Thursday, June 11, 2009

“No Remittance” Day in KSA if “con-ass” convenes

Press Release
11 June 2009

For reference:
Mike Garlan
Secretary General, Kapatiran sa Gitnang Silangan (KGS-Migrante)
Mobile Phone: 00966 562 98 9930

OFWs in the Middle East vow to intensify protests against Cha-cha;
readying “No Remittance” Day if “con-ass” convenes

The Kapatiran sa Gitnang Silangan, member organization of Migrante International in Saudi Arabia today said OFWs in Saudi Arabia are ever ready to oppose the move of Mrs. Arroyo’s snap dogs in the House of Representatives when they railroaded the approval of HB 1109 that will transform the Congress into Constituent Assembly to effect revisions to the 1987 Philippine Constitution.

The group’s opposition was declared today in a press conference held in Riyadh, and in solidarity to the legitimate and fair act of non-remittance if the fake “con-ass” will be convened.

Mike Garlan, KGS-Migrante Secretary-General, said despite mounting public opposition changing the Constitution, pro-administration Congressmen still able to manage to pass HB 1109 as their patron in Malacanang is pressing them hard for this ‘grand treachery’ to materialize serving its own interests to stay longer in power.

“Despite pronouncement of Mrs. Arroyo that election will push through in 2010, its actions and directives to its pro-administration Congressmen is her patented lie to the public who are eager to elect new President and other national and local elected officials come 2010 elections,” Garlan added.

“Mass protest actions in whatever forms in an internationally coordinated manner will be our response to pro-administration Congressmen and Mrs. Arroyo’s Con-ass; we are readying in consultation with our fellow OFWs and other OFWs organizations in Saudi Arabia where the second largest remittance came from for a “No Remittance” day if the fake “con-ass” will be convened on the opening of the Congress session on July 2009,” Garlan ended.

KGS and other chapters of Migrante in the Middle East are urging OFWs and their families for their usual support to frustrate the evil plans by the occupant in Malacanang desperately pushing for Charter Change for their own political and class interests. # # #

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