Monthly Archives: June 2008

Fil-Am Protesters Air Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s Human Rights ‘Dirty Laundry’

Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (GMA), her husband, and an entourage of around seventy members of congress, cabinet officials, lawmakers, and Filipino business leaders have begun their 10-day visit to the US. Filipino-American activists with organizations that convene GMA Watch, a national grassroots advocacy network concerned about the human rights crisis in the Philippines and the Bush administration's support for the Arroyo government, will greet the Arroyo contingent in each of its stops in Washington, DC, New York, and California.
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Fil-Ams to Arroyo – “YOU ARE NOT WELCOME!”

More anti-Arroyo RAT sightings to be expected during President Arroyo's 10-day visit to the US
Nationwide, US. - Filipino Americans and other US allies will launch anti-Arroyo RAT "Rapid Action Team" actions during President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's highly-anticipated 10-day visit to the US. "The US-Arroyo administration is a garbage regime, and our RATs are infuriated by its actions. Read More »

IADL and Other Organizations of HUman Rights Advocates Expose Human Rights Violations in the Netherlands

By Coni Ledesma
International Committee DEFEND*

We are deeply gratified and happy to learn that the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL), together with other organizations of human rights advocates, adopted the common position of exposing the violation of human rights of Filipinos living in The Netherlands and defending said Filipinos, during the 8th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on 11 June 2008.
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AFP News Report is Inaccurate and Misleading

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison

The Agence France Presse issued a news report on June 5, 2008 which states: “A Dutch court (i.e. District Court of The Hague) gave prosecutors the go-ahead Thursday to pursue murder charges against Philippine communist leader, despite an earlier dismissal of the case.” This report is inaccurate and misleading.
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Students Stage Mock ‘NFA Pila’ to Protest High Rice Prices and School Fees

Students stage mock 'NFA Pila' to protest high rice prices and school fees "Dili lang diay bugas ang ginapilahan, kay ginakilo naman pud diay ang mga pangandoy ug kaugmaon."

DAVAO CITY–Students here staged today a mock line-up ("pila") similar to that seen on National Food Authority (NFA) retailer stores as a protest against the soaring prices of basic commodities such as rice and oil and continued increases in tuition and other school fees.
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Kappa Pi Fraternity Condemns Harassment by NYPD and PIDC

The members of the newly-established fraternity Kappa Pi, which stands for "Kapatiran Pilipino" (Filipino Brotherhood), condemns on the strongest possible terms the harassment and aborted arrest of brother Wilfred Recaido and founder Rusty Fabunan by the New York Police Department (NYPD) in connivance with the Philippine Independence Day Committee (PIDC) and the Philippine Consulate on Sunday, June 1st, during the annual commemoration of Philippine Independence Day in New York. Read More »