Monthly Archives: May 2009

BAYAN-USA Condemns GRP’s Attempted Cover-Up of Abduction

For Immediate Release May 28, 2009 Reference: Rhonda Ramiro, Secretary-General, BAYAN USA, email: secgen@bayanusa.org STOP THE ARROYO GOV’T’S COVER-UP OF THE ABDUCTION OF ROXAS, CARABEO, & HANDOC! –BAYAN USA All efforts to cover up the truth must be stopped and exposed, starting with the removal of the Philippine Embassy’s latest post on its website. The […]

Philippine government trying to cover-up Fil-am abduction

News Release May 28, 2009 Philippine government trying to cover-up Fil-am abduction The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan condemned in the strongest terms the statement coming from the Philippine government and its Presidential Human Rights Commission on the circumstances of the abduction and eventually surfacing of Filipino-American activist Melissa Roxas and her companions Juanito Carabeo and John […]

10 Years Too Long, 200 People Too Many

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 27, 2009 Reference: Rhonda Ramiro, 415-377-2599, secgen@bayanusa.org, http://www.bayanusa.org 10 Years Too Long, 200 People Too Many: Filipinos Across the U.S. Call for the Termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement and Justice for the Disappeared In the wake of the abduction of Filipino American human rights advocate and health worker Melissa Roxas […]

The Awakening of Melissa R.

source: bulatlat THE AWAKENING OF MELISSA R. PUBLISHED ON May 26, 2009 AT 7:41 AM Roxas, the Filipino-American activist who was abducted along with two others on May 19, purportedly wrote this undated email message. Bulatlat.com is reposting it because it provides a glimpse into her character and might help explain why an American like […]

SURFACE FILIPINO-AMERICAN ACTIVIST MELISSA ROXAS NOW

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 24, 2009 Reference: Kuusela Hilo, BAYAN-USA Vice Chair, 818-395-9207, vicechair@bayanusa.org Rhonda Ramiro, BAYAN-USA Secretary General, 415-377-2599, secgen@bayanusa.org SURFACE FILIPINO-AMERICAN ACTIVIST MELISSA ROXAS NOW BAYAN-USA, an alliance of 14 Filipino American organizations and chapter of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan Philippines), is calling on President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, the Department of National Defense, […]

Bayan calls on Arroyo government to surface Fil-Am activist Melissa Roxas and companions

News Release May 24, 2009 Bayan calls on Arroyo government to surface Fil-Am activist Melissa Roxas and companions The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan is calling on the Arroyo government, the Department of National Defense and the Armed Forces of the Philippines to immediately surface Melissa Roxas, an American citizen of Filipino descent, and a member of […]

News Statement May 24, 2009 Reference: Rhonda Ramiro, Secretary-General, BAYAN USA, email: secgen@bayanusa.org MELISSA ROXAS’ SURFACING A VICTORY OF THE PEOPLE’S STRUGGLE, BUT THE SEARCH CONTINUES FOR CARABEO & HANDOC– BAYAN USA The US Chapter of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan, or BAYAN USA, an alliance of 14 Filipino social justice organizations across the United States, is […]

The Only “Change” We See Is the Change Being Pocketed by the Philippine Government to Rape and Terrorize the Filipino People

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rhonda Ramiro, secgen@bayanusa.org May 14, 2009 http://www.bayanusa.org   The Only “Change” We See Is the Change Being Pocketed by the Philippine Government to Rape and Terrorize the Filipino People—BAYAN-USA   Appalled by the double-news of the rape of another Filipina woman by a U.S. Marine and the increase in U.S. financial […]