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The government will not admit it, but the country is in a state of belligerency where rebels control certain areas and the government leaves them alone.

A stalemate, and neither side is winning.

The New People’s Army (NPA), Moro National Liberation Front (MILF), Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and even the bandit group Abu Sayyaf—have “shadow governments.”

That’s the reason rebels can ambush troops or attack police stations at will in areas they control.

That’s also the reason the NPA can impose “revolutionary taxes” on businesses in areas they have control, preventing politicians from campaigning in their areas if they don’t pay a toll.

That’s the reason the government has made a peace pact with the MNLF, and is about to conclude a peace agreement with the MILF, precisely because of the stalemate.

And the bandit group Abu Sayyaf can kidnap anybody for ransom with impunity.

That’s the reason Gingoog City Mayor Ruth Guingona, wife of former Vice President Teofisto Guingona Sr. and mother of Sen. Teofisto Jr., was ambushed in a remote village in her city in Misamis Oriental province because she dared to visit an area controlled by the NPA.

The shadow governments in the provinces continue to exist because the Manila government is helpless in fighting them.

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Why did the Bureau of Customs allow the release of “magic sugar” into the market when it is a banned commodity?

Thousands of tons of the magic sugar shipment arrived from China a few months ago, but was held by customs.

Magic sugar is sweeter and cheaper than cane or ordinary sugar, but could cause cancer and liver and kidney failure, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

My sources in the customs bureau said a top official, who has been recommended by a Cabinet member, allegedly ordered the release for “a big monetary consideration.”

The customs official, according to my sources, collects bribes from smugglers through his runners, one of whom has an account with a big bank.

I was given the bank account number where bribes for the customs official are deposited and withdrawn, but I can’t mention it here.

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Masbate Prosecutor Richard Lee, whom we featured in this space twice in a row for alleged abuse of power, is now under investigation.

The result of the investigation will be submitted to Justice Undersecretary Francisco Baraan III, according to Prosecutor General Claro Arellano.

The ball is now in Baraan’s court.

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  • 47432

    The ban on magic sugar has been lifted by the FDA pursuant to the latest WHO finding that it is safe to consume.

    • 33Sam

      Never trust the WHO. They are part of the genocide plan just like the FDA. It took the makers of ASPARTAME 6 tries before they had to bring Donald Rumsfeld in to get it approved. ASPARTAME IS GENETICALLY MODIFIED EBOLA FECES. We must watch the GMO or genetically modified food/additives because these are the genocide tools. Be careful of Monsanto as well as Gates who on the heels of his father who ran Planned Parenthood, the model of the RH bill started by American Eugenics Society founder Margaret Sanger, wife of 3-in1 oil magnate, is on a genocide mission with his GMO and his vaccines. We are in for a world of hurt with these rich eugenicists finding all sorts of ways to kill us off to get to their 90% population reduction plan.

      • Simplify1

        ang layo ng conspiracy theory mo bata!! hehehe

      • 33Sam

        Mas malayo ka kc wala kang alam.. :(

  • archerfan

    bakit tulfing, di ba umabot sayo yung share mo sa magic sugar?? how dare them!!! sige tira!!

  • TAMBULI

    Monching yun email mo sa “Isumbong mo kay Tulfo” sa yahoo hindi naman sinasagot ng operator mo..ano ba klaseng serbisyo yan sa tao? Miski taga America sumusulat sa iyo hindi naman sinasagot..Ang kupad naman ng mga tao mo…Sipain mo agad…kung tamad.

  • go88

    Blackm$iling tulfo in action:

    ‘I was given the bank account number where bribes for the customs official are deposited and withdrawn, but I can’t mention it here.’

    because you’re still waiting for the custom official to decide wether to give you an envelope or not?

    • tulfotumbong

      tama ka di pa di pa nakakakuha ng katas si tulfing kaya tinatakot na ibubuko kuno ang bank account number. umatake na naman si tulfing !

  • TT Knew

    Teka muna, Teka muma, Teka Mon Tulfo. According to FDA they
    have lifted the ban on the sale of magic sugar contrary to your article. This
    was reported in the Inquirer on 16 April by one of the PDI reporters, Jocelyn Uy.
    It was also all over the TV news. This kind of reporting only proves that your credibility
    has gone to the dogs. You are Gaslighting – a form of abuse in which false
    information is presented with the intent of steering your victim on a certain
    course of action. A precursor for a shake down or blackmail.

    No wonder people regarded you as a payola columnist and your colleagues
    in your profession treat you as a joke. How pathetic.

    • NAGMAMARUNONG

      PATHETIC !!!

