Rome, June 6, 2012 – Thousands of Filipinos and onlookers enthusiastically applaud the colorful float depicting the Chinese imperial dragon being captured and brought to the U.N. International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea for intrusions into Philippine territory of the Panatag Scarborough Shoal and Spratly Islands.
The U.S. Pinoys for Good Governance (USPGG.org) advocacy group led by philanthropist Loida Lewis and NY chapter leader Joe Ramos organized the colorful street drama with 30 supporters during the June 3, 2012 PH Independence Day Parade on Madison Avenue in New York City. The activists in yellow T-shirts chanted “Mabuhay Pilipinas!” along the 12-block parade route. (Photos by Eric Lachica)
Meanwhile, community leaders will stage a welcome rally on Friday June 8 at 10 a.m., in front of the White House in Washington DC for PH President Aquino before his first meeting with President Obama in the Oval Office. In addition to the bilateral security and economic issues, Aquino is also expected to raise with Obama the Filipino veterans claims and the Medicare accreditation of PH top hospitals proposal for Filipino-Americans seniors who visit or retire in the Philippines.
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