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.

Join us on July 12 12:00nn

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


All Filipinos are invited to stand together in front of Chinese Embassies and Consulates worldwide on July 12 at 12:00nn – 1:00pm, as the UN Arbitral Tribunal hands down its decision on our protest against China’s illegal occupation of Philippine territories in the West Philippine Sea.

We call on China to ABIDE BY THE U.N. CONVENTION ON THE LAW OF THE SEA, and to respect Philippine Sovereignty over our Exclusive Economic Zone, which includes the Scarborough Shoal, Kalayaan Islands, Mischief Reef, and Ayungin Shoal.

NEW YORK: Across 1st Ave. in front of UN Headquarters, Manhattan

SAN FRANCISCO: Meet up 11:30 in front of St. Mary’s Cathedral, then will proceed 12:00nn to China Consulate, 1450 Laguna Street

MANILA: CHANGE OF VENUE – Aristocrat Baywalk, Roxas Blvd., Manila. Those who want to help in the setup for the Victory Celebration can arrive as early as 12:00pm. Presscon is at 2:00pm. Balloon Release and Celebration starts 3:00pm.

For more information and updates, please click on the link to go to the Facebook Event Page:

June 12 Independence Day anti-China protest rallies set

Written by USPGG on . Posted in Aug 21, China Land Grabbing, Feature, July 24, What you can do

By Rodel Rodis | Originally published in

The most meaningful way to celebrate Philippine Independence Day on June 12 is by boycotting “Made in China” products until China abandons its illegal invasion, occupation and militarization of the Philippine territories in the West Philippine Sea.

This was the message of Loida Nicolas-Lewis, national chair of the US Pinoys for Good Governance (USPGG), which is calling for June 12 anti-China protest actions by Filipinos and their allies all over the United States and all over the world. In the U.S., the Independence Day protest activities will target Apple and Wal-Mart stores which primarily sell products manufactured in China.

“While we cannot individually fight China militarily, we can do so economically by boycotting Made in China products. Since the largest distributors of China products in the U.S. are Wal-Mart and Apple, that is why we are calling for a boycott of those stores,” Ms. Nicolas-Lewis explained.

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