In Sydney, a delegation from Migrante Australia (NSW) presented a statement to Consul Melanie Diano at the Philippine Consulate Sydney. The statement iterates that the real heroes are those who fought against the Marcos dictatorship and those continuing to fight Marcos’ legacy of corruption, foreign debt, the US military presence; the overseas Filipino workers whose blood, sweat and tears (their remittances) fuel the Philippine economy; and those who are tirelessy working for peace, giving peace a chance. The statement also called for President Duterte to be a genuine instrument for peace in the Philippines.

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