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19 soldiers slain in Basilan

MILF: Our forces had edge, went for the kill

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‘THEY KEPT COMING’ A soldier carries a wounded comrade airlifted by helicopter from Al-Barka, Basilan, for treatment in Zamboanga City on Tuesday. At least 19 soldiers of the Special Action Forces were killed in a clash with Moro rebels. A survivor of the ambush said they were outnumbered and overwhelmed. AP

The soldiers were running out of magazines preloaded with bullets and yet Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) fighters kept on coming, said a member of the Army’s Special Forces who survived a nine-hour clash in Al-Barka, Basilan province.

The encounter on Tuesday left 19 soldiers dead.

Private First Class Arnel Balili said that while some 90 Moro rebels were advancing, he and 39 other members of the Special Forces had to spend time loading fresh bullets into empty magazines so they could return fire.

The soldiers were overwhelmed. “We were only 40. There were more of them,” Balili, who was among the 11 wounded soldiers, said from a hospital bed in Zamboanga City.

When the smoke cleared, 12 soldiers lay dead, among them, three junior officers.

Twelve other soldiers were wounded, one of whom would later die in a hospital, and 10 more were initially declared missing but an MILF official said six of the missing soldiers were found dead yesterday.

Command conference

The encounter prompted President Benigno Aquino III to call for a command conference with the military and police.

“I have called for a command conference on Friday when the secretary of national defense arrives to precisely tackle the issue,” the President said in a short statement.

The command conference will be held in Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City.

In a statement, Lieutenant General Raymundo Ferrer, head of the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom), confirmed that 19 soldiers were killed in the encounter that lasted from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Flags were flown at half-staff in Camp Aguinaldo and all other major military camps in honor of the slain soldiers.

6 rebels killed

Mohagher Iqbal, MILF spokesperson, gave a bigger number of military fatalities. Iqbal said the military lost 22 men and the MILF six members.

In Camp Aquinaldo, the Army spokesperson, Colonel Antonio Parlade, said wounded soldiers reported that they saw their comrades captured alive after running out of ammunition.

“They were captured and then killed. So they murdered the six,” Parlade said.

He said one soldier remained missing and a wounded soldier was rescued by Scout Rangers.

Iqbal said no soldier was being held hostage in Al-Barka.

The bodies of the six soldiers had been retrieved by members of the Al-Barka police, he said.

Trap

Lieutenant Colonel Randolph Cabangbang, the spokesperson of Westmincom based in Zamboanga City, said the soldiers were sent to Al-Barka to check reports that armed men, including Dan Laksaw Asnawi, were holding kidnap victims.

Asnawi was among those involved in the beheading of 14 Marines during a 2007 clash, also in Al-Barka. He was arrested in the aftermath of the beheading but escaped from the Basilan provincial jail in December 2009 with 30 other inmates.

Cabangbang said the armed men indeed included Asnawi, who the MILF confirmed was an MILF commander under the 114th Base Command.

Silent, empty road

Balili said that while his group was on its way to Barangay Cambug at around 6 a.m. to check on the presence of armed men, the surroundings were eerily silent and the road was almost empty.

He said his group met only four people along the way and had no idea that the armed men were just nearby. “We were almost surrounded by then,” he said.

When the firing started, Balili said the soldiers were overwhelmed by the sheer number of the rebels. “We were not running out of bullets. But we had to load them into empty magazines to be able to continue firing,” he said.

Rebels knew terrain

Iqbal said only a platoon of MILF rebels fought the soldiers in Al-Barka. A platoon has about 30 men.

He said the MILF recovered 22 firearms—four M-203 rifles, five machine guns and 13 M-16 rifles from the soldiers.

Iqbal said the soldiers were not even outnumbered. “It so happened that our forces were better positioned and they knew the terrain,” he said.

Cabangbang acknowledged that the soldiers had problems with the terrain. He also said that some of the soldiers sent to the area were still undergoing scuba training, which has nothing to do with land combat.

Cabangbang said reinforcements were sent to the area to help the embattled Special Forces soldiers. The military also pounded the position of the rebels until late evening while the bodies of the slain soldiers remained uncollected from the encounter site.

Asked why it took the military 18 hours to retrieve the bodies, Cabangbang said the area had to be secured first.

He said Scout Rangers were then sent deeper into the area to retrieve the bodies. These had to be carried to a pickup area on foot.

The bodies were then flown to Tabiawan in Isabela City before they were shipped to Zamboanga City.

At about 10 a.m., the bodies of the soldiers were unloaded from a Navy boat at the Majini Pier inside the Naval Forces Westmin headquarters as the Army chief, Lieutenant General  Arturo Ortiz, was having a closed-door meeting with Ferrer.

Blame game

Iqbal said the military should be faulted for what happened in Al-Barka.

“It was a deliberate attack by the military and we are filing a protest-complaint before the International Monitoring Team and ceasefire committees against the military for truce violation,” he said.

Iqbal said the Al-Barka encounter showed that the military had no regard for the peace process. He cited the October 15 clash in Payao, Zamboanga Sibugay, which he said was also prompted by a military attack.

No intrusion

In Al-Barka, the military knew it was assaulting an MILF camp and not just a temporary position of the MILF, Iqbal said.

Cabangbang said the troops did not intrude on a rebel stronghold and were about 4 kilometers from it when they were fired upon by the rebels, prompting the troops to fight back.

The military operation was supposed to be “strike and withdraw,” he said.

In a statement, Ferrer said the military was not at fault.

“It is apparent that the encounter took place outside of the MILF’s area of temporary stay,” he said.

Ferrer said this belied the MILF statement that the military violated the ceasefire accord. On the contrary, he said the MILF should be held liable for what occurred on Tuesday.

As of Wednesday, some 1,500 civilians had left their  homes because of shelling by the military, said Basilan Vice Gov. Al Rasheed Sakalahul.

The 11,000-strong MILF has waged a rebellion since 1978 for an independent Islamic state in Mindanao.

Malaysian-brokered peace talks between the rebels and the Philippine government received a major boost in August when President Aquino met MILF chair Murad Ebrahim in Tokyo to bolster the negotiations.

The rebels, however, rejected a government proposal for Muslim autonomy when talks resumed a few weeks later in Malaysia but they said they would continue with the talks.

The rebellion has left about 150,000 people dead, with most of the deaths occurring in the 1970s when an all-out war raged.  With reports from Dona Z. Pazzibugan, Frances Mangosing and AFP

Originally posted: 9:13 am | Wednesday, October 19th, 2011


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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VBFHX6G6YH3ZMZWKUZA7JISX74 Saul

    ibigay na kasi ang hilig ng mga yan..all out war na..

  • kido

    ang karumaldumal na gawaing ito ng mga rebelde most especially ang mga MILF only shows na walang mangyayari sa pag-uusap para sa pag-usad ng kapayapaan. peace can only attained in mindanao kung mapuksa na ang mga MILF at iba pang mga pesteng rebelde. inu-uto at pinapaikot lang ng MILF ang gobyerno at ang gobyerno naman natin ay nagpapakatanga pa at hindi imulat ang kanilang mga mata para makita ang katotohanang ito. all-out war is the best solution sa usaping ito para makamtan ang tunay na kapayapaan.

  • Anonymous

    condolence po.

  • Anonymous

    yan peace pa kayo ng peace sa mga demonyong yang mga MILF.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SFY4Q6R2K5YUZEXXIJO3TLG2UM Aspo resurrection

    my dad and 2 uncles ay puro miltitary nagserbisyo dyan sa Mindanao,Unfortunately my 2 uncles died in what we called as double cross ambushed.It was their informant who sold them to the rebels who are  supposed on their side dahil binabayaran pero iba ang nangyari.My dad is currently disabled due to an ambushed but he’s still alive and well.Naaikwento nang aking tatay ang nangyari kay Gen. Bautista what is supposed to be a peace talk with Osman Sali pero sa halip ay inambush at patay lahat kasama ang General…peace in Mindanao is not seen and no chance at all kung ganoon pa rin ang strategy ng gobyerno.Dapat ay tugisin dead or alive ang mga iyan at huwag makinig sa U.S alam natin kaya sila ganyan ay dahil may-interest ang U.S sa Mindanao in particular…oil deposits daw?

    lets us not be like Isarael and Palestine…the government should put an end dahil magastos hindi lang sa pera kung di pati buhay !!!

  • mmm choco

    ito ang sinasabi ko noon pa.. – gusto pa ng govyerno na abusayyap daw.. eh they are of the same feathers!  ayan PNOY ! ano pa ang antay mo! ?  peace pa ba?? wag ka naman tulog ng tulog!

  • lito ty

    Dapat dito all-out-war wala ng peace talk … kasi ang mga MILF at ABUSAYAF magkakumtsaba lang yan.Dahil sa moro-morong peace talk na yan, nagpapalakas lang yan mga MILF AT ABUSAYAF wala naman maging magandang resulta yan peace talk… DAPAT DYAN BOMBAHIN NA… PARA MAUBOS NA YAN MGA PESTING MILF AT ABUSAYAF. Ang Mindanao ay maganda talaga. ITONG MGA PESTING MILF AT ABUSAYAF ang mga nagpapagulo sa lugar. HOY! GISING MR. NONOY ano ba ang gagawin mo? Bibigyan mo naman ng medalya at cash ang mga sundalong namatay at injured?

  • mmm choco

    sayang  di nanalo si erap. mas walang kuenta etong PNOY na eto..pag dating sa Mindanao..Magaling ka hangang salita laang sa tagalog …pwe!  kahit anong sabihin pa ng SWS sa ratings mo…

  • Anonymous

    My condolences to our gallant soldiers!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PWI72RBEC3CMOTFEYLP43IY6T4 pogi

    My sincere condolences to the family survived by our brave countrymen! I am humbled by your great sacrifice.

    The government should do the same thing as what Erap did. He captured ALL MILF bases and showed them who really is the leader of the country. Unconditional surrender is the only acceptable option for the rebels. I am no Erap fan but this is the one thing i know that Erap DID GOOD for the country.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KKYUML3JKVY6WAP24VAMDI3KYU Kobey

    NEVER, EVER TRUST MILF. They are just plain hooligans and murderers. President Aquino please appoint Erap as Secretary of Defense and this problem will be solved in no time. Please put the safety of  
    our troops above and beyond personal agenda and politics. Tanggalin ang isip wang wang when it comes to our country’s national security. End this cycle of violence and truly support our peaceful muslim brothers not the war mongering MILF. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6EK6JWVJKT7M7RJM4PBW25TBLU jasong

      pina ka unang sulosyon dyan ay, tanggalin lahat nang pulitiko sa AFP, at gawin itong independent gaya nang Justice Department.

      e ugrade nang husto ang airforce.purchase 15 Super Tucano, 30 units Bell UH-1Y Venom, 30 units MD530, at kahit 10 units ng f16, matatakot na nang husto ang mga rebelding yan…

      yan ehh, kung handang mawalan nangsideline ang mga kurakot na official na matitira sa AFP.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PRPMMGGDHZZ4HLPBQEGIR3WP24 Comet

    My Condolences! It so sad that this is happening in our country!

  • Anonymous

    May our soldiers be welcomed to Valhalla! 

    • Anonymous

      dadamputin muna sila ng mga valkyries

  • Anonymous

    grabe. RIP to our fallen heroes. bakit hindi na tayo natuto sa paulit ulit na kamalian ng mga duamaang administrasyon? never ever trust these people. ano nanaman excuse ng milf dito? may breakway group nanaman sila?

    e kung itpon kaya lahat ng rebelde sa iisang lugar para sa isang peace negotiation…tapos, genocide na!

  • Anonymous

    di po ako sundalo pero  bakit meron na namang  nawawalang sundalo  sa labanan.
    may mali dito… dapat palaging may nakasuporta sa mga “frontlines soldiers”  para di sila nacu-cut off sa kapwa nila sundalo at supply routes…and secure your location..
    mawalang galang na po sa mga heneral di po ba itinuro yan sa PMA….bakit kayo na ang lumusob kayo pa ang na- out flank at napaligiran.. ok lang sana kung minsan lang nangyari yan pero sa pag kaka ala-ala- ko pangatlong beses na po nangyari sa inyo yan.. ano po ba naman..yan.parang deja vu …. may tinutugis kayong abu sayyaf tapos biglang nagkampihan sila ng milf  tapos binakbakan kayo, sa panahon po ni GMa 2 beses na nangyari yan di po ba tayo natuto  siguro baka makatulong pa kung manonood kayo ng military channel sa cable kesa namn sa kung  ano ano pinagkakaabalahan nyo inu ulit ko po parang may mali sana makita nyo ito at mai tama…..
    sa huling balita po ata iyun pong nawawala ay pawang mga patay na rin kaya suma total ang patay na pong m ga sundalo ay mga 22…
    mga commnder ano po ba yan?

  • gdarjuan

    yan ang mapapala natin sa mga corrupt na opisyal ng AFP. Yung dapat na bilhing mga disenteng armas dahil ninanakaw ng mga iilang matataas na opisyal ang nabibili yung mga surplus o walang kuwentang mga armas. Ang nagdudusa yung maliliit at mahihirap na kasuldaluhan. Biruin mo katulad ni garcia daang milyo ang ninakaw, isa lang siya sa napakaramin opisyal namagnanakaw!

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

    yan ang inooffer ni pnoy na peace talks bang bang ratatatat…. may usap usap pa kau sa japan ha…

  • Anonymous

    when it comes to serious matters and turbulence, PNOY being a chicken hearted and under performer (though mabait naman daw), ay nililipat nya ang control ng buong Pilipinas sa AUTO-PILOT mode.

    Sooner or later ang Basilan at parts of Mindanao ay magiging JAFNA (SRI LANKA – Home of the TAMIL Fighters before) na kailangang atakihin hindi lang by Batallion kundi buong AFP with matching 2000-lb bomb.

    Kapag nagpabaya pa itong si PNOY, Scout Ranger Batallion and Special Forces battalion will be no longer applicable. Buong 2nd-ID (Scout Ranger) then kasama pa ang isang Marine Brigade at 10 Broncos/MG-520, 155-mm Howitzers ang magiging gamit.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6EK6JWVJKT7M7RJM4PBW25TBLU jasong

      yun ang mangyayari sa mga susunod na taon kung ba bakla bakla pa etong si penoy… pero mas ok sa kanila yan, kasi andaming supplies nyan… marami rin silang kickback…

  • Anonymous

    peace talks? finish them off already! tapos isunod na mga NPA, wala naman silang naitutulong na maganda sa imahe ng bansa natin.

  • Anonymous

    Parang bading si Pnoy kung mag react sa mga nangyayari. Hindi mo pansin ang galit sa mukha niya to think that He is the Commander in Chief. Please Pnoy put yourself in the shoes of your comrades and see how its like to lose someone. Show some emotions, magalit ka naman minsan. Wag kang lalambot lambot Sir. Show that you are in charge Sir.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6EK6JWVJKT7M7RJM4PBW25TBLU jasong

      or malambot lang talaga etong si penoy?

      • Anonymous

        Malambot talaga ang titi ni Pinoy pagsa chicks di lalo na pagsa giyera.

  • Anonymous

    PNOY blast all of the MILF who does not want peace… talk is useless and killing our soldiers is all they  wish to do. BLAST THEM ALL NOW.. DO THE ERAP WAY AND FINISH THEM ALL OFF!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IJ2DA4ZHFHZOM2I2UCLJGFY7GI Shai

      You’re right pare…I didnt like Erap coz he’s alcoholic (remember his midnight cabinet or kainuman all night long at kinabukasan nakikita mo sa TV halos hindi maibuka ang mga mata at slur magsalita?… aside from being a womanizer )… pero nung inilunsad nya ang all-out war against the muslim rebels saludo ako doon… kahit ginawa lang yon para maipaghigante ang napatay nyang godson…I happen to be from Mindanao close to that area where it happened kaya alam ko.     

  • Anonymous

    Mauubos talaga ang mga sundalo natin at opisyal dahil mahihina ang mga gamit nilang mga baril. Paano ba naman, ang mga top-of-the-line and high-powered na rifles na tulad ng AK 47 ay gamit ng mga kabarilan, kaibigan, kaklase at kasosyo ni PeNoy Aquino.  Tang ina mo PeNoy Aquino

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TNHA5YHAO2MU52N4NTFZ4QJYJE xerry

      P u t a n g INA mo zoiloperez. hindi yan kasalanan ng Presidente. dating problema na yan na pinagmana sa mga buwayang nakaraang administration simula pa kay marcos, cory, ramos, erap, gloria pandak arroyo. napakaliit naman ng utak mo!

      Ang mga pangyayari nito ay iilan lang sa mga kaganapan sa mindanao na naibalita. araw araw may mga maraming karahasan at karumal dumal na krimen na hindi nabigyang hustisya dahil inutil ang gobyerno ng pilipinas. ang laging balita ay related sa corruption at election fraud at hindi naman kayang ipakulong ang mga nag kasala. kahit mahinto nalang sana ang droga sa pilipinas para naman matino na ang mga sumusunod na generasyon. sa ngayon, it sad to say na karamihan sa mga kabataan ay lulong na sa droga at makikita mo sa kapaligiran. this reality is difficult to deny. these two words are the reason of all evil. GREEDY + CORRUPTION.

    • Anonymous

      Sang-ayon ako sa mga na-unang sinabi pero sa huli, “Tang ina mo Penoy Aquino”, ay nawala ng respeto ko syo. We are living in civilized world zoiloperez, or you may not.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6EK6JWVJKT7M7RJM4PBW25TBLU jasong

      kahit ordinaryong tao, alam na ang mga m16 rifles ay para lang sa mga walang naka harang na mga tanim, gaya nang urban assault. mas maigi gamitin ang mga ak47 na may 7.62 cartridge sa jungle assault dahil hindi nag iiba ang direction nyan kung sakaling may tanim na naka harang… e bakit ang pulpol na m16 parin ang ginagamit nang mga military natin dyan sa mindanao?

      malaki siguro kickback nang mga generals natin ano?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WBXS7HGUTUSH6L2VYEHNMPPMUY Mesc

        Pareng Jasong, mabuti pa si Llamas, alam ang superiority ng AK-47. Pero kung kabarilan ito ni Penoy, bakit M-16 pa rin ang gamit ng military natin?  

        Meron pang isang magandang punto na ni-raise: bakit ipinapaumaga pa ni Penoy ang pulong about the battle? Di ba dapat nga, habang nagbabakbakan (9 hours tumagal), nasa war room siya at involved in the operation as commander in chief?

        Baka busy in another battle with PSP?

        Kung ganitong lalamya-lamya ang presidente natin, lalo lang tayong iisahan at pagtatawanan ng mga terorista.

        This is the perfect time to launch an all-out war to finally end the insurgency in Mindanao!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZEEYFHKU3Z742OV2FOGL72P7ZU Loggnat

        Nonsense. Even the state of the art firearms are useless without proper training and tactics. Admit it, MILF caught the govt. forces by surprise and compounded the problem with the absence of a quick reaction forces to reinforce the ambush soldiers. I don’t know how the Philippines train their military. It has been tested in this incident and found that it is inadequate and wanting. Their operation seem to lack thorough planning, tactically weak and with little to non-existent support. Field commanders responsible for the unit should do a lot of soul searching and and seriously contemplate if they are capable of being leader and in command of their brave troops. Heads should roll, those incompetent leaders should not and never be in command again. And that is my humble opinion.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_46A22HWZC6HS2TSWMSMLQYNNVE ChameleonO

    One thing is possible here. The soldiers were caught unprepared, they didn’t know the terrain, no reliable intelligence data, the local government did not help sincrely and the military ranking officials have no concern resulting to lackadaisical support. 13 killed is quite a number in a fight against a rebel group. Either the soldiers we ambushed or they were trapped.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_46A22HWZC6HS2TSWMSMLQYNNVE ChameleonO

    What happened to the peace talk that brought Noynoy to Japan secretly? The fight brought him to humiliation, that is if he understand what is statesmanship. Abad must release the budget for the military in Mindanao without delay.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6EK6JWVJKT7M7RJM4PBW25TBLU jasong

      yeah, total humiliation!!!! dapat mahiya syang humarap sa camera ngayun… inunahan pa nga sya nang mga milf na humingi nang sorry, eh, paano ang buhay nang mga sundalong namatay, maibabalik ba yan nang sorry lang? pina baunan pa nila nang “hindi sana ito nangyari kung nag coordinate ang military sa kanila”, bakit penoy, whose in control ba. MILF na ba? bakit kaya? at baka pati supply nang milf may kickback din si penoy?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_46A22HWZC6HS2TSWMSMLQYNNVE ChameleonO

    Now the MILF has given the government reason to finish their rebellion by force. There is no baking now.

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

    sayang lang ang pondo ng bayan sa pagpapaaral ng mga commanders involved dito. may kung ano-ano pang general staff college, national defense bs college, both here and abroad, may night vsion at helicopters baka may uav pa…kayang kaya pala kayong i-outflank at-outsmart ng mga naninirahan lang sa gubat. 13 men is just too much. Napoleon-style warfare pa yata ang ginagamit ninyo eh? o baka busy strategising how to get rich quick ! lousy !

  • Anonymous

    To Lt. Col Cabangbang : If you are still fighting these no balls coward extremists like the US fights the war in Vietnam in 1966, better go home first and THINK a lot!. That’s a lot of collateral damage under your command!. You must speak first to brigade commander and say that you have to go to the Congress and Senate to present three things in Mindanao, (1) Increase budget for latest war technology by the use of lates IT gadgets for prevention and positive offensive attacks : Defense should not be the main activity in Mindanao, ATTACK them 24 hours a day is foremost (2) increas the number of soldiers and APC and helicopters surveillance teams or use of stealth and preadators from USA’s Pentagon(3) increase the salaries of the soldiers.

  • Anonymous

    dapat yung mga official at officers ng AFP ang isabak sa Mindanao. lagi na lang sila  sa loob ng HQ,utos ng utos tapos bibili ng mga mumurahing mga gamit kaya maraming ordinaryong sundalo ang namamatay.dapat sila ang nasa battle front sila yung ginastusan ngsambayanang pilipino ng malaki,nagpapalaki lang sila ng b…yag nila.Si Gen. Garcia nasa Muntinglupa sya ang dapat doon, ibala sya sa kanyon.

  • http://www.facebook.com/samontehe Henry E. Samonte

    Pag minority ang kalaban at walang armas, 13 minorities dead, Military zero. Ngunit pag may baril ang kalaban, 13 military dead, rebel zero. Yan ang sinasabi ko. Basta walang armas ang kalaban, matapang ang military. Kung may armas, talo. Daming pinapatay ang military natin simula Ilocos hanggang Davao, ngunit, pag sa Basilan, talo. 

    Nakikiramay ako sa sino mang namatay sa labanan na ito, ngunit paano naman ang mga minorities natin o katutubo na tinatarget nang ating military upang agawin lang ang kanilang ancestral homes. Yan ang nangyari sa Italian priest na na murder, pinapatay nang Mining Interest. May “Silencer” pa ang baril, “High tech.”

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

      Do you have concrete evidence that the military is doing that to minorities… ang problema sa inyong mga aktibista noong sinunog ng NPA yun Victory buses, Mining firm sa Suriagao at iba pang human rights violation di kayo nag comment pero pag military lagi na lang masama!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RGNTNWXIAFKOMJ32NX3ZZSKMG4 Avid

    GOD……help us…..

    Condolence to the family of these soldiers….they’re real heroes…

    sana pagtuunan ng pansin ng gobyerno ang ating mga soldiers sa field….

  • Tyopando

    PNoy, if you haven’t noticed yet…….. we are already at war!

    The death of our soldiers will be meaningless unless
    you call an all-out offensive military action against the
    MILF, MNLF, Abu Sayyaf and BMIF of Umbra Kato.

    It is not only a popular decision….. it IS the right decision!

  • Anonymous

    Mahirap talaga kalaban ang mga traidor.

  • Anonymous

    zoilolopez,
    Iyang kukote mo ay baluktot. Lahat ba nang nagyayari ay isisisi mo sa Pangulo? Minura mo pa. Nakikinig ka ba kay tulfo? Name name who are those kabarilan? And you think they have the AK-47 that are supposed to be for the soldiers? Lintik din ang kuwento mo. Kaya nga ilan bese ko nang itinatanong, bakit naparami yatang estupidong Filipino ngayon? Noong minsan magbakasyon ako ay nakita ko ang aking nakakabatang kapatid kausap ang kanyang mga kaklase, 17 years old young men were talking with mutual respect and they talk with sense.  Ngayon ay naiba na, tulad mo Zoilo, maraming bastos at estupido.

  • Anonymous

    zoilolopez,
    Iyang kukote mo ay baluktot. Lahat ba nang nagyayari ay isisisi mo sa Pangulo? Minura mo pa. Nakikinig ka ba kay tulfo? Name name who are those kabarilan? And you think they have the AK-47 that are supposed to be for the soldiers? Lintik din ang kuwento mo. Kaya nga ilan bese ko nang itinatanong dito sa

  • pinoy smacker

    nasaan na yung P450M na warship, gregorio sr,? nagamit ba.. nandun naka tiwangwang lang parang display.. isa sa mga kapalpakan ni penoy yan! wala naman kasing giyera sa karagatan e! nasa lupa.. sana tangke nalang binili or mga hi-tech equipment ng mga marines!! bulok na penoy tlaga o..tsk tsk tsk

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

    Will Pnoy again vow to go after the killers of these soldiers? Any salivating empty promises again?

    Our soldiers must not be in Basilan or somewhere else. The enemy of the state is not anywhere else. It’s in Malacanang.

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

    To the family of the soldiers, my CONDOLENCE. To PNOY, the COMMANDER IN CHIEF, vow to give justice to the VICTIMS of this crime, PULVERIZE THE MILF in that AREA. . ERASE THEM in that place where they claim their territory, ONLY THE AFP should be the  recognized ARMED FORCES in this country no MILF, no MNLF no NPA no KATO PRIVATE ARMIES. Show them who is the BOSS, NOW NA.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4DR7YUGXCJNVHL6AZ2ATWCG7RY Felix

    Habang mainit pa ang pangyayari dapat kilos agad para walang human rights complains. Binanatan ka na mag iimbestiga ka pa? Isang republika pinapaikot ng maliit na grupo? Maaaring suportado ang kalaban ng  isang napakalaking bansa kung kaya’t huwag na hintayin na madagdagan pa ang suporta dahil sa pangyayari at sa halip ay walisin na sila agad. Dapat sibakin na lahat ng mga opisyal dyan sa lugar na yan at palitan ng mas bata at magagaling. Sa labanan kailangan ang galing, lakas at tapang.

  • lito ty

    Hindi talaga tayo nagtanda mga TRIYDOR YAN MILF!!!!  hindi yan pipirma ng peace talk kasi gusto nila kanila ang Mindanao.  Kaya BOMBAHIN NIYO NA YAN MILF, WALA NAMAN IBANG PAGTATAGUAN YAN AT ABUSAYAF. PNoy!!!! ano ba hindi ka ba kikilos… Habang maaga pa tiranhin niyo na yan… mga TRIYDOR YANG MILF AT ABUSAYAF.   PNoy!!! Bombahin mo yan!!! Kailangan dyan ACTION !!!! HINDI PURO DADA…PA PRESS POGI..

    • Anonymous

      sa giyers bro ang pikon ay laging talo…

  • Anonymous

    All out war na!

  • Anonymous

    Too many casualties on our side. This is unacceptable. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IJ2DA4ZHFHZOM2I2UCLJGFY7GI Shai

    It’s really so sad… I love our country and I still want to come back home.. I hope the muslim rebels won’t win or we’ll have no more country.  It’s actually Gloria Arroyo’s fault after she signed that MOA-AD…You know these muslims they want it implemented altho the SC had scrapped that stupid document.. It’s like the Marcos’ Tripoli agreement all over again.   

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YBGNVJI43VFKE5GWM7GA2VXSDY Zeggie

    Galing ni gobyerno natin nalagasan tayo ng 3 na namang opisyal, dyan tumaas ang rating ni Pnoy..buti nalang may attack bomber na kasama ang ARMY natin kaya 1:2 lang ang ratio ng fatalities,,paano nalang kaya kong parehong may Bomber baka isang batalyon ng ARMY natin isang commander lang ng MILF ang katapat. condolence sa mga namatayan, di rin magamit ng MILF yong na kuha nila na M203 at M60 kasi wala ng bala at di na puputok..hehehe

  • pinoy smacker

    kelangan na natin ipadala si Lt. Col. Manny Pacquiao! LOL

  • http://twitter.com/B4ddBuRn Eric Bautista

    another 6 bodies found

  • Anonymous

    How can there be peace if it’s applicable only to one side ang the other is not following it? We have already proven that we can beat the rebels during Erap’s time why can’t we apply the same formula today?

    By the way, let’s move the CHR headquarters to Basilan so they would know who are the ones committing the abuses.

    • Anonymous

      That will be very nice suggestion. Commissioner Rosales will have first hand account of the human rights violations committed by the Abu Sayyaf and MILF bandits.

    • Anonymous

      Yes,  the sad truth about the CHR is that when casualties happened to our soldiers, they are silent. There were soldiers before that were ambushed, beheaded, their bodies mutilated but we did not hear any word from the CHR. 

      On the other hand, when casualties happened on the enemies of the state, they are quick to issue statements.   

      • Anonymous

        Phuck the CHR…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VDMUJ6NKKCLWRMVMJRLJFI633I Rene V

    Now is the time to crush them! Hit the rebels now and hit them hard!

  • Anonymous

    Although I mourn for the brothers who paid the supreme sacrifice of soldiery last tuesday, I presume the incident was the result of poor training considering those soldiers belonged to Special Forces. The SOCOM must review the POI of the SF School. Another are poor intelligence and wrong deployment, I wonder why the Commanding Officers or the Regiment Commander or the SOCOM Commander for that matter allow an elite unit to act as Infantry.

    The Generals of WESMINCOM, I believe, would always listen how we members of SOCOM operates.

    Enough is enough sir, please wake up and let the Commanding Officers of each Company utilize the skill of individual soldiers in every situation they are into. Casualties are normal as the enemy is also well-equipped but SAYANG ang buhay ng mga sundalo.. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JZF6B46SREEG6HXDJ4B6BFA2YM January Five

    aa

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

    Why not using our prisoners who have multiple murder cases and was sentence for 20yrs up to life imprisonment in MuntinLupa?Instead of “parole”,train them and give them a freedom price at the end.

