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Written by Bobby M. Reyes   
Saturday, 09 July 2011 20:22

 

Piercing the Veil of Corporate Fiction of the NaFFAA and the USP4GG Will Prove that Both of them Are the Same Banana (Whether Rotten or Not)

 

By Lolo Bobby M. Reyes of Sorsogon City, Philippines, and West Covina, California

 

Jesus also told them this parable: ‘Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit? A student is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher.’ — Luke 6:39-40, New International Version

 

T he U.S. Pinoys for Good Governance (USP4GG) claims to be a national organization that is spearheaded by lawyers Loida Nicolas Lewis and Rodel Rodis. The two attorneys are some of the people that are also behind the “Esclamado-Lewis-Macabenta (ELM) Criminal Clique” of the National Federation of Filipino-American Associations (NaFFAA). Readers have to browse this article that argues why Loida Lewis and Rodel Rodis Are Two Dumb Lawyers

 

The NaFFAA criminal clique used the name of the USP4GG as the supposed organizer of the rallies held yesterday, Friday (July 8). But the results were the same. Just “a few dozens” attended the rally in front of the Chinese Consulate General in Chicago, Illinois, according to Joseph G. Lariosa. Mr. Lariosa, the dean of Filipino correspondents in the United States, quoted also Eric Lachica that just approximately 50 people showed up for the rally in front of the Chinese Embassy in Washington, DC. Readers may want to read again Mr. Lariosa’s report at this hyperlink: Fil Ams in Chicago Join Rallies in Front of Chinese Consulates in the United States

 

According to the USP4GG National Chairwoman Loida Nicolas-Lewis, “250 people attended the rally in New York.” Some of the individuals that attended the event came from Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) and New Jersey. And to consider that New York and New Jersey have some 250,000 (minimum) Filipino-American residents. (Atty. Lewis’ e-mailed report about the New York rally against China is reproduced at the end of this article.)

 

It was worse in Los Angeles, California, where less-than 50 individuals participated in the NaFFAA/USP4GG-led protest rally against China. Facebook members can look at the photographs taken by Benjamin Uy in this link: http://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.10150316786726271.387410.727081270

 

And to consider that there are more-than one-million Filipino and Filipino-American residents in Southern California, it appears that the NaFFAA/USP4GG clique does not have many followers in what is considered the world’s biggest concentration of Filipinos outside the Philippines.

 

The NaFFAA/ USP4GG-sponsored town-hall meeting at the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) in the evening of June 30, 2011, drew a crowd of less-than 30 people. Had it not been for the PCG employees that were assigned to help the organizers, the motley crowd would have been smaller. Some details of the event are described in this article, Eric Lachica, Rodel Rodis and Loida Lewis Display on June 30 in L. A. their Rackets Even if They Do Not Play Tennis

 

Modus Operandi of the ELM Criminal Clique

 

A las, the NaFFAA has fallen into a bottomless pit. The ELM Criminal Clique had to organize another supposedly national public-benefit corporation (the USP4GG), as the NaFFAA has been blacklisted by its former donors and benefactors. The clique members need another national organization, as Filipino-American community organizations avoid the NaFFAA as if it were the cause of a pandemic, per this article: Why Filipino Americans Are Avoiding the NaFFAA Like It Were a Plague

 

Readers may like to examine more articles about the scandals in the NaFFAA in this section:

http://www.mabuhayradio.com/naffaagate/

 

As reported to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the NaFFAA had to organize the “U.S. Pinoys for Good Governance (USP4GG)” as the clique thought correctly that it cannot use the federation for political purposes, especially in a foreign country like the Philippines. But the USP4GG has been also violating the Income Tax Law and even the provisions of the “Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. Here are the articles written about the claimed violations of law by Loida Lewis, et al:

 

Loida Lewis, the NaFFAA NEOs, Et Al, Must Account Properly for the Fil-Am Contributions to Noynoy Aquino’s Political Campaign

 

Lolo Bobby Finally Mails Dossier to the IRS on the Income-tax and RICO-Act Violations of the NaFFAA’s “ELM Criminal Clique”

 

IRS Acknowledges Receipt of Dossier About the NaFFAA’s Alleged Violations of the Income-Tax Law

 

Romy Marquez's Video about the NaFFAA's Snow White(wash) and the Seven Dwarfs

 

Civil Case vs. Fil-Am Leader Dismissed as a Result of “Settlement Agreement”

 

The OCA Knows that NaFFAA Is a Paper Tiger

 

No matter what the NaFFAA and its twin organization, the USP4GG, do, the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) knows that Ms. Lewis-led national federation is bankrupt. The NaFFAA occupied a table at the OCA headquarters in Washington, DC, after it was forced to abandon its office. The OCA charged it only $500 per month for the table space and yet the NaFFAA could not pay it. The NaFFAA is now, therefore, homeless in the American corridor of power.

 

And since there are Chinese-American  leaders in the OCA that are certainly sympathetic to the government of the People’s Republic of China, the NaFFAA’s impotency as a national federation is certainly known to the Chinese leaders. The Chinese of course would not be surprised if the attendance in the so-called protest rallies could be counted by the use of one’s fingers. The Abacus is not needed in counting the number of NaFFAA supporters.

 

H ere is the e-mail about the New York rally sent by Atty. Loida Lewis today to her followers (the e-mail addresses of the recipients have been deleted to protect their privacy rights):

 

QUOTE.

