Monthly Archives: July 2014

Sa Ika-Limang Taon ng Hindi Maituwid-Tuwid na Daan ng Rehimeng Aquino III, SONA Hulyo 2014

Alliance News
Hulyo 31, 2014

Sa Ika-Limang Taon ng Hindi Maituwid-Tuwid na Daan ng Rehimeng Aquino III, SONA Hulyo 2014

Los Angeles– “Lumalaon bumubuti, sumasama kaysa dati.”

Naging pangulo ang nagbabandila ng “tuwid na daan” Benigno S. Aquino sa napakalaking pag-asa ng bayang tatahak siya sa pangakong “ kung walang korap, walang mahirap’ ngunit taliwas sa kanyang pangako, dumami pa ang korap, ang bayan ay lalong naghirap.

Ngayon sa ika-limang taon ng kanyang pamumuno, bagamat sinasabing bumuti ang ekonomya dahil maraming nagpasok ng investments,ipinangangalandakan ng mga ekonomista na mas malaki pa ang paglago ng Pilipinas kaysa sa Tsina na may 7%; wala naming pagbabagong nangyari sa hirap na kalagayan ng bayan at lalo pang nabaon sa kahirapan at pighati ang Pilipinas.

Grupong Aquino Yumayaman, Masa- Naghihirap

Patuloy na yumayaman ang mga kamag-anak at kabatakan ng Pangulong Aquino III sa paglimas sa kabang-yamang ng bayan, pagsasamantala ng mga korporasyong dayuhan sa likas yaman ng Pilipinas at pagtatambak ng mga sobrang produkto sa ating bayan.

Sa katunayan, ang may limang milyong nasalanta ng bagyong Yolanda sa Gitnang Kabisayaan ay naglublob pa rin sa paghihirap, kawalan ng tahanan at hanap-buhay. Ang pangakong tulong mula salabas ay hindi pa naibibigay at ang padaralita ay lalo pang nagibayo para sa biktima ng bagyo at daluyong sa lugar na ito.

Lumubha pa ang kriminalidad at talamak ang pangungulimbat sa mga karanaiwang tao dahil kasabwat ang pulisya at AFP sa kriminalidad na hindi maampat-ampat. Walang masulingan ang masa sa dalawang pangkat ng mga tulisan, ang mga nakauniporme at nasa poder at mga grupong kriminal na naglipana.

Wala pa ring ang inaasam na kapayapaan dahil nabalaho ang ipinagmamayabang na kasunduang Bansa-Moro sa Mindanao. Habang patuloy ang armadong paglaban ng mga grupong tutol sa kasunduan sa kapayapaang Bangsa Moro tulad ng MNLF, BIFF at NPA hindi maipatupad dahil sa mabagal na mga prosesong dinadaaan ng Kongreso at ng OPAP ng rehimen

Pandarambong Lumalala, Kapayapaan Nawawala

Ang pangdarambong sa kabang yaman ng bayan ay lalong lumala. Kahit na kinasuhan na at ipinakulong ni Aquino III ang isang dating pangulo at tatlong senador, hindi parin ligtas ang kanyang rehimen sa sarili nitong pagnanakaw sa kaban ng yaman sa pamamagitan ng DAP at iba pang sistema ng pangungurakot.

Sa ngayon lumalala pa ang hidwaan sa pagitan ng Korte Suprema at ng Pangulong Aquino at ng kanyang kontroladong Kongreso sahil sa usapin ng PDAF at DAP na lalong nagpalala ng krisis pulitikal sa bansa.

Patuloy ang pagsusulong nga armadong pakikibaka sa kanayunan habang umaariba ang mga kilos protesta sa kalunsuran. Ito ay dahil sa sagadsaring pagpapatuta ng rehimeng Aquino III sa Imperyalismong US at Hapon at sa pagpigil sa paglakas ng Tsina sa utos ng Amerika sa kanyang mga papet sa Asya.

Ipinatupad ng gobyernong Aquino III ang kasunduang EDCA na mas malala pa sa sa VFA at ngayon ay pinalalakas pa ang AFP para diumano“ harapin ang bantang panlabas ng Tsina”. Ganap nang isinuko ng rehimeng Aquino III ang soberanya ng bansa at ganap nang nagpabusabos sa Imperyalismong US at Hapon para kalabanin ang Tsina.

