New alert level raised in MANILA vs. May plot
Here we go again?
Reports abound of some form of destabilization plot coming in the days and weeks ahead. The move comes also on a announcement of a trip abroad by the Philippines President to Saudi Arabia.
At present the alert level; is much lower than the Feb 23 State of Emergency declaration when a coup & assassination plot was "foiled". during that time the Philippine President declared a formal state of emergency and ordered troops to go on full battle alert in Manila for about a week – analysts say it was "swift action" of the Arroyo government cabinet officials and loyal members of the Military vs. plotters that prevented a violent upheaval in Manila.
The Plotters whose backgrounds and whose political views were varied and still subject to much debate as to the extent of the plot. 49 People were charged today with Rebellion in that coup attempt among them members of the Left wing of the Philippine Congress; Military "rebels" and former political figures. As well as Political opponents abroad.
"The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has directed all its units to be vigilant and ready for any eventuality on May 1 when anti-government forces are supposed to execute another plot to overthrow President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's administration,"
in Quotes Source : http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-04/24/content_4468365.htm
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