NPA hits 3 Surigao mines

Military accuses rebels of extortion

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Two barges are ablaze off Claver, Surigao del Norte, following Monday’s attack by New People’s Army guerillas in this photo sent via Twitter by Roy A627 who said he was onboard a ship passing by Claver. He said their ship captain later reported that communist rebels had attacked the mining site and burned facilities. contributed photo

BUTUAN CITY—Some 300 New People’s Army guerrillas staged coordinated raids on three mines operating in Claver, Surigao del Norte province, on Monday, killing three security guards.

The communist rebels burned down 10 dump trucks, eight backhoes, two barges and a guest house, according to police and military officials. The rebels also seized several guns from private security guards and smashed computers in offices.

The NPA is the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines, which is currently holding peace talks with the Aquino administration.

The military said the refusal of Taganito Mining Corp. (TMC), Taganito HPAL Nickel Corp. and Platinum Group Metals Corp. (PGMC) to give in to the NPA demand for a revolutionary tax prompted the attacks.

In Malacañang, Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa said “this incident is an isolated case and the business community and the public can be assured that the government is on top of the situation, and that this will not deter this administration from luring investors into the country.”

“The situation in the area has been contained,” Ochoa said. “We are now exerting efforts to ensure that those responsible for these attacks are brought to justice.”

Days earlier, a rebel leader called for the dismantling of mining operations that wreak havoc on the environment and displace indigenous communities.

TMC and PGMC are among the country’s leading exporters of nickel ore to Japan, China and Australia.

TMC is owned by Nickel Asia Corp., the Philippines’ largest nickel producer with Japan’s Sumitomo Metal Mining Co. as its partner. Taganito HPAL is a sister company of TMC.

In June, Nickel Asia said its sales volumes were likely to increase about 20 percent this year, with about 60 percent of output going to China. The company was looking to sell about 10 million tons of ore this year, topping last year’s record of 8.3 million tons.

Guards outnumbered

Some 300 rebels, wearing police uniforms and on several dump trucks, simultaneously swooped down on the compounds of TMC in Barangay (village) Taganito and PGMC, in nearby Barangay Cagdianao, at 10 a.m., according to a police spokesperson in the Caraga Region.

Superintendent Martin Gamba said company guards of TMC and PGMC were outnumbered and were forced to abandon their posts.

In the TMC raid, Gamba said the rebels set on fire the firm’s administrative office, several dump trucks and mining equipment.

Killed were three TMC security guards, said Colonel Rodrigo Diapana, commander of the Army’s 402nd Infantry Brigade based in Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur province.

4 taken hostage

Gamba said the rebels also seized four people, including Jose Anievas, the resident manager of TMC.

Chief Superintendent Reynaldo Rafal, the police chief of Caraga, said the rebels, some wearing military uniforms, seized three TMC  officials at roadblocks, using them to gain entry into the mining sites.

After disarming private security guards at the site, the rebels herded all the people in an open area and burned down equipment and facilities, Rafal said.

Another group of rebels attacked the nearby PGMC also in Claver town. Three hours later, another mine site operated by Taganito HPAL,  was also attacked by rebels.

Three barges bombed

Before retreating, the rebels bombed three barges docked at the TMC wharf.

As of press time, Gamba said the police had yet to assess the extent of damage on the nearby PGMC area, citing continued skirmishes between pursuing troops and the rebels.

Hours later, the rebels freed two of the hostages as military and police authorities continued to pursue them.

Gamba said one of those freed was Anievas. He did not identify the other freed hostage.

The police spokesperson said two more people, including the TMC chief security, remained in captivity.

20 Japanese unharmed

None of the 20 Japanese working for a joint-project between TMC and Sumitomo were harmed during the raid, according to Gamba. The Japanese live on the same compound that the rebels raided in Taganito village.

In Camp Aguinaldo, a military spokesperson said the attacks in Surigao del Norte were extortion-related.

“The New People’s Army is already losing mass-base support so it uses force or coercion to get financial support. That’s why this happened,” said Colonel Arnulfo Burgos Jr., public affairs chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

Soft targets

Burgos considered mining firms and other private businesses “soft targets” for the NPA.

The attacks came days after the spokesperson of the National Democratic Front in Mindanao called on the NPA to dismantle “environmentally exploitative and destructive large-scale mining companies” operating in Caraga.

Jorge Madlos alias Ka Oris said the Aquino administration’s failure to protect the environment was displacing indigenous communities and was causing  massive environmental havoc.

“The revolutionary movement shall continue to uphold and to carry our national policy of banning and dismantling large-scale mining, logging and agribusiness companies with a track record of violating revolutionary policies,” Madlos said in a statement.

Irregularities, lumad

The mining operations of TMC and PGMC in the hinterlands of Claver were marred with controversies amid alleged irregularities in the acquisition of mine permits, displacements of “lumad” (indigenous people) communities and environmental destruction.

In May, the Tribal Coalition of Mindanao Inc. (Tricom) asked the Supreme Court to cancel mining permits, licenses and agreements granted to TMC, PGMC and three other mining firms over supposed spurious tribal consent documents in securing licenses and permits.

Clashes

Tribal communities also alleged that open-pit mines operated by the firms posed danger to the environment and health of the lumad communities in Claver.

Sporadic clashes between soldiers and communist rebels were  reported in Claver and adjacent towns of Gigacuit and Bacuag as government troops pursued the rebels.

No casualties have been reported from the clashes, according to Diapana.

“More troops have been deployed as part of our relentless pursuit operations against the rebels,” he said.  With reports from Dona Z. Pazzibugan in Manila and Reuters

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  • http://www.facebook.com/ed.villalba Ed Villalba

    kawawang mga NPA natutulog sila sila bundok samantalang ang mga kasapi nilang mga kongresista sa mga malalamig na bahay natutulog.

    • Anonymous

      You forgot about Joma Sison nag-goodtime sa Netherlands, nakasayaw pa niya si Ara
      Mina, kaya interested na siya sa mining.

    • Anonymous

      Isipin mo nalang kung sa subdivision ang  kuta nila, di nahuli sila agad! Isip isip!

  • Anonymous

    NPA! isama nyo na ang  Mining Company sa CANTILAN SURIGAO DEL SUR! illegal daw na nag ooperate doon.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UIUH3BZTZ2GWGKMLLYL2T777PQ holden

      baka nagbibigay ng revolutionary tax kaya hindi nila ginalaw.. :(

    • Anonymous

      “…daw”?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q6I2R3ZB2OXDBYC3C6FRMPBQBU Murphy

    Modern day barbarians.

  • Anonymous

    the npa are now just a group of bandit extorting money to support joma sison’s lifestyle in europe.

    • Anonymous

      NANIWALA KA NAMAN! Para ka na ring spokesman ng AFP!

      • Anonymous

        Nagsalita si joma!
        Sent from my BlackBerry® powered by Sun Cellular

  • Alfonso Dubouzet

    This shows how NPA can do anything with impunity in front of PNP and the military  . What a shame. Pnoy this should be one of your priorities. Protecting our foreign investments and investors in the country.Do not focus on GMA. It cannot boost the economy when she’s in jail. Where are the the law enforcers at the time of raid? Sleeping ? Playing golf? or gulfing?

    • Anonymous

      SHAME ON YOU! Protect our foreign investments? Alam mo ba ang nakukuha lang Pilipinas sa mining na yan, labas pa sa temporary na haba ng trabaho. Pag naubos na ang mga minerals, lalayas na yan at maiiwang nakatiwangwang ang mga sirang kalikasan. Dapat nationalized ang mining!

      • Anonymous

        Where did you get your Education? or a better question would be “have you ever had any Education?” In case you’re not aware (no surprise on that one) Philippine companies lack the necessary “Capital” and “Technical Expertise” to in engage in large scale mining like the ones found in Surigao so in order to do so they make partnerships with foreign firms to make use of their technology and experience in Mining. As for the mineral resources being depleted, what is their value if youre not going to mine them ANYWAY? At least people in the local communities are being given jobs rather than virtually nothing at all. Think! Think!

  • Anonymous

    This only serves to highlight how foolhardy it is to negotiate with these people and how they should remain listed as a terrorist group.

  • Anonymous

    on the AFP-PNP side: a glaring display of intelligence failure!!!!! it’s up to everyone how you would define the word “intelligence”. 

    on the NPA side: glaring display of banditry, devil may care attitude….you should be wiped out of the face of this country

    • Anonymous

      you too!

  • Anonymous

    many don’t believe that there 300 real armed CPP/NPAs that participated in the raids, most of these are sympathizers and supporters in their local areas, ok ? this is supposed to be the job of the military in determining those supporting the rebellions in the local area and  “root them out”, ok? the NPA/criminals will not dare in a place where the community don’t support them, the AFP generals & officers in those areas are “sleeping & doing nothing” on this NPAs, ok? they’re scared of these “ragtag” bandits and criminals supported by their “boss” in Ph congress! if i’m a foreign investor, why should i invest in the Ph without assurance of my business, ha?

    • Anonymous

      there could be a collusion between them. we are not even sure if those are “real” NPAs. they can’t say those were NPAs because there were no “intelligence” report in the first place. the intelligence fund could have been compromised a long long time ago, even before the budget was allocated for it.

      the incident could have been staged. right, staged. well, most of these type of incident seemed to be staged for the seemingly idiotic minds. but the perpetrators forgot that not all are pea-brains (as opposed to the majority of being pig-minded, corrupt yes) and that bleeding-edge technology is both a tool and a weapon. you cannot hide a lie with lies and half-truths forever, specially in the advent of mobile communication and internet technology.

      well, not all of us are corrupt. you’ll see that corruption (of the people) is the result of dire poverty, that corruption (by the people) is to expedite, and that corruption (for the people) is worth fighting for.

      @hildebrandt don’t lose hope, mein freund. 

