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Luzon: I have deep respect for North Korea's efforts to abolish US Imperialism. People may think their effort is futile, but do remember that the strongest weapon people have is their belief and faith. Remember that Lapu-lapu defeated Magellan's troops, who were equipped with armors and guns, with mere swords and wooden shields.

We have been on opposite sides of the war, but that was because the Philippine president who controlled over us back then had strong alliance with the US. Truth be told, the communist movement in the Philippines was also strong back then, due to political tension. The armed movement was strongest in rural areas, particularly in Luzon and southern Mindanao; while the seat for activism was situated in Manila. Basically, the progressive mass in the Philippines were also fighting for what Koreans were fighting for, freedom from the evil of US Imperialism, feudalism and neo-colonialism.

As much I I want the Philippines to remain neutral about this war, it's highly unlikely. Our country is geographically in perfect location for US bases. In fact, there are already US bases proposed to be set-up here, AGAIN. The past few months, we've also witnessed more and more US military activity in our territory, much are unknown to the general public. These military activities are done because of the Visiting Forces Agreement between the US and Philippine government. Now seriously, if ANYONE uses the VFA to ship USPH, I will slap you, and ask Jose Rizal and Andres Bonifacio to haunt your dreams. The VFA is nothing but a one-sided military "partnership". It has nothing good for our country and is an insult to our national sovereignty. Remember the Tubataha incident where a US ship got stranded while threading the shallow waters of the Sulu sea? Well, that ship damage kilometers wide of coral reefs which were home to a lot of marine life that locals depend on for a living. And because of the VFA, the US has an excuse to get away with it since it states that the Philippine territory is free to be used for military exercises. And how much more one-sided can this agreement be? The Sabah incident, where Filipino people have been fighting with their lives to claim the lands of Sabah (I still love you Malaysia, we'll still try settling this peacefully. I'm just trying to prove my point.^^;) and yet the US showed no support and even condemned the actions of the Royal army.

Now as one of the representatives of the Philippines, which, as you all know, have a LOT of Filipino workers everywhere, I AM concerned for the well-being of my people. Which is why I am thankful that North Korea issued a request to have all foreigners in SK leave the country in case war breaks out. This clearly shows that what NK is doing is not an act of terrorism, it's just a war against Imperialism and to retain their freedom from it.



CJ: I'm supposed to be retiiiiiiired from activism.
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BTW, does anyone here speak Bisaya, Cebuano or any language spoken in the Visayas region and can help me with translating a few phrases over the weekend? Just note me, thanks~
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AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Student Filmographer
XD
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mirisu92 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student Filmographer
Read "Our Mendicant Foreign Policy" by former Sen Claro M. Recto. He basically was saying the same thing of us in the 1950s. (you can google it.)

To think little's changed since … :la:
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Fantastalia Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
I am not really supporting communists, but i think the US is the real provocator here. Just look at it. North Korea blows up one nuke, and the world went instantly mad. The US blows up thousand of nukes!
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JCpilipinas Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student General Artist
CJ: Wait, I don't think it has even been confirmed that NK had any nuclear weapons. As far as I know, the US is just saying that NK is threatening to bomb the whole world to justify their military presence over the area and their wage of war.
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mirisu92 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
Unfortunately, if you mention any of this publicly, you'll be branded a "dirty Communist", "Chinese puppet", "traitor to national sovereignty" or something along those lines. I see such comments all over the Internet already.
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JCpilipinas Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student General Artist
CJ: Hehe.

I get that a lot~..
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Also, most progressive party lists are being harassed by COMELEC and bullied into getting disqualified.
:U
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mirisu92 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
Well, recently the Supreme Court seems inclined to disagree with Comelec a lot - upholding disqualified candidates who actually had good reason to be disqualified, for example. o_O

I wonder though how they'd react to this.
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dinosaurusgede Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Oh God Philippines... don't let USA use you for this conflict..
USA has used Indonesia for invading Timor and we regret everything and has to pay the price of our ignorance..
Timor lost hundreds of lives just because Australia and Indonesia believes in USA's "commies are evil" propaganda.
We have bloodied our hand and lost our dear brothers and sisters of Timor because we listen to USA talking.
No matter how many apologize we offered they won't bring back the Timorese killed.
It's sad and hurtful..

and now USA stabs our back by calling Muslims as savages and terrorists...
Why did we listen to USA in the first place... :iconfacepalmplz:
I hope Philippines won't be used by USA to repeat the same mistake Indonesia did. The guilty are heavy and the casualties...
Oh God... USA please stop it...

I really hope USA would open a peaceful negotiation to communist countries. Though I don't think USA want to resolve this peacefully, after all USA declared that this century will be USA's "Pacific Century". So much for wanting to monopolize the whole Pacific, including Pacific Asians which include communist countries like China, North Korea, Russia, etc.
I shall pray that Philippines will come out victorious and may war will never happen in the Pacific...
May ASEAN won't get dragged into all of these conflicts.

