I am writing to thank Filipinos for the way they have treated me in the Philippines, and to pass on a lesson I learned from observing the differences between their culture and mine over the years. I am an expatriate worker, an overseas American worker. The work I do involves a lot of traveling and […]
Category: Open Letter
I sent a letter to several of our NSW Parliamentarians expressing my opposition to the ‘Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019’, hoping that the death-focused bill would be rejected. We woke up this morning to learn the proposed Bill had been passed in the Lower House last night. It seems unimaginable for the life of […]
Labor has called on the Turnbull Government to reverse its unfair changes to Assurance of Support requirements. These unfair changes were recently introduced in the dead of night, without any community consultation.
THE GLOBAL Commission on Drug Policy was born from the recognition that the prohibitionist and repressive “war on drugs,” which has persisted for the past 50 years, has failed. Drugs have always existed and have existed everywhere, and it is illusory to believe that their use can be eradicated completely, particularly through violent methods.
Not all Davaoeños are for Duterte. Mostly because we know who he really is.
I was being recruited to join the Ateneo Alumni Association of Australia (AAAA) by fellow alumnae of Ateneo de Davao University. I obliged by attending one of the events to check if joining AAAA would be worth my time. Alas, after witnessing Alric Bulseco’s arrogance matched with pure hypocrisy (by being over friendly — beware […]
There was an earlier email on this subject sent out to several recipients by the 2014 PCC Treasurer Mr. Danny Peralta, questioning the validity if not the legality of the processes by which this audit and the re-convening of the Annual General Meeting to ratify it is being called…which up to this writing have not been addressed by the Immediate Past President, Mr. […]
I never made an offer for PCC to advertise the Philippine National Day Ball in Philippine Sentinel in exchange for two tickets.
Dear Juan Ponce Enrile, I hope that after your conviction, all those you intimidated and harmed before, during, and after martial law will find the courage to tell their stories. I hope that you live [long enough] to hear those stories.
Dear Tony Abbott, I was at home one Thursday morning when the police knocked on my door and delivered the news that immediately shattered my life. It was only 32 days later that you would personally stand up in parliament to speak of my son, Jordan Rice.
(In her letter addressed to PCC President Elsa Collado, Solina Lapalma tendered her resignation on December 15 and read it during the Ugnayan Forum for everybody to hear. Her letter is reproduced below.)
Attn: Ms Elsa Collado Dear Madam President: I am writing on behalf of the Tagalog Association of Australia (TAA), a member of Philippine Community Council of NSW Inc (PCC).