Daily Archives: March 12, 2015


March 12, 2015


Los Angeles- “ The BOI Report submitted by the PNP to the DILG is the most credible report sans cooperation from the President and resigned PNP Chief of all the other reports.”

This was the consensus of the Southern California FilAm Community leaders in TALAKAYAN sa FACLA last Thursday, March 12, 2015.

They were all were still united in their support for the Ombudsman’s suspension order for Makati City Mayor Junjun yesterday, March 12 in the Philippines. On the other hand, Makati City Mayor Junjun Binay refused to honor the order as of the press time.

On the PNP BOI Report

Dr. Orly Cagampan said,” Of all the other investigations, the PNP Board Of Inquiry is the most comprehensive and factual report ever made.
It is just a pity that the President pre-empted the report by laying all the blame on the Mamasapano Fiasco to former SAF chief General Leo Napenas.

I can say that the BOI report is 90% credible except the 10% that the President and former PN Chief Alan Purisisima’s refusal to share to the BOI has been denied to the public.

I still cannot believe that some government officials does not have the integrity and dignity to face the truth and are becoming obsctacles to the truth. ” Cagampan explained

On Junjun Binay’s Suspension as Mayor

Alliance National Coordinator Al P. Garcia said,” the refusal of Mayor Junjun Binay to follow the Sandiganbayan’s order to vacate his post is totally disgusting.

His use of their brand of “people’s power” to defy the court order is a trademark of traditional dynastic politicians.”

KOR leader Rudy Ferran said, “He is still wary of Binay’s use of people’s power in the wrong way and is like a leech clinging to this post like all TRAPOS does.

But I believe that the truth is that he is only making such show to allay the fears of his followers and afraid that when he is out on suspension for six months, more evidences against him may be found. That is because his vice mayor is a member of the Liberal Party.” Ferran ended.

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Open Letter to the People and Leaders of Iran from the People of the United States

March 12, 2015

Open Letter to the People and Leaders of Iran from the People of the United States

It has come to our attention while observing the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the United States government that a group of 47 U.S. Senators are attempting, against the will of the majority of the American people, to sabotage any agreement due to their hope of creating additional conflict between our country and the people of Iran.

We would also like to bring to your attention that many people in the United States are aware that the United States government is in violation of a treaty approved by the Senate and signed into law. The treaty imposes an affirmative obligation on the United States and all other countries possessing nuclear weapons to act to diminish and eventually eliminate all of their existing nuclear weapons as a condition for relieving non-nuclear countries of the need to acquire such terrifying weapons. The official name of this treaty is the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons or NPT.

We also wanted to bring to your attention that under the U.S. Constitution, (Article 6, Clause 2), any treaty approved by the Senate and signed into law “shall be the supreme law of the land” in the United States.

Article VI of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty requires the United States as a nuclear power to: “pursue negotiations in good faith on effective measures relating to cessation of the nuclear arms race at an early date and to nuclear disarmament, and on a Treaty on general and complete disarmament under strict and effective international control”. (our emphasis)

We wanted to make sure that you were aware that the U.S. Constitution, recognizing the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) as the supreme law of the land in the United States, requires government officials to carry out two specific tasks:

First, to eliminate the U.S. nuclear arsenal under its Treaty pledge of “general and complete disarmament under strict and effective international control;”

And second, to “pursue negotiations in good faith” with other nations for the achievement of nuclear disarmament.

As things stand, the United States is in violation of this “supreme law of the land.”

The United States is not ridding itself of nuclear weapons. It possesses thousands of operational nuclear weapons that it is not destroying. In fact, it is in the process of improving their capability, deploying them on updated fighter aircraft, and other land-attack missiles, aircraft carriers and submarine platforms at the cost of hundreds of billions of dollars in new government funding.

The United States also provides more than $4 billion in military and economic aid to the state of Israel although Israel refuses to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, or allow outside inspectors, and does not deny that it possesses a considerable arsenal of nuclear weapons. We are not aware of any call by U.S. officials insisting that Israel sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty or begin liquidating its own nuclear arsenal.

We, the people of the United States, are also aware that Iran as a signatory to the same Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) has the absolute legal right, as do all signatory countries, to develop a nuclear capability for civilian energy purposes.

Article IV of the Treaty states: “Nothing in this Treaty shall be interpreted as affecting the inalienable right of all the Parties to the Treaty to develop research, production and use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.”

As a side note, we are also aware that when your country was ruled by a monarch installed in power in 1953 as a consequence of a CIA led-coup against the then constitutional government in Iran, the policy of the U.S. government was to encourage the development of an Iranian nuclear program.

We hope that this letter enriches your understanding that the spirit and content of the Open Letter by 47 Republican Senators does not conform with the views and desires of a broad section of public opinion inside the United States.

Their real aim in scuttling and sabotaging the current negotiations between the United States and Iran, perhaps unprecedented in the form they have chosen, is to create more conflict including the danger of military action against Iran.

Be assured that the last thing the American people want is war with or against Iran.

Initial signers:

Ramsey Clark, former U.S. Attorney General • Cynthia McKinney, former Congresswoman • Brian Becker, ANSWER Coalition • Cindy Sheehan, peace activist • Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, Executive Director, Partnership for Civil Justice Fund • Heidi Boghosian, Esq., Constitutional Rights attorney • James Lafferty, Executive Director, National Lawyers Guild Los Angeles • Debra Sweet, Director, World Can’t Wait • Chuck Kauffman, National Co-Coordinator of Alliance for Global Justice • Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst • Eugene Puryear, Party for Socialism and Liberation • Juan Jose Gutierrez, Vamos Unidos, USA • Phil Wilayto, author and editor, Virginia Defenders Newspaper • Don DeBar, Host, CPR News • Arturo Garcia, Alliance Philippines • Radhika Miller, Attorney, Washington, D.C. • Rev. Claudia de la Cruz, Rebel Diaz Arts Collective (RDACBX) • Kim Ives, Haiti Liberte • Benjamin N. Dictor, Attorney, New York, NY • John Beacham, ANSWER Chicago • Phil Portluck, Voices4Justice72.com • Preston Wood, ANSWER – LA • Mike Prysner, March Forward! • Jeff Bigelow, labor organizer • Gloria La Riva, National Committee to Free the Cuban Five