Filipino-American alliance conducts relief work in typhoon-ravaged communities: members deliver $15K, medicine and 2,000 bags of food to typhoon victims

Contact: Rhonda Ramiro Secretary General, BAYAN-USA secgen@bayanusa.org Philippine Congresswoman Liza Maza distributing relief packages DAGUPAN CITY, PHIILIPPINES–Filipino-Americans under the banner of BAYAN-USA, a US-wide alliance of 14 Filipino organizations, have been actively responding to the needs of the victims of typhoons Ketsana (Ondoy) and Parma (Pepeng) that slammed through the Philippines in the past few […]

Filipinos call for LGBTIQ rights in immigration reform: No deportation for Shirley Tan, no separation of families

Contact: Luzviminda U. Carpenter Representative, BAYAN-USA and GABRIELA-USA Queer Caucus bayanqueerusa@gmail.com gabrielawomen@gmail.com SAN FRANCISCO, CA -– On Friday, April 3, 2009, Shirley Tan was threatened with deportation and separation from family which included her life partner, Jaylynn “Jay” Mercado, her twelve year old twin sons, and Jay’s 76 year old mother, of whom she was […]

Former Speaker of the House to sign impeachment complaint against Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo: Filipino American organizations support call for impeachment

Contacts: Rhonda Ramiro BAYAN USA rramiro@gmail.com Rachel Redondiez GABRIELA USA amihan33@gmail.com SAN FRANCISCO–On the eve of one of the most historic presidential elections in the United States, an impeachment complaint against President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will be signed today at the Philippine consulate in San Francisco. Philippine Congressman and former Speaker of […]

GABRIELA USA denounces Arroyo’s martial law of today

Contact: Joanne Alcantara National Coordinator, GABRIELA-USA gabrielawomen@gmail.com Thirty-six years ago, on September 21, 1972, Ferdinand Marcos, the former US-supported dictator of the Philippines, declared Martial Law in his country. The political repression, liberalization of economic policies and social constriction following his declaration claimed the lives of hundreds of Filipinos. Today, the historical trauma of that […]