Posted by: Mer Pints | August 12, 2008

Beyond 2010, your Lola is still in her throne (Kaya?)

First there was that secret negotiation between the government and the MILF where the rebels are generously accorded their own territory, political power, and mineral rights. Unfortunately before the formal signing of the MOA-AD in Malaysia took place, the “secret agreement” was leaked out… Politicians and interested groups created much of noise of opposition. And then a TRO from the Supreme Court halted what  could have been a historic signing of the MOA-AD agreement. Within months or a year perhaps, the SC is expected to rule whether such agreement was unconstitutional. On the other hand, analysts believe that the President lacks the political will to transfer real power to the Muslims in Mindanao.

Bakbakan na

It has been reported that MILF commanders on the ground were outraged at the setback. MILF guerrillas started occupying villages and burning houses, residents had to leave their homes and farms for safety. But civilian volunteers started to arm themselves and some even fought back to defend their villages. The military after having been criticized for limited action to defend residents of siege villages, immediate gave and ultimatum and started to operate to secure villages occupied by the MILF rebels in North Cotabato.

But the MILFrebels only “repositioned” themselves and refused to leave occupied villages.  The Military went on offensive and two-day volley of bombs and mortars rained down on farms and villages in North Cotabato. The MILF fighters started pulling out of farms and villages..   

 “Our forces on the ground are withdrawing from the conflict areas so we expect fighting to end by tomorrow (Wednesday),” Eid Kabalu  said.

Likewise the military insisted that clashes would not spread as it was only confined to North Cotabato. However members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) attacked a town on the island of Basilan, and disrupted voting for the ARMM the elections there.

Some 160,000 people fled their homes and villages to avoid being caught in the crossfire. The United Nations began airlifting food to avert humanitarian crisis.

Lola’s federalism to the tune of cha-cha

Fears of a possible extension of the term of the president resurfaced after the aborted Memorandum of Agreement on Ancestral Domain (MOA-AD) between the government (Malacanang?) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. While Malacanang keep on saying that the president does not intend to stay in Malacanang beyond 2010, suspicion only grew yesterday when the president admitted in a state luncheon with Swiss President Pascal Couchepin that she wants to push for federalism.

“I advocate federalism as a way to gain lasting peace in Mindanao,” said President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Some argued that the MOA-AD requires changing the constitution to accommodate federalism that would empower provinces and give them more autonomy, a move feared by the president’s critics that would extend her term by tweaking the Constitution.

But Dureza, the lola’s press secretary allays all fears by saying that talks do not exceed   changing of the MILF’s Bangsamoro Juridical Entity into a federal state.

Meanwhile, sabi ng Malacanang, manahimik muna tayo (to avoid further complications) at hintayin na lang kung ano ang magiging disisyon ng Supreme Court – if it is a deal or no deal at all?

Tama kaya ang sabi ni tito Utoy, beyond 2010 your Lola is still in her throne?


Responses

  1. go go lola!

  2. i mean go away, hehe

  3. Galing ng cheering mo ate kenkay. Sayaw tayo cha-cha, hehehehe.

  4. Your Lola ingrata has two option to stay in Malacanang.To declare martial law and to change the constitution.Lawmakers don’t care as long as they are secured in the senate and congress,same as the provincial,municipal and barangay.

    Ang akala kasi ng mga linta na sumisipsip sa kaban ng bayan ay for life na sila sa kani-kanilang pwesto.

  5. Tito Cocoy, maliit iyong linta, buaya kaya hehehe

  6. Anong trono ang inuupuan ng lola mo,i yong nasa ta-kubets, hahahaha. Joking Joking lang at inaantok na ako.

  7. Join the crusade to change the Philippines.I am running for president.Read my platform and reform on my site.Hehehe!

  8. Great, we will campaign for you tito Cocoy

  9. Oh, my goodness! Sa kabulukang ng kasalukuyang gobyerno, kahit ang nanahimik na si Pareng Cocoy ay baka mapilitang pumalaot sa larangan ng pulitika. Ang mga komento sa CD kahit pabiro ay simbolo ng ating hangarin ng mga pagbabago.

    Everybody is dreaming but it’s not bad to dream dahil doon makakaya nating lahat. Kahit sa Sa Panaginip Lang, sa pamamagitan ng isang pindot dito.

  10. Tito joe, mababa talaga ang luha ko… pinaiyak ninyo ako. Nakita ko tuloy sa mga larawan ni FPJ ang katauhan ni tito Cocoy. Bagamat pangarap lang ang lahat parang may bagong FPJ na sumulpot na kasing guwapo rin ni FPJ.