  • Anonymous

    halos walang pinag-aralan ang mga kalaban natin at ang mga sundalo naman ay graduate ng basic, advance at iba pang mga specialization. ang iba nga ay sa ibang bansa pa nag-aaral pero natatalo tayo sa giyera. bakit?

    simple lang: wag gawing infantry ang mga special operators natin, 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WRTZ6LHZGZH4SASHWEDVMYF5MI Edward

    If  we  only have gunships like Apache we can kill a lot of these rebels without a single casualty. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SFY4Q6R2K5YUZEXXIJO3TLG2UM Aspo resurrection

    NO HOLDS BARRED…is very effective  in terminating the rebels.Human rights ay dapat hindi makikialam dito dahil ito ay laban between military vs rebels puro may mga armas both sides are capable…

  • Anonymous

    From this report, MNLF is proud to announce that there are twenty two (22) Army Special Forces that have died in this encounter..how did they got the information???are they present in the area to estimate a body count??? for nine long hours of fighting…government negotiator still claim and believe that they are not MNLF…then, who are they? there is something going on with our phili government peace panel…

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

    Kung hindi kaya ng Aquino Administration to manage this War against Rebels then put IMMEDIATELY Erap Estrada as our Defense Minister and let him do WHAT IS BEST IN 24HRS! Sa ganitong kaso na mauubos ang mga sundalo natin,hindi pu-pwede ang mga pa-cute-cute at Peace panel kuno! Alisin ang mga Human Rights na yan sa War Zone.Hindi kailangan ang peace talks kung ang kausap mo eh mga hindi nakakaintindi ng peace talks!

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

    They don´t understand peace talks?…Then Rest them in PEACE!

    • Anonymous

      Rest them in PIECES!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DMQA5JDNNAY3CTREKDGKPNQD6A ronie

    hoy mga nasa intelligence ng afp natin!  magtrabaho na kayo at wag kayo magtulogtulogan. matuwid na daan na gobyerno natin ngayon at dapat lang magsi trabaho na kayo.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JZF6B46SREEG6HXDJ4B6BFA2YM January Five

    buti nga sa kanila…

    • Anonymous

      Baluktot ang pag iisip mo pare katulad ka lang ng mga kasama mong muslim traydor.

  • franklyn flores

    Pinagtatakhan ko lang sino sumusuporta sa mga MILF? Malaysia?

    • Anonymous

      malaysia and other rich muslim countries like saudi at libya dati salamat at wala na c gadafi

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JZF6B46SREEG6HXDJ4B6BFA2YM January Five

    yan kasi attack lang ng attack, yan tuloy kamatayan ang napala nila..hehehehe

    • Anonymous

      just shows your being a traitor… dapat ubusin na lahi mo!

    • Anonymous

      Cguro ikaw din un pumatay sa pari at nangrape sa studyante sa UP LB…malala ka na talaga

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IPP5YYIWBIDJY6TBQCTQSTPO3Q Anonymous

    again and again ..the same story all over again ang polpol ng ating army at gobyerno natin…lagi na lang nalagasan wala pa rin concrete actions ginawa nakaka dismaya at nakakagalit na. kaylan pa ito matatapos!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VBFHX6G6YH3ZMZWKUZA7JISX74 Saul

    sa mga muslim hindi uso ang peace talk, kaya nga meron sila tinatawag na rido na kasama na talaga sa kultura nila..part lang ng deception yung pakikipagpeace talk nila kuno..

    • Anonymous

      Tama ka dyan Saul. Hindi peace talk ang kailangan nila. Rest in Peace talk ang kailangan nila… never trust a muslim… because a good muslim is a dead muslim…yon lang…my deepest sympathy sa mga nawalan ng kaibigan at mahal sa buhay dahil lang sa mga moro na ito… 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JZF6B46SREEG6HXDJ4B6BFA2YM January Five

    mga tanga ano ang mapapala ng estrada strategy sa kaguluhan sa mindanao? may magandang output ba ang all-out war nya noon? dba wala? oo nakuha ng army and marines ang camp abubakar pero natigil ba ang pakikipaglaban ng mga taong yan? diba wala din? until now they are still fighting against the government, kaya mas magandang ibigay na ang kagustuhan nila na makahiwalay sa bulok na pamamahala ng philippine government. Besides they are claiming their own land, moro land whose majority people are muslims. (HINDI PO BUONG MINDANAO)

    • Anonymous

      why are you using THEY? are you not one of them?

      eto lang peace talks with the muslim rebels is not a guarantee na di na sila manggulo sa pilipinas… if you take the time to think about it – MNLF > MILF > Bravo’s group there’s no assurance that these rebels including all TRAITORs in Mindanao will leave the country once they’re given their own land.  If you can assure us the MAJORITY of MINdanaons who are against these rebels and those traitors who are dressed as sheep that YOU/they’ll leave Mindanao, then why not.  Basta, dun kayo sa bangsamoro nyo create your own SOMALIA pag may isa sa inyo na pumasok ng pinas, dapat putulan ng paa!

  • mmm choco

    the military said that it did not intrude the MILF base, and that
    Tuesday’s clash took place four kilometers from the rebel camp, public
    affairs chief Colonel Arnulfo Burgos said. – oi para namang kanila etong Pilipinas  eh rebelde sila.. we will intrude ,search and destroy whom we believe are rebels.

    ano PNOY – tapos na Siesta mo??? te trabaho ka na ..kalbo! peace plan nyo bulok

  • Anonymous

    This is no such thing as MNLF or MILF territory.This whole land of the republic belongs to the REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES.These rebels are the enemy of our country and we plead to our leaders once and for all to  just please FINISH THEM OFF,they’re nothing but plain bandits.I strongly believe that the law of this land must be upheld at all cost.We’ve been talking to them forever without any fruitful results.The only logical thing to do is to have an all out no holds bar military assault.It may take time and may incur a lot of casualties(hopefully for the rebels) but talking to them is a price we can no longer afford.Enough of this phoney negotiation it will only embolden them.

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

    All out war….

  • Anonymous

    For a long time now, the government in its past administrations has been tolerant and has always seek to resolve the Mindanao issue in a peaceful manner. I think it’s about time now to change this policy. 

    There were issues before that when the AFP are gaining grounds in the battle, the rebels will immediately ask for a ceasefire to which the AFP will not agree since they know that it is only a tactic by the rebels to consolidate its forces,  but the politicians in the government will contradict the recommendations of the AFP and will agree to a ceasefire.

    I hope Pres. Noynoy as Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces will listen to the recommendations of the AFP leadership when it comes to the peace and order issues in Mindanao, and has the courage and will to implement these recommendations even it goes against the will of other gov’t. officials, after all, the AFP knows very well the situation in the Mindanao since they are the ones on the battlefield.

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

    Our warship must be deploy in that area sorrounding Sulu Archipelago specially Basilan to prevent them getting firearms,weapons from somewhere else.An assault can be conducted by first using our warplanes parallel with a Land assault by our Marines,Armies.Give them War! Let me borrow a similar “Spoof” as in “No Other Woman”…”Itago mo muna ang Boy Abunda mo…Panahon na para ilabas si Andres Bonifacio mo!”

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

    The President and the negotiators have exerted all efforts to come up with a peaceful solution to this insurgency, We showed them that we want PEACE but these people do not…SO GIVE THEM WAR…AN ULTIMATE WAR!.

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

    Put Philippines at the highest level of Alert and start declaring War in that Area of Basilan.Mindanao must be place under Curfew Hours! Red Alert or Martial Law! Hindi pwede ang pahinay-hinay sa kasong ito!

  • Anonymous

    Mas mahusay yata ang mga rebels na nagsanay sa bundok kesa sa tropa ng gobyerno na pinamumunuan ng mga PMA grads.

    Isara na lang sana ang PMA at kumuha ng consultants/trainers sa mga ex-rebels. 

    Pati ang NPA hindi rin kayang talunin ng AFP kahit ang tagal na nilang nakikipag-giyera.  Mas malaki pa ang pondo ng AFP kesa NPA.  ang NPA umaasa lang sa revolutionary tax pero tingin ko mas efficient silang gumamit ng pondo.

    Eto pa ang isang gastos ng AFP/PNP  — mga training sa abroad na ginagasatusan ng pera ng taong-bayan.  Pero yun kayang natutunan sa abroad ginanamit nila dito?  O kelangan lang ang training para sa promotion?  Bakit mahina pa rin ang Santahang “Lakas” ng Pilipinas?

  • Anonymous

    I deeply sympathize with our soldiers and their families. They are the victims. They are victims of politics, bureaucracy, corruptions, and now they are the victims in the battlefield. 

    In spite of these, they are there in the frontlines risking their lives.

  • DarkJustice

    Kaya lamang hindi matalo ng AFP ang MILF at NPA ay dahil sa mga sumusunod na dahilan;
    1. Corruption sa hanay ng militar,pambili ng gamit at trainings na pondo ay binubulsa
    2. Karamihan sa mga opisyal(PMA grads) mas pinipili pang mamulitika(dumikit sa mga pulitiko)kaysa magsanay at magplano kung paano matalo ang rebelde
    3. Kung gugustuhin kaya namang talunin pero ayaw gawin ng AFP,bakit? NEgosyo! Nangungumisyun ang nasa AFP HQ sa mga suppliers,,Kung wala ng gulo,wala na silang kita!

    Kaya ang kawawa lang ay ang mga sundalo at ibang non-PMA officers na isinasabak sa frontline!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DMQA5JDNNAY3CTREKDGKPNQD6A ronie

    parang hostage sa luneta na naman ito. sugod ng sugod na wala man lang intelligence report na sinusunod (kung meron man hindi reliable) at wala man lang back-up plan.  kailan kaya mag bago ang bayan natin. lagi na lang ganito.

  • Anonymous

    Our deepest sympathies to the soldiers who died in combat.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_K2RI3LJVGNNED3XPMG7HVMIIO4 Herbert

    Gustong magpa-impress ng M.I.s sa bumisita nilang among Malaysian prince…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XJONLBTZROWZAQYK52JMQNSXL4 Datu Puti

    Sir, Pinoy ano ba dapat ang gawin sa mga muslim rebel na ito para mabura sa mapa ng Pilipinas! sawa na ang taong bayan sa mga kapabayaan ng mga military natin, sawa na din ang mga tao sa patayan sa Mindanao. Siguro tapusin na ang lahat wala nang negotiation dahil ginagago lang tayo ng mga muslim na ito…..isang option para sa kanila ay magsurender na walang condistion, sila ang salot sa lipunan kaya hanggang ngayon wala tayong pagunlad. Kahit ano pang gawin natin pagpupursige na makahanap na solution sa kahirap kung itong mga anay na ito ay nasa lipunan pa rin wala na tayong pagasa umahon pa sa ating kinasasadlakan. Walang investors na gustong magnegosyo sa ating bansa kung ganito ang mangyayari, wala na rin mga turista ng pupunta sa ating bansa para naman kahit papaano may kikitain ang gobyerno natin….sa dami na nang problema ng Pinas ay dapat ubusin at tugisin na itong mga salot na ito. 

  • Jorrel Quilalang

    These rebels should be dealt with an iron hand.

  • Anonymous

    Wala bang weakling General Problem na napatay? Puro foot soldiers lang? Sayang! Hindi kaya puro busted ang mga bala nilang dala na pinagkakwartahan ng mga masisibang heneral nila? At any rate, our deep condolences to the bereaved families of our brave foot soldiers.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IPP5YYIWBIDJY6TBQCTQSTPO3Q Anonymous

    This is an act of war…..& what would our great president would do- he would still go for peacefull resolution to this…who are the fools who vote for this indecisive president…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LMM6I6C5QAIB5DVXCAPIRJHK7Y Dong

    This is not about political pressure dictated by other countries especially U.S. and Japan. This is a domestic concern. If our gov’t will do nothing and will not stand firm against this Muslim Rebels, who will?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TNHA5YHAO2MU52N4NTFZ4QJYJE xerry

    The Philippine military in Mindanao will be soon outnumbered of the MILF, Abu Sayyaf, BSAF if no immediate action from the philippine government. Lagi nalang pa pogi points ang mga nasa congress at senado. Hoy mga buwaya, ang laki ng problema sa buong bansa ng Pilipinas, umalis na kayo dyan mga kawatan. Napaka himbing ang tulog nyo sa gabi habang ang mga karamihan nating mga kababayan na nasa remote areas ng mindanao ay kusang hindi makatulog sa mga pangyayari at dami ng mga buhay at pamilya ang nawala. This is the results of being a GREEDY and rampant CORRUPTION in the country.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VY25ZOHU3FJFFX6CYSH5W4AX3I sugbu

     It’s a sad news….

  • Anonymous

    This is a sad day indeed..

    AFP, next time around… please bring a squadron of helo gunship for air support to wipe out these terrorist..

    Also, have a strong naval presence in basilan so these terrorist will have no way out..

  • antonioluna

    kawawa naman ang mga footsoldier natin, ano kaya talaga ang nangyayari sa ating intel funds?
    at hindi kaya sinadya sila papuntahin sa lugar na iyon para mapatay?
    may kinalaman kaya dito ang mga sundalong kano na hindi umaalis at nagtatago lang sa ating mga liblib na kampo(ito po ay ayon sa pagsisiyasat ni Lt. Nancy Gadian na dating isa sa mga incharge sa balikatan funds)?
    nagtataka naman ako na hindi naman ganoon kalaki ang bilang ng mga abu sayyaf(mga dating mujaden na sinanay ng US para labanan ang mga russian sa afghanistan) pero hindi sila maneutralize ng ating AFP, ganoon ba talaga sila kagagaling dahil US trained sila?
    Bakit noong panahon ni erap na tinaguriang bobong presidente ay nakubkob ng ating militar ang kampo ng MILF?
    Bakit noong umupo si glorya muling ibinalik sa MILF ang kampo?
    Kailangan ba laging may gera para lagi ring may kupit ang mga heneral?Pero huwag sana nilang itaya ang buhay ng ating mga sundalo, sana buhay nalang ng mga magnanakaw na heneral sa pulis or AFP ang itaya nila, sana buhay na lang ng pamilya arroyo at mga alipores ang itaya nila.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IOQ4UHZ3OCDDBDOWCA5O3AEQBM Cayetano

    It’s time to have an iron fist approach to MILF or to the Muslim rebels. No more peace talk, negotiation will lead only to more deaths of our soldiers. Parang dahan dahan lang pinapatay yung mga sundalo natin. Time to act for a full military operation, no let up until they are all killed. Dapat sila managot sa kanilang ginagawa. Pulbusin yung campo nila, unang una bakit ba hinayaan natin na magpalakas at magkaroon sila ng campo, sila na bay ang may ari ng Basilan? 

    If the government will not act on this treachery then it’s better to give up Basilan and Sulu. 

  • Anonymous

    Ang dapat sana all out war ang itakda ng Gobyerno laban sa lahat ng mga rebelde…..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5CJCI5UE2KPDAQUDIY7RVSOPOU Tiboy

    My sympathy to those who lost their love ones, send those big fat belly’s General to the front line firefight in Basilan. para may balita naman na Heneral na baril sa encounter!

  • http://tinyurl.com/kapima Kapima

    This is not anymore about fighting for religious or ideological beliefs. These folks downsouth (Moro insurgents) together with the reds (Communist insurgents) elsewhere in the country are already blood-thirsty criminals. Sad to say, but at the end of the day ALL-OUT-WAR is one difficult but strategic position our government should act upon.

  • Anonymous

    sana may gagawin si ninoy nito. baka puro peace talk nanaman. the government is betraying our soldier if they won’t do anything. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TUKS3TZHHFHPKYM25OKAM7O43Q nivle

    Bat kasi hindi nalang bumili ng UAV ang governo nating para mamonitor ang lahat na military Operation..bago may masayan na buhay…dapat c erap nalng uli press.para madurog nayan.

  • Anonymous

    sana may gagawin ang gobyerno. kawawa naman ang mga sundalo natin puro peace talk tapos inaatake. matagal na itong problema ba’t di pa tinapos. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AYITA5V33GYZSLC3G37UCVNTKA Ben

    where is the aerial support that should have bombed the rebel positions, how come the elite troops did not asked for a back up? That should be investigated and next time always get the aerial support ready.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_O62NNHS6YAJIHERUWZME6TTDWU Gerzon

      sir wag na po tau umasa sa air support dhil mhrap umasa dun mamatay n muna lalo n kng ordinaryo n sundalo..ayaw nila mag risk ng chopper or plane kesa buhay ng sundalo..pero kng general mag request khit personal use pwd yan..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RS7NMBTSC7GG3BRQHKISQTTLWE Rick

    My condolences to the families of these unfortunate soldiers.

    I can not help but blame the poor leadership of the present commander -in-chief. .This is the time to stop being “pa-cute” and be a leader of our soldiers. If needed, go to the battlefront and test your mettle as a marksman. Bring along Llamas and your kabarilan. Let’s see your courage and mettle.

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

    hahahah peace talk daw! wtf pajapan japan pa kau ha!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UOVXHRXWDYPTBKNF5YTIAPVUKM Lee Soleil

    wag tigilan ang offensive para hindi maka regroup mga bandido na yon, mga traidor mga yan. with deepest sympathy to the family of the dead soldiers.

  • Anonymous

    condolence po sa lahat mga naulila ng ating mga sundalo. only in our country, mantakin mo hihingi ka pa ng approval sa mga rebelde para makapag operate ka sa area nila, inaamin na ng gobierno natin na d natin kaya ang mga rebelde? all out war lang talaga katapat nyan, say wat u want against erap pero sya lang ang nakapagpatino ng mga rebelde na yan, elite forces pa ang mga napatay ha, paano na kung pangkaraniwan na sundalo, ubos lahat ang mga yan, kawawa ang mga sundalo natin.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YJ4D2FUCXZQLOHU6NO2T2HGKHQ ramnol81

    Taps to the Fallen…RESPECT! RIP our hero’s

  • gerry827

    that should be the last straw… gawin na lang kasi yung ginawa ni erap baka in a months time tapos na ang laban… jeesh! when will we ever learn…masyado na maraming namatay na sundalo at mga naulilang pamilya… tapusin na iyan…

  • Anonymous

    Talagan inabangan ang mga sundalo na huhuli sa mga kriminal.  traydor ang mga rebelde. Kailangan durugin ang mga hayop na yan. Gawin ang ginawa ni ERAP sa kanila!!

  • http://twitter.com/PatrickN44 Patrick

    I have a question, it seems, at least from this article that the army knows where these bases are located. So before the ceasefire agreement was made, why didn’t the army just attack these bases and weaken these rebels?

  • Anonymous

    Like the CCP/NDP/NPA, these Muslim rebels talk peace with  murder in their hearts and minds and  blood dripping down the sides of their mouths. Mr. President and AFP, time to stop dreaming about impossible peace and to unleash the full force of the republic on these terrorists to show them who’s boss. Let’s just admit that this country cannot live in peace with more than one army.

  • Pulis Na Pogi

    ERAP FORMULA!  ALL OUT WAR, INCLUDING HERE IN METRO MANILA!

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

    Because of the so many faction or group in Mindanao the government is only commiting suicide and being naive pretending that they can handle the situation and they are in control, that’s bullshit. How can you expect to win a war with so many rebel groups or bandit alike who wanted to do the talking and each had their own agenda. Cut the bullshit and wage an all out war to all those groups, in the finality if these incidences where soldiers always had high casualties continue to happen we might find the whole of Mindanao no longer belongs to the Philippines. Asking permission from rebels before you can enter their turf is a clear sign that we are already losing the battle. It’s just simply saying that one enemy will say yes you can enter while the other one will shoot you. Soldiers please wake up, it is you who are getting the bullet. 

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

    Every time the government enters an agreement with the MILF the rebels are always in the win-win situation. The only instance that we saw them trembled is when Erap invaded Abubakar, that is why they hated Erap so much and that they even called him utak pulbura to discredit his action.

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

    Noble diplomacy no longer applies to these problem, it has to be “who’s stronger”. If they win they can keep Mindanao, probably we do not deserve to keep it so let them have it.

  • Anonymous

    kung talagang seryoso ang govt na e dismantle yang MILF pwedeng pwede. kaya lang mga official ng AFP ayaw kasi pinagkakaperahan nila yang MILF, negosyo kung baga. bentahan ng mga armas nila at kung ano pang mga korapsyon.

    kaya wag na kayong magtaka sa ganitong balita, pera pera lang to. kawawa mga bagong sundalo, kunyari totoong laban, lutong makaw naman to. korakot pinas.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VDMUJ6NKKCLWRMVMJRLJFI633I Rene V

    Mr President, this is not games anymore. The good thing is you are familiar with the arms and the flesh against it. Tell you what, Sir, tapusin na natin itong kabulshitan na ito, Mr. President. I cannot tell you what you are supposed to do but …a so called lesser person named ERAP waged war in behalf of us Pinoys and won.Gloria was tricked to accomodate the rebels.Should your administration be tricked and made a laughing stock not by your supporters but by the very people you bend to accomodate?Where is justice in this relationship with these so called rebels? they hostage our troops and deny that they have them? talaga? ano? parang nag mamakaawa nanlang ba tayo sa mga engot na ito? From a citizen, let’s see what you are made of, Sir.

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

    To our Generals in the Armed Forces please review your war plans and checked your field officers. Soldiers are dying by the numbers, what kind of strategy are you applying that our ordinary soldiers are always in the disadvantage. Our soldiers are hard fighting men, give them the proper and sufficient logistics and moral support thru media nationwide.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGUVDEUJTH47NXLOEMCOSCMGIU Anonymous

      They are just doing arrest, it is the government position on this Muslim insurgents ang problema. sumusunod lang ang sundalo.

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

    Or else better let us just surrender to them.

  • ed rox

    I wont pretend to know military tactics, strategies and intelligence, but my question is…

    IF this was a planned major operation, why do our leaders ( both military and civilian) never know whats happening? I seem to remember reading about the president of the united states worried about what would happen to his less than 50 soldiers when they went after a prominent terrorist  – he actually monitored it real time from start to finish.   In our case, on major operations with more men involved — crap hits the fan, THEN our leaders find out what happened and start command conferences, spend several days poring over facts and details.. shouldn’t it be the other way around?

    —–” Armed Forces Chief of Staff General Eduardo Oban has instructed the AFP
    Inspector General to go to Basilan “and ascertain the facts” of the
    incident.” – which prob meant he didn’t know what the heck happened.

    I also remember reading articles when other countries lose high number of troops, their leaders usually grieve more and then vow to get even, then act on it.  Our leaders response is this :

    ——-““We are sad when we hear this kind of reports,” deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said.”

    They are sad ….. maybe a cafe latte will make them happy? Is it just me or our leaders just ULTRA composed when disasters like these happen.  No vow for justice? no call for the whole might of the AFP to hunt down these terrorist?

    IF this was a hot pursuit operation on the other hand, why haven’t we learned from the past mistakes of sending relatively small number of personnel near disputed areas of the MILF? Why not over react on instances like this? it takes more resources but material resources can be easily replaced — but human personnel takes a lot of resources to train and support. So that 19:6 kill ratio is definitely not in our favor and that includes 3 officers! Officers take longer to train and support.

    What happened to all those Fast Reaction Troops we trained that had light tanks/apc, helicopter gunships, and patrol ships attached to one unit? Are they for Anniversaries and Visiting dignitaries only?

    In this article, it stated that these were army special forces.. kill ratio 19:6.. I shudder to think what our kill ratio would have been if we sent in regular army forces…  I know our special forces guys are tough individually, they have more experience in the field than most other countries armed forces, they fight with less ( old weapons, no support) and they certainly don’t do it for the pay. 

    Wouldn’t it be better to enter areas with zero intelligence with really superior numbers ( like one suspected enemy to 4 government soldiers?) and superior support ( artillery, mortars, helicopters, apc’s/light tanks)? Wouldn’t it be better to engage the enemy on our terms? Or at least with overwhelming force in cases where we don’t know crap what we are getting our men in uniform into?

    From this article after losing three officers they probably sent at least two to three platoons, how did they have so many missing personnel? where the platoons/squads so far from each other that they could not support each other?  Were all the officers green 2nd lieutenants? Was there a senior officer on site?

    I am assuming of course that our men in uniform were seriously outnumbered, had zero intelligence, no clear strategy besides to go to the area and find out what happened and no support —- because the other scenario is just too bleak to even think about… And you know the sad part? The article doesn’t mention anything about whether they took their objective or not… so probably not…  SO our men in uniform will probably have to sacrifice more men and blood in the future chasing the same bad guys that did this to them.

    This is a day of grief for the whole country. But hey, the deputy presidential spokesperson is sad… that makes up for the loss of our men.

    I offer my condolences to our brothers that fell today…. may their sacrifices not be in vain…

    • Anonymous

      I couldn’t have said it any better.  My deepest condolences to those who fell.  And we can all give the deputy presidential spokesperson our collective fingers (dipped in her cafe latte).  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VDMUJ6NKKCLWRMVMJRLJFI633I Rene V

    from Citizens, we would like to see what you are made of, Sir…

  • Anonymous

    19 soldiers killed(SAF) vs. 6 rebels killed. ano ba yan. Halatang kulang sa strategy at shooting ang ating military

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGUVDEUJTH47NXLOEMCOSCMGIU Anonymous

    Mr. President, did you ask the military about your decision to have peace talk with the MILF?

    Hindi naman kasi kayo ang haharap sa barilan eh.

    Hindi nyo alam kung gaano kahirap ang mabuhay sa digmaan habang nanonood tayo ng 3D movie sa Resort World

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AUVZQYX3IUO7R2PEZRDS6ZDFUA RamBoDan

    AFP…saan ba, ano ang kulang bakit marami ang nalagas sa inyo?dapat duon ibuhos ang budget ng AFP sa ganitong labanan tutal ubusan lang naman nyan, matira ang matibay, nakikiraman po sa mga nawalan ng mahal sa buhay.

  • Anonymous

    This is what happens if the military is corrupt…funds that should be spent on training and equipment were diverted to corrupt military officers from past to present and now the ordinary soldiers suffer…and after this debacle, I’m sure those officers will turn the blame to lack of budget and funding…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGUVDEUJTH47NXLOEMCOSCMGIU Anonymous

    Hindi kayo ang makikipagbarilan, ayusin nyo kung ano ang dapat sa mga taong ito.

    Hindi nyo sila mararamdaman, pumunta ka sa Basilan Mr. President

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WGR337VQSL4VX2W7KBZV3L4TJY Jose

    They probably think by just carrying M16 will prevent them from being hit. Obviously they lack planning and strategy. Very saddening.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGUVDEUJTH47NXLOEMCOSCMGIU Anonymous

      I do not think they just carry M-16. 40 soldiers vs. more than 90 MILF insurgents. Mahirap talaga

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGUVDEUJTH47NXLOEMCOSCMGIU Anonymous

    We will not accept that a only a Malacanang spokeperson will comment on this.

    We want to hear the President!

    We demand it! 

    We are your Boss!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VDMUJ6NKKCLWRMVMJRLJFI633I Rene V

    oban did not know that our Scout Rangers were into an operation and got whacked. imagine! our best got a
    19:6 whacking? and oban did not know anything about it after the fact?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGUVDEUJTH47NXLOEMCOSCMGIU Anonymous

    The objective was just to arrest a man. Because the President agreed to a peace deal with the MILF, your soldier believed that they will not be having troubles with the MILF. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VDMUJ6NKKCLWRMVMJRLJFI633I Rene V

      nowhere is it written in the news that our Scout Rangers were trying to arrest a man. so i guess they were there in full view of the enemy and butchered. no wonder we lost so much. 3 officers and several enlisted men! what were they doing trying to arrest a man? that is a police matter. of course duwag naman ang pulis kahit saan the President should send that responsible police unit to get the criminal our Rangers were looking for. let them earn their pay!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGUVDEUJTH47NXLOEMCOSCMGIU Anonymous

    he would not know it. It was no major operation

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGUVDEUJTH47NXLOEMCOSCMGIU Anonymous

    To the soldiers, we salute you. 

  • Anonymous

    Marines in 2007and now Special Forces of the Army  …..In both cases seemed like SITTING DUCKS.

    The Commander of the Special Forces in Basilan  should be Relieved of his post immediately. He should be investigated.  He should be interrogated.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VDMUJ6NKKCLWRMVMJRLJFI633I Rene V

    HAAAY. Ed Rox, this whole episode made me cry. You claim to NOT be a military strategist but you got the nail on the head! Maybe it is better for you to lecture the upper echelons of our military. then maybe these leaders can nail the enemies of the State rather than nailing a hole in one in their  golf courses! HAHAHA what an abyssmal failure!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGUVDEUJTH47NXLOEMCOSCMGIU Anonymous

    Mr. Marvic Leonen, adviser to President Aquino on MILF…ikaw ang may kasalanan nito. We know that peace talk with this group is impossible.

    19 of our soldiers are killed while you sit in your air conditioned room in Malacanan.

    Abbu Sayyaf, MILF, MNLF, Jemaah Islamiyah…iisa lang sila.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HE5IJ7EL2RK7OHAZM2MQM7KESA Don

    TO the generals who sits comfortably in your office, you were once a combatant too and you know their sufferings,these soldiers were your brothers, why deprived them of the weapons they need to defend themselves. Support them with more planes and artillery. Know what you need to detect and pin point your enemy locations and make this as top priorities on your purchase list to be able to bombard them without having heavy casualties. I know when you look at the cost, getting more soldiers is cheaper but the army should start thinking about the safety of their own people and start purchasing highly sophisticated military equipment to gain far edge against the enemies. Don’t be contented with counting casualties.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGUVDEUJTH47NXLOEMCOSCMGIU Anonymous

    i hope the military will not think about rebellion, if this government will not act accordingly.

    Mr. Marvic Leonen…you just said it is an isolated case…grabe naman!

    • Anonymous

      rebellion… pagbutihin muna nila taktika nila sa pakikipaglaban bago nila isipin yan,,, dahil may pagkukulang din sila kaya sila nalagasan….dapat palagi silang handa…pangatlong beses na nangyari  ito ..wala pa ring nakuhang leksyon

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VDMUJ6NKKCLWRMVMJRLJFI633I Rene V

    I offer my condolences to the loved ones of our valiant soldiers who fell doing their duty to God and Country. AND it behooves this so called leadership to take care of the widows and the orphans.

  • Anonymous

    To our Military Establishment,
     
    You are very good in talking, planning and pretending to be genius and smart. But in reality you are only a laughingstock of your non-PMAyer opponents. Pano nyo maiDepensa ang Spratly e sa Basilan pa lang ay sisiw na kayo. Susmaryosep kayo. 

