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Highlights of the US State Visit of President Arroyo of the Philippines

by AJLPP Monday, Jun. 30, 2008 at 2:04 PM
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If we have to assess the highlights of the 10-day state visit of President Macapagal-Arroyo to the United States, we can sum it up in several points. Besides securing $ 700 million loans, talking with US investors and visiting her fellow Filipino psychopaths, one important agenda of PGMA in her visit are the “ getting to know you” meetings with the US Democratic Party presumptive presidential candidate Barack Obama and Republican Senator John McCain. Highlights of the US State Visit of President Arroyo of the Philippines

Highlights of the US State Visit of President Arroyo of the Philippines


If we have to assess the highlights of the 10-day state visit of President Macapagal-Arroyo to the United States, we can sum it up in several points.

Besides securing $ 700 million loans, talking with US investors and visiting her fellow Filipino psychopaths, one important agenda of PGMA in her visit are the “ getting to know you” meetings with the US Democratic Party presumptive presidential candidate Barack Obama and Republican Senator John McCain.

She reportedly met with a secret meeting with Senator McCain in Fresno and she flew back to Washington DC to met again with McCain last June 27. It is no secret that all Philippine presidents and would be presidents since the colonial times when the US used to rile the islands, wish and make it a point to ingratiate themselves to presumptive presidents.

Dictator Ferdinand Marcos cultivated a long and close relationships with then President Roland Reagan while he was still a governor ( contributing dollars to his campaign).He was in under his(Reagan’s) good graces until his (Marcos death) in 1989.

President Arroyo made a lot of fuss about his close friendship with President Bill Clinton who was her classmate while a student in the United States. Like President Bush, she was a sibling of a former president

PGMA Snubbed:No talks with Obama

The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) was not surprised with Obama’s snub for PGMA and for his (Obama’s) statement endorsing the “close US RP Relations with PGMA and the continuation of the annual Balikatan joint US-Philippine military

Obama's statement totally ignored the US-Arroyo regime's terrorist atrocities and bloody record of human rights violations perpetrated in the name of the US "war against terror," as well as the US forces' own human rights violations, crimes against the people and military interventionism committed in Philippine territory.

In his statement, Obama said "Annual joint military exercises, named 'Balikatan,' (or 'Shoulder-to-Shoulder),' have been a model of cooperation, and form the core of US military-to-military activities to support the Philippines with its ongoing defense reform efforts."

The US presidential hopeful declared his support for the continuation of these programs, including the upgrading and enhancing of its military equipment and training components.

Obama totally ignored the United Nations’s Human Rights Groups and US State Department and even the US Congress hearings findings that the US-Arroyo regime culpability in the death of more than 1,000 human rights victims, the disappearance of more than 200 persons including 15 NDF consultants and the incarceration of more than 200 others since Arroyo assumed power in 2001.

Obama is no friend of the Filipino People

The revolutionary forces in the Philippines said that "Whoever will receive the mantle of succession from Bush, we should not expect any substantial change in US foreign policy and treatment in regard to the Philippines.

This early, Senator Obama is already showing that essentially he stands no differently from the current international terrorist regime of George W. Bush or his clone in Republican candidate John McCain, with regard to the policy of US hegemonism and military interventionism in other countries, especially in semicolonies of the US like the Philippines."

The AJLPP noted that Obama essentially echoed Bush who is fond of referring to the Philippines as "the second front of the international war against terror" because of its puppet regime's all-too-willing role as a platform for US interventionism in the Asia-Pacific region.

Actually AJLPP find it amusing that Bush, Mccain and Obama does not have great differences in policy in immigration which is “ border protection first”. They talk nothing of a clear pathways to ctizenship to more tha 12 million immigrants that affects the more that five million Filipino-Americans ( not the “Philippine Americans that Bush refers to PGMA).

There is approximately 1,5 million TNTs( overstaying and undocumented Filipinos) in the united States out of the 5.5 million Filipino-Americans in the country.

Obama is clearly swerving to the right. He did not even vote for the Filipino equity bill in the senate. He was clearly absent in the voting.

"Senator Obama is showing the Filipino people what he really is in endorsing the Balikatan and US military intervention in the country, as well as in expressing support for the puppet Arroyo regime and its fascist war of terror.

He has done a particular disservice to the millions who have been victimized by the US-Arroyo regime's Oplan Bantay Laya under the guidance of US military 'anti-insurgency' designs,".

"This early, he is demonstrating that the US policy of interventionism in the Philippines and other countries cuts across party lines. US military intervention in the Philippines and other countries, is in fact not just a Republican policy—it is an imperialist policy that has prevailed since the turn of the 20th century, and has been followed and implemented by all presidents, governments and ruling political parties in the US."


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