On Thursday, July 30, Philippine Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (GMA) will finally meet U.S. Pres. Barak Obama for the first time. Unfortunately, GMA has been plagued with criticisms for human rights abuses, extra-judicial killings, corruption, and her pursuit of a charter change (CHA-CHA) to prolong her presidency has dipped her popularity rating down to 26%, a record low to any Filipino president.
I confirmed an invitation to attend a protest organized by the Filipino-American group at the White House while their meeting is going on. Whether I make it to DC or not, the protest will call Pres. Obama to not support GMA's leadership and make sure he stays true to the words he gave during his inaugural speech, "To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit, and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history"
The Washington Times has an interesting editorial on GMA's visit to the White House which supports the problem with their meeting. Click here.
(Image from The Washington Times)