    • Anonymous

      Bettery yet hindi na nga kasi huhuthutan lang nila ang likas yaman natin. Dapat tayong mga Pilipino ang magdevelop at makinabang, hindi yung ibang bansa ang makinabang sa mga mina natin, ok?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ELA6SE5B5D7WU2SHIOBRBRAFFQ chief

    news title should read  ” EXTORTIONIST CRIMINALS HITS 3 SURIGAO MINES”

    • Anonymous

      says AFP Press Release

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6I5OQSOZBPNU77JNCBBTXKX45M Wel Aguda

    to all NPA’s out there it’s better to leave Philippines. your such an as#@$es. People of the Philippines are against you as as#@$es. 

  • Anonymous

    The Army wants the NPA alive so they will have a budget and reason for existence. Erap was going to wipe-out the MILF, but mawawalan ng trabaho yung mga inutil na Euro and Tongpats Generals. Joma and the Generals play the game, but it’s the simple footsoldiers on both sides and civilians who die, while they get rich and enjoy themselves. Sick!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PPSHX2WQDC664ASRV6X2K5EVEQ Mind Lumayag

      STUPIDO. SAAN MO NANAMAN NAKUHA YANG OPINION NA YAN.

      • Anonymous

        Sabi ng mga kaibigan kong sundalo. Surrounded nila NPA like in Jolo School hostage taking, Patrols in Maguindanao, Pinapa-pull back and withdraw para makawala, tunay na moro moro. CO nil nagbebenta ng baril at bala sa MILF and Abu supporters. Not opinion, truth. Open your eyes and wake-up to the propaganda of both sides. Sa UP madami akong kaibigan, leftist at rightist. Mga iba Major at Lt. Col ngayon. Iba NPA, Parehong iniisip kapakanan ng kapwa Pilipino, ngunit iba ang landas. Sad!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZWTTKJTI57YO7TZBJC66GA2OLU dennis

    We have to understand right now that Pnoy deployed most of our military in operations in those areas severely affected by floods! Kung kayo ang Presidente,syempre uunahin mo yung mas higit na nangangailangan lalo na sa pag-rescue ng taong bayan.Masyadong barbaric ang paglusob ng NPA sa Surigao area.Sinamantala nila na habang busy sa ibang operation ang military eh sinabayan nila ng pagsalakay.Bakit ba sa halip na magkaroon ng patayan eh dapat eh tumulong naman kayong mga NPA/CPP,para naman may pakinabang sa inyo ang taong bayan.At hindi na lang puro revolutionary tax ang mga sinisingil nyo tapos ihuhulog nyo lang pala sa hukay ang mga tao.Barya-barya lang yang mga tinitira nyo,minsan naman eh balitaan nyo naman kami ng isang korap sa lipunan ang itinumba nyo.

  • http://www.facebook.com/leslie.hildebrandt Les Hildebrandt

    Sad was looking to settle in  BUTUAN CITY and start up a business there that would have employed over 30 locals and settle there with my future wife……. Not sure how to make my plans now and stay here for i want a safe life to raise mine and her children. Just wish the Philippine Gov get its corrupt act together and deal with some things like truly squashing out breaks like this. I cant believe with the number of people involved in this attack that many corrupt officials had prior warning and got there family members out of the way before it happens…………..  I know if i tried to start up a full blown manufacturing business there i likely have to pay a tax to the rebels just to keep my window manufacturing business from getting SMASHED TO PIECES ! !

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5GRTCH676OFEK7ELOJBBA6EMCE Bonifacio Aquino

    While the PH gov’t is harping for continuous peace talks, the other party is on the continuous senseless rampage…. killing and destroying. Decisive executive actions are urgently needed. How would a prexy define “revolutionary taxes”, assassinations, kidnappings, destruction of public and private properties, extortion, using landmines in ambuscades, paralyzing strikes, “kangaroo courts”, do not recognize the constitution but seek shelter under it when accused or aggrieved, taking advantage of calamities to strike against non-military targets and other treacherous activities of those who self-proclaimed as “army of the people’?   

  • Anonymous

    Does any of the reader have the idea of how  nickels are being process? There must be an irregularity on the part of the mining Company. Maybe people are dying surrounding the mining company and nobody wants to hear about this because the people belongs to a indigent tribes. 

  • Anonymous

    Is there somebody who knows how nickels are being process? Maybe the Mining companys did some
    irregularity in disposing their deadly chemical. People lives on this area, like the indigent tribes, probably
    dying from this chemicals. Well looks nobody cares, that why the NPA’s are using this as their propaganda. I don’t like Red China and anything that has to do with communism, however, it seems like
    their are the one’s interested on the tribes welfare. Lets us bark together on the right tree, ok.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6GQ752PZJPHPSBIG53P53TGF7Y Nelson

    Ochoa could only utter a lie: “this is only an isolated case…” Not all Filipinos are that stupid to believe
    you Malacanang SOT… Pnoy is now number one NPA recruiter… the more he let people suffer and desperate because of his unpopular and anti-poor governance, the more they become rebellious and symphatize with the NPA’s cause.

  • Anonymous

    this is the time to pulverize the them…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ASYPKTTSXUPUK4ZBNFGZHUXM3I rapyap

    dapat all out war na sa NPA! Why do they have to take innocent lives? Hindi naman ang security guard ang nagmamay.ari ng company. Nag tratrabaho lang sila! Sira ulo yang mga NPA na yan! dapat “TERMINATE” na sila!!!! Kung sila kaya mawalan ng mahal sa buhay?! Di kasi nag iisip

  • Anonymous

    NIKL should invest for advance command post and wireless, solar powered hidden surveillance cam scattered meters or even kilometers away from their area of interest, those that can take and send both live video and audio so they can already react and alert the police or even the military of the real-time coordinates where the enemy is moving, and drop them dead right there, and no news leaks so that the enemy would have no idea how they got caught in the act, and the locations of these spy gadgets won’t be compromised.

  • Anonymous

    fuc$%^! NPA

  • Guest

    Tang inumin niyo wag milo – wala nang pagasa Pilipinas, goodluck sa ating lahat!

  • Anonymous

    “NIKL should invest for advance command post and wireless…”

    @pilipino @readers

    so why didn’t the police or the military or the company itself insists on that sort of security setup? because….

    you are talking about a surveillance technology that these companies can afford a hundred times over. it begs the question of why they didnt. because….

  • http://www.facebook.com/isidro.valencia Isidro Valencia

    I was in Taganito, Claver, Carrascal a month ago. If only our government will open their eyes about the total destruction of mountain, God forbids nature will punish mankind in the years to come.

    On the other hand, if we Filipinos will not convert the stones into dollar, our economy will be affected.
    Now, our lumads or mountain people are displaced without fair compensation as provided by law.What is the result, some of them join the New People Army. And some of them swindled foreign investors.

    Mining is good if it is done in responsible manner and without involvement of “politicians.” I heard money intended for implementing “social corporate responsibility” about 2% of the total production budget is being keep by people with power in the local areas, and perhaps in connivance with people in Manila.

    But there are also good politicians, to name one is former Gov. Vicente Pimentel.

    The MGB people who are doing their good job are helpless if politicians are involved. Of course there are some unscrupulous Regional Directors who are conniving with Governors and Congressmen just to earn “plenty of dollars more.”

    I pray my good friend MGB Director Jasareno, who is a hardworking government public servant will do something to discipline his erring people in the field. There are numerous complaints that need solutions.

    • Anonymous

      Sid, tama ka.  Ito ang dapat tingnan ng mga senador.  The senator and congressman in charge of natural resources committee should fly to the mine site, ‘put their feet on the ground’, and see for themselves the real condition of the area and the native people originally from the mining areas.  They should summon to appear in the senate the management of the mining companies, local officials, and heads and members of cultural minorities.  Basic questions e.g. how much taxes/royalties being paid to the local baranggay, municipality, and province; where did the money went or spent; did the mining company observed environmental laws; how much taxes really went to the national government, etc.?????? If it turns out that only the owner’s is raking-in huge profit while destroying the environment, maybe the NPAs is correct – close the mine.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MJNTX7T6WXPHBUXJ3COQ4V6BAE Marlyn De vera

    These CPP-NPA-NDF are terrorists, saboteurs, extortionist and group of LAZY DOGS! After all those years it is the same tag.

  • Anonymous

    The issue at hand should not be viewed as purely military against the rebels as well as investments. The concerns raised regarding the environment and the indigenous peoples are valid points which should be addressed by all concerned satisfactorily. Minerals that are extracted and exported once taken are lost forever. The natural resources belong to all generations and what will be left to the future generations when the minerals are lost forever even if this generation presumably has made use of them and benefited from them? 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5GRTCH676OFEK7ELOJBBA6EMCE Bonifacio Aquino

    Nelson, you’re absolutely right. Reds are freely roaming the halls of Malacanañ palace, Congress, LGUs and most government offices. U can easily identify them in the Cabinet. It’s a matter of time, even the AFP and PNP will be irreversibly infested. We are being fed to the dogs! Gising bayan!    

  • Anonymous

    The reason behind the raid is EXTORTION.

  • Anonymous

    50 years from now, NPAs will still be staging attacks like this….lost cause….useless waste of lives and resources…the CPP was relevant 30 years ago and had the support of the masses….today, it’s no longer relevant and longer have the support of the masses….sayang.

  • Anonymous

    this is a message to P-noy: ALL YOUR EFFORTS FOR FOREIGN INVESTORS IN THE PH. WILL SURELY FAIL,  THEY’RE NOT STUPID TO POUR OUT THEIR MONEY TO A COUNTRY CONTROLLED BY REBELLIONS, THE AFP MILITARY IS NOT DOING THEIR JOBS TO ERADICATE THESE REBELS DEPENDED & PROTECTED BY YOUR HRC PEOPLE!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/T5GOBUSFFFNEP2PFKHHBGT3PPY juan

    Nasaan na yun Bayan Muna, LFS, Gabriela et. al. di ba dapat rally din sila laban sa human rights violation at pagsunog ng NPA?

    Ay naalala ko kakampi pala nila NPA kaya no comment sila!

