Monthly Archives: June 2009

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Worsening human rights situation in the Philippines is a challenge to Obama Whatever happened to two companions of Melissa Roxas

Video: Melissa Roxas speaks at press conference

Melissa Roxas speaks at Press Conference from Anakbayan Seattle on Vimeo.

References to Melissa Roxas’ press conference

Bulatlat – Audio Slideshow: In Emotional Presser, Melissa Roxas Vows to Pursue Justice Arkibong Bayan – Photo stills of live internet TV broadcast by Habi Arts in Los Angeles @HabiArts (Twitter) – Press conference mini-transcript Related links/sources: BAYAN-Philippines, USA Habi Arts – Facebook, Facebook group, Myspace Karapatan

Melissa Roxas Speaks to the Public

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 26, 2009 Contact: Rhonda Ramiro, 415-377-2599, secgen@bayanusa.org U.S. Citizen Abducted and Tortured by Suspected Philippine Military Agents to Speak Publicly for First Time U.N. Day in Support of Torture Victims Marked with Press Conference by Torture Survivor Melissa Roxas What: Press Conference of Melissa Roxas, recent victim of abduction and torture […]

SUPPORT HUMAN RIGHTS: END U.S. MILITARY AID TO PHILIPPINE GOVERNEMENT

Thank you for making calls to the office of Senator Barbara Boxer–our calls are working! Now, Boxer’s office is asking for one more thing: letters.  Lots of them.  from as many ORGANIZATIONS as possible.  The letters will help them argue for cutting off military aid to the Philippines and requiring the Phil government’s compliance with […]

Thank you message from Melissa Roxas

Dear Friends of Melissa Roxas, We are sending this to you on behalf of Melissa Roxas because you either expressed concern over Melissa’s abduction and torture in the Philippines last month or she provided email addresses of her friends she wanted updated now that she is back in Los Angeles.  If you are hearing about […]

Top 10 Reasons Filipinos in the US Should Say No to Arroyo’s Cha-Cha!

Top 10 Reasons Filipinos in the US Should Say No to Arroyo’s Cha-Cha! By BAYAN USA 10.  It would allow foreign entities, including multi-national corporations, to own residential, commercial, and industrial lands without any restrictions.  9. It would allow foreign entities, including multi-national corporations, to exploit and plunder the Philippines rich natural resources, including gold, […]

CON-ASS A PATH TO DICTATORSHIP, MARTIAL LAW– BAYAN USA

  For Immediate Release June 3, 2009 Reference: Rhonda Ramiro, Secretary-General, BAYAN USA, email: secgen@bayanusa.org CON-ASS A PATH TO DICTATORSHIP, MARTIAL LAW– BAYAN USA Filipino-Americans under the banner of BAYAN USA, an alliance of 14 Filipino organizations in the United States, are expressing outrage over last night’s vote by the Philippine House of Representatives to […]

U.S.-Trained and Funded Philippine Military Implicated in Abduction and Torture of American Citizen

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 2, 2009   Reference: Rhonda Ramiro, Secretary General, BAYAN-USA, 415-377-2599, secgen@bayanusa.org   U.S.-Trained and Funded Philippine Military Implicated in Abduction and Torture of American Citizen Alliance of Filipino American Organizations Vows to Hold U.S. and Philippine Governments Accountable and Demands End to U.S. Taxpayer Support for Philippine Military   The […]

Abducted Fil-Am activist tortured, files Writ of Amparo

News Release June 2, 2009 Abducted Fil-Am activist tortured, files Writ of Amparo Now it can be told. Abducted Filipino-American activist Melissa Roxas, who was forcibly taken by armed men in La Paz, Tarlac last May 19 and surfaced six days later, was subjected to physical and mental torture during her captivity. She now seeks […]