    • 33Sam

      If we are hearing news that the FDA lifted the ban on the sale of Magic Sugar, we must remind ourselves that ASPARTAME which is Ebola virus fecal matter genetically engineered, and that it took maker Searle 6 times to get it FDA approved before they involved Sec.of Defense Rumsfeld to HELP get it approved. We must NOT BELIEVE THE FDA ON ANYTHING. If mainstream media, NO MATTER WHO THEY ARE OR HOW NICE THEY LOOK ON CAMERA, IS PASSING NEWS TO THE PUBLIC WITHOUT QUALIFYING THAT THE NEWS IS TRUTHFUL IN ITS CONTENT AND INTENT, THEY ARE AS GUILTY AS THE SO CALLED INSTITUTION WHO HAS COLLUDED, CONSPIRED TO RELEASE ANYTHING DESIGNED TO PRODUCE BODILY HARM ON HUMANS ON A MASS SCALE!!!

      Be informed that if one lives in a town owned by murderers, the murderers will have everyone in his/her pocket. That’s how IT IS!!!

      WE MUST ALERT OURSELVES TO THE FACT THAT THE UNITED STATES IS NOT THE UNITED STATES IT USED TO BE AND CRIMINALS HAVE TAKEN OVER HER GOVERNMENT. EUGENICIST CRIMINALS!

      If colonial mentality is alive and well, we should kill it in favor of getting back to nature with local made, natural ingredients. STOP BUYING THE EUGENICIST POISONS THEY FILL OUR GROCERY STORES WITH! IMPORTERS, FIND SOMETHING ELSE TO SELL YOUR PEOPLE! DON’T BE PART OF THE GENOCIDE!!! THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE THESE ITEMS DO NOT EAT IT THEMSELVES BECAUSE THEY GOT THE MEMO NOT TO!!! WAKE UP!!!

      • Ekalam Gnekup

        What the fcuk is this? Are you suggesting that TULFO has ingested this thing to justify his behaviour? I think not. It’s his greed for money and the rapacious desire for avarice and his longing for acceptance by the reading public.

      • Noel

        You don’t even know how to spell…what’s fcuk?

    • indiosbravos2002

      No research na nama si Tulfo. Yes, FDA lifted the ban already. Not that I agree with them pero for Tulfo to claim its still illegal is false.

  • 33Sam

    Anyone who allows the importation of genocide materials is guilty of treason and conspiring to commit murder.

  • 33Sam

    Also note that the U.S. government is propping up legislation backed by lobbyists who want to erase the sweetener ingredients on food packaging. They want to hide that ASPARTAME is actually in the food item and will label such as “sugar” or “sweeteners.” Be wary of products containing SOY LECITHIN, CORN SYRUP.

  • kismaytami

    Huwag kang mag-alala Mon, magkakaroon din ng magic sa bank account mo, soon! Dahil sa account number na hawak mo.

  • nice_boy

    If we cannot trust the FDA or WHO, who do we trust? Mon Tulfo? Get real people.

  • indiosbravos2002

    FDA has lifted the ban already on magic sugar. This has been in the news last week. No idea why Tulfo did not verify before writing his column. Walang research na naman si Tulfy.

  • Noel

    Name names and the bank’s name, Mon. That’s another Attack & Collect.

  • Ackee

    There was a recent report saying that DFA already lifted the ban on magic sugar. Here is the link: http://www.philstar.com/metro/2013/04/16/931145/fda-lifts-ban-magic-sugar

  • NEILMCNALLY

    Mr Tulfo..please can you answer these important questions to assist we food buyers!?

    Magic sugar..how do we recognise it in the Marketplace?
    Is it sold under a specific label?
    Will that cheaper but more dangerous form of sweetener be mixed together with “normal” sugar so that the contamination is undetectable,but the price remains identical to that of real pure sugar?

  • disqus_WIkXYUshrh

    Bakit ganoon Kuya Tulfing? Parang wala nang naniniwala sa iyo kahit mukhang seryoso na ang sinasabi mo. Ito ba ang tinatawag na credibility gap or no credibilty?

    Kawawa ka naamn Kuya. Masakit ba ang mawalan ng credibility?

  • Ivideo

    I believe Mon Tulfo is more concentrated on the bank account than the real facts that FDA has already approved the sale of the Magic Sugar to the public. He is so focused on the account, hoping for an envelope, that he misses watching the news that even his brother Erwin reported the lifting of the ban.

  • Noel

    Of course there’s magic in sugar. There’s money.

  • gikiness

    THAT’S HOW PAID JOURNALIST MAKE MONEY

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