The truth is the Philippines is the slave of both - American Imperialism and Vatican Imperialism !
Philippines idiots Catholics & Migrante International missed biggest protest against Pope Francis - Pope of the Richest 1% of the Globe -NOT Pope of the Poor http://popecrimes.blogspot.ca/2015/01/philippines-idiots-catholics-migrante.html
Vatican Circus in the Philippines: Pope Francis deceives Filipinos as Representative of Christ because he hoards billions of Marcos & Aquino loot in Swiss Banks http://popecrimes.blogspot.ca/2015/01/vatican-circus-in-philippines-pope.html
Philippines idiot Catholics. Opus Dei Beast PR Stunt of the Day “Pope Francis: No to clergy sex abuse” is a pack of pathological lies http://popecrimes.blogspot.ca/2014/07/philippines-idiot-catholics-opus-dei.html
Vatican Bank closes thousand accounts/criminal transactions BURNT to leave no trail of crimes further/future investigations...drowned by loud Francis-maniacs at St. Peter’s Square
Pope Francis should return all the billions looted by the Marcos family to the Philippines and its people -- instead of hoarding them in Vatican Swiss Banks. http://popecrimes.blogspot.ca/2013/10/vatican-bank-closes-thousand.html
Here are reason why not to vote for Stephen Harper -- he is bad news for Filipinas live-in caregivers...and he is selling Canada to the USA, England and Europe.
DO NOT VOTE Conservative - HARPER MUST GO - he is selling Canada to the USA.
DO NOT VOTE Conservative.
From Israel to ISIS: Harper's 'Orwellian' foreign policy http://rabble.ca/columnists/2014/10/israel-to-isis-harpers-orwellian-foreign-policy=================================================
Hypocrisy of Oratory of St. Joseph
March 8, 2015 International Women's Day
BUILDING THE WORLD WE WANT!
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Support the Kurdish people's resistance against ISIS, Condemn US and Turkey for creating and using ISIS
By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle
14 October 2014
We, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS), salute the heroic resistance of the Kurdish people and their army in Rojava, the YPG/YPJ – People’s Protection Units – against the criminal gangs of the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) in Kobane, one of the self-governing cantons of West Kurdistan (Rojava) in Syria.
We call on all the more than 300 ILPS member-organizations in 38 countries around the globe to take initiative and express their solidarity and support to the Kurdish people's resistance in Kobane and the whole of Rojava, or join the demonstrations being organized by the Kurdish liberation movement in different parts of the world.
The ILPS condemns the super-terrorist US for creating the ISIS monster that has rampaged through parts of Syria and Iraq, committing hideous crimes against the people in areas that they have overrun. We condemn Turkey for collaborating with the US in creating, arming and coddling this horde of terrorists.
ISIS and similar extremist Islamist terrorist groups like the Al Qaeda and Al-Nustra have been created by the US as part of its over-all scheme to remake the Middle-East, by carrying out regime change in such countries as Libya and Syria that have dared to assert their national sovereignty against imperialist plunder and war. For its part, the Turkish government is using ISIS to attack the Kurdish liberation struggle led by the PKK.
ISIS terrorists have been trained by US Special Forces in secret NATO bases inside Turkey and Jordan. For the last year and a half, the US has been developing what the world has now come to know as ISIS. Turkey has allowed safe passage through its borders of jihadists from different parts of the world to join ISIS, and has facilitated the transport of wounded ISIS terrorists to be treated in hospitals in the Turkish province of Urfa and other cities in Turkey.
The US is remaking the Middle-East in order to consolidate its hegemony in this oil-rich region. It is using the ISIS in the same manner as it has used Neo-Nazi gangs in the Ukraine to stir up trouble and force regime change, toppling the duly-elected president, and replacing him with a pro-Western president and a fascist military junta as part of US-NATO strategy to encircle and pressure Russia.
In the wake of the hideous crimes of the ISIS, including the massacre of Shiites and Christians, and the beheading of Western journalists, the US has pretended to adopt a policy of opposing ISIS and carrying out bombing raids against ISIS. In fact, the US is still thereby using the ISIS as the pretext to violate the national sovereignty of Syria.
