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Yellow livered company EDITORIAL 10/23/2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011

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10/23/2011
It is not strange that Noynoy and former President Fidel V. Ramos are speaking in one voice against the launching of an all-out war against the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) despite the blatant aggression of the group in the encounter in Basilan that resulted in the death of 19 soldiers.

Also, it was not unlikely for Noynoy to seemingly fold up and blame the military for the incident while taking great care and making all the assurances to the MILF that the peace negotiations are not affected by the secessionist group’s own violation of the ceasefire.

Both Fast Eddie and Noynoy cited the displacing of civilian residents for opposing a major offensive against the MILF as if the current situation where the rebels hold portions of Mindanao as strongholds is a preferred way for a peaceful set up..... MORE

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URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/commentary/20111023com1.html

Unbelievable! FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 10/23/2011

Unbelievable!

FRONTLINE
Ninez Cacho-Olivares
10/23/2011
Yes, unbelievable! We actually have a president and commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) who refuses to have the soldiery fight the secessionist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) because, as he claims, an all-out war will exact “a high price in blood,” as such an all-out war will only result in a “terrible toll on human lives,” particularly among the people of Mindanao.

He doesn’t think, apparently, that his position in not allowing the soldiers to fight the MILF — nor apparently, even go near those claimed MILF-held areas as soldiers will be shot down by the rebels — is exacting a high price of the blood of our soldiers whose widows they leave behind.

It is moronic of Noynoy to even make such a statement publicly, because now the MILF knows it can go on shooting and killing the government troops and get away with it, because the rebels now know that the Philippine president and commander-in-chief of the military will not wage any kind of offensive against the Muslim insurgents as Noynoy fears that such a way will exact a high price of blood, and that there would be a terrible toll on human lives..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/commentary/20111023com2.html

‘We continue our resistance to full revenge. I am in Libya, alive and free’ – Gaddafi’s son

‘We continue our resistance to full revenge. I am in Libya, alive and free’ – Gaddafi’s son

The son and heir apparent of the late Colonel Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam, is still in Libya. He is free and will go on with resistance, he reportedly claimed in an address to supporters aired by Syria’s Arrai TV Channel, loyal to the Libyan ex-leader.

­“We continue our resistance. I am in Libya, I am alive, free and intend to go to the very end and exact revenge,” Russia’s “RIA Novosti” news agency quotes Saif al-Islam as saying on the Syrian Channel on Saturday night..... MORE
SourceRussia Today

URL: http://rt.com/news/gaddafi-son-address-resistance-513/

Libya : NATO war crimes charges

 Libya : NATO war crimes charges

Is NATO using forbidden weaponry in Libya? Below is video footage of what is purported to be attacks using white phosphorous (as it did in Kosovo, as it did in Iraq). The graphic images of the effects upon human beings this horrific substance has are too horrendous for us to place here, but a search will reveal the demonic mindset involved in deploying this substance. But then again with NATO, is anyone really surprised?

The Algerian site Algeria-isp.com has announced that 1,200 civilians have been murdered by NATO in Bani Walid, where prohibited weaponry has been used. One of these weapons is the so-called poor man's atom bomb, namely the FAE bomb, or Fuel Air Explosive, which is a horrific demonic weapon designed to burn all the oxygen in a determined area, suffocating all living beings within its radius of operation. The source says this weapon has been used in Bani Walid, Tarhouna, Khomse, Misrata and Sirte, among other theatres.
This proves quite how desperate NATO is getting as the.... MORE

SourcePravda.ru

URL: http://english.pravda.ru/world/africa/19-10-2011/119379-nato_war-0/

Isolated case VIEWPOINTS Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz 10/23/2011

Isolated case

VIEWPOINTS
Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz
10/23/2011
Time and again, people hear it as some kind of an air-tight defense or an infallible excuse. It is often made to appear that everything is alright, that there is really nothing to worry about. The allegation is often repeated invocation of public officials specifically challenged — but usually fail as a matter of course, to keep law and order in the country. When a bomb explodes here or there — no problem. It is but an “isolated case!” When a murder or rape happens now and then — there is nothing to be disturbed about. It is simply and “isolated case!” When these or those criminals commit brazen and/or perpetrate odious acts — be at ease and at peace. It is nothing more than this and that “isolated case!”

Much worse is when the well known phenomenon of criminal propensity and/or widespread reality in the country is appended to none other than certain policemen themselves — when they are the principal authors, if not close collaborators in the staging of one crime after another. What is this? No big deal. All their respective lawless actions are but one “isolated case” after another! No cause for alarm. Just live and sleep in peace..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/commentary/20111023com6.html

Mr. President, BS Aquino, act now before it’s too late N.O . N.O.N.S.E.N.S.E Jacinto ‘Jing’ Paras 10/23/2011

Mr. President, BS Aquino, act now before it’s too late

N.O . N.O.N.S.E.N.S.E
Jacinto ‘Jing’ Paras
10/23/2011
Of course every Filipino wants peace in our land. When there is peace, there is stability and economic progress. But what price do we have to pay just to attain peace, specifically in Mindanao, when the group or people like the MILF rebels with whom we are negotiating to attain peace are not really up to it. Can we just sit back while our brother soldiers are slaughtered, beheaded and mutilated by the same people who claim are interested to attain peace? Certainly this is double talk.

