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FILAM LEADERS PRAYS IN SOLIDARITY FOR OFW MARY JANE VELESO AT TALAKAYAN LA FORUM

EPCC NEWS
April 23, 2015

FILAM LEADERS PRAYS IN SOLIDARITY FOR OFW MARY JANE VELESO AT TALAKAYAN LA FORUM

Los Angeles—Southern California community leaders prayed in solidarity for convicted OFW Mary Jane Veloso now in danger of being executed in Indonesia at the weekly TALAKAYAN sa FACLA last Thursday, April 23, 2015.

Journalist Larry Pelayo led the solidarity prayers for Veloso who was moved to the prison island in Indonesia for her execution. The community leaders still hope for a miracle but are resigned to the fate of Veleso who is about to die by execution by firing squad.

The Philippine government is in a last ditch effort to save her life and President Aquino III had sent his 3rd letter to the Indonesian President asking for clemency. HE also sent Vice President Binay to Indonesia to lead last rdriche fforts to save Veleso’s life.

Trash “Aguinaldo Doctrine”

Meanwhile, the FIlAm community leaders also expressed support for Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno in her efforts to invalidate the 59 year old “Doctrine of Condodation” also known as the “Aguinaldo Doctrine” being used a defense by Makati City Mayor Junjun Binay.

FACLA 2nd Vice president Dr. Veronico Agatep that he was the plaintiff against then Governor Rodolfo Aguinaldo that resulted in the 1989 Supreme Court decision that later became known as the “Aguinaldo Doctrine.” That absolved the defendant of his cases because of the doctrine “once an elected official won his re-election his case has been absolved.”

EPCC Leader Arturo Garcia said, “Sereno was right in saying this law encouraged local officials to abuse their power. The law must be repealed that make monsters like Governor Aguinaldo of Cagayan who was a fascist human rights violator.”

May 2016 PH Electlons Heats up

Meanwhile the Southern California leaders also reiterated their support for Seantor Grace Poe in case she runs for President of the Philippines on the May 2016 elections.

Dr. Orly Cagampan said, “ the groundswell of support for Grace Poe is a breath of fresh air for the Philippines. This proves that there is consistent source of support for Grace Poe and it is not just a fad for the Filipino voters.’

On the other hand, Mindanaoan Freddie Castaneda of FAME expressed misgivings on the expected Senator Bongbong Marcos political run, “ I doubt it if he can win even the vice-presidential race even if he teamed up with Binay in 2016.’

Dr. Marc Caratao said,”Vice President Jojo Binay is still the man to beat in the 2016 elections” that elicited different remarks from the attendees of TALAKAYAN

For more information about TALAKAYAN sa FACLA please contact Art Garcia at (213)241-0995 or emai at agarcia@peoplescaore,net.

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