    • Anonymous

      These are NPA Front Organizations who does nothing but complain each time the NPA are compromised by the military. Expect nothing productive and intelligent to come up from them.

    • Anonymous

      Ang babaw mo mag-isip..natuto ka lang gumamit ng internet dito mo pa inilabas kababawan mo. Pag-aralan mo ang lipunang Pilipino at ang ugat ng mga tunggalian at subukan mong unawain ang mga kilusan at organisasyon panlipunan, ang mga idolohiyang pinanghahawakan nito…mauunawaan mo kung anong ibig sabihin ng tunggalian sa lipunan.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NTHJKDB5H7WWJKCK573RN7CHDY Tom

    During the Cuban missile crisis, a cartoon appeared in a newspaper showing JFK and Nikita Khrushchev sitting on the table. Khrushchev was having his meal and said to JFK, “Mind if I eat while we talk?” That’s the communists. While pretending to talk peace, they attack us with impunity. Unleash to thme the dogs of war instead of engaging with them in useless and endless talks. Talk with them in the language they understand – WAR!!! President Magsaysay broke the backbone of the Huk rebellion in the 1950s with his “ALL OUR FRIENDSHIP OR ALL OUT WAR”. This applies to the Moro terrorists as well. Give them the peace of the grave.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3UZOAQ6YXZ7LV4AEKHDH6HDDCA Jeamergs

    vc

  • Anonymous

    Maybe its time to give clearance to these Mining firms to hire their own mercenary groups to protect their own investments in areas plagued by the Terrorist NPA. Surely they will be more than willing to kill these criminal Thieves. But expect a dozen of protests to erupt on part of the NPA front organizations masquerading as Human Rights Groups!

    • Anonymous

      that will be adding fuel to the fire.

      don’t swallow a cat to catch a swallowed mice. don’t swallow a dog to catch a swallowed cat. it just makes the situation worse.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MPXBEUGBAUKSOM7GBU276D7PWU mike

    the intelligence service of the AFP is one  the most funded of all the intelligence agencies, yet they are always the last to know where their enemies are. I have spoken to a lot of people when i was field engineer of the GRTS, ordinary people in the cordilleras and down south tagalog region can map with outmost certainty where the NPAs travel at night,  where they stop to eat, defecate, take a nap, and then travel again, and sad to say people really know them. As sad as the fact that they know that their government’s armed forces cant protect them.

    Who do you think uses the foot trails connecting relay stations to different sitios? why do you think that the huts near the relay stations have big kettles and lots of firewoods with no one actually residing there? 

    and the old question, how do you recognize a group of rebels when you see one? 

     with the same old answer ,when they collectively rest their rifles and enjoy their lunch or dinner with other farmers, or when they gather their rifles and put it inside and under the jeepneys benches asking passengers to look after them while they are atop the roof enjoying their usual chit chat with co passengers..

    and you know when its the army (afp) because by all means, they hug their weapons as if everytime , their lives depends on them….

  • Victor Villanueva

    Mining has contributed an average of only 1.6% to the Gross Domestic Product. Mining companies pay in taxes only the equivalent of 5% of their total mineral haul from the country. They contribute less than 1% to overall employment, and whatever jobs they create are hazardous and temporary in nature.Compared to these minuscule “contributions,” what the country loses is incalculable. In the past three and a half decades, foreign mining companies siphoned out P1.5 trillion worth of Philippine mineral resources, including gold, nickel, copper, chromite and magnetite.

  • Anonymous

    It’s true that extortion is behind the NPA raids. But there is also the need to look into why the insurgency doesn’t go away and why it obviously has some support among the people. We need to be more circumspect about our mining policies. Most mining operations simply plunder the natural resources and do little to uplift and provide for the future of the area and its people. Much like the logging operators did several years ago. The NPA may be opportunistically riding on issues, but that does not make those issues less valid just because the NPA takes advantage of them.

  • Pulis Na Pogi

    if not for the extortion angle, i would agree with the NPAs on this one.  Mining is an unsustainable industry.  it is just a one shot deal that leaves a mark forever.  we can live off other resources that we have.  the philippines is very rich on that.

    to those pro mining people, the argument is always “we provide jobs to the communities.”  my counter argument is very simple:  compare the number of people who actually prospered in mining to those who suffered its effects and consequences.  are the numbers just and fair?

  • Victor Villanueva

    Foreign mining operations in the Philippines have not contributed to the long-term development of the domestic economy. They have not gone beyond mere extraction. While these companies earn billions, the mineral resources they extract are exported as inputs to the industrialization of foreign economies, and are permanently lost to the country. They deprive the Philippines of many minerals needed for national industrialization and the building of basic local industries.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EFLNNS5RGAE642T54RABBQ7FXA Boy Mcdo

      siguro wag mo sisihin foreign companies, ang sisihin mo govt at phil investors. why? una, bakit ipinasa ng govt ang batas to open mining s phils? second , why not ban foreign invenstors? siguro kasi halos walang pilipino ang gusto mag invest sa magulong mindanao… three , if the people there are against mining , why they apply and even for work in taganito mining companies? why they sell foods to the employees of mining, they even provide houses for sa mga workers? so hindi nila ayaw.

      next question, the npa’s question the environmental effect, pweh. eh extortion din pala ang habol sa huli.. next question ulit, why is it that govt police and afp troops unable to control the damage? 3 hrs nagsusunog mga npa, wlang help. helicopters, simba or batallion of troops, nasan n sila? helpless mga tao dun. mg amay na hostage, pinagsusunog mga gamit ng mga contractors. alam mb kung gaano kalaki ang damage sa eqpt namin??

      with this scenario, it looks like wala talagang pag-asa umasenso ang mindanao at least for 20 yrs from now. surigao del norte is a very poor province, very little commerce, terrorism is there. we dont need terrorism law to kill these npa’s?  what theyve done are plainly extortion, sabotage, destruction of properties, arson and kidnapping. wala b nito sa batas ng pilipinas? i dont think so… ang pilipino walang kadala dala sa pagboto ng local at national leaders, so ito ang isang halimbawa ng resulta nun… god bless the phils…

  • Anonymous

    THERE SHOULD ONLY BE ONE GOVERNMENT

    Now we have two laws, the republic’s and the revolutionaries. which one is legitimate? or are we to follow both? Uphold the Republic, bomb the scoundrels! For whatever reasons, there is no justification for the attack.

    • Anonymous

      Thats right. every single member of this Terrorist group must be exterminated like filthy rodents.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WJX5I5FJL52QCZDUKDNWOTIZHQ Lateralus

    puspusan na ang extortion ng NPA ngayon kase magpapasko na! magpaparty daw sila! kaya ginawang sample ang mga minahan sa surigao kase ayaw magbayad ng revolutionary tax. ayon yan sa bubuwit ko sa CIA. 

  • Anonymous

    I can see that a lot of NPA agents have already swarmed the comments board with silly excuse and justifications for the recent TERRORIST raid.

    If I were the mining company I’d make sure that I return the favor to these terrorists by ordering a hit on everyone who participated in this horrendous act that only primitive apes would do. LOL

  • Anonymous

    wala bang reaction ang mga militante sa ginawa ng mga kabalikat nila?

  • Anonymous

    In Malacañang, Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa said “this incident is
    an ISOLATED case and the business community and the public can be
    assured that the government is on top of the situation”

    …Sure ! This is what you always say.  How can you call 3 coordinated raids isolated!  Imbue in the investors that they can sleep well at night under your vigilant watch is the way to go mga kumpadres.  Safety always comes first.

  • Anonymous

    You can never justify the destruction of civilian lives & properties to advance a social cause. The NPA’s proven again that they’re just terrorists like the Abu Sayaff.

    • Anonymous

      @ RE680: The destruction of Mining comes first that affect lives of many people in the countryside. The poor people could not get help from the State as it is the State itself who instituted and permitted this mining activities..should you complain, the state will send its army..poor people finds solace with the New People Army and that’s the reality in the countryside..if the reactionary state has its army, the poor masses finds the NPA’s as their army..the War that they are waging is a reaction to the State violence against the masses..the NPA’s never waste a bullet for non-sense..if the likes of Executive Minister will go to the countryside and provoke the people’s army, he will surely get what he wants..or to surely get what he wants, try to hurt the poor masses that you will be tried at people’s court. My suggestion is for us to study the social contradiction, of state sponsored programs and its effect on the ground rather than making a generalization that only contributes confusion among readers. To truly help solve the problem is to understand the complexity of the issue..from there you will draw suggestions to solve the problem. 

      • Anonymous

        LOL the issue here is pretty simple. Beggars like you and the NPA should learn that working hard is the only answer to escape poverty and resorting violence and joining Terrorist groups would only make things more difficult for all you rodents. Attacking businesses will only deprive the area of economic growth and the people who depend on these industries for jobs will suffer the most when these industries are CLOSED for security risks.

        Now that the Mining company in Surigao has “Suspended” its operation, Is the NPA willing to shoulder the money being earned by the locals who rely on the company for jobs to sustain their living?? I think NOT.

      • Anonymous

        Yes, I too don’t agree with NPA’s “ipinaglalaban” kuno! NPA’s are simply murderers. Ano ang mangyayari sa family ng mga guardiang pinatay nila in their latest murder rage?

    • Anonymous

      The NPA have their own agenda. (N)eed (P)lenty of (A)ssets. or (N)ever (P)oor (A)gain. whatever.

      the WORST thing that can happen is for good people to do nothing. STOP the blaming game. ask yourself if you DID something to put a stop to it, for today and for the next generations. if NOT, don’t let it stop you, you can always make things better for the good of all.

        

  • Anonymous

    “Days earlier, a rebel leader called for the dismantling of mining
    operations that wreak havoc on the environment and displace indigenous
    communities.”

    Pero okay lang basta magbayad ng revolutionary tax=tong.