  • Anonymous

    now, asan na ang training natin sa balikatan? ano ba naitulong na US dito? baka test mission na naman ito tapos palabas lang na may arestohin.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGUVDEUJTH47NXLOEMCOSCMGIU Anonymous

    You have no idea how the soldiers tormentingly fight for the security of this nation…and all you will say that this is an isolated case. I pray that we will not loose Mindanao. Or if you really have intentions to do that…then so be it. give Mindanao to the MILF.

    Sawa na rin kami sa gobyerno na puro salita, hindi nyo alam ang hirap ng gyera

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGUVDEUJTH47NXLOEMCOSCMGIU Anonymous

    Pauwiin nyo na lang ang mga sundalo sa Visayas at Luzon…Ipamigay nyo na sa MILF ang Mindanao…mga sundalo lang ang nahihirapan…habang umiinom ka sa starbucks

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DYC6ANPMBQIXBU6LEOFIUFABAI falcon

    elite forces crumpled by rebels!!unbelievable!!what kind of military are we having? no more than  barangay tanod have that ability…sack those commanders and train better heads…we need competent and efficient soldiers to do the job

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGUVDEUJTH47NXLOEMCOSCMGIU Anonymous

    I would rather choose a corrupt General who had been into war than politicians who just talk in the plenary

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGUVDEUJTH47NXLOEMCOSCMGIU Anonymous

    do not expect balikatan will bring miracle. The US forces with its NATO allies are still unable to defeat the Taliban in Afghanistan. The war in Mindanao also is different.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGUVDEUJTH47NXLOEMCOSCMGIU Anonymous

    i could not stand the site of soldiers butchered, beheaded…and you will tell us it is an isolated case.

    We want the President to say something on this not a spokesperson.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGUVDEUJTH47NXLOEMCOSCMGIU Anonymous

    The MILF armory had been resupply to the fullest. They are armed to the teeth because of the peace talk.

    Nahihirapan ng nahihirapn ang mga sundalo sa pag gawa ng bagong tactics at paglaban dito.

    The enemy even use night vision goggles

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T42Q37DX5BRWJ5NRYTBC2DXUAU Jols – batman Robin

    MILF ABU SAYAF parehas lang yan iba lang yung pangalan……………… pero katulad lang yung trabaho nila mga…. KRIMANAL…………………..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GLLLMBSX5AMH3KQSHIIRQQYRGM milo go

    We are engaged in a war of attrition in that part of world where a stalemate exist. For this type of low intensity conflict and classic guerrilla type. the army should have at least a 10 to 1 advantage. They need to have more heavy weapons including helicopters for quick response. The fact the fire fight lasted 8 hours without support of a quick reaction unit is a failure in strategy

  • Anonymous

    hindi ko alam kung bakit ang ating gobyerno ay naniniwala pa sa mga bandidong muslim na napakatraydor. marami na sa ating mga sundalo ang nagbuwis ng buhay at kadalasan ay pinupugutan pa ng ulo dahil sa pabago bagong policy at strategy kung papano pakisamahan ang mga traydor at bandido.
    dapat noon pa ay dinurog at dinis armahan na sila para di na makapinsala pa.di pwede ang peace talks
    at pusong mamon.wag din pagkatiwalaan ang mga malaysian observers at makinig  sa mga adviser na katulad ni leonen. ang ating military ay itigil na din ang corruption at pagnanakaw sa pondo ng bayan.. lahat halos ng suppliers sa AFP ay puro intsik na yumayaman lalo habang nagbubuwis ng dugo ang mga kawawang pangkaraniwang sundalo na nakatira lamang sa barong barong.

  • Anonymous

    If the MILF members got attacked by the AFP the insurgents will cry out ceasefire violation…now when the insurgents see our soldiers in or near their lair they say they can kill our soldiers.

    Our soldiers are being killed because their hands are tied by so many restrictions while the
    criminals-cum-insurgents are free to use and are using all kinds of treachery, brutality and dirty tactics.

    Alas, peace, peace but there is no peace. 

    The idea of ceasefire and peace of course is good and beautiful but never at the expense of rewarding and sucking up to these criminals and compromising our sovereignty.

    Remove the restraints on the hands of our soldiers and let them do their job.  

    If the war freaks are spoiling for violence and bloodshed let’s be firm and courageous and show them how we – the Republic in its lawful power to act to defeat threats to the people – are more than willing
    and capable to give them so much more than that.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ATYAB457SE43LMC2Q6UPT4JPM4 tow truck

    ipadala na si LTC Pacquiao

  • Anonymous

    Mediocre schooling and training. 

    Expect a heavy toll if you trespassed an enemy zone. Never enter if you are not prepare. Unless you are suicidal.

    Training on shooting is not enough. That is simply brawn. You need to develop your thinking skill.

    They should retreat immediately upon understanding the situation. If the trespassing was accidental, retreating was the best move. Unless, if their purpose is really to wage war inside the enemy’s zone. 

    As I said, it is suicidal to enter the enemy’s camp if you are not prepared.

    Sorry for the lost lives.

  • http://twitter.com/SampalocKid sampalok kid

    do not trust those muslims. they are traitors. beware. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RDGSX2X4U55HS6NNYQHMNB7RCQ papaboar75

    The MILF are simply thugs masked in political/religious ideology.
     
    Politicians should stop making policies on things that they dont know of.  Peace talks? what does the government expect to happen when there is peace, does it truly expect these people to just lay down their guns and move on?  How are they gonna eat? When all they know is harrasing people for food and supplies under a so called ideology.
     
    These MILF personnel will simply call/mask themselves as abu sayaf if there is peace treaty.  The MILF can conveniently claim that its the abus doing kidnapping and holdups when they are the same people.  I mean isnt it obvious that it is happening right now?
     
    The government should take a stand and that is disarm or go to war.  There can be no middle ground, our soldiers are caught in this middle ground and they pay with their lives!  Are politicians or even us other Filipinos willing to do that?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RDGSX2X4U55HS6NNYQHMNB7RCQ papaboar75

    The MILF are simply thugs masked in political/religious ideology.
     
    Politicians should stop making policies on things that they dont know of.  Peace talks? what does the government expect to happen when there is peace, does it truly expect these people to just lay down their guns and move on?  How are they gonna eat? When all they know is harrasing people for food and supplies under a so called ideology.
     
    These MILF personnel will simply call/mask themselves as abu sayaf if there is peace treaty.  The MILF can conveniently claim that its the abus doing kidnapping and holdups when they are the same people.  I mean isnt it obvious that it is happening right now?
     
    The government should take a stand and that is disarm or go to war.  There can be no middle ground, our soldiers are caught in this middle ground and they pay with their lives!  Are politicians or even us other Filipinos willing to do that?

  • Anonymous

    Bakit hindi ipadala doon si .. Lt. Coronel Manny Paquiao … para masubukan naman ang galing kung papaano nya nakuha ang ranggong … LT. Coronel …. na walang kahirap hirap … samantalang ang mga talagang sundalo natin halos mag pakamatay na doon sa labanan … kahit … kalahating guhit sa balikat hindi maka kuha … TOO MUCH POLITICS …. isa pa … anong klaseng training ba mayron ang mga sundalo natin … mas marami ang nalagas sa kanila kaysa mga kalaban …. mga Elite daw kuno … walang diskarte … kaya hayon …talo sila sa rebelde … ang labanan hindi nakukuha sa tapang yan at paramihan … kailangan … UTAK.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ATYAB457SE43LMC2Q6UPT4JPM4 tow truck

      at Special Forces pa daw sya.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E6XL4MSDPR4XAWB3DLNT5WSCKQ tony

    katulad nung may bagyo at baha missing in action na naman si pnoy. si pnoy kaya ang wlang masabi or ang communication group ng malacanang ang hindi marunong magkalat ng mensahe ng presidente sa katulad nitong situasyon.  at least man lang sana malaman ng karamihan ng mamamayan kung anu talaga ang official na pulso ng gobyerno sa ganitong ka daming casualties sa isang encounter lang. knock knock may tao po ba dyan?

  • Anonymous

     MILF – the government provoked. Then should not the government quash rebellion? If I were the President of this country, you are just one decision and I will not relent. I know the implications – sanctions and backlash from OIC and others, but it will be just one swift thing and you are done.

    There is no such thing as a Muslim Mindanao just as there is no such thing as a Christian Manila. Anybody who refuses to separate his religious pursuit over national issues will surely get it.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KMVFBQ3EVCY4DEIHF2FCG5L27U Great Man

    Why oh why this happened. And all those guns stolen. WE LOST OUR MEN, AND WE ALSO LOST GUNS. I SMELL SOMETHING FISHY

  • kido

    ang karumaldumal na gawaing ito ng mga rebelde most especially ang mga MILF only shows na walang mangyayari sa pag-uusap para sa pag-usad ng kapayapaan. peace can only attained in mindanao kung mapuksa na ang mga MILF at iba pang mga pesteng rebelde. inu-uto at pinapaikot lang ng MILF ang gobyerno at ang gobyerno naman natin ay nagpapakatanga pa at hindi imulat ang kanilang mga mata para makita ang katotohanang ito. all-out war is the best solution sa usaping ito para makamtan ang tunay na kapayapaan.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LPLWHPS7B5WPHPRAREXBIP2BIY renato

    ABS-CBN news is accurate in reporting that the ambush was orchestrated by both the MILF and Abu Sayaff. Or should I say the MILF and Abus is one and the same. In that part of the world these fighters are blood related–clans, extended families; today they are Abu Sayaff, tomorrow they are MILF. The so called MILF command is a myth since they absolutely have no control over these young trigger-happy hoodlums. It is plain naivete for the PNoy government not to see this as his government continue to negotiate with the MILF who do not represent the Moro people.  The blessing in disguise is the ARMM, one grand opportunity for PNoy to rectify his mistake by meeting with the MILF in Japan. The Supreme Court has done their part and now it is up to you PNoy to pick the right OICs.  Work to strengthen the CIVIL and good governance in the ARMM.  Robredo is there to assist you PNoy. But please, please do not throw the ARMM to the (MILF) dogs.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LPLWHPS7B5WPHPRAREXBIP2BIY renato

    Prayers to our soldiers who died in Basilan; rest in peace. Prayers too to their families during these difficult times.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_32DTDWUHSCHFB3RVYGUN2262NM Igorotak

    Abnoy, being the commander-in-chief should condemn the MILF for this massacre. Do not tell us that you were never informed about it being the commander in chief. Itigil mo na iyang pinagpupuyatan mong video games na yan….harapin ang problema ng bayan, huwag puro asa na lang sa mga alipores mo kung anong gagawin. Buti pa si pandak, kahit corrupt at least she stands tall in her decision making. Ikaw, walang bayag…!!! Our prayers are with the soldiers and their families….

  • mmm choco

    this leonen.. can somebody shot him..please 

  • mmm choco

    so PNOY hangang  — condolence ka na lang!  yan ang peace syo.. 

  • mmm choco

    MIA na  naman si PNOY.. so  ano po..playing with your balls?? geesss man..wake up and lead the country.. people had their hopes so high on this person who is no more than a puppet.. useless  .. hangang salitang filipino ka na lang.. buti pa kung di ka na nag takbo.. leave mindanao to us.. will squash this idiots..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ATYAB457SE43LMC2Q6UPT4JPM4 tow truck

      what do you want Pnoy to do?

  • mmm choco

    mas magaling pa sister mo..daming tv exposure  ikaw??.. tago ka ng tago.. PNOY   wala na  nanay mo para mag tago ka sa palda nya.. bakla ka.. pwe. 

  • Anonymous

    patatawarin ni Pnoy ang mga yan kasi hindi naman siya ang namatayan yung mga sundalo lang naman ang namatay… ano ba naman klaseng presidente to… walang kuwenta… pag maiinit na isyo.. patay malisya… buwisit….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OJWHBJLMWPTRUOZMN6JOMHLO2A Banana Na

    why trust to this bandits in mindanao, ang pilipinas ay iisang bansa lang at ang philippine military ay iisa din di pwede maraming army maski sa mindanao yan,..maski may peace agreement ang government at milf, magiging magulo pa rin yan sa mindanao kung may sariling sundalo itong mga milf  at lalakas pa ang milf kung may autonomy na sila, kalokohan lang ang peace agreement na yan…sabi ko nga, tahimik ang mga NPA sa mindanao mga ganyan situation na maraming napapatay na sundalo or civilian ng mga bandits na yan…learn the place called XINJIANG, its much bigger than mindanao, majority is muslim also but no army of its own, only one army that is the PLA..

    • Anonymous

      Huag mong ikumpara ang China sa Pinas dahil lamok lang Pinas sa elepanteng China. 

  • Anonymous

    na kakaasar na yung ginagawa nila.. dapat na talagang.. tapusin na lang sa bala ang usapan… oo nga naman nag violate daw ang militar kasi huhulihin yun kasama nilang wanted sa batas.. yan po ang mga taong kinakausap ng gobyerno para daw sa kapayapaan… ano ba yan

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HYTYFXZQZCMGMR5HJOPGUKD5MA Ronaldo

    if they want war give them war pinoy,,, ang rebelyon sa mindanao ay di natatapos dahil ang mga lider natin orong sulong. lulusubin ihihinto lusod hinto. kung ang desisyon toloy toloy matagal na sanang tapos yan. ang mga lider kasi natin pag binatikos aatras na..yong ginawa ni erap ok na sana hininto naman. ang mga kampo na nakuha binalik pa.. anong klasing desisyon making yan. magandang halimbawa yong sa sri lanka. ang mga tamil tiger isang napakalking rebelde pero nakayang talunin ng gobyerno. ang ginawa lang naman nila ay isang tuloy tuloy na operasyon. maraming bumabatikos sa kanilang ginawa pero sige pa rin.pero tingnan nyo after ilang buwan natalo nila..sana ganon din ang gawin ng ating pamahalaan. ang MILF ay isang  grupo na concentrated sa ilang probinsya ng mindanao na matatalo sa tingin ko sa loob ng 6 na buwang tuloy tuloy na operasyon.. ang MILF ay magaling sa propangada dyan lang sila l amang..at sana ang gobyerno wag mag tiwala sa malaysia dahil sila ang no.1 na promotor dyan sa rebelyon sa mindanao. wag kalimutan sila ang bag training dyan..

  • Anonymous

    pag nag over the bakod ka sa kanila eh.. pwede ka na nilang pag babarilin lalo na pag tinutugis mo yung mga kriminal nilang mga kasamahan.. .. at sasabihin naman ng ating gobyerno isolated case.. 19 po ang patay…

  • Anonymous

    si Pinoy walang gagawin yan kasi sanda makmak na duwag yan… ang iniisip lang nyan rating nya sa tao… wala siyang paki alam kung abutin man ng 100 ang napatay kasi isolated case lang yan

  • Anonymous

    snap election.. palitan ang “isolated case” na presidente… na iirita ako sa mga pinag sasabi ng palasyo.. 19 po ang namatay ano pa ba ang sinasabi nyong peace negotiation.. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NWVMLLUEVODVD4BHGZJ7JH5ANU seekleer

    19 professional soldiers dead, inspite of superior fire power,i.e. howitzers, helicopter gunship, etc., tells something about the mediocre training, capability of the Phil. military to dispose off these bandits. Pinoy is aware of that, that is why pa-toka-toka peace na lang..He is negotiating without the strength of military…Dapat isabak si Gen. Garcia sa ganyang labanan. Masyadong maganda ang buhay niya sa jail.

  • Anonymous

    buhat-buhat ang sugatan walang stretcher modernization nga ito sabi ni gibo nuon pa at hanggang ngayon…….special forces pinulbos ng walang professional na training na MILF sangkaterba ang mga opisyales ng PMA diyan walang nagawa at nakuhanan pa ng mga matataas na kalibre ng sandata……ipasara na dapat ang PMA na yan wala din lang magawa magaling ang mga graduates niyan at nagiging kawatan pa pagkatapos pag-aralin ng bayan…..

  • Anonymous

    Send in more troops.  All-out war against those rebels.  Finish them once and for all.

  • Anonymous

    Weak leadership = weak government= weak security= a weak country. When a country becomes weak, rampant corruption, poverty civil war, violence, lawless, crime and chaos reigns

  • Anonymous

    inaabangan ng lahat ng pilipino ang pahayag mo noynoy , hindi ng spokesman mong si lacierta o valte , magpakalalake ka sa harap ng mga sundalo , pumunta ka sa basilan at ipakita mong ikaw ang commander in chief, wag kang magngiting aso ,nakikiramay kaming lahat sa pamilya ng mga nasawi 

  • Anonymous

    All out war and send more troops….

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_32DTDWUHSCHFB3RVYGUN2262NM Igorotak

      paanong all out war eh iyong Commander-in-Chief na iyong hina-hanga-an ay nasa clinic pa ni Neurosurgeon Carandang (tatay ni Ricky) at di pa pinapalabas sa ngayon dahil may findings na lumalala ang medical condition niya bilang Ab-noy…puntahan mo kaya sa clinic at ikaw ang magsabi sa kanya ang masamang balita…magdala ka ng video games at matutuwa iyon.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Agyang-Dirit/100002663487964 Agyang Dirit

    Under ceasefire rules, government troops should notify the Moro rebels
    first if they want to venture into guerrilla strongholds in search of
    criminals to prevent accidental clashes
    >>>> This is the most disgusting, craziest, stupidiest (name it) ceasefire-rules I’ve ever learned!<<<<
    As if you're saying   "notify the pusher before the raid"!
    …….May mga TANGA pa pala sa gobyerno!!!! ..Geezzz.. let me walk in the woods !

  • Anonymous

    as the romans said, if u want peace be prepared for war, nak ng putakte, may sarili na bang bansa ang milf at kailangan pang manghingi ng permiso sa kanila pagpupunta ka sa lugar nila, ano cla ibang bansa na akilangan ng passport at visa tuwing pupunta ka sa kanila? ito namang gobierno natin pumapayag sa ganuong sistema, say wat u want against Erap pero during his time napatahimik nya yang mga milf na yan dahil may yagbols sya, d sya umuurong sa laban, puro kayo peace talk paano naman ang mga namamatay nating sundalo, ilalagay nyo sa lapida nila, namatay dahil sa peace talk!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QCNMDOLNRUHYAT7Z3VLIO4ZH5A Marlo Tranquilino

    WTF? 3 opisyal? Ano na ang nangyayari sa strategy ng militar?

  • Anonymous

    ninoy very weak…..ngiti ngiti lang…..parang nanay nya….kaya tayo binabastos eh…

  • Anonymous

    pnoy pala…hahaha…naiisip ko kasi yung tatay nya….sayang..

  • Anonymous

    YOU ARE THE F”NG CMDR IN CHIEF….IPAKITA MO NAMAN YANG BA$$S MO…..GINAGAGO NA TAYO EH…..ILANG ASAWA PA NG SUNDALO ANG IIYAK….ILANG BATA PA MAWAWALANG NG AMA???

    HA? PNOY???????????

  • Anonymous

    PNoy, kung di mo kawa solbahin problema sa Basilan tawagin mo mga Amerkano at ipa carpet bombing yang lugar na yan! Buwisit talaga!

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

    dumbfking def sec must resign, mahinang klase, kaya hindi naging cos, pati na lahat ng generals involved.resign.you must all be relieved due to ignorance and incompetence…this is gross failure of intel, failure of strategy, planning, support, security, purpose. you must all be demoted or best you must resign for giving shame,idiocy, stufidity to the whole Filipino.

    • Anonymous

      this general involved in the milking of the AFP should all do an angelo reyes, how can they live when the blood of the dead soldiers are in their hands, kumukulo and taeeeeee ko

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OJWHBJLMWPTRUOZMN6JOMHLO2A Banana Na

    na-trapped ang mga sundalo nito ng informer ng villages na yan, when they kills as many of our soldier, milf gets more financial support in abroad…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LCBN3GRCZLRU5WTW6MIHGRB4GQ joseph

    no id no entry? pnoy naman pkiusap! ende pwede ung style n ginawa mo ke pedring kawawa tau dito, taz pati ung sa banggaan ng barko sa territoryo ng pinas tau p ang ngsorry! cammon!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYXTZPTUFTD74HVWH35L4IEEAY Ateneo

    There was an old saying in Zamboanga.”A good Moro is a dead Moro”. I’m sorry to say it still holds true.You can never trust these people,you can never make peace with them.Salute to the brave soldiers!

    • Anonymous

      Chavacanong plastick!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RKKJYKQP2S255D3A65TAJYGAFE Gary M

    Kawawa naman yung mga taong namamatay, lalo na ang kanilang mga naiwan.  Hindi ba pwedeng yung mga Senador at Congressman, ang pumunta dyan at makipaglaban.  Kung hindi papogian na lang siguro.  Dapat matigil na itong mga ito.

    Ilan pa ang dapat mag-buwis ng buhay?  Kung tutuusin, hindi naman mananalo sa pwersa ng bansa yun mga yun.

    Nakaka-Frustrate lang…

    • Anonymous

      well the milf are well organized and properly equipped for battle, while the army are illeguipped and not train properly that the result,

  • Anonymous

    I think the commander doesn’t have much combat experience. Very poor preparation and training results into casualties against well motivated, well trained adversaries. This new generation of AFP soldiers in Mindanao had not capitalized very well the truce situation to learn how it is to be at war with the MILF. The AFP had this kind of war in the 70’s but then, still didn’t learn lessons. Shabby CO = lot of casualties. Sending just one platoon, nagbibiro ka ba? Is that how good they think they are? The government should stop being reactionary all the time!!!

  • http://profiles.google.com/odredd Dredd Ofalexandria

    When would be the last condolence that we will all utter to our soldiers before the government decides firmly on this to end once and for all? 100,000 more soldiers? 

    This only shows how our elected officials are so inutile. I don’t know why are we harbouring these criminals and idiots in our backyard. Are they above the law?

    Ang mga karatig bansa ba natin sa Timog-silangang Asya may ganito rin bang sitwasyon? Look at Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia. They will not tolerate any rebels to start or even flourish. 

    Unless we clean them up, this will hinder economic development in Mindanao. They should choose to go out of Mindanao or lay down their arms and face the law.

  • Anonymous

    No peace talk. All out War dapat.
     PMA grads puro porma lang, pagnanakaw lang kasi ang nasa utak.

  • Anonymous

    AMBUSH – pre meditated and well executed..this calls for a counter attack, pre planned and executed.  Lets see our PMAers if they can deliver their stuff and not just fight with civilians who are not armed and to whom they are duty bound to serve and protect…

  • Anonymous

    The Army made a bad decision.

    If they knew, they trespassed MILF’s territory, they should pulled back immediately. That should be the protocol.

    They were moving forward to a known MILF’s camp, they should expect a huge army of MILF, ready to fight. The leader of the Army should think, they will be overpowered if they exchange gun fights with the MILF.

    And pulling back from that area is the best decision. What did they got by not retreating? Heavy lost. 

    Darn what a very bad decision.

  • Anonymous

    that was pathetic, imagine the phil. army running out bullets, I thinks it about time we exucute this general who pocketed the money from the military, we should begin with garcia, and a lot more,

  • Anonymous

    The ceasefire will only give time for the rebels to recruit and collect money in any way they can. Why begging the rebels for ceasefire? If the money lost in pabaon system was used for military operations and equipments, the MILF would have ceased to exist.

  • Anonymous

    The only thing the MILF’s have in mind is to kill and destroy…get rid of this group. NO ceasefire!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TRVNLKY7J3ZCRUGJCGE4NJULZM NineFour

    “I have called for a command conference on Friday when the secretary of
    national defense arrives to precisely tackle the issue,” the President
    said in a short statement.

    Gi-atay ka! BS! Benigno Simeon Aquino III, wala kang silbi pati na yung mga General na yan na walang inatupag kundi ibulsa ang perang pambili ng bala, baril, boots, helmet, at ibang gamit pangdigma para sa mga sundalong lumalaban  sa mga rebelde na yan. Wala kang bayag BS Aquino. Ang buhay ng mga sundalong yan na napatay ng mga rebeldeng yan ay walang katumbas.

    Puro ka dakdak wala kang gawang matino BS! Aquino III.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/TEJPIVCXMONPNBXNWRYVLWVYPE next timer

      hehehe, Ano ba dapat gawin ni Noynoy sa mga ganitong sitwasyon? 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BL2GYU35SO6HTJUEAUTXS3QFYM George Lapulapu

        ,,masya ka yata sa 19 na sundalo na namantay tsk tsk…poliitics over dad bodies sad..

  • Anonymous

    Pwede ba Gen. Ferrer, Colonels Cabangbang at Parlade huminto na kayo sa kada-dakdak nyo dahil magaling lang kayo sa Depensa sa salita. Kahit ano pa sasabihin nyo talagang talo kayo, period! We need positive results not talks.
     
    To President Aquino III, please show seriousness also. Hindi palaging ngiti. Fire-out this Marvic Leonen without a single minute delay.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SOEVHIPPMHMHREOUIVH75FIVUE leonardoo

    The wishy-washy way the government had handled the muslim separatest movemenrt since the Marcos era had dearly cost  many lives of Filipino soldiers. It is about time that calling the muslims as brothers be no more has any meaning. The muslims will never treat us non-muslims as brothers. This has been clear all these years. Yet, the government has always been deceived by the offer of peaceful resolution of the conflict by some seemingly well-meaning muslims who are in reality are determined to foment trouble until their demand to have a separate state is granted.       

    It is about time the government uses strong-arm policy against all insurgents, NPA or muslim rebels. So long as the government treats them with kid gloves, the Philippines will never progress.  The present government must take a look at how tough our neighbors are treating insurgents in their backyards. And, that the government must realized that our neighboring countries are moving ahead of us. The government must not mind the Amnesty International, the Human  Rightist and the church for whatever they would say against the bold moves of the government because what it is doing is good for the country, for its integrity as a nation and a progressive country..

  • http://twitter.com/iamDirtDiver AJS

    Like i said in my previous comments with regards to MILF, these insurgents are never to be trusted. They are pathetic individuals. Stupid. SALOT NG LIPUNAN!!!!

    PH Gov’t should never bend the rules, never make peace with these men. Once and for all, an all-out war against MILF/MNLF/NPA. Dig them out from their fox holes!  Such action may be brutal but i believe it has to be this way in order to embrace freedom that has been denied for so long from peace loving citizen.

    AFP should avenge the lives of these young brave soldiers!!!

  • Anonymous

    wait lang kayo dahil may linulotong ibang secret meeting si abnoy sa japan!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/TDPXNH62PM4YSK5VV4B3XDQ5QU Jose

    The solution to the problem in mindanao is the Sri Lanka style approach. ERAP was on the right direction towards the end of rebels atrocities and accupation in the south during his time in malacanang. Sayang, na impeach si President Estrada. Ubos na sana ang mga rebelde, mapa milf or mnlf or abu sayaf man. Tahimik n sana ngayon.

    GAYAHIN N’YO ANG GINAWA NG SRI LANKA. Wala ng ibang solution.

    • Anonymous

      Kaya nga siya na impeach dahil bobo tapos pupurihin mo? Nag recommend ka pa ng solusyon akala mo kayang gawin ng military ng Pinas. Kung kaya ba nilang gawin bakit di pa nila ginawa? Aminin mo na lang na di kaya ng sundalo ng Pinas ang rebelyon sa bansa. San ka ba nakakakita ng gobyerno sa kailangan pang humingi ng permiso sa mga rebelde kung ito’y papasukin nila? Sa Pilipinas lang. Ito’y nagtatanda lamang na walang sapat na lakas and sundalo ng Pinas. Yan ang totoo. Kaya magising ka sa katotohanan. MILF pa lang yan wala pang CPP-NPA. Pano kung magkasabay na umatake yung dalawang grupo?

    • http://profiles.google.com/odredd Dredd Ofalexandria

      Tama sir nasa tamang direction si Erap. Pero hindi ba ng umupo ang “daga” binalik sa kanila ang camp Abu bakar?

      And they lived happily ever after, appointing generals and pnp in government offices. Kickback here kickback there, nakaw here nakaw there..no modernization of AFP but giving more pabaons and thus cultivated those rats in our backyard.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.mempin Joseph Mempin

    MILF, ASG OR MNLF PA, DAPAT SA KANILA LIPULIN EWAN KO BA SA GOBYERNO AT GUSTO PA NG PEACE TALKS MGA TRAYDOR NAMAN YANG MGA HAYUP NA MGA MUSLIM NAYAN SA MINDANAO. MAS MABUTI PA NG SI ERAP ANG PANGULO TALAGANG ALL OUT WAR ANG GINAWA DYAN SA MGA SALOT NAYAN. 

    • Anonymous

      Yabang mong magsalita pero di mo ginagamit utak mo. Ang problema sa rebelyon sa Mindanao ay mula pa sa kapanahunan ng kastila at pagkatapos sa panahon ng Amerikano sa Pilipinas. Kung ang mga Kastila at Americano ay hindi nagawang supilin ang mga Muslim sa Mindanao, ang istupidong Erap mo pa kaya? Kaya nga siya na-impeach dahil sa kanyang kabobohan. Sa palagay mo ba kung kayang pulbusin ng gobyerno ang maga rebelde di nila gagawin yun? For your information, talagang di nila kayang lipulin ang rebelyon sa Mindanao. Yan ang katotohanan. At iyan ang dahilan kung bakit kailangan ng gobyerno na mag peace talk. Gets mo? 

      Isa pa, sa dami ng OFW sa mga Muslim countries, kailangan ng Pilipinas ang diplomasya. Hindi katulad ng iniisip mong  kabulukan. Sa palagay mo kaya hindi pagbubuntungan ng galit ang mga pinoy sa Middle East kung pulbusan and gagawin ng Philippine government? Sa palagay mo anong mangyayari sa foreign relations ng Pilipinas sa mga Muslim countries kung saka-sakali?

      Eto sasabihin ko sa yo. Ang mga pinoy ay discriminated na sa ibang bansa, magdadagdag ka pa ba ng problema nila?

      • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.mempin Joseph Mempin

        PUTANG INAMO MARK SINO KA BANG MATALINO KA BA???!!! THAT’S MY POINT VIEW WALA KANG PAKIALAM PUTANG INA KAA!!

      • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/TEJPIVCXMONPNBXNWRYVLWVYPE next timer

        Ang puso mo ingatan, bawal na syo ang pork at madaming kanin ha.

