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CHINA DRIVES PINOYS AWAY FROM ITS “EEZ” IN CHICAGO!

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 CORONATION HIGHLIGHTS FESTIVAL

 

The Davao Association of the Midwest (DAM) is holding the “Kadayawan” Festival 2019 on Saturday (Aug. 3) that will be highlighted by a Coronation of Muses at The

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RALLY GETS ATTENTION OF CHINA!

 

By JOSEPH G. LARIOSA
(© 2019 Journal GlobaLinks)

 

CHICAGO (JGL) — Filipino American rallyists gave China a dose of its own medicine on Friday (July 12) when they “occupied” the sidewalk — a city property — abutting its Consulate in

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GOFUNDME LAUNCHED FOR HELP IF SHE SURVIVES!

 

© 2019 By JOSEPH G. LARIOSA
           (Journal GlobaLinks)

 

CHICAGO (JGL) – ALMIRA Tagala-Manuel has been helping patients get back on their feet as a physical therapist

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SD CARDS AND CERTIFICATE OF CANVASS PERSONALLY BROUGHT TO MANILA

 

 

CHICAGO (JGL) — The Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. issued on Tuesday (May 21), a week after the May 13, 2019 Philippine Mid-Term Elections, a

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PROTESTERS MAY LEAVE AN ENGLISH-CHINESE LETTER PETITION ON THE CONSULATE!

 

CHICAGO (JGL) — Various groups in the United States are organizing protest rallies in the Chinese consulates in various cities on July 12, the third anniversary of the decision of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) of the United Nationals Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) in The Hague, The Netherlands in 2016, when the Philippines won a landmark ruling against China’s massive nine-dash-line claim over the whole Philippine Western Sea or the South China Sea.

Jerry B. Clarito, community grassroots organizer, said some Filipino community members will be massing at MacDonald’s at the corner of Chicago and State St. on Friday, July 12, from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and will proceed to the Consulate General of the Peoples’ Republic of China at nearby 100 West. Erie St.

 

BRING BANNERS

 

Ella Basilio of the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) will be bringing a Philippine flag. Others are encouraged to bring in their own banners expressing their issues against China.

 

SALUD!

A REGULAR SATURDAY breakfast meeting is being planned by a group of Filipino community members at Seafood City in Chicago, Illinois and another alternative venue that other members may suggest. It will discuss current community issues like the Kapehan at the Manila Hotel hosted by officers of the National Press Club. This was the consensus by members who attended an informal breakfast meeting held last Saturday, June 29, at Seafood City in the north side of Chicago. The meeting also marked the birthday of community organizer Ms. Juanita Salvador Burris (second from right). Attendants also decided to support the upcoming protest rally in front of the Chinese Consulate on Friday, July 12, from noon to 1 p.m. at 100 West Erie St. in the near north side of Chicago. Others in photo from right (counterclockwise) are Mariano “Anong of Pinoy Newsmagazine, Joseph G. Lariosa of PM (philamessenger.com), Sally Richmond, who just recovered from injuries she sustained when her car was carnapped during a home invasion by three men; Naty Panopio, Jerry B. Clarito and Ray Villar. (JGL Photo by Flor Clarito)


According to Clarito’s statement, the focus of the global rally is to protest the continuing incursions of China over the Philippine Exclusive Economic Zone and to demand its responsibility to hold the crew of the Chinese vessel accountable to the ramming of the Filipino fishing boat last June 9 (June 10, Philippine time), and other China-related issues.

The community is outrage about the continuing intrusion of China over the Philippines exclusive economic zone in West Philippine Sea. Among other things, the Philippines is also falling into the so-called "Debt Trap". It is inspiring to see the militancy of our community in giving life to bayanihan and paninindigan when our sovereignty is under attack.

“Please spread the word and come out on July 12. Also, please invite other organizations to participate in this meaningful event. Indeed, our action will contribute to the global movement to protect our country's interest over the West Philippine Sea and other parts of the Philippines.

 


Please be informed that United Nations members have the duty under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) to render assistance to persons in distress at sea.

“”However, on June 9, 2019, a Chinese trawler rammed a Philippine fishing vessel and left the Filipino crew in the water until a Vietnamese vessel took them on board.

Let's not allow this kind of event to happen again. Let's strengthen our solidarity with our fisher folks fighting for their economic rights and security in the open seas.” 

The focus of the global rally is to protest the continuing incursions of China over the Philippine Exclusive Economic Zone and to demand its responsibility to hold the crew of the Chinese vessel accountable to the ramming of the Filipino fishing boat last June 9, and other China-related issues.

Ago Pedalizo, another community organizer in San Francisco, California, said a group is also planning to form a “United Opposition Front … to fight against China-backed tyranny of (President) Duterte.” 

CHINA OUT OF PWS/SCS 

In an advisory to a Chicago group, Mr. Pedalizo said, “Tonight in San Francisco, we will plan for next week’s July 12 global rally and issue a video statement with a banner that says “China Out of West Philippine Sea!”

