US FILAM LEADERS SAYS NO TO SECOND TERM FOR PNOY

NEW FACLA NEWS

August 07, 2014

US FILAM LEADERS SAYS NO TO SECOND TERM FOR PNOY

Los Angeles—“Four years is too short for a good president, six more years is too long for a tyrant. “

Filipino-American leaders in Southern California unanimously turned down a proposal from DILG Secretary Mar Roxas to give President BS Aquino III “another six term” to continue his good programs for the Filipino people..

Dr.Marc Caratao said, “we are building another Marcos in the making. And it seems we lack good and credible leaders if we do that.” Dr.Caratao was citing the example how Marcos got reelected for another 4-year term and declared martial law to extend his tenure to almost 14 years as a dictator.

Dr.Orly Cagampan also said, “yes, we must be careful not to repeat our mistake with Marcos. Some leaders begin with pure intentions and then becomes comfortable with power until they won’t leave their power behind.”

Alliance leader Arturo P. Garcia said, “ besides President Aquino promised he will only get married when he leaves office. If he overstays, he might not get the happiness he wants.”

Immigration Woes

On the problem of “anchor children” or those 57,000 unaccompanied minors from LAtiN American countries of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras who crossed the US-Mexico borders, FACLA President Austin Baul Jr  said,” I believe that some criminal syndicates like Coyotes are behind these human smuggling. I cannot blame the Republicans for going against Obama and the democrats on this matter.”

Alliance West Coast leader Art Garcia said, “The Republicans are being obstructionist by passing the two-anti immigrant laws before the Congressional recess. Its truly a humanitarian problem if the Obama administration will take for granted the situation of these unaccompanied 57,000 minors who are already inside our borders.

It is a real concern for these refugees who flee their country because of the high rate of criminality and economic deprivation in their nations.”

TALAKAYAN also thanked Dr, Marc Caratao and Rosalie Caratao for providing the refreshments and lunch for the TALAKAYAN participants this Thursday.

TALAKAYAN is a weekly forum/discussions every Thrusday at 10:30 AM at FACLA  on the burning issues of the day in the Filipinmo-American community in the United States and the Philippines.

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