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

        Sino ang may sabi sayo na hindi nasupil ang mga muslim ng mga Amerikano at Kastila. Yan ang malaking kalokohan na hanggang ngayon ay pinaniniwalaan ng marami. Kaya nga walang naging gobyerno ang mga moro hanggang ngayon dahil nasakop ng mga dayuhang kastila at Amerikano. Hindi mai-tatanggi na may mga rebelyon na nangyayari sa ibat-ibang sulok ng Mindanao pero hindi ibig sabihin nito na hindi sila nasakop. Kaya nga nagkalat ang mga Kristyano sa Zamboangga dahil nasakop ng mga Kristyano ang mga muslim doon. Hindi ba matatawag na nasakop din kayo.

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

        At yung mga OFW sa middle east na sinasabi mo, akala mo ito ay pwedeng gamiting kompromiso laban satin? nagkakamali ka. Kapag umalis ang mga Pilipino sa middle east, mas malaking kawalan ito sa kanila kaysa satin dahil 75% to 80% nang manggagawa sa middle east ay foreign nationals at walang mataas na antas nang pinag aralan ang mga taga middle east para mapa takbo ang kanilang industriya na walang iba kundi langis lang. Alam ko dahil ako ay beterano sa rehiyon na yon. 

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

        The MILF trembled from Erap’s all-out war policy because they know they could loose the war especially when the military took over Camp Abubakar. So they call Erap “utak pulbura” to discredit him here at home and abroad. But don’t tell me they cannot be conquered. There is only one truth maybe that is correct, it is really difficult to win a war when you are confronting multiple rebel factions or groups where each and everyone wanted to do the talking with the government and cut a deal. Even among themslves the moro are not united to begin with. Peace talks are bullshit, it has to be an all-out war. The government are negosiating with one faction while the other factions are shooting, they have no control to each other, how can you expect to win? It’s like Vietnam, the South Vietnamese is conducting peace talk with the North Vietnamese in Paris while the Vietcong allied to the North are the ones battling the South Vietnamese in the field.   

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YK6C7GLO6AMHC7OPDYVM2VNJXE Sherwin

    Minsan natanong ko kaibigan ko na nasa national defense kung bakit hindi masugpo ang rebeldeng muslim. Ang sagot nya ay ito. Una, hindi dapat ubusin ang rebelde, dapat lang ma-control sila. Kasi kung ubos na ang mga rebelde walang rason para palakasin ang militar at bigyan ng pondo. Panagalawa, ang rebelde mahirap tukuyin kasi umuuwi sila sa kani-kanilang bahay at nagiging ordinaryong mamayan pagkatapos ng bakbakan. Wala naman daw silang ID o palatandaan na rebelde sila. Di tulad ng militar nakauniporme kitang-kita. Yung nakikita natin sa TV na mga rebeldeng todo porma at may hawak na malalakas na baril, pangphoto-ops lang daw yun.

    • Anonymous

      Mali ka kabayan. Talagang walang lakas ang hukbong sandatahan ng Pilipinas para lipulin ang rebelyon sa Mindanao. Yan ang katotohanan. Hindi dahil sa budget. Talagang di nila kaya. Ilang presidente na ang dumaan pero nandiyan pa rin ang rebelyon. Kaya nga nag-alok ng peace talk ang Pinas, eh. Gets mo?

      • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/TEJPIVCXMONPNBXNWRYVLWVYPE next timer

        May kakayahan ang Pinas  na sibakin ang lahat ng internal threats. Political will ang wala, Takot kasi sa dugo ang pinoy eh.

  • http://twitter.com/iamDirtDiver AJS

    Habulin lang talaga sa lungga ang mga GAGONG rebelde na yan eh. Tulad sa ginawa ni Erap sa Camp Abubakar.  At dapat si Erap na lang ang na-promote eh at hindi si Pacman, tapos si Erap na maging in-charge sa mga rebel infested area para diretso ang military operation at wala na cease fire pa o peace talks. Hehe

    • Anonymous

      Ilang beses nang nangyari ang ganito sa Basilan pero di nila kayang habulin ang nga rebelde sa kanilang lungga tulad ng sinasabi mo. Bakit di nila maubos-ubos and mga rebelde? Simple, di nila kaya. Yan ang katotohanan. Hindi dahil sa ayaw nilang maubos ang mga rebelde. Pautot lang ng mga  military yan.

  • http://seo-expert-for-hire.blogspot.com SEO Specialist Philippines

    ” He also said that some of the soldiers sent to the area were still
    undergoing scuba training, which has nothing to do with land combat.”

    – There’s your answer…Special Forces combat TRAINEES…..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OVP72XP7RU2OP7HX2PMD6N35BM Romee Fernandez

    Tama ang binanggit ni Jose, sa Sri Lanka e napakatagal nilang nakikipagusap pangka-payapaan pero mailap at talagang di magkasundo. Kelangan i -assert ng gobyerno ang kanyang obligasyon para mabigyan ng katahimikan ang Mindanao at umunlad ke Kristiyano at Muslim. Kasabay ng intense military operation ay ang civic, medical at political operation para mahikayat ang mga naroroon na sa goyerno lang ang tanging makakatulong at magpapaunlad sa kanila. Pumili ng Muslim leader na sadyang makatao,me takot sa ke Allah(May Peace Be Upon Him) o Diyos at di corrupt na siyang mamumuno sa itatayong autonomous region ng Muslim Mindanao. Habang pinag-bibigyan natin ang grupong iyan e isa isang nagtatayo ng ibang grupo at parang cycle na paulit ulit ang problema sa Mindanao.

  • lucidlynx

    Logistics lang. Where do the rebels get their arms? From our military? Then that should be investigated. From some Islamic countries abroad? Then that should be also investigated if we have a well-funded intelligence agency. Bombing or killing all the rebels won’t do. Someone will just take their places. What is needed to be done is to cut off their logistical support. Also, look at the local government officials in these places. What’s the point of electing local officials in these places if they can’t keep the peace and order in their respective municipalities?

    • Anonymous

      ubuntu 10.04: Well-funded intelligence agency, how much more para sa IntelFunds?  Another Senate hearings na naman?  Nah! it is more like a military clerk typing “INTELLIGENT OFFICER” under the name of a unit’s Intel Officer.  The IntelOfficer said: “Sarge, there is no such thing as ‘Intelligent Officer’ in the whole goddam AFP”!

  • Anonymous

    ipagdasal po natin iyong mga namatay sa laban at sana mamatay naman iyong mga magnanakaw sa AFP,

  • Anonymous

    There is an standing order to the soldiers in Mindanao not to go all out in their fight against the Muslim rebels.  Finishing the war would cause a cessation of hostilities and reduction in the number of generals and troops in the AFP.  As one general said in the mid-80’s to an integree SR officer, “Bata, kung tapusin natin ang away dito, eh di mawalan kayo ng trabajo.  Di bale kaming pmyers, secure kami ki Manung (FM).  Di bale na yong mga recruits, maraming walang trabajo ngayon!”

  • Anonymous

    Pathetic performance of the military personnel.  Whoever is the commander in that region should be court martialed and stripped of military honors and decorations!   However, the problem is deeper than just to train adequately and the ability to equip our soldiers with necessary arms and supplies.  The problem lies with the government.  By playing putsies with the MILF or NPA, incident of this kind will happen everytime!  What’s holding the government from exterminating vermin that create havoc to the country as a whole?

    What else is there to negotiate with the MILF When the government ALRAEADY surrendered its sovereignty to the rebel groups?   WHY would the government has to ASK PERMISSION from the MILF?  The WHOLE country belongs to the government and it being so, has jurisdiction over ALL OF THE PHILIPPINES, particulary MINDANAO – MILF, ABU SAYYAF, ETC or NOT!  But because the government surrendered this authority to the MILF, it became a stranger to its own country, encountered difficulties to police its own jurisdiction, inability to pursue dessidents that create problems to the whole region!   There have been hundreds and thousands of military personnel in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.  What kind of brains heading the armed forces of the Philippines if they cannot even contain 11,000  rebels in the country?  Channel all your soldiers and war equipments to the place of conflict and take no prisoners!  Unleash the dogs of war to all enemies of the government!  No more excuses, ifs and buts!  When it is over, then you can entertain talks with the fools!

    Would there be many more lives to lose before the government open their eyes to the reality that these groups of malcontents should be erradicated and put to insignificance?

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/TEJPIVCXMONPNBXNWRYVLWVYPE next timer

      Ang haba ng sinabi mo, d mo naman alam i-spell ang ALREADY

    • Anonymous

      Peace talks ay moro moro lang! Ang tagal na yan mula pa kay Pres Cory na binuhay pa si Nur Misuari na living dead na. D ba may TRIPOLI Agreement that led to the creation of the ARMM.

      • mmm choco

        like mother like son.. useless clans.people assumed as long as he is honest..well that’s what people get when an absent president is around.  PNOY  look into the mirror.. how do you deal with this?? this element?? simple..look for a girlfriend!!

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

    The government and the AFP have already tried their best, BUT WE CANNOT WIN THE WAR WITHOUT WINNING THE PEACE, Let us WIN BOTH. 

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/TEJPIVCXMONPNBXNWRYVLWVYPE next timer

      TAGALUGIN MO NA LANG AT D NAMAN MAINTINDIHAN ANG ENGLISH MO!

  • Anonymous

    Kawawa ang mga ordinary soldiers at mga pamilya nila. Isipin mong ipinagtatanggol nila ang ating kalayaan para ang mga pulitiko at government officials ay patuloy na mabuhay ng matiwasay.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IOQ4UHZ3OCDDBDOWCA5O3AEQBM Cayetano

    It’s a military blunder, another repeat in history. I agree with other observers that it’s time to follow the Sri Lanka strategy wherein the government go for an all out war. Let the military do the works not the politicians, it’s now the job of the military unless there are hidden agenda among the generals. One of my muslim friend told me that the war in the south is the milking cow of the generals. During operation, we had to spent a million a day. As long as the war will continue, tuloy an ligaya nang mga opisyal para sa pabaon o pasalubong, kapritso at iba pa.

    We had a surplus of generals, colonels, Lt. colonels and majors, so we better sent them to Basilan, they had more experience than the new PMA graduates who always committed error in judgement or “misscal”. Actual war is different in the Academy especially in the south where you consider the culture and tradition of the muslim people. Newly PMA graduates need five years of experience before they totally know how to fight the muslim. At the average age of fifty of this officers they are still fit to fight. It’s a challenge to them or they are afraid to miss their hidden wealth. So PNoy kung kami ang BOSS mo, My command  is to sent those officers in the field at let them do the walking. It’s an ORDER. . . . note….Especially those Arroyo Officers, “floating, ice cream, freezer, butterfly, humpy-dumpy, alligators, etc” ….

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/TEJPIVCXMONPNBXNWRYVLWVYPE next timer

      Ang haba ng sinabi mo, wala naman kakwenta kwenta!

  • Anonymous

    “What we’ve got here was a failure to communicate.” Seems like a line in a Paul Newman movie.
    Somewhere along the way the line of communication between the battling forces was severed resulting in deadly exchange of firepower. Don’t they have a hotline with the MILF? Do we have to waste the lives of our brave soldiers to such stupid encounters? Don’t we have reliable intelligence gathering before placing our elite forces in harms way? What a waste of lives! The sorry state is that the encounter could have been avoided. Telltale signs were already observed, why did the group proceed to Baranggay Cambug? Did the officers not know they were walking into an ambush? Under a superior enemy force the best alternative is withdraw. It is not cowardice, it’s plain and simple commonsense! Withdraw and live to fight another day. Let us not use our fighting men as pawns, they also have families that depend on them.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C653BRMFIQQRLDALIFE6GVQF5Y rombertv

    The Moderator,

    I don’t understand why my opinion has to be “reviewed” before it can be posted.
    Does this mean my honest criticism is not welcome?  How does this review system work and why is it selective?

    I have just read postings by individuals who literally curse and threaten each other.  
    Are they the kind of people you prefer?

    Just asking…..    

    • Anonymous

      this has happened to me din…
      i think it is when you CC&P…
      if i just type a comment,,,, it seems to be ok….
      but,,,,,,, sometimes i type something in WORD,,, then CC&P,,,, then try to post,,,, and it always goes to “review” and never gets posted….
      so,,,, siguro?????

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C653BRMFIQQRLDALIFE6GVQF5Y rombertv

        You’re right, that’s what happened to me too…

  • Anonymous

    Sending only 40 of your men “special forces” in well know MILF and ASG lairs is like telling your men to do a kamikaze type attack…….a product of PMA….it’s high time to send senior officers too in battlefield and show your men what leadership is all about!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_P4PJTK24GZT7IO7J453AR3EYJM Lights

    Wow, it last 9 hours and there was no Air Support, do they have radio man? poor military tactics, a 3rd world country, then you were trying to defend your Spratly Island from China???????cmonnnnnn..other countries are using missiles and Philippine Military is using Bamboo Artillery…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ED6A2XHBBMQQYM4MFSZ7BMIB4M batang-gas

    Anong baril ang gamit ng mga rebelde?  M-16 ba? kung gayon binili din nila yaan sa mga korup na militar.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AYITA5V33GYZSLC3G37UCVNTKA Ben

    Iqbal said the soldiers were not even outnumbered. “It so happened that our forces were better positioned and they knew the terrain,” he said.

    In the future, our AFP should have a 3-D map of Basilan, Sulu and even in the main Mindanao island, this will be useful for support of artillery regiment and the airforce. A guided missile technology is now really important in the fight against the rebels and in defending the Kalayaan islands, accuracy, tactics and intel is an important strategy to win a conflict especially if they are used by the so called elite force . 

  • Anonymous

    What’s wrong with the picture above? The idiot is clenching his teeth from the weight of his comrade. This soldier will potentially injure his back and render him useless in the future. Where is the bloody stretcher and why aren’t the other soldiers helping him carry the injured person? Stupid!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WCDLKXY35PVEO5RIKLGWKSFMSQ Kosing Gawlu

      Ang talino mong lintek ka, wala ka namang alam sa labanan, ikaw kaya ang ipadala sa laban baka ang itlog moy nasa leeg mo! Mabuhay ang mga Sundalong Pilipino at dapat na sigurong ubusin ang mga salot at taksil ng lipunan na mga NPA, MILF at MNLF. Pataksil sila kung lumaban. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T4JN3BHEBHDMXO4YPSG3FO7X4E ericb

    Its a shame that our AFP soldiers were  butchered like pigs. I think there is gross incompetence in the AFP and there is a need for a thorough revamp especially in the Mindanao command. The nation has to know what really happened and exposed those incompetence and kicked them out. What is needed here are sharp, decisive  correct action. Who are  the inteligence officers of the special forces? Who gave the order to conduct patrol  in the area ? Why no reinforcement was in standby. Were  the AFP officers in Basilan thinking that they are there for a social  party ? 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VN2FJAJPA4UKGVPIY4MI4R6PEM Magsisi

    Why not rain (not drop) a bomb in the whole area? 30 minutes will suffice.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C653BRMFIQQRLDALIFE6GVQF5Y rombertv

      Good idea but the question is, do we even have enough bombs to “rain” from our obsolete aircraft? 

  • lito ty

    Mukha mo IQBAL TRAITORS KAYO MGA MILF DAPAT SA INYO BOMBAHIN WALA NAMAN KAYO PAGTATAGUAN … IKAW MR. IQBAL NATATAKOT KA NGAYON  BOMBAHIN ANG MGA KAGAYA SAYO MILF… BOMBAHIN NA YAN NG MAWALA NA ANG MGA SALOT SA PINAS. MR.PNoy ano ba bombahin mo na  yan wala naman pagtataguan yan mga MILF.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6VJEVCP4PERGUSRDLCHU46E6XM Kulafu

    WHERE IS P-NOY??!!! or should I look for Kris Aquino??!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jose-Hernani-Parco/100000334088180 Jose Hernani Parco

    this is getting so routine, our AFP always on the losing end! i don’t know if our leaders ever remembered the person who said: “There is no Substitute for Victory”! simply means you fight to win, as it is our govt. strategy is to fight a war but not win it! if these savage barbarians territory are pretty well known then go and hit them give them a war they won’t forget! and they don’t know the terrain?! how pathetic have they heard of “Google” at all?! that ex-pres may not have conquered them all but he taught them who the Boss is! the peace talk is nothing more than talk and talk is cheap. even if it was done hush-hush in Nippon! that was merely “cute”! “as salaam aleikhum” is just a figure of speech to them they don’t know what the heck it is, so the best solution is to fight and win the war! and that is the only language they will ever understand. not a stupid peace talk. btw a napalm would do best for them! alhamdullilah!

    • Anonymous

      I don’t know which side you are. But I agree with you that the government must do something and exhaust all means to win the war. Set aside those peace talks because the MILF is only trying to hide under the guise of useless peace talks. I don’t think the government under P-Noy will ever heed to the call of the MILF to give them a sub-state? What’s happening is that both sides are using publicity tactics to reason out what really happened. Verbal tussles will not solve this problem in Mindanao. You’re right in saying that the military had missed a point in familiarizing their foot soldiers with the terrains through “google earth,” in order for them to know which way to go.  Again, what happened was another black eye to the on-going peace process. But with a lot of people being killed or thousands displaced because of the fighting, the government must think, once and for all, to end it according to the calls of the circumstances. I’m sure this will not be the end of it all. Even with the peace talks across the table, no perfect agreement will be settled just because the MILF has a hidden agenda on its hands. If there is a way to use the Drone, go ahead. I have a doubt that the exchange of rhetorics will all the more heighten the rift and defeat the true objective of attaining true peace in Mindanao.

  • Anonymous

    naubos yung pondo ng militar dahil sa pagbili ng second hand frigate boat para labanan ang china sa spratly. kaya ngayon yung mga foot soldiers na nasa mindanao walang gamit na firepower dapat maglabas ang gobyerno ng maraming perang pambili ng mga bagong armas hindi yung mga paltik na namana pa sa mga katipunero.hehehehehe

  • Anonymous

    wala talagang kalatoy latoy ang ating militar. kung pagnanakaw pa yan, baka bumilib pa ako, pero kung bakbakan, pwe!

    alam na ngang eerily silent e, pinairal pa rin ang katangahan! mga bobo! dapatlahat ng opisyal diyan sa mindanao e palitan! o baka naman sacrifice lang yang mga iyan para makahingi na naman ng mananakaw?!?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L2E7PTAQQZZEBK3XC7JK4IX5TE Anonymous

       sana sa pamilya mo mangyari yan at nang maramdaman mo kung gaano kasakit yang pinagsasabi mo….hari ka nga kaga guhan!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGUVDEUJTH47NXLOEMCOSCMGIU Anonymous

        Every curse that you will say will immediately go back to you

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_M4SOAT4KMRRRBEDHLCR7ZW7PSY sonny

    Whoever said that the death of the19 Army soldiers was just an “isolated incident” must have run out of new things to say and is thus repeating the same used statement.  That same statement was used when the NPA ransacked and destroyed 130 dumptrucks, 28 backhoes and other vehicles in Taganito Mining in Claver, Surigao del Norte last October 6.  But most of all, does he have no sympathy at all to the families of these soldiers who just sacrificed their lives for us by issuing such “heartless statements” to our dead soldiers? Are they trying to say that the death of these 19 soldiers have no meaning at all?  Such a statement trying to downplay their deaths could lead to severe demoralization in the AFP.  Like what my teacher used to say, if you have nothing good to say, its better not to say anything at all.  Such statements just adds poison to an already deep wound inflicted.  And where is the “commander-in-chief” by the way? Where is his stand in the death of this 19 soldiers? Or does this statement of his staff reflects also the same “unsympathetic” stand of the president? Is he really a commander in chief, or just another politician trying to have papogi points. C’mon, please dont let the deaths of these soldiers.  Its a time to take action.  This is a time to wage war.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGUVDEUJTH47NXLOEMCOSCMGIU Anonymous

    Mr Marvic Leonen Pnoy.s adviser on MILF should be sent to war for saying that this is an “isolated case”. Or are you a communist sympathizer? 

    Four military officers are dead and the military you would know are just silent on this, but Mr. President nangigigil po at umiiyak ang mga sundalo natin dahil hanggang ngayon you have not said any comment on this. 

    It is you who we want to deliver the speech not a spokesperson.

  • Anonymous

    muslim rebels will not give up the area now especially potential oil is to be found there. no more negotiations! we need all out war with these rebels

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGUVDEUJTH47NXLOEMCOSCMGIU Anonymous

    i will take my chance to a general who steals but who had been to war so early in his years and not to politicians who sit in their luxury and do nothing but complain, worst…steal

  • Anonymous

    This is no longer funny.  This is really unacceptable.  The immediate reaction from the military command should have been an all-out offensive, aimed at inflicting heavy losses on the MILF, but it seems they would rather cower in the corner and  lick their wounds like a beaten dog.  Nakakahiya kayong mga heneral kayo.  Mr. President, you should fire your Chief of Staff and your Generals.  Ito ba ang military na haharap sa China sa Spratley?  Hmmp… puro porma lang at dilihensiya talaga.  Disband na lang ang armed forces na iyan.  Laki lang ng gastos natin diyan, puro arte at kahihiyan lang naman.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGUVDEUJTH47NXLOEMCOSCMGIU Anonymous

    The security of this nation is base on your words Mr. President, not Marvic Leonen. You should fire him. I believe you have not consulted the military when you took the idea of going to Japan and shook the hands of the enemy that you people has no idea. 

    Ask first your soldiers who eat grass in the battlefield.

    Ask them first.

    And give them good hospitals.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGUVDEUJTH47NXLOEMCOSCMGIU Anonymous

    The Generals are not the problem, the problem is the government stand on this thugs. 

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

    The president as Commander-in-Chief of the AFP shall be held accountable and responsible for the lost lives of military men in Mindanao. While the generals are busy with the AFP funds, they forgot to rapidly re-supply and extend all-out support to the outgunned, outfought, unfed and low-salaried soldiers in the field. While corruption in the military is a given issue, it should not a reason to withhold fund and moral support to those who had sworn to fight for peace, freedom and democracy.     

  • Anonymous

    This is not the first time that the soldiers were outnumbered or put in a situation where the enemies had the upperhand because of unpreparedness. I’m beginning to theorize that an eerie silence along the road could spell disaster. Soldiers must avoid it next time. Why can’t they use a way where the soldiers wouldn’t be a clear target of the enemies? And why can’t the military use the latest pneumatic valve assault rifle (PVAR) which are being manufactured by UDMC in Metro Manila. These rifles are being used by the elite U.S. Navy Seals. What is good about this rifle, according to its website, is that it doesn’t overheat, unlike the Armalite rifles?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGUVDEUJTH47NXLOEMCOSCMGIU Anonymous

    You know Mr. Marvic Leonen, it seems that you really are bringing us into a war that would drain the government resources. I think you are a communist who will take advantage of this. Your Kadres will rearm, resupply, while the soldiers lay their lives to keep security in Mindanao. 
    Peace with the Moros can only be attained if they lay down their arms.

    But they have grown bigger and powerful now because of your idea of peace talk.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGUVDEUJTH47NXLOEMCOSCMGIU Anonymous

    When will the President speak on this. We do not want Lacierda, Abigael or anybody else who is not a President.

    You are our father Mr. President, are you waiting another soldier’s soul to be beheaded?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGUVDEUJTH47NXLOEMCOSCMGIU Anonymous

    You have not spoken on the NPA’s action burning mining companies in Surigao and now you will not speak again. Be like Obama Mr. President. He knows how his soldier is doing that a president respect should be given

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGUVDEUJTH47NXLOEMCOSCMGIU Anonymous

    Magsalita ka! Huwag kang makinig kay Marvic Leonen! NPA yan!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGUVDEUJTH47NXLOEMCOSCMGIU Anonymous

    I wish Marvic Leonen will carry a gun and be sent to tipo-tipo to join the army and the Marines. Do not sit in comfort believing that you are intelligent

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGUVDEUJTH47NXLOEMCOSCMGIU Anonymous

    Go to war Mr. Marvic Leonen! Tell the president to say something, wala kayong puso!

  • Anonymous

    There can be no peace until all these MILF / Abu Sayyaf terrorists are made to Rest In Peace.

  • http://twitter.com/_romel_ romel

    hindi sa madali ito sabihin pero ganito lang kasimple yan diba, just like Bush doctrine on Sep 11… 

    “Make no distinction between the terrorist and those who harbor them”

    On this basis, gyerahin na yan mga halang ang bitukang mga MILF na yan.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J47R2PJFKFPPV25TLBRVNXIYKY Mel

    why do we negotiate with traitors?

  • Anonymous

    Asan ngayon si DELES at mga taga-OPAPP? Dapat sila iharap sa mga yan, hindi yung nagtatago kayo sa Air conditioned nyong opisina sa Ortigas. Sayang lang pinapasweldo sa inyo.  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WCDLKXY35PVEO5RIKLGWKSFMSQ Kosing Gawlu

    Bakit ba sinisisi at kinukutya natin ang ating mga sundalo?, sila na nga ang nagbubuwis ng buhay para sa atin ay may lakas ng loob pa tayong insultuhin sila, mga duwag naman ang marami sa atin. Dapat lamang na ubusin na talaga ang mga taksil na NPA, MILF at MNLF sa buong bansang Pilipinas. Mga duwag naman yang mga yan, bakit noong panahon ni Erap ay takbuhan sila at bahag ang buntot na iniwan ang kampo Abubakar na hindi raw babagsak. Matapang lang ang mga yan pag-marami sila at sa pataksil na paraan ng pakikipaglaban. Taksil ang mga baboy na mga yan dahil ang kanilang katapatan ay sa Malaysia. Kalimutan na ang usap pangkapayapaan kailangan ay lipulin na ang mga yan sa walang humpay na pagtugis sa kanila. Kamatayan sa NPA, MILF at MNLF!

  • Anonymous

    Something similar happened in 2007.  Any lessons learned yet?

    • mmm choco

      LOL  ..si PNOY>> ?? nada.. let him sleep.. and put his name as a president.. after 5 year lets pick a strong president.. that will favor a strong republic.economically,with reformed army and air force,free from rebels..just like Malaysia. but a weakling president like this present one forget it. he has an ambition but not for progress of our country , not for the long run but for himself and the name of his family. 

    • Anonymous

      2007 on that same spot and location….parang ang dating ngayon military pa may kasalanan…put$&^-ina mga baboy na yan…..its hurting when this evil rebels came in front of you that they are assuming they were in the good side…its very awkward to…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DI7SAZNCCNKUUTGFBG54QYJB7E Philcor

    di bale nang mamatay ang mga magiting na sundalo natin,ang importante daw ay Honest ang presidente,yun lang daw ang importante…

    • mmm choco

       yeah.. so gone to the dogs na ang Pinas..B-u–l-l-s=h=i=t.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WRTZ6LHZGZH4SASHWEDVMYF5MI Edward

         What is lacking here is a firm stance by the goverment if the MILF wants peace we give it to them but it seems they are not sincere about it then PNOY should give MILF an ultimatum to surrender the leader of MILF troops who killed the 19 soldiers or an all out war will be declared!. Mr. leonel you should understand that these is a blow to AFP and we lost 19 lives here.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PSNZNH4RZRVBF3AHPPYVAB26OY Joel Nieva

    Rest In Peace LT Maninang Ang LT Khe!!!!!!! Both are good Gentlemen and officers!! condemn those rebels!!

  • Anonymous

    It is a shame that the security armed force in the country being ranked as one fo the weakest in the world and the weakest in south east asia region and its all because of weak leadership. The civil insurgent war had been going on for so long,that even with the american asistance in intel and impart of their tactical knowledge on how to counter such war seems to be failure, The military doesnt seem to be making major headway.Every war are being financed on both sides. even the iraq and afgan wars as well. So it should not be an excuse each time when mission failed. The war with Npa, someone had label it “primitive war” because  this is the only country that is still engaging such war with communist in a democratic country.and If im not wrong,the  country is the only country that is waging war with more than one insurgent and terrorists, A weak leadership made the county weak . 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WCDLKXY35PVEO5RIKLGWKSFMSQ Kosing Gawlu

    Magkakaubusan din lang naman ng lahi ay dapat sigurong simulan na nating lipulin sa lipunan ang mga taksil at peste ng bayan na mga NPA, MNLF at MILF! Kaylan man ay hindi kayo magtatagumpay habang may Kristiyano pang nabubuhay sa Pilipinas. Dapat sigurong maging mata sa mata at ngipin sa ngipin na rin ang ating panuntunan upang hindi maghari ang mga salot sa lipunang tulad ng NPA, MILF at MNLF. Dapat ay magkaisa na ang lahat ng Kristiyano sa Pilipinas at matuto na tayong lumaban kung hindi ay dadalahin tayong lahat sa katayan ng ating paniniwala. 

    • Anonymous

      hindi talaga magtatagumpay ang anumang usapang pangkapayapaan habang may mga utak-pulbura na tulad mo! parang ganyan din ang takbo ng pag-iisip ng mga Nazi nang sinubukan nilang lipulin ang lahat ng mga Hudyo. Hindi natin kailangan ng religious intolerance na tulad nito!

  • Anonymous

    This is a never ending story. They will talk peace when they are at a disadvantage, and all of a sudden will launch an offensive against the military when they see the chance. Ang gusto ng MILF lahat ng hindi nila miyembro ay ” to rest in peace”. Read the Koran and they capitalize on one quatrain there that “infidels” (meaning non Muslims) have no reason to live.

  • Mickey

    As a former soldier myself, I can very well relate to a loss of a comrade-in-arms. They have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Having said that, It is a two-way street between men in uniform and their government. The soldier will take an oath to defend and protect the Philippines from foreign and domestic threats and the Philippines will ensure they are well equipped mentally and physically to do the job.
    The AFP is in a sorry state. They are poorly led and inadequately equipped to handle the job. The AFP might have won some battles but never the war. A civil war is brewing and we either make peace or wage war to end it. There is no middle ground if we want to end this. Middle ground just breeds more violence and more deaths, finger pointing, posturing by politicians, and blame games. The Palace MUST be firm in their resolve. The carrot or the stick. Choose and choose wisely.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4QAIR53YIPJLMPSQJZTOJIGBVI Jaz

      I agree sir,but to win this war against the MILF, the AFP should first win another war within its organization…..the war against CORRUPTION.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CG7G43WBHF5RDTA636P2WSBSGM Brian

    tsk tsk tsk, those soldiers who are killed in action was a big loss to us, and the reasons are always the same, nothing new. like we are outnumbered, we are ill equip, unprepared because the enemy knows the terrain very well. Of course they knew it because they are living there, thats their home and territory. thats why it is very important that we study the terrain first. I think our soldiers should study the ART OF WAR by SUN TZU, they will learn a lot from him. According to SUN TZU “DO NOT ENGAGE IN WAR IF YOU CANNOT WIN THE WAR! its a a waste of time, money and resources. The commander in-charge of this is the one that should be blamed!. He made a big mistakes and the enemy make them pay for it. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WCDLKXY35PVEO5RIKLGWKSFMSQ Kosing Gawlu

    Hindi ako sundalo at wala sa pamilya ko ang pagsusundalo subalit isa ako sa mga milyon-milyong nagmamahal sa inyo! Isang panalangin ang ialay sana natin sa mga pumanaw na matatapang na Sundalong Pilipino. Mabuhay kayo!