The US war planes are actually bombing food granaries and buildings in Syria which are away from ISIS positions. They are now in a position to attack the forces of the Syrian government. Turkey has also exposed its real dirty agenda to attack the Kurdish liberation struggle by bombing PKK forces in Oramar (Daglica) near the border with Iraq, relieving ISIS from the successful counter-attacks of the Kurdish fighters and allowing the ISIS to block humanitarian aid from Iraqi Kurdistan.
The Kurdish resistance forces in Kobane have said that they can defeat the ISIS without any need for foreign intervention such as that falsely offered by the US and Turkey. All they need from Iraqi Kurdistan are sufficient weapons and ammunition against the tanks and vehicles mounted with big guns of the ISIS terrorists.
The terrible crimes being perpetrated by the ISIS and the support given them by the US and Turkey have aroused the anger of freedom-loving people throughout the world. At the same time, the heroic resistance of the YPG/YPJ – the People’s Protection Units – composed of Kurdish men and women, has inspired the people of the world to rally in support of the Kurdish liberation struggle.
The acknowledged leader of the Kurdish liberation struggle, Abdullah Ocalan, has called on the entire Kurdish nation to mobilize in support of the resistance in Kobane. Kurds throughout the world have responded by organizing demonstrations in many countries calling for international support.
We must show our solidarity to the Kurdish people in their hour of need and give them all-out support until victory.
Remittances of overseas Filipinos up 7.1% to $2.3B in July this year
Written by Tribune Wires
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 00:00
Personal remittances from overseas Filipinos rose by 7.1 percent year-on-year to $2.3 billion in July 2014.
On a cumulative basis, personal remittances reached $15 billion in January to July 2014, up by 6.4 percent relative to the level registered in the same period last year, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said yesterday.
The continued expansion in personal remittances during the first seven months of 2014 was mainly due to the steady increase in remittance flows from both land-based workers with long-term contracts (by five percent) and sea-based and land-based workers with short-term contracts (by 8.4 percent).
Likewise, cash remittances from overseas Filipinos coursed through banks grew by six percent year-on-year to $2.1 billion in July 2014.
This brought cash remittances for the period January to July 2014 to $13.5 billion, higher by 5.8 percent than the $12.7 billion recorded in the comparable period in 2013.
In particular, cash remittances from land-based and sea-based workers rose by five percent (to $10.3 billion) and 8.5 percent (to $3.2 billion), respectively.
The bulk of cash remittances (about 79 percent) came from the United States, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Japan, Canada and Hong Kong.
Remittances remained robust on the back of stable demand for skilled Filipinos abroad.
Latest data from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration showed that for January to July 2014, job orders reached 540,037, of which 41.1 percent were processed job orders intended for service, production, and professional, technical and related employment in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Taiwan and Qatar.
Meanwhile, the continued efforts of bank and non-bank remittance service providers to expand their international and domestic market coverage through tie-ups and establishment of remittance centers abroad provided support to the sustained flow of remittances.
Why migrants should support the call for development justice
International Migrants Alliance (IMA)
Campaign for People’s Goals for Sustainable Development
Currently, there are 232 million international migrants in the world and this is projected to increase in the coming years. This includes migrant workers and immigrants who are mainly in agriculture, industries and the service sector. This number does not yet include the millions more irregular (or undocumented) migrants, as well as refugees.
Present-day migration is a result of inequities existing in the world perpetuated by policies of neoliberal globalization.
Migration pattern is mainly characterized by migration from less developed countries to the more developed ones such as the migration of people from Latin American and the Caribbean to North America, from Southeast Asia to the richer countries of East Asia, from South Asia to the Middle East, or Eastern Europe to Russia and to Western Europe.
The past four decades of implementing neoliberal globalization policies has deepened the maldevelopment of third world countries. The destruction of agriculture, deindustrialization, and contraction of public social services in the country of origin of migrants has led to mass displacement, dislocation and forced migration.
