Republic of the PhiliPPines TTOUSUOF REPRESENTATT\TES Quezon CitY FIFTEENTH CONGRESS First Regular Session

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INTRoDUCEDBYAI{AKPAuilsPARTY.LISTREPRESENTATIVE RAFAEL V. MARIANO

AND SOLIDARITY TO THE PEOPLE A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING SUPPORT AND DETERMINATION TO OF BGYPT AI{D APPLAUDING THEIR BRA\IERY FIGHTTHESo-YEARAUTHoRITARIANRuLEoFHoSNIMUBARAKAND ESTABLISHAGENUINEDEMocRATIcGoVERNMENT

WHEREAS, the people of Egrpt have been under PresidentHosniMubarakforthepast30years;

the authoritarian rule of its

rallies have spread across Eg4pt WIIEREAS, last January 25,2OI1, massive 'Oay oi Rage'demonstration in Cairo that was called to protest starting with the poverty, unemployment, police brutality against the widespread and lingering rule; and government cormption under Mubarak's other key cities like Alexandria WHEREAS, protests have escalated and reached' Hundreds have been arrested but and suez as well as countryside towns. their demand for Mubarak's ouster is tir"v *itt ,roi gr"" tJ protesters ""tif ".ia met; the raged Egrptian people and wrrEREAS, bloody clashes took place between forces used tear gas, water police that left *"o,"* dead and injured. Gov.ernT:"t th" Mubarak government censored calrnons and batons to disper"" p"ot""t"'"' and mobile phone service all forms of media and clamped down internet providers in the country; protests and -several forced Mubarak to WHEREAS, the intensified political situation members of the President' appoint a new Prime Minister and vice formation of a new government but cabinet also resigned to give way ior the more Mubarak insists on clinging Mubarak himself has not stepped down. The protests to ngrptians go out of the streets to join the to power, more *J*ot" call for his ouster;

wllEREAs,thishappeninginEryptisaturningpointinthecountry,shistory. Ji*i;v of popular dissatisfaction tt" i*g*i The wave of protests ,epreserrt"d against Mubarak since L977; WHEREAS,highunemplo5rment,risingfoodprices,political.'"p1T:]onand ttt" p"opi""'uprising against the conditions becam" ".tJy*t"fot poor living rule; United States-supported Mubarak Republic of Egrlpt that is the fourth president of the Arab WHEREAS, Mubarak .""nmed p-residency after the 8O millionli" a populatio;;f J; has *itittry man turned *." a'fo*"t il;;;uk assassination or Arr*r, ur-sra"t. autocratic leader; in Erypt was triggered by the recent *HEREA', the pro-democracy-protests frie of zitt" Bt-Rbidine Ben Ali; in Tuni"# u""i .ppGd ;;; ;-year uprising kague of Peoples',Struggle (ILPS)' according to the International trIIIEREAS, shifted their focus ,,the mass uprisings sweeping serr"rul Arab countries have fromTunisiatoEsrpt,acountfy*""t'biggerin-termsoflandsize,population uS-Zionist combine on the one valu! in the and strategic "onni"iu"i*""tiTne on the other hand and in the us n ^i o""o": hand and the prr""iirriur, *a teirorism' wa'rs of aggression' occupation global war ot.terror unleashing state andtherendluonofUSfoestottretorturechambersofEgrpt"; WHEREAS,accordingtoNewPatrioticAlliance(Bayan)Pgrptisconsideredby been r"t-"";ttl-ryO.Olt bast' It has often the United sta;;;-l;*t"ulirr"g the US line on nArab ir?; of the U'S' I\^ubarak has toed described as the closest Egrpt is alsoimportant til Israeli.";'"n1fr:1t4"-Une' key issue* "I*l"*i" extremists" in the region; "*"ti;; -;;"ilJ for the us policy of containi"g l[lllEREAs,itisonlyjusttoexpresssupportandsolidaritytothepeopleof the oppressive and exploitative for risinf"p *ia striving lo o,r"rttoro* Erypt * g"rr.rite democratic government; Mubarak ,"*i;"Tr;," ""i"uri'"h Now'THEREFoRE'BEITRESoL\IEDAsITIsHEREBYRESoLVED,that theHouseofRepresentativesexpresslupporjandsolidaritytotlrepeopleof deteimination to fight the 3o-year Erypt ana applr.:ud their Ur"rr"r1i*J anJe"taulish a genuine democratic authoritarian rule of Hosni MtiJJ government. Adopted,

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