Posted by: Mer Pints | August 8, 2008

MILF “Repositioning?” (Baka naman umatras na…)

Medyo makahinga-hinga na ng maluwag ang mga taga Malakanyang dahil hindi na inabot pa nang 24-oras at nilisan na ng mga MILF ang mga sinakop na barangay sa North Cotabato. Hindi umatras ang terminong ginamit, “repositioning.” Ibig sabihin maari pa silang bumalik kung gugustuhin nila.

MILF spokesman Eid Kabalu said their forces started the repositioning 7 a.m. He said the separatist rebels will be transferred to “an agreed point’ of the Joint Coordinating Committee for the Cessation of Hostilities (CCCH) of the Philippine government (GRP) and the MILF.

The government gave the MILF until 10 a.m. Friday to leave the occupied areas.

Interior Secretary Ronaldo Puno said the areas occupied by the MILF rebels were the villages of Bago Libas, Dualing and Pagangan in Aleosan town; Cagpangi and Gumaga villages in Libungan town; and the villages of Central Labas, Upper Labas, Rangaban, and Baliki in Midsayap.

Puno said there are also some areas forcibly occupied by rebels in Pigkawayan and Northern Kabuntalan towns.

He added that the police had also received reports that armed CVO members were also occupying “MILF areas” in North Cotabato.

After the MILF repositioning, Kabalu said members of Civilian Volunteer Organizations (CVOs) will also be repositioned to another agreed point.

Ayon naman kay Eid Kabalu, hindi MILF ang nagumpisa ng kaguluhan. Ayun sa kanya ang mga CVOs daw ang nagumpisa ng gulo nang kanilang salakayin ang teritoryong pinagkukutaan ng mga MILF. At never naman daw na nagnanakaw, nananakot, nanakit at nanununog pa ng mga kabahayan ang MILF. Iyan ang sabi niya pero iba naman ang sinasabi ni Pinol. Sino na ngayon sa kanila ang paniniwalaan natin?

Kabalu, meanwhile, maintained that the MILF did not start the hostilities in North Cotabato. He also denied that the separatist rebels were involved in atrocities, such as looting, burning of houses and cattle rustling.

He said the CVOs started the fighting on July 1 when they raided a hamlet in Pagangan village in Aleosan town. He said the tension was pacified by the CCCH.

However, he said skirmishes sparked again starting July 15 up to July 17 when CVOs allegedly created a “deception.” He said some 500 armed CVOs posing as farmers told MILF forces in Aleosan that they will be harvesting their crops.

“That started the series of fighting, but they were overwhelmed by the MILF forces and then they claimed their lands were occupied,” Kabalu said.

He clarified that there are several MILF areas in North Cotabato, including Dunguan village in Aleosan town. He said the rebels occupying the areas are “natives” of the province.

Mali, walang CVO at military na binihag ng mga MILF. Walang nawawala sa kanila, ito ang paliwanag ni Lt. Col. Diosdado Carreon naman na siyang pinuno ng Philippine Army 40th Infantry Battalion na nakabase sa North Cotabato. Pero ayon naman kay Pinol dalawang miembro daw ang Army ang hinostage ng mga MILF at ilang mga CVO members. Sa magkabilaang panig sino sa palagay ninyo ang hindi nagsasabi ng totoo?

Lt. Col. Diosdado Carreon, commander of the Philippine Army’s 40th Infantry Battalion based in North Cotabato, meanwhile denied North Cotabato Vice-Governor Emmanuel Piñol’s claim that there were CVO and Army members being abducted by the MILF.

“They were accounted for everyday,” Carreon said. He explained that the supposed abducted CVO members were “occupying Dunguan Detachment in a defensive posture.”

Piñol on Thursday night said the MILF forces were holding several hostages in Dunguan village. He identified the CVO members as J. Candidier, E. Santander, E. Dellomes, R. Pasaol, G. Geacaniga, R. Abines, and R. Calaweigan.

He said there were also two Army members taken hostage by the rebels. He identified the soldiers as certain Datulayta, Cuvita and Malang.

Piñol lamented the authorities’ “seeming inability or apparent unwillingness” to do something about the hostage situation.

Nauna nang nagpahayag si Pinol na pinagsabihan daw siya ni Presidential Peace Adviser Hermogenes Espero Jr. na wala daw magagawa ang mga military kapag sinalakay sila ng MILF kung sakasakaling hindi matutuloy ang pirmahan sa kasunduan ng gobierno at ang MILF. Sa isang banda ay nagsumbong na siya sa mga otoridad na di umano’y may mga lugar nang sinakop ng mga MILF at nanakit pa sa mga sibilyan nitong nakaraang buwan ngunit hindi daw siya pinansin. Totoo ba ito, ano sa tingin ninyo?

“This happened a long, long time ago. In fact even before I left for the US for the Manny Pacquiao fight last June 28, I informed [presidential adviser on the peace process Hermogenes] Esperon and [Army Gen. Reynaldo] Sealana about the MILF movement in Aleosan-Pikit area,” he said.

“And all that they told me? ‘It’s just a normal movement, nothing to worry about,” he added.

Manalanging na lang tayo 

Sabi ng mga taga MILF drama daw ito ng administrasyon ni Pangulong Arroyo at si Pinol daw ang actor dito. Ngunit pinabulaanan naman ito ng bise-gobernador. Aniya, hindi ito laro na kung saan ay buhay na ng kanyang mga kababayan ang nakataya. Isang palabas lang nga ba ang lahat? Sana ay hindi dahil hindi biro-biro ang maglabo-labo at magpatayan ang mga tao sa Mindanao.

