LFS in the Press

December 8th 2008 – Anakbayan LA – Progressive Filipino youth in the US protest criminalization of ST 72

We, Anakbayan, now with over 7 chapters across the US, and the League of Filipino Students-San Francisco State University (LFS-SFSU), vow to militantly defy state terrorism by the fascist Arroyo administration on all sectors of Philippine society, unwaveringly expose all forms of violations against human rights, and unceasingly fight for justice for all the victims who had fallen into the hands of this unparalleled brute that is the Arroyo regime.

November 6th 2008 – Golden Gate [X]press – A Call to Care by Chris Middleton 

This year alone, Congress allocated nearly 30 million dollars of military aid a grave mistake according to LFS.  “In these times of economic crisis, we don’t want our U.S. tax dollars going to support a government that’s basically committing crimes against its own people,” says Lyle Prijoles, chair of LFS.  “why do you need to send bullets to a country that can’t even feed itself?”

August 19th 2008 – LFS.ph Balik-bayan: Karanasan ng mga Fil-Am sa integrasyon sa Pinas by Brandon Lee

Education should be an institution that serves the needs of the people not an institution that takes from the pockets of the students.  Students there showed that they were not going to wait for the government to listen to them and instead make sure that their voices were heard by calling for National Student walkout.  The walkout was used to channel the collective voices of the youth to call for an end of commercializing the school system and the rest of the country

March 1st 2007 – The Nation BAYAN USA: Filipino Voices for Political Change by Carlo Albano

The League of Filipino Students at San Francisco State University are at the core of BAYAN USA; the latter growing as a seed from the former close to 10 years ago.  the student organization continues to work in solidarity against the strongholds of local, national, and global repression.  Katipunan, who had spoken on the push factors of immigration, called BAYAN Philippines “the conductor of our orchestra.”

February 16th 2007 -StopTheKillings.org – Youth and Student Leader Shot Five Times on Valentines Day by Princess Bustos

We, the League of Filipino Students -SFSU grieves the loss of a komrade who sacrificed his life so taht others may one day live a better one.  We are saddened by the death of kasama Farly especially in such a ruthless manner.  But his death will not go in vain.  His death inspires us to continue our fervent fight for National Democracy for the Philippines and to serve the needs of our constituents in our local community. 

November 22nd – 2006 – SF Gate – Supes add brick to mayor’s bouquets for Manila visit by Matier and Ross

Mirkarimi offered his resolution at the request of the League of Filipino Students at San Francisco State, which has been working for some time to raise awareness of human rights violations in the Philippines.

November 16th 2006 – Kilusang Mayo Uno – City of San Francisco to Join International Call for End to Political Killings in the Philippines by Princess Bustos

The League of Filipino Students – San Francisco State University, the main proponent of the resolution, has been working to raise awareness about the worsening human rights crisis in the Philippines.  This past summer, the student group led a dozen Bay Area students and educators to conduct a fact-finding mission on the killings. 

September 21st 2006 – BAYAN USA League of Filipino Students-SFSU says “Stop the Killings!” Money for education not assassinations!” by Princess Bustos

One of the worst ironies of the political situation in the Philippines, however, is the inadvertent monetary support from Filipino Americans to the fascist GMA regime through our US tax dollars.  Our tax money which should be used to fund social services, such as education, here in the UNited States is instead going to support the “wr against terror” in the Philippines.

July 17 2006 – Bulatlat – U.S. based Youth group joins calls for Bolante’s extradition by Emily Vital

If GMA claims that she is a just leader of the people then perhaps she should show some responsibility towards the masses of tax paying Filipinos whose millions of hard-earned pesos have been misused.  GMA should force Bolante to return to the Philippines.

March 25th 2005 – Golden Gate [X]press San Francisco State Students Bring issues to the Forefront by Yuriko Furusawa

The League attempts to preserve Filipino culture and history and define the present situation.  They aim to promote a proper understanding of how to remedy their current condition and take action at a personal, local, national, and international level, according to league officials.

March 17th 2005 – Indy Media BAYAN USA Condemns Killings & Express Concern for International Human Rights Justice Capulong by Kawal Ulanday

The new U.S. spy system in the Philippines and continued U.S. military training of Philippine military should aleart us to the role the U.S. may be playing in these recent attacks against the people. We don’t want our tax dollars spent supporting and training the Philippine military, which is responsible for thousands of heinous human rights violations such as working with paramilitary death squads employed by elite families like the Cojuangcos.”

2000 – SFweekly.com – Best Radical Group-League of Filipino Students 

The League of Filipino Students supports a youthful national liberation movement in the Philippines hat is fighting to extricate that Third World economy from the claws of multinational corporations, the World Trade Organization, and other imperialist rats.


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