Malaya Canada, an alliance of patriotic Filipinos in Canada, welcomes the revelation by Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon that she voted to disqualify Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr., (BBM) from running for the Presidency of the Philippines because of moral turpitude.
We, Malaya Canada, call on all people of good will, to frustrate the political machinations of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr., Sara Duterte, and Rodrigo Duterte.
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.
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.