June 10,2015



Filipino American organizations all over the United States will hold coordinated against China’s aggression and to uphold the sovereignty of the Philippines on June 12, 2015.
The Southern California chapter of USPGG chaired by Rocio Nuyda is organizing a picket of the Wal-Mart store in Los Angeles at 701 Cesar Chavez Avenue,Los Angeles on June 12 at 12 noon.

The L.A. picketing will be led by Arturo Garcia who will be joined by members of the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) and the Knights of Rizal.

San Francisco

In San Francisco, the Filipino community will officially celebrate Independence Day on June 12 at a $100 per person gala at the City Hall hosted by Mayor Ed Lee. But members of the Northern California chapter of USPGG are urging the Filipino community to celebrate Independence Day “meaningfully” by converging at the Union Square at 11:30 AM on June 12 to then march to the Apple store a block away to picket and call for a boycott of China products.

“The traditional way of celebrating Philippine Independence by holding galas is not appropriate for the crisis that is happening now. China has illegally invaded and occupied seven Philippine shoals which it has converted into artificial islands by pouring sand and concrete over Philippine coral reef destroying our marine ecology.

We have to stand up to this major threat to the national security of the Philippines,” Ted Laguatan, USPGG spokesman said.

New York/Washington

In New York City, Loida Nicolas-Lewis will personally lead the picket of the Apple store at Fifth Avenue and 58th Street on June 12 at 11:30 AM.

The Washington DC June 12 protest will be held at 11:30 AM at the Wal-Mart Supercenter located at 99 H Street NW Washington at the corner of H and 1st Street in Chinatown.

In Chicago, the USPGG chapter will picket the Apple Store located at 679 North Michigan Avenue at 12 noon on June 12.


In Guam, the protest rally will be held on June 12 , from 11:00 to 1:30 pm at the Tamuning Mayor’s Community Park, across ITC Building corner North Marine Corps Drive and San Antonio Road, Tamuning, adjacent to signature factory outlets and a shopping center that sells Made in China products.

In Saipan, the June 12 protest will take place from 10AM to 1:OO PM at the Kilili Pavillion on Beach Road in Susupe where made in China products are sold.

Filipinos in other US cities are also planning to celebrate June 12 Independence Day by picketing Apple and Wal-Mart stores and by boycotting made in China products to express their opposition to China’s invasion of Philippine territories.

As the Martsa para sa Kalayaan Network (MKN) organizers suggested, supporters who cannot attend any of the scheduled rallies can take a selfie of themselves with a protest China sign and send it to the or post

in on Facebook at Stand Up for Scarborough Shoal or Twitter at ‪#‎StandUp4WestPHSea‬.
(Send comments to [email protected] or mail them to the Law Offices of Rodel Rodis at 2429 Ocean Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94127 or call 41.334.7800).


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