  11. cge na magmartial law na, pagbigyan na ang lola!!! hahaha!!!

    masyado naman siyang ambisyosa. feeling niya marcos ang level niya. hehe

  12. yhen magbibisekleta ka niyan sa Camp Aguinaldo kapag nagmartial law kasama mo iyong orig na biker si kuya Ariel Ureta, hehehe. Remember the slogan, sa ikauunlad ng bayan ay bisekleta ang kailangan. Sabi daw ni kuya Ariel, sa ikauunlad ng bayan disiplina ang kailangan, ayon pinagbike siya.

    Baka sa iyo naman iyong skateboard… sa ikauunlad ng bayan skateboard ang kailangan, magiskateboard ka ng maghapon sa parade ground, hehehehehe.

  13. This is an excerpts from a column which I posted in another blog long before the MOA-AD imbroglio but very relevant to the topic and I’m reposting it.

    The re-emergence of GMA’s lapdog, former AFP Chief Hermogenes Esperon, now MILF Peace Panel Adviser, recommending the amending of the Constitution in order to accommodate the granting of the Moro ancestral domain is highly suspicious. I am not alone in suspecting this move as a cover up for the real intention of changing to a parliamentary form of government which will allow GMA to stay in power as Prime Minister.

    Just the other day, it’s systems go for Federalism! Same purpose.

  14. To continue:

    All those billions being earmarked for more dole-outs are all about campaign kitties and not relieving the people’s misery. The appointment of ‘Blue Chicken’ Romy Neri as SSS Administrator is seen by many, including SSS employees and stakeholders, as part of a plan to fund a “power beyond 2010″ campaign.

    The attempt to wrest control of Meralco from the Lopezes becomes more understandable when seen as a part of a big plan to control the power and energy sector which is very political. Of all the Congressional committees available, it then comes as no coincidence that Mikey Arroyo sits on the Energy Committee.

  15. OMG sinisimut na nila lahat ng yaman ng bayan just to stay in power. We are now living in one of the darkest moments of Philippine History. The author is no less than the company of greedy greed plus plus. Pwe!

  16. Mer

    Sorry dun sa post ko sa CD, I addressed you as Yhen.

    Ang blog kasi ni Yhen, yong mata nya ang unang sasalubung sa pagbisita mo, nakatingin sa iyo. Para bang sinasabing, bakit ngayon ka lang? Instant recall sa akin kasi ang eksena kapag dumarating ako sa haybol ng aking misis 4d day. Member kasi ako ng SWAT, Samahan ng Walang Asawang Tunay.

  17. di naman siguro, i don’t think papayag mga pinoy diyan.

  18. Agree ako sa iyo Pokwang.Hindi na maloloko pa ni Gloria ang tao dahil bistado na siya.Iyang sinusulong nilang Federalismo ay kakapusin na sa oras,ilang buwan na lang ay 2009 na,marami ng bida ang magsilabasan dahil election na naman,syempre magpabango sila sa tao na kunyari mga santo ang mga pulitiko lalo na iyung may balak kumandidato ng pagka presidenti at senador.Sa Congress ay the same old story dahil tiyak gagawa man sila ng tama o mali sila na naman ang mananalo sa nasasakupan nila sapagkat sila ang naghahari sa kanilang lugar.

  19. sir joe, maging faithful ka na kasi… hehehe ayan tuloy naguguluhan!

  20. Toka musika Duresa gusto kong magsayaw ng Cha-Cha patugtugin ng malakas ang trumpeta…

    Pero mahal na reyna,hindi na uso ang sayaw na iyan sa kabataan ngayon,pwedi ba break dancing ka na lang!

    Ah,basta! Mag Cha-Cha akong mag-isa kung ayaw nila dalawa kami ni Miriam kapartner namin si Bong at Lito,kaya ihanda mo na ang banda.

    Opo mahal na Reyna,ibando ko na sa buong kaharian ng mga unggoy ang balak mong sayaw.

    Siguraduhin mo lang na maraming kongressman ang papalakpak ha?

  21. Iyan tuloy ang napapala nila, charter change, e kung hindi pumayag ang Senado? Magmamartial law na nga ba? Sana sumayaw na lang sila ng Agogo, kasama si Kimuchi, a go go away….

  22. Mer,
    Nasa Barangay Kidlatan na ang bagong tinig ng ating mga pangarap, puntahan ninyo, this is history in the making,hahahaha.

  23. Mer

    Mukhang nasasapawan na ang presidential duel Obama-McCain dito sa pagsulpot ng kandidato ng Barangay Kidlatan.

    Wala kasing katalo-talo dito ang kandidatura ng the Man from Zambales. Wala nga yatang kalaban. Pero kapag natunugan ito ng Lola mo, baka biglang mawalan ng kuryente sa barangay, walang makapag internet. Tapos na agad ang masasayang araw.

  24. By the way, Mer, you have not picked up yet the ecard sent by the administrator of MyHomeTown. The same goes to Yhen and Kapitan K.

  25. I’ll look into that Tito.


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