It has also heightened the need for a more “flexible” – skilled, cheap, disempowered – labour force that are sourced from the less developed countries always on the lookout for labour markets to absorb its ever expanding labour force that its regressive economy cannot absorb.
Within countries of origin, neoliberal economics only benefit the ruling elites that include the big traders of imported goods, exporters of raw materials and agricultural produce, local partners of giant multinational mining corporations, and the local land-owning classes. Through the labour export program used to prop up the constantly flagging economy and diffuse the social volcano created by an impoverished majority, the local elites not only maintain the status quo but even profit further from the labour export-related businesses – recruitment agencies, financing agencies, medical facilities, and even real estates.
In receiving countries, migrants and immigrants are used as bargaining chips for capitalists to depress the wage of all workers, erode labour rights and even destroy unions. Migration ensures profits while the local working class and their families struggle for survival.
Current migration also demonstrates the inequities existing between men and women. For the past decades, female migration has shoot up and even surpassed male migration in some areas. This so-called “feminization” of migration is not an indication of uplifting the economic participation of women but is an indication of the worsening condition of women in sending countries. It also shows the contraction of overseas labour market that is now focused more on jobs perceived to be for women – domestic work, care industry, and jobs in the service sector.
With a nominal recognition that neoliberal globalization has not brought development for the people, the United Nations, in 2000, formulated the Millennium Development Goals that consisted of concrete targets on major development themes.
Now, with just over a year before the target completion of the MDGs on 2015 comes, confidence on the delivery of the MDGs – in the context of worsening and protracted economic, food, financial and climate crisis – is not high.
When the MDGs were formulated, migration was not discussed as a context or as a theme to be addressed. In fact, even the 2013 Report on the MDGs did not mention the condition of migrants, immigrants and families as a measure of how the development goals are faring.
While the UN remains optimistic of the MDGs, the fact remains that since the MDG was formulated, international migration increased from 175 million to 232 million. In 1990 when conferences that served as bases of the MDG started, there were 154 million international migrants.
If development is indeed getting propelled, why is migration – that even UN member states recognize as a forced one – still very much on the rise?
Ironically, instead of treating migration as a development problem, it is now being considered as a development opportunity. The World Bank, various UN agencies and other multilateral and multi-stakeholder bodies such as the Global Forum on Migration and Development, all choose to emphasize the enormous contribution of migration for development. They are advancing the flawed strategy of using remittance as a motor for development: be it as part of the GDP, as a credit-rating booster, or as a means to increase social capital through economic capacity given to households of migrants.
Remittance – that is even greater than official development aid and second only to foreign direct investments – is targeted as a source of “new and additional” financing for sustainable development.
It is disturbing that current discussions on the Post-MDG agenda are geared towards developing and further systematizing migration and labour export programs. Migrant-sending countries are markedly pushing for an increase in migration flows and the lowering of restrictions in destination countries. Host countries, meanwhile, are pushing to attract skilled workers and professionals – an agenda they’ve had since the GATS Mode 4 was introduced and is now being continued in the TISA negotiations – and are perfecting their temporary workers/ guest workers programs.
The myth of migration for development is set to be perpetuated and further reinforced by its integration into the so-called Post-2015 development agenda.
The UN Global Migration Group (GMG) writes,
“The post-2015 UN Development Agenda provides a unique opportunity to remedy this omission [of migration in the MDGs]. Now that migration has become a global phenomenon affecting almost all countries in the world, and in view of its crucial links with development, the GMG believes that migration must become an integral part of the post-2015 UN Development Agenda, including through its integration in goals and targets, monitored by specific and appropriate indicators.”
Based on the ongoing deliberations in the inter-governmental Open Working Group (OWG) tasked to come up with a new set of global sustainable development goals (SDGs), there are three ways in which migration is being incorporated in the Post-2015 development agenda.
First is encouraging more migration. Pakistan, for instance has proposed increasing global migration flows by 10% by 2030, particularly of skilled labour from lower income to higher income countries supposedly to reduce inequality between countries. The Group of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) likewise calls to remove restrictions on labor migration and deepen short-term, circular migration, particularly for migrant workers from LDCs.
