1 July 2009
OFWs and their families ready to respond to the “call of the time”-
Frustrate Mrs. Arroyo’s “dirty” machination to stay in power beyond her term
An alliance of overseas Filipino workers based in the Middle East today called on the more than 10-M Overseas Filipinos around the world along with their families back home to be ready to respond to the “call of time”- that is to frustrate Mrs. Arroyo and her political allies’ dirty machinations just to stay in power beyond her term.
“Mrs. Arroyo and her political allies in Congress are now isolated with the general public as her administration is becoming more desperate with fast ticking little time remaining to even staged dirty machinations just to justify a no-election scenario and/or imposition of martial rule,” said John Leonard Monterona, Migrante-Middle East regional coordinator.
Monterona said the Filipino people along with OFWs around the world are watching in any untoward socio-political events in the Philippines that would put every Filipinos freedom and liberty in peril, and would respond actively to the “call of the time” by exposing to the international community the wickedness of the most ambitious President of the Philippines just to stay in power for whatever costs it is much willing to bet.
“It is easy for the 10-M OFWs scattered around the world to watching on the socio-political development back home brought by high-technology and better communication system; we can use the same to propagate our strong opposition and launched coordinated campaign protest actions to frustrate Mrs. Arroyo’s wicked plan of staying in power beyond her term,” Monterona added.
Monterona opined the series of bombings and findings of ‘planted’ bombs in several government agencies’ vicinity in Metro Manila are intended to sow fears to the general public and to foster chaos creating a scenario that would justify the giving of emergency power by pro-administration dominated Congress to the President– a prelude to the imposition of martial law.
“We are seeing now the remake of martial law imposition during Marcos time orchestrated by no less than the Arroyo regime, thus it won’t be a surprise at all if bomb explosions will reverberate Metro Manila and nearby provinces; but the Filipino people and OFWs and their families will not let this happen again,” Monterona added.
Monterona said the ‘call of the time’ is to be vigilant and for every freedom-loving Filipinos abroad to join hands fighting a common enemy by exposing Mrs. Arroyo’s evil plans in whatever way the Filipino communities and OFWs around the world could do in their own respective ways.
“Our ‘No Remittance’ day campaign is gaining grounds among the Filipino communities and OFWs organizations, as well as individual OFWs expressing their willingness to participate as they are already asking us when is the internationally coordinated ‘No Remittance’ day,” Monterona revealed.
Monterona said his group is yet to determine when exactly is OFWs internationally coordinated ‘No Remittance’ day, but said “It must be on the day when the pro-Administration Congressmen convene their fake ‘con-ass’ during the opening of Congress regular session right after Mrs. Arroyo delivered her State of the Nation Address.
Migrante chapters in the Middle East are continuously launching series of discussions and consultations among OFWs and their organizations campaigning against ‘con-ass’, Cha-cha and Mrs. Arroyo’s perpetuation in power beyond her term. (end) # # #
John Leonard Monterona
Migrante Middle East
Mobile No.: 00966 564 97 8012