  • Anonymous

    Executive Minister, you sound like a typical plunderer who is willing to hand over this country’s resources to any foreign suckers, a typical technician or a bureaucrat who understands lives by getting fat salary and personal benefits..a life without values and ideology about what a society should be. You have to understand, because the State opted to sell out our national patrimony and isolated the poor masses (displaced and uprooted from their land to give way to foreign corporations)…NPA’s act is a punishment that most likely praised by the poor. As you sound like a mercenary, get your butt off your chair, stop surfing and commenting through internet..pick your rifle up and you may join the war!

  • Victor Villanueva

    if this will help put a stop to the multi-trillion plunder and the permanent loss of our finite mineral resources, buti na lang may mga rebelde!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EFLNNS5RGAE642T54RABBQ7FXA Boy Mcdo

    siguro di dapat
    dito sisihin foreign companies, ang sisihin dito ay govt at phil
    investors. why? una, bakit ipinasa ng govt ang batas to open mining s
    phils? second , why not ban foreign invenstors? siguro kasi halos walang
    pilipino ang gusto mag invest sa magulong mindanao… three , if the
    people there are against mining , why they apply and even for work in
    taganito mining companies? why they sell foods to the employees of
    mining, they even provide houses for sa mga workers? so hindi nila ayaw.

    next question, the npa’s question the environmental effect, pweh. eh
    extortion din pala ang habol sa huli.. next question ulit, why is it
    that govt police and afp troops unable to control the damage? 3 hrs
    nagsusunog mga npa, wlang help. helicopters, simba or batallion of
    troops, nasan n sila? helpless mga tao dun. mg amay na hostage,
    pinagsusunog mga gamit ng mga contractors. alam mb kung gaano kalaki ang
    damage sa eqpt namin??

    with this scenario, it looks like wala talagang pag-asa umasenso ang
    mindanao at least for 20 yrs from now. surigao del norte is a very poor
    province, very little commerce, terrorism is there. we dont need
    terrorism law to kill these npa’s?  what theyve done are plainly
    extortion, sabotage, destruction of properties, arson and kidnapping.
    wala b nito sa batas ng pilipinas? i dont think so… ang pilipino
    walang kadala dala sa pagboto ng local at national leaders, so ito ang
    isang halimbawa ng resulta nun… god bless the phils…

  • Anonymous

    Isolated?  Sino niloloko nyo.  Pag meron revolutionary tax ok sa NPA pagwala hindi ok.  Anywhere in PH, pag meron ganito hindi isolated case ito.  Matagal nang nanggagago ang mga tulisan yan.  Walang ipinaglalaban na idolohiya sila, basta kaperahan at pag dami ng kapwa tulisan dun sila. 

  • Pablo Juan

    Well that’s a new strategy to get recruits.. if you cant win them on the ideology try something different.. like an advocacy.  Like the advocacy not the “execution”. 

  • Anonymous

    jgami, you sound like the typical Brainwashed commie pig who is willing to justify unlawful TERRORIST acts in the name of upholding the NPA’s crusade for Extortion and simply because you are being PAID by them to make silly comments and  personal attacks on people who disagree with their TERRORIST actions. Mining industries exist in virtually all countries including Communist China but do people there rise up and make TERRORIST raids cause their lands are being sold to foreign corporations? NO. Its just an ill conceived Pathetic Excuse by your NPA THUG comrades to spread Terror and promote economic collapse in rural areas. Besides, the poorer the people (like you) the more vulnerable they get to Communist propaganda which makes them easier to recruit and join the ranks of the Commie TERRORISTS. Also you’re in no position to challenge me to pick up guns and join a war that doesn’t exist. Im still too young and I prefer my underlings to do the dirty work for me but then again a beggar like you wouldn’t understand how intelligent people think so you can just quit and stop trying. LOL

    • Anonymous

      @ Executive Minister: hahaha..there you are..shallow minded fool. all the while you think like you are intelligent..i am not justifying their act, i am just telling you what is happening in the countryside so when you make a suggestion to solve the problem you have to make an intelligent one and not just a military solution as what you keep on bragging. Try to use your head and analyze event..you can never solve this by a military approach. Now, don’t compare our country with China as we have a far different reality when it comes to handling projects like this..learn more. Talking about my vulnerability, my being poor..(as if you really know me), you yourself admit it in a way–communist ideology in the Philippines is truly appealing to the poor and they are ready to embrace it as an option to this ill ridden system of the country..the revolution carries the ideology of the poor. My being beggar..well, it took me to travel to USA, Canada and in some Europian Countries..this travel made me see things in different angles and from different perspectives. That’s why I love my country and I hate opportunist bureaucrats who enrich themselves by sucking the dick of the suckers and not mindfull of the long term benefit of the country..Call me a brainwashed…thanks..as my mind been polluted with much news on corruption and bribery which becomes the culture in the government system..

      • Anonymous

        Of course you would DENY justifying their acts, but its obvious to everyone that youre siding with the NPA just by the sound of your statements. Also you accuse me of acting intelligent when you’re the one around here who’s PRETENDING to be an “Expert” in resolving issues concerning NPA’s TERRORISM. Dont compare our country with China, I guess youre right cause a TERRORIST raid in any mining companies there would result to complete Extermination of the Terrorists right? The Philippine government should do the same and Exterminate all Terrorist groups operating in the country. Its just like getting rid of termites, when you kill all of them they never return LOL
        But in the end youre still a Commie Sympathizer LOL oh and the Commie Ideology seems strong in you therefore you truly are Poor HaHaHa

      • Anonymous

        Nuong City Administrator sya sa Q.C wala naman din nangyari sa city. Madumi, kumita sila sa garbage collection, naging carnapping center pati sa lunsod. what can we expect KKK? To call the Surigao incident . . .”an isolated case” is the height of not even stupidity!

  • Anonymous

    revolutionary taxes or damage to property? neither one do not sound like it came from an environmental friendly mindset

    • Anonymous

      Its so obvious that the NPA Terrorists are only using the excuse “Concern for the Environment” as a smokescreen to extract revenge on the company for refusing to give in to their Extortion demands LOL Only a brainless commie would believe such a desperate Lie!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_65LH7K2WU5WFLLJXWYMUCBM4OA Trump Pillow

    I don’t think the problem is the foreign investors or the “Capitalista” they are just there because of opportunity. I think the problem lies on our LGU who approves the permit of these opportunists. Marami akong kamag anak na seaman na di na nagugulat sa mga dayuhang mining firms, mga loggers, at kung ano ano kasi sila ung nag dedeliver ng mga raw materials na nakukuha nila dito. At dapat di na rin tayo magtaka kasi nakikita naman natin yung mga kagubatan natin na mabilis nakakalbo at bundok na nagiging patag dahil sa kanila.. ang kaso wala tayo ginagawa at ang mga LGU eh ang gusto eh easy money.. sino nga ba naman di matutuwa sa milyon na kinikita nila kada buwan kapalit na bilyong piso na nawawala sa ating kaban.. kung me matiyaga lang sana na pilipinong mamumuhunan sa ating likas na yaman tayo sana nakikinabang at hindi yung mga dayuhan..

  • Anonymous

    Ok Mr. President, the NPA are  spitting in your face. What’s your next move. Peace and Order are paramount to a functioning democracy di ba.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_65LH7K2WU5WFLLJXWYMUCBM4OA Trump Pillow

    NPA’s are OBSOLETE.. pinapauso lang ulet nila.. we should work together not destroy one another..

    • https://me.yahoo.com/a/VROWvq44o8gho88CV_nELIxrPQ--#278be Kadre

      But the should not be underestimated. Lumalakas sila ngayon. Marami na silang cloaks. And they multiply because poor people who can easily be swayed by them multiplied tenfold! Pilipinas, anong nangyayari?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OHOD5EA75DBBUH53UKLRXRK764 Mang Teban

    Kung sa palagay ng iba tama ang ginagawa ng NPA na magpasabog ng bomba at pumatay ng tao para patunayan na sila ay mahirap kalabanin, nagkakamali po kayo.

    Ano po ba ang pinaglalaban ng mga duwag?
    Ang isang grupong kawatan nagtatago sa dilim at nagsusuot ng panakip sa mukha. Mahilig din ito sa ambush at hindi harapan kong lumaban. Pati mga naghahanap-buhay ng marangal tulad ng mga security guards dinadamay sa pagpatay. Bakit lumalaban ng pa-traydor?

    Lalo lamang nagkakatotoo na ang layunin ng NPA ay manuhol ng pera at hindi naman para sa kaisipang ipaglaban ang karapatang pantao tulad ng pagkawalan ng hanap-buhay sa mga naaapektuhan ng pagkasira ng kabundukan o mga ilog dahil sa pagmimina.

    Ang NPA ay nangakwarta lamang at ginagamit na dahilan ang mga isyung maaari naman idaan sa malumay at matahimik na pag-uusap. Mga kriminal ang mga sumasanib sa NPA. Mga duwag ang mga pumapatay na NPA. Mga hung-hang ang mga sumisimpatya sa NPA. Walang puwang sa kahit na anong larangan ng pulitika at demokrasya at gumagamit ng dahas.

    Bakit ba naman kasi pinagkaka-usap pa itong mga magnanakaw ng kapayapaan at mga kasabwat ng demonyo itong mga NPA? Kung mali ang operasyon ng pagmimina sa Surigao del Norte, bakit hindi ituon ang pakikibaka sa harap ng mga mamamayan at imungkahi ito sa lokal na pamahalaan o kung ayaw pakinggan ang petisyon na itigil ang pagmina, ipaabot sa mas mataas na kinaukulan tulad ng Korte Suprema kung nagmamatigas-ulo ang DENR o Bureau of Mines na maglungsad ng public hearing?
    Madaling tukuyin ang panig na walang malinis na hangarin kung ito ay napag-uusapan at mapagbigyan ang mga kumpanya sa pagmimina ang kani-kanilang pahayag. Pero, dahil dinadaan sa karahasan, lumabo ang pagkakataon na magkaroon ng dayalogo. Ngunit, di pa huli ang lahat. Magpatawag nawa ang DENR ng pagpupulong para maliwanagan ang bawat isa sa isyung pinaglalaban..i-.pwera na ang NPA sa usapin.