  • http://twitter.com/chuck324 chuck

    a good MILF is a DEAD MILF…kill them all !!

  • mmm choco

    “I have called for a command conference on Friday when the secretary of
    national defense arrives to precisely tackle the issue,” the President
    said in a short statement. -just with these statement .. it is very clear that our President cannot decide for himself what to do.  bakit si Erap nagawa nyang lusugin agad .. wala naman nag reklamo..kaya Erap is still great sa Mindanao..  and Mr. Leonen – 19 dead soldiers is an isolated case??? ..ikaw kaya sumubok doon!!!  our country’s soldiers are restricted to some territories with in Philippines..!!! san ang republic ng Pinas ?? san??  a republic should be free from any foreign or local army.  kaya ang business na pwede lang ayosin ay sa NCR.ksi wala rebels doon.economic status sa Mindanao..zero…just like any president who comes from the north ..they never did make any difference for Mindanao.. Mr .leonen is an abomination..punta ka ng mindanao…pare may bala ako para sa ulo mo..

  • mmm choco

     ksi bro.. the president does not have time for the people in Mindanao.. nag hahanap pa ng  girlfriend..
    close3 ang mata nya ksi etong Mr. leonen -ay believe na believe si PNOY.  UP daw ksi.. di bale  kung di taga Ateneo..

  • Anonymous

    Erap might not have been a good president but at least he had the Guts and Balls to be tough with the MILF/MNLF. P-Noy should follow the lead of Erap. Lipulin na yang MILF!

  • Anonymous

    condolence po sa lahat ng namatayan.

  • Anonymous

    agree on you choco….

  • mmm choco

    saludo ako syo.. forgot about these two mouth pieces..who are idiots on their own rights.. we will see if the PNOY will do speak for himself. lintek na kalbo eto.. does the bullet in your head make you feel strange..??hmmmmmm  Mr. President???

  • mmm choco

    YES! and the  Peace advocate -who says this is an isolated case… 

  • Anonymous

    always outnumbered never outfought (PC).dapt pulbusin na ang mga terorista na mga milf, asg,habang nakikipag-usap sa peace dapat sabay din na pinupulbos ang mga iyon.republic of the philippines dapat isa lang ang armed forces,mga milf, mnlf, asg mga terorista at grupo iyon na gustong magsarili.pulbusin sila.

  • kido

    asan na ang ating pangulo???? he’s supposed to be the very 1st person to condemn this dastardly act committed by those rebels?…inaantay pa ba niya na si obama and other foreign leaders ang unang magpakita ng galit sa mga traitors na MILF. being the president and as the armed forces commander-in-chief he’s supposed to be visibly and directly on hand of the situation to boast the morals of our fallen soldiers. unless na ang pinapanigan niya ay ang mga pesteng MILF kaya dinadaan na lang sa pagsasawalang kibo ang mga hindi katanggap-tanggap na pangyayari

  • mmm choco

    If Malaysia -managed to destroy most of the communist guerrillas ,why cant we?? when we do not have borders to speak of?? we must push these b-a-s-t-a-r-ds to the sea .tapusin na..and the next Muslim brothers/sisters who wish a separate state hang them..

    • Anonymous

      yeah kill them all…..if i were the president i would have crash them on my day 1 to office….i will take risk…

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

    This must be a lesson for all of us when choosing our President.Sorry to say but i feel disappointed with Pnoy.Napapansin ko kasi,once a Foreigner was killed(ex:Fr.Tentorio…Hongkong Hostage) Nandyan agad ang response like “Palace will vow to get the Killer” and even Justice Sec.De Lima and everybody got involved! Samantalang ang mga sundalo natin na namatay,”Barya-barya lang ang attention”.Now that the Plan A didn´t work like peace talks with MILF in Japan.Do you have a Plan B? Ewan ko,i really feel disappointed.Kung hindi kaya ang trabaho as a President eh magaling pa,hanggat maaga eh bumaba na.Kasi kung di magagampanan i´m afraid that Pnoy will suffer the same consequences as what our past President is suffering…..Sorry.

  • Anonymous

    arkila kayo ng Predator drone ng kano..tapos ioperate sa Palasyo..parang videogame lang ata yon…e di tapos ang mga bandidong yan..Isa pa..never trust these bandits lalo na yong mga sibilyan dyan sa Albarka..sibilyan sila pag alam nila di nila kaya ang mga sundalong nandyan, pero pag alam nila kaya nila, ayan kanya kanyang kuha ng baril at yayariin na mga sundalo natin…CHR na mga bobo, pag mga kalaban ang maraming namatay, magunahan pa kayo sa TV para ikundena ang mga sundalo natin kasi human rights iimbistigahan..Why not follow the Sri Lankan Government way of crushing the Tamil Tigers in Jaffna Peninsula? NO TO PEACETALKS….Sayang lang ang pagod ninyo dyan…uulitin ko sayang lang….

  • Anonymous

    sigaw ng bayan pulbusin ang mga milf, asg, mnlf at ng mga gustong magsarili.pulbusin silang lahat.pnoy, ipakita mo ang pagka presidente mo at afp cmdr in chief.

  • Anonymous

    alam naman ng MILF na baka mahuli yung commander nilang wanted ng batas kaya inunahan na nila.. dapat po ba tayong maki negotiate sa mga taong kumakanlong ng mga wanted!!! anong klaseng utak meron ang pamahalaan natin…?

  • Anonymous

    same old story walang patutunguhan ang peace talk our government is hypocrites…they knew it would not be possible…as always majority of us dont like there demands….

  • Anonymous

    noon meron.. Hello Garci.. ngayon meron Hello PNoy Nasan ka!!???

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4QAIR53YIPJLMPSQJZTOJIGBVI Jaz

    Nakakapag-ngitngit ang pangyayaring ito….Mr. President huwag sanang mauwi sa wala ang kamatayan ng mga mahal nating sundalong ito! Kilos naman po!

  • Anonymous

    as the need arises exercise the constitution mandate….erase them….abusive insurgents…undescipline radicals…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4TUWDZDI2QHQH7VCMAJOYIGLDI Angelo Ferdinand

    Saludo  ako sa mga sundalong pilipino lalo na sa mga sundalo na nasa frontline. Hindi matatawaran ang kanilang serbisyo sa bayan. Subalit ang pangyayaring ganito ay salamin lamang kung gagaano kahina ang leadership nang ating sandatahan at nasisimula ito sa ating mahinang presidente at kanyang mga policy sa mga rebel. (both in media publicity and reality) Erap, has a tougher policy with regard to rebels.

    if we cannot tame our rebels mas lalo wala tayo laban in case of international conflict.
    As it appears, in this war against the rebels we are the underdogs and our government is being out smart by the MILF rebels.

    hooraa pra sa mga sundalo

     

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W5NOYMTNWM6QYCTXVXOVKOHHU4 PyroJokeR

    Tsk tsk. Cge PNOY, magtipid ka pa. Ang baba na nga ng sweldo ng mga sundalo satin at buwis buhay ang trabaho nila, pati ammunition and supplies kontra sa mga rebelde di matugunan. Nakakainis isipin na bka dumating yung time na pumupukol nlng ng bato ang mga sundalo natin dahil walang bala. 

  • Anonymous

    Ano kaya ang gagawin ni Pnoy? Abangan natin. Bukas pag wala pa siyang masabing gagawin ay mas mabuti kung magbitiw na lang siya sa puwesto niya.

  • http://www-blogjosemig200905com.blogspot.com/ Jose Miguel Garcia

    This decades old cycle of filipino soldiers among us being clobbered by brother filipino soldiers of whatever region or ideology among us, and vice versa is a symptom of a pathological national developmental.  

    The AFP is part of the defense system of our nation.  No matter how strong the defense system is, if for its major function destroys the people of its own nation and defends more the foreigners before a situation that is in conflict with its own people, it will remain dysfunctional.  Thus it is impotent or a mutant.

    Our defense system has a deficiency.  It is supposed to follow like normal biological entities that when a defense system is owned by a certain entity, it defends that entity against foreign organic or non-organic entities.  Once it destroys part or the whole of the entity to which it belongs to, the defense system has become auto defense.  In a human being entity, this becomes an autoimmune disease.  Such deficiency or dysfunction is merely a symptom of the underlying cause.  There was a deviation at some point of development of the entity.

    At the birth of our nation in 1898, we had a still infant but normal and even a vibrant national defense system.  It was clear who our defense system belongs to, for it was clear who we were, not as individuals, not as tribes nor petty kingdoms, but as a nation.  

    Our conception of the filipino nation developed in the 1700s to the 1800s as a result of a developmental intercourse of events in the 1500s to the 1600s involving the iberians under the Spanish Government and the natives of the islands on the Southeast Asia and Southwest Pacific.

    During the birth of our nation in 1898, we through Gen Antonio Luna developed the Academia Militar.  He recruited quite a number of officers from the Spanish Army to form the core group of the academia.  He transformed the different and assorted standards of fighting volunteers for the revolutionary stage of our nation into a professional standard of regular soldiers for the newly born nation.

    • http://www-blogjosemig200905com.blogspot.com/ Jose Miguel Garcia

      Our newly developed but infant defense system underwent the ultimate test of its potency when the north americans violated our newly born nation in 1898 by their invasion.  Without any aid from any nation, our defense forces engaged the aggressor forces of the most powerful nation in the world in 1899.  So potent were our defenses that by 1903, the aggressor forces were not yet able to break our resistance.  The aggressor forces of the most powerful nation in the world had to resort to what terrorists today do- kidnap for ransom of our civilians.  But at that time, it was on a massive scale which included extermination of the civilians among us.  According to just the documented reports, among the places where these form of terrorism took place were in Batangas, Laguna, Albay, and Samar.  Their demand: surrender of those of the defense forces among us to them.  It was because of such terroristic acts that the defense forces among us were compelled to give in to their demand.  It was because of such terroristic acts that 700,000 to 1,000,000 of us filipinos died.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GLLLMBSX5AMH3KQSHIIRQQYRGM milo go

        Are you talking about the MILF or MNLF or what Stay on a topic instead of incident 1,000,000,0000 years ago

      • Anonymous

        You are incorrect, The americans were not the most powerful force during those period. It is after the WW2. that Untied States became one of the two most powerful force., the other country was communist Russia. After the fall of communsion in Russia, United States became the most powerful force.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GLLLMBSX5AMH3KQSHIIRQQYRGM milo go

      What a ‘romantic’ vision I am also crying

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TYZKIJBH54QJAUZCMD4DNCTEKI xtian

    Hindi matitigil yan gulo sa mindanao kung hindi mauubos yan mga rebelde… MNLF,ABUSAYF,CPPNPA at MILF hindi na madadaan sa mabuting usapan ang problema sa mindanao dapat dyan ubusin na katulad ng ginawa ni Erap All out war… wala naman nagagawa mabuti sa PINAS yan mga rebelde na yan dapat yan mawala… sa dami ng AFP ga kulangot lang yan mga rebelde na yan sa dami.. KILL EM ALL

  • Anonymous

    The military promotion showered on an undeserving “soldier” named Manny Pacquiao is rubbing salt to the the wounded morale of our poorly-trained soldiers.

    • Anonymous

      Haha, umihi lang si pacquaio promote na agad. kanya-kanyang gamitan lang yan, sila promote for PR purposes. Bakit ako reserbista rin ako ah bakit ayaw ako ipromote?

  • http://twitter.com/SampalocKid sampalok kid

    iba ang mindanao. walang imperialistang lakas ang naka tagal dahil pugot ulo lahat sila. magpapakamatay ang mga yan sa para sa dugo at lupa. istorya na yan noong panahon ng mga kastila-kano at ng giyerang bansa moros ni marcos. daming sundalo natin na halos lahat pugot ang ulo pag dating ng villamor noon.

    marami sigurong ginto dyan sa mindanao kaya gustong lukubin ng mga dayuhan na ang sangkalan ay gamitin ang mga pilipinong sundalo natin ?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WRTZ6LHZGZH4SASHWEDVMYF5MI Edward

       MILF don’t really care for human lives ,  granting that AFP soldiers
      went to their “territory” they should had fired warning shots or shout
      at them that they are trespassing but instead they took the opportunity
      to ambush them. Very cowardly act!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7VH6XP2COFCWU2FVOETV7JJNYE marc-ray

    Itigil na yang Peacetalks na yan noon pa yan pina ikot ikot lang ng MILF ang gobyerno natin,panahon na para burahin sila sa ibabaw ng mundo!

  • Ramon Hamoy

    The only way to achieve peace is to crash the moro rebels, pure and simple. But the problem is that our government is letting itself appear as “too soft”. These moros are not after peace and they have been known to have committed treachery in the most deplorable manner. The only way to deal with them is through the barrel of guns and an iron fist. Let’s beat them in their own game and bring them down to their knees. Stop talking peace for the time being. Lets engage them in an all-out war and when they are finally defeated or on the verge of annihilation, then the government can start negotiation talks from a position of strength and advantage. Bloodshed is something inevitable if we are serious in bringing about total and lasting peace in Mindanao. 

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

    Soldiers don’t make wars your honor…Politicians do! This was the statement of then DND Secretrary Gibo Teodoro when he was defending the budget of the DND and AFP before a budget committee hearing by congress in September 2009.  Yes, there are wars due to conflicting interests of various countries, groups, religious sectors, etc. The domestic wars (internal conflicts actually) in this country, are the product of so many factors: poverty, injustice, illiteracy.  But all these can be summed up into one – economic.  If only we have a country that is economically well off, these conflicts will die a natural death.  The communists in Japan could not advance their cause because their country is economically developed and people are enjoying life because everybody has good-paying jobs. Their politicians are all good.  In our country do we such kinds of politicians. Yes, Gibo was right! He was right because it is the politicians in the Executive and Legislative branches that should be shaping the economic well-being of our country and people. But what are they doing? It is a sad thing they seem enjoying in their offices that they have forgotten their mandates. In other countries, like USA, when their president failed to deliver in the economic front, he will surely lose including his partymates in the next election. In the Philippines, never mind doing anything for your people in the economic field for as long as you have the name. Your qualifications and abilities don’t count much!  

    Those 19 soldiers who sacrificed their lives did it for their country but unknowingly they did it also for the politicians. God bless the Philippines!

  • Anonymous

    Time and time again and again, I suggested to employ technology in this type of warfare, unmanned aerial vehicles to do recon to avoid this massacre against our troops. For some reasons or another, AFP remains deaf or blind to the application of this technology that will save our troop’s lives. Its better to pay in terms of money, instead of lives. 

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

      Good suggestion! Tama ka! But sorry, our country can’t afford it.

  • Anonymous

    Generals’ Garcia, Ligot, Reyes and all their families; Euro Generals and their families, and all the Generals accused of receiving P25M a month and their families – the blood of these brave soldiers are on your hands. Their families should sue you all for wrongful death because you had an indirect hand in their demise.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TYZKIJBH54QJAUZCMD4DNCTEKI xtian

    PATAYIN,HULIHIN,IKULONG SILANG LAHAT…. ooops Human Rights….. F@#K human rights meron ba sila nun? human rights ba mang ambush at mamugot ng ulo? human rights ba dumukot ng mga tao at gawin hostage? human rights ba magpasabog ng mga bomba sa pampublikong lugar?

  • Anonymous

    Pnoy even went to Japan to meet with the leadership of the MILF and to show his sincerity and this is what the MILF did to show their contempt to our weak president. Condolences to the widows and orphans or our brave soldiers.

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

    By the way,Hindi maganda ang strategy na nabasa ko na “Hindi pwedeng ubusin agad ang mga kalaban coz mawawalan ng trabaho and reason to secure weapons” Nandoon na ako but this will give a hint to Terrorist or to them(MILF..Abu Sayaf and other Communist Insurgencies) That it will be easy for us to invade by other neighboring countries like Malaysia.So,It´s not good!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TYZKIJBH54QJAUZCMD4DNCTEKI xtian

    Curruption every nation meron nyan… problema d2 sa atin dami kontra sa gustong gawin pagtugis,pagubos,pagsalakay,pagpatay sa mga tarantadong nyan….  kapag ginawa mo sa mga rebelde yan isa lang ang sasabihin nyan paano na ang karapatan pang tao namin mga dukha at mahihirap… kawawang kawawa eh…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EVELWUQBLUZNVK7QSIAT3NYOAI Golden Dragon

    alam natin pariho na mahina ang economy natin pero dapat ubosin na ang lahat ng mga rebelde na yan. parang lumalabas na hindi kaya ng government force ang mga yan.

  • Ian Tikbalang

    You people talk as if an all out war is like a walk in the park.  Nakalimutan nyo na ba nung sinugod ni Erap ang Camp Abubakar muntik ng mabangkarote ang gobyerno natin?   

    If you guys really want to wipe out the MILF and subsequently the NPA, then we should all be willing to shoulder the costs. And that means, willingness to pay more taxes.  Otherwise, shut up the F— up dahil kung walang pera walang pambili ng bala.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TYZKIJBH54QJAUZCMD4DNCTEKI xtian

      Ian Tikbalan Bala ba problema? hindi na problema ngayon yan susuportahan tayo ng ibang bansa para masugpo ang terorista… mamaimigay ng bala un… so wat kng umasa tayo sa pagbigay nila ng bala… so wat kng humiram tayo sa US ng tangke at eroplano ang importante maubos silang lahat…. dagdagan ang TAX ok lng basta maubos sila..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WRTZ6LHZGZH4SASHWEDVMYF5MI Edward

      Our goverment can wipe out these groups without buying more equipments. Kahit sampung congressman lang ang mag contribute ng pork barrel nila marami marami  bala sa mortar din ang mabibili natin.Ung pera ni  dinambong ni Garcia marami raming M16 ang  mabibili natin baka nga pati isang attack helicopter makabili tayo.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EVELWUQBLUZNVK7QSIAT3NYOAI Golden Dragon

    anu ang mangyayari sa bayan natin kung tuloy tuloy ang pag laki ng mga rebel group na yan? dapat ibigay na sa kanila ang nararapat sa kanila.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZWM7C4HJRSM7OADRJMOEVYOSMA Noel Rose

    ibalik si erap, ang action king! takot ang MILF kay erap.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZWM7C4HJRSM7OADRJMOEVYOSMA Noel Rose

    erap for DND secretary!!!

  • Anonymous

    Erap may have been a convicted plunderer but definitely he was more competent when dealing with these Muslim insurgents. You may call Erap anything you want but being an indecisive leader he is not. When it came to the Muslim insurgents, Erap walk the talk and proved successful. This administration is apparently all talk but no action with regard to this problem. This administration may have done something good in terms of limiting the proliferation of corruption but that shouldnt be the only goal. . This government is so focus on GMA and even Marcos who died two decades ago that it fails to address other pressing issues. The soldiers from the lower ranks will not take this massacre sitting down. If no concrete action is done to  appease our soldiers then that will be a problem in the future  that will explode in this administration’s face. Strategic military action is needed and not just press releases which are all talk and no action. 2012 is just around the corner so this administration must really start to work.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Z2WY7F7K5THP3COMH3XSCSRHKM Rodolfo Manuel

      successful si erap??? hahaha! upon his command, troops ran over camp abubakar, and did that stop the muslim insurgency? he just created a whole new wave of hatred for the Philippine government among the muslim residents of the area, not to mention a whole new wave of bitter resolution from the kin and friends of all the MILF who died, to fight to the death, for vengeance.. that’s a hard psychological fact of grass-root rebellion, and a competent president should be able to take that into consideration.. we don’t need utak-pulburas in command of the firepower of the entire Philippine military, thank you very much..

      • Anonymous

        Had ERAP not been booted out of Malacanang by FAKE EDSA 2 in 2001, backed up by FVR, those muslim rebels are now sleeping with beautiful lapidas. It’s a simple problem, bandits vs good cowboys. No need to back tack to history , that’s a garbage argument of the muslims extremists. The language called Utak-pulboras  is what the Israelis were doing for 2,000 years, since this language is very understandable to the enemies. Vengeance is already included in the “pulboras” equation, so matira and matibay.

      • Anonymous

        Erap may not have won the war but he definitely won many battles. Created a new wave of hatred? Do u even know what happen in the 70’s when the MNLF under Usman Sali  killed Gen Bautista and almost all his men who were unarmed and was supposed  to negotiate a peace talk? The hatred has always been there and the only thing these insurgents respect and adhere to is the law of the guns barrel. While i agree  with you that we dont need utak pulburas, i have to disagree with you that over running an enemy camp is a laughing matter. Winning battles gives our soldiers a state of  high morale or would you rather see our soldiers  butchered and massacred by the Muslim insurgents? I would rather have an utak pulbura mentality even if that is not the ultimate solution to the problem rather than see our soldiers get butchered and massacred , thank you very much too !

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FEDNFVW3RAG54EAXVITAYRS6AQ Daniel

    Hay naku, ang hirap kasi hanggang ngayon hindi pa rin natin naiintindihan ang gusto nang mga muslim e. Hindi ba gusto nila humiwalay sa pilipinas at mag tayo nang bangsa moro republic? To pursue this end they formed the mnlf,milf at kung ano ano pa.para ipaglaban at isulong ang gusto nila. Ito namang mga tunggak na mga unggoy sa ating pamahalaan ay kung ano ano pang kagaguhan na remedyo ang ginagawa na para bang hindi nila alam ang layaunin nitong mga muslim. negotiation,peace talk,cease fire at kung ano ano pa na wala namang mapuntahang kaayusan. Haaaaaaaaay nakakapagod na talaga ang ginagawa ng pamahalaan natin na pinapatakbo ng santambak na unggoy.

    Samantala, may isang pipitsugin na presidential adviser nahulihan ng isang armas, kagulo na ang buong pinas. Paano to, mga bugok, may mga tutoo tayong kalaban na lahat na klase ng armas meron sila, pa peace talk peace talk pa tayo? 

    Why don’t they look at the problem at what it really is and address it accordingly?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WRTZ6LHZGZH4SASHWEDVMYF5MI Edward

      It seems so easy for you. What these people want is to have a separate goverment which is unconstitutional. If we will allow this to happen this bangsa moro republic will be haven of terrorists and bandits and how sure are you that the insurgencies will stop and that they will not ask for more territories granting that our goverment gave what they wanted.  

  • qetesh quadshu

    My heart goes to the soldiers…….this is the main reason why philippines is lagging behind its south east asian nation. Corruption is not unique to the philippines; Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam etc also has them. But We are the only one that has the longest running insurgency in the entire asian region.

  • Anonymous

    9 – hour clash? where’s the reinforcement? Pinabayaan lang ba sila?
     

  • Anonymous

    9 – hour clash? where’s the reinforcement? Pinabayaan lang ba sila?
     

  • Guest

    langya sila pa ang may ganang mag protesta? bakit kasi pinagbibigyan pa ang mga iyan ng govt..giyerahin iyan, ubusin para maksimula na ng totoong peace sa lugar..habang nanjan ang mga iyan na armado, walang silbi ang peace process

    • Anonymous

      ANG PROBLEMA HINDI KAYA PULBUSIN ANG LAHAT NG MORO REBELS. THIS IS THE GRAVE TRUTH. BUT DONT YOU THINK THEY EXIST BECAUSE THERE HAS GOT TO BE SOME AID ELSEWHERE..?THEIR PRESENCE IS INDISPENSABLE TO THE ECONOMIC SUPERIORITY OF SOME ASIAN AND WESTERN COUNTRIES. THE MORO’ CAUSE FOR SELF-DETERMINATION IS NOT ONLY A DOMESTIC ISSUE. THIS MAYBE TERRITORIAL IN NATURE BUT GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE AND INTERESTS HAVE  MADE THIS A GARGANTUAN PROBLEM. COME TO THINK OF IT, THE MUSLIM AREAS IN MINDANAO INCLUDING THE SURROUNDING BODIES OF WATER  ARE BLESSED WITH NATURAL RESOURCES. NOT EVEN THE WHOLE OF LUZON CAN MATCH.

  • Anonymous

    The terrorists do not want peace, they will die for their cause, we cannot appease them no matter what.  this peace talk only makes them bigger and stronger. To defeat them we have no choice but to fight them fire for fire, and at the same time, help the civilians directly (not thru their muslim leaders) from national government to alleviate their conditions and living standards. Poverty is the biggest problem why people turn their back from the govt.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JZF6B46SREEG6HXDJ4B6BFA2YM January Five

    akala ninyo parang pelikula lang na ganun lang kadali ubusin ang mga yan, mga obob! kung may mga utak kayo eh di sana naisip na ninyong more than 30 years na yan sila nakikipaglaban eh hindi pa rin nauubos..mga ogag!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GCHP76DTN2D74HXR2GXAJ5OAOI Redmay First

    Encounter happened Tuesday. 19 dead. Noy called for command conference this Friday. Doesn’t look urgent huh. For the meantime, government panel headed by Leonen called the incident misencounter or isolated incident – as usual. They will file a protest – how lame. If I were a soldier, I won’t go to any patrol with this kind of response from our government. You die and you will end up being blamed.

  • Anonymous

    Lumaki noon si Pinoy sa bahay na walang ginawa kundi mag-isip ng paraan kundi mag-plano para pabagsakin ang gobyerno ng pilipinas. kahit maliit pa siya noon, hindi makaka-ila sa kanya ang mga meeting  sa ibat-ibang klase ng tao  para bumagsak ang nakaupong presidente.
    Noong nakaupo ang nanay niya, pinalaya ang mga commish, ngayon naman lumalakas uli ang kaaway ng gobyerno, yun ang sagot sa kanya after maki-pagkita siya sa japan to resume the peace talk.

  • Anonymous

    Our government has been accepting the lame excuses of the MILF for all their atrocities, especially on what the troops of Umbra Kato did. The same old strategy of MNLF and now the MILF has been applied to our government. Yet, our government keeps falling for it. Enough is enough. Look at the ARMM when we gave this rebel-led government opportunity to rule. Did the lives of our brethren Muslims improve? No, they got more exploited by their own leaders. The leaders like Nur Misuari simply abused their power that their own fellow Muslims got dis-enchanted leading to the formation of the MILF. They had their chance but they blew it. Malaysia has been supporting them because they want the south to remain unstable so we could not pursue our Sabah claim. It is time to end the peace talk. Let our government put order in Mindanao and allow real progress to have a chance.

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

    MILF for many instances already would come to the rescue of ASG or MNLF rebels. They live together in their communities. They are family. They belong to one race – Moro.  It is just like they are all toothpaste: Colgate, Hapee, Closeup. If I were the president, I would direct a police action against the culprits where ever they are and go. It is clear they violated the ceasefire agreement. They violated the law. In instances like this, the state should flex its muscles! The state should prepare for a war more intense than the war Erap did unto them in the early parts of 2000’s. It certainly is costly. But we have to do it to project military power and in order to teach them a lesson so that they will be forced to come to terms with government. It is wrong if we play the game of submission with them.

  • Anonymous

    My prayers to all dead AFP soldiers and their families…  Ikaw na ang bahala Lord!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GCHP76DTN2D74HXR2GXAJ5OAOI Redmay First

    How will Noy explain to the soldiers that the people he met in Japan are the same monsters who murdered these special forces. How will Noy explain to the people that the encounter happened Tuesday and its already Thursday and we haven’t heard anything strong from him except for a command conference to be scheduled pa on Friday. Napapakabagal mo talaga. 

  • Anonymous

    TO : Col.Cabangbang : Why did the Basilan Provincial jail warden allowed Asnawi, the mastermind beheader of 14 marines escaped with 30 inmates? WAs the warden kicked out ? He better be in firing squad after that incident !The marine commander should have beheaded Asnawi immediately upon arrest! No need to jail him, since the warden is certified “walang bayag”.You were attacking the camp yet 19 of your men were dead? How about the enemies side? If it was a surprise attack then they should have been unprepared and suffer casualties too? Your logistics and intelligence is very pathetic if not grabage. Go home soldiers and think a lot what to do and convince Malacanang to stop the peace negotiation and wipe them out again using Israeili or Pentagon trained Filipino commandos. Our style of warfare is still no brainer. You men run out of bullets because you use the Spray and Pray shooting strategy? GO home and THINK what to do.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CSQ3C2BKNFJVRW7N5SFHXYS6P4 thor

      tama ka dyan brod, inutil na ang systema ng military natin nakakahiya, pinagtatawanan lang tayo ng ibang bansa sa sistema nating ito.

  • mmm choco

    To be an absolute republic dapat walang rebels..period. eto ksi si
    PNOY.  penoy ang utak nito.. ayan nga yellow followers.. .kita nyo na?? i
    mean really..what’s going on with your president..??? tulog sa pansitan?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OAZENQIV4TJN2JUKJMZILWQP6Q RASor

    “Renegade” Muslims, (active or formerly) only seek an independent state.

    Unless this is given to them the problem will never go away.

    The government still remains in denial by conducting peace talks. Are we wasting time, lives and money. Muslim leaders cannot even control their members (recall renegade MILF commander).

    Right now PNoy Administration is in the advantage, the middle east is in turmoil, governments are taken down. Funding from Libya has stopped, Egypt is unstable, Osama Bin Laden is gone, and Saudi Arabia is literally buying peace from its citizens.

    Peace talks? Several years had passed, nothing, wasted of time, wasted money, wasted lives.

    “A good moro is a dead moro” (said by a Filipino War Hero) – there might be truth to the saying.

    I hope I am wrong, but to date, still no concrete gains from the “peace” talks, except for death and destruction.

    • Anonymous

      The P-Noy administration should abandon the Peace Process as long as the lawless elements are still there. For me, I will send 1,000 marines or Special Forces to Israel or Pentagon per month and convert these 12,000 Filipino soldiers into 12,000 fighting-jerk Commandos who can think fast and fight like 100 men. Fighting is the only language these bandits clearly understand. Negotiations is not in their dictionaries, so we will stick to fight until finish strategy like the aborted Erap strategy in 2001. We can afford a 24-hour battle a day, 7 days a week, these rebels cannot, specailly on Nov. 13, where they have an unwritten ceasefire because of Pacquiao. We keep on fighting while Pacquaio-Marquez are fighting, let them watch a delayed telecast later.

