STAND UP for West PH Sea


Why is there no July 12 PH National Sovereignty Day celebration?

Written by USPGG on . Posted in China Land Grabbing, Feature, July 24, Read This, What you can do

By Rodel Rodis

On May 1, 2016, with 9 days left to go before the Philippine presidential elections, The Filipino Channel (TFC) in Redwood City, California held a special town hall presentation on The Fil-Am Vote: Halalan 2016 with representatives and supporters from all the Philippine presidential candidates in attendance all dressed festively in the political colors of their candidates and passionately expounding on the positions of their candidates.

On the subject of the West Philippine Sea, TFC host Gel Santos Relos provided a brief historical background to the suit filed by the Philippines in the United Nations (UN) Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague in January of 2013 challenging China’s sweeping territorial claims in the South China Sea. In various polls taken after the UN suit was filed, more than 90% of the Filipino people indicated their support for the government’s legal action so it was not surprising that all the presidential candidates voiced their support as well. Among the videos of the candidates shown to the TV audience was the one from Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte who said at the last presidential debate in Pangasinan just the day before:

“I will ask the Navy to bring me to the nearest boundary in the Spratly – Scarborough. I will go down and ride a jet ski carrying the Philippine flag which I would plant there in their airport, then I would say, “This is ours and do what you want with me.” Bahala na kayo,” he said.

This defiant promise to stand up to China drew the loudest, most enthusiastic cheers from the supporters of all the candidates.

Filipinos protest China’s actions

Written by USPGG on . Posted in China Land Grabbing, Feature, July 24

Written by Rodel Rodis and Walden Bello | Originally Published 6:28 pm, Tuesday, July 23, 2013

July 24 marks the first anniversary of China’s creation of the Sansha prefecture to “oversee and administer” 1 million square miles of the South China Sea over which China asserts “indisputable sovereignty.” If allowed to stand, China’s claim will go down as the most brazen maritime territorial grab in history.

US Pinoys join Global Kontra Libing Coalition

Written by USPGG on . Posted in Feature, Read This

NOMARCOS-GENERIC USPGG has joined a global network of Filipinos who have come together (across political and religious affiliations) to form the Kontra Libing Coalition, to protest against the current administration’s plans to bury the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr. at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani (Heroes’ Cemetery) on Sept. 18, 2016.

A global day of protest has been set on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, 12:00 noon in front of Philippine Embassies and Consulates worldwide.

According to Republic Act 289, the law that created the Libingan, only those Presidents, soldiers, national artists and patriotic Filipinos who are “worthy of inspiring and being emulated by this generation and of generations still unborn” are to be allowed in the special burial grounds.

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