  • Anonymous

    Huyst! Mga kababayan, tama na yang walang kwentang alaskahan. Merong mas malaking problema kaysa sa NPA. Mukang ninanais na talaga ang Tsina na umpisahan ang digmaan laban sa Pilipinas at Vietnam:
    http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Analysis/Walker/2011/10/03/Walkers-World-War-in-South-China-Sea/UPI-23491317637140/?spt=hs&or=an

    http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2011/09/30/2003514541

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_65LH7K2WU5WFLLJXWYMUCBM4OA Trump Pillow

      last time na ginawa nila i think last month eh tinutok nila yung nuclear missles nila sa manila.. Washington Post ata yung unang nagbalita nyan.. Its a possibility that it could take place in our lifetime and i think what also provoked that is because of US intervention in conflict of Libya and other oil producing countries since China is growing they need more resources and they need the oil rich spratly Islands. 

  • Anonymous

    Plain terrorism, banditry!!! Ano, Casino, Ocampo et al, anong masasabi nyo hah? Baduy na kayo!!!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5STEU22AD7YRHQSB6RE56ZDSYA J

    “Jorge Madlos alias Ka Oris said the Aquino administration’s failure to protect the environment was displacing indigenous communities and was causing massive environmental havoc.”

    -First am not a fan of what they have done. It is the same lame excuse for years and I don’t know if they are really sincere of what they are fighting for? Even Communist China of which NPA ideology mainly came from have changed because they realize being a hardcore communist doesn’t pay. NPA leadership are immersed on the power they have and it is a point of no return for them. They are obsessed every minute of the day on how to bring down a gov’t of which the majority recognized.
    – On our gov’t side, there is so much you can do to get these guys back to our side. Be sincere on what you are doing. There are many critics and skeptics, non-believers that you can do a real change but who cares just do the right thing for everyone. I am sure majority of Pinoys want this country change for good specially those saying da mn this country of no hope.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NJNV6WMCAJ44FECKWLLVIWGC2E Vic

    New People’s Army is a misnomer. Since they don’t represent the majority of the people, the word “People” should be dropped. Because they have nothing new to offer this country, the word  “New” should be dropped, too. And since they are lawless, lazy, arrogant, no trade skill, mayabang, losers, extortionists, etc., the word Army should be replaced by a more appropriate word: BANDIT.

    It is ironic that they are still fighting for the communist ideology which is a bankrupt ideology. They still look up to Mao as an inspiration when in fact the China today has embraced capitalism and abandoned Mao’s centralized planning and control that proved to be a failure. As we see now, capitalism has made China the second largest economy in the world. Had China continued on Mao’s path, it would be like North Korea, backward, unstable, poor, isolated, chaotic. and a threat to world peace. This is what the BANDITS would like us to be.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mikhail-Bakunin/100002117144606 Mikhail Bakunin

      As if you you know what communism is…have you ever read Das Kapital? Or State and Revolution? China is where it is today because of Socialism…not communism; it underwent a revolution for national liberation before it embraced socialism…please read history and political economy before you go off spouting words you learnt from CNN and other mass media. Lastly, China does have not have a capitalist economy; it’s economy is mixed. It allows free market enterprise but the essential parts of its economy are controlled by the state; ergo, socialism (again, not communism; why? do some research).

      • Anonymous

          China and the rest of the so called Communists/Marxist states are actually DICTATORSHIP. The communist party is the dictator. It is just a coincidence that some systems of governance falls under socialism.
          There are more millionaires in China than anywhere else in the world. Several billionaires also live in China. The richest woman, even richer than Ophrah is a mainland Chinese. Seven in top-20 women billionaires in the world is Chinese.
          When I worked in Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou, city residents have “cedula” identfying them as Urban Citizens and have more benefits from the government.

      • http://www.facebook.com/leslie.hildebrandt Les Hildebrandt

         you on drugs ???

      • http://www.facebook.com/leslie.hildebrandt Les Hildebrandt

         OK we chatting baseball now and u in LEFT field and not on subject here !

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mikhail-Bakunin/100002117144606 Mikhail Bakunin

        Hahaha…better read up on what difference is between communism and socialism…trouble with you rightwing a#$hol#s you just spout and spout words you don’t even understand and have no clue as to what these means…”Dictatorship of the Proletariat” would be the correct term…I bet you don’t even know what proletariat is or as to why it is called that…what’s the matter? Reading books and analyzing them to hard for your brain?

      • Anonymous

        Look at this ldiot Expert wannabe LOL! Most people simply aren’t interested in whatever Bullcrap Peasant’s Ideology you’re selling so why would they waste time understanding such GARBAGE?! HAHAHAHAHA Go back to the mountains and live life like the poor peasant you are AAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      • Anonymous

        who cares about your english definitions and ideology! what we want is for these terrorist to stop represnting/acting like they protect the interest of the poor. people are now well informed. NPA are working for the interest of China. Like the revolt in Libya, it is being supported by Bfritain and US.

      • Anonymous

        China is where it is today because of CHEAP LABOR. If the US and other western countries decide to ban Chinese products due to their Inferior quality Chinese economy would sink like a toilet paper being flushed LOL Its a good thing the the US is making moves to curb Chinese expansionism throughout Asia and the world. Soon when the Chinese collapse all their commie terrorist comrades will follow

  • Anonymous

    Can’t we Filipinos do this: we mine it, we process it, we manufacture it, we then sell it. Not this: we mine it, they process it, they manufacture it, they sell it, we then buy it. Joint ventures with foreign companies because of transfer of technology? That’s bull! We’ve been into mining/processing of ores for a good half a century. Our local companies can buy the machinery with government’s help. Our own technical people can handle the technological aspect of it, no problem. We have the brain for crying out loud! YOU NPA, my comrades please don’t just be OBSTRUCTIONISTS. We could achieve this progress all together.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_M423RU3IAHIUVFKYD6PGZFQ5XE Clayfimm

      Mining should be done for the benefit of the Philippine people (not just the government fat cats getting fatter), and with strong environmental controls so that the beautiful land is not destroyed forever. There must be a good balance here. At this time the vast majority of the money goes overseas, and the land is left severely damaged in many cases.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think the reasons why those mining operations were sabotaged by the NPAs were for environmental protection or displacement of the minorities. I can boldly say they’re just alibis to justify their actions. Lots of other big businesses, wether in mining, beverage, communications, etc. have their operations sabotaged one way or another before, but after paying the ‘revolutionary taxes’, and surely regularly, have been left in peace. Sure we all have noticed we don’t read anymore of Pepsi, Coke, San Miguel Beer truck burned, or Globe and Smart cellsites toppled down. Obviuosly, they’ve paid their taxes to a group whose not yet in government.

    The CPP/NPA/NDF know environmental issues and possible displacement of minorities is a price of development and if they’re the once in power would exactly allow the same, foreign owed or not.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe the government should consider increasing the presence of military personnel in areas where most of these TERRORIST raids are being conducted and urge the local businesses to refuse paying Extortion fees.  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SIKOTQIJ45NPI5DQMBP7IETVZI Hermes Antimus Marcus

    With the collapse of the USSR and East Germany as well as the improved diplomatic relations between the country and that of China and Vietnam, their international support has practically waned so it is not surprising for these people to commits acts of banditry and sabotage. 

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/VROWvq44o8gho88CV_nELIxrPQ--#278be Kadre

    Nickel from the raided mines are also exported to China, a communist or socialist , whatever, country. Ironic (Nickelic!). To the FIlipino communists, lumalakas na ulit kayo. Thanks to the corrupt military and the police who have given you the opportunity and enough leeway to build up your forces. You have infiltrated the government and vital industries. You have members employed in said mining companies. You even have agents lurking on this page, some expressly justifying your act. Magbunyi kayo! Down with the country now! Whatever happened to millions and millions of intelligence funds?

  • Anonymous

    The NPA just wanted to have the latest version of IPhone and IPad. 

    Very well, they will just talk with Steve Jobs and ask him to put a manufacturing plant of Apple in Mindanao.

    They will just say to Steve Jobs: “Hey Steve, we got minerals here. We can mine, we sell it to you just put your Apple manufacturing plant in Mindanao.”

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/VROWvq44o8gho88CV_nELIxrPQ--#278be Kadre

    And these bandits have friends or members masquerading as human rights advocates, environmental crusaders.

  • Anonymous

    I love the NPA’ s they are really cool people. Had they watch the latest movie of Jason Statham?

    Movie producers should talk to NPA, and ask them how did they do it in real act.

  • Anonymous

    Sige sunugin at sirain nyo ang mga pag-aari ng mga negosyanteng mula sa ibang bansa, para sa mga kapit-bansa natin nila ibagsak ang kanilang puhunan. Laos na ang Komunista at NPA sa Pilipinas. Ang ginagawa nyo ay pandarambong at pagsasamantala sa taong bayan. Reklamo kayo ng reklamo pero ano na ba ang kongkretong nagawa nyo para sa bayan na sinasabi nyong pinag lalaban nyo? Pagpatay sa mga taong ayaw magbigay sa inyo ng buwis? Pag sunog sa aririan ng mga kompanyang ayaw maki-isa sa inyo? Hindi kayo naiiba sa pamahalaang sinusuka nyo. Wala kayong karapatan na magreklamo sapagkat pareho kayo ng ginagawa ng renereklamo nyo.

  • Anonymous

    sinunog ang minahan at pumatay ng mga sekyu dahil di makapagbigay ng revolutionary tax? aanhin nyo ang tax? para i-remit kay JOMA sa netherlands at pang happy happy nya ito? kung totoong nakikisimpatya sya sa inyo sya dapat ang nasa frontline hindi yun sya nasa comfortable at airconditoned na kwarto at nagbubuhay hari sya habang kayo andyan sa mga kabundukan na nagpapauto uto pa rin. matauhan na kayo kung gusto nyo ng komunismo dun kayo sa north korea magsiksikan para dun n rin kau mamatay lahat sa gutom..

  • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

    kung hindi kaya ng gobyerno
    protektahan ang kayamanan natin
    sa pagkakamkam ng mga dayuhan
    may ibang pilipino pa naman
    ang may kayang protektahan ito

    nakalulungkot nga lang at
    may mga kababayan tayong napaslang
    pakiusap sa npa na
    bigyan ng tulong ang mga naiwang pamilya nito

    binibigyan natin ng metal ores
    ang tsina
    pagbalik sa atin
    bala, pasabog, rockets, etc
    humanap ng ibang bibili
    na hindi tayo dinadali

    pres noy
    paki tayo kaagad ng mga
    ores to metals plants
    mula sa investments ng mga
    pilipino – dito at overseas

    at itigil muna
    pagmimina habang wala pa ang mga ito

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U34KTDWEA7DGB3NG333A4R2GXA Haku Daten

    “The public can be assured that the government is on top of the situation”… We can see that you are on already on top, where are you nga ba… In Malacanang right?

    “We are now exerting efforts to ensure that those responsible for these attacks are brought to justice.” .. Exert efforts my A??… are there any convicted NPAs for raids that has happen before (to cell sites, to bus liners etc.)

    The Special Action Forces are used when evacuating the personnel of US Embassy during the latest FLOOD… why don’t they get involve to use their “SPECIAL” and exert their effort to stop this raids?

  • http://www.facebook.com/leslie.hildebrandt Les Hildebrandt

    Sad was looking to settle in  BUTUAN CITY and start up a business there
    that would have employed over 30 locals and settle there with my future
    wife……. Not sure how to make my plans now and stay here for i want a
    safe life to raise mine and her children. Just wish the Philippine Gov
    get its corrupt act together and deal with some things like truly
    squashing out breaks like this. I cant believe with the number of people
    involved in this attack that many corrupt officials had prior warning
    and got there family members out of the way before it
    happens…………..  I know if i tried to start up a full blown
    manufacturing business there i likely have to pay a tax to the rebels
    just to keep my window manufacturing business from getting SMASHED TO
    PIECES ! !

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6SUIEYQGT5QNJODNNAYSNO5VYY bayan

      don’t make the big mistake of investing in PI

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PYQ2UB7PHJ34WII42OSCOUGUXA yeoj

    The most dangerous country in the world – Philippines bow

    Langya nakaka 1 taon palang ang presidente . ang mamahal na ng bilihin, gasolina, lalo pang tumaas ang toll fee dhil sa Vat (kahit may road user tax na), tataas na rin pamasahe sa MRT at LRT pati na rin ang singil sa mga government processing,  kaliwat kanan ang biktima ng riding in tandem, ang carnapping naku talamak na, pinapatay pa ang biktima, kidnapping hala.. bank robbery, OMG.. ang nagagawa lang ng gobyerno press conference, photoshop ng picture para lang masabi na andun sila sa lugar, langya nmn .. patwitter twitter nalang gamit ang kanilang apple laptop at blackberry phone, Knock knock anybody home… pinapalakad ba tau ng goberyno kapag office hours lang…. sabagy kaya naturingan na student council government .. still  more worst to come

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HQWHNVVPXWQTZXAGUKJUI772EE Haching Mitsu

    Thank you NPA, wag lang ho sana kayong pumatay ng mga kapwa Pinoy. Protektahan nyo rin po sana Palawan, Mindanao at buong Pilipinas sa mga sakim na dayuhan at Politico na hindi iniisip ang kalikasan at kapakanan ng mga susunod na henerasyong Filipino. 

  • Anonymous

    Wala na pinaglalaban ang mga NPA na yan. Pera pera na lang yan, easy money. Pag wala ka naibigay patay ka.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ROQVCX2E7BPCG22RMVQOGSKHOE Sykotik

    In Malacañang, Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa said “this incident is an isolated case…”

    I wonder how Pacquito Ochoa defines “ISOLATED CASES”. 300 armed men and it’s an isolated case? Better prepare for more similar incidents if this government doesn’t step up.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_M423RU3IAHIUVFKYD6PGZFQ5XE Clayfimm

      I don’t know how stupid Pacquito Ochoa thinks that foreigners or other investors are when he makes statements like that. Anyone can see straight through the words, and we know that they are hollow. We only need to gather the facts by checking media, placing calls etc, to get an idea of the situation. It is NOT reassuring to have an official encouraging everyone to bury their heads in the sand and pretend everything is ok. Whatever the situation, the REAL cause, it needs to be tidied up and dealt with properly.

  • esprencegero

    putang ina government natin wala man lang magawa para dyan… kahit mag peace talk payan wla paring mangyayari.. im one of the worker in the site im an engineer sobrang kaba ko nung omataki na ang mga npa.. buti nalang hindi kami dinamay alam kasi nila na naghanap buhay lang kami.. kung mayron lang sanang trabaho na maganda sa city natin bakit pa tayo mag tyaga sa ganitong trabaho na napakadelikado.. hay wla na talaga ang pinas patay na talaga hindi nato mka bangon pa.. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/ed.zatezate Ed Zatezate

    Erap’s approach on this should be used.. consider them as common criminals with no political BS to cloak them.. they are just economic saboteurs and extortionists..

  • Victor Villanueva

    Mining has contributed an average of only 1.6% to the Gross Domestic Product. Mining companies pay in taxes only the equivalent of 5% of their total mineral haul from the country. They contribute less than 1% to overall employment, and whatever jobs they create are hazardous and temporary in nature.Compared to these minuscule “contributions,” what the country loses is incalculable. In the past three and a half decades, foreign mining companies siphoned out P1.5 trillion worth of Philippine mineral resources, including gold, nickel, copper, chromite and magnetite.

    • Anonymous

      and if you ask the government about it, they will give you the runaround until the issue dies down to obscurity.

      i am not aware of any official government undertakings (website, news article,  etc) which provide a comprehensive financial information from these business entities where the government have a share of the loot. For example, how much does the GRP get from the Malampaya oil field? Or from the mining industry?

      Opaque transparency? 

      Is it too much to ask? or there’s too much to hide?

  • Anonymous

    When the two mining companies stubbornly refused to pay NPA’s “revolutionary taxes”, they should, with all seriousness ,evaluate the assets and stocks to be protected. 10 Dumtrucks, two barges and 8 backhoses can be valued at more than 20 million pesos ,excluding the buildings, office facilities, computers and mineral processing equipments. The total damages including shutdowns may reach at least 50 million for two companies. The question is, how much are these three companies willing to spend for the safety and security of at least 50 million worth of equipments? If these were insured,no problem,but insurance will accept only with million-peso annual premiums.The companie’s unusual stinginess and the head of security department’s underestimation of the sinister tactics and logistics of risks incase of NPA’s attack were to blame. On the other hand, the military should have prevented the second or third attacks when the first attack was resported three hours earlier! Both the mining companies and the military are guilty for negligence, low skill of preemptive NPA attacks and unwilling to spare any realistic security budget. If they had installed micro-wireless CCTV, they shoud have started the arrest of some NPA’s quietly settling and mingling with the poor residents. And despite reports of attacks , Franklin Caliguid of Inquirer still fear or fail to report, how much exactly were the guards outnumbered, and what were their defensive weapons? Were they using rusty pistols with just two bullets budget for each, or bolos as spares? The military commanders and these companies are all worthy to be replaced.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/QQ4FDYYGVVNQ5HXVM2CBX6XA4I Fan

      govt troops appear to be in competition for the revolutionary tax. better account for all the arms and ammo baka naibenta na rin…good work pma’s….need more govt schooling?

      • Anonymous

        that explains the lackadaisical approach of these military commanders. How can 300 armed men in dumptrucks and three attacks in four hours came undetected and unmonitored?. If these were in boxing, the referee would count out the military and declare the NPA ,the winner ! Why no response? Me komisyon eh! That’s why P-Noy should fire all Brigade Commanders in Mindanao who cannot satisfy the public’s expectation. Most of them are in cahoots with the NPA finacers and that remains the only reason for their very lack of motivation in detecting the 300 armed men! Where’s the checkpoints in Surigao areas?

  • http://twitter.com/boybalagbag boy balagbag

    ok. so paano ito nakakatulong sa “peace talks” ulit?

  • Victor Villanueva

    Plain extortion by ragtag bandits–typical military and government PR spin. Sinabi na nga sa isang article na walang hininging pera ang NPA. They are apparently there to put a stop to this multinational company’s plunder of of our mineral resources and the destruction of the environment. Buti na lang may mga rebelde!

    • Anonymous

      Yep, just like the pigs and the monkeys, they don’t demand the golds and oil underneath the Mindanao surface, they just like to eat and eat and go bananas. Whether you like it or not, the gold and oils should be extracted and sell for profit. The local rssidents will be relocated with new position as shareholders or compensated. Its big baloney that they didn’t demand money, they did (please comprehend the Inquirer report) if you read the fourth paragraph, only these companies refused. The military looked unmotivated, not interested, and lackadaisical. “Maybe”, they are in cahoots with the arms supplier of the NPAs or they are the suppliers.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brando-Pascual/100002132017262 Brando Pascual

      Open your eyes. NPA is the army of the only communist movement in Asia. Think about it! Is it for the sake of the environment or plainly for the sake of the pockets that these bandits did such attacks?  If communism is a good thing, why is it dead all over the world except in Cuba and the Philippines? 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PX7GZXXB4XHYQ3K7QCCSREVFFU christian

    Sabi ng TAGANITO MINING FIRM wala daw silang natatanggap na demand na revolutionary TAX from NPA…pero sa ayon sa AFP extortion daw…hahaha halatang publicity lang ng MILITARY….

  • Anonymous

    blackmail – fund raising lang yan. parang victory liner sa tarlac. sa gitna pa ng peace talks (kuno). 

  • Anonymous

    It’s Better to Shutdown all the Mining Operation in Surigao.

  • Anonymous

    Wow ! This is Cool… Finally, The NPA care the Mother Nature (^_^) How About the Gov’t ? Military and DENR ?

