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‘Incapable Noynoy’ FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 09/10/2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

‘Incapable Noynoy’

FRONTLINE
Ninez Cacho-Olivares
09/10/2011
From conversations between US officials and leaders of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, as culled from the leaked WikiLeaks cables, the MILF apparently sees Noynoy as, well, short of being a simpleton who is incapable of grasping the problems of the peace process in Mindanao.

Michael Mastura, one of the MILF peace panelists, was quoted as saying to the US official that the Moro problem was “too complicated for Senator Aquino to understand.”
The MILF also appears to see Noy as a weakling around whom it can run circles.

There are signs that the Moro rebels see him as such, as it is fact that they succeeded in getting him, the president of a republic, to meet with the MILF leaders for a secret meeting in Tokyo, where the MILF discussed the establishment of a sub-state in Mindanao.

No head of government or state meets an armed rebel group, secret or no, as that would provide the rebels with a belligerency status. And in the case of Noynoy, it was even worse, since he brought along with him his Cabinet secretaries — including his Budget secretary, which would have something to do with funding the MILF. Already, an initial P5 million was released — and that’s just for sweetening starters..... MORE

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