Sa bagay na ito talaga namang seryoso ang Malakanyang na maresulba kaagad ang problema. At hindi naman nagpapabaya dito sina Secretary Puno, Secretary Dureza, at si Secretary Teodoro na panay ang harap sa Media upang lutasin ang naturang crisis.

Ipanalingin natin sila mga kababayan nang magtuloy-tuloy na ang kapayapaan.

 


Responses

  1. REPOSITIONING.

    New english word.
    Let’s learn REPOSITIONING.

    That’s when you burn one house and move to another house. Burn it again. Then position to the next house.

    REPOSITIONING.

    hehehe

  2. Hahaha, kaya ko po hiniram ang terminong iyon, bago at malakas pa sa putok ng kanyon ang dating, hehehe.

  3. HAHAHA! shock nga ako nung binabasa ko dun sa Inquirer dahil sabi nang MILF repositioning ever ever daw sila. as in huh?! anong repositioning?! HAHAHAHA

  4. Ayaw lang sabihin na natakot sila sa banta ng gobierno.

  5. naku kailangan talaga mag basa na ako ng inquirer online kasi dami na palang pangyayari di ko alam, ano na naman to?

  6. Magastos nga lang ate pero kung malapit-lapit ka sa Philippine consulate libre hehehe.

  7. Good Morning sa mga nilabasan at hindi nakalabas.idinadaan ko na lang sa jukjukan ang problema ng ating bansa dahil libog na libog ang mga kurakot sa gobyerno at kung nilabasan na este, nilabasan ng pera ay humuhupa ang extension ay mali tension.

    Nagkakagulo at nagkakagera na sa Mindanao dahil sa punyakules na Esperon at Gloria. Palatandaan na sasama at hihina na ang ekonomiya ng bansa.Manlalambot bago maipasok.

    Magjapayuki na lang kaya ang mga asawa ng mga Abu Sayaf sa mindanao para makatikim naman sila ng lapad.Tutal walang tigil ang pagpapadala ni pestedenti gorya ng mga Pinay sa bansa ng mga sakang. Hindi ko mawari kung hanggang kailan mauubos ang ating kababaihan na ino-audition bilang mga singers patungong Japan. Ewan kung mula saan sila hinahakot at ewan kung saan sa Japan sila itinatambak ng kanilang mga promoter at gagawing duldulan ng mga manyakis na sakang.

  8. Look at this report from the Manila Standard:

    ..The North Cotabato vice governor said he and other local government officials would not have discovered the inclusion of their barangays in the Bangsamoro Juridical Entity if not for Esperon.

    The vice governor revealed that it was Esperon who leaked an “unofficial copy” of the final draft agreement which led to this discovery, and eventually drove him to question the agreement on the ancestral domain before the Supreme Court.

    The high court issued a temporary restraining order stopping the government from signing a memorandum of agreement with the rebel group.

    The vice governor disclosed it was Esperon who gave him an unofficial copy of the proposed GRP-MILF draft, and even told him that it should be kept a secret.

  9. Another interesting article is this excerpts from Herman Tiu’s column at Daily Tribune:

    And here in today’s Mindanao, the MILF’s US, British and Malaysian allies are similarly backing this otherwise toothless group. True enough, when the MILF land grab was deferred by the Supreme Court TRO, US Ambassador Kristie Kenney quickly expressed deep disappointment.

    “It’s disappointing but not something you can’t continue to work through,” said Kenney on the heels of the aborted agreement-signing that would have granted a separate state to the MILF. Why is the US Embassy interfering in the country’s internal affairs, particularly in this highly charged separation of part of the nation’s territory? Indeed, the American ambassador has only proven that she doesn’t have any qualms in showing her office’s true intent in praising the most unpopular economic policies of Gloria like the rVAT and now, the sellout of Mindanao territories. Thus, US intentions are now exposed for what they are — subversion to exploit and gain control of parts of Mindanao to loot our national patrimony.

  10. From Tony Lopez column at the Manila Times:

    The bad news is that the Bangsamoro homeland might just allow the stationing of nuclear weapons in the Philippines.

    Not only that, with Bangsamoro, American troops could be stationed in key parts of Mindanao. Is this the reason why the US ambassador was in Kuala Lumpur the signing of the MOA on ancestral domain?

  11. Now that the real beneficiaries of this deal have been exposed, what will happen next? Will they still push through with the signing probably influencing even the court just to let the traffic go?

  12. Mahirap itong matagal ng absent sa butasan,hindi ko alam kung anong klaseng butas ang uunahin ko.Nakatulog kasi ako sa pansitan at nahulog sa kanal.
    Ityang Repositioning ay pinag praktisan namin ng ayaw ng bumitaw sa akin na nagnining.Anong klaseng position ay namaster.

    I missed you all so much.

  13. Salamat po sa pagbisita, take your time po at huwag nagmadali. Balik na naman ang ating mga masasayang araw sa iyong Kapehan at Tsamporadohan. Taong bahay ako ngayon at naglalakwatsa pa ang Colegiala.

  14. Magsisimba muna si Magdalena,mangumpisal sa mga nagawang kasalanan para pwedi na namang gumawa ng panibagong kasalanan.Tsismis tayo mamaya pagbalik ko.

  15. Joeseg,Saan ba ang site mo?

  16. Kimuchi

    Pindutin mo lang Padi Joe, dyan sa bandang itaas, right side. Baka nakakahiya sa iyo ang site ko, pang mahirap lang yun dahil mountain-based ako. Promdi. Wala nga akong kamalayan sa mga makamundong bagay sa kinakalkal ninyo sa CD kaya hindi ako maka-entra.

    Mer

    Email ko sa iyo, using your addy as registered sa contact us, bounced. Bakit kaya?

  17. fuck those muslims….

  18. mindanao/philippines will progress only if those muslims will leave on that country….fuck all muslims


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