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    #61
    It's a conspiracy dude... your president has too much left wingers in his cabinet like his mother.

    P-Noy advised: Be wary of coup rumors | The Manila Bulletin Newspaper Online

    P-Noy advised: Be wary of coup rumors
    By CHARISSA M. LUCIOctober 23, 2011, 10:16pm

    MANILA, Philippines — Several lawmakers Sunday said the Aquino government should be wary of rumors of a coup plot triggered by the supposed demoralization spreading in the military following the recent killing of soldiers by the Moro rebels in Mindanao.

    San Juan City Rep. Joseph Victor JV” Ejercito said President Benigno S. Aquino III should not shrug off the rumor and address the purported demoralization sweeping the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

    Ejercito also said the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) “cowardly hid under the cloak of peace talks,” in launching attacks against the military in Mindanao.

    He said the plot should be looked into since the United States government is reportedly more “comfortable” with Vice President Jejomar Binay than with President Aquino.

    Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello said Washington “would never dream of overthrowing P-Noy,” but advised the President to be on guard following the Basilan incident.

    The President has “to show that he is in command of the AFP and make sure that the peace process would not be sabotaged,” Bello said.

    Gabriela Rep. Luzviminda Ilagan disagreed with Bello, and said “the scenario that the US will meddle again in Philippine affairs is a possibility and to support P-Noy’s overthrow is a direct meddling.”

    “Whether Binay is more acceptable to US or not, President Aquino should address demoralization issue without sacrificing the peace process,” Ilagan said.



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    #62
    Eto na... damned if you do, damned if you don't...

    Calls to end bombings rise as 30,000 flee homes
    By TJ Burgonio
    Philippine Daily Inquirer
    1:18 am | Friday, October 28th, 2011
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    Calls for a halt to military bombings grew more strident Thursday as close to 30,000 residents reportedly fled their homes in Zamboanga Sibugay and Basilan provinces.
    Mary Ann Arnado of the Mindanao People’s Caucus which organized Bantay Ceasefire, urged an immediate end to air strikes on Payao and adjoining towns in Sibugay.
    “What is that all-out justice? How come there are ground strikes and bombardment? There are now more than 12,000 people displaced in three municipalities who have nothing to do with the lawless elements,” Arnado said in a phone interview from Zamboanga City.
    Arnado, who hours earlier visited Payao and Alicia towns, said the “all-out justice” campaign against the lawless elements could not be served “by committing another injustice to innocent civilians who are now displaced as a collateral damage.”
    In a statement Thursday, US Ambassador to the Philippines Harry Thomas Jr. said, “We fully support the ongoing peace process and hope the parties can avoid violence and continue to work toward an agreement that will provide for a peaceful and prosperous future.”
    In a similar statement, Australian Ambassador Rod Smith welcomed the affirmation by both the government and the MILF to the peace process. At the same time, he expressed Canberra’s “deep concern about the recent violence in Mindanao.”
    As of Wednesday, some 19,066 residents had moved out of their homes in Zamboanga Sibugay, while the number of evacuees in Basilan rose to 9,481, according to social welfare officials in Region 9.
    Run for peace
    In Manila, activist priest Fr. Robert Reyes, Imam Abdulbashet Marangit and Jolly Lais of the Bangsamoro Solidarity Movement aired the same call for a halt to the bombings and a return to the negotiating table.
    The three, joined by Muslim youth clad in white shirts with the message “Peace is my only option,” ran for peace from Quezon Memorial Circle to Scouts Jamboree Monument on Tomas Morato Avenue in Quezon City, where they said prayers.
    Reyes said the government should realize that “exterminating the enemy” was not the solution to the fresh hostilities in Mindanao triggered by ambushes of soldiers in Basilan.
    Lais observed: “It’s very painful to see that civilians are suffering from the bombardment. It’s ironic that communities that have disowned the lawless elements they’re running after are suffering. What’s happening on the ground is inconsistent with the government’s all-out justice because there are many victims.”
    Imam Marangit of Manila Grand Mosque in Quiapo said: “Christians or Muslims, we’re all united in our search for peace in Mindanao. The military is running after criminal groups, and there’s no need to use bombs. Pity the civilians, Christians or Muslims. Let’s stop the bombings and continue the peace talks.”
    Negotiations urged
    The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Wednesday pressed the military to halt its bombings, warning that people had been deprived of their right to lead normal lives.
    “These particular acts of the military resulted in violations of economic and social rights of the people,” the CHR said in a statement.
    It warned that an “all-out war” would only result in mass human rights violations, more internally displaced communities and a perpetuation of the generational cycle of violence in Mindanao.
    “In particular, the CHR strongly condemns the atrocities of the rogue elements under international humanitarian law,” it said, referring to the 19 soldiers killed last week. Six of the soldiers were captured, executed and their bodies mutilated, it said.
    The CHR called on the government and the MILF to “come to the negotiation table in good faith and with genuine peace as the utmost objective” and commit that “no similar incident will ever happen again in the future.”
    Human trafficking
    The Pasay City-based Blas F. Ople Policy Center on Thursday appealed to the government to provide emergency employment and livelihood assistance to the displaced families.
    Former Labor Undersecretary Susan Ople, president of the center, said in a statement that the escalation of hostilities would lead to an even higher incidence of human trafficking in the region. With reports from Jerome Aning and Jerry E. Esplanada
    From: Calls to end bombings rise as 30,000 flee homes | Inquirer News

