Category Archives: Political

17th Annual Justice for Filipino American Veterans March

On Veterans Day, November 11th, over 300 marchers and thousands of spectators concluded the 17th Annual Justice for Filipino Veterans (JFAV) March in Hollywood, CA. With previous mobilizations in Historic Filipinotown 2001-2008 and Downtown Los Angeles 2009-2011, this march is the sixth time in its history to reach a wider audience in the entertainment capital […]

#DefendDACA in Los Angeles: Immigrant Rights are Human Rights

In a recent pattern of executive orders, U.S. President Trump calls for the abrupt end to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an immigration program that has protected 800,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation for the last five years. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) states, “Individuals who receive deferred action will not be […]

Justice for Kian: Stop Extrajudicial Killings

August 26, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reference, Kabataang maka-Bayan (KmB / Pro-People Youth) LA@propeopleyouth.com Propeopleyouth.com Kabataang maka-Bayan or KmB / Pro-People Youth strongly condemns the use of state-sanctioned violence against the people of the Philippines. Extrajudicial killings are a blatant violation of human rights and due process of the law. As a progressive youth organization, […]

Civic Engagement in the Pilipinx Community

The Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) hosted a forum on September 10th to discuss the impact of this election on the Filipino American community and to encourage civic engagement. Chairperson Eddy M. Gana Jr. was on the panel to discuss issues and politics from the youth perspective. He brought up the importance of challenging the two-party […]