  • Anonymous

    …wawa ka naman komrad…yung mga baril nila dapat sa yu yan eh…ayan may tatak pa ng DND oh!…

  • Anonymous

    ANG PROBLEMA HINDI KAYA PULBUSIN ANG LAHAT NG MORO REBELS. THIS IS THE GRAVE TRUTH. BUT DONT YOU THINK THEY EXIST BECAUSE THERE HAS GOT TO BE SOME AID ELSEWHERE..?THEIR PRESENCE IS INDISPENSABLE TO THE ECONOMIC SUPERIORITY OF SOME ASIAN AND WESTERN COUNTRIES. THE MORO’ CAUSE FOR SELF-DETERMINATION IS NOT ONLY A DOMESTIC ISSUE. THIS MAYBE TERRITORIAL IN NATURE BUT GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE AND INTERESTS HAVE  MADE THIS A GARGANTUAN PROBLEM. COME TO THINK OF IT, THE MUSLIM AREAS IN MINDANAO INCLUDING THE SURROUNDING BODIES OF WATER  ARE BLESSED WITH NATURAL RESOURCES. NOT EVEN THE WHOLE OF LUZON CAN MATCH

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CSQ3C2BKNFJVRW7N5SFHXYS6P4 thor

    for 9 hours of battle hindi manlang sila napadalhan ng back up ni walang rescue? saan na ang mga attack helicopter natin? bakit walang nag rescue? samantalang kung mamamasyal lang ang general ang daming helicopter ang ginagamit ng military. 

    • Anonymous

      That’s why whoever is the Commader there, must either be dismissed from service or demoted immediately instead of the usual route of : relieve from duty.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GCHP76DTN2D74HXR2GXAJ5OAOI Redmay First

    Soldiers are trained to fight and prepared to die especially if they know their leaders will back them up in any battle. But here, 19 dead and government will just investigate, file a lousy protest, worst, already declared it as a misencounter. In short, Leonen was saying the 19 soldiers died in vain. Ano yan away bata ? Forgive and forget?

  • Anonymous

    di ka kasi magaling kumanta saka umarte

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CSQ3C2BKNFJVRW7N5SFHXYS6P4 thor

    kung hindi napaalis si erap tahimik na sana ang mindanao, kaso ng si gloria ang umupo hinayaan na naman nya na dumami ang mga ito parehas lang sila ni ramos, mukhang si noynoy ganon rin ang sistema.

    • Anonymous

      Gloria was wise to know based on inputs from her benefactor ( a former president too), that Ampatuan should be protected for future use ( read : Election Fraud) since whether Erap liked it or not, he would have stopped Ampatuan accidentally or incidentally in his course of purging Mindanao of rebels ( NPA or muslims) by hook or by crook 24-hours a day . Probably,  the macabre massacre of 57 innocent victims last Nov. 9, 2010 could have been prevented 9 years ago.

  • http://twitter.com/judefawley Jude Fawley

    It is so sad to be a soldier in this country. You are a dead man already as soon as you wear that uniform. These corrupt generals have no regard at all to the improvement our our armed forces capability. Our army cannot even neutralize the MILF, let alone finish them. AFP is so weak; it’s shameful.

    • Anonymous

      Obvious generals who looted the budget were Ligot and Garcia, they have 300 million pesos each!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GLLLMBSX5AMH3KQSHIIRQQYRGM milo go

    The emotional reactions to these incident are understandable but questions need to be ask as a lesson learned and improvement in the Army response. The casualties lately indicates a failed approach. Some question need to be ask as follows:
    1. Why is the firefight so one sided with the Army suffering so much casualties?
    2. If the firefight lasted nine hours, why was there no reinforcement available to bear with massive firepower?
    3. Is there communication going on real time between the troops engaged in this encounter with headquaters and the situational awareness between them accurately describe?
    4. If these troops are on routine patrol in an enemy area and the high probability of engagement, where they equipped with enough battle gear to engaged the enemy in all types of scenario include ambush conditions and get the necessary reinforcements?
    5. Did these troops have enough battle gear to last 9 hours of fire fight? The answer to this question is NO. One clip of M-16 can last less than 5 minutes on intense fire fight especially if you firing to an unseen enemy to suppress their firing? I would imagine they were out of ammo in less than one hour and some where captured.

    I am not a soldier but an investigative committee of retired army men and civilians should be created and recommendations made to correct the shortcomings. Otherwise we will commit the same mistakes and more troops will suffer. The leadership should be made accountable and these troops on the front lines shoulb trainned and equip with firepower to overwhelm the enemy. The present condition is untenable otherwise we should just leave those provinces and let them sort it out

    • Anonymous

      Yep, but the investigation and recommendations should be finished within 8 hours , not a week or not a month and excuses of the delay of results for monthss and months  as “under investigation” should be unacceptable. Meanwhile, as of now, 1,000 troops must be deployed ASAP to the camp of MILF and forget the peace process for a while or forever.

    • Anonymous

      Huwag naman, much as we are a basket case now more than ever, let’s just send the anti-Americans to Spratly Island. and plead with the Americans to take over for another 50 years until all the dead bit Politicians are gone.  What have we gained from our nominal INDEPENDENCE?  Calling the Pogi Senatongs Jingoy, Lacson Cayetano this calls for a Senate Inquiry you should make a killing in pogi points Heh Heh Heh

  • Anonymous

    There is one big question….Where are these rebels getting the money to support arm and dress there blood thirsty army? Think about it!!! Get the yanks on side and wipe them out, enough of this thin skinned rational, we can’t do it on our own. It took the Americans help to diminish the Abu Sayaf, huwag na kayong mahiya dati naman eh!!!!

  • Anonymous

    government and terrorist strategies:
    terrorist = kill soldiers, pugot ulo          Gov t = peace talk
    terrorist = kidnap, get ransom,            Govt = pay ransom, peace talk   
    terrorist = let people pay revolt tax, no pay, kill or burn Govt = peace talk
    terrorist = plan attack, Govt = create committee to investigate the incident, ang dami ng committee
    who’s winning?

  • Anonymous

    I would like PNOY to say that the DAYS OF MILF AND COHORTS ARE NUMBERED…no more investigations…the evidence is there…no more peace talks…what is there to talk about? Put them into SILENCE so that TALK is not an option…yun lang 

  • Anonymous

    Benigno Simeon Aquino III sold the soldiers to the devil.  His secret meeting with the MILF confirms this.  This is high treason. 

    Impeach Aquino for high treason.  Firing squad ang dapat sa taksil na presidente na ipinagkanulo ang kanyang mga sundalo.

    • Anonymous

      hehhehehhe, matapang ka. Dapat ganyan din katapang sayo si Pnoy. Si Kris Aquino na lang ang mag presidente, matapng siya kaysi Pnoy.

  • http://twitter.com/judefawley Jude Fawley

    The hardest part here is that our government cannot even declare an all out war against the MILF because it doesn’t have the strength to finish the MILF. AFP does not have the power to eliminate the MILF. How sad

    • Anonymous

      Because , you did not or you dont want to mention, that our military coffers had run out of billions of dollars due to the infamous looting plunderers.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5SROQH3MPNJFFT252S3NCAWS2Y jack j

    This is inevitable,  so as to justify military budget and emergency procedures.  The dead are just collateral damage… No war, No Money………..   

  • Anonymous

    Government should declare war against MILF to be led by Col. Jejomar Binay. Para magkasubukan na kung atapang atao si Binay.

  • Anonymous

    Hello Mr. President if you don’t have the guts! Just tell the military to do what they have to do towards these insurgents.  Give them a free hand at huwag mo nang pakilaman, let them collect their pound of meat for those who have died. Our soldiers will do the rest.

    • Anonymous

      Tama ka…..Jestro. Ikaw ang dapat niyang maging adviser, hindi ka katulad ng mga adviser niya na naghihintay lang sa iuutos ni Pnoy.

  • Anonymous

    P-Noy should be in a fighting mood and abandon the peace process since it is not healthy to our AFP and investors in general.

  • Anonymous

    Sabi ng AFP ipapadala na daw nila ang pinaka magaling nilang Field Commander.. si LT. Col. Manny Paqcuiao para pag sasapakin daw ang mga lintik na MILF na yan…

    • Anonymous

      Hehehhe, ayos ha……..

  • Pulis Na Pogi

    grabe na ang pagbagsak ng competence ng military natin!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H27QVUBMP6KCZOXQW33RP2KOGU Plazans

    The news of heavy casualties suffered by our uniformed men and women fighting the heavily-armed, well-funded insurgents in southern Mindanao is quite alarming. I’m not a sucker for blame-game, but I hope the government’s reported ‘underspending’ has nothing to do with this latest tragedy. Soldiers lives are just too important to be played political football in military budget deliberations.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MFCT5RGPJMVIUMTOGX5QL2LV3U salvador

    Grabe, these so called rebel/bandits are manhandling an entire Government,… these are enemies of the state, this must not go unpunished,… i think we need a real MAN for president not just half a man,.. he cant decide on what to  do in ANY situation, Deal with the real problems in the country, hindi puro Gloria ang nasa utak mo,…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MFCT5RGPJMVIUMTOGX5QL2LV3U salvador

    Grabe, these so called rebel/bandits are manhandling an entire
    Government,… these are enemies of the state, and must be dealt with extreme measures,this must not go
    unpunished, … i think we need a real MAN for president not just half a
    man,.. he cant decide on what to  do in ANY situation, hindi pa sincere nung inikot ung mga nasalanta ng mga huling bagyo, napilitan lng nung pinuna at kinumpara sa dating presidente.. Deal with the real problems in the country, hindi puro Gloria ang nasa utak mo,…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VT6WBY5K3M2JBCLABDB65FNGFQ Jr. de Castro Mortel

    all out war Pnoy ang kailangan dyan para maubos ang lahat ng kalaban ng pamahalaan.  kawawa ang mga sundalo natin kapag masyadong malambot ka.

  • http://inquirer.net unokritiko

    BLAME IT TO THE PMA GENERALS!!!!!!
    NOT TO THE MARINES! YOU INDIOTS!!!

  • http://twitter.com/sacrebleau Sacrebleau

    The Philippines has been held hostage by southern secessionists for decades, making Mindanao unproductive and not able to live to its promise. Erap was right to crush them, but the GMA gov’t returned captured territories which was, if anything, a business decision – mainly for the retired corrupt generals who made a lot of money from the conflict – and so the conflict continues.

    If MILF are indeed rebels, then I think it’s time to put an end to their blackmail and their secessionists agenda. Crush them! Once and for all!

  • Anonymous

    I wouldn’t mind spending the tax money to make an all-out war to totally eradicate these rebel scums who only wants to implement their own power and ideology and faith unto others. As long as they are there, peace wouldn’t be achieve. Mr. President, be strong and protect the greater good of the nation: give them a ‘surrender or be killed’ offer.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGUVDEUJTH47NXLOEMCOSCMGIU Anonymous

    I demand Mr. President that you make a speech personally on this. We are your Bosses just like wht you promised

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGUVDEUJTH47NXLOEMCOSCMGIU Anonymous

    Marvic Leonen, President Aquino, you can only achieve peace in Mindanao if you go to war.

    Intindihin nyong mabuti…magtanong kayo sa mga sundalo

  • Anonymous

    Pnoy better do something, cguradong may mga military na hindi masaya at mag aalsa na naman laban kay Pnoy pag wala siyang ginawa.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6EK6JWVJKT7M7RJM4PBW25TBLU jasong

      kung ako ang sundalo, yan talaga gagawin ko… kompara mo nalang sa US, kahit sinong sikat na personality na ang dinala nila sa afganistan at iraq, ma uplift lang ang moral nang  military nila, dahil andaming nalagas sa kanila sa labanan… e etong presidente natin, kahit meeting nang defense matters, pinag pa bukas pa… hindi nya talaga alam kung ano ang nararamdaman nang mga sundalo at pamilya nito ngayun, at ang totoong nangyayari sa mindanao, bobo talaga.

  • Anonymous

    Wag kayo magulo. Aquino was so mad daw that he lit up a cigarette while he was playing psp and having chocolates.

  • Anonymous

    Vice Presidente Jejomar Binay’s rank in army reserve force is colonel, one rank higher than Lieutenant Colonel Manny Pacquiao. Angat lang sa ranggo si Binay, pero mas sikat at mas maraming pera si Manny.

  • Anonymous

    i think it is about time na magkaroon ng fund raising ang pinas para sa kapakanan ng mga sundalo, ang tao mismo ang bumili at ibigay direkta sa kanila mismo ang kanilang boots, helmet, bullet vest, baril at bala, at ibili sila ng life insurance para sa pamilya nila. alam ko matatawa ang iba, pero kung makikita mo ang mga sundalo natin sa video parang mga refugees, masyadong kawawa. tapos ang mga general nag-seminar sa abroad, milyon milyon ang cash advance.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GCHP76DTN2D74HXR2GXAJ5OAOI Redmay First

    Leonen and Malacanang said this was an isolated incident. How many more soldiers need to die before it becomes a national security issue? How many more mothers need to bury their sons before you see this with urgency? How many more widows should there be before you act? What will it take for you to wake up from your endless sleep? Bukas pa ang command conference? Bakit busy ka ba? Nadalaw mo na ba yung mga sundalong namatay at nasugatan? O baka parang nung bagyo, dadalawin mo pag maayos na? Takot ka ba sa dugo?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6EK6JWVJKT7M7RJM4PBW25TBLU jasong

      hehehe, takot nga sa matulis, sa dugo pa kaya? ewww… ano bang klaseng presidente yan? hindi alam kung ano ang nararamdaman nang mga pamilya at colleagues nang namatay nating sundalo… palibhasa, jugels!!!… iba ang pag iisip. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGUVDEUJTH47NXLOEMCOSCMGIU Anonymous

    Reserve forces like VP and Pacquiao are only to be used in case war erupts against another country

  • Anonymous

    All out war! ubusin na yang mga yan bago pa madagdagan ang pinsala na idudulot nila!

  • Anonymous

    19 government soldiers died after they were ambushed by MILF..I’m sure Binay will issue press release condemning the attack. Hay naku nakakasawa ka na pandakekok

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JS2L5G6FBKJH6VRAMERMCCJLIY Gagami Tuladyu

    Madali lang ang sulusyon ni Penoy dyan… waldasin ang 3 hanggang 13 BILyong piso sa pagpopondo  ng contraceptives at rh bill sa halip na punuan ang pangangailangan ng mamamayan kasama na ang kasundaluhan! Ang mga kristiyano magpapakonte, habang ang mga rebelde (mga war freak na muslim at  KUmonista) magpaparami! Ang mga sundalo magpapakamatay sa laban gamit ang mga kalawanging paltik, habang ang mga pulitiko at matataas na opisyal maghahati-hati sa kita mula sa kurapsyon! Dabest! 

  • Anonymous

    How I wish that the intensity of anger and hate of Noynoy towards GMA should be the same jf not higher towards that of the MILF and their supporters. And in reaction to this incident, why would Noynoy convene those concerned tommorrow. He could have done so immediately when the encounter dragged on for more than a couple of hours last tuesday. I can’t imagine, after nine hours of firefight, as reported, no reinforcement came. We’ve been again screwed by these band of terrorist and Mr. Leonin inspite the heavy casualties on the government side seem more concerned about continuing the peace talks with these terrorists and not of the families of the slain soldiers. Noynoy have been had and he seemed not aware of it.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WBXS7HGUTUSH6L2VYEHNMPPMUY Mesc

    I’m surprised why soldiers would be sent to a hostile spot (14 Marines had been beheaded there just a few years back) without previous scouting for possible ambuscades–which was what precisely occurred. 

    We cannot defeat this insurgency if our men lack superior strategy, skills, and equipment.  And especially if Penoy continues to nurse the illusion that the the MILF respects him enough to give concessions to end the war.  

    In fact, Penoy’s going out of his way to meet–and legitimize–the rebels in Japan was a sign of weakness. You do not talk to the enemy like he did unless you are losing or wish to give the impression that you are and further embolden your foe.  

    The president must finally assert its authority by giving what the MILF had asked for with this latest treachery–total war.  Erap did it—a singe bright spot in his presidency–and it brought the enemy to its knees.  It’s just too bad that they were allowed to regroup and rearm.

    Is Penoy up to the task? Let’s watch how he handles this one–the first under his watch. Let’s see if he has the balls to deal with the MILF in the manner that its ruthlessness deserves to be dealt with.

    Let’s hope that our dead soldiers will be honored with a just and swift response from their commander in chief.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6EK6JWVJKT7M7RJM4PBW25TBLU jasong

      nung panahon ni erap, MILF ang sumigaw nang peace talk, e ngayun si PENOY na, siguro MILF na ang boss nang mindanao…

  • Anonymous

    Binay and Pacquiao are both not handsome and good-looking..but angat pa rin si Pacquiao kasi dalawang starlet na binuntis niya (Krista Ranilla and Kat Ordonez)..si Binay…mga ordinaryong employee lang ang inaanakan.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_P2HLLFVTP2XY5E5P33BAM3FILY isagani f

      nonsense!!!!!puro ood ang laman ng utak mo.

  • Anonymous

    But the big difference between Manny Pacquiao and Jejomar Binay is…in case of war..Manny will go for war..matapang eh, but si Binay..well magtatago sa lungga na parang daga..coward kasi…

  • Anonymous

    Its about time now to acquire fighter jets to be stationed at Mindanao. In any case there is encounter they could response quickly. It would be big advantage for the ground troops.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EI2NTTKOEZ67HMV7P4VD5PPZWA tubongMindanao

    ito ba ang gusto ni Pnoy na peace sa MILF? they are traitor!!  ALL OUT WAR

  • j vill

    buy a few gunships that have good FLIR and acurate guns such as the apache or the german tiger to accurately support the troops instead of sending lots to soldiers with inaccurate weapons to their death -must have a game changer. or better yet, upgrade the lone hercules to an AC 130 and finish the job!

  • Anonymous

    Naubusan daw ng bala yung anim kaya nadakip at pinatay. Kaya naging 19 yung casualties. Paano nangyari ito??? Walang baon na sapat na reserbang bala???? Sa dami ng bulsa ng uniporme walang baong sapat na reserbang bala??? Kailan ba tayo gagaling upang hindi mapatay sa katangahan??? Wala bang radyo o satellite phone upang humingi ng reinforcements??? Nakakapanghinayang ang buhay ng mga sundalo na nasasawi lang sa walang kakwenta kwentang digmaan na ang kalaban ay Pilipino din. Ibigay na sa mga Muslim ang Tawi Tawi, Sulu at Basilan nang matigil na ang patayang ito na tila walang katapusan.

    Fellow OFW

  • Anonymous

    But the big difference between Manny Pacquiao and Jejomar Binay is…in case of war..Manny will go for war..matapang eh, but si Binay..well magtatago sa lungga na parang daga..coward kasi…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_44QGTQXFYHNVPNMX453LWBPMXM Opel

    NO to Substate proposal in mindanao. YES to MILF Substate in spratly, UNDERWATER nga lang! They wont run out of foreigners (Chinese fishermen) to kidnap.

  • Anonymous

    Our Gov’t troops can crush these terrorist  but every time these terrorist get cornered or beat up, a so-called peace advocates come in and negotiate a seized-fire. As a result, they escaped from military operation.

    “Pa-traydor ung strategy nila.” Full military operation until they are annihilated. NO MORE PEACE NEGOTIATION, it is only hindrance to a full and long-term peace.

  • Anonymous

    Mamimigay si Binay ng 2,000 bags of relief goods sa Calumpit. Sabi ng mga nag repacked more 5,000 bags yan, ano nangyari, asan na yung iba? Paki check ang OVP , andun yung ibang mga relief
    goods!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_P2HLLFVTP2XY5E5P33BAM3FILY isagani f

    The fighting started 7 am  until 4 pm. within this period of time hindi man lang nakapagpadala ng reinforcement ang army na alam na man nila na outnumbered sila. What kind of military the Philippines has. Palagui na lang dehado against any rebel group sa pinas.

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

    May pameeting meeting pa kaung nalalaman mga lintek kau eto pala plano nio.wtf

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DE7NNFPC6GUWXCEI43IZLSUWFE Lowell

    Our Gov’t should stand firm against this DOGMATIC & IGNORANCE DRIVEN MUSLIM REBELS. We should not entertain pressure dictated by other countries to preserved this pest in our peaceful society.

  • Guest

    condolence sa pamilya ng mga pumanaw
    failure of intel and coordination
    acquire locally made plastic magazines
    and body armor from compressed laminated bamboo

    habang 1000 marines
    nakiki laro sa mga u.s. unwanted bwisiting marines

  • Anonymous

    dapat talaga dito, all out war na, shock and awe attack sabi nga ng kano, ito lang ang paraan para matapos na ito, marami lalong namamatay habang tumatagal, hindi kailanman aasenso ang pinas hanggat hindi masusugpo ang mga ito.  meron naman tayong bagong warship, na nagbabantay sa spratley, wala naman yatang nakatira doon, dalhin na lang sa sulo-tawi tawi para may pakinabang.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BA4TG2UHFGAHO5ZX73PCUFIJ4Y Markie

    pde naman lusubin na lang yan mga MILF na yan.. tapos magbigay na lang ng statement ang AFP tapos sabihin nila na kasalanan ng MILF at lumaban sila. ganun lang para malagas na rin yang mga yan. saka na ang paliwanagan at turuan.. labanan muna para makita talaga kung sino ang may malakas na pwersa.

  • Anonymous

    I really miss Erap

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NBGQO5JS2LOD7EGUR4MI5RW7KA Walastik

    Why can’t we just go into their camp without their approval eh TANG NA PILIPINAS YON ATIN YON!!!!

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

    BABOY KA IQBAL ! Pinag mayabang mo pa ang katraydoran mo, TREACHEROUS PIG IQBAL you are nothing but a son of a devil, coward and trying hard lunatic son of a BOAR. 

  • Anonymous

    Mr president, if you do not make a decisive action, Filipino people may ask, are you still with us? make public what you discussed in japan.  why suddenly, the commish, cpp, npa, milf, asg, and other muslim rebels simultaneously become more aggressive, and no action from the government. the dead soldiers deserved more than your inaction, and govt statement “this may affect peace talk”.   kasalanan natin pinoy tayo ang bumoto sa kanya, magtiis tayo.

  • mrtn

    nangingibabaw pa rin ang pagka incompetent ni Pnoy…..Kung ako ay isang junior officer sa Battalion na involved sa engkwentrong iyan, aasahan ko na pakikinggan ng commandeR-in-chief ang aming panig, na kami ay may mission na dakpin ang isa sa kanilang miyembro(MILF). pero sa sitwasyon ngayon, TAKOT ang commander-in-chief na magdesisyon na tila parang di niya alam anong gagawin kasi sa mukha ng mga bumoto sa kanya,eh madasaling santo siya!  nangyari ang malagim na engkwentro ilang araw na, pero bukas pa mangyayari ang command conference….Senator trillanes,alam mo na hindi tama ito,marami na mga sundalong napatay,pero ito lang ang nagagawa ng pangulo.

  • Anonymous

    Typically, during operations in Mindanao, hindi makapag-respond at makadeploy ng chopper para sa medevac or resupply kasi gamit ni Ma’am (wife ni Gen) ang chopper sa shopping nya!

  • Anonymous

    The article states that Pres. Noynoy called a a command conference on Friday when the secretary of national defense arrives to precisely tackle the issue.

    Why wait for Friday? What has happned should not be belittled. It is a national crisis. As President he could have immediately ordered a meeting and with today’s technology the secretary of national defense wherever he is can join through conference call or thru Voip such as Skype.  As commander in chief and head of the nation, he is pressed to make immediate decisions. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IVSSTQU7F3BITPKFTPVHNTCVK4 agent_888

    ewan ko ba ‘tong gobyerno natin…hindi makagalaw-galaw sa mga grupo tulad milf,hanggnag may nag-aarmas at kumukontra sa gobyerno wlang kapayapaan ang mangyari….dapat iisa lang ang hukbong sandatahan ng Pilipinas….dapat lang supilin etong milf at mnlf pareho lng ‘to at iba pang insurgents d2 sa nasa..Paano na lng Pnoy kung lusubin pa tayo ng taga ibang bansa na khit sariling insurgents ay wlang katapo-tapos…..Mag-isip nga kayo….

    • mrtn

      kung tayo’y sakupin ng mga MILF na yan…wala pa rin si PNOY, kelangan kasi mapanatili ang kanyang imaheng madasalin tulad nung bago siya mag desisyon na tumakbo pagka pangulo nung 2010.

  • Anonymous

    is this the result of:

    A.    lapse in intelligence?

    B.  a deliberate move to derail the peace process? 

    C. an unfortunate misencounter?

    whatever the case it must be noted that at least 19 lives were wasted. 

    now we mourn not only for them but for the families they left behind.

    godspeed soldiers, you have done your part to defend your country.

     the time has come for you to take your well-earned rest.

    but meanwhile your families and love ones will certainly feel your absence.

    peace…

  • Anonymous

    normally, when there are emergency situations like this, whoever is in charge immediately calls for a meeting.

    apparently for our president there are other pressing issues that he has to address first aside from this. 

    • mrtn

      whaat????? akala ko ba single siya………. eh kung ikaw ay namumuno sa isang bansa, its appropriate to call for an immediate meeting maski gawin pa iyan sa madaling araw… kung di niya kaya, dapat gumising siya ng umaga. Ganyan dapat ang commander-in-chief.

    • Anonymous

      I cannot think of any current pressing issues that the President should treat as priority at the expense of  the Mindanao crisis.

      The only reason I can think of why he is waiting for the Secretary of national Defense is to get the latter’s opinion/recommendation. Nevertheless, he could have called immediately a meeting and if he needs the Sec. of National Defense, there is a telephone conference call or voip such as Skype. Why wait for Friday? It only exhibits indecisiveness. 

      As you have stated, normally, when there are emergency situations like this, whoever is in charge immediately calls for a meeting. So, in this case, it shows that the reaction of the President out of norm .

      • Anonymous

        Busy pa siguro sa video game. ahihihi 

  • Anonymous

    No diplomatic efforts and gestures by the government ever worked to attain peace with these rebels – not even the freeing of political prisoners during the time of Cory – not even the providing of autonomy to the ARMM.  The government has not learned its lesson.  Do something more drastic and make it the #1 priority to quash and quell all these rebellions instead of anything else.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DLTKIRSG65IL6UFUBONE6NQSIA gerry

      What ? do something drastic? with outdated weaponry?….It is always easier said than doing it….If your naive president ask help from the americans the problem would be gone in less than your president’s term of 6 years granting a no holds barred deal…collateral damaged would be beyond your imagination…..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MITRFGOYOO5FPANBGIYYKWY5ZA rits

    it’s time now for the govt.forces to retaliate. No man’s land in that area!

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

    Unfortunately, this problem is ancient and is not that easy. If during the Spanish and American regime – Mindanao was left untouched, do you think it is now?Our problem is not bound to the MILF or MNLF, a breakaway or disgruntled organization will always rise and demand more after them.I agree with an all-out war but is not possible this time. We need to strengthen first the Filipino soldier. With an armalite vs AK-47 and poor equipment how can you speak of an all-out war? How can you strengthen a disgruntled and very low-morale soldier despite of the AFP having full of corrupt generals?Ahh..a sad day indeed and all that are coming.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MITRFGOYOO5FPANBGIYYKWY5ZA rits

    Ibalik si Erap pagka presidente, tapos ang mga yan!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LIJWNLDBLKS2DUXDQVD5KMCAFU billy

    Kung ang MILF na 11,000 strong lang di pa natin kaya eh !!! c Noynoy bumili pa ng battleship sa US for a conflict in Spratly against China. Hoy gungong na pangulong Aquino talunin mo muna yung MILF bago ka kumasa sa  China. Siguro by this time pinagtatawanan na tayo ng mga intsik dahil sa mga soldiers nating napatay ng mga Muslim. Kawawa talaga ang isang bansa pag pinamunuan ng isang bakla.Pweeeh !!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IVLYKVJAHTAJNSYD2POTAV7JFI Ed

    Oras na para ALL OUT WAR na sa mga MILF! may ARMM na, ano pa gusto nila..MR. kumander in Chief, ano ginagawa mo, gayahin mo ginawa ni dating  Pangulong Estrada, na nalusob ang Abu Bakar…ang mga sundalo kailangan nila ng Kumander in Chief hindi Under si Kumander….. May the soldiers who where killed in that encounter Rest in Peace.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LIJWNLDBLKS2DUXDQVD5KMCAFU billy

    This carnage is the result of the meeting between Aquino and Murad Muhammad in Japan. Do you really expect the Moros and Muslims will respect the peace talk when they see a lameduck, unassuming and gayish leader in Noynoy ? This government has no credibility at all, sabi nga ng mga Marcoses kung sila ay niloko rin ni Noynoy sa paniniwalang ililibing ang ama nila sa Libingan ng mga bayani, beso beso pa sila ni Imelda before, yun pala ginamit lang sila as political propaganda. This is how the MILF, NPA feel, ginagamit lang ni Noynoy ang peace talk for political gains, nothing more, nothing less. Kaya nga lang nag-backfire sa pagmu-mukha ni Noynoy. Kawawa naman ang mga soldiers natin, walang kalaban-laban na napatay sa ilalim ng wlang kwentang commander- in- chief. 19 na patay tapos bukas pa conference call ?, di ba emergency situation ito bakit bukas pa ? Napaka-iresponsable mo talaga Noynoy. Tama ka former US Ambassador Christy Kinney ‘ UNASSUMING’ nga c Noynoy at ‘ DIFFIDENT’ pa.

  • mrtn

    Ang alam lang pala nitong pangulong ito, ay banatan si Gloria na wala na sa poder at ang mga MArcosses……………………. Pero mga pumalpak sa hostage crisis,abu sayyaf at  MILF, nakuuuuu!  takot!!!!!!!!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FVBPRR4NKZ2DFURBCD5I4Q5GN4 Leg

      eh baka paghindi binanatan ni pnoy yon eh baka sa kanya nakatuon lahat ng pinoy at mapansin pa na wala syang kwenta, so ok yon sa kanya…may showbiz spokesperson naman sa malacanyang para pahupain ang damdamin ng mga pinoy.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FVBPRR4NKZ2DFURBCD5I4Q5GN4 Leg

    di matitigil yan jan sa mindanao — negosyo yan ng mga military generals at mga pulitiko eh….mga kurakot kasi. Sino-sino ba ngprovide ng armas at bala sa mga rebelde jan?..eh ang military lang din naman!  ..may purchase order cguro ang mga rebelde kaya parang inihatid ang mga armas na ito gamit ang mga buhay ng mga sundalo! Kawawang mga sundalo natin, niloloko lang kayo ng mga generals nyo.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LIJWNLDBLKS2DUXDQVD5KMCAFU billy

    Nakaka-awa ang mga sundalo natin lalong-lalo na ung mga namatay at sugatan. Naubusan sila ng mga bala during encounter samanatalang c Secretary Llamas ang lakas ng armas at daming bala sa kotse nya ng maaksidente. Kita mo nga naman ano !!!! tsk  tsk  tsk tsk !!!!! Yan ang administrasyon Aquino –   believe it or not ??????

