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Unreliable ally FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 08/31/2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Unreliable ally

Ninez Cacho-Olivares
From a global point of view, Noynoy Aquino and his government, due to their gross mishandling of the hostage crisis that left eight Hong Kong tourists dead, might now be seen by foreign government-allies as incompetent, and therefore, an unreliable ally in the continuing war against terrorism, where unfortunately, the Philippines has been made the front stage in this part of the terrorism war.

No matter the push from the Noynoy Communications Group secretaries in laying the blame on the previous Arroyo administration whom they alleged had not spent the funds for training and equipment of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams and special police forces, while saying that they have only been in office less than two months when this hostage crisis erupted, the fact is that it was very evident that Noynoy and his officials blew their chance in proving their leadership abilities and competence in handling such crisis situations.

The fact of the matter is that the Philippines has a president who does not want to accept responsibility and acknowledge accountability, and has moreover this penchant on laying the blame on everything else except himself and officials he has appointed.

Even as he and his executives lay the blame on the previous administration for the botched police rescue operations, how then do they explain the fact that this is the same police force that had the equipment and the training, but ran around like headless chickens now that the government has changed hands?... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/commentary/20100831com2.html


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