The Philippines - a lawless violent s...

The Philippines - a lawless violent society

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John Hodgson


#1 Jan 8, 2013
Killing and shooting occur often. Not only criminals, anti-govt rebels, and members of the armed forces are hurt or killed in such tragedies, but also many innocent people. They have no respect of laws and human lives.

See the following reports:

>>> Philippines shooting rampage leaves 8 dead near Manila
Gunman also wounded at least 9 people before being shot dead by police
The Associated Press Posted: Jan 4, 2013 4:47 AM ET Last Updated: Jan 4, 2013 1:03 PM ET

>>> The Maguindanao massacre, also known as the Ampatuan massacre, November 23, 2009.

>>> Six dead, 22 wounded in Philippine ambush
Agence France-Presse 1:00 pm | Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
John Hodgson


#2 Jan 8, 2013
>>> 13 Suspected Criminals Killed in Shootout in Philippines Monday, 7 January 2013

BALI, January 7 (RIA Novosti)– Philippine security forces gunned down at least 13 suspected members of a criminal gang at a highway checkpoint, officials said on Monday.

A police officer was wounded in the shootout that raged late Sunday after gunmen in two vehicles tried to drive through a police checkpoint near the northern coastal town of Atimonan. Officials said that as soon as troops and police flagged down the first vehicle, the gunmen aboard started shooting at them.The third vehicle turned back and managed to escape, the report said.

Calabarzon regional police chief James Melad said the investigators were verifying reports saying that some of those killed were members of the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, GMA News site reported.

Police official Valeriano de Leon said that two assault rifles and 12 pistols used by the gunmen have been recovered, GMA News reported. He also said that the gunmen were likely members of a gun-for-hire group operating in the province.

Monday, 7 January 2013

Ria Novosti

>>> U.S. diplomat's husband stabbed to death outside exclusive gated development in the PhilippinesFour men charged over murder of father-of-three George Anikow, 41

The inactive U.S. Marine major was attacked in Manila, the nation's capital
Police said suspects 'mauled and stabbed him to the back and shoulder'
By Leon Watson
PUBLISHED: 11:58 GMT, 26 November 2012 | UPDATED: 14:38 GMT, 26 November 2012

Kalinga, a land of tribal wars and fragile peace
by Sonny Evangelista

Manila (AsiaNews)– Helped by the police Father Luis Katutubo (not his real name) recently led a raid against a bar used as a cover for a prostitution ring. The bust was successful and netted the bar's owner, a member of the Tulgao tribe, who was arrested. Father Luis had previously led another raid against a notorious thief, a member of his own Tinglayan tribe. Both tribes live in Kalinga, a province located on the island of Luzon, north-east of the city of Baguio.

In doing what he did Father Luis stepped out of line and violated tribal rules. What could happen to him? To answer one must first understand the local culture.

Unlike crimes committed in Manila or other regions of the Philippines, which are normally dealt with by the judiciary and the courts, tribal culture in Kalinga is still strong and often leads to feuds and cycles of violence.

Despite the local Church's commitment against violence, intertribal warfare is commonplace. In Kalinga culture, a victim's family must find peace and solace in vengeance. So deeply ingrained is the practice that it has been nigh impossible to eradicate. Death and murder fuel such a desire for vengeance that tribesmen hardly ever forget it.

Conflict usually involves neighbouring tribes. The thirst for "justice" entails unlimited collective responsibility that knows no boundaries for it can as easily strike a student living in Manila as anyone living within the tribal territory. All it needs is that offence be given. And in a chain reaction violence begets violence, a chain that can go back several generations, the memory of the offence passed on from father to son. What for, vengeance? Reasons need not be important –killing a neighbour's chicken for example– but important are the consequences.


Since: Nov 12

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#3 Jan 9, 2013
It's a shit place that's for sure. The people are more likely to solve their problems with violence rather than words

Edmonton, Canada

#5 Jan 9, 2013
They have no respect for the law.

Officials are very greedy and corrupt.

No respect for women.

It is a poor and filthy country where the very rich people live a wasteful life and the poor (majority) do not have enough to eat.

I do not want to go back after my first visit.
Need a lesson

Leduc, Canada

#6 Mar 8, 2013
This nationalistic sentiment may lead to more violence and bloodshed.

