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FILAM LEADERS SAYS AQUINO III IS IMPEACHABLE, CALLS FOR TPS FOR THE PHILIPPINES, NOW!

EPCC NEWS
July 3, 2014

FILAM LEADERS SAYS AQUINO III IS IMPEACHABLE, CALLS FOR TPS FOR THE PHILIPPINES, NOW!

Los Angeles- Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III committed an impeachable offense when he allowed the “impounding “of government funds according to the decision of the Supreme Court that declared certain portion of the DAP unconstitutional but majority of the Fil-Am believes he cannot be impeached.

This was the consensus of of the majority or more 75% of the Filipino-American leaders present during the TALAKAYAN sa FACLA discussions , Thursday, July 3, when the forum focused on the recent decision of the Supreme Court last Wednesday, July 3 in the Philippines and the Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for the Philippines.

FACLA Director Dr.Marc Caratao said, “President Aquino is responsible for the actions of the DBM Secretary Butch Abad and equally responsible are all government agencies and officials who received the DAP.”

Waste of Time And Effort

Meanwhile Rudy Ferran of the Knights of Rizal said, It is just a waste of time to go the process of impeachment now that there are only 20 months left for the term of President Aquino III”

Sir Tony Berango of the KOR also said. “ Although Estrada was the one who exposed the DAP, he cannot take the credit for it because he received it and wanted only to implicate Abad and the president with the scandal.”

Dr. Orly Cagampan said, “The Supreme Court did not strike down the whole DAP. I think there is a compromise by saying it remains to be proven if the DAP really help bolster the economy, thus the need to audit all the DAP disbursement.”

On the other hand, Art Garcia of the Alliance-Philippines said. “ the arrest order for Enrile is coming after ten days, the Sandiganbayan will decide if the accused senators will be suspended from their work at the Senate.”

TPS for the Philippines, Now

On the other side, FACLA President Jun Baul on the other hand said, “On the issue of the TPS, I wrote President Obama to grant the Philippines, the TPS because it is an act of a true friend to help another friend in great need.

The Philippines have been a good friend of the United States, sacrificed a lot during World War II, fought with America during the Korean War and the Vietnam War and have approved the EDCA last April, and yet the US have not acted for its friend. Is this ultimate insult to us? By not granting us the TPS, is it not a great insult?” Baul asked.

The Filipino American community mobilized nationwide to push for the TPS in all major cities where there are Filipinos especially on July 4th, also known as the Philippine-American friendship Day.

It has been eight months since the Filipino-American community requested the DHS to grant the Philippines the TPS Status. Up to now, the proper authorities have not acted on the request.

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