WOW!!! SUPERB VOICE! THIS KID HAS A BRIGHT FUTURE. This is just the beginning Jovit. Keep it up.
Copyright: Kevin Harris 1995 (may be freely distributed with this acknowledgement)
Copyright: Kevin Harris 1995 (may be freely distributed with this acknowledgement)
This is why the Philippine Government needs a change! What a shame! We don't need this kind of crap!!! The suspects were treated like the "untouchables", the government is protecting them, the police force is not really following standard operating procedure, but they're following orders from the Palace.
Sometimes I hate to watch the news regarding this. The authorities are not acting like one. Can't believe my ears when they said, they still need more hard evidence to pin down the suspects or even to pinpoint suspects! FIFTY SEVEN and more bodies not enough evidence???!!!
More videos to come....
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The recent massacre of 30 civilians, including media men, may just be the first in a new
MANILA - The sensational killing of members of the Mangudadatu clan and members of the media is not the only
The Ampatuan family patriarch has long proven to locals that he has the capacity to sow terror.
Back in 2003, another rival family, the Candaos, also accused him of murdering one of their own—Abdulkadir Candao, elder brother of former Maguindanao governor Zacaria Candao. In the gubernatorial race 2 years earlier, Ampatuan defeated Zacaria, then the incumbent governor of the province. (Read: It’s all about power)
There were other acts of violence attributed to the old man. In 1988, Surab Abutasil, who ran against Andal for Mayor of Maganoy, was gunned down inside a restaurant in Shariff Aguak shortly before the elections.
Abutasil was a relative of Andal's first wife. Andal was the primary suspect in the case; charges were filed against him but these did not prosper. (Read: Military-Sponsored Warlord)
Locals say the manner by which the early killings were committed has resulted in a climate of fear in the province. In Maguindanao, they say, nobody in his right mind would dare go against the Ampatuans.
Ties with the military
An elementary school dropout who barely finished Grade 4, Andal Ampatuan owes his rise to power in part to his cozy ties with the military.
The relationship started way back during the Marcos regime when he was still vice-mayor of Maganoy (now Shariff Aquak) in Maguindanao. At the time when the town of Maganoy was almost about to be overrun by the Moro
The military, in turn, cultivated the alliance by supporting Ampatuan and arming his vigilantes. The relationship was such that when the Estrada government waged all out war against the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in the late 90s, Ampatuan was picked as the ideal candidate to beat Candao, a suspected MILF supporter.
Ampatuan easily trounced Candao in the 2001 polls. Candao later complained that government troops refused to allow his poll watchers into the precincts of some towns.
A military source privy to local political dynamics in Maguindanao said the support continues to this day.
Cafgu and CVOs
Ampatuan, the source said, has a virtual army of at least 500 armed civilians.
This includes 2 special auxiliary units of the Citizen Armed Forces Geographical Units (CAFGU) that the army in the area detailed to the provincial governor and hundreds of armed civilian volunteers.
The Maguindanao governor also benefited from a memorandum issued by Interior and Local Government Secretary Ronaldo Puno in 2006 authorizing the civilian volunteer organizations (CVOs) in
Aside from this, there are also soldiers from units not assigned to Maguindanao who are detailed with Ampatuan, the military source said.
Observers are concerned that the sensational murder of Ismael Mangudadatu’s wife, sisters, staff and the media practitioners, will just be the beginning of a blood bath that may escalate further as the 2010 elections draw near.
What further concerns them is that government troops might be caught in the middle of a raging feud.
Prior to the reported abduction, CVOs and CAFGUs under Ampatuan’s control were reported to have been detailed along the road from Shariff Aguak to the municipalities of Ampatuan and Datu Sangki, supposedly to secure the route for those filing candidacy.
Since getting elected in 2001, Ampatuan has kept Maguindanao under a tight grip.
Observers, however, said he thrives because he is able to deliver crucial votes to whatever party in power. (Read: Guns, Fealty, and Money)
Those familiar with local politics in Maguindanao say Ampatuan reached the apex of his power under the Arroyo administration, owing to the role he played a key role in Arroyo’s victory in the 2004 elections.
In 2004, Arroyo garnered a total of 193,938 votes from Maguindanao’s 27 towns while closest rival Fernando Poe Jr., got only 59,892 votes. Poe did not get a single vote in 3 Maguindanao towns.
Arroyo supposedly returned the favor in 2005 by allowing Ampatuan to field his son, then Shariff Aguak mayor Zaldy Ampatuan for governor of the Autonomous Region in Maguindanao (ARMM). Zaldy is the first leader who had no links to any of the rebel groups in the area to ever acquire the title. He was reelected to his second term in 2008.
In 2007, Ampatuan once again demonstrated his dogged loyalty to the administration when he delivered to the administration’s Team Unity a 12-0 sweep in Maguindanao.
In the same poll, 19 candidates, including members of the Genuine Opposition, received not a single vote from 20 of Maguindanao’s 22 municipalities.
Ampatuan at the time ran uncontested for reelection as governor of the province. So did several members of his family.
The 2010 elections, however, will be a critical one for the Ampatuan family.
The term Andal Ampatuan won in 2007 was supposed to be his third and last as governor of the province. Law bars him from running for a fourth term.
Those familiar with Maguindanao politics say this opens the field for other potential contenders for the gubernatorial seat because none of the sons were seen to wield the same clout as the father.
Indeed, last year, the Mangudadatus went to Shariff Aguak to inform the senior Ampatuan that a member of the clan would vie for the gubernatorial post in 2010, according an abs-cbnNEWS.com/ Newsbreak's military source who is familiar with politics in the area.