  • Ojie Dayoc

    ive been to this place in part of surigao..while travelling during my vacation nakakapanlolomo kung makita nyu lang kung panu kinalbo ang mga island ditu i wish  i can post my  taken photo to this particular site  on this article …meron isang island dun na talagang kalbo na…sa baba naka duck ang malalaking barko bound to japan 5 to 10 na ships ang naka helera everyday para hakutin ang mga na mina nila …can you imagine that…i think tama narin ang ginawa anng NPA …I think this is a disperate attempt para makuha ang attention sa mga ginagawa nang mining activity ditu…the question is bakit nag bubugbulagan ang mga opisyal ditu…its very obvious na naabuso at na exploit na …..
     
    Sa mga nag comment na about extortion..publicity etc ….you hve no idea what exactly happening here di nu alam ang tutuong nagyayari ditu ….shame on you wala kayung alam kung anung tutuong nangyayari ditu …it’s a plane abuse of natural resources…

  • Ojie Dayoc

    ive been to this place in part of surigao..while travelling during my vacation nakakapanlolomo kung makita nyu lang kung panu kinalbo ang mga island ditu i wish  i can post my  taken photo to this particular site  on this article …meron isang island dun na talagang kalbo na…sa baba naka duck ang malalaking barko bound to japan 5 to 10 na ships ang naka helera everyday para hakutin ang mga na mina nila …can you imagine that…i think tama narin ang ginawa anng NPA …I think this is a disperate attempt para makuha ang attention sa mga ginagawa nang mining activity ditu…the question is bakit nag bubugbulagan ang mga opisyal ditu…its very obvious na naabuso at na exploit na …..
     
    Sa mga nag comment na about extortion..publicity etc ….di nu alam ang tutuong nagyayari ditu ….shame on you wala kayung alam kung anung tutuong nangyayari ditu …it’s a plane abuse of natural resources…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brando-Pascual/100002132017262 Brando Pascual

    The NPA did it because they are not getting the amount of support they are demanding from the mines companies. It is not because they become environmentalists already.  They actually are the number 1 illegal loggers in the country. They source out much of their support to run their revolution from the forests, businesses and the poor masses.  They turned to banditry since Day 1 of their so called “revolution from the countrysides to free the people from the hands of the oligarchs”.   Poor red fighters who do such armed attacks. They are doing these for the pockets of their leaders i.e. Jome Sison, Luis Jalandoni & several congressmen from the party list.    

  • Anonymous

    taga SURIGAO ako para sa akin tama lang ginawa ng NPA ang hindi tama yong mga nadamay o napatay na security guards. Rampant na ang MINING SA SURIGAO AREA, lalo na sa area na inatake ng NPA. yong ibang MINING company doon, walang sapat na mga permit pero nakapag operate pa rin. Yan and dapat na bigyan pansin ni PNOY at ni DENR Sec. PAJE!

    • esprencegero

      tama ka pre ako hindi ako taga dyan pero dyan ako nag tatrabaho. sa ginawang power plant….yan ngang problema sa bansa natin.. kahit ako totol ako dyan pero wla akung magawa dahil wala na ibang trabaho na mapuntahan na tama ang sahod..

    • Anonymous

      But the NPA’s purpose is not to satisfy the local folks. They did it because these illegal companies are not paying the “revolutionary taxes”. If the local folks are happy and grateful, these are only pure incidental not intentional for them.

  • Vince Celeste, FMS

    SMI in Tampakan, South Cotabato might be the next?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HBM7RGSYBJO3Q6USQV2WI6XIJE gerrard

    Who is Ochoa kidding? This “isolated incident” still killed 3 security guards, and wrecked “10 dump trucks, eight backhoes, two barges and a guest house” plus a cache of seized arms. That’s quite a toll for an isolated incident. Ochoa sounds evasive and in absolute denial; because what ISN’T isolated is the number of businesses who have little choice but to pay NPA taxes. It would be more reassuring for him to acknowledge the seriousness of this brazen attack than for him to sweep it under the rug. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LILBHPK4SWJ55TRDT466HIT7BM guardian

    Paano naging tama ang ginawa ng NPA? dahil sa hinde sila binibigyan ng revolutionary tax susunugin nila ang mga kagamitan at papatay rin? ?paano kung binibigyan sila ng revolutionary tax? dba protektahan nila ito? so ang sinasabi ng NPA ay taliwas sa kanilang prinsipyo… nakakasira raw ng kalikasan “kuno” dahil lang pala sa hinde nagbabayad revolutionary tax!!! 

    To Mr. Ochoa hinde na po Isolated Case po ito daming  properties na kayang sirain ng rebeldeng ito, ang mga namumuhunan at mamumunuhan palang ay magdadalawang isip na sa sitwasyon na ganito. lumabas tuloy na parang inutil ang kapulisan at militar natin.. pero sabagay active naman sila sa pangungorakot! hays… napaguusapan lang po at bato bato sa langit nalang po!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QHGUJ3OJZAOIMBYYWTABNV2EEM Ai

    In this attack – collusion of extortionists, masquerading as NPA, is possible. But it could also be a wake-up call: to review and check again our mining policies?

    China is the no.1 source of rare earth materials (about 98%) widely used in electronics, automotive and lighting. But recently China decided to restrict export of these precious metals sending the prices at peak levels. No wonder the world is now looking for other possible sources – and our country is a prime target – loose government controls, bribe-prone politicians and manipulation of government policies by giving us loans and aids.

    If these are real NPA’s, they’ve been living in caves. Too bad, they’re not aware that Communism is dead and the World knows it’s a big failure.

  • Anonymous

    The military should explain this :where did these 300 armed-men got their guns and ammunition and police and military uniforms. The transport of these goods are very visible in the checkpoints. If there’s no valid explanation from the military’s side on where the uniforms came from, they are making themselves primary suspects or guilty of connivance with the NPA’s, not for principle but for …money. P-Noy should start firing these double-face Infantry Commanders.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XBP7BZBRDE5VCYF4EL23HVD5LY Francis A

      refer it to how the ampatuan private army’s got their bullets with afp marks on it

  • Jennel Amargo

    I think this case is the work of the military disguise as NPA. How come that all of them wears the military uniform( abt 300 men). This kind of dirty tactics by the military to suck blood money from the mining owners. Why I said that, coz NPA couldn’t afford to buy their own food and clothing…how much more a police uniform in Q….drama nalang yan in the expense of the NPA.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XBP7BZBRDE5VCYF4EL23HVD5LY Francis A

      nope..NPA’s are supported by the goverment..

  • Jennel Amargo

    If that’s the true work of the NPA…bravo din and more power to the group…mabuhay! para mabigyang hustisya ang mga lumad na pinatalsik sa kanilang sariling lupaan….better next to be bomb is the town hall or the province hall at e-timing nandoon ang mga malalaking buaya sa lungsod…..ito ang dapat mangyari para matuwid na ang mga opisyal na korakot kasama pa ang mga buayang polis nga malalaking tiyan.

    • Anonymous

      What you are doing is tantamount to treason, commie.

      • Anonymous

        treason? how?

      • Anonymous

        treason? how? what happened to freedom of expression?

  • kris makati

    Weak ang government kaya naglipana nanaman yang mga yan.

  • Anonymous

    This is what Pnoy gets fighting China’s bullying. Pnoy should not bow down to these presures of china. China may support these terrorist aatcks on the Philippines but they will not succed. Let us help pinoy fight china. Let us help the military fight these terrorist that are being supported by china.

    During the time of Gloria, the NPA does not attack any establishment because Gloria has given the spratly to China. This is what China want. China gets spratly and it will not support the NPA communist.

  • Anonymous

    Text to the military the locations of these NPA whereever they go so that the military can kill them.

  • Anonymous

    let us help the military pursuing these NPA like what the US citizens are doing to terrorist. All filipino must help the military and stop the bullying of CHINA. Hindi na tayo tanga na hindi gawa ng CHINA ang mga terrorist acts ng NPA

    • Anonymous

      ano pa ang ginagawa mo eh di pumunta ka na sa surigao at huntingin mo na ang mga NPA……..

      • Anonymous

        nandito na ako sa surigao…

    • http://www.birdandfish.com Bird and Fishes

      bakit napunta sa CHINA ang usapan?
      Ang usapan dito ay nag paninira ng mga Foreign Mining Firms nito sa kalikasan ng Pilipinas at sa mga buhay ng mga Indigenous People dun. Try going there to see for yourself. Hindi Militarisasyon ang SOLUSYON sa PROBLEMA …
      Bakit nga ba sinunog ng mga NPA ang mga kagamitan ng mga kumpanyang ito? 
      Sa tingin mo, dahil ba sa Rev’ Tax, na mismong mga hapon na ang may sabi at ang mga ADMINISTRATORS at Management na ang nagsabi na walang REV’ TAX. 

      magisip ka ng mabuti

      • Anonymous

        bata ka pa. china supports the NPA guerillas like americans supports the alquiada in afghanistan. Both intended to protect their interest. It is up to us filipinos how to deal with them. If you are in denial about this, we are dead filipinos. wake up.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mikhail-Bakunin/100002117144606 Mikhail Bakunin

        What a moron…the US and China are allies…the US has lots of investments in China and a lot of chinese students go to the US for graduates studies…Hello, China belongs to the Group G8+5. Example: Fed-ex relocated to China, etc.

      • Anonymous

        See how moron you are. US and china are the same. The finance terrorist to protect their interest. Example. US in Afghanistan and Libya. Britain in Libya. China in the Philippines. You are moron because you do not understand how international relation is being run.

      • Anonymous

        Another moron bakunin. Many Iraqis study in US. Does that
        mean Iraqis likes US? Or US protects the interest of iraq? It’s how you play your game in international forum to protect philippine interest. You still don’t get it you moron.

      • Anonymous

        China suported NPA to kick americans in our country. They got it. Now China is supporting the NPA to get spratly. Wake up kabayan.

