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Items tagged: philippines

Pacific Health Club Bay Area “Battle of The Bridges”

Pacific Health Club (PHC) is calling all Bay Area cities to come out and join the biggest Pacific Islander fitness event to hit the Bay Area - “Battle of the Bridges!" PHC will cross every bridge in the Bay Area to help every Pacific Islander attain their health and fitness goals!

Urgent from KAYA: Contact the White House and USAID *TODAY* for Flood Relief!

From KAYA:

Help Survivors of Typhoon Ketsana/Ondoy!

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As many of us know, the Philippines and Vietnam were recently struck by Typhoon Ketsana/Ondoy, bringing over a month's worth of rainfall in just a few hours, surpassing even the rainfall for Hurricand Katrina. According to Senator Akaka (D-HI), at least 284 Filipinos have died, and nearly half a million have lost their homes.

Please  help and send contributions to the following organizations:

Today's Worst Asian American in the World - Senator John Ensign (R-NV)

Yes, that John Ensign.  H/T to Keith Chow (who got it from Jeff Yang who got it from Curtis) for pointing this out in his Facebook status update. Although John Ensign is part Filipino (and according to his

Letter Writing Campaign and Vigil for Justice for Melissa Roxas

President Obama will be meeting with Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo at the White House on July 30, 2009.  As I wrote last week, the Philippine government and military must answer for the abduction and torture of Melissa Roxas, a U.S. citizen and humanitarian health worker.

Melissa Roxas, Health and Humanitarian Worker, Fights Philippine Government after being Abducted and Tortured in the Philippines

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This entry about Melissa Roxas has been overdue.  In this first half of the year, 4 Asian American women were abducted while overseas. I'm sure you can name the journalists - Roxana Saberi, Euna Lee and Laura Ling.  Have you heard about Melissa Roxas? She's not a journalist.  She's a human rights advocate and U.S. Citizen, who was working to provide healthcare in the Philippines when she was abducted and tortured by the state military.

"Electing McCain Takes the Philippines Off The Map"

This from a smart analysis in The Manila Mail: