Daily Archives: November 30, 2014

ALLIANCE-PHILIPPINES SOLIDARITY MESSAGE TO THE KmB’s 15th Year Anniversary

EPCC NEWS
November 30, 2014

ALLIANCE-PHILIPPINES SOLIDARITY MESSAGE TO THE KmB’s 15th Year Anniversary

We greet you a militant greetings of solidarity on your 15th year anniversary today November 30, 2014.

It is also the 50th Founding Anniversary of the Kabataang Makabayan (KM) in the Philippines and the 151 Birthday of Supremo Andres Bonifacio, the first president of the Philippines and the Katipunan.

KmB was formed out of a need and necessity in November 30, 1999 after two years of organizing and education work. We thanked People’s CORE for organizing the KmB from 1998 to 1999 and facilitating its emergence as a progressive youth and student as well as a community organization for the community and for the people.

KmB antedated the Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) by seven years. But again, as the Alliance and the KmB are both organizations in the same mold and parallel line of advance; Once again, I want to reiterate the two fold tasks that KmB must be aware in its organizing, education and mobilizing work in the United States.

First and foremost, KmB works for solidarity with the American people in effecting systemic change here in the belly of the beast in promoting the rights and welfare of the Filipino-American community and the general community at large.

When we say solidarity work it does not only mean publishing solidarity messages and joining rallies but in active and not passive solidarity work for the Filipino people in the Philippines and in the United States.

There is no solidarity work in placing one over the other or giving priority in one over the other. We do not and must not dichotomize our task and solidarity work. It is both symbiotic and complimentary. Solidarity means direct action, not passive lip service and just feeling good after attending the events or issuing press statements. And back to our usual SOP’s or bourgeois ways It is solid organizing , mobilization and education 24 hours a day.

Second, is the internal consolidation in organizing, educating and mobilizing our community-the Filipino-American community in the United States. We must win concrete victories for the community so they will be confident to build our community will be stronger and more solid.

We must win the Philippine Studies in the schools at all levels, fight systemic racism; get the rights and benefits to the remaining 41,000s for our Filipino World War II Veterans and 60,000 widows denied to them for the last 68 years and counting.

We must win the comprehensive immigration reform we have been fighting for the last twenty years. We must win basic immigrant rights denied to millions of our kababayan.
We must fight tuition fee increases in colleges and the commercialization of education. We must fight for the
interest of our community at every twist and turn of history.

This is our line of advance for the coming years and years to come. We are active participants in changing the system to a more progressive and more pro-people for the years to come.

If we can do this, we are truly a Pro-People Youth and you can be proud to be members of KmB. More power to you and as I always say:

Mabuhay ang KmB!

MAKIBAKA, Huwag Matakot, Mangahas Makibaka, Kamtin ang Tagumpay!

Arturo P. Garcia
National Coordinator
Allance-Philippines

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HIFI INDIE FILM FESTIVAL PEDRO CALUNGSOD PREMIERE SHOWING ON DECEMBER 07 in GLENDALE

NEW FACLA NEWS
November 30, 2014

HIFI INDIE FILM FESTIVAL PEDRO CALUNGSOD PREMIERE SHOWING ON DECEMBER 07 in GLENDALE

Los Angeles –Tayo nang manood ng palabas-PEDRO CALUNGSOD,BATANG MARTIR.

Be Proud as a FilAm Christian, Attend the Premiere Showing of Pedro Calungsod on December 7, 2014 in Glendale.

The Historic Filipinotown Indie Film Festival as its initial offering will Premiere the Indie Film, “ Pedro Calungsod, Ang Batang Martir” on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at the beyond the Stars Palace/Theater at 417 Brand Blvd. Glendale, CA 91203

There will be three showings at 2:00 PM; 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM. The tickets are at $ 20.00 each. There will be raffles of 4 Ipads give aways at every showing.

Pedro Calungsod , Patron Saint of Historic Filipinotowb

Saint Pedro Calungsod was the second Filipino Saint to be canonized by the Catholic Church. The first was Saint Lorenzo Ruiz from Manila. San Pedro Calungsod was native of Cebu.

