Philippine–American UnFriendship Day: Asserting Philippine Sovereignty Against US Imperialism

 Statement

July 2, 2014

 

Questions have long been looming around the so-called “friendly relationship” between our country and the United States.Due to our country’s strategic geographic position and rich resources, imperialist countries find it ideal to further strengthen their control and influence in the Philippines. Even after the end of US colonialism in the Philippines, our country continue to betied-down to it,based on the political and economic benefits and interests it can gain from us..

The USA, among other countries, has the biggest investments in our country. The proposed charter change by our legislators is alarming, because of the addition of seven economic provisions to the Constitution which allows 100% ownership of foreign businesses in the country. Foreign ownership and control in the country will range from exploration and development projects to exploitation of our natural resources, and even up to direct ownership of public utilities and mass media.

Our country’s sovereignty is still choked by imperialist claws since we became their prey as a colony. Historically, all administrations up to present succumbed to the different political, military and economic agreements that only have insidious results to the Filipino people such as human rights abuses and constitutional violations. We must now, once and for all, bring to an end such deceitful relationship.

Tongtongan ti Umili will not allow foreign entities led by the USA to defile our national sovereignty. We call on all Filipinos to assert our right to defend and protect our patrimony. We should not allow foreign interests especially US monopoly capitalists to control and plunder our natural resources. We should oppose the proposed economic charter change.

Let us assert our national sovereignty and put an end to imperialist aggression, let us oppose all foreign profiteers that wreak havoc on our natural resources and the lives of our people.

 Let us vigorously oppose and reject agreements and treaties that serve foreign interest!

 Let us thwart American imperialism’s assault on our sovereignty!

Expose and end the deceit of the Fil-Am Friendship Day!

Reference:

Tracy Dumalo

Secretary-General

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