SLAPPed to The GOVERNMENT
December 5, 2009 6:11pm CST
I have been watching the news of the brutal killings at Maguindao up to this point and I promise that I will never be outdated with it. Two nights ago, the reports on tv says that there are weapons that are found buried near the perimeters of the Ampatuans. Thus, all says that these weapons belongs to the Ampatuans. As I watched and keenly listen.. I found out that these weapons are named and tagged with the name of the governnment and from the military agencies of the Philippines. So, if they are pinpointing that these things do belong to the Ampatuans -Oh yes these maybe be! but how does, this things has come to their ownership. I mean, how they were able to acquire all this stuff. Does the government issued them for free? Or does someone from the armory sell these things to them? Hmmmmnnnn... I strongly suggest that whoever make this arms available to the Ampatuans be also subject for trials and investigations whoever he / they are they must be also punished!
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7 Dec 09
hello kixsh, this is very sad indeed for the people of maguindanao, but i believed there is still to blame to the military. they're won't even have that power of arms if the military didn't allow them to purchase their fire arms. and not to mentioned that they even ignored mangunadatus request of escort which creates a fraction of conspiracy involving the military in this
• Quezon City, Philippines
7 Dec 09
The Ampatuans owns vast lands over there because I think they belong to some Royal families there so there influence and money there talks pretty well. I guess to maintain their status they have to arm themselves to stay afloat since their royal status is not that important anymore in the areas since there is the local governments that is governing over their lands. So their next step is to really go into politics to rule over their lands. And of course they would gain respect to many residents that is why they easily win. And of course when they are in power they could easily buy arms to their desire and most of these may just be government approved since there is an ongoing insurgency in the area. Of course these arms will never be audited anymore so there it goes.
6 Dec 09
That to me is no surprise. The Ampatuans have control of the place and therefore they have influence over the government forces that are within the area. I do believe that relieving them from position is not nearly enough for the participation they may have had in those killings. Private armies have been a problem in those parts for the longest time, what has the government done to suppress these warlords? nothing. and this is the fruit of their negligence. Truth is, this has been going on for longest time already and if not for the quantity of the victims, this would have been brushed off.
6 Dec 09
hi kixsh, Exactly, what in the hell those government weapons doing in Apatuan's residence?! knowing weapons should be well-monitored and strictly implemented! I totally agree with you! I think nbi/court should demand for extensive investigation of the said matter. It is so awful that such vast amount of armaments are hiding inside a small town, something that is very scary, crazy and fishy all at the same time. I really don't know how our government even our law enforcement lose their eye on that. Are there any suspicious alliances between army and a local town mayor?! Isn't GMA supported by these clan during her campaign years ago? hmmmm.... I can smell something that is dirty and it keeps bothering me where to find the "scum". Lots of talk about it, it is so sad that finding truth in this present time is tremendously impossible. I just hope more people become aware for the future of our country. Let us not be blind anymore, we need to make wise decision in this coming election once and for all. Happy Lotting!