STAND UP for West PH Sea

PRAY FOR WEST PHILIPPINE 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.

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.

DA-BFAR, National Scientist condemn the destruction of marine resources in the West Philippine Sea

Written by USPGG on . Posted in Aug 21, China Land Grabbing, Feature, Read This

Originally published Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:00 AM  at www.science.ph

From the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Department of Agriculture

The Department of Agriculture Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) and a national scientist, on Thursday, joined the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in its call against China’s reclamation activities in the South China Sea/West Philippine Sea.

In a press conference titled “The Destruction of Marine Resources in the West Philippine Sea,” DA-BFAR, and University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute Professor Emeritus and National Scientist Dr. Edgardo D. Gomez presented a comprehensive study on the damage inflicted to marine biodiversity and economic productivity by China’s increased militarization in the region.

CNN Exclusive: China warns U.S. surveillance plane

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To watch the video and read the original article, click on the following link: http://edition.cnn.com/2015/05/20/politics/south-china-sea-navy-flight/index.html?sr=twtsr052015spyplane5pstoryvideo

Above the South China Sea (CNN) – The Chinese navy issued warnings eight times as a U.S. surveillance plane on Wednesday swooped over islands that Beijing is using to extend its zone of influence.

The series of man-made islands and the massive Chinese military build-up on them have alarmed the Pentagon, which is carrying out the surveillance flights in order to make clear the U.S. does not recognize China’s territorial claims. The militarized islands have also alarmed America’s regional allies.

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