Sa kabilang banda, patuloy ang anti-mamamayang kampanyang kontra-insureskyon BAYANIHAN sa sulsul ng Amerika na nagpapalala sa paglabag sa mga karapatang pantao sa buong bansa. Alo lamang ito nagpa-alab sa paglaban ng masang inaapi sa lahat ng sulok ng bansa.

Huling Dalawang Taon

Ngayon pa lamang, naggigirian na ang mga grupong pulitikal sa paghahanda nila sa darating na eleksyong 2016. Nakauna na ang pangkat nila Aquino dahil ipinakulong at inalisan na nila ng poder ang mga kalaban nila sa pulitika.

Ngunit hindi nagpapatalo ng walang laban at nagbabanta rin ang mga pwersa nila Binay para kanilang kontra-atake sa rehimeng Aquino sa 2016 at sa kanilang pakanang patalsikin si Aquino III o gawin itong inutil sa mga huling taon nito sa gobyerno.

Ang kanilang pakanang impeachment kung ito ay may ay isang pakanang pang-asar o paninira sa anyong kampanyang pampropaganda ay magtatagumpay lamang kung magpapatuloy na magkakamali ang pangkat ni Aquino III na pabanguhin ang sarili sa kanilang kampanyang anti-korupsyon na hindi kasama ang kanyang mga alad at kampon.

Ang tanging bumubuhay sa bulok na rehimen ay ang pautloy na pagpapadala ng mga remittances ng mga OFW sa labas ng bansa. Ngunit ang pagdausdos ng ekomya ay lulubha kung magpapatuloy ang krisis sa pulitika dulot ng DAP at kabagalan ng sistema ng hustisya sa paguusig sa mga mandarambong sa kaban ng bayan.

Eleksyong 2016

Nakapananabik na pagmasdan ang mga maniobrang pampulitika sa taong ito lalo na sa padsapit ng eleksyong 2016. Ngayon pa lang ibinubuhos na ng lahat ng grupo mula sa mga Marcos, Roxas, Binay, Estrada, Cayetano at iba pang partido– ang kanilang lakas para siraan ang kanilang mga kalaban at palakasin ang kanilang hanay.

Kabilang dito ang pagpapalakas sa mga paksyon nila sa militar at pulisya maging sa mga kaalyadong armadong grupo sa buong bansa. Tiyak na magiging madugo ang susunod na eleksyon 2016 o may magaganap pang mga nakagigimbal na pagbabagong pulitikal sa mga susunod na taon.

Hindina mahalaga ang kung ano ang talumpati ni Aquino III sa SONA dahil ito ay matatangka lamang palaparin ang kanyang papel sa kasaysayan, palawigin ang kanyang impluwensya o ihanda ang kanyang kapalit sa 2016 o anumang planong pulitikal sa 2016.

Nag-aabang ang bayan at sila ang magpapasya sa kanilang kinabuksan at kagyat na hinaharap hanggang sa eleksyon ng 2016 sa Pilipinas.

Sa anu’t anumang nakahanda ng komunidad ng Amerikano-Pilipino sa Amerika na ipaglaban ang kanilang karapatan bilang isang komunidad at itaguyod ang kapakanan ng mga kapwa kababayan sa Pilipinas anuman ang mangyari sa hinaharap.

Alliance-Philippines
Los Angeles

Hulyo 28, 2014


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THE CAMILING ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA HOLDS 25th ANNUAL DINNER DANCE AT FACLA. AUGUST 23, 2014

EPCC NEWS
July 26, 2014

THE CAMILING ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA HOLDS 25th ANNUAL DINNER DANCE AT FACLA. AUGUST 23, 2014

Los Angeles—The Camiling Association of California, Inc  announced today, their 25th Annual Dinner-Dance (LUAU) Ball Silver Anniversary will be held on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 6;00 PM.

The Camiling Association’s Luau Dinner Dance Party will be held at the FilipinoAmerican Community of Los Angeles (FACLA), 1740 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026.

Camiling, the Hometown of Dr. Rizal’s Sweetheart; Leonor Rivera.

Camiling is a town of the province of Tarlac and the birthplace of Dr.Jose P. Rizal’s sweetheart, Leonor Rivera. It is also the hometown and an equally brilliant Filipino, General Carlos P. Romulo, the first Filipino President of the United Nations General Assembly.