Despite the clear indications that we are being given the runaround by the MILF, it seems the leader of our country is buying the insurgents’ propaganda tactics posted in the Internet. Nothing can be more transparent than the bodies of 19 young soldiers killed by the MILF in Basilan and seven more bodies killed by them in Zamboanga Sibugay. And not to forget that previously, 14 dead bodies of our soldiers were found with their heads removed and the perpetrators are the same people who want to talk peace with the government..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/commentary/20111023com5.html

Noy sacks Army spokesman for speaking vs MILF ceasefire By Gina Peralta-Elorde 10/23/2011

SPECIAL FORCES HEAD ALSO ORDERED RELIEVED

Noy sacks Army spokesman for speaking vs MILF ceasefire

By Gina Peralta-Elorde 10/23/2011

President Aquino started to move yesterday in reaction to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s (MILF) slaying of 27 soldiers and policemen thus far in a wave of violence in Mindanao but ironically the victims’ comrades in arms were at the receiving end with Philippine Army spokesman Col. Antonio Parlade Jr. and Special Operations Task Force commander Col Alexander Macario ordered relieved.

Aquino ordered the sacking of Parlade supposedly for issuing personal comments regarding the ongoing peace negotiations between the government and the MILF.

The Palace castigated Parlade for talking about policy issues and airing opinion during a television interview where he said the ceasefire with the MILF prevents government troops from going after those responsible for the deadly ambush last Tuesday that resulted in the initial death of 19 members of the Army’s special forces..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/headlines/20111023hed1.html

Calls for suspension, review of truce with MILF mount 10/23/2011

Calls for suspension, review of truce with MILF mount

10/23/2011
Calls for the Aquino administration to reassess its ceasefire agreement with the secessionist group Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) snowballed yesterday with no less than Vice President Jejomar Binay and President Aquino’s chief ally Sen. Francis Escudero calling for a review if not a suspension of the truce deal.

Binay said he is calling for a review of the ceasefire agreement in light of recent clashes involving government troops and MILF rebels that resulted in the slaying of 27 soldiers thus far.

“I am deeply disturbed by the recent incidents in Mindanao. The lives of gallant soldiers and policemen have been lost and I offer my deepest condolences to their families,” said Binay who is currently in Bangkok for the Asia Pacific Regional Scout committee meeting.

“I strongly urge that we revisit the terms of the ceasefire agreement with the MILF. We should be very clear about accountabilities. Those who violate it should be punished. There should be greater candor, acceptance of responsibilities and a display of good faith,” he added..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/headlines/20111023hed2.html

Migrante warns OFWs against job offer in Libya 10/23/2011

Migrante warns OFWs against job offer in Libya

10/23/2011
A Filipino migrants’ rights group in the Middle East over the weekend warned former overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), especially those repatriates during the surge of the political upheavals in Libya to take caution on jobs offered by some unscrupulous recruitment agents amid existing deployment ban.

Migrante-Middle East (M-ME) regional coordinator John Leonard Monterona said he is receiving queries from former OFWs who used to works in Libya about jobs offered by recruitment agencies, local and foreign, for deployment in Libya.

“It was expected that ex-OFWs, mostly repatriates due to the Libyan upheavals, are considering to comeback to work there. In addition, there are would-be OFWs, too, now looking for jobs deployment in Libya,” Monterona said.

Monterona added it is fully understandable that ex-Libya OFWs and would-be OFWs, as early as this, are now seeking jobs for deployment in Libya as the only option left amid dire economic condition and being jobless in the Philippines..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/nation/20111023nat2.html

San Juan solon warns Aquino against making statements that demoralize members of Armed Forces 10/23/2011

San Juan solon warns Aquino against making statements that demoralize members of Armed Forces

10/23/2011
San Juan Rep. Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito yesterday warned President Aquino against making statements that would further demoralize the ranks of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

This was in the aftermath of Aquino’s statement blaming the AFP for the bloody encounters with elements of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Basilan and Zamboanga Sibugay, resulting in the deaths of at least 26 military personnel.

“P-Noy should be more cautious in making statements that may cause an unprecedented demoralization within the ranks of the Armed Forces of the Philippines,” Ejercito said.

Ejercito, in reaction to Aquino’s statement, added “let us investigate further on who is to blame” in the light of the killing of 19 AFP soldiers by the MILF last October 18..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/metro/20111023met2.html

‘Osmeña flyover asphalting overpriced by P72 million’ By Charlie V. Manalo 10/23/2011

‘Osmeña flyover asphalting overpriced by P72 million’

By Charlie V. Manalo 10/23/2011

A sub-contractor in the asphalt overlaying of the Osmeña flyover on Gil Puyat Avenue (formerly Buendia) in Makati yesterday bared the materials used in the repair of the flyover was grossly overpriced by at least P72 million.

At the weekly Annabel’s Forum, Cesar Reyes, assistant vice president for construction of the Pacific Concrete Products Inc., (PCPI) which was contracted to supply, lay and pave asphalt in the northbound portion of the Osmeña flyover, revealed that the Fiber Reinforcement Polymer (FRP) was overpriced from P340 per square meter to P9,428.29 per square meter.

Worse, Reyes, an engineer by profession, said the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) altered the original plan of having to lay FRP in only 199 square meters of the flyover to cover the whole 8,000 square meters of the bridge.

Thus, instead of costing only P2.72 million, the government had to pay P75,426,320, for a difference of P72,706,320..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/metro/20111023met1.html

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