“There is no organizational affiliation underneath in order to promote co-equal coalition building without dominance from any group. Behind the banner is the Philippine flag alone. Other smaller flags or banners may be allowed at the fringes.

 


“FAHRA and Malaya both agreed on this approach,” Mr. Pedalizo said, referring to the Filipino American Human Rights Association and a Filipino activist group.

“We shall also decide at supporting the July 22 State-Of-The-Nation address protest rally, with the same concept of a united front with additional banners that say, “Stop Human Rights Violations!”

 

SELFIE ARE US:

 

PASTOR BERT Villaluz of the Bride of Christ (extreme right) likewise tried to catch up with the breakfast meeting of some Chicago, Illinois area community members discussing the community events last June 29, 2019 at Seafood City in this selfie to his right Jerry B. Clarito, Ray Villar and Joseph G. Lariosa. (JGL Photo)


Other parties joining the rally are U.S. Pinoys for Good Governance (USP4GG), Malaya Movement San Francisco and New York; Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN), North California and New York, Global Pinoy Diaspora, Liberal PartY USA and Friends of Akbayan USA.

Mr. Pedalizo has also come with some slogans that can be chanted by rallyists:

 1. Isla at karapatan Wag isuko sa dayuhan

2. China-Duterte Palayasin!

3. West Philippine Sea China Out Now!

4. Benham Rise China Out Now!

5. China Missiles at Spratly Down, Down, Down

6. Philippine Sovereignty Not for sale, not for share

7. Ang tao, Ang Bayan Tuloy ang laban!

8. When sovereign right is under attack, What do you do? Stand up, Fight Back!

9. China layas Ating ang Pinas!

10. Imperyalismong Tsino Ibagsak, Ibagsak, Ibagsak

Parties interested to join the Chicago rally at the Consulate may reach out to Mr. Jerry Clarito at 1-224-619-6677, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or

to https://www.messenger.com/t/1240132286116604. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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"RULING ELITE HAS TAKEN TURNS IN ELECTING THEMSELVES BY CORRUPTING THE ELECTORAL PROCESS"

 

In Chicago: Reflecting on PH elections and beyond

By: Jerry Clarito - @inquirerdotnet

INQUIRER.net US Bureau / 11:46 PM May 31, 2019
(Reprinted article used with permission from the author)

 

Members of community media, the Filipino American Human Rights Alliance (FAHRA), and the Malaya Movement, after the May 13th elections, shared

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DUTERTE & SARA'S CHOICE TOPS SENATORIAL ELECTIONS IN THE MIDWEST

 

© 2019 By JOSEPH G. LARIOSA

 

CHICAGO (JGL) — President Duterte and his daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio-backed senatorial candidates dominated the senatorial elections in the Midwest, according to partial and

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FIL AM FAMILY OF 5 KILLED IN THE TRAFFIC MISHAP

 

By JOSEPH G. LARIOSA
(© 2019 Journal GlobaLinks) 

 

JUDGE VIVIAN L. Medinilla of the Delaware Superior Court in Wilmington has set on Sept. 6 at 1:15 p.m. the sentencing of the driver of a Ford pickup

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GARBAGE TO BE PROCESSED IN CANADA IN TWO DAYS

 

© 2019 By JOSEPH G. LARIOSA

 

CHICAGO (JGL) — The estimated 1,500 tonnes of waste from the Philippines will be arriving in Canada by the end of June, according

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WHAT FUNDRAISERS DECLARE 
IS WHAT CANDIDATES GET

 

By JOSEPH G. LARIOSA
(© 2019 Journal GlobaLinks)

 

CHICAGO (JGL) — A Filipino candidate may now raise, solicit and collect campaign contributions from overseas as long as his fundraiser is at least a dual Filipino citizen and has his full trust and confidence. 

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RONALD A. VILLANUEVA TO REPORT TO PRISON ON AUG. 16, 2019

 

By JOSEPH G. LARIOSA
(© 2019 Journal GlobaLinks)

 

CHICAGO (JGL) — A rising Filipino American Republican star, Ronald A. Villanueva, an elected House Delegate of Virginia, was sentenced on Tuesday

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© 2019 By JOSEPH G. LARIOSA
(Journal GlobaLinks)

 

CHICAGO (JGL) — Former Senator Pia Cayetano (NP) and former PNP Chief Ronald “Bato” De la Rosa (PDPLBN) topped the 12 senate race

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DUTERTE WANTS CANADA'S GARBAGE RETURNED TO SENDER

Copyright © By JOSEPH G. LARIOSA
(philamessenger.com)

 

CHICAGO (PM) – The government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “is strongly committed to collaborating with the Philippine government to resolve this issue and is aware of a court decision ordering the importer to ship back the material back to Canada.”

Press Secretary Sabrina Kim of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change told the philamessenger.com in an email message that “Canada is strongly committed to collaborating with the Philippines government to resolve this issue and is aware of the court decision ordering the importer to ship the material back to Canada.