He is also the winner of the famous Pulitzer Prize during World War II.

Tickets for donation is $ 35.00. Dinner will be served at 8;00 OPM .No dinner will be served after 9;00 PM and the attire is Hawaiian.

Music will be provided by Dr. Buddy Reyes and his Fantastic Band.

The Camiling Assocation cordially invites the public to its 25th anniversary dinner-dance party on Saturday, August 23, 2014.

For more information please call Clarita at (213)484-1527 or email us newfacla@yahoo.com or visit our website at www.newfacla.com

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JFAV /MS FILAM INTL LLC MARKS 73rd USAFFE DAY, JULY 26, 2014 AT FACLA

JFAV UPDATES

July 24, 2014

JFAV /MS FILAM INTL LLC MARKS  73rd USAFFE DAY, JULY 26, 2014 AT FACLA

Los Angeles—”USAFFE Day, July 26, 1941, Filipino Soldier’s Conscription Day.”

On July 26, 1941, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued an executive order placing the army of the Philippine Commonwealth under the United States Armed Forces in the Far East (USAFFE) under the command of General Douglas MacArthur who was called from his retirement to active service.

Thus, the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and the Ms. FilAm International LCC with theSeniors 4 Pilipino Americans Community Empowerment (S4PACE) will hold a fundraiser  dinner-dance party to commemorate the  73rd USAFFE Day on July 26, 2014 from 4;00 PM to 10:00PM at the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA).

The ticket for admission is $ 10.00 and the public is cordially invited. Music will be provided by Maestro Buddy Reyes /Letty Reyes and his band.

150th Birth Anniversary of Apolinario Mabini

The group will  also mark the 150th birth anniversary of the “Sublime Paralytic’ and the “Brains of the Philippine Revolution”, Apolinario Mabini who was born on July 22, 1864 in Tanauan, Batangas.

Apolinario Mabini ,the foremost anti-imperialist Filipino during his time, was also the first Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the First Philippine Republic from June 1898 to 1902.

He was captured by the Americans in Cuyapo, Nuve Ecija  and was exiled in Guam. He died in Nagtahan, Manila on May 13, 1903 of cholera.

Mabini, the Anti-Imperialist

JFAV National Coordinator Arturo Garcia said,”  that it is only fitting and proper that we commemorate this event also to honor out surviving heroes, the Filipino World War II veterans and equally their heroic partners, the widows or survivors of the veterans.

By commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of Apolinario Mabini, we remember the foremost anti-imperialist intellectual during his times in this land of modern imperialism.”

We are calling all veterans and widows in Los Angeles to attend the meeting and the dinner-dance party on July 26, 2014 at FACLA

For more information about the event please call FACLA at (213)484-1527 or  JFAV at (213)241-0995. You can also  email us atnewfacla@yahoo.com or visit our website at www.newfacla.org.

 

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FILAMS/ FACLA CALLS FOR A PICKET RALLY TO DEFEND THE PHILIPPINES VS CHINESE INCURSIONS, JULY 24 IN LA.

New FACLA News

July 23, 2014

FILAMS/ FACLA CALLS FOR A PICKET RALLY TO DEFEND THE PHILIPPINES  VS CHINESE INCURSIONS, JULY 24 IN LA.

Los Angeles – MABUHAY ANG PILIPINAS! IPAGLABAN ANG PILIPINAS!

A group of Filipino-American leaders from Southern California  calls on all freedom loving Filipino-Americans to hold a picket-rally to defend the Philippines against  Chinese Incursions in the West Philippine Sea on July 24 at 12;00 AM at the Chinese Consulate in 443 Shatto Place St Los Angeles,CA 90020

Arturo P. Garcia, Alliance Philippines Coordinator said, “The global wide protest was in response to the refusal of China to face the UNCLOS and their new law regarding their active armed response to territorial disputes in that area. There will also be rallies in New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Washington DC onJuly 24.

We call on all Fil-Ams to defend the Philippines and denounce the rising Chinese militarism and social-imperialist ambitions in Asia.”

LA Rally on July 24 at PRC Consulate

The group will meet up at FACLA for car pool at 11;00 AM and move towards the Chinese Consulate for the rally at PRC Consulate at Shatto Place.

