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July 7, 2006 at 2:27 am Leave a comment

Drifting through some stories today’s papers have on their websites there is a lot being made of the sudden surfacing of the video tape of general Danilio Lim and comments he made.

Also being talked about is who and where and when the the tape was shot and its ‘source’ well that easy if it was shot a digital camera – that information right down to the serial number of the camera is embedded on the video tape itself – easy then to trace the source of the material. How it got into the hands of a TV network is easy o figure out too… many such handouts are often sent out and shipped.

I really have not seen the tape – and cant comment on it – but I did notice it seems to have been shot by a Mini-DV one CCD camcorder based on a JPEG properties summery on the encoding of the image online… perhaps who ever shot the video only now handed it over or perhaps it was sitting on the news-desk in the piles of other tapes that often used to stack up there and only now was noticed. Only the guys in my old ‘shop’ can answer that one – busienss people though are quicly distancing themselves from the material though. Or so reports the philippine star-

[] … Businessman denies backing coup try  Philippine Star, Philippines –

He said Arroyo’s standing order is for the Armed Forces of the Philippines to take action against Lim and the military supporters of the failed coup, while []

The other major issue of course is the ongoing attempts by the NDF panel in Norway to restart peace talks ahead of the intensified operations of the PNP and AFP versus the NPA and those others engaged in supporting that 37 year old insurgency.

[] …Palace doubts CPP-NPA sincerity in talks  Philippine  Star, Philippines –

that since 2001, the Arroyo administration has been pushing for peace with various insurgent groups including the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and

Chairman Sison afraid of localized peace talks, says AFP

Philippine Information Agency, Philippines –PANACAN, DAVAO CITY (7 July) — The Chairman of the Communist Party of the Philippines Jose Ma. Sison criticized the government’s …   [] 

But the story that caught my eye more than many is this one- the fake medicines story that is indeed more dangerous than anything else so far I’ve seen in the news even more so than Kim Il Jongs missile tests.

the proliferation of fake medicines is something akin to placebos being sent out enmasse in rural areas this could mean death to many people who often buy medicines at road side sariu-sari stores when the ‘botica’ or drug store is too far away.

If there was still a death penalty, the manufacture of fake drugs would be something worth a heinous crime designation –

Gov’t to look into proliferation of fake medicines
Philippine Information Agency, Philippines –
billion a year. The problem, according to WHO is most serious in developing countries, including the Philippines. She said fake
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