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Executive Intelligence Review
Rizalistas of Nueva Ecija
Vice President for External Affairs, Asian Century Philippines Strategic Studies
Ka Leody de Guzman
Chairman Emeritus, Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino
Partido ng Lakas ng Masa
Ka RJ Javellana
United Filipino Consumers and Commuters
Prof Anna Malindog-Uy
Vice President for External Affairs, Asian Century Philippines Strategic Studies
Kamuning Bakery Cafe
Hybrid “Pandesal Forum”
Judge Jimenez Street corner K-1st Street,
Barangay Kamuning , Quezon City
Labanan Ang Pakana Ng Amerika Na Gawing Ukraine Ang Pilipinas
Ni Mauro Gia Samonte
Rage Against EDCA, Proxy War, US-PHIL Joint Sea Patrols
By Herman Tiu Laurel
Mr. President, Verify Your Sources Before Jumping The Gun
By Ado Paglinawan
Anti-EDCA Bases, Anti-Proxy War; Anti-NATO Sea Patrols Forum Statement
By Prof. Anna Malindog-Uy
ON THE NEWS:
PROTEST AGAINST EDCA EXPANSION – Daily Tribune
PROTEST AGAINST EDCA EXPANSION
Activists led by the United Filipino Consumers and Commuters group stage a picket at the World Scout Jamboree Memorial Rotonda in Quezon City on Saturday, 4 March to protest the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement between the Philippines and the United States which the group says could spark war with China.
Last February, the Philippines and the United States announced plans to accelerate the full implementation of EDCA with four new agreed sites in strategic areas of the country and the substantial completion of projects in the existing five agreed locations. | Analy Labor
Members of the United Filipino Consumers and Commuters (UFCC) stage a protest against the joint sea patrol under US-PH Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) at the Boy Scout Rotonda in Quezon City on Saturday.
According to the activists, this treaty could lead to war with China, which is far from the peace and economic security they expect the government to provide. (Photo by Michael Varcas/The Philippine STAR)
A group of activists, led by United Filipino Consumers and Commuters (UFCC), staged a protest at the Boy Scout, Rotonda in Quezon City on Saturday, Mar. 4.
The group believes that the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) between the Philippines and the United States may spark a war against China and affect peace and economic security. (Noel B. Pabalate | Manila Bulletin)
Galvez hit as experts warn PH may be next Ukraine despite EDCA – Manila Times
CCTV – Several groups in the Philippines held a rally against the expansion of the US military presence in the Philippines
Noon Break Balita – ANTI- EDCA BASES, ANTI-PROXY WAR, ANTI-JOINT NATO SEA PATROLS FORUM
Hataw D’yaryo ng Bayan
Activists led by United Filipino Consumers and Commuters (UFCC) stage a picket at Boy Scout, Rotonda in Quezon City on Saturday, March 4, 2023, to protest the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) between the Philippines and the United States that could spark war against China.
The group demands peace and economic security instead. Last February, the Philippines, and the United States announced their plans to accelerate the full implementation of EDCA, with the agreement to designate four newly agreed locations strategic areas of the country and the substantial completion of the projects in the existing five agreed locations.
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Militant group United Filipino Consumers and Commuters (UFCC) stage a picket at Boy Scout, Rotunda in Quezon City on Saturday, March 4, 2023 to protest the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) between the Philippines and United States that could possibly spark war against China. The group demands from the government for peace and economical security instead. On February 1 2023 Philippines and the United States are proud to announce their plans to accelerate the Full implementation of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) with the agreement to designate four new agreed locations strategic areas of the country and the substantial completion of the projects in the existing five agreed locations.
