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Amerasians in the Philippines Call for Equal Opportunities & Solidarity

Amerasians in the Philippines Call for Equal Opportunities & Solidarity
Mon, 07/04/2011 – 00:35 — admin

Amerasians in Angeles and Olongapo, Pampanga and Castillejos, Zambales have joined hands to promote their rights and called for equal opportunities that will improve their welfare. Converging at a workshop conference with the theme Amerasians Bilang Kaagapay sa Kaunlaran ng Pamayanan (Amerasians as Partners in Community Development), on July 2-3, 2011 at Angeles City, they urged the government, civil society and fellow Amerasians to unite and take action.

“In 1992, the United States military left the Philippines. I thought they took everything with them. But they left behind at least 50,000 Amerasian children whose fathers were American sailors and their mothers were assumed to be prostitutes. These Amerasians are America’s forgotten children,” says Dale Asis, Founder and Executive Director of Bayanihan Foundation Worldwide, one of the organizers of the conference.

Amerasians have long been a marginalized sector in the Philippines, due to the lack of recognition and support from the government and the continuing discrimination that they get from their community.

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Filipino Amerasians fight for recognition

By Sunshine Lichauco de Leon, for CNN
Manila, Philippines (CNN) — When Susie Lopez, 43, was a little girl, she would run outside her home in Angeles City, near the U.S. Clark Airbase in the Philippines, every time she heard a plane fly by. Continue reading Filipino Amerasians fight for recognition

International Women's Network raises alarm against militarism

Twenty-six women representing eight countries gathered in Puerto Rico last February 19-25, 2012 to evaluate the impact of militarism, military contamination, imperialism and systems of oppression and exploitation based on gender, race, class, nationality and sexual orientation. Continue reading International Women's Network raises alarm against militarism