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Posted by casjcanada on August 18, 2011

Spratly flyer

August 19, 2011, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

OISE, Rm 5260, 252 Bloor St. West
Toronto, ON

“we must let the world know that we are ready to protect what is ours,” Pres Aquino.

China, the Philippines, and Vietnam are amongst those laying claim to a small group of islands off Palawan… apparently there is oil to be had, and where there’s oil good times are just around the corner.

Recently things have begun heating up with the Philippine President upping the rhetoric, and China flexing its military muscle.  Add to this the international campaign led by FilAms and we have an interesting situation on our hands.

It has been claimed that the oil there could help alleviate poverty in the Phils and that this is a question of national sovereignty.

Join us on Fri 19 Aug and let’s explore this issue.

What is this really about?

Is this really about national sovereignty?  Because if it is, we should explore if our nation truly is sovereign.

Oil, is only one of the abundant natural resources in the Philippines, how about the others?  What is the relationship between our nat’l resources and profit/poverty?

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Speakers:

Joe Rivera is writer and former lawyer.

Bern Jagunos of the United Church of Canada and the Philippine Solidarity Group of Toronto.

Alex Felipe, a photographer who documented large scale mining in the Philippines.

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Organized by:
Community Alliance for Social Justice (CASJ)  *  Kamalayan  *  Philippine Press Club-Ontario (PPCO)
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