FACLA President Jun Baul said, “ They will  organize and mobilize to JOIN THE Global and US-Wide Rallies vs Chinese Incursions slated all over the United States and Canada.

It is the right time that we call on all patriotic and freedom-loving Filipinos in Southern California to come out and defend  the Philippines against blatant Chinese armed provocations in the West Philippine Sea,”

Some organizations who will join the rally on July 24 besides FACLA are  the Alliance-Philippines, The Knights of Rizal –HFT, TALAKAYAN sa FACLA, Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) and other south California groups.

Global Day of Protest Against Chinese Intrusions, July 24

The largest rally is set to take place in front of the China Consulate in Makati City sponsored by the West Philippine Sea Coalition led by former Interior Secretary Rafael Alunan III and former National Security Adviser Rolio Golez.

The New York July 24 rally will be held in front of the United Nations at Dag Hammersjold Plaza at First Avenue and 43rd Street. A coalition of Filipino community groups led by USPGG National Chair Loida Nicolas Lewis and Vietnamese groups will jointly protest China’s installing of oil rigs in Vietnamese waters and a military base in the West Philippine Sea.

In Washington DC, the local Philippine group, together with their Vietnamese counterparts, will stage a protest on July 24 at 12 noon in front of the China Embassy.

In San Francisco, USPGG organizers have set the rally to be held at the United Nations Plaza on Market Street by the Civic Center on July 24 from 11 AM to 1 PM.

Please BRING YOUR PEOPLE. SIGNS AND FILIPINO AND AMERICAN FLAGS AND BANNERS

For more information about the rally please call facla@ (213)484-1527 or the alliance philippines at (213)241-0995.

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JFAV /MS FILAM INTL LLC MARKS 73rd USAFFE DAY, JULY 26, 2014 AT FACLA

JFAV UPDATES

July 17, 2014

JFAV /MS FILAM INTL LLC MARKS  73rd USAFFE DAY, JULY 26, 2014 AT FACLA

Los Angeles—”USAFFE Day, July 26, 1941, Filipino Soldier’s Conscription Day.”

On July 26, 1941, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued an executive order placing the army of the Philippine Commonwealth under the United States Armed Forces in the Far East (USAFFE) under the command of General Douglas MacArthur who was called from his retirement to active service.

Thus, the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and the Ms. FilAm International LCC with the Seniors 4 Pilipino Americans Community Empowerment (S4PACE) will hold a fundraiser  dinner-dance party to commemorate the  73rd USAFFE Day on July 26, 2014 from 4;00 PM to 10:00PM at the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA).

The ticket for admission is $ 10.00 and the public is cordially invited. Music will be provided by Maestro Buddy Reyes /Letty Reyes and his band.

150th Birth Anniversary of Apolinario Mabini

The group will  also mark the 150th birth anniversary of the “Sublime Paralytic’ and the “Brains of the Philippine Revolution”, Apolinario Mabini who was born on July 22, 1864 in Tanauan, Batangas.

Apolinario Mabini ,the foremost anti-imperialist Filipino during his time, was also the first Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the First Philippine Republic from June 1898 to 1902.

He was captured by the Americans in Cuyapo, Nuve Ecija  and was exiled in Guam. He died in Nagtahan, Manila on May 13, 1903 of cholera.

Mabini, the Anti-Imperialist

JFAV National Coordinator Arturo Garcia said,”  that it is only fitting and proper that we commemorate this event also to honor out surviving heroes, the Filipino World War II veterans and equally their heroic partners, the widows or survivors of the veterans.

By commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of Apolinario Mabini, we remember the foremost anti-imperialist intellectual during his times in this land of modern imperialism.”

We are calling all veterans and widows in Los Angeles to attend the meeting and the dinner-dance party on July 26, 2014 at FACLA

For more information about the event please call FACLA at (213)484-1527 or  JFAV at (213)241-0995. You can also  email us atnewfacla@yahoo.com or visit our website at www.newfacla.org.

 

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FACLA/SOCAL FILAMS, CALLS FOR A PICKET RALLY TO DEFEND THE PHILIPPINES VS CHINESE INCURSIONS, JULY 24 IN LA.

New FACLA News
July 15, 2014

FACLA/SOCAL FILAMS, CALLS FOR A PICKET RALLY TO DEFEND THE PHILIPPINES VS CHINESE INCURSIONS, JULY 24 IN LA.

