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OFW VOTES ARE THE CONSCIENCE VOTES OF THE FILIPINO PEOPLE.

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May 3, 2019

OFW VOTES ARE THE CONSCIENCE VOTES OF THE FILIPINO PEOPLE.

Los Angeles–The Fascist DU30 regime is hell bent to win the elections and dictate his will on the FIlipino people. And in order to do that, he must frustrate the votes and the voice of the OFW abroad.

The OFW votes in the United States and other areas where the OFW had a high political consciousness, gave VP Robredo the winning edge last 2016 Presidential elections.

Du30 is afraid that this trend will be replicated this coming mid-terms elections. The OFW votes has became the conscience of the Filipino people.

Here abroad, the OFW are not subject to his political persecution, our votes cannot be bought or be swayed by trolls and his fake surveys.

We will vote on what our conscience dictates and we can influence the vote of our relatives in the Philippines. That is why Du30 is doing his machinations to limit our votes.

We are not surprised that the DFA did not fund the stamps needed to send the ballots to more than 30,000 OAV to be send to the voters.

We are not surprised when the consulates did not bother to check the voters addresses if they ares till there. It is a planned scheme to marginalize the OFW votes and disenfrachise the voters.

But we will not be moved. We protest this travesty of our freedom to vote.If you are a registered voter and you still have not received your official ballot , please go to the local Philippine consulate near you and join us in our global protest on Monday, May 6, at 12 noon.

Chant “What do we want?” “OUR BALLOTS!” “When do we want it?” “NOW!”.

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THE FALL OF CORREGIDOR, MAY 6, 1942

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May 3, 2019

THE FALL OF CORREGIDOR, MAY 6, 1942

Los Angeles-– On MAy 6, 2019, we commemorate the 77th anniversary of the fall of Corregidor on May 6, 1942.

The Imperial Japanese Army then concentrated on the island of Corregidor after Bataan surrendered on April 9, 1942. Lt. General Jonathan Wainwright refused to surrender.

The island was relentlessly pummeled by the Imperial Japanese artillery for several weeks. The island was surrounded and cut off from receiving any reinforcements and supplies from the United States.

On the night of May 5, the Imperial Japanese landed troops and tanks. They quickly began advancing towards Malinta Tunnel where there were thousands of patients and nurses.

To avoid a massacre Wainwright was forced to surrender the troops on Corregidor and the other three fortified islands*.

But the Imperial Japanese General Masaharu Homma refused Wainwright’s offer of surrender.

May 9, 1942, the Surrender of the Philippines

The Visayan Islands and Mindanao were commanded by General Sharp who was directly under General MacArthur. There were approximately 12,000 who had laid down their arms and were totally defenseless at this point on Corregidor.

The next several weeks were very intense as Lt. General Wainwright tried to communicate to the other islands to also surrender. General Wainwright broadcast the following message on the Manila radio station KZRH.

The surrendered USAFFE troops were marched to the streets of Manila and were brought to the concentration camp at Capas, tarlac.

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