Second, there are numerous proposals to increase remittance flows including reduction of transactions costs associated with these flows.
Third, there are a number of proposed targets meant to protect the rights of migrants, provide social protection, end discrimination and violence against migrants and refugees among other vulnerable groups. These also include proposals to end illegal trafficking.
It is becoming apparent that integrating migration into the Post-2015 development agenda is not about ensuring the end of forced migration and the conditions that perpetuate the super-exploitation of migrants. It is about facilitating, systematizing and legitimizing labor export that adheres to the neoliberal globalization prescriptions of labour flexibilization, justifying government cutbacks on social spending, and ostensibly protecting the rights of migrant and refugees without addressing the repressive measures in place in receiving countries.
While the UN GMG and their civil society partners, at best, profess to address the particular needs and problems of migrants as a growing demographic segment of the population that is vulnerable and marginalized, they also serve to instrumentalize migration for global capitalist accumulation.
Neoliberal globalization as a framework has only worsened the condition that forces people to migrate for survival and transgresses on the dignity of migrants. Radical shifts are needed if the Post-2015 development agenda are to induce a just, equitable and sustainable development for the people.
Development justice is the transformative development framework that aims to address the inequities – between countries, between the rich and poor within countries, and between men and women – that maintain the current nature of migration and the exploitation of migrants.
Through the following foundational shifts composing development justice, the condition for a development that shall address forced migration can be created:
1. Redistributive Justice will ensure that in countries of origin, resources and opportunities can be accessed by the people, and they will not be forced to seek them overseas
2. Economic Justice will ensure decent living including decent living for immigrants and their families in countries of destination
3. Social Justice eliminates all forms of discrimination and marginalization including the economic, political and social exclusion of migrants and immigrants in the host countries
4. Environmental Justice presses countries and elites historically responsible for climate degradation to own up to their greater responsibility to stop environmentally damaging production and consumption
5. Accountability to the People that will ensure that migrants are part of free, prior, and informed decision making in all stages of development processes.
Migrants should be present in the development discussions. We were left behind when development goals were set. We were still left behind when actions to achieve the set goals were implemented.
We shall make sure that in the post-2015 development agenda, migrants as stakeholders are involved and migration as a problem of maldevelopment is addressed.
AMBALA Chairperson, 09293201477
Days before CARP expiration, farmers slam PNoy,
Farmers from Hacienda Luisita stormed the Cojuangco offices in Makati City today to condemn escalating violence, deception and land grabbing by the Presidential family against supposed farmworker- beneficiaries (FWBs) in the controversial sugar estate. The contingent from the Alyansa ng mga Manggagawang Bukid sa Asyenda Luisita (AMBALA ) are also participants of the week-long Peasant Lakbayan (People’s March) which will culminate on June 30, the expiration of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP).
“Hacienda Luisita farmers are long-time victims of the bogus and pro-landlord CARP. Sa Hacienda Luisita, ang ibig sabihin ng ‘PPP’ ay pangangamkam, panloloko, and pandarahas at ito ang pinapatupad ng gobyernong Aquino,” said Florida Sibayan, AMBALA Chairperson. More farmers have to been forcibly evicted from productive farmlands in Hacienda Luisita, after the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) imposed what farmers call “fake land distribution.”
Only yesterday, June 25, DAR personnel led by a certain Atty. Narciso with the assistance of fully-armed elements of the Tarlac City police, destroyed all the crops of 68-year old farmer Charlito “Tatang Gerry” Catalan of Barangay Mapalacsiao, and other adjacent farm lots devoted to AMBALA’s bungkalan or land cultivation program initiated by the alliance in 2005. Around 5-6 hectares of ricefields, vegetable plantations and seedlings for AMBALA’s system of rice intensification (SRI) pilot farm were destroyed yesterday.
Angry farmers threw rotten tomatoes at images of President BS Aquino, his uncle, Luisita kingpin Peping Cojuangco and daughter Josephine; and the Aquino sisters led by Kris Aquino, director of the Central Azucarera de Tarlac sugar mill and Ballsy Aquino-Cruz, treasurer of the Tarlac Development Corporation (TADECO).