Los Angeles – MABUHAY ANG PILIPINAS! IPAGLABAN ANG PILIPINAS!

A group of Filipino-American leaders from Southern California in a discussion meeting last July 10, 2014 decided to hold a picket-rally to defend the Philippines against Chinese Incursions in the West Philippine Sea on July 24 at 12;00 AM at the Chinese Consulate in 443 Shatto Place St Los Angeles,CA 90020

FACLA President Jun Baul said, “ They will organize and mobilize to JOIN THE US-Wide Rally vs Chinese Incursions slated all over the United States and Canada.

It is the right time that we call on all patriotic and freedom-loving Filipinos in Southern California to come out and defend the Philippines against blatant Chinese armed provocations in the West Philippine Sea,”

Global Day of Protest Against Chinese Intrusions

The global wide protest was in response to the refusal of China to face the UNCLOS and their new law regarding their active armed response to territorial disputes in that area. There will also be rallies in New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Washington DC on July 24.

The group will meet up at FACLA for car pool at 11;00 AM and move towards the Chinese Consulate for the rally at PRC Consulate at Shatto Place.

Some organizations who will join the rally on July 24 besides FACLA are Alliance-Philippines, The Knights of Rizal –HFT, TALAKAYAN sa FACLA and other groups.

Please BRING YOUR PEOPLE. SIGNS AND BANNERS

For more information about the rally please call facla@ (213)484-1527.

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US Immigration Crisis Debates Splits Fil-Am Leaders, Rallies Behind Aquino III on DAP Issue.

New FACLA News
July 13, 2014

US Immigration Crisis Debates Splits Fil-Am Leaders, Rallies Behind Aquino III on DAP Issue.

Los Angeles—Filipino-American leaders were evenly split on the American current immigration crisis wherein more than 52,000 unaccompanied minors crossed the borders to emigrate to the United States. The TALAKAYAN also ocused on the demands of some opposition leader for DBM Secretary Butch Abad to resign and the president Aquino III to take a stand on the DAP issue after the Supreme Court decision that declared “DAP as unconstitutional.”

FACLA President Jun Baul expressed misgivings that “if the US authorities will allow these unaccompanied minors to stay in the US, it will only encourage more illegal immigration in the country and will drain us of much need resources.”

Dr. Orly Cagampan on the other said, “ it had open the floodgates at the border and warrant an emergency response. Now President Obama is asking for $ 3.7 B to be allotted for this unforeseen emergency.”

On the other hand, Atty Terry Herrera explained the problem, “ the US must apply the rule of law but we must remember that justice must be tempered with mercy. To just deport all those unaccompanied children as inhumane. I foresee that America will find solution to this immigration problem.”

The DAP Issues

Again, last Thursday, July 10, the TALAKAYAN focused on the demand of some opposition leader for DBM Secretary Butch Abad to resign and the president Aquino III to take a stand on the DAP issue after the Supreme Court decision that declared “DAP as unconstitutional.”

KOR California leader Tony Berango reiterated, “ It will take away time, resources and effort if we will just focus to impeach President Aquino when even the Supreme Court explained that not everything in the DAP is wrong.”

Alliance leader Art Garcia said, “ I think President Aquino III still enjoys enough popularity even if the course of justice grinds exceedingly slow. We know see that a former president (PGMA) is in jail. Also three accused senators and their people are also in jail. Who can argue with that?”

Feeding Program on July 26 at FACLA

Filipino American leaders in Southern California who joined the TALAKAYAN still believes and rallies behind the Filipino President in his efforts to rid the Philippines of graft and corruption. They expressed elation over the arrests of the three senators who were accused of plunder at the Sandiganbayan.

TALAKAYAN also want to thank the food donors, Dr. Orly Cagampan, FRICALA President Constatino Brutas for the sumptuous lunch after the discussions.

Meanwhile, Dr.Agatep announced at TALAKAYAN that the HIFI CAlifornia LLC with the FIlipino Ministry of the UMC will hold a feeding program and food distribution at FACLA on July 16 from 11:00 to 12:00 PM. Hot  Lugaw will be served and some canned goods will be given out to indigent Filipino families.

TALAKAYAN sa FACLA is a weekly community forum every Thursday of the week at 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM at the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) Social Hall.

