Fil-Am demonstrators say Chinese consulate ‘stinks’

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A protester waves the Philippine flag in front of China consulate in San Francisco as 150 Filipino-Americans march to protest Beijing’s alleged aggression in the West Philippine Sea. ESTHER M. CHAVEZ/INQUIRER.net

LOS ANGELES, California – Filipino Americans denouncing China as a big bully on Friday (Saturday in Manila) accused the Chinese consulate here of harassing them by releasing toxic sewage while they held their rally in front of the consulate building.

About 50 demonstrators noticed a foul odor and traced it to sewage flowing through the street gutter at the edge of the sidewalk where they gathered to protest an escalating territorial dispute between China and the Philippines.

“Binuksan nila ang inidoro, pero tayo ba ay titigil?” asked rally leader Adrian Licaros of the US Pinoys for Good Governance. The rallyists, some covering their noses with handkerchiefs, responded by chanting “China stinks.”

Another protester, Art Garcia, said it wasn’t the first time the Chinese consulate “intentionally released sewage from their office building” during a protest action.

Garcia, a community leader representing the Justice for Filipino American Veterans and Alliance Philippines said they had a similar experience when they protested China’s claim over Kalayaan Islands in front of the Chinese consulate in Los Angeles.

The rallyists chanted protest slogans, carried placards and waved the national flag as they demanded that China pull away its ships from Scarborough Shoal in the West Philippine Sea. Both China and the Philippines claim the area as their territory and, for more than a month, have had maritime patrol boats in position to defend their claim.

“We consider this encroachment on sovereignty as an invasion,” said lawyer Roman Mosqueda, president of the Filipino American Movement for Empowerment.

Mosqueda, who has a doctorate in international law from the University of Michigan, said he’d like to see the issue resolved “diplomatically, through mediation and by bringing this before the International Tribunal.”

“[China] is not going to kick us around. We are going to fight,” said Danny Lamila of the Filipino American Defense League.

Other groups participating in the afternoon rally were the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles and Bantay Pilipinas-USA.

Similar rallies were held at other Chinese embassies around the world on Friday as part of the “Global Day of Action against China’s Bullying in the West Philippine Sea.”

The Chinese government this week took a variety of actions against the Philippines, including increasing inspections of goods coming into China and ordering tour operators to suspend trips to the Philippines.

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  • http://twitter.com/jeckelong Ram abano

    We can expect the same advice form other CIVILIZED countries. Pakinggan nyo ang advice ng Australian Foreign Minster!!! Dalhin nyo ito sa legal na paraan. Nakakahiya kayo mga chino!!!! 

  • AFPako

    Hahahaha, methane gas yung mga pare koy ! wak wak ang labas nyo dyan. Haehehehe. Dapat may dala ng gas mask , next time bring along your gas mask from the surplus store. End of days mga ito araw mga kababayan. Kung kaya natin gerahin ng Abu, MILF , MNLF , warlords and private armies at NPAs for the past 40 yrs, why not Red China ? ! Next time rin magdadala kayo ng baon pareho ng adobo , pusit, nangka, at yung durian , mag picnic kayo sa labas para mababaho. Utots kayo para mabaho ang mga Chinese consulates  at embassies .

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FWD5IDZT7SXOEHKLE3O7CGFOAE Bright

    Carry on with the peaceful demonstrations and let the world know who is right. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WUTSHYUZ3FXRZS4KSZYLAI7WM4 ati

    Talagang mabaho mga chinese…dogyut sila…even before…a decade ago, if you go to their kitchen & bathroom…they are not clean, but it is a crime when they use their stink towards rallies. Ngayon na lang sila mukhang malinis kasi some are learned…but still they are the number 1 dogyut.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RODGSQGF3FFNFSKPZMR3GQTBFY Jan

      visit shanghai or HK.. you’ll see that manila looks like trash compared to those cities.. manila stinks even worse… dont get me wrong, im from manila

