Malaya Movement in Canada

Statements

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Looking Towards a Long Fruitful Collaboration With MP Rechie Valdez

The Malaya Movement in Canada congratulates Rechie Valdez for winning the riding of Mississauga-Streetsville in Ottawa in the recent 2021 Canadian Federal Elections. She is the first Filipina and the second person of Philippine descent to be elected into the federal parliament.

For our part, as an organization of Filipinos across Canada with deep roots in the Filipino community, we ourselves look toward a long fruitful working relationship with MP Valdez. We welcome MP Valdez’s aspirations to be a genuine representative. We will be here, available, to hold ongoing conversations with MP Valdez on the issues that most affect the Filipino community.

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Maria Ressa’s Nobel Peace Prize is an International Rebuke of the Duterte Regime

The Malaya Movement in Canada congratulates Maria Ressa as co-recipient of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. In its announcement, the Nobel Committee cited Ms. Ressa’s

“efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace. Ms Ressa …[is] receiving the Peace Prize for [her] … courageous fight for freedom of expression in the Philippines….”

Ms. Ressa herself, and Rappler.com, the news site she has founded face persecution from the Duterte regime.

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The Canadian Government is “Obliged to Promote Human Rights at Home and Around the Globe”​

In the days approaching the September 20, 2021 Canadian Federal elections, every Canadian should ponder the questions that those who wish to govern the country must address. We are in unprecedented times with the year and a half long pandemic that has hurt the global and Canadian economy and put unexpected stresses upon all our lives.

Canada sees itself as an open multicultural mosaic with progressive values of diversity, tolerance, and fairness. The Government of Canada has gone so far as to admit that “Canadians care about human rights. They expect their government to help build respect for human rights at home and around the world.”

Yet for all that, the practice of the Government of Canada of building respect for human rights at home and around the world leaves much room for improvement.

Duterte Lockdown Anniversary

Joint Statement by Malaya Movement US, Canada and Melbourne (Australia).

We in the Malaya Movement join the Filipino people in calling for Duterte’s immediate resignation. It is just and appropriate for the Filipino people to demand the immediate resignation of a failed and incompetent president. Every single day that Duterte stays in office means more suffering to the Filipino people under the same incoherent and incompetent leadership.

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Statement for the Immediate and Unconditional Release of Amanda Echanis and Baby Randall Emmanuel!

Malaya Movement Canada denounces the illegal arrest and detention of Amanda Socorro Lacaba Echanis, a new mother and her month-old son. Amanda is a peasant organizer under the Amihan National Federation of Peasant Women Cagayan provincial chapter, a group that actively works for the welfare of small farmers, especially peasant women, and engages in the struggles for genuine land reform. Social activism is not a crime.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Malaya Canada: Christmas Benefit for Political Prisoners

Pamaskong Handog was created and organized by the Malaya Movement in Canada as a “zoom-a-thon” fundraiser and musical showcase last December 5th that ran for five hours, cutting across time zones from Canada coast to coast. Donations came in during the program from ordinary men and women across Canada and the US, from caregivers and essential workers, seniors, professionals, alumni associations and migrant groups, young people, and concerned Canadians.

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PRESS RELEASE: Canada Filipinos for “freedom” in the Philippines to hold online launch​

Malaya Canada seeks to “broaden opposition to fascism” and “broaden Canada-based support for the cause” that opposes Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, militarist policies, curtailment of democratic and civil rights, corruption and dynastic rule, promotes genuine sustainable development, and defends national sovereignty.

Malaya Movement in Canada: Official Countrywide Launch will be September 20, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. EDT / 4:00 p.m. PDT. Reserve your place ahead of time. Register at https://tinyurl.com/malaya-ca-launch

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STOP the Death Threats Against Rights Defenders in Negros!

We fear that the most recent killings of Filipino peace and peasant rights activist Randall Echanis and that of human rights and community health worker Zara Alvarez by suspected agents of the Philippine military just a couple of weeks apart are not the last under the undeclared martial law regime of President Rodrigo Duterte. Malaya Movement Canada expresses its gravest concerns and its angry condemnation of the continuing death threats against the human rights defenders in Negros.