For more information about TALAKAYAN sa FACLA please call at (213)484-1527 or email us at newfacla@yahoo.co m or visit our website at www.newfacla.org.

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US Immigration Crisis Debates Splits Fil-Am Leaders, Rallies Behind Aquino III on DAP Issue.

New FACLA News

July 12, 2014

US Immigration Crisis Debates Splits Fil-Am Leaders, Rallies Behind Aquino III on DAP Issue.

Los Angeles—Filipino-American leaders were evenly split on the  American current immigration crisis wherein more than 52,000 unaccompanied minors crossed the borders to emigrate to the United States.

The TALAKAYAN also ocused on the demands of some opposition leader for DBM Secretary Butch Abad  to resign and the president Aquino III to take a stand on the DAP issue after the Supreme Court decision  that declared “DAP as unconstitutional.”

The Immigration Crisis

FACLA President Jun Baul expressed misgivings that “if the US authorities will allow these unaccompanied minors to stay in the US, it will only encourage more illegal immigration in the country and will drain us of much need resources.”

Dr. Orly Cagampan on the other said, “ it had open the floodgates at the border and warrant an emergency response. Now President Obama is asking for $ 3.7 B to be allotted for this  unforeseen emergency.”

On the other hand, Atty Terry Herrera explained the problem, “ the US must apply the rule of law but we must remember that justice must be tempered with mercy. To just deport all those unaccompanied children as inhumane. I foresee that America will find solution to this immigration problem.”

The DAP Issues

Again, last Thursday, July 10, the TALAKAYAN focused on the demand of some opposition leader for DBM Secretary Butch Abad  to resign and the president Aquino III to take a stand on the DAP issue after the Supreme Court decision  that declared “DAP as unconstitutional.”

KOR California leader Tony Berango reiterated, “ It will take away time, resources and effort if we will just focus to impeach President Aquino when even the Supreme Court explained that not everything in the DAP is wrong.”

Alliance leader Art Garcia said, “ I think President Aquino III still enjoys enough popularity even if the course of justice grinds exceedingly  slow. We know see that a former president (PGMA) is in  jail. Also three accused senators and their people are also in jail. Who can argue with that?

But how it will cost the Aquino III presidency, the defense of the president of his friend and cabinet member DBM Secretary Butch Abad, only  time will tell.” Garcia explained.

Filipino American leaders in Southern California who joined the TALAKAYAN still believes and rallies behind the Filipino President in his efforts to rid the Philippines of graft and corruption. They expressed elation over the arrests of the three seantors who were accused of plunder at the Sandiganbayan.

TALAKAYAN also want to thank the food donors, Dr. Orly Cagampan, FRICALA President Constatino Brutas for the sumptuous lunch after the discussions.

TALAKAYAN sa FACLA  is a weekly community forum every Thursday of the week at 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM at the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) Social Hall.

For more information about TALAKAYAN sa FACLA please call at (213)484-1527 or email us at newfacla@yahoo.co m or visit our website at www.newfacla.org.

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IPAGDIWANG ANG TAGUMPAY NG MASA LABAN SA PDAF AT DAP PAIRALIN ANG BATAS NG PANTAY-PANTAY AT PANAGUTIN ANG MGA MANDARAMBONG NG YAMAN NG BAYAN

ALLIANCE NEWS

July 8, 2014

IPAGDIWANG ANG TAGUMPAY NG MASA LABAN SA PDAF AT DAP PAIRALIN ANG BATAS NG PANTAY-PANTAY AT PANAGUTIN ANG MGA MANDARAMBONG NG YAMAN NG  BAYAN

Los Angeles-  Pairalin ang batas ng pantay-pantay at panagutin ang lahat ng may-sala sa batas.

Ikinagagalak ng Alliance-Philippines at ng United States Coalition Against Pork Barrel  (USAP) Coalition na matapos ang halos walong buwan na paghihintay, sa wakas, sinampahan na ng kaso ng Ombudsman sa Sandiganbayan at nakakulong na sina Senador Juan Ponce Enrile, Ramon Revilla Jr. at Jinggoy Estrada,Janet Napoles, Gigi Reyes atbp.

