Protesters urge President Aquino to be accountable and “Resign Now!”
Picket Today, Wednesday, May 6, 6:00 p.m., at the JW Marriott Hotel,151 W Adams St, in Chicago
The National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) and AnakBayan Chicago will hold a picket line today in Chicago to protest against the visit by Philippines President Benigno S. Aquino III.
A crisis has gripped Aquinoâ€™s presidency, touched off by his lack of compassion and leadership in the case of Mary Jane Veloso, the Filipina migrant worker who faced death by firing squad in Indonesia for a crime she didnâ€™t commit. This is only the latest round of controversies, which include his mishandling of super typhoon Haiyan in 2013; and his continued pursuit of the counter-insurgency war in Mindanao, which led to a botched police operation in January 2015, killing at least 66 people including civilians and children.
Nerissa Allegretti, Midwest Coordinator for NAFCON, â€œWe condemn his record of human rights abuses and corruption.â€
A statement is available from NAFCON by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, contact: Nerissa N. Allegretti
Midwest Coordinator, National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON)