No time to blink
With the filing of charges versus leaders of the MILF in south by local vicitms of recent bombings of a small north cotabato town and increased tension over new bomb plots intercepted explosives and now reports of breakaway hardline rougue members of rebel groupsd linking up with JI
There is a lot of attention needed dealing with the problems there.
|Commentary: Fighting terrors in the South
Philippine Information Agency, Philippines – 31 minutes ago
… In Negros Occidental, the Communist Party of the Philippines/New People’s Army attacked and bombed vital installations of the on-going construction of the …
|PNP says JI behind Mindanao bombings
INQ7.net, Philippines – 33 minutes ago
… He also said the group sourced the mortar rounds from those “left behind” in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) campaign against the separatists …
But, Things are in a flux as local and national leaders and peoples attention spans shift towards the national passtime of politics – as evidenced by the Pasay City and Makati situations. Lets keep a close watch on the situation as divided attention could lead to disasters no one wants.
While all the local issues here in Manila are indeed important in particular to those in the places where the problems of Mindanao seem far away. Makati’s current issues take the front page as did Pasay City a few days back.
There is often that tunnel vision in media and elsewhere that might relax on some areas of concern only to get rude awakening. I do not think the warnings – and chatter – and rumors of plots and plans by some disrupt order might focus actaully on the vry places where there is disention. having been hit many times in the past when problems in Mindanao trickle out to the capital I do hope the focus of ther need for vigilance is not lost in times of local political intramurals.