Bumigay din ang Korte Suprema sa matinding protesta ng mga Pilipino sa ating bayan at ditto sa Estados Unidos sa pamumuno ng USAP Coalition na nagdaos ng protesta kasabay ng malaihang protesta sa Pilipinas noong Agosto 2013. Kapwa ideneklara ng Korte Suprema na “unkonstitusyunal” ang PDAF at DAF.

Ayon kay Jerry Esguerra ng USAP-Coalition at Bantay-Pilipinas-USA, “ Matagal nang hinihintay ng mga Pilipino ang oras na ito at ang katuparan ng pangako ng Pangulong si BS Aquino na uusigin ang mga nagkasala sa bayan at lumabag sa batas. Batid naming panimulang hakbang lamang ito at marami pa ang susunod.”

Espesyal na Trato sa mga Kapwa Pulitiko

Gayunman, ikalulungkot ng USAP Coalition sa US ang paggamit ng mga akusado sa kanilang pagsuko sa PNP bilang isang sirko ng propaganda para umapela ng awa sa publiko at magpasikat.  Habang nagsasabi ang administrasyong Aquino III na “walang special treatment” sa mga akusado, iba naman ang ginagawa ng mga ito sa tunay na buhay.

Ang paglalagay sa mga akusado sa mga bagong gawang selda at ang paglalagay kay Enrile sa “hospital arrest” si Senator Juan Ponce-Enrile ay patunay sa kasabihang, “ ”iba ang tinitignan, iba ang tinititigan.”

Labanan ang Kultura ng Korupsyon

Ayon naman kay Arturo Garcia tagapagsalita  din ng USAP, “ Lubos na talamak ang kultura ng korupsyon sa bansa na nag-uugat sa pag-iral ng mga pampulitikang dinastiya at ang pag-iral ng tagibang na sistema ng pagsasamantala ng mga mayayaman sa mahihirap at kawalan ng respeto sa batas.

Nanawagan ang Alliance-Philippines na huwag bigyan ng espesyal na trato ang mga nasasakdal. Habang pinagbibigyan sila ng Sandigangbayan, alo lamang silang yumayabang katulad ni Enrile at hindi magtitika sa kanilang malubhang kasalanan laban sa bayan.” Patapos ni Garcia ng Alliance-Philippines.

Maging mapagbatay, labanan ang kultura ng korupsyon   at igiit ang katarungan

Alliance-Philippines

Los Angeles

 

Hulyo 8, 2014

Let Justice and Truth Prevail, Punish All the Guilty Speedily, Fully and Thoroughly

USAP CoalitionPress Statement

July 06,2014 

Let Justice and Truth Prevail, Punish All the Guilty Speedily,  Fully and Thoroughly 

Los Angeles- Mabuhay Ang Tagumpay Ng Laban ng Masa sa PDAF at DAP!

US Action Against Pork Barrel or PDAF (USAP) Coalition gives it heartfelt congratulations to everybody in the Filipino American community and the Filipino people after the public pressure give way to the Philippine Supreme Court to rule that the DAP like the PDAF is “ unconstitutional.”

We have all ourselves to thank for our unrelenting vigilance and mass actions all over the United States. Now that the accused in the PDAF and DAP scandals; Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada, Bong Revilla and co-accused; Janet Napoles, Richard Cambe, Gigi Reyes and others, are all in jail, the grind of the wheels of justice have started to roll.

It took us, eight months to see the fruits of labor and we want to pursue our quest for justice and want it to be fully enforced no matter who is involved.

USAP Alarmed with the Callousness of the Accused.

The USAP Coalition meanwhile,  expressed alarm at the temerity and the callousness of those who were charged wit plunder for  they flaunt their privileges disregard of them law even in jail where they received different kinds of special treatment like partying all nights and demanding special privileges.

For USAP, President Aquino III shares the blame on this utter disrespect for the law of by those of the  accused . By saying Enrile should receive special considerations because of  his age, Aquino is giving leeway to the former architect of martial law and is giving special treatment to those accused with plunder rendering inutile all efforts for them to remorse for their crimes.

The USAP Coalition again reiterate the call of the Filipino people in the Philippines and abroad; punish all those who are charged with plunder, speedy trial and exact justice; let justice prevail and let the guilty suffer.

Justice delayed is justice denied!

Let justice Prevail!

The United States Against PDAF (USAP) Coalition

Los Angeles

July 06, 2014

 

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