MANILA, Philippines - A lawmaker today scored President Benigno Aquino III for seeking the support of the US in the Spratly Islands dispute without exhausting all diplomatic means with China.
“The Philippine Constitution is not at all ambiguous in asserting national sovereignty and an independent foreign policy. It is therefore highly inappropriate for the Aquino Administration to immediately seek the support of US on the Spratly claim dispute,” Gabriela Rep. Emmi de Jesus said in a statement.
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“Let us not allow the US-instigated terror paranoia to justify the return of US troops and the reestablishment of US military bases in the country.”
This was the statement of Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Luz Ilagan as she called on the Aquino government not to allow more expansive and intensified US military presence and intervention in the country. read more »
A MILITANT lawmaker yesterday urged President Benigno Aquino III to show political will and scrap the mutual defense treaty with the United States as it exacerbates corruption in the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
Gabriela Rep. Emmi de Jesus expressed strong objection to the latest Balikatan exercises between the US troops and government forces which recently started in Central Luzon. read more »
MANILA, Philippines -- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo should make
a pitch for increased military assistance and strengthened economic
partnership with the United States when she meets with President Barack
Obama, leaders of the House of Representative said on Monday. read more »
A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives Condemning the continuous indiscriminate and excessive military offensives against civilians in Gaza, and calling for an immediate end to the United States-bbacked Israeli invasion in the Palestinian territory, which primarily victimizes women and children
A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives urging the Department of Foreign Affairs, Department of Labor and Employment and Department of Social Welfare and Development to provide general assistance to the Filipino victims of the war of aggression in the Gaza strip
A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives urging the Philippine government , through President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, to call for the cancellation of the inhumane blockade in the Gaza strip to allow civilians, including the Filipinos, to escape from the US-backed Israeli war of aggression and to aallow the unimpeded flow of humanitarian missions
A resolution directing the House Committee on Foreign Affairs
to investigate the apparent blatant disregard of our Philippine sovereignty and
constitution when American soldiers who are in the country through the RP-US Visiting
Forces Agreement (VFA) reportedly ordered the closure of Panamao District Hospital
in Sulu and recommend measures towards the termination of the VFA in the light
of said incident other violations of human rights committed against Filipino
people and the Philippine Constitution by the U.S. military forces
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