STAND UP for West PH Sea

PRAY FOR WEST PHILIPPINE SEA

Download and print

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Get these specially-designed placards and use them on your blogs or Facebook pages, or print them out and bring them during our Flash Mob for Peace on May 11. Right-click on the images below, then select “Save Link/Target As…” to start downloading the designs:

Right-click to save Posters and Placards (11 Different Designs in 1 PDF, 4MB)

Right click to Download Banner with Map (1 design, banner size is about 3×4 feet)

Right-click to download Tarpaulin Banner(4×6 feet banner for tarpaulin printing)

ORGANIZE for SCARBOROUGH SHOAL

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If it’s physically impossible for you to join us at the nearest China Embassy or Consulate on May 11, take heart! You can still join our protest against China’s aggression on Scarborough Shoal by doing the following:

1. TELL OTHERS ABOUT THIS ISSUE

Tell your schoolmates, friends, family members and neighbors about what China is doing to the Philippines. Like our Official FB Page: http://facebook.com/StandUp4Scarborough. Use the links below to share this page on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, online forums — everywhere!

 

2. PRAY WITH US

Organize a PRAYER FOR SCARBOROUGH SHOAL time on MAY 11, 12noon — you can do this in your home, office, school, or your neighborhood park. Click “Contact Us” to send us your group announcements and share it with the rest of the world.

 

3. SHOW US YOUR “SuS!”

Using lipstick or face paint, wear the SuS! (Stand Up for Scarborough Shoal!) symbol on your forehead or face, and send us a photo it! Email your photos to StandUp@USPGG.org or send it to us on Twitter @standupPH using the following hashtags: #may11sus #scarboroughshoal
We can then pick it up and feature it on this website!

 

3. TELL US WHAT YOU DID

Send us photos of you and your group praying or gathering together for Scarborough Shoal via email, Facebook or Twitter.

 

Are we going to allow China to take what is rightfully ours again? Let’s learn from the Mischief Reef incident and take peaceful action now. Stand up for Peace! Stand Up for Scarborough Shoal!

Scarborough will not be Mischief Reef redux

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If Filipinos could only unite to save the Scarborough Shoal from being invaded by China as Filipinos did to save Jessica Sanchez from being eliminated in American Idol, perhaps the Philippines can still manage to retain its ownership of the disputed shoal in the future. But just as Sanchez cannot rely on the American Idol celebrity judges to save her anymore, the Philippines also cannot rely on the United States to save its Scarborough Shoal.

Global May 11 protest vs ‘China encroachment’ gathers steam as FVR, Lea, prominent Pinoys sign on

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02-May-12, 4:26 PM | Marichris Tonel Lozano, Radyo5

MANILA, Philippines – Organizers of a multi-country protest against Chinese encroachment on Philippine territory are vowing to gather tens of thousands on May 11 in Manila alone, as they announced a roster of prominent Filipino personalities that they said have already pledged to show up in the rallies.

Among the more well-known personalities who have signified support for the protest – the rallies are planned to be held in front of Chinese embassies worldwide – are former President Fidel Ramos, former civil service commissioner Karina David, civil society leader Leah Navarro, Paolo Delez, and broadway star Lea Salonga, the protest leaders said.

Updating journalists on the earlier call for Filipinos around the world to picket Chinese embassies and consulates on May 11, lead organizer Loida Nicolas Lewis of the US Pinoys for Good Governance watchdog group said the Makati City rally will take place between 12 noon and 1 p.m on that date, in front of the Chinese Embassy.

Former Akbayan Rep. Risa Hontiveros (L) and Jackson Gan of the Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce join Loida Nicolas-Lewis in giving the thumbs-down sign to Chinese incursions in Panatag Shoal. They are working to mount a global protest by Filipinos against Chinese aggression on May 11. BERNARD TESTA, INTERAKSYON.COM

Former Akbayan Rep. Risa Hontiveros and Jackson Gan of the Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce joined Nicolas-Lewis in calling on all patriotic Filipinos here and abroad to join the International Day of Protest against China’s intrusions on Philippine territory.

So far, Filipino groups in the United States, Hong Kong, Canada, Australia, Thailand, South Africa, Germany and the United Arab Emirates have committed support for the synchronized protest against Chinese incursions in Panatag, also called Scarborough Shoal, just off Zambales province.

The standoff began April 10 when a Chinese maritime surveillance ship blocked the Philippine Navy warship BRP Gregorio del Pilar from apprehending the crew and seizing cargo of endangered marine species from eight Chinese fishing boats in the lagoon.

As of last count, nine Chinese vessels have been deployed in the area as a show of force, even as Beijing rejected Manila’s invitation to bring the issue to the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea (ITLOS).

The US Pinoys for Good Governance said in the face of such intransigence, Filipinos around the world—estimates vary from 8 to 10 million—should show they will not stand for the brazen incursions in areas clearly within the Philippines’s UN-designated 200-mile exclusive economic zone.

A signature campaign won’t be enough, rally organizers said.

Earlier, President Aquino and Department of Foreign Affairs officials had reached out to other members of ASEAN, warning them that if they don’t speak up against China on this issue, they could be the next victim of such incursions.

Fellow ASEAN member Vietnam, the only one so far strongly in support of Manila’s tack, has had run-ins with China in the past.

Akbayan’s stance

Meanwhile, party-list group Akbayan, which supports the global protest on May 11, welcomed America’s “neutral” stance in the maritime row between Manila and Beijing.

The Aquino administration’s multi-pronged strategy—and its thus far peaceful approach to the controversy, are also correct, according to Akbayan’s Riza Hontiveros.

Akbayan has twice held protests against China since the Panatag stand-off began last month.

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