Until recently, the Mangudadatus were close allies of the Ampatuans. (Read:
The father of vice mayor Ismael "Toto" Mangudadatu, former Buluan mayor Pua Mangudadatu, was one of 4 key allies of Ampatuan clan patriarch Andal Ampatuan, when the latter was just starting to flex his political muscles.
The senior Ampatuan, however, reportedly wants one of his sons to succeed him as provincial governor, according to the abs-cbnNEWS.com/ Newsbreak source.
This and the fact that the Mangudadatus brought with them about 200 fully armed men, during the visit to Shariff Aguak displeased the Ampatuans and sparked animosity between the two clans.
What could make clan war between the Mangudadatus and the Ampatuans particularly bloody is the fact that the original victims included women.
Women, like children and the elderly, are traditionally seen as defenseless and therefore untouchable in 'rido', an armed hostilities between families and kinship groups. Women may be collateral damage, but not the target.
Because of this women are normally able to penetrate places were nobody would go, even being sent to retrieve the bodies of relatives who got killed.
A woman's murder during a rido usually commands a higher price in blood money. Thus, unless a rido started with the murder of a woman, a man is often considered a coward if he retaliates by killing a woman. (Read: Women Who Dare)
Madaser "Toy" Mangudadato, a member of regional
They assumed wrong. "Napakalaking pagkakamali yung nangyari sa amin sapagkat wala pala silang sinasanto, mapabata, mapababae, pinapatay nila (It was a big mistake because the Ampatuans did not spare the women. They killed our women," Toy added.
The Mangudadatus and the Ampatuans are both influential clans in the area.
Ismael Mangudadatu is the nephew of Pax Mangudadatu, former governor–now congressman—of
Sultan Kudarat shares a border with the province of Maguindanao.
The prospect of further clashes between the two clans has prompted Presidential Adviser on Mindanao Jesus Dureza to push for a declaration of state of emergency in Maguindanao. – abs-cbnNEWS.com/ Newsbreak
Mayor Unsay Datu Andal Ampatuan Jr was said to be the mastermind of the massacre.
The Buluan mayor said his group had been receiving threats that they would be massacred if they pushed through with the filing of the COC.
He said the incumbent Maguindanao Gov. Andal Ampatuan wanted his successor to run unopposed in the 2010 election when he steps down.
The senior Ampatuan wants one of his sons to succeed him as provincial governor, according to the abs-cbnNEWS.com/ Newsbreak source.
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BEFORE HE TOOK HIS last breath,
Top 20 Last Words and Deathbed Statements of Local Political Figures and Celebrities
No. 19: Madam Auring: “Nakikita ko, nararamdaman ko, hahaba pa ang aking buhay.” (Then, she dies.)
No. 18: DILG Sec. Ronaldo Puno: “I’m fed up with life!”
No. 17: Annabelle Rama: “Dung, malakas ang kutob ku dung, nilason ako ni Wilma Galvanti dung!”
No. 15: Conrado De Quiros: “30.”
No. 14: Sen.
No. 13: Sen.
No. 12: Korina Sanchez: “Ikaw ang minimithi ng aking puso. Ikaw ang napili kong maging kasama at katabi sa buhay. Ipinapangako ko sa ‘yo na ako ay sa ‘yo. Noon, ngayon at bukas, ako’y iyung-iyo… Lord.”
No. 10: Sen. Panfilo Lacson: “Mr. President and distinguished colleagues, before I die, allow me to unmask the real Joseph Ejercito Estrada.”
No. 9: Sen. Lito Lapid: “Puwede bang mamatay na lang? Wala akong inihandang speech eh.”
No. 8: President Arroyo: “God, wala na ba talagang extension?”
No. 7: Sen.
No. 6: Defense Sec. Gilbert Teodoro: [See ‘President Arroyo’]
No. 5: Mayor Jejomar Binay: “Sa Makati, libre ang ospital. Sa Makati, libre ang burol. Sa Makati, libre ang libing. Wala akong gagastusin kapag namatay ako sa Makati. Sana, ganito rin sa inyo kapag kayo ang namatay.”
No. 4: Joseph Estrada: “Sinong maysabing hindi ako pwedeng mamatay? Let the people decide! Vox Ernie, Vox Dei. The voice of Manong Maceda is the voice of God.”
No. 3: Sen. Noynoy Aquino: “Hinihiling ko po sa inyo na kung maaari lamang sana ay bigyan n’yo ako ng ilang araw upang makapag-isip at kumunsulta sa Pink Sisters kung dapat na ba akong pumanaw o hindi pa.”
No. 2: Cong.
And the No. 1 deathbed statement of a political figure or celebrity…
Sen. Francis Escudero: “Nais kong ipabatid sa inyong lahat na nagpasya na akong talikuran ang aking pagiging Romano Katoliko dahil naniniwala ako na sinumang nilikha na malapit nang makipagkita sa Panginoong Maykapal ay hindi dapat miyembro o kaanib ng anumang relihiyon, sekta, o kulto upang malaya siyang makapagpasya na siya lang – walang busal sa bibig at walang nagdidikta, alang-alang na rin sa ikakapanatag ng kanyang damdamin at ikaliligtas ng kanyang kaluluwa.”
*From: Professional Heckler's blog
Bato-bato sa langit, ang tamaan ay wag magagalit...
I totally agree with Lourd. The point is, we should not get agree over jokes, comments that are proven true. It's a fact that there are Filipino Mail Order Brides, there are Filipino domestic helpers, there are Filipino cyber sex chatters, that transcripts and certificates can be bought at Recto and all other things that made me feel not proud to be a Filipino.
Filipinos are not dumb, yet we have a lot of laws in our country but the problem is the implementation. We lack DISCIPLINE and LOVE of our Country.
Unless CHANGE is done, we really cannot prove ourselves to others or gain their respect. CHANGE IS WHAT WE NEED. CHANGE within our selves, CHANGE of government system.