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Tough talk goes bust FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 06/18/2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

Tough talk goes bust

FRONTLINE
Ninez Cacho-Olivares
06/18/2012
Looks like the tough talk of Noynoy on the Philippine sovereignty issue over the Scarborough Shoal that has resulted in the over two months stand-off with China, along with his boast about his great god America coming to his rescue ended up with his order to have the coast guard boat and a Philippine fisheries vessel pulled out of the shoal.

Of course he used as his excuse of blinking in the China stand-off, the storm “Butchoy,” so suddenly solicitous of his people during an oncoming storm.

When the Hamilton-cutter “warship” was ordered to pull out of the same area, the excuse used was that the Philippine warship which apparently was not equipped with the usual military firepower, had to refuel and restock food.

That warship never returned to the shoal.... MORE

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