FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 24, 2014
Reference: Pyxie Castillo, Chairperson, LFS-SFSU, firstname.lastname@example.org
LFS-SFSU MESSAGE FOR VISITING B.S. AQUINO, YOU ARE NOT WELCOME HERE
This is a message for B.S. Aquino, on behalf of the League of Filipino Students at San Francisco State University, YOU ARE NOT WELCOME HERE. You have failed the people of the Philippines far too many times. You failed in preparing the citizens of the Philippines for what was being called the strongest typhoon on record. You took 3 days to call a state of national calamity. You sent soldiers in place of relief goods to the most devastated areas where super typhoon Haiyan hit. You neglected to allocate funds for the remaining survivors to sustain themselves long enough to bury their dead. You continue to defend government officials, like yourself, who pocket money meant for the people of the Philippines. You, B.S. Aquino are not fit for presidency. You only worsen the ecological and economic crisis of the Philippines and the lives of the Filipino people.
LFS-SFSU sends exposurists to the Philippines to integrate and witness firsthand the daily struggle of the most oppressed peoples in the country. We continuously witness the worsening situation of the people of the Philippines to survive in a country whose leaders in office value profits over people. We see typhoon after typhoon hit the Philippines. And we’ve seen that it is only through grassroots people to people relief and rehabilitation that devastated areas and typhoon survivors are able to get closer to recovery. We stand with the growing movement of all sectors who rally for national democracy and genuine liberation.
We call on Filipino youth and students from the Bay to NYC, to rise up as a testament to the growing youth and student movement and greater National Democratic movement to demand that the B.S. Aquino regime is held accountable to the Filipino people. We will not stop until you, B.S. Aquino, realize that you failed the Filipino people and are unfit for Presidency. We stand proudly and recognize the history of youth and students in the Philippines who have risen and resisted political repression, from the Katipunan to the martyrs of Martial Law, to the so called “hooligans” who act and speak against your B.S. regime, we rise up.
JUSTICE FOR TYPHOON HAIYAN VICTIMS!
NEVER AGAIN TO DICTATORSHIP!