More Pinoys believe Sabah is Philippines' territory
By Kim Arveen Patria | Yahoo! Southeast Asia Newsroom – Wed, Mar 6, 2013.

President Benigno Aquino III should be more aggressive in pursuing Sabah, netizens said, as they backed the country's claim on the disputed territory.

More than two out of three (67 percent) of the 11,789 respondents in a Yahoo! poll so far think Sabah belongs to the Philippines.


On the other hand, only 7 percent of Yahoo! poll respondents chose the answer "Sabah belongs to Malaysia."

Related story: Doubts emerge over Malaysian assault on invaders

Peaceful negotiations, meanwhile, is the next step 25 percent of respondents think the government should start looking into.

The survey has been posted on Yahoo! Philippines' front page since Monday when fighting erupted between Malaysian forces and the Sulu sultan's men.

The bloody altercation is the violent escalation of a standoff since Feb. 9 over Sultan Jamalul Kiram III's ancestral claim on the territory.

Also read: Aquino warns 'conspirators' in Sabah standoff

Malaysia-trained fighters of the Moro National Liberation Front have also reportedly joined the Sulu Sultanate's men Tuesday.

Malaysian authorities have launched an all-out offensive Tuesday to clear out the Filipino group holed out in Sabah.

A total victory declared by Malaysia, however, has been downplayed by supporters of the Sulu Sultanate, even as reports floated the possibility that armed Filipino men had survived and escaped.

Related story: CPP accuses Aquino of 'abandoning' Filipinos

The President, meanwhile, stood pat on his calls for the Filipino group to lay down their arms and surrender without condition to Malaysian authorities.

His stand has since drawn mixed reactions from several groups and individuals, including the Communist Party of the Philippines.

The government "refused to act upon the clamor for a resolute effort to pursue the Philippine territorial claim to Sabah," CPP said Tuesday.

The group further accused Aquino of fanning the anger of the Sulu sultan's followers and "abandoning" Filipinos in Sabah.

Powell River, Canada

#7 Mar 8, 2013
This all sounds like life on the rez.
Singaporean Canadian

Edmonton, Canada

#8 Mar 10, 2013
200 to 300 well armed Fiilipino gunmen came into Sabah, Malaysia 10 days ago. They alleged that Sabad is Filipino territory and they wanted to take it back.

They killed a few Sabah policemen and some innocent villagers.

Then they milated some dead bodies.

Yuck, stupid, disgusting and barbarous behavior!!!

Killing innocent people is already wrong.

Why did they milate the bodies of the victims?

Pinoys, can you make a dead person more dead?


Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#9 Mar 13, 2013
Lawless and violent is right! It's pretty bad when all white countries are warning their citizens to not travel to the Philippines. In fact a number of Asian countries seem to have it out for white Christians. Why is that?

United States

#11 Mar 14, 2013
Sounds just like Canada. They pass laws they don't enforce and killing someone just gets a warning.

Powell River, Canada

#12 Mar 14, 2013
Yohoho wrote:
Sounds just like Canada. They pass laws they don't enforce and killing someone just gets a warning.
It depends on what color you are.Two thugs beat my 80 year old mother to death for cigarettes.The white guy got life,the native got 1 year.Canadian equality.The less white you are,the more equal you are.
hi bro

Leduc, Canada

#13 Mar 14, 2013
definitely reverse discrimination.

in manila, it depends on who you are and who you know.

Edmonton, Canada

#14 May 1, 2013
Gunmen kill 13 people, wound 10 others including mayor in Philippine political violence

Check this link_http://www.foxnews . com/world/2013/04/26/gunmen-ki ll-13-people-wound-10-others-i ncluding-mayor-in-philippine-p olitical/

Also this link_http://www.eturbonews .
com/20114/15-dead-12-hurt-phil ippines-hotel-blaze

Hotel Fire In Philippines Kills 15
15 dead, 12 hurt in Philippines hotel blaze


Since: Apr 13

Location hidden

#15 May 1, 2013
Hobo wrote:
<quoted text>It depends on what color you are.Two thugs beat my 80 year old mother to death for cigarettes.The white guy got life,the native got 1 year.Canadian equality.The less white you are,the more equal you are.
horrible. and you were not able to get more justice imposed on both of them? Sad state of our country. My smypathy for your loss. I believe the death penalty s/b reinstated.

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