FWSG event highlights ISA, pays tribute to Ka Wilson

Bayan Canada member organization in Montreal, the Filipino Workers Support Group (FWSG) held a successful event on Sunday, July 5, 2009. This year, the annual FWSG pic-nic at Mckenzie Park highlighted the group’s participation in the May, 2009 International Solidarity Affair (ISA) of the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) in the Philippines. Organizers also talked about the exemplary life of Ka Wilson, the former secretary general of the KMU who recently passed away (please see the following link to read Canada’s statement:  PSNC – Message on the death of ka Wilson).  The organizers collected donations to help Ka Wilson’s family and the KMU with the cost related to his burial and memorial services.

FWSG picnic

FWSG guest, Robin Alexander, International Affairs Director of the United Electrical Workers of America also said a few words and shared her experience as a participant in the ISA.  This year, FWSG organized to send Novie Sambat as their official representative to the ISA last May.

Robin Alexander

Everyone was in high spirits and committed to advancing the organizing work of FWSG.  New members signed on while current members promised to bring in new contacts.

Bayan banner picnicFWSG DG

2 thoughts on “FWSG event highlights ISA, pays tribute to Ka Wilson

  1. Maraming salamat sa inyong pagpupugay at pag-alala sa makabuluhang ambag ni Ka Wilson sa Kilusang Paggawa at sa pambansang demokratikong kilusan sa kabuuan.

    Sulong! Tuloy ang laban nila Ka Bel at Ka Wilson!

    Mabuhay ang BAYAN-CANADA!

    Kasamang LUbay


    attn. Ricky E., and/or Malcolm

    Hi, Kumusta sa lahat!

    Favor plsease!

    Pwedeng makahingi ng officially received Ka Bel’s intervention sa House of Commons when he et. al visited there last two years ago? pati na rin ang journal or sub-cmmittee report on Rep. CB’s manifestation before the Sub-committee on Human Rights. Please lang po… it will be used as part of our documentation for the upcoming ILO top-level mission here in the Phil. to investigate EJK cases filed by KMU.

    Sori sa abala pero kailangan po eh… Mainit na pangungumsuta sa lahat!

    ako pa rin

  2. AY, correction po… FWSG pala… sori…

    Sarap ng picnic… sama kami diyan!

    Good camaraderie, indeed!

    Sorry sa pagka-informal ng messages/comment ko, but its’s real…!

    Visist us again here plus FWSG more members TO JOIN!


    LU Roque
    Chief of Staff, Rerp. Joel Maglunsod
    formerly, COS of
    REp. Crispin Beltran

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