Thursday, December 03, 2009

What is Happening to Philippines?

I really don't know what to write last night because I don't have anything good to write. With the latest news in my country, I think there's nothing good about it, almost bad news.

Well, I tell you what is happening to the Philippines:

Maguindanao Massacre
Maguindanao is a part of the Philippine province located in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao or ARMM.

Why it is called Maguindanao Massacre? On November 23, 2009, mass graves were found in Ampatuan, a town of Maguindanao, who the victims were civilians, journalists and politicians.

Journalists were about to cover the filing of candidacy for Esmael Mangudatu, vice mayor of Buluan town. Datu Unsay mayor Andal Ampatuan Jr., the son of the Maguindanao governor Datu Andal Ampatuan Sr., was challenged by Ampatuan for gubernatorial election. Mangudatu's wife, his two sisters, lawyers and motorists were also killed. Possible reason maybe is the rivalry of these two clans. 57 people were killed including the media men. Now, the Philippines, is the second dangerous country for journalists, next to Iraq.

Former President Fidel V. Ramos wants President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo resign
President Arroyo already formalized her candidacy to run for Congress for the next year's election on December 1, 2009 while Former President Fidel Ramos wants her to resign on her post.

As what FVR had said about his understanding of that particular aspect of governance is that as president, you must resign your position.

He also questioned the 50 visits to Pampanga this year. He said that why did she have to spend so much time (in Pampanga) instead of making 50 trips to Mindanao to ensure the peace and tranquility of those communities and to put in place feudal warlords.

Ramos also said that it would be unfair that Mrs. Arroyo runs for congress while she remains on her post. He also said that it is not democratic. He also added that Mrs. Arroyo has the power of appointments, the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces and the PNP (Philippine National Police), the controller of the budget, the President and the head of the state of government.

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