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

    We need to have WAR in order to achieve PEACE!  The MILF wants it…we will give it to them!  War is costly in terms of human lives and resources. But profit is huge – PEACE.  Let the MILF understand our own language in dealing with their’s – military might. Doing it will teach the MILF a lesson  in order for them to behave and embrace peace.  The president must do it fast, let us give them war!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VLO53PRSSY76BZOWLOHJDM33M jeray

    tanga naman kasi na nakipa g negosasyon pa. Sabihin sa MILF d kayo pwede mag hiwalay. anu pa gus2 nyo!!! KUng ayaw pumayag e d ubusan na. wala ng Malaysia!!! Inayan!!!

  • http://inquirer.net unokritiko

    You are really all filipino indiots!!!
    No matter how you analayze, assumed or interpolate the report nothing will change!!
    Ang masasabi ko sisihin niyo an lelong niyong panot!!!
    Though the best solution here is new hardware armaments which is very much available in the world market, If this PMA generals are not really corrupt they should go into this venture.Just only for $200k each of air surveillance unit they can get at least 10 of this and immediately use in the conflict and protect an ordinary foot soldier even with no training,See that in yahoo they use in libya!!!! even in the dark they can lead the foot soldier into the enemy without being killed.
    If you have 20 of them you can eliminate the arms that scattered all over mindanao!!
    But the govt is inutil and incompetent all blah blah officials!!!

  • Anonymous

    euro generals hope they think about this poor soldiers……

  • kris makati

    sabi sa isang dyaryo “Aquino ‘really angry’ over soldiers’ killing”. hintayin niyo siyang humarap sa media malamang ngingiti ngiti nanaman yan.

    • Anonymous

      Tama ka kris makati, kahit crises o seryosong bagay nakangiti pa rin ang Presidente. Pati mga spokepersons nya parang taga showbiz. Malacanang is not a showbiz institution. Abangan natin ang susunod na show nilang taga Malacanang. If he will not take this Military Casualties seriously I strongly predict this is the start of his downfall, I bet.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3HZP2FTAP4BBFYSP6HSS67WWPE fox

    ang dapat sa goverment magrecruit nang maraming sundalo. lalu na ngayon maraming mga pilinong walang trabaho. tapos train silang lahat to fight rebels specially this MILF and ASG sa south. tularan natin ang Israel liit lang nang bansa nila pero ang tindi nang military. kasi ang mga opisyal sa gobyerno una pa ang kurakot nila at punuan nang bulsa. puro sila sat-sat walang action ang ginawa at kung may action man yan kapag malapit na ang election, what a deuce. i like the comment of unokritiko. there are alot of affordable na mga gamit pang gera ngayon.    

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W7GWYNZEPP224VALJUQY5YQSC4 Ian

    Only stupid people negotiate with the rebels.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AR3F3RNQX4U3PKBI526NJI6BYM Jose

    Iqbal said the soldiers were not even outnumbered. “It so happened that our forces were better positioned and they knew the terrain,” he said….  You can’t have that in a chance encounter.

    … To check reports that armed men, including Dan Laksaw Asnawi, were holding kidnap victims.the armed men indeed included Asnawi, who the MILF confirmed was an MILF commander under the 114th Base Command….  Looks like they were baited and then ambushed.

  • Anonymous

    Huwag naman, much as we are a basket case now more than ever, let’s just send the anti-Americans to Spratly Island. and plead with the Americans to take over for another 50 years until all the dead bit Politicians are gone.  What have we gained from our nominal INDEPENDENCE?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VDMUJ6NKKCLWRMVMJRLJFI633I Rene V

    JUST SEND THE WHOLE FSRR TO BASILAN AND REMOVE ALL THE STOPS! GET THE JOB DONE.

  • Anonymous

    Pnoy is a wimp…

  • Wilmer Mostrales

    The southcom chief must be fired. NOW!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_63Z7GKXCG7BOORMSFADOHLWNNY Cel

      pnyo must be fired. AGAD!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JCQSCTELK5JD5PGRUTANW45ISM Black Panther

    MERON KC CEASEFIRE AGREEMENT ANG PHIL GOVT AT MATATAPANG NATN MILF, ISA PA SUMUGOD ANG MGA SOL SOL DALO SA AREA NG MILF KAYA NAG GANUN. AMININ NIO NALANG NA NO MATCH ANG PMA NIO AFP,PURO KC PAMBULSA!! WALA CLA CNABI. ALAM NIO BA, COMMNDR:BRAVO,ASNAWI,KATO AY D CLA TINA TABLAHAN NG BALA, DS GUYS ARE DA BEST…! WELL TRAINED FRM MIDDLE EAST.. KAHT SEND NIO PA YANG MGA CORRUPT NIONG GENERALS CNA LIGOT,VELANUVAA,CIMATO, GAGAWIN NILANG POLOTAN.. PINAG LALABAN NLA ANG M.O.A AT ANG RESOURCES NG MINDANAO, PARA LNG SA MINDANAO, SUB STATE .. NAG KATAON LNG MGAGALING MGA TAGA MINDANAO LIKE PACQIAO ND DONAIRE LAHAT TO ANAK MINDANAO. HNDI ANAK PASIG NA MGA KUPAL! 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JCQSCTELK5JD5PGRUTANW45ISM Black Panther

    Ayaw kc nila mag recruit ng mga KUPAL kc magging massacre lng cla d2 sa amin.. dnt mess wid the MINDANAO’ANS.. MATATAPANG KMI..

  • Anonymous

    Totoo yan. Noong mag all out war si erap laban sa MILF ang daming kampo ang nabawi ng militar. PERO NI ISANG REBELDE WALANG NAHULI. Ano ba yannnnnnnnn. Pare-pareho lang kahit sinong pangulo

  • Anonymous

    Pnoy is no match to FVR pagdating sa stamina.

  • Anonymous

    Lahat ng nag co-comment dito tapusin na ang MILF, Abu Sayyaf, MNLF. Ang tanong, kaya ba ng sundalong Pilipinas?  Magising kayo sa katotohanan. Kaya nga nag pi-peace talk ang gobyerno ng Pinas dahil di kaya ng hukbong sandataha ng Pilipinas. Gets nyo? Manigas kayo kung ayaw niyong maniwala.

  • Anonymous

    Kung ilang beses nang nangyari ang ganito pero paulit-ulit pa ring natatalo ang mga sundalo. Tanda lang na wala silang kakayahan laban sa  MILF.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_63Z7GKXCG7BOORMSFADOHLWNNY Cel

    pnyo must be fired.AGAD ! huwag muna di pa tapos ang video game.

  • Anonymous

    with this magnitude of casualty i can’t believe this incident was taken for granted by chief peace negotiator marivic leonen for he considered this as isolated case!

    stop the nonsense peace talks! we have tried it for how many decades now but in all those years as if only our side shows great level of sincerity up to sort of bowing to some of their demands. i think only fools can now trust these people!

    it’s time for an all out war to these rebels! get first this milf spokesperson iqbal who despite of the atrocities done by his group he’s still so proud and to add more insult to nation he claimed to file protest-complaint for truce violations! what the h e l l !

    but having said that, i can’t help but notice the obvious inability of the afp to tactically execute their mission despite the fact that they know these people’s attitude and behavior? 9 hours of firefight, what happened with the air support/reinforcement? no radio or are they lobat? or they ran out of aviation fuel? ah, it could have been more casualties should the reinforcement reached the area on time?

    baka nga kailangan na nila si lt. col pacman at itong mga pmaers natin eh puro na lang magaling sa pagsagot sa tactical interrogation ng senate blue ribbon committee? ano ba yan!?

    • Anonymous

       pag bigyan mo naman na si pacman, hindi naman talaga siya nag military school, parang honorary rank lang yung sa kanya dahil sa sports nya at dahil congressman siya.

  • Jomar Bayani

    Sad to say many of the post i read are all quick reactions of shallow narrow minded people who are agitating for war. War is ugly but some people clamor for it while they themselves are in the relative safety of their armchairs! How about the families of soldiers who will be sent to the battlefield and pay dearly for their lives? While generals bask in the glory of wars achievements but in the end will not change anything, except making generals rich in kickbacks and promotion to higher post after retirement.
    The president is right in finding a more lasting solution. We have been to war before,shall we take this same old path again? 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IPP5YYIWBIDJY6TBQCTQSTPO3Q Anonymous

      your statement could also be said against you ….how about the families of the  soldiers who are massacred on this treachrous act…our Governt desire Peace but they kept on attacking us & this does happen once but several times already with no show of remorse of the culprit..

       

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JS2L5G6FBKJH6VRAMERMCCJLIY Gagami Tuladyu

      the goal po is to END the war thru an all out offensive BECAUSE it is now CLEAR that these rebels are just toying with the peace process! The government must just MAKE SURE that it will WIN and end the soonest possible time to begin true development & progress in the area.

  • Anonymous

    utak pulbura kasi yung gobyerno natin at militar. wala ng peace negotiation mga hunghang.gayahin nyo yung ginawa ni erap. ewan!!! paulit ulit na lang ito. nakkaasar!!!

  • Anonymous

    Sabi ko na nga ba ang punot dulo nito ay si Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

  • richarddayon75

    si gloria macapagal arroyo ang utak dito dahil ginawa nya ito para ma delay ang pagsasampa ng kaso sa kanya….. ikaw manggoding tama ka dyan..!!

  • Anonymous

    isnt it a standard  procedure that the base to keep in constant check on the troop movements and the troops to report their movements back in specific time when they are assigned to war zone area.. Even if sos wasnt sent out from the trrops, the base should able to sense  sumthing was wrong when there no report from the troops. There is communication breakdown, as the 9 hours of engaging the enemy showed it. Was there  “roger over, state your position over” check between the troops and the base?

  • Anonymous

    there’s only one way to deal with muslim rebels and there’s only ex Pres Erap who know how,,,

  • Anonymous

    I doubt enemy forces only lost 6, I think they lost more than a dozen

  • Anonymous

    Buhay ng mga sundalo ang nakataya. Sa driving defensive driving dapat. sa operations like this dapat ay DEFENSIVE OFFENSIVE. Ibig sabihin one should be prepared for thw worst. dapat nakafactor kaagad sa operations angassumption (which is very probable) na aatake ang MILF at itatago ang fugitive whther Abu Sayyaf o sinoman dahil iisa lang naman ang mga iyan. pag may ginawang kasalanan hindi kanila, pero pag hahabulin ng Army ipaglalaban nila. tama na ang lokohan. ang rami nang sundalo ang namatay. kung si Aquino at Gazmin kaya ang pahabulin mo sa mga fugitive kuno. kaya puro kidnapana sa mindanao.
    si leonen at deles puro appeasement ng MILF. Aquino show some ba—lls.

  • Anonymous

    caption ng picture: “…At least 19 soldiers of the Special Action Forces…”, di ba dapat Special Forces?

  • Anonymous

    bismillahirrahmanirrahim! Allahu Akbar أدعو الله أن يدمر كل الذين يعارضون الإسلام

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/CJlMqZV.p5AZY4IduoDYkyBWca0UwweWcsE-#fef1c Liberty

    US armed forces’ presence in the country esp in Mindanao did not help us in anyway. We can suspect Obama’s country is making things worse in Mindanao. It’s really true, as revealed by wikileaks, Former Ambassador Kristie Kenny, despite his sweet PR image, has helped strengthen the insurgency in Mindanao. Lalo tayong pinag aaway dahil sa US interest sa Mindanao. It has been confirmed she met up with this MILF Commander Iqbal. Ano yon, pangingialam sa internal conflict natin? Kaya pala hindi umaabante ang peace negotiations, ayaw ng mga Kano magkaroon ng peace sa Mindanao! 

    These kind of rebels would do anything to make it appear they fight for their fellow Muslims. But in reality, the Muslim population are wary of these Muslim rebels’ leaders. The Muslim-Filipinos do not want WAR. Kaya hindi umaabante ang Pilipinas, maraming sakim. Sakim na mga leader. Sakim na banyagang bansa na may pansariling interes. Parang awa nyo na, itigil na ang patayang Pilipino laban sa Pilipino! Maging tunay naman kayong mga Pilipino! Sacrifice some of those self-interests, Commander IQBAL et al, for the interest of the whole nation! Hindi lang kayo ang Muslim, hindi lang kayo ang Pilipino. Ibaba nyo rin ang pride nyo, labag yan sa turo ni Mohammed!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JS2L5G6FBKJH6VRAMERMCCJLIY Gagami Tuladyu

      ang problema ayaw naman ata ng mga ito maging Pilipino, kaya nga gusto daw nila humiwalay sa bansang Pilipinas dba? ewan ko lang kung yun nga ang kagustuhan ng majority ng mga (Pilipinong) muslim. But your on the dot regarding US interests! Lahat ng perang itinutulong? nyan sa bansa natin ay may KAPALIT na daig pa ang 5-6! Kaya nga gusto nila komonti ang populasyon sa basa natin dahil baka wala na raw silang makamkam na yaman at tayo ang gumamit!

  • Anonymous

    أدعو الله أن يدمر كل الذين يعارضون الإسلام. نعرف قوة الله، وسيتم كل مهزوم غير المؤمنين إلى الأبد

  • Anonymous

    Malambot, Malambot, ex President Estrada referring to Pnoy government.

    The predator has a nose for a weak prey. They know when to attack and they did.
    The NPA is burning left and right. The MILF rebels are shooting the targets. What is next? A safari hunter.
    As Erap said, malambot, malambot.

     

  • Anonymous

    Soldiers of the AFP and all Christians may rot to death. Allah will punish all who defile Islam! Allahu Akbar!

    • Anonymous

      for info madami din muslim sa AFP

      • Anonymous

        We Muslims will slowly infiltrate the AFP and all vital government institutions until ALL of the Philippines are under the Influence of Islam. God willing the whole Philippines will convert to Islam very soon and all Christians will be beheaded for believing a false religion. Allah will always stand triumphant in the end.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah behead yourself ABnormal – Dull!

      • https://me.yahoo.com/a/CJlMqZV.p5AZY4IduoDYkyBWca0UwweWcsE-#fef1c Liberty

        Racism, fundamentalism and extremism at its worst. Allah will never be with you.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IVSSTQU7F3BITPKFTPVHNTCVK4 agent_888

        No way Abdull….your Allah teaches you all Muslim being bomber,kidnappers for ransom, and beheaders,Your Allah is demons who only can do this….F**ck y*u…..

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IVSSTQU7F3BITPKFTPVHNTCVK4 agent_888

        hey..Abdull…i buy a litson would you to eat…gutom lng ata yan…

    • Anonymous

      Booo!!! You morons should be dead.

      • Anonymous

        We Muslims are everywhere. You cannot touch us but we can Destroy you. Convert now to Islam before its all too late. Islam will soon takeover the World and only we Muslims will be allowed to exist and all the non believers will be punished for not believing in Allah!

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/CJlMqZV.p5AZY4IduoDYkyBWca0UwweWcsE-#fef1c Liberty

    And because during the Gloria corrupt regime, these insurgents were tolerated, look at what is happening now. The top military officials, together with Gloria and her family, got busy enriching themselves, while the poor soldiers on the ground keep putting themselves at the mercy of these rebels who are backed by no less than the US Empire. Ang plastik mo, Kristie Kenny. We thought you were nice to us Filipinos.

  • Anonymous

    Allahu Akbar! God willing Islam will soon take over the Philippines. Bismillah!!!

    Death to all Christians. Islam will Dominate the world.

    • Anonymous

      Booooo!!! You urine drinking moron should be dead! Die you stupid jerk!

      • Anonymous

        والله يعلم كنت قريبا درسا للغباء الخاص. الإسلام هو الأعلى، ونحن لن نتوقف حتى العالم كله يقع في أيدينا.

      • Anonymous

        Hoy ABnormal-Dull magtagalog ka. Ang baho mong arabo ka!

    • https://me.yahoo.com/a/CJlMqZV.p5AZY4IduoDYkyBWca0UwweWcsE-#fef1c Liberty

      Allah will never be with you in this unhuman mindset. 

  • Anonymous

    kung may truce/ceasfire at nagstray ang AFP sa ATS ay bakit babanatan agad treacherously, bakit hindi sinabhian o nagbigay ng warning by microphone, ibig sabhin ay talagang traydor at talagang kasabwat ng Abu Sayyaf….dapat carrot and stick at dapat BIG STICK. dapat iayos ang peace process: no more ATS, magmay peace agreement, disarm all former rebels, hindi iyong gaya ng MNLF na hawak pa din ang armas, NOT peace at all costs, but sustainable peace, hindi lokohan. napakalambot ni Aquino, ni Gazmin..,dapat sibakin din si Oban, si Ortiz, si Ferrer. nasan si Ferer, nag-gogolf? si Gazmin , may junket? si PONoy nag gameboy? si boy abunda na lang ang padala nyo sa mindanao!

  • Anonymous

    Mindanao is for Muslims only. Get out you Christian swines! Allahu Akbar!

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/CJlMqZV.p5AZY4IduoDYkyBWca0UwweWcsE-#fef1c Liberty

    I salute the kawal na Pilipino. The true kawal’s who do not think of themselves in the battles that they fight for us. Shame to the high ranking military officers who enrich themselves but do not do anything so the Filipinos can live free and at peace. Mabuhay ang mga tunay na kawal na Pilipino! Mamatay ang mga sakim at makasariling mga umaaktong kawal. Senator Trillanes, ano ka na? Naupo ka lang sa senado, kinalimutan mo na ang mga kapwa mo kawal na handang bumuwis ng buhay para sa bansa. We have not heard anything from you about this incident.

  • Anonymous

    بسم الله. وسوف يتخذ قريبا الإسلام أنحاء العالمبسم الله. وسوف يتخذ قريبا الإسلام أنحاء الع
    Ask for forgiveness and we Muslims may let you live. Islam will takeover the Philippines soon. May Allah destroy all who oppose him.

    • https://me.yahoo.com/a/CJlMqZV.p5AZY4IduoDYkyBWca0UwweWcsE-#fef1c Liberty

      You are not being a true Filipino. Many Filipino-Muslims abhor the way you think. This is Islam extremism at its extremest. Allah will not be with you in this endeavor. Muslim Filipinos care for and respect their Christian brothers! How are you brought up? 

    • Anonymous

      You drink your urine first. 

      • Are Mended

         tama!

  • Anonymous

    mas siga ba ang MILF sa AFP?
    mas moderno ba ang gamit ng MILF sa AFP?
    mas madami ba ang MILF sa AFP?

    isa lang ang hukbong militar ng Pilipinas, kayo yun AFP!

    Helicopter Gunship for air support!, gumanti kayo AFP!
    kayo ang hukbong militar ng Pilipinas wala nang iba, pulutin nyo ang dangal nyo! at bigyan hustisya ang pagkamatay ng mga kasama nyo.

    • Anonymous

      The AFP is nothing but an organization of Spineless Cowards. We Muslims are untouchable. We have Allah on our side and any kind of weapons are useless against the will of Allah. Even your president is afraid to issue any counter attack because he knew very well that the Army of Islam is invincible.

      • Anonymous

        weeehhh, di nga? halata namang nang aasar ka lang eh. KSP.

      • Anonymous

        You are only jealous of us Muslims because we are blessed by the one and only true God Allah Alhamdulillah! Unlike the false god you Christians worship. Dont worry. Islam is the fastest growing religion in the Philippines and soon all Filipinos will be praising only but one God which is Allah. Bismillah walhamdulillah!

      • mmm choco

        since when did your tribe say that this is a religious war? tanga ka pala  eh..KSP

      • Anonymous

        And you think that the Philippines will become a better state when it turn majority islamic? LOL! You guys can’t even get along amongst yourselves. All those factional groups fighting each other– come on pull your act together before you start howling like a rabid dog!  You are not better or worst than your christian fanatic counterpart.

  • Are Mended

    I was shocked and greatly saddened by the
    news that Lt. Vladimir Minanang had died.. May his soul rest in perfect
    peace! so sad inaway pa kita last monday=( mamimis kita..
     

  • Anonymous

    Islam very soon will lay claim to Mindanao, then Visayas and lastly the final battle will be fought in Luzon. God willing the Army of Islam will flood the Philippines and reclaim what was once a Rightful territory of Muslims. Allahu Akbar!

    • mmm choco

       LOL.keep dreaming mate..kaya pala walang control nga lahi nyo sa paparami..

    • Anonymous

      And you think that this will bring peace in Mindanao? Come on  Abdul– you guys can’t even get your act together. Fighting each other and constantly having breakaway factions! Sh**T – you guys are no better and no worst than the christians! ! Just misguided fanatics all!!

  • Anonymous

    Subhan Allah

    Alhamdulillah

    La Ilaha Illallah

    Allahu Akbar!

  • Anonymous

    Allahumma-ghfir lihayyina wa mayyitina, wa shahidina wa gha’ibina wa
    saghirina wa kabirina, wa dhakarina wa unthana. Allahumma man ahyaytahu
    minna fa ahyihi ^alal-Islam, wa man tawaffaytahu minna fa tawaffahu
    ^alal-’iman.may Allah destroy more enemies of Islam.

  • Anonymous

    Wajjahtu wajhiya lilladhi fataras-samawati
    wal-’arda hanifam Muslima, wa ma ‘ana minal-mushrikin. ‘Inna salati
    wa nusuki wa mahyaya wa mamati lillahi rabbil­ alamin , la sharika
    lah , wa bi dhalika ‘umirt , wa ‘ana minal-Muslimin.

  • Anonymous

    These AFP soldiers deserves to be punished for trespassing into holy Islamic territory. Praise be to Allah!!

    • Anonymous

      the government should not let this go as an isolated incident.  19 soldiers killed is not an isolated incident.  the government should do something for these bandits to know that there is a government in Manila where they should submit.  Philippines is only one country, one system and one armed forces.  anybody that bear guns that are not a soldier or police should be apprehended and their weapons confiscated.

  • Anonymous

    Abdull…let’s eat some ROAST PIG!!!

  • Anonymous

    TO THE MODERATOR.. why are you allowing comments be posted by ABDULLSLAMAZIZ..They are demeaning and disrespectful.. All his comments should be removed and never have this type of individual post such a thing…

  • Anonymous

    Leave him alone! He is just venting delusional thoughts!

  • mmm choco

    oi Bulok na Penoy..anung imvestiga mo??  aber  ikaw nga pumunta sa Basilan?? sama kay ng isang muslim dito na KSP.

  • Anonymous

    “Obey Allah and Allah will reward you.”“If you are shameless, you would do as you wish.” “Make sure your food is good (halaal and bought with halaal earnings), and you will be one whose prayers are answered.” “Fear Allah wherever you may be.” “Follow up a bad deed with a good deed, to waive it out.” “Mix with people with a good attitude.”

  • Anonymous

    the government should not just take this as an isolated incident.only.  it was an intentional massacre by these bandits. 19 soldiers killed must be responded with equal ferocity.  the government should launch an all out war against these bandits.  do what erap did and after capturing their camp,  they should be neutralized for good and the President to proclaim that there is only one Philippines,  one system and one armed forces.  enough with the lies of these traitors.

    • Anonymous

      The Army is Islam is invincible and all attempts to oppose the Will of Allah have all been proven futile.

      Glory be to Allah

      Infidels like you must face reality that we Muslims are untouchable and that we are destined to conquer the world and save all humanity from the false faith which is Christianity. Islam is spreading rapidly throughout the Philippines and there is nothing that can stop us. God willing the great Allah will help us accomplish this in the soonest possible time.

      Bismilla Rahmanir Rahim!

      • Anonymous

        Oh?! Untouchable?! How come your leader Ozama is now dead?!!! Wahaha! He was touched by bullets! Oh yes, spread your liver spread. It’s just hunger you poor guy.

      • Anonymous

        Osama is but a martyr of Islam. May he be with Allah.

        We Muslims are everywhere. Sooner or later we will convert everyone to the one and true Religion of Islam. You may try to oppose Allah but you will surely end up just like the soldiers who dared to defile the Holy grounds of Islam!

        Yahdee Kumullahu wa Yaslih Ba Lakoom

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IVSSTQU7F3BITPKFTPVHNTCVK4 agent_888

        Osama is roasting pig in hell….together with his boss on throne…..you didn’t know…masarap daw eh kaya pinagbawal….

      • Anonymous

        May you be with Allah soon! :)

      • Anonymous

        you need to see your neuro psycho doctor ! ! ! 

      • Anonymous

        May you be with Allah, soon! 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VDMUJ6NKKCLWRMVMJRLJFI633I Rene V

        abdullslamazis – we are giving you a dose of your own religious racism, you racist pig! nice to know you are irritated!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IVSSTQU7F3BITPKFTPVHNTCVK4 agent_888

        ilaga lang katapat nyo….

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ATYAB457SE43LMC2Q6UPT4JPM4 tow truck

        yeah that is why it Osama took bullet in the head coz the Navy Seal shooter didnt see him.  and some other were taken out by hellfire missile.  watch out!  there may be one hellfire missle coming at you.  Dont forget to smile when you see the flash.

      • Anonymous

        Abra kadabra! Sis boomba! Sisboomba! LOL! :)

  • Anonymous

    This is what happens to non believers who continue to oppose Islam. All that awaits you Infidels is Death. Bismillah!

    • Anonymous

      u are dreaming mr. Abdul;  ur race are bent on killing each other.  there is no need for others to annihilate u.  the other tribes of ur own people will be the one to finish u for good.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ATYAB457SE43LMC2Q6UPT4JPM4 tow truck

        yeah let them kill each other.  that will be the easiest way to get rid of those pigs!

  • Anonymous

    If i convert to your  religion…i want to be called  Yuzak Madik

  • Anonymous

    Allahu Akbar, Subhan Allah, Al-hamdu Lillah, La ilaha illa-llah!

    • Anonymous

      Taje kagebunshin no jutsu! Katon fireball blazing technique! Mangekyo sharingan! Susano’o! :)

  • Anonymous

    Allah is the Greatest, Glory be to Allah, Praise be to Allah, There is no god but Allah

    • Anonymous

      Hey Moammar Gadhafi, I thought you are dead? LOL! :)

      • Anonymous

        You are the greatest Abdull! Greatest joker! :p

  • Anonymous

    Behead those who insult Islam. These soldiers deserved to get decapitated for opposing Islam. Soon only use Muslims will walk this Earth.

    Allah is the Greatest, Glory be to Allah, Praise be to Allah,
    There is no god but Allah
    Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds!

    • Anonymous

      Lords of Warcraft, oh I love! :p

      • Anonymous

        Mamahalin mo rin ako, kasi… Masarap kumain ng kare – kare… Lol :)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ATYAB457SE43LMC2Q6UPT4JPM4 tow truck

    Abdull,  have some pork! it could clear up your mind.

    • Anonymous

      Hey guys, let’s have fun with this poor guy. ;p

  • Anonymous

    PNoy wake-up!!! MILF leaders are smarter than you now. Kawawa ang mga sundalo natin. Pinapatay sila ng peace talk ng gobyerno.

  • Anonymous

    Q. What is the difference between the Prophet Muhammad and Michael Jackson?A. One is a pedophile child rapist and the other recorded six platinum albums.Q. Why don’t Muslims eat pork?A. The Koran forbids cannibalism.Q. Why do Arab men wear dirty bed sheets?A. Because a camel can hear the sound of a zipper from a mile away.Q. What’s the difference between Mecca and a bowl of yogurt?
A. The yogurt has a living culture

    Q. How do you get a Muslim out of a shower?A. Turn the water on

  • Anonymous

    RIP to the fallen and swift revovery to the injured.  This is so sad… How can this happen?  These are supposed to be Army Special Forces???  Where’s the fire discipline to run out of ammo like that… and where are the support for these troops???  Panay pa pogi lang kasi ang militar…  To the powers that be in the Govt. – buy stretchers so the wounded don’t have to be hand carried and aggravating their injuries.  Also – buy more magazines so that soldiers in the field don’t have to load cartridges on empty magazines during combat.   

  • Anonymous

    Wake up Pinoy!!!!! hindi na kailangan ang Peace Talks dito….They are traitors…baka magising nalang tayo na napalitan na ng MILF ang AFP natin…..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGUVDEUJTH47NXLOEMCOSCMGIU Anonymous

    the only way to bring peace in Mindanao is to bring war

  • Anonymous

    7am to 4pm and there was no reiforcement, no air support, no nothing!!!
    AND OUR GENERALS AND PRESIDENT AND SENATORS AND CONGRESSMEN ARE SITTING AND DINING SO COMFORTABLY IN MANILA…talking about condoms, pacquiao’s promotion…SO WHO ARE ACTUALLY KILLING OUR OWN SOLDIERS?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C653BRMFIQQRLDALIFE6GVQF5Y rombertv

      At the same time, the MILF combatants were able to coordinate and call for their reinforcements.  There is something terribly wrong when an organized army (special forces no less) gets wiped out by a ragtag band of guerrilla fighters.  

      Saan ba naman kayo nakakita ng army na, na out manuever, naubusan ng bala at hindi man lang na – reinforce or nabigyan ng air support!  The AFP leadership is a big joke.  Nakakabahalang isipin na ito ang organization who’s supposed to protect us from China and other external threats.  Magdasaldasal na tayo at huwag nang umasa.  

      Mga inutil at mga walang kwentang heneral,  mahiya at makunsyensya naman kayo.  Ang budget para sa bala at helicopter fuel, ibalato ‘nyo na sa mga kawal.            

  • Anonymous

    It’s time to transfer Malacanang and the head offices of the departments to Mindanao. It’s time to move AFP HQ to Basilan, PNP HQ to Maguindanao, the Supreme Court to Zamboanga. Our government will surely take effective actions to bring peace, justice, and security especially if their own lives are at stake! Otherwise, they will only talk and talk and talk while the innocent are killed every day and soldiers fight and die for nothing.

