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Old 11th September 2013, 04:32 PM
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I doubt that any of the MNLF or BIFF groups would even try to come near any US Forces in the area. They know that;

1. We are a whole different breed of animal and will use "overwhelming force" in any encounter requiring self-defense.
2. It will just bolster the case for the US to send more forces there (which is what happened in 2002 when they killed 2 SF soldiers with an IED).

They will avoid any contact with the US at any cost and the US will not provide an opportunity for such an encounter.


My friends there are fedup with this crap and there are lots of armed civilian auxiliaries now augmenting the AFP and Police. There were some mishaps today involving these auxiliaries with the AFP. These have since been remedied (according to the Mayor).

Some of the terrorists (that's what they are), have moved to the west in the Canelar barangay which is just to the west of City Proper. They were encountered at a police checkpoint. 2 were killed and the remaining 8 of that group are being hunted down.

It is a very tense situation and the lack of public information being disseminated only leads to the confusion and panic being encountered by the residents.
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Jon, support your friends anyway you can. They are the long term solution. 99.9% of the population just assumes " big brother " is the solution and will take care. Great people there. Money, food, prayers, vocal support, and if inclined when this passes go visit and help prepare as " next time" is coming.

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Jon, support your friends anyway you can. They are the long term solution. 99.9% of the population just assumes " big brother " is the solution and will take care. Great people there. Money, food, prayers, vocal support, and if inclined when this passes go visit and help prepare as " next time" is coming.
I agree with you Joe. I have already gathered as many as can get there to the compound that I built guarded by German Shepherds, 3M tall wall with electrified spikes at least 8km from the conflict area.

It's devastating to the Mrs as her heart is there and unable to do anything from the distance (other than offer the safe haven to all that can get there).
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Hunt em down later out of the spotlight.
this 'hunt em down' never happens in PH, except when the president or somebody gets riled up

Recently the president swore he will destroy NPA and what has happened since ?

And during one of the hostage negotiation, one of the Mindanao area mayor threatened the Abu Sayaf, if they don't stick to their words, Hell will be Unleashed .. so .. I dread to think how that part of Mindanao is ..

The funny thing is, these politicians speak with so much conviction, all believe them 100% ..
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this 'hunt em down' never happens in PH, except when the president or somebody gets riled up

Recently the president swore he will destroy NPA and what has happened since ?

And during one of the hostage negotiation, one of the Mindanao area mayor threatened the Abu Sayaf, if they don't stick to their words, Hell will be Unleashed .. so .. I dread to think how that part of Mindanao is ..

The funny thing is, these politicians speak with so much conviction, all believe them 100% ..
Its impossible to erradicate an ideology but, at least here on Negros, the NPA has been reduced to not much more than a few ragtail bandit gangs due to combination of military pursuit operations, law enforcement arrests of identified wanted members, infrastructure projects to combat poverty and programs offering amnesty to those who surrender!
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Its impossible to erradicate an ideology but, at least here on Negros, the NPA has been reduced to not much more than a few ragtail bandit gangs due to combination of military pursuit operations, law enforcement arrests of identified wanted members, infrastructure projects to combat poverty and programs offering amnesty to those who surrender!
interesting ..

I met a few nurses here in SG, who had done stints with NPA, when they coudn't get work after graduation

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I met a few nurses here in SG, who had done stints with NPA, when they coudn't get work after graduation
The RPA broke off from the NPA several years ago here and entered into peace negotiations. Final agreement just waiting Aquinos signature. In meantime, no love lost btwn remaining NPA here and them. RPA often helps govt locate NPA cadre. Also Prov Govt here has been vry active in extending aid into poor provinces incl free medical asst.
Last action of any real significance here involved NPA cadre brought in from Bohol. Didn't sit will with Ilonggos, incl. remaining NPA cadre!
They didn't take will to cooperating with Tagalogs during resistance to Spanish & ltr American Colonial rule either!

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My Airline has just contacted me and have organised a fleet of buses to take passengers from Zambo to General Santos for flights to Manila. There you go... I hope we have armed escorts. Its a long trip....regards
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My Airline has just contacted me and have organised a fleet of buses to take passengers from Zambo to General Santos for flights to Manila. There you go... I hope we have armed escorts. Its a long trip....regards
Stay safe Mate and keep your head down. Hope using the busses is safe and the right thing to do. Also hope that the flight will leave as scheduled.
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General Santos!! Bloody hell that's quite a trip, especially since you drive past Cotabato City on the way there which has a far, far busier airport. Even Dipolog has an airport and it's just up the road (and across some hills).

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