Agila Ng Bayan – PATAY ANG ‘PINAS SA SALOT NA EDCA – UFCC
NAGSAGAWA ng kilos protesta ang mga miyembro ng United Filipino Consumer and Commuter (UFCC) sa pangunguna ni Rodolfo Javella sa Enhanced Defence Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) sa Estados Unidos. Sinasabi nilang mapanlinlang ang kasunduan ng EDCA sa paggamit ng ating bansa bilang himpilan at taguan ng armas, isa lamang itong strateniya upang durugin ang kanilang mga kaaway sa Asya na magreresulta sa ating bansa na masangkot sa isang gnap na digmaan, na ginanap sa Pandesal Furom, Quezon City. (Kuha ni ART TORRES)
Agila Ng Bayan – EDCA IBASURA (Pilipinas gagawing imbakan ng armas ng US)
TINALAKAY nina Ado Paglinawan, Leody De Guzman at Rodolfo Javellana, Jr., United Filipino Consumers and Commuters, ang pagpapawalang bisa at pagputol sa ugnayan ng administrayon ni Pangulong Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr. sa Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) ng Estados Unidos. Sinasabi nilang mapanlinlang ang kasunduan ng EDCA sa paggamit ng ating bansa bilang himpilan at taguan ng armas, isa lamang itong stratehiya upang durugin ang kanilang mga kaaway sa Asya na magreresulta sa ating bansa na masangkot sa isang ganap na digmaan, na ginap sa Pandesal Forum, Quezon City kasama si moderator William Flores. (Kuha ni ART TORRES)
Excerpts from the interjection/speech of Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba (1 March 2023) during the Philippine Senate Hearing on the Enhance Defense Cooperation Agreement between the Philippines and the United States:
…“People from the US Embassy came to me: Three colonels, one political officer, and one labor attaché. They said that this could be an investment (referring to EDCA bases). They made me look like a fool. They thought that I could not understand them.
You know the three military people agreed with me when I said that, “You started engaging with China. Now, you’re trying to contain them. You know, China never invaded or conquered us, we have no problem with them. We never sought them out during a disaster, but they always came to lend a helping hand. They donated rice and other goods during disasters. They are our neighbors.” Please, we should not consider them enemies just because of the US. Let the US and China have their own war. But we can never be an enemy of our neighbor.
No foreign forces (American troops) in Cagayan. We will have sleepless nights. We are the one nearest to Taiwan. But I’m sure that we’ll never get hit if we will not get involved with this. China needs us, and we need them too, including that of Taiwan, including that of South Korea. This is finally our time. Our neighbors have already become developed. This is our time. We have already suffered enough but we never saw an American help us.
The political officer of the US Embassy came to me with three military men and the economic attache, as if he was insisting to me that I was talking with Chinese officials. Never!. It was as if we could not decide on our own. No Chinese official ever talked to me about EDCA, about Taiwan, about all of these. That is why I stood my ground. We can see everything. Just leave us where we are today so that we do not disturb the peace.
We see a lot of partnerships with our neighbor (China) in the future. They (US) do not want China to become prosperous. The Chinese are just making friends with us so that they can enter and develop our agriculture, our aquaculture, and everything here that they also want to buy for their food security. We do not sell any products except rice and corn in Metro Manila. I think this is our time.
I hope you can understand where we are coming from. We feel that the future of our region is connecting with our neighbor in the north. From the very start, in 2016, when I became governor, I said let us look northward, let’s move northward, and let’s connect northward. That is why we’re trying to dredge our rivers so that we can open our sea ports and reconnect with our neighbor up north. This is what we can see and I think this could be our gateway to a more progressive Philippines, to a more progressive Cagayan, to a more progressive north…..
Again, madam chairperson (Sen. Imee Marcos), please, be with us here. I know you are really with us here because this is the future of the north, this is the future of the Ilocanos too, and is even the future of the entire Luzon and the entire Philippines.
Thank you very much for inviting us here. It’s nothing. I never talked with any Chinese about all of these things. When I went to Laoag (Chinese Consulate) to attend their party, they shunned from talking about these. That is why I realized it is not disorderly to talk with them. They also try to understand our interests. Like them, we also try to understand their interests. – Gov. Manuel Mamba.
(SOURCE: Senate of the Philippines: Committee on Foreign Relations , Trixie Cruz-Angeles)
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