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    #63
    ^ tang'nang mga human rights yan. naglabasan na sila!

    noong pinatay yung 19 na sundalo, asan ang boses nila?
    asan yung human rights ng sundalo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chua_riwap View Post
    ^ tang'nang mga human rights yan. naglabasan na sila!

    noong pinatay yung 19 na sundalo, asan ang boses nila?
    asan yung human rights ng sundalo?
    Uh... read the article:

    In particular, the CHR strongly condemns the atrocities of the rogue elements under international humanitarian law, it said, referring to the 19 soldiers killed last week. Six of the soldiers were captured, executed and their bodies mutilated, it said.

    Ang pagbalik ng comeback...

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    #65
    Hehe ang hirap maging presidente....

    Kaya talaga dapat mangurakot para sulit eh...

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    #66
    ^ Pasaway. There are no winners in war kasi talaga, but it is necessary sometimes. Hindi yan naiintindihan ng mga taga-CHR kasi manhin ata sila sa katotohanan. Katotohanan na dahas lang gagalangin ng mga MILF, ASG na yan since hindi nga sila naniniwala sa gobyerno natin.

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    #67
    Nah I won't. First and foremost, a war won't solve anything and they'll just lose their lives there. The government should be more aggressive to the MILF, for me.

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    BEST SOLDIERS:

    Israelis, Nepalese Gurkhas, Americans

    WORST SOLDIERS:

    Arabs, (Iraqis, Egyptians etc.) Sub-Saharan Africans, Filipinos.

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    [SIZE=3]I propose, for our safety and sanity, that everyone now agitating for immediate all-out war be equipped with the latest gadgetry and weapons, and airdropped into Al-Barka so they can live out their deepest fantasies in the mud and coconut trees of Al-Barka. The mediamen can bring all their alalays and their makeup kits if they wish. After all, we all want to look good doing our stand-ups, don't we? Oh and they can bring their writers too, since many of them can't write sensibly even if their lives depended on it. Don't bother to bring your expensive cellphones and blackberries; walang signal dun. Don't bring your IPads, especially if you intend to stay for several days; walang kuryente dun para mag charge. ang angry birds dun, ibang klaseng bomba ang iniitsa. Bring sunblock, bring bug spray. Bring hairspray na rin.

    And if you still have room in your pack, try to bring lots of good sense, though, and bring an open mind. No matter how gory and bloody and terrifying it looks in the movies, Hollywood will never ever get it. You can never smell real fear in a moviehouse.

    Oh before I forget, let Erap take the lead too. In fact, he is welcome to dress up again in his army uniform so he can prance around the hills of Al-Barka while the rebels nip at his heels and show him what it really means to be a tough guy.[/SIZE]
    MEDIA GOES TO WAR | Facebook

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    #70
    Quote Originally Posted by andywesteast View Post
    BEST SOLDIERS:

    Israelis, Nepalese Gurkhas, Americans

    WORST SOLDIERS:

    Arabs, (Iraqis, Egyptians etc.) Sub-Saharan Africans, Filipinos.
    Bull.

    The Marines and Rangers are a whole lot better than the regulars. I've been with the Marines, and those guys are tough mofos.

    And don't mistake the lack of sophisticated arms and tactics amongst the Africans as a lack of the will to fight...

    Egyptian and Iraqi army, though?

    Ang pagbalik ng comeback...

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