  • Anonymous

    manipis ang hanay ng militar kaya 40 lang ang pinadala sa pinaka delikado lugar sa basilan at junior officers lang ang pinag lead…….ayaw pa din ipakita ng military ang kabuuan hanay nila hinggil sa badget at sa palagay ko ay pinadami lang nila ang bilang sa papel pero sa tutuong bilang ay konti lang……dapat talaga imbestigahan kung ano ang motibo ng mga senior officers diyan sa mindanao kung bakit junior officers lang ang mga kasama ng kakarampot na bilang ng mga sundalo kumpara sa daang daang bilang ng asg at milf…..hindi na ba sila nadala sa lugar na yun at hindi natuto?

  • http://twitter.com/pasaleng harold ramos

    We are not dealing with rational persons in basilan.We should go with the ultimate solution. Because there is (1) no cessation of this war, (2) a lot of people died and, (3) it is impossible to gain lasting peace, we may see the wisdom of ethnic cleansing and genocide…make Al Barka a howling wilderness. Kill them all…

  • Anonymous

    When will our government learn?! You cannot trust these people. They cry ceasefire but go on killing people. When will you get it? A GOOD MILF IS A DEAD MILF! 

  • Anonymous

    19 AFP soldiers dead, 6 of them were captured and killed (murdered) while pleading for their lives while Pnoy and his government are talking peace with the very same MILF muslims rebels who killed them, what peace are we expecting from these rebels who dont even have respect for our soldiers, kahit nga manok ng kapit bahay mo hindi mo basta-basta pina patay pag pumasok sa bakuran mo,,, tao pa kaya? WE WANT JUSTICE FOR OUR MURDERED SOLDIERS MR. PRESIDENT, YOU EITHER MAN UP OR GET OUT!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FOPMU3EOVKFANYIWAADV7EZAXU Divina Wind

    NO BRAIN, NO GAIN.

  • Anonymous

    This is where the people of the country should begin to appreciate the deposed Joseph Estrada.  He along with the late Angelo Reyes pummeled MILF’s, Abu Sayyafs and NPA simultaneously and winning the war.  His efforts sent Salamat fleeing to Sabah and were it not for Chavit Songsing, MILF’s and Abus are now history.  Care venturing a guess on who return Camp Abubakar back to the enemy?

  • http://twitter.com/grandpaber mel bercel

    bakit ang lakas ng ating mga kapatid na muslim ay ginagamit sa ating sariling lupa ng mindanao? ito ay pag-aari na natin, hindi naman natin sinakop ang mindanao. pwede naman manirahan ng mapayapa ang mga muslim at di-muslim sa mindanao. meroon pong lupa na pag-aari ng mga pilipinong muslim, pero ito po ay ipinarenta ng sultan ng sulu sa mga english, at hanggang ngayon ata ay binabayaran pa ang upa. ang kasunduan ng pag-upa sa lupang ito ay di na napapanahon. ang lupang ito ay dapat natin kunin muli dahil ito naman ay talagang pag-aari ng mga pilipinong muslim. ang mga abugado po natin ay matatalino at mahusay gumawa ng mga dahilan na meroon paglabag sa kasundunan ng nasabing upahan at dapat na maibalik na sa sultan ng sulu ang kalupaan. ang dahilan na ito ay siyang gagamitin natin para bigyan diin sa pag-angkin natin muli sa ating lupa na sakop ng iba, ang mga paniniwalain natin ay ang kasalukuyang mga naninirahan sa lupang ito. maraming pilipino po na nakatira dito pero sila ay tago ng tago sa sarili nilang lupa dahil pag nahuli sila ng mga nanakop, sila ay papabalikin sa pilipinas. sa mga kapatid kong muslim, kung hindi man mapapasaatin ang kalupaan ng SABAH sa santong pakiusapan, ay dapat makuha natin ito kahit sa santong palakasan. at kung ang lakas ng ating mga kapatid na muslim ay dito nila gagamitin, malakas ang kutob ko na ang mga ibang kapatid nilang pilipino ay tutulong pa sa kanila sa pagkuha muli ng pag-aari ng mga kapatid nating mga pilipinong muslim. sino po sa palagay ninyo ang natutuwa sa kaguluhan sa mindanao. ang aking sagot ay ang mga NANANAKOP ng SABAH. bakit po, kasi habang may kaguluhan sa mindanao, ang problema natin sa SABAH ay di mapag-uukulan ng pansin. sa mga kapatid kong muslim, di ba ang SABAH ay isang magandang bahagi ng kalupaan para sa Philippine Autonomous Region of Muslimland, na ang titular head ay ang sultan ng sulu at ang administrative head naman ay isang elected official (tatawagin nating vice-president for PARM) na dapat ay ipinanganak sa PARM at isang muslim pilipino. ang Peace Talks po ay dapat sa pagitan ng ating mga kapatid na pilipinong muslim (kaakbay ang pamahalaan) at ng mga namumuno sa NANANAKOP sa SABAH.

    • Anonymous

      Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah

      There is no need to take Sabah as it has already been liberated by the people of Islam! Our Muslim brothers are already content with their peaceful life in Sabah under the guidance of our great Allah. But Mindanao and the rest of the Philippines are infested with the enemies of Islam. So many are practicing false religions and worshiping false gods. Soon it will change and we Muslims will teach you the real path to salvation which is Islam.

      LAA ILAAHA ILLALLAAHU WALLAAHU AKBAR!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Arnel-Jolo/100001643013975 Arnel Jolo

        HOW CAN WE BELIEVE YOUR RELIGION W/C WAS ONLY PROPAGATED BY YOUR SELF PROCLAIM PROPHET MUHAMMAD WHO  MARRIED A 9 YR OLD GIRL.  

        1. Qur’an Teachings:  in the book of Sura:  “Kill all islam unbelievers i.e. infidels… kill them where ever you find them” 

        2. Christian religion teaches love as Jesus Christ Teachings:   “Love One Another”  while Islam religion teaches hatred.

        3. Jesus Christ Told us to love our enemy  while Muhammad told you to kill your enemy

        Many muslims said that Islam is a religion of peace… how can you achieve peace when you are keep on killing christians.

        We remain in our our religion even if we will be killed because we know that we have love in our heart and we love you as God’s creation.

      • Anonymous

        La ba’sa tahoorun inshaa-Allah. La ba’sa tahoorun inshaa-AllahWe Muslims are everywhere. You cannot oppose us. We are under the protection of the one and only true God the Great Allah (Praise be with him), soon, God willing, we will reclaim the Philippines as our own and banish all the false faith which has plagued this nation. Even your president is afraid of us, he knows well that Allah strikes those who hurt his people. The Faith of Islam is spreading very fast and its only a matter of time before we make the Philippines our own. Praise be to Allah!يا الله! نرجو المساعدة من أنت وحدك، أو تطلب الصفح من أنت وحدك، وأنت تتجه نحو والثناء عليك لجميع الأشياء الجيدة ونحن ممتنون لك، ولا يشكرون لك، ونحن جزء لا تقطع مع جميع أولئك الذين هم العصاة لك . يا الله! أنت وحدك لا نعبد ونصلي حصرا أنت وحدك القوس قبل ونسارع بشغف نحو لكم ونخشى عقابك الشديد والأمل في رحمتك وعقابك الشديد من المؤكد أن يعامل بها الكفار.

      • Anonymous

        inta muk mafi.wajed muk mafi…..

      • Fat-Thing Gabriel Culley

        false religion? is that wat islam taught u? watta germ u are calling urself a muslim!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JS2L5G6FBKJH6VRAMERMCCJLIY Gagami Tuladyu

        hihihi! HOy AbdulOGAg! masyado ka trying hard na muslim Kuno, ang totoo BUanG ka lang na nalipasan ng gutOm! Lol! Sabah libirated by people of islam? BHAKHET hindi ba nag aaway-away ang kapwa muslim? SINO ba ang nag aaway-away sa libya? sa Afghanistan? sa Iraq? sa Egypt? sa Pakistan? at marami pang iba? DI BA MGA MUSLIM RIN??? MAgtrabaho ka kasi, GUToM lang yan! ROfL? ;p

      • Anonymous

        Allahu Akbar, Subhan Allah, Al-hamdu Lillah, La ilaha illa-llah.You can insult Islam but you cannot touch or harm us Muslims. We are invincible and the recent casualties sustained by the Military after their incursion into our Sacred Islamic land is a great testament to Muslims’ superiority. Enjoy while you still can infidel, Islam will very soon cleanse the world from non believers. Convert to Islam now or suffer the consequences. هو الرب عز بلادي ، العظيم، الله الذي يستمع اليه يشيد به ، ربنا الحمد لك فقط ، سبحانك ربي، عز وجل، يا رب اغفر لي وارحمني

      • Anonymous

        Muslim’s superiority? You are only superior to your woman. Look at Saudi your fellow muslims are rapist, pervert, maniacs! You call than Muslim Virtue??

      • http://www.myspace.com/govdavao EL CID

        ULOL!!!!mga TRAYDOR LANG KAYO KAYA NYO NAPAPATAY YANG MGA SUNDALO!!!!DI KAYO MARUNONG HUMARAP NG PATAS NA LABAN!!!!TAGA MINDANAO AKO KAYA ALAM KO MGA UGALI NYO MGA BULOK NA MUSLIM!!!MATAPANG LANG KAYO PAG MARAMI KAYO!!!!!!PERO PAG KAYO LANG MAG ISA PARA KAYONG MGA BAKLA!!!!PA HUMAN RIGHTS KAAGAD KAYO!!!!!DAPAT SA INYO I LECHON!!!!!!!!

      • Anonymous

        @abdullslamaziz- taban inta.wen muk inta?tahat?inta muk mafi.inta majnoon katir.

  • Anonymous

    Malambot, Malambot, ex President Estrada referring to Pnoy government.

    The predator has a nose for a weak prey. They know when to attack and they did.
    The NPA is burning left and right. The MILF rebels are shooting the targets. What is next? A safari hunter.
    As Erap said, malambot, malambot.

    • Anonymous

      binabae kasi si simeon compare to erap.hehehe….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_22PRRPV4XKOOIC5TBS2ZLT7PZQ Tirador Ngbuwaya

    PEACE TALKS TO THE GARBAGE CAN ! All out war ! To the gallant men of the AFP, TAKE NO PRISONERS ! All of them should be dead !

    • Anonymous

      It’s time now to pulverized the MILF. Seems they are forgetting that
      Mindanao is part of the Philippines and there’s no need for the
      Philippine government to ask permission to enter in any sovereign part of our nation. Yes I agree “PEACE TALKS TO THE GARBAGE CAN”.

  • Anonymous

    There can be no peace until all the MILF / Abu Sayyaf terrorists are made to Rest In Peace!

  • Anonymous

    صحيح الشخص قد يبقيه طالما انه يمكن، ويمكن استخدامه للصلاة بينما كان العديد من التمنيات. ولكن من الأفضل لتجديدها كلما أمكن ذلك. كما أنه من الأفضل أن تفعل ذلك في الترتيب وقال، على الرغم من أنه سيكون مقبولا من جانب أولئك الذين يفشلون في الحفاظ على هذا النظام. اغتسال في الطريق وقال يكفي للصلاة إلا إذا كان لأي سبب من الأسباب

  • Anonymous

    May all who oppose Islam share the same fate. Allah will always be at our side. We Muslims will soon take what is ours. First Mindanao, then Visayas and finally Luzon. You cannot stop us until we claim all of the Philippines in the name of Allah!

    O Allah, open the hearts of all non-Muslims across the world to the truth and
    the beauty of Islam so that they achieve everlasting bliss and salvation

    Alayka wa alay-his salaamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

    • Anonymous

      inta majnoon katir.

  • Anonymous

    It’s time now to pulverized the MILF in the Philippines. It seems they are forgetting that Mindanao is part of the Philippines and that there’s no need for the Phil. government to ask permission from them (the MILF) to enter any part of that region. Lumalaki na ulo nitong mga MILF na ito.

    • Anonymous

      Both your Government and Military dont stand a chance against the Army of Islam!

      Alhamdulillah-hilla-thee ath-haba ann-nil athaa wa ‘afaani!O Allah! We beg help from You alone; ask forgiveness
      from You alone, and turn towards You and praise You for all the good things
      and are grateful to You and are not ungrateful to You and we part and break
      off with all those who are disobedient to you. O Allah! You alone do we
      worship and pray exclusively to You and bow before You alone and we hasten
      eagerly towards You and we fear Your severe punishment and hope for Your
      Mercy as your severe punishment is surely to be meted out to the
      unbelievers.يا الله ، لديك القدرة ولدي لا شيء. تعلمون جميعا، وأنا لا أعرف. أنت العليم من كل ما هو مخفي. إذا، في علمك (أذكر اسم الشخص هنا) أن تكون جيدة بالنسبة لي في إيماني والزمانية في حياتي والدينية ، ثم مر لها (أو له) بالنسبة لي. وإذا كان أي شخص بخلاف لها (أو له) أن تكون جيدة بالنسبة لي في إيماني والحياة الدينية، ثم مر لها (أو له) بالنسبة لي.

      • Anonymous

        You should be deported you DVD pirate.

  • noypi_07

    Sila ang mga talangka laging hinihila ang ekonomiya ng Pilipinas pababa.  Pansariling interes lamang ang hinihingi nila.

    Put politics aside, secure the civilians, wage an all-out war against all these Muslim Insurgents; unlike the Estrada-style dapat may follow-through para di na uli mareorganize.

    Siguro kung si Kris Aquino na makidnap baka matauhan si P’NOY.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Arnel-Jolo/100001643013975 Arnel Jolo

    Muslim arm groups consider themselves as mujahiden or islamic warriors.  They are the  enforcers of  Self Proclaimed Profit Muhammad to kill all christians and non muslim believers  as muhammad teachings and orders in the book of Sura (Qur’an).   So, no  need for peace talks we can not find peace w/ the mujahidens because they are ordered to kill christians & non-muslims what we need to do is to fight back no other options… I URGED ALL CHRISTIANS TO FIGHT BACK IN ANYWAY… AN EYE FOR AN EYE…

    • Anonymous

      Christians are cowards. You wont dare put up a fight against a Muslim because you know how powerful we are what we are capable of. Its only a matter of time before we takeover this country. PRAISE BE TO ALLAH!

      Allah is the Greatest, Glory be to Allah, Praise be to Allah,
      There is no god but Allah

      بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِسُوۡرَةُ البَقَرَةوَٱسۡتَعِينُواْ بِٱلصَّبۡرِ وَٱلصَّلَوٰةِ*!ۚ وَإِنَّہَا لَكَبِيرَةٌ إِلَّا عَلَى ٱلۡخَـٰشِعِين٤

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Arnel-Jolo/100001643013975 Arnel Jolo

        PRAISE TO  JEHOVAH THE GOD OF ISRAEL,  THE MOST POWERFUL, THE OMNIPOTENT FATHER, THE MERCIFUL, THE ONE AND ONLY GOD WILL DEFEAT YOUR  god allah

      • Anonymous

        Yeah I belive you on your m,ost powerfull DVD copier and fello pirates along Quaipo and Divisoria. That’s the only thing you are good of right? DVD pirates!!

      • Anonymous

        muslim are the worst people in the world. INTA MAJNOON.

      • Anonymous

        Truly? You’re very strong army is hiding in the forest like a monkey.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WCDLKXY35PVEO5RIKLGWKSFMSQ Kosing Gawlu

    In your dream AddllslamAziz, keep on dreaming. Islam will never ever beat the Christians, so keep on dreaming!

  • http://twitter.com/grandpaber mel bercel

    abdul, kung ikaw ay pilipinong muslim may kahulugan ang panayaw ko. tila hindi ka pilipino kaya 1 k cguron kmpon ng mga mnggugulo sa mga pnoy. iba ang usapang makapilipino (nasyonalismo) at iba ang usapang makamuslim (relihyon). IIsa lang ang Panginoon na Makapangyarihan, Walang Iba ang Dakila kundi Siya. LaIllahaIllalleMuhamedumResulAllah!!! LaIllahaIllalleMuhamedumResulAllah!!! LaIllahaIllalleMuhamedumResulAllah!!! Purihin ang Panginoon.

    • Anonymous

      bismillah al rachman al rahim.i agree with you mel.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Arnel-Jolo/100001643013975 Arnel Jolo

    JEHOVAH THE GOD OF ISRAEL WILL PROTECT  US FROM THE  MILF & MUSLIM BANDITS CRUELTY

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Arnel-Jolo/100001643013975 Arnel Jolo

    JEHOVAH THE GOD OF ISRAEL, THE GOD OF MOSES, THE GOD OF GEDION, THE GOD OF DAVID, THE GOD OF SOLOMON WILL PROTECT US AND OUR   SOLDIERS  FROM MILF AND MUSLIM BANDITS

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JS2L5G6FBKJH6VRAMERMCCJLIY Gagami Tuladyu

    hihihi! AbdulIslamAzizOgaG is a JAFAkE trying hard muslim just like all the TERRORISTS and DICTATORS using islam for their OWN whims! Rest assured the great ALLAH will surely barbeque all you as$es at the time of judgement for misrepresenting His good will! Just you wait AbdulJafakemuslim! ROfL! ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Arnel-Jolo/100001643013975 Arnel Jolo

    WE ARE CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS TO ENGAGED WAR W/ MUSLIMS. OUR ONLY ARM IS OUR HEART FULL OF LOVE AND WE WILL DEFEAT ALL MUSLIMS  WITH THE HELP OF  JEHOVAH THE GOD OF ISRAEL.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah you’re right!

  • http://twitter.com/grandpaber mel bercel

    ang away sa mindanao ay di tungkol sa relihiyon kundi away sa lupa. ang mga kristiano daw ay kinuha ang mga lupain ng mga muslim. ito ay nabigyan ng kulay ng relihiyon. tutuo na maraming lupa na ibinenta ng mga muslim sa mga kristiano, tutuo rin na marami ding lupa na basta na lang kinamkan ng mga kristiano na walang kabayaran. tutuo na marami din lupang nakatiwangwang na pinaunlad ng mga kristiano. tutuo rin na maraming muslim ang may gustong paunlarin ang mga lupa sa mindanao, pero wala na silang lupa na pauunlarin kasi marami sa mga lupa ay pag-aari na ng mga ibat ibang pilipino at mga mayayamang muslim. Ang SABAH ay atin, pag-aari ito ng mga muslim na pilipino. magsasma-sama tayo para mapasa-atin muli ang SABAH, magandang kalupaan ito para maging bahagi ng Philippine Autonomous Region of Muslimland. Dakila si Bathala.

  • Anonymous

    Kong totoo ang sinasabi ng mga gagong MILF na yan na pumatay ng 19 sundalo at sumugat sa hindi bababa sa 12 na sila ay nilusob, pinasok ang lunga nila (at hindi nila tinulongan ang nakatakas sa kulungan na kasamahan nila), dapat magpakita man lang sila ng semblance of sincerity na hindi rin nila ginusto ang mga nangyari.

    Halimbawa, IBALIK nila ang lahat ng mga armas ng sundalo na kanilang kinulimbat! 

  • Anonymous

    Well they call those soldiers Special Force where in fact they admitted that they are not familiar with the terrain. That’s what I call Special Force for not knowing the enemy. This is ust another event of under estimating the enemy and the AFP has never learned from history. perhaps, P-Noy should fire the Ground Commander of failing to get Intelligence on the mission. He just sent the Soldiers to their death! Shame on you Westmincom Commanders! Shame on you!

  • Anonymous

    The death of the soldiers should be blamed for the lack of intelligence of Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom). If only you officers with all your big bellies did your assignments the death of those soldiers never came. You never learnned from the cycle of your mistakes. Better for you to resign or retire and let the new officers came forth with their fresh ideas on gathering intelligence. We have the best soldiers with sloppy, ineffective commanders. Shame on you officers!!, the blood of the 19 soldiers is upon your hands !!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/govdavao EL CID

    mga traydor kasi yang mga muslim na yan kaya feeling nila magagaling sila!!!1magaling lang kayo sa traydoran!!!tga mindanao ako kaya alam ko mga ugali nyo!!!!matapang lang kayo pag marami kayo pero kung kayo ma outnumber para kayong mga bading!!!!sa mga tga luzon, wag kayong maniniwala na matatapang yang mga muslim na yan….mga traydor lang yan!!!!!pag nauunahan tumatakbo kaagad sa human rights!!!!wala nga kayong binatbat sa mga ILONGGO ng south at north cotabato…nong pinugutan nyo ng ulo ang mga kristiyano ang ginawa naman nila eh lechonen yong nahuhuli na muslim,bumahag buntot nyo!!!!ang kunti2 lang ng ilonggo dyan pero di nyo mapaalis kasi takot kayo na ma lechon ulit!!!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XSTVSFNKMVKJYCN26VTGDPYLS4 Jun

    This is a sad state of this units preparedness to go to patrol. knowing the terrain of the area of operation is foremost in battle. the AFP has been operating in Basilan for decades now and nobody seems to give a hoot on the need to know the terrain of their AOR. Terrain analysis is the most basic knowledge that an infantryman should know once in their AOR. 
    The revelation of the soldier where he said that they were reloading magazines when the enemies were approaching? this is a special unit which knows that each bullet should find its target thats why they are only to travel light during patrols. maybe at the first skirmish, they have already unloaded their ammo by firing in automatic mode!, so they were caught flatfooted loading ammo to their magazines.  our military leaders should look at this comment as a critique, with an open mind. Our soldiers are better trained than the milf. but school stuff and actual application in battle of what you learned in school are 2 different things it seems in the case of this elite unit. if this were a test mission, obviously they failed. 
    Incidents like this should be investigated to see responsibility and accountability of the leaders in the battlefront the company commanders the battalion commanders and all that are supposed to have a hand in deploying this unit in that sorry incident. the problem here is that in the military when material failure of an equipment results in losses, an investigation is conducted and punishment is meted to the people who is in error. but when we suffer losses in lives of soldiers, no investigations is conducted and if ever one is conducted it is not meant to punish the commanders whose decision led to a debacle. there so many cases of this in the army where officers who suffered casualties in battle due to wrong assessment of situations in battle were spared of investigations and even got to star positions later on in their career.   RSLJR, Taguig City
     

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W3E24VMBDUTBIY5ILWDGL5ZEJQ Liberty

    KELAN PA MATITIGIL ANG PAGDANAK NG DUGO SA MINDANAO? PILIPINO LABAN SA KAPWA PILIPINO, NAGPAPATAYAN? ANONG KLASENG MGA LIDER MAYROON TAYO? LIDER NG MGA MUSLIM REBELS AT MGA HENERAL SA MILITARY, ANO ITONG HINAHAYAAN NIYONG PATULOY NA NANGYAYARI?

    Hundreds of government troops have been killed in violent clashes with insurgents over the past decade.July 28, 2011, five of the seven Marines, who were killed  during a battle with Abu Sayyaf bandits in Sulu, were beheaded. Twenty-five other Marines were wounded in the fight.Dec. 14, 2010, two days before the Christmas ceasefire, 10 Army soldiers were killed during an encounter with communist rebels in Northern Samar. A 9-year-old boy was killed in the crossfire, while two others were wounded.Aug. 12, 2009,  23 soldiers, including two junior officers, were killed in a gun battle in Zamboanga, the military’s worst loss ever in a single engagement with the Abu Sayyaf.Aug. 18, 2007, 15 Marines died while attempting to take over a major encampment of the Abu Sayyaf in Basilan. After almost nine hours of close combat, the Abu Sayyaf camp in Silangkum, Unkaya Pukan, was taken by government forces.Aug. 9, 2007,  26 soldiers were killed in clashes with Moro guerrillas in Sulu. The fatalities included 10 soldiers killed during an ambush in Maimbung while 15 more soldiers were killed in a separate gun battle hours later. The military said the attackers included Abu Sayyaf bandits and rogue elements within the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF).July 10, 2007, 14 Marines were killed, 10 of them beheaded, in Al-Barka, Basilan, after being ambushed by some 400 Abu Sayyaf bandits and MILF guerrillas while searching for kidnapped Italian priest Giancarlo Bossi.Feb. 7, 2005, followers of MNLF leader Nur Misuari, attacked Army posts in Panamao, Sulu. Other rebels ambushed a military reinforcement in Patikul, killing 13 Marines and wounding 14 others. Gun battles between the Moro guerrillas and government troops continued for more than two days, leaving as many as 40 soldiers and 30 MNLF members dead.Nov. 17, 2001, 18 soldiers were killed during an ambush by communist guerrillas in Compostela Valley.Aug. 21, 2000, 16 soldiers were killed on the spot after at least 30 New People’s Army (NPA) guerrillas fired on a truck carrying 28 soldiers in Himamaylan, Negros Occidental. One died later in a hospital in Bacolod City and seven others were wounded.June 27, 2000, 13 soldiers, including a brigade commander, died after NPA rebels ambushed a convoy of soldiers returning to their base in Isabela from a medical mission.May 7, 2000, 13 members of an Army Special Forces unit in Lantawan, Basilan, were ambushed and killed by Abu Sayyaf bandits while looking for 31 people taken hostage by the group in March 2000. The bandits mutilated some of the corpses. (Inquirer Research)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W3E24VMBDUTBIY5ILWDGL5ZEJQ Liberty

    AbdulIslamAziz, it is evident you are not a Filipino. You are not from Mindanao. You are not from the Philippines. Stop these commentaries purporting to support your Islamic fundamentalism. Filipino Muslims are not like you. We are by nature peace loving world citizens. We respect other religions and never ever wanted war. Something is wrong with the way our conflict in Mindanao is handled by our leaders, government leaders and Muslim rebels’ leaders. The conflict is different from what you, in your whatever country it is, are experiencing or fighting for. DO NOT SPEAK FOR FILIPINO MUSLIMS. WE WANT TO END VIOLENCE IN MINDANAO. CHRISTIANS AND MUSLIMS ALIKE WANT TO LIVE IN PEACE HERE. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W3E24VMBDUTBIY5ILWDGL5ZEJQ Liberty

    There is no superior religion.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MFCT5RGPJMVIUMTOGX5QL2LV3U salvador

    My Message to our pres. Sir dahan-dahanin nyo na ipasa ung leadeship nyo kay binay, maggraceful exit na lng kayo sir, mas madami pa na problema na papasok sa pinas, im not sure you can handle the pressure, at sa mga nakaraang naging problema ng bansa, wala kayong inaddress na naging successful at nasolusyonan ni isa man… alam namn natin lahat sir na di nyo naman talaga ginusto maging presidente, at napilitan lng kayo dahil sa dami ng mga cory cronies na nangulit sa inyo at sa akala nyong popularity nyo… lets face it sir, di na pwede ung inaamuse nyo lng ung public sa mga lovelife issues nyo at sisihin si gloria dahil sa mga minana nyo na problema, malaki ang problema ng pinas, kung dati wala kayo nagawa ni isa sa senado, sana wag naman sa presideny nyo kc buhay at kalagayan ng bawat pilipino ang nakataya, sa mga sundalong nasawi, na ipinaglaban ung bansang to, sana manahin mo kahit ung 1/4 ng bravery nila sa mga desisyon making mo sir, please sir… stand up and be a man…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EIVEVX5LR45CEUVD3GFQ32HXVE thethinkingman

    Theres SHOULD ONLY ONE Military Force in the WHOLE Philippines.  NO
    MILF, NO NPA, NO MORE BULLSHIT!, The rest groups of armed army not under
    our Commander-in-Chief are considered Terrorist Groups and a treat to
    the Security and PEACE to the Republic of the Philippines

    President Noynoy its time to bring Philippines UNDER ONE GOVERNMENT. 
    MILF/NPA/Abusajaf are nothing but a groups of ARMED&DANGEROUS Army. 
    If we tolerate this, our government will always in CONFUSION.
     MILF Territories are also AFPs Territories
    for Mindanao is one of the MAJOR Islands of the Philippines. 

    if MILF dont want to be part of
    Philippine Government
    and follow its FILIPINO CONSTITUTION, 
    Then they should move to Indonesia/Malaysia/Middle East.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EIVEVX5LR45CEUVD3GFQ32HXVE thethinkingman

    according to the information we recieved, the battled lasted for almost 24 hours or more…….

    ” WHERE IS THE REINFORCEMENT”
    ” WHERE IS THE Philippine Air Force”
    ” WHERE ARE THE REMAINING MILITARY FORCE of the Philippines?”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SJ4GDEPT2XLIS7STAZ2PSTFGVE komentarista

    this is sad!!! yet our president wont even give an inch of sympathy for our soldiers.. how do Filipinos pay back their heroes? Our president seems to think that the soldiers didn’t do a good job. That just demeans the  sacrifice that our noble soldiers have shed for our freedom. Unlike his father, this Pnoy doesn’t value heroism. The Filipino electorate have made a big blunder by making this guy the president.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MFCT5RGPJMVIUMTOGX5QL2LV3U salvador

    Nakupo… nangako ka nanaman mr Pe-noy….all out justice, hahabulin at paparusahan ang mga may kasalanan:
    lets break it down…
    1.(manila bus hostage tragedy) sabi mo paparusahan lahat ng nagkasala, nilabas ni Delima lahat ng              papaurasahan… meron ba naparusahan?
    2. sabi mo Di ka magsosori sa hostage tragedy… nun pumunta ka ng china, binigla ka lng pumiyok ka na at  nagsori
    3. Sa paglibing sa dating Pres. Marcos… pinaubaya mo na kay VP Binay… naglabas ng recommendation,  tapos nagbago nanaman isip mo at nilunok mo nanaman sinabi mo…
    4. napaka insincere pa sa mga pag ikot sa mga nasalanta nun bagyo, napilitan lng, nun pinuna… hehehe

    Sa Visit mo sa China? pinakain ka ba dun…. san ka nakakita ng Presidente wala man lng nag host ng State dinner para sayo… binastos ka nila… oh may nauwi ka ba na investments mula sa bansang yun?
    Ngayon Binabastos ka ulit ng mga MILF, kahit anu ngawa mo jan sa peace talks… nagtatawanan cla behind your back…papatayin nila ung mga magiting na sundalo, pag napag initan cla, peace talks ulit… pag lumamig… babanatan ka nanaman ng mga yun…

    ask yourself? are you really fit to run this country?….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WKZYZOAQ3F4G67LTZHJPDLTDZ4 Ryan

    KUNG SA AKIN LANG NAGKAMALI ANG TAO SA PAGLAGAY KAY AQUINO,NAGKATAON LANG NA NAGAMIT NYA ANG MOTHER NYA DURING THAT TIME OF ELECTION,HINDI MAGKAKARON NG ASENSO ANG ATING BANSA HANGGAT HINDI MAPAPATAHIMIK ANG MINDANAO,MARAMING MