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Of threats and assassinations FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 11/06/2010

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Of threats and assassinations

FRONTLINE
Ninez Cacho-Olivares
11/06/2010
Irked by at least six foreign government’s travel advisory against the Philippines, Noynoy slammed these warnings, saying that these foreign governments had not bothered to inform the Philippine government about such threats and that the intelligence reports he gets from his security officials say there are no serious threats, and that all reports are raw and unverified.

In almost the same breath, however, Noynoy bared that there are assassination plots against two foreign ambassadors, along with several security officers, all of whom, however, remained unnamed. He said this is based on reports he had received.

The reason he gave for refusing to identify the two ambassadors and the security officials was that he was not sure whether he could reveal this, saying: I’m not sure if I can reveal all of these,” adding that the information was not relayed to the Philippines officially.

So why get irked when foreign governments do not inform the Philippine government when they issue travel advisories against this country, but at the same time, he bares an alleged assassination plot on two foreign ambassadors, along with several security officers, evidently, without giving these foreign nationals the information, as this he said, was not transmitted officially.... MORE

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