Will USA government stop his war-mongering?
After all the Cold war, Vietnam War, Korean War, Timor invasion, Iraq invasion... it's never enough for USA government.
We're begging you good American citizens, please stop this war-mongering habit of your government..
USPH just rubs me the wrong way after the Tubataha incident and Clark military base incident. :icondoublefacepalmplz:
I know the USPH fans were mostly kids and young teenagers but pleaaaaseeee, have some political awareness of the current situation.

Sorry CJ, you can never quit being an activist :iconbigheplz: it's in your blood.
Hey, who knows you can be the next Jose Rizal and Bonifacio, bringing awareness from your drawing and such :D
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JCpilipinas Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student General Artist
CJ: Well, uh....I think the US is beginning to see the fall of their country from their superpower status. And to at least lengthen their era more, they try to leech out from the Asia-Pacific area which, I think, gives an image of a promising growth in economic power.

And uhh....I'm an insult to the names of Jose Rizal and Andres Bonifacio.
e3e
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sampaguitaxmaganda Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
USA tricked Indonesia too?! I.. I can't believe it.

I'm sorry that Indonesia got used by America..

USPH... I have a friend who loves USPH and plays a role as Manila (I played a role as Tokyo) and she just love this USPH 'Marry Me' Fanfiction

I felt like I'm the only roleplayer in the group who doesn't ship USPH

Plus, I agree with the next "Rizal" and "Bonifacio" Thing. But don't forget Juan Luna~
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Kaigaazuko Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Bruneian Bisaya I know a bit. But Filipino Bisaya I don't know.
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JCpilipinas Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student General Artist
CJ: I think there's just little difference between the two...o3o

Well, thanks anyway but I got a few peeps to help anyway~...
^^
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chibibeanie Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
In defense of the States, only the government wants anything to do with any of this, and most people think we're governed by idiots. And we are. And our media is just...no. Watch like, five minutes of FOX news and... just, no.
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JCpilipinas Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student General Artist
CJ: Well, I was watching CNN earlier and I got a headache so I just went out and ate leche flan.
:U
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chibibeanie Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I want some!

And look up Sauturday night live, it'll make you feel better! at least it makes me feel better... [link]
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Choclate-Dreams Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student General Artist
are these signs for world war three? =_=
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JCpilipinas Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student General Artist
CJ: Hmmmmm....maybe? e_o
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raniellkraken Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
HAHAHAHAHA! No one can retire from activism. It's like joining the mafia. Once you get in, you can't escape from it :iconbigheplz:

I'll say it again as I did in my previous comments. The VFA will do nothing but to enrage anti-imperialist nations such as China, North Korea and probably even Russia (the most secretive and cunning nation, in my opinion). And really, what's the point of VFA and Balikatan Exercises? Even if those American soldiers 'shared' their military experience and knowledge to their Filipino counterparts, does that necessarily mean our military force is improving? We don't have the advantages of S. Korea and Japan on having the latest equipment, our Navy is just...sad, and don't even get me started in our air force XD

And yes, VFA is like a mud in our faces. While other southeast Asian nations like Indonesia and Thailand are gearing up their military power independently as possible (but some of their equipment are bought from US and other countries) ours is like: "Oh Alfred, help us. We're being bullied by China again. We can't survive without your heroics. We can't stand alone and fight for our sovereignty. Oh you said your ship 'accidentally' rammed aground our UNESCO world heritage reef? oh that's okay. At least you're here". And this is just plain sad.

America's lingering presence wouldn't make us a neutral nation. Even if we don't want to join the fight, we're already caught in the tension. Of course being a member of the United Nations would mean we must help the South korean forces in case the need arises, but I think I can accept more the possibility of being inevitably thrown into war because of our responsibility and duty to UN than being a puppy and puppet to the US.
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JCpilipinas Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student General Artist
CJ:
"Oh Alfred, help us. We're being bullied by China again. We can't survive without your heroics. We can't stand alone and fight for our sovereignty. Oh you said your ship 'accidentally' rammed aground our UNESCO world heritage reef? oh that's okay. At least you're here"

I'm sorry but this sounds like 80% of the USPh fanfics I've read.
:iconyaomingfaceplz:

And yes, everything you just said. Yes~.
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raniellkraken Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Oh it's okay, I've been writing USPh fanfics for a long time now >:D