From: LOIDA834@tmo.blackberry.net
To: Carissa V (snipped)
Cc: USP for G G Yahoo Group <USP4GG@yahoogroups.com>
Sent:
Sat, Jul 9, 2011 1:01 pm

Subject: [USP4GG] Re: NY Working Committee Bravo! Congratulations! Kudos!

We did it! We got
China to take notice!

Pls read Phil Daily Inquirer's july 8 front page. Phil Secretary Albert del Rosario and
China
Minister Yang agree to stay friends.

China
does not want to be seen as a bully!

Thank you very much to the working committee that worked so hard (almost 24 hours in the last days before Friday rally!) for the New York Rally attended by some 250 people!

Vons
Santos - you got the whole FilAm community inflamed with your investigative work on China
's impending installation of the Billion Dollar Oil Rig within Philippine territory! Your www.epeoplepower.ph is awesome and is now going viral!

Carissa Villacorta - you were not only the publicist but you also took on the crucial role of event planner, following up all the details of the rally, from the artist to the printing of teeshirts and the placards, all the way to calls to all the media and keeping us on the march. Phew!

Carissa's team - Vivian Velasco, Ryan Sangalia, Oliver Oliveros were relentless in getting people to know about the Rally, calls to the media, and assisting Carissa in her multiple roles.

Troi Santos - what a creative artistic talent you have! The dragon vs the done was a stroke of genius, aside from all the slogans and designs you created.

Joe Ramos - you got the police permit to for us to rally, chant, sing, give speeches, using several microphones, bringing placards, flying the Phil flag.  Thank you for arranging the Holy Mass before the Rally!

Angie Cruz - the prayer you said at the Rally was eloquent and Spirit-inspired, the friends that you called upon came, the ideas you proposed always made sense.

Aurora and Bernie Aguinaldo - the two bullhorns you bought were crucial in getting our message heard across the street/avenue. Your info regarding the 1950's knowledge by Filipino scientists about Oil in Philippine seas confirmed what we are fighting for now.

Liz Casasola - your beautiful voice stirred us to sing Bayang Magiliw and Ang Bayan Kong Pilipinas with emotion. Ako ay Pilipino made us feel proud to be standing up for Pilipinas.

Kirby Asunto - you were so brave that at a moment's notice, you sang so  passionately about being called a Filipino in global setting.

Ernie Gange and your group of community leaders from
Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
- your impassioned speech was well spoken.

Frank Ceballos - you lambasted the police officer who you felt was transgressing our Freedom of Speech. Your courage to fight for Motherland was palpable in your speech.

Everyone who came in the Rally against China's intrusion into our Philippine Seas to steal our oil should stand tall because in that moment in time July 8 when you were needed by Inang Bayan, you left whatever you were doing and you came and chanted "China is a Bully!" among other slogans. Your fervor was manifest.

China heard us. China
promises to settle the issue thru negotiations.

But let us be ready if she becomes a Judas Escariot and proceeds to install the gigantic Oil Rig into
Philippine sea
inspite of that handshake.

God bless the
Philippines
.

Loida Nicolas Lewis
Chair
US Pinoys for Good Governance

Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile

UNQUOTE.

 

Need we say more? # # #



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Comments (4)
1 Sunday, 10 July 2011 07:37
mabuhay
As Posted in the Facebook by Bobby M. Reyes

Perhaps Manay Loida Lewis should revive a proposal that I sent in June 2000 to her & the other NaFFAA nat'l exec officers (NEOs) about a Fil-Am Million-Man March in Washington, DC, for July 2001 & @ the same time commemorate the centennial of Wm. Howard Taft's civil governorship in PI.

Doing a Million-Man March at the Mall in DC will raise eyebrows in the US of the emerging Fil-Am voting population.
2 Sunday, 10 July 2011 07:55
mabuhay
As Posted in Facebook by Bobby M. Reyes

I said also in my proposal sent to NaFFAA NEOs that we could celebrate in 2001 the centennial of the Thomasite teachers' arrival in Manila (1901), the fielding of Pensionado students (1903) & the centennial of Wm. H. Taft's presidency (1909) as reasons for the Fil-Am Million-March.

Pls see this art. http://www.mabuhayradio.co​m/history/more-than-a-cent​ury-of-filipino-writing-in​-english FYI.
3 Sunday, 10 July 2011 19:16
mabuhay
Martin Celemin 7:57pm Jul 10 (As Posted in the Facebook):

Hi Sir (Lolo) Bobby:


O Komusta na aking kaibigan. Naway maayos lang ang buhay.
May I make a sincere request. For quite sometime now, you have exposed the irregularities of NaFFAA former officials. I have no problem with that. However, please refrain from using the acronym NaFFAA to comment on individuals who might have been past NaFFAA officials who you think made some mistakes.

We have now a new NaFFAA headed by our very good friend Ed Navarra and Treasurer Bart Tubilinal. they have so far showed sterling and effective leadership Both of these men are abiding by your so-called "ATIC". So, please when you criticize individuals who were former NaFFAA officials, criticise them but not use "NAFFAA" in the same sentence . The new NaFFAA is good for all Filipinio Americans and we should support, protect and defenda it.

Maraming salamat Sir Bobby,
Sir Martin
4 Tuesday, 12 July 2011 20:52
LET US DEAL WITH ISSUES RATHER THAN PERSONALITIES.
WE NEED TO BE UNITED TO DEFEND OUR COUNTRY.
WHEN WILL THAT BE? WE WILL JUST STARTING AND
WE ARE ALREADY CRITICIZING OURSELVES.
GOD HAVE MERCY ON OUR PEOPLE.

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