ON MY WATCH
BY MANUEL L. CABALLERO
FILIPINOS IN US AND CANADA PROTEST CONDUCT OF PH ELECTION AS QUESTIONABLE AND ANTI-DEMOCRACY IN A MANIFESTO
Despite her request for family time while in New York to attend the graduation of her youngest daughter, Filipino Americans who chance upon VP Leni, welcome her and greet her warmly anywhere she goes in the city with her daughters, even in the subway.
Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., on the other hand, who is in Melbourne, Australia, to enroll a child in a school there, is being protested against by Filipino Australians in that city. Kawawa naman. Kung sino pa ang sinasabing "panalo". Bakit kaya ganun? Maraming nasusuya sa kanya. Ang sabi ng spokesman ni Marcos Jr., nakakahiya daw ang ginawang pagprotesta ng mga Filipino sa Melbourne.
Hindi nakakahiya sa aking pananaw. Ang lubos na nakakahiya ay ang desisyong ginawa ni Marcos Jr. sa pagtakbo sa nakaraang halalan knowing that as a convicted person for not paying income taxes for years, he was disqualified from running. Worse, he obviously lied in his COC. At hindi ba nakakahiya ang ginawa niyang pag revise ng PH history nuong Martial Law para baligtarin ang kasaysayan to his favor? Marami pang nakakahiyang ikinilos ang pamilya Marcos. Marami! Kasama na ang billions of dollars na ninakaw sa kaban ng bayan na ayaw isauli ng asawa at mga anak ng dictator.
How about the suspected cheating of the tabulation of votes in the May 9 elections?
Tingnan muna ang sarili bago magsabing nakakahiyang ipahayag ang damdamin ng mga niloko at inaping Filipinos.
Last night, Filipinos in North America adopted a Manifesto on the questionable conduct of the most recent elections in the PH.
Some 150 people logged in the Zoom forum which discussed the questionable tabulation of the May 9 elections and protested the virtual dictatorship in the PH. Various organizations of Filipinos in the US and Canada signed the Manifesto.
Atty. Loida Nicolas Lewis, Chair of US Filipinos For Good Governance, one of the Manifesto signatories read the group's six "Call to Action." Among them for the PH government to pursue the investigation of the legality of the sale of Malampaya to Duterte's close friend, Dennis Uy. Also, the call to immediately release Sen. Leila de Lima from prison.
The online conference lasted for over an hour and was liked/viewed or loved by 2,300 netizens.