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On August 20, a day before the Global Day of Prayer for Justice and Peace in Scarborough Shoal, several members of USPGG, led by Mrs. Loida Nicolas Lewis, signed the Manifesto below. Next day, August 21, about 500 more people signed the manifesto in support of USPGG’s call to pray for peace and justice in the Scarborough Shoal and West Philippine Sea, led by Philippine Senator Peter Alan Cayetano together with leading bishops and civic society leaders.
China’s newest Public Enemy No. 1 is no longer exiled human rights activist Chen Guancheng but Loida Nicolas-Lewis, the New York-based national chair of the US Pinoys for Good Governance (USP4GG).
After Lewis held a press conference in Manila on July 14 to announce the worldwide campaign to “Boycott Made in China Products,” China’s government-controlled media fired back with a newscast calling on the Chinese people to boycott a chain of convenience stores in China believed to be owned by Lewis.
SAN FRANCISCO—They came, about 150 of them, most in bright yellow T-shirts emblazoned with a map of the Philippines and the disputed specks of land known as the Scarborough Shoals. At the back were the words “Never Shall Invaders Trample Our Sacred Shoals,” a take on the English lyrics of the Philippine national anthem. They waved large and small Philippine flags and carried placards denouncing Chinese incursion into Philippine territorial waters and claims of ownership over the oil- and mineral-rich Scarborough Shoals. They shouted, “What do we want? China get out!” and “Who owns Scarborough Shoals? The Philippines!”