Hahaha, kidding! I'd rather campaign for Kris Aquino as senator than write one XD no offense for USPh fans out there though. I'm more of a PH-Brunei/Mexico/South Korea/Romano fan :3
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raniellkraken Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
oh I forgot to tell you I can help with some Bisayan translation :) If you need help. just tell me what to translate :)
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EternalEmpress Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I am very worried of this threat of war between the two Koreas, as well as USA's declaration of support for S. Korea. I am certain that if the attack goes on, the debris of that missile launch or any weapon of both sides would affect the forests, lands, marine life as well as the Koreans and other neighboring countries (including Philippines). And with these military bases and the bond of Philippines and USA that enables USA to drag us into his wars and battles will surely include us into this upcoming war. Whatever happens, I hope that the UN will intervene for peace. (I don't know what USA is doing but isn't it better to negotiate peacefully? IMO, the USA and S. Korea has underestimated the threat and now that N. Korea is preparing for the wide-scale attack, S. Korea and USA are preparing their naval fleets and defenses, which is a shame because they had the time to negotiate with N. Korea. Furthermore, I really haven't heard any news about UN regarding this upcoming Asian war, which is also a shame. Nonetheless, if USA tries to convince us to share and join forces with the Philippine Army, I will FLIP OUT.)
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JCpilipinas Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student General Artist
CJ: Well, I'm pretty sure UN also wants to abolish communism. And also, US would not tolerate any existing communist country. They have been provoking both NK and China into war by strengthening their military presence in the Asia-Pacific area (by placing military bases in Japan, Philippines, New Zealand, Australia, etc). Basically, what I'm saying is that US never opened a chance for peaceful negotiation with the communist country.
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EternalEmpress Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I really have no idea why USA is a little paranoid of communism. I understand what had happened in the Cold War and the traces of tension that were born from it and still lingers today. I really hope USA would open a peaceful negotiation to communist countries because it will not affect any other country. Even if communism influence will scatter, some nations cannot afford a communist-type government and shall stick to whatever type of government they have. (Like Philippines because Filipinos cannot afford to be cooped up and democracy is our government, our freedom)

I have a theory that USA is paranoid of Communist countries because he cannot obtain any information that would allow USA to regulate the communist countries activities and such.
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wishfulthinker014 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
BLESS THIS POST.
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JCpilipinas Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Luzon: I don't know what I did, but thank you~...
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misschocoholic Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hm... This is a really touchy subject...

I hope there will be no war between N.Korea and S. Korea. Because eventually neighbouring countries right China and Japan will be dragged in, and it's only cause more problem. Also Philippines will be the first to get dragged in and then the rest of ASEAN and then Australia...

Domino effect sure is scary

I don't know that much about North Korea but I do know that they want to live in peace without anyone (coughAmericacough) interfering with their business
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JCpilipinas Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student General Artist
CJ: Well, actually...the main goal of communism is to build a world where there is no class. So yeah, eventually it would fall into a world war.
o3o

And uhh...let's see.....Japan has already been ordered to shoot down any missile in their range; I'm pretty sure China is on side with NK; ASEAN would be split into the neutrals, the pro-communists, and the US side; and Australia and NZ are forever with the US because of their treaty.

There can be no peace without war, and if it's a war to end all wars, then I'm good with it.
=3=
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misschocoholic Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
My lecturer said the idea of communism is good but the way the Soviet doing it is not right, that's why it failed (She said they cannot have jeans during those time)

In my opinion, Indonesia will be either neutral or pro-communist. Of course, people is still paranoid with communist but we most likely side Russia. So I guess we're in N. Korea's side?

I just hope there will be no war in Pacific area...
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JCpilipinas Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student General Artist
CJ: Well, I'm not sure about the jeans part, I think it's just something capitalists says to attack the communist movement.

Like, people criticize activists for being anti-capitalist yet wearing Chuck Taylor shoes...well, we believe that the shoes, or any other product for that matter, are not the given to us by capitalism but by the labor of the work force.

And I'm pretty sure PH government would side with the US on this one. But in response, there would be a more active rebellion from the CPP-NPA-NDF movement.
o3o
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marimariakutsu Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nations represent the people's spirit - never its laws or goverment parties! Which is all the more the reason not to create an excuse for a lame sappy romancey USPH ship 'cause its not what ALL of Phili's peps want yo!

My Country, Right or Wrong: They [Nations] aren't bound to a particular government, leader or ideology as they represent their people as a whole. Which includes their ideas/cultures/beliefs/what-have-you in general. Plus, autocratic governments can hardly be considered representative of their people in the same way as democratic ones, so it makes sense for their countries to hold different opinions to their rulers - and also to be unable to stop them... Source: [link]

Hey Luz, you may have started as a political entity as the largest island in the Philippine archipelego but now you represent the people of Luzon, a part of the Filipinos in general.




Forgive me, CJ and rest if I created some tension, discomfort, nausea, headaches, etc. because of my part ^^;
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JCpilipinas Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Luzon: Well, to be honest it's more like I'm a representative of UP Diliman students so I'm sorry..^^;

I'd blame CJ for that.
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marimariakutsu Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Noted~!
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