      • ofwme2807

        china is a big country, a big part of china in their provinecs are still poor, people are still un-educated, lacked basic services…you compare how much of china is still poor compared to their civilized cities, still a big number of the 1.3B plus of them are still un-civilized, slaves of their government…you’re seeing and comparing manila, manila is not the entire philippines…you are wrong in comparing them…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RODGSQGF3FFNFSKPZMR3GQTBFY Jan

        i am just comparing the best of both countries have to offer and it is RIGHT to compare them.. surely the philippines best is just manila. and speaking of poor cities, you may want to look around you, anywhere in the phils even in major cities we lack education and basic necesities. this “uncivilized” people of China you say of are the ones comiing here in the phils do business and became wealthy. at least uneducated chinese knows how to do business.

      • Jose_Mercado

        c’mmon jon, dont tell us that our best is manila, you dont know anything at all. i bet you havent been in davao, isnt it? why are you so loud when you know nothing?

  • tvnatinto

    that’s so foul!!

  • tvnatinto

    help!! abu kungfu vs. al kubeta infiltration lol

  • ofwme2807

    china stinks, they are cry babies, the Philippines is different from them, we are living in democracy in freedom while the tsekwas control everything from media, national and local governments, businesses and industries…they hate being criticized, called idiots and bullies and receive bad comments…their leaders still dont understand that, that the government guarantees freedom of speech and expression inside or outside the country unlike them they treat their people as slaves with no rights at all…

  • ofwme2807

    only Filipinos, a woman @ that can tell and shout to the whole world that China is shameless and bullies…that’s the guts, that’s toughness…other countries are afraid of the dragon bullies China and they shut their mouth but Filipinos can still tell them straight fo their faces what we feel against them…its not often that people from other countries shout and denounce them, they are embarassed, they could not do anything against these people around the world the bullying of China…hurray Mabuhay ang Pilipino…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VVR7AHV5GMM6DRJCTJU3QEA6AU TYRONE

    Magsoot kayo gas mask!
    China used biological warfare againts the protesters!
    Nerve agent unleashed!
    Malamang me kasamang SARS yun tsaka H1N1… lol

  • Ben_Benson

    It’s getting more and more stupid.  Filipinos becoming paranoid. 
    Everywhere you look, there are Filipinos talking about Invasion, War,
    Killing, Hate.  …  It gives the impression to the world that Filipinos
    really want a war and an invasion. 

    THE QUESTION IS WHY ?????  

    Is it because most of Filipinos are living in a very shi*ty situation of
    life and there is nothing in view what can ever bring them out? 

    Aside from that a lot of Filipinos are envy looking on their wealthy and
    successful Chinese neighbors. ……  A war and an invasion would put
    them in some kind of ‘lawless’ situation which will justify to kill, to
    rape, to loot the Chinese civilians in the Philippines.  It would not be
    the first pogrom against Chinese.  

    • Jose_Mercado

      You are the stupid one. Would Americans let Chinese take LA Chinatown because according to them it’s in their history. They want to take the shoals because it’s in their history, written by Chinese even though the islets are 500 mile from them and only 100 kms from Phils. nearest mass.

    • neothes

      You’re the one who is paranoid… While you’re writing your comment me and my family we’re at a mall… 98% of Filipinos are doing their regular routines… San ka ba nakatira at parang alam mo ano ginagawa ng mga Filipino? And as I read your comment you’re getting more and more stupid hehehe… WHY? Because of your conclusions, first yes we live in a very difficult life but we are raised and trained it live with that and just be contented of what we have. Second,we really envy not just the chinese but everyone that is successful and rich, we use them as inspiration to move forward and seeing brighter future… but your conclusion it that, we want lawlessness hahaha to justify your perceived killing, raping and looting… You know why these Chinese are doing their business here instead to your beloved china? because they free secured and free here… Many more to say… but I need to run an errand to a shopping mall cause we are preparing to go to a beach for a family reunion hehehe ingit ka ano?
       

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