After the Sureme Court ruled to revoke the CARP’s exploitative stock distribution option scheme (SDO), various corporate avatars of the Cojuangco- Aquino family under Jose Cojuangco & Sons, Inc. have been engaged in pangangamkam (landgrabbing), panloloko (deception) and pandarahas(violence) against the farmers, says Sibayan.
AMBALA further noted that while the President has nominally divested his interests in Hacienda Luisita, government policy and the full force of the state’s machinery are used to complement his family’s aggressive efforts to once again dodge land distribution and maintain control of Hacienda Luisita. Government institutions such as the DAR, PNP and AFP, especially in Tarlac are actively used to suppress the farmers’ legimitate grievances and demands.
Kris Aquino is still officially listed as director of the Central Azucarera de Tarlac (CAT) which has fenced off and evicted farmers in a 300-hectare area in adjacent barangays Mapalacsiao and Parang. Maria Elena “Ballsy” Aquino-Cruz is the treasurer of the Tarlac Development Corporation (TADECO), which has hired thugs involved in recent frustrated murder attempts against AMBALA leaders, bulldozing of crops, arson, and fencing off of 358 hectares of agricultural land even after the DAR issued a notice of land reform coverage.
Cruz is also a member of the board of directors of the Luisita Realty Corporation (LRC) where two other Presidential sisters Aurora Corazon “Pinky” Aquino-Abellada and Victoria Elisa “Viel” Aquino-Dee sit as top stockholders. The LRC’s bid for a PPP – or public-private partnership project to convert portions of the estate into a Luisita Ecozone -- was recently given a positive response by the PEZA. President Aquino will give the final approval for the project.
The LRC fenced around 20 hectares of land in Barangay Cutcut which was allocated by DAR for distribution. Federico Sagun, a FWB awarded a lot in the said area, complained to DAR Tarlac but was merely told to report to the police so that a blotter could be filed. AMBALA says that more than 1,500 hectares of agricultural land in Luisita were mysteriously excluded by the DAR for distribution.
“President BS Aquino has certified as urgent, moves to extend the effect of the pestilence called CARP because his family was able to amass immense wealth from Hacienda Luisita through bogus land reform and murder. We oppose another CARP extension and call for the immediate enactment of the Genuine Agrarian Reform Bill (GARB),” said Sibayan.
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St. Joseph Oratory 10,000 candles $$$ of of while 30,000 in the streets of Montreal — read more http://popecrimes.blogspot.ca/2014/09/st-joseph-oratory-has-10000-candles.html
THEY ARE SIMPLY BEING LOOTED BY THE USA AND BY THE VATICAN CONCORDATS
---AND THE VATICAN-IN-SECRET HOARD in the VATICAN SWISS BANKS ALL IMPERIALISTS’ LOOTS.
St. Joseph Oratory10,000 candles burn $$$$$$$ millions of dollars of WAX -- while 30,000 homeless people starve in harsh winter streets of Montreal
Pope Francis the Pharisee & Vatican Bank/IOR the white-washed sepulchre in Mathew 23. Opus Dei Beast PR Deceits Team new books on Francis mania
No need to be Catholic priests today: Gays now openly marry. Pedophiles are hunted in Roman Catholic churches (by Interpol). Eucharist is mythology
Junipero Serra is NO SAINT. Pope Francis abuses his papal power to canonize men of fetid deeds like John Paul II
Jose Rizal - Noli Me Tangere - a novel MUST READ for ALL Filipina Nannies, caregivers and maids
The plot revolves around Crisostomo Ibarra, mixed-race heir of a wealthy clan, returning home after seven years in Europe and filled with ideas on how to better the lot of his countrymen. Striving for reforms, he is confronted byan abusive ecclesiastical hierarchy and a Spanish civil administration by turns indifferent and cruel. The novel suggests, through plot developments, that meaningful change in this context is exceedingly difficult, if not impossible.