  • Anonymous

    viva cpp-npa-ndf! job well done!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Is this a orchestrated ‘enemy image’ of the state for the people to support PNoy’s empty rhetoric, and flawed and incompetent governance?

    They can kill farmers in Hacienda Luisita, and to attack the mining is just an easy thing.

  • white scorpion

    akala ko ba’y nasa bundok kayo. bakit bumababa pa kayo sa kapatagan. nanggugulo pa. hindi na pamumundok yan !!!

  • Victor Villanueva

    “The communist rebels allegedly held Japanese nationals on site briefly and told them of these reasons. “There was never a mention of revolutionary taxes.”

    • Anonymous

      China suported NPA to kick americans in our country. They got it. Now China is supporting the NPA to get spratly. Wake up kabayan or you are part of china sleepers

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Milo-Go/100000462261793 Milo Go

    Typhoons and CPP-NPA have one thing in common destroying stuff

    • Anonymous

      You are wrong mining and natural calamities are the same. Your logic is wrong and selfish. If you are in the country, you can leave now. So you’ll not be destroyed by the typhoon.

    • http://twitter.com/candypop290 therese ♥

      the thing is, typhoons are predicted before they hit the country giving us enough time to prepare while the NPA strike anytime they want to. typhoons also leave our country in the end, NPAs don’t. I wish they acted like typhoons in the sense that they would get the f**k out of the Philippines if they hate it here and never come back. 

  • Anonymous

    Irregularities, lumad
    The mining operations of TMC and PGMC in the hinterlands of Claver were marred with controversies amid alleged irregularities in the acquisition of mine permits, displacements of “lumad” (indigenous people) communities and environmental destruction.

    In May, the Tribal Coalition of Mindanao Inc. (Tricom) asked the Supreme Court to cancel mining permits, licenses and agreements granted to TMC, PGMC and three other mining firms over supposed spurious tribal consent documents in securing licenses and permits.

    Yung mga foreign mining companies na ito ay hindi makaporma o makapang busabos sa mga katutubo lalo na sa mga native indians ng north america dahil kailangan nila magbayad ng royalty at hindi birong halaga ito……sa pilipinas ay pinapalayas ang mga katutubo katulong ang gobyerno at ginagamit ang militar para makapang busabos sa sariling bansa kapalit ng barya-barya sa tinging ng malalaking mining companies pero sa mga pilipinong corrupt ay malaking halaga na………tinututulan na ng mga katutubo ang pagmimina sa lugar nila at dapat ito ay igalang at kung hindi sila pinakikinggan ng sariling gobyerno nila at ginagamit pa ang militar sa pang-aabuso sa kanila, saan sila lalapit? kay gloria arroyo, imelda marcos, mga cojuangcos?

    • Anonymous

      Cool story Bro! I bet you would’ve been a good Fictional books author if you weren’t been a member of the TERRORIST NPA’s PROPAGANDA department. LOL

      So i guess this justifies NPA’s BARBARIC raids and LOOTING of valuables eh, NPA is nothing but a big criminal syndicate with Commie ideology as a Smokescreen! Disgusting Rats

  • Anonymous

    “The situation in the area has been contained,” Ochoa said.
    The problem is…the government can not contain all the areas that can be threatened. So it will happen again at another area and will be contained again. This will happen until the government stops wasting money on useless billion peso programs and instead address present urgent problems.

  • Anonymous

    The NPA’s need to go and knock on every Arroyo residences. That’s where they can find the billions that they stole from the blood of every filipino. Or say “NPA need to tax the Arroyo for ill gotten wealth”.

  • Victor Villanueva

    In one article here in PDI: “The communist rebels allegedly held Japanese nationals on site briefly and told them of these reasons. “There was never a mention of revolutionary taxes. The (communist rebel) leaders kept on saying that they will destroy the mining infrastructure in the area,” the source said.”

    In another article here in PDI: “The NPA, which has nearly 5,000 fighters across the archipelago, often resorts to attacking rural businesses such as mining companies if they refuse to pay “revolutionary taxes.”However, Samson said the communists had not demanded any payments from them.

    Neither were the hostages held for more than three hours nor for ransom. “Revolutionary taxes” or “extortion” was never an issue here. It was clearly an act of punishment against these multinational mining companies.

    So stop it with your extortion BS. The government will do all it can to demonize and bastardize this patriotic act by the NPA.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3RMNEZCQQHXWOQRXJROQ2CORFU Homer Guo

      no extortion??? my father owns a small piece of land in bicol and before he could even harvest, the NPAs would be there, doing it for him and leave with all their loots. kapag pumalag ka, patay ka. so anong hindi extortion?????? kawawang mahihirap na magsasaka ang unang biktima ng mga teroristang NPA na to.

  • Anonymous

    These terrorist attacks of the CPP-NPA started after Pnoy started its diplomatic war against China in the issue of Spratly. China can’t fight us with brains in the international community. What they know is war like what they did after the great revolution in China. A brutal war to get what they want. This is what they did to vietnam and japan with their fishing grounds.

    Pnoy, step up with your diplomatic war. You got japan and US on your side in diplomacy. Get Europe more. Get Russia too. I know our diplomatic offficers have the brains to do this. Keep up the presure against China.

    TO THOSE LESS INFORMED: diplomatic relations actions/strategy is even far worst than the actual war where things/deals/compromises can hapens without the ordinary people knowing it. Diplomacy is full of inteligence/counter inteligence/psywar/bullying. it is war of the brains.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QHGUJ3OJZAOIMBYYWTABNV2EEM Ai

    Collusion of extortionists, masquerading as NPA, is possible. But it could also be a wake-up call: to review and check again our mining policies.

    China is the no.1 source of rare earth materials (about 98%) widely used in electronics, automotive and lighting. But recently China decided to restrict export of these precious metals sending the prices at peak levels. No wonder the world is now looking for other possible sources – and our country is a prime target – loose government controls, bribe-prone politicians and manipulation of government policies by giving us loans and aids.

    If these are real NPA’s, they’ve been living in caves. Too bad, they’re not aware that Communism is dead and the World knows it’s a big failure.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3RMNEZCQQHXWOQRXJROQ2CORFU Homer Guo

    The NPAs aka terrorists strike again… hiding under the guise of communist ideals… haler, anong pinagkaiba nyo sa  abu sayyaf? terorista!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3RMNEZCQQHXWOQRXJROQ2CORFU Homer Guo

    so with mining

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NWTWAWQO7MWPOD75YHMUCR2IWU Mux

    In Malacañang, Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa said “this incident is
    an isolated case and the business community and the public can be
    assured that the government is on top of the situation, and that this
    will not deter this administration from luring investors into the
    country.”

    What a piece of BS!! What isolated case? The NPA and MILF and other extortionist groups have been doing this for decades! Which fool will believe what this Ochoa guy says? Does he think we are that dumb??

  • Anonymous

    T he real world is this:

    Group A (NPA) – humihingi ng revolutionary tax ( can be negotiated) isang bigayan lng..
            1. bigay   – proteksyon, walang sunog
            2. di bigay – walang proteksyon, sunog mga equipo at mga bldg..

    Group B (BLGU,MLGU,MGB, Army (41st ID,30 IB, 23rd ID, MIG), PNP, CAFGU) – humihingi ng mga Solicitation ika nga;
    a. honorarium/month, rice allowance/month, gasoline, maintenance for vehicle, service, gen. set for their caMP, assistance for any activity…
       1. bigay – walang proteksyon, posibleng masunog pa rin
       2. di bigay – walang proteksyon, lalong masunog..

    saan ka (mining kompanya) ngaun??????

  • Anonymous

    This is the real world:

    GROUP A (NPA) – humihingi ng Revolutionary Tax ( CAN BE NEGOTIATED) isang bigayan lng…

    1. bibigay – proteksyon, di masunog
    2. di bibigay – walang proteksyon, sunog equipo & bldg..

    GROUP B (MLGU, BLGU, ARMY(41st ID, 30 IB, 23rd ID, CAFGU) PNP, PPSO) & other agencies of gov’t – humihingi ng solicitation ika nga;
    a. honorarium/mos., rice allowanc/mos,any activity, gen. set pra sa camp, gasoline, service maintenance and etc…

    1. bigay – walang proteksyon, sunog pa
    2. di bigay – walang proteksyon, lalong masunog..

    ngaun, saan ka mining firm??????

  • http://twitter.com/candypop290 therese ♥

    my only reaction to this, if one of their purposes for doing this mine raid is to save the environment, they probably messed up, i mean come on, burning trucks to save the environment (yes, the burning of trucks was part of their “scheme to save the environment from mining”) is not a good solution, yung usok ay may carbon monoxide (note: it’s black smoke as seen in the video footages) which causes the ozone layer to be destroyed and triggers global warming and climate change. they totally messed up. bad idea. 

    for short, can’t the authorities arrest them already. they’ve got enough shame to bring to CARAGA for a day. in fact, they’re trying to destroy the reputation of mindanao (recent terrorist kidnappings + this=major reputation destruction to mindanao)

    if they don’t like it here, they are free to leave the country. no one forced them to like the Philippines anyway.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Raul-Matienzo/1295637968 Raul Matienzo

    Kahit mali ang ginawa ng NPA eh may dahilan pala sila na sunugin ang mining company kasi sinira ng mining company na ito ang enviroment ng mga taga Surigao. Dapat sunigin din si Paje, and DENR Secretary. Ang paggalang sa environment ay kasama at hindi hiwalay sa peace talks.

    • Anonymous

      Raul Matienzo, you are an NPA sympathizer. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GG4T5UNZ3P7SCHSRNJ7PF5JZMM Jimmy

      Isama sa peace talks ang environment? Talagang kayong mga komunista ay walang mabuting ginawa kundi pumatay, manggulo, mangotong sa mga negosyante, at ipariwara ang bansa. NPAs are a bunch
      of extortionist and murderers.

  • Anonymous

    ITO AY DAHIL SA EXTORSION AT HINDI SA KALIKASAN..

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