 

 

This video clip, DUTERTE WANTS CANADA GARBAGE RETURNED TO SENDER, is an excerpt of lea briefing to President Rodrigo R. Duterte on April 23, 2019 in Pampanga province on the aftermath of the 6.1 magnitude earthquake that hit Central Luzon, killing at ast 16 people and injuring several others and causing millions of pesos in damages. At the tail end of the briefing, Mr. Duterte mentioned the garbage sent to the Philippines from Canada in 2013 and vowed to set sail to Canada and return the garbage on the Canadian soil. The excerpt was taken from the more than an hour-long video footage of the Presidential Communications of the Philippine government. See also story: https://bit.ly/2UBOwmy by JOSEPH G. LARIOSA © 2019. E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Currently, a joint technical working group, consisting of officials from both countries,  is examining the full spectrum of issues related to the removal of the waste with a view to a timely resolution.

 HARD-HAT ZONE:

PRIME MINISTER Justin Trudeau is shown at a housing project in Orleans, Ontario. (Prime Minister's Office Photo)


Ms. Kim added,”In 2016, we amended our own regulations around hazardous waste shipments to prevent such events from happening again. We are committed to working collaboratively to ensure the material is processed in an environmentally responsible way.”

PM (philiamessenger.com) reached out to the Office of Prime Minister Trudeau following reports Tuesday (April 23) from Manila that President Duterte's sortie at the earthquake-stricken province of Pampanga, Mr. Duterte ordered the customs bureau to return to Canada the trash it sent to the Philippines a few years ago as he chided the North American country for supposedly turning Manila into a "dump site."

Mr. Duterte, who has a cool personal relationship with the baby-faced Canadian Prime Minister, said Tuesday during a briefing that Canada should prepare a “grand reception” for its waste, which arrived in the Philippines in 2013. The  briefing to President Rodrigo R. Duterte on April 23, 2019 in Pampanga province followed the aftermath of the 6.1 magnitude earthquake that hit Central Luzon, killing at ast 16 people and injuring several others and causing millions of pesos in damages.

I want a boat prepared. I’ll give a warning to Canada maybe next week, that they better pull that thing out or I will set sail doon sa (there in) Canada ibuhos ko ‘yang basura nila doon. (I will pour the garbage there).

 

 

"PLEASE TAKE BACK YOUR GARBAGE:"

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte. (Philippine Presidential Photo)


I cannot understand why they are making us -a dumpsite? And that is not only case in point.” Mr. Duterte added. Then, Canada kept on sending us the garbage. “Well, not this time. Magka-away kami. Awayin natin ang Canada (We are are going to fight Canada.) I will declare war against them. Kaya man natin yan sila.” (We can beat them.)

I'LL ADVISE CANADA: GARBAGE IS ON THE WAY

"I will really return (the garbage)...Load the containers to a ship, and I will advise Canada that your garbage is on the way. Prepare a grand reception. Eat it if you want to," he added.

"Buang ito kinakaya-kaya tayo. Hindi ako papayag ng ganoon (Crazies. They are pushing us around. I won't let that happen)."

Mr. Duterte said Canada sold the Philippines helicopters but there was a string attached – that we do not use them (helicopters) against our own people. “Loko-loko pala kayo. (You are crazy).

My own citizens are cutting the neck of my soldiers and policemen. My own citizens are declaring war to oust everybody. Tayo, mawawalan ng trabaho. Payag ka niyan, ma'm? (We will be out of work. Do you agree with it, madam.)

And itong Customs na ‘to (These Customs employees – if they allow another shipment of garbage, )— the next time they do it, I will sack them, all of them.” Mr. Duterte warned.

50-CONTAINER WASTE FROM CANADA IN 2013 

Valenzuela, Metro Manila-based company Chronic Plastics Inc. imported more than 50 containers with wastes from Canada in 2013. More than half or 29 of the containers with trash were dumped in a landfill in Tarlac.

Environment groups have expressed concern that the shipment might have contained toxic materials that could harm the health of local residents. During his visit to the Philippines in 2015, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said a "Canadian process" is being developed to solve the problem but did not provide details. 

I have obviously been made aware of the situation and I’ve also been told that there is a Canadian solution in the process of being developed,” Trudeau said on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit hosted by the Philippines two years ago. 

But, at the same time, I know that this has exposed a problem that needs fixing within our own legislation that we’re going to lean into and make sure happens,” he added.

SEND OF WASTE VIOLATES BASE CONVENTION

Earlier this month, environment groups urged Canada to take back the garbage sent to the Philippines in 2013, noting that the sending of the waste was a violation of the Basel Convention.

During their one-on-one private talk at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-Canada 40TH Anniversary Commemorative Summit at the Philippine Convention Center in Pasay City in the Philippines, Mr. Duterte was displeased and felt “insulted” when Mr. Trudeau raised the issue of human rights and respect for the rule law and extrajudicial killings related to Mr. Duterte's war on drugs.

Mr. Duterte said he is not obliged to explain to anybody the situation in the country related to his administration's all out drug war.

You know, I was elected by the people of the Republic of the Philippines. I only answer to the Filipino people.” he said.

I said I will not explain. It is a personal and official insult,” Duterte said. (Contact reporter: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) 

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