In anticipation of the decision of the United Nations Permanent Court of Arbitration, a rally will be held today, July 12, at 4pm at Puerto Princesa City Baywalk.
The rally will begin with the marching and singing from Rizal Avenue corner Fernandez Street to Baywalk to celebrate the victory of the West Philippine Sea and the Filipino people as result of the decision of the United Nations Permanent Court Arbitration with regard to the arbitration case filed by the Philippines against China with regard to the West Philippine Sea issues, says Dr. Celia Lamkin, founder and Global chairperson of the National Youth Movement for the West Philippine Sea (NYMWPS) and chairperson of the U.S. Pinoys for Good Governance (USP4GG) Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Hawaii, and American Samoa chapters. The same rallies will be held on Saipan, Tinian (CNMI), different cities of the U.S., Canada, Japan, France, and Italy.
On Saipan, the rally will be held at the San Jose Intersection, Beach Road, Saipan, facing the West Philippine Sea, today, July 12, starting at 5pm onwards, with a simultaneous rally in Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands.
Atty. Loida Nicolas Lewis, national chairperson of the U.S. Pinoys for Good Governance and Global Filipinos in Diaspora Council, who is based in New York and the one who initiated the protest rallies on July 8, 2011 against China’s bullying, is calling all Filipinos in the Philippines and overseas to join in this victory rally.
The National Youth Movement for the West Philippine Sea (NYMWPS) has its objectives to assert the position of the Filipino Youth that fully recognizes the indisputable sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of the Philippines over its claims in the West Philippine Sea in conformity with the international law and protect the rights and welfare of the different sectors in the West Philippine Sea such as those in the Kalayaan Islands in Palawan and Scarborough Shoal in Masinloc, Zambales. The NYNWPS upholds the territorial integrity of the Republic, cognizant to the importance of the West Philippine Sea to our national progress.
Recently, the NYMWPS organization has supported direct actions, rallies, marches, and protests against China for the territorial integrity of the republic. On June 22, 2016, the protest rally was organized by the NYMWPS at Masinloc, Zambales and attended by the fisher folk of Scarborough Shoal or Bajo de Masinloc, residents of Masinloc, NYMWPS officers, youth, public officials, and advocates of the West Philippine Sea.
This movement is for the democracy and justice for the right of every Filipino in the West Philippine Sea.
This rally will increase awareness amongst our youth and fellow Filipinos and to show to the international community Filipino unity, solidarity, and patriotism.
Schedule of Thanksgiving Masses for the Victory of the West Philippine Sea and the Filipino people in the CNMI are the following:
-San Vicente Church, 6 pm
-San Jose Church, 6 pm
-Saint Jude Parish Church, Koblerville
-Mt. Carmel Cathedral, Susupe
-Kristo Rai Church, Garapan
-Santa Soledad Church, Kagman
-San Antonio Church, San Antonio
-Santa Remedio Church, Tanapag
-San Jose Church, 8 am
-San Francisco de Borja, Songsong Village
-Saint Anthony Church, Tamuning 7 pm
-July 12, prayer offering, 12pm at Saint Peter and Paul Church, 800 Kaheha St., Honolulu, Hawaii
-July 17, Thanksgiving Mass 6pm at Saint Peter and Paul Church 800 Kaheha St., Honolulu, Hawaii
-July 12 Thanksgiving Mass Holy Family Church, Pago Pago 6am; 1am Manila time.