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Written by Bobby M. Reyes   
Tuesday, 14 July 2009 20:25
Y es, the Los Angeles Times should be congratulated for making many Overseas Filipinos cry today after they have read a very-heartrending article about the lives of some of the poorest of the poor in the Philippines.

 

If readers want also to shed tears – even crocodile tears – they may still be able to read the very-poignant story written by John M. Glionna about poor Filipinos who live under the bridges. Here is the hyperlink to Mr. Glionna’s article:

Philippine bridge dwellers gird for even harder times 

 

URL: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-philippines-bridge14-2009jul14,0,1316555.story 

 

The Overseas-Filipino communities must thank Mr. Glionna and his editors at the Los Angeles Times for the article, the topic of which many Filipino and Overseas-Filipino journalists (or trying-hard-to-be writers) hate to write about.

 

* Editor’s Note: To read Bobby Reyes’ scathing, if not sarcastic, comments on poverty and politicians in the Philippines, please go to www.revotelution.com. This website is trying its best to become apolitical. All the political commentaries, therefore, are now published in the www.revotelution.com.

 

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 July 2009 22:39
 
Comments (4)
1 Tuesday, 14 July 2009 22:33
Dear Mr. Glionna:

We have taken the literary liberty of mentioning your article in today's issue of the Los Angeles Times in our websites, the www.mabuhayradio.com and the www.revotelution.com as per the following links:

The L.A. Times Made Many Filipinos Cry Today

URL: http://www.mabuhayradio.com/sections/miscellanews/4107-the-la-times-made-many-filipinos-cry-today.html#yvComment4107

Why the L.A. Times’ Article Must Move Filipino Americans to Confront Gloria Arroyo in her Coming Visit with President Obama

URL: http://www.revotelution.com/about-joomla/the-cms/57-why-the-la-times-article-must-move-filipino-americans-to-confront-gloria-arroyo-in-her-coming-visit-with-president-obama.html

We hope that you will like what we did to your article, which is well-researched and well-written. We have also taken the initiative of providing a CC of this correspondence to our friends in the Los Angeles Times and the team members of our budding task force on the "Forgotten Warriors," as based on the article written by Mr. T. Christian Miller.

Thank you for the article and the accompanying photos that should be read by a vast majority of the nine-million Overseas Filipinos, including the more-than one-million Filipino Americans in Southern California,

Mabuhay (Filipino equivalent of Aloha, Viva, Shalom and Sayonara),


Bobby M. Reyes
(626) 825-0628
Editor, www.mabuhayradio.com and
Prime mover, www.revotelution.com
2 Wednesday, 15 July 2009 00:17
mabuhay
Appeal to All Filipino-Americans re Scheduled US Visit of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

Should it push through, you are given the most concrete opportunity to ACT, and not just talk about your "Love of the Motherland".

DO everything that may be humanly possible to PREVENT Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and her entire entourage from leaving US soil.

DOING so will TRIGGER a NEW direction in the destiny of the 7,107 islands.


JM (Joe Makabayan)

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3 Thursday, 16 July 2009 07:22
In a message dated 7/15/2009 9:36:10 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, Ernesto1gange writes:
Dear Bobby,

This is shocking, I did not realize that these people have lived under these bridges for so many years.
We need more articles like this one and hope that it will get the attention of our leaders in the Philippines.
Best regards.

Apo Ernie

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Dear Mr. Glionna:

We have taken the literary liberty of mentioning your article in today's issue of the Los Angeles Times in our websites, the www.mabuhayradio.com and the www.revotelution.com as per the following links:

The L.A. Times Made Many Filipinos Cry Today <>
4 Thursday, 16 July 2009 07:23
Dear Apo Ernie:

Thank you for your feedback.

Yesterday during the visit of Philippine Senate Pro-temp Jinggoy Estrada to the Filipino-American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA), a community leader presented the visiting Filipino dignitary with a copy of the Los Angeles Times issue that carried John Glionna's article on the poor Filipinos living under the bridges in Metro Manila. Senator Estrada promised to look into the matter and brought with him the L.A. Times copy.

I will post your remarks in the User's Comments after the said article in the www.mabuhayradio.com.

Mabuhay,

Bobby M. Reyes

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