10 June 2009
Garry Martinez, Chairperson, 09217229740
Ailyn Abdula, Media Officer, 09212708994
Migrante’s Call Snowballs:
Zero Remittance on 1st Day of Con-Ass
Migrante International once again called on the proponents of House Bill 1109 to desist from pursuing their plan of turning the Lower House into a constituent assembly or otherwise face the wrath of migrant Filipinos who are getting angrier by the minute at this brazen show of arrogance.
“Filipinos in North America have already started to drumbeat their protest actions against the Con-Ass. In the US, rallies and cultural events are being planned in New York while in Canada, Migrante-Ontario will picket the Philippine consulate in Toronto on Friday,” Martinez said.
The biggest alliance of OFWs across the globe also announced the formation of MarCHA! Laban sa Cha-Cha or Migrants against Cha-Cha, to highlight the vigorous campaign OFWs will conduct against the evil scheme.
“Our chapters in Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, United Kingdom and the Middle East have committed to initiate protest actions in their respective regions, using various creative forms of protests, to prepare for our call for a Zero-Remittance Day once Con-Ass convenes,” Martinez added. “Our members have the list of names of the proponents and they have vowed to urge their families in the Philippines not to vote for traitors!”
Migrante also announced that they will be joining the June 10 rally against cha-cha in Ayala , together with the families/relatives of OFWs and victims of the criminal neglect of the government.
“Today, we will start the MarCHA Laban sa Cha-cha! which is also a march against Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo! There is no way we will allow her and her cohorts to extend her term in whatever form,” Martinez concluded. ###