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Lea Salonga, former President Fidel Ramos join May 11 global protest vs. Chinese "encroachment" at Panatag Shoal
Interaksyon.com reports that former President Fidel V. Ramos and Broadway star Lea Salonga were among the noted personalities who have signified their support to the planned multi-country protest against the alleged Chinese encroachment on Philippine territory. The others were former Civil Service commissioner Karina David and civil society leader Leah Navarro.
Published on: May 3, 2012 - 8:17am

Interaksyon.com reports that former President Fidel V. Ramos and Broadway star Lea Salonga were among the noted personalities who have signified their support to the planned multi-country protest against the alleged Chinese encroachment on Philippine territory. The others were former Civil Service commissioner Karina David and civil society leader Leah Navarro.

 

The report said organizers of a multi-country protest, which include former Akbayan Rep. Risa Hontiveros, are vowing to gather tens of thousands on May 11 in Manila alone. Filipino groups in the United States, Hong Kong, Canada, Australia, Thailand, South Africa, Germany, and the United Arab Emirates have also reportedly committed support for the synchronized protest against Chinese incursions in Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal, site of the ongoing standoff between the Philippines and China.

 

For more on this story, go to Interaksyon.com.

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7 Comments
  • karat chef
    BOYCOTT CHINESE PRODUCTS NOW!
    we have to act now or else we will be paying for the very bullets that they will use against our countrymen including your siblings, parents and children. Since I cannot go to the streets to protest. i'll endure from consuming and buying chinese-labeled foods from supermarkets and won't even buy from their local merchants here even just for gift purposes (divisoria, tutuban & etc).
    if all pinoys (FROM ALL OVER THE GLOBE) will sacrifice from eating locally produced foods and buy local products, we will not just maintain the money (foreign reserves, gold reserves) within our circulation, we can also show the world that its possible to boycott the fruits of their labor.
    by such, their government will significantly feel the punch. compute how much things you have in your house that is made in china and realise how generous you have been to them. its time to stop supporting them. remember, their power comes from every reserves our central bank pays the IMF for the products and services we acquire from them. i know its hard to do for now, but you will find it easier as time goes by.
    -Karat Chef
    May 12 2012 @ 12:29am     Reply  
  • Pepe at Pilar
    @ filipina ako,

    To apply force will give us pride when done fruitfully.
    May 05 2012 @ 09:23am     Reply  
  • filipina ako
    I do not think it will have a very significant impact on the issue except people who'll get in the bandwagon or get involved will have a plus factor. They will get admiration for what they'll do. I hope the issue be addressed with intelligence, force, and pride for us filipinos.
    May 04 2012 @ 08:08pm     Reply  
  • Juan Tha Mad
    Yan na naman protesta=rally, sayang yung effort ITANIM nyo na lang ng PUNO yan para merong silbi yung pag-iingay nyo!!!
    May 03 2012 @ 04:53pm     Reply   Hide replies
    • filipina ako
      Good suggestion and good for the environment.
      May 04 2012 @ 08:02pm     Reply  
    • Glad to be Pinoy
      forgive me for saying this, but do we really need to defeat a good idea before it can begin? we will have to remember, many protests started with few participants but eventually grew and became successful. what if other countries like vietnam, tibet (former country), bhutan, taiwan, singapore, malaysia and many others that have disputes with china join?

      my next question is, if we do not want to support this campaign, how can we help in this regard?
      May 09 2012 @ 02:49pm     Reply  
  • Genuine
    What the PROC respects most is force, as in military might, which we don't have. Protests alone, although good for some TV time, won't cut it. If i'm a card carrying member of the Chinese communist party and get to see these protestations by the Filipinos, i'd be beside myself with amusement.
    May 03 2012 @ 02:39pm     Reply  
  • janna
    Count me in!
    May 03 2012 @ 11:59am     Reply  
  • tambay sa kanto
    well, if it will be a synchronized protest then it would make protest of pinoy groups in other countries a little meaningful. You need to have support from pinoys here in the Philippines, you know. We are more credible, you know, again.
    May 03 2012 @ 11:32am     Reply  
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