March 2009


HK OFW Group Supports Protest vs VFA in Philippines

 

By Alexander Martin Remollino
Bulatlat
March 5, 2009

The protests against the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the Philippines and the US have gained support in Hong Kong, with a group of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) speaking out against the accord.

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HK OFW Group Supports Protest vs VFA in Philippines

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GMANews.TV
March 6, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – Ten members of the militant Gabriela women’s group were injured in a violent dispersal of a throng of 75 women that attempted to go near the US Embassy in Manila before noon Friday. 

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GMANews.TV – 10 women vs VFA hurt in ‘violent’ dispersal in Manila – Nation – Official Website of GMA News and Public Affairs – Latest Philippine News – BETA

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Los Angeles Times
March 6, 2009

Philippine riot police push back protesters near the U.S. Embassy in Manila. The protesters, angered by the handling of a case in which a U.S. Marine was convicted of raping a Filipino woman, called for canceling the Visiting Forces Agreement between the Philippines and the United States.

http://www.latimes.com/