Gloria and the Rebels

Some excerpts from Gloria Arroyo’s speech during the 72nd Founding Anniversary of the Armed Forces of the Philippines: It’s time for their disruption and violation of human rights to be put to rest so that the nation can move ahead. They impede the progress and development of a number of rural areas. They’re responsible for… Continue reading Gloria and the Rebels

Peace?

“President Arroyo’s policy since day one of her administration has been to push the peace process. And peace process means making peace with those fighting the government,” abs-cbnNEws.com quoted Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita as saying. He should try telling that to the relatives of the more than 800 extrajudicial killing victims, who are mostly critics… Continue reading Peace?

Terrorism

Three years ago, the world’s most powerful nation suffered from the 9/11 terrorist attack that killed thousands of its people. The United States government retaliated by attacking Afghanistan, believed to be the base of Osama bin Laden, main suspect in the World Trade Center Attack. Later, it claimed that Iraq’s Saddam Hussein was in cahoots… Continue reading Terrorism

Desperation

Just a month after the Angelo dela Cruz hostage crisis, the Philippine government is now seriously contemplating on lifting the ban on sending overseas Filipino workers to Iraq. The pullout of RP troops from the war-torn country to risk the life of one truck driver has spun criticisms from abroad including the United States and… Continue reading Desperation

Back to Iraq?

The Inquirer today reported that the Philippine government is open to sending another batch of “humanitarian mission” to Iraq. Such a new batch of Filipino troops would be under the United Nations framework, foreign secretary Delia Albert reportedly said. Before the US-led invasion of Iraq, President Arroyo kept on paying lip service to the UN.… Continue reading Back to Iraq?