He was also was declared at the Patron Saint of Historic FIlipintown last year at the Historic Filipinotown Day, August 02, 2013 during the Historic Filipinotown Festival.

He was martyred as a missionary in the island of Guam in 1672 in the Marianas Islands chains which was a part of the Archdiocese of Cebu during the Spanish colonization of the Philippines. He was 17 years old when he died.

He was beatified by Pope Joh Paul II on March 5, 2000 and was canonized as a saint in the Vatican by Pope Benedict VI on October 21, 2012.

As we prepare for the coming visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines, we can renew our faith by watching this worthwhile movie-“Pedro Calungsod, Ang Batang Martir “brought to your by the HIF Indie Fim Festival LLC.

For more information please call Sid at (213)399-5042 and at (714) 331-0954 or email us pilipinokami76@yahoo.com

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ALLIANCE-PHILIPPINES SOLIDARITY MESSAGE TO THE UGNAYAN YOUTH FOR SOCIAL CHANGE 10th ANNIVERSARY

ALLLIANCE NEWS
November 30, 2014

ALLIANCE-PHILIPPINES SOLIDARITY MESSAGE TO THE UGNAYAN YOUTH FOR SOCIAL CHANGE 10th ANNIVERSARY

We greet you a militant greetings of solidarity on your tenth year anniversary today November 30, 2014.

It is an auspicious day being also the 50th Founding Anniversary of the Kabataang Makabayan (KM) in the Philippines and the 151 Birthday of Supremo Andres Bonifacio, the first president of the Philippines and the Katipunan.

Ugnayan was formed out of a need and necessity after years of organizing and education work. Ugnayan and the
Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) were born the same year.

They were born out of the crucible when political lines are being hewed and organizational alliances are being formed in the United States. Ugnayan took that momentous and decisive step for the interest of the Filipino-American community against racism and national oppression

But again, because the Alliance and the Ugnayan are both organizations in the same mold and parallel line of advance; once again, I want to reiterate the two fold tasks that Ugnayan must be aware in its organizing, education and mobilizing work in the United States in order to effect the meaningful progressive systemic change we all desire

First and foremost, Ugnayan must work for solidarity with the American people in effecting systemic change here in the belly of the beast in promoting the rights and welfare of the Filipino-American community and the general community at large.

When we say solidarity work it does not only mean publishing solidarity messages and joining rallies but in active and not passive solidarity work for the Filipino people in the Philippines and in the United States.
There is no solidarity work in placing one over the other or giving priority in one over the other. We do not and must not dichotomize our task and solidarity work. We do not feign working for the interest of the community while shouting all for the motherland, We do not say ‘all to the home front” for international solidarity just for plain and simple opportunism.

Solidarity work is both symbiotic and complimentary. Solidarity means direct action, not passive lip service and just feeling good after attending the events or issuing press statements. And back to our usual SOP’s or bourgeois ways It is solid organizing , mobilization and education 24 hours a day.

Second, is the internal consolidation in organizing, educating and mobilizing our community-the Filipino-American community in the United States. We must win concrete victories for the community so they will be confident to build our community will be stronger and more solid.

We must win the fight against systemic racism; get the rights and benefits to the remaining 41,000s for our Filipino World War II Veterans and 60,000 widows denied to them for the last 68 years and counting.

We must win the comprehensive immigration reform we have fighting for more than 20 years and immigrant rights denied to millions of our kababayans. We must fight tuition fee increases in colleges and the commercialization of education. We must fight for the interest of our community at every twist and turn of history.

This is our line of advance for the coming years and years to come. We are active participants in changing the system to a more progressive and more pro-people for the years to come.

If we can do this, we are truly a Ugnayan organization and you can be proud to be members of Ugnayan . More power to you and as I always say: Mabuhay ang UGNAYAN!

MAKIBAKA, Huwag Matakot!
Mangahas Makibaka, Kamtin ang Tagumpay!

Arturo P. Garcia
National Coordinator
Alliance-Philippines

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