There has been no change in U.S. policy on Cuba

IN opening the conference of Cubans Resident Abroad against the Blockade and in Defense of National Sovereignty this Wednesday, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parilla, noted that “we all share the pride of being the sons and daughters of rebel Cuba, marked since the birth of the nation by the dilemma of annexation and independence.”

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New Year’s Greetings!

The Board and members of the Philippines-Cuba Friendship Association or Amistad and its Free the Cuban 5 Committee send you best wishes for New Year 2010.

We thank you most sincerely for the cooperation, support and solidarity you extended to our activities/campaign in the year 2009.

We believe that in 2010 you will extend the same if not stronger solidarity, cooperation and support to the worldwide campaign for the freedom the Cuban 5, ending of the criminal U.S. blockade, and against all the other US imperialist acts of intervention and aggression directed at the Cuban people  for over 5 decades now, to destroy the gains of the Cuban Revolution.

Together let us continue to build and strengthen the friendship and solidarity between the Cuban and Filipino peoples in our common struggle for the liberation of our peoples from the US imperialist intervention and aggression.

Detailed Result of Voting to End Economic Embargo Against Cuba

Vote on Necessity of Ending the Embargo against Cuba

The draft resolution on the necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo
imposed by the United States of America against Cuba (document A/64/L.4) was adopted by a
recorded vote of 187 in favour to 3 against, with 2 abstentions, as follows:

In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina,
Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus,
Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei
Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde,
Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica,
Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador,
Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon,
Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau,
Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica,
Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic
Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg,
Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco,
Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands,
New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea,
Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova,
Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and
the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia,
Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa,
Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand,
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago,
Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom,
United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia,
Zimbabwe.

Against:  Israel, Palau, United States.

Abstain:  Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of).

Absent:  None.

UN General Assembly urges end to US embargo on Cuba

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Solidarity Messages on the Cuban Five

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MESSAGE OF SOLIDARITY ON THE CUBAN FIVE cpacuban5

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Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada: The Cuban Five

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THIRD NATIONAL MEETING OF PHILIPPINE ORGANIZATIONS OF FRIENDSHIP WITH CUBA

THIRD NATIONAL MEETING OF

PHILIPPINE ORGANIZATIONS OF FRIENDSHIP WITH CUBA

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The Third National Meeting of Philippine Organizations of Friendship with Cuba was held at the Cuban Embassy in Makati City, Metropolitan Manila, on August 13, 2009. The meeting was held on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution and the 83rd Birthday of the Cuban Leader Fidel Castro Ruz.

The participants to this meeting were representatives of the Philippine-Cuban Friendship Association (AMISTAD), the Philippine-Cuban Friendship Society (PCFS), and the Philippines-Cuba Cultural and Friendship Association (PHILCUBA).

The meeting was held to give an update on the main issues presently concerning Cuba, and to exchange experiences among the friendship organizations regarding their activities in solidarity with Cuba. The welcome and opening remarks were given by Cuban Ambassador Jorge Rey Jimenez, who presented a concise briefing on the current economic and political situation in Cuba. An open forum ensued on many topics regarding Cuba.

There was an exchange of information and experiences among the 3 friendship organizations, with their representatives giving updates on the activities they have undertaken in solidarity with Cuba. The different friendship organizations also had particular Committees campaigning for the freedom of the 5 Cuban anti-terrorist heroes who are incarcerated in US jails, and updates on the activities of these Committees were also given.

To serve as a collective guide for coordinative or even united activities, a Plan of Action was drawn up for the strengthening of Philippine solidarity with Cuba. An Action Plan in support of the World Campaign for the Freedom of the Cuban-5 (September-December 2009) was also approved.

The participants also pledged to exert every effort to send representatives to the 5th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference of Solidarity with Cuba, which will be held in Vientiane, Lao People’s Democratic  Republic,  from March 19 to 20, 2010.

Finally, the participants also sent a message of felicitation to Cuban leader Fidel Castro Ruz on his 83rd birthday.

THIRD NATIONAL MEETING OF

PHILIPPINE ORGANIZATIONS OF FRIENDSHIP WITH CUBA

Metropolitan Manila, Philippines

August 13, 2009

MESSAGE OF FELICITATION TO CUBAN LEADER

FIDEL CASTRO RUZ ON HIS 83RD BIRTHDAY

Esteemed Companero :

On today’s occasion of your 83rd birthday, we send you, from halfway around the world, warmest felicitations and sincere wishes of good health and a longer and more productive life.

We salute you for continuing as the guiding light of the Cuban Revolution which staunchly defends socialism and international anti-imperialist solidarity.

We wish you to remain as a strong voice representing the aspirations for peace, freedom and socio-economic progress of all developing countries, and of all the working peoples of the world.

On this your 83rd birthday, we pledge to you our greater efforts for the forging of closer Philippine-Cuban friendship, for the propagation of stronger Philippine solidarity with Cuba, and for bringing closer the liberation of the Cuban-5.

MS. NORMA G. BIÑAS

Secretary-General

Philippine-Cuba Friendship Association (AMISTAD)

3/F, Erythrina Bldg., 1 Maaralin cor. Matatag Sts., Diliman, Quezon City

DR. FRANCISCO NEMENZO

President

Philippines-Cuba Cultural and Friendship Association (PHILCUBA)

51 Mabini St., Area 1, UP Campus, Diliman, Quezon City

MS.  SALVACION  CORPUZ

President

Philippine-Cuban Friendship Society (PCFS)

11 Cardinal St., Novaliches, Quezon City