*LOS ANGELES
Nov. 30, 4 pm-in front of the Philippine Consulate, 3435 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
15181517_10208056067664806_8134347330207195657_n*VANCOUVER. BC
11:30 am, in front of Philippine Consulate General OffIce at Canada Place,
*SAIPAN
Nov. 30, 5 pm – San Jose Intersection, Beach Road, Saipan
*SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
Nov 27, 2016 (Sun) @ 11:30am – 2pm
First Fleet Park, Circular Quay, Sydney Australia
*SCOTLAND, UK
Nov 30, 2016 @12noon
Princess St. In front of Balmoral Hotel, Edinburg, Scotland
*WASHINGTON DC*
Nov. 30, 11:30 am – venue TBD
*MAUI* – time/venue TBD
*SEATTLE*-time/venue TBD
*SAN DIEGO*-time/venue TBD
*PHILADELPHIA* -time/venue TBD Check back for updated protest details before Nov. 30!
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Statement of Unity: FILIPINO-AMERICAN HUMAN RIGHTS ALLIANCE

JFAV UPDATES

November 26, 2916

Statement of Unity:

FILIPINO-AMERICAN HUMAN RIGHTS ALLIANCE

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In October 2016, groups active in cities across north America formed Filipino American Human Rights Alliance (FAHRA), a broad coalition of organizations and individuals opposing President Duterte’s attacks on human rights in the Philippines.

-In his first five months in office, President Duterte, through reprehensible public statements, encouraged vigilante justice, thus instigating unabated extrajudicial killings of thousands of drug suspects by police and vigilante elements as part of his war on drugs. More than 5,000 people have been killed so far in the Philippines’ drug war.

-President Duterte carried out a hero’s burial of the former dictator, Ferdinand Marcos, despite the well-documented and grave violations of human rights and plunder perpetrated by the dictator, and the absence of an apology from the Marcoses.

-President Duterte bandied about threats to suspend the writ of habeas corpus and declare martial law.

FAHRA demands that President Duterte expressly denounce extrajudicial killings, desist from exhorting people and police to kill drug users and suspects, conduct a thorough and effective investigation of the killings, and fully cooperate with investigations by international human rights advocates such as the United Nations Special Rapporteur.

FAHRA demands that President Duterte be held fully accountable for the stealthy hero’s burial of the dictator Marcos at the LNMB, and that he exercise his executive prerogative to order the exhumation of the Marcos remains from the LNMB gravesite reserved for Philippine hero and have these flown back to Marcos’ hometown in Batac, Ilocos Norte.

A hero’s burial for Marcos glosses over the crimes he committed against the Filipino people during the 13 years he usurped power. When Marcos was finally booted out of the country by a people power uprising in 1986, he fled with an estimated $10 billion worth of plundered loot hidden worldwide. The dictator left the economy in shambles, with $28 billion of external debt, an inflation rate of over 50%, 58.9% incidence of poverty, and a negative economic growth rate. Marcos dealt brutally with those who opposed his one-man rule. Amnesty International estimates the number of opponents killed by the Marcos dictatorship at 3,240, the number tortured at 34,000 and the number imprisoned at 70,000.

FAHRA demands that President Duterte uphold due process and civil liberties, cease threatening to declare martial law, and stop any plans he might have to impose authoritarian rule.15135896_10208056073824960_2710043578821660784_n

FAHRA, aligned with international conventions to protect the civil, political, economic, and social rights of all people, unequivocally condemns all human rights abuses past and present, and affirms that no perpetrator of human rights abuses be conferred hero status as was brazenly done with Marcos, who was buried at LNMB with full military honors.

FAHRA will fight any and all future transgressions against human rights.

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FORMER SENATOR RENE SAGUISAG TO PRRD

 

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JFAV UPDATES

November 26, 201

FORMER SENATOR RENE SAGUISAG TO PRRD

( Senator Rene Saguisag issued this statement to President Rodrigo R, Duterte. We published this statement–Editors)

“In the end there really is no one to blame but you Mr. Duterte. Your incorrigibility is your worst trait. You have yet to learn Philippine history. To favor one family over thousands of martial law and human rights abuse victims is insulting to say the least to them and their families.

You wouldn’t even listen to the leftists in your cabinet; they who likewise suffered immensely during those dark days. And for what? To curry favor with the Marcoses? To fulfill a campaign promise? Because your father served in the Marcos cabinet? How much more shallow can your reasoning be?

Mysterious-image-appeared-onPH-flag-during-Dutertes-inaugural-speechI believe your title is President, not King. You demand respect but seem to be incapable of giving any. We elected a leader, not a ruler, and you can’t seem to tell the difference.

You took an oath to defend the Constitution but from your actuations since taking office you seem to be testing your new found powers, from your pronouncements about imposing martial law, suspending the writ of habeas corpus, to having to “innovate the law”, whatever that means.

Be very careful about crossing the Filipino people sir. In millennial speak, #DontUs. The Philippines is bigger than Davao; you cannot bully your way thru any decision you make and expect no consequences.

This is not an Aquino-Marcos thing as you so wrongly configure it to be. The former president has so far been quiet on the issue despite the goading and bashing of your hordes.

If you have any decency left in you, listen to the people’s cry. Listen to reasonable men, not your inner circle of suck-ups and sycophants. Words have consequences, and how you tread from hereon may have dire ones for you.”

– Rene Saguisag

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