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AQUINO FAILED! Four Years Too Long!

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July 18th, 2014

BAYAN-USA along with thousands of Filipinos around the globe will participate in an annual event known as the People’s State of the Nation Address on July 28th, 2014 to highlight the real state of the Philippines and to counter the rampant lies President Aquino will surely project at his own State of the Nation Address.

“Aquino failed the Filipino people by continuing to walk the crooked and corrupt path not the ‘daang matuwid’ that he claimed in the beginning of his term four years ago,” stated Bernadette Ellorin, chairperson of BAYAN USA. “Following the footsteps of his predecessor, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Aquino proves to be just another puppet regime riddled with human rights violations, pork barrel scandals, and liberal economic policies.”

During his term as president, B.S. Aquino has done nothing to improve the lives of Filipinos both living in the Philippines as well as the millions living in diaspora. Under Aquino’s watch, the country has experienced the highest rate of unemployment and the slowest rate of job growth. The world’s strongest recorded typhoon killed thousands of Filipinos and wrecked the lives of millions more, due to Aquino’s failure to prepare the Philippines’ infrastructure, disaster response systems, and rehabilitation programs. Nearly one year later, the hardest-hit communities still lack adequate food, safe shelters, and medical facilities.

“It is no surprise that Aquino can not respond properly to disaster relief, when his government’s policies cater to the needs of big business and U.S. imperialism rather than prioritizing the basic needs of food, shelter, healthcare, and education for the Filipino people,” Ellorin added.

“What Filipinos want is a government that is competent enough to respond to their immediate and long terms needs, national industrialization to sustain the Philippine economy without relying on imperialist investors that suck our natural resources dry, and a truly independent Philippines- one that we can all be proud of!”

Join BAYAN USA at these People’s SONA events across the nation, for more updates please visit :

Seattle, WA

Educational Discussion on the Philippine National Situation

by Anakbayan Seattle

Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 7pm

Location: TBD visit for updates

BAYAN USA Pacific Northwest at Pista sa Nayon

Sunday, June 27, 12–3pm

GABRIELA Seattle and Rogue Pinay performing on the Ihaw Ihaw Stage

Seward Park, Seattle

Portland, OR

Para sa Masa: Political Situationer of the Philippines

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


Market Center Building, Room 651

Portland State University

Los Angeles, CA

Struggle for Peace in the Asia Pacific

Saturday, July 19th

11:00am- 1:00pm

@ 464 Lucas Ave.

People’s SONA Action

Monday, July 28th


Meet @Philippine Consulate

San Francisco, CA

Kalagayan Natin: A Philippine Situationer

Friday, July 18th


@Bayanihan Community Center-1010 Mission St.

SONA ng Bayan, People’s SONA Action

Monday, July 28


Meet @ Union Square to march to the Philippine Consulate

447 Sutter Street, SF

San Jose, CA

Preparation for People’s SONA

Saturday, July 19th


@ San Jose Peace and Justice Center-48 South 7th Street

New York City, NY

Philippine National Situationer

Saturday, July 19th


@ NYSNA Office

National Situation of the Phlippines

Saturday, July 26th


@Hunter College West 8th floor

People’s SONA Action

Sunday, July 27th


6902 Roosevelt Ave., Woodside, NY 11377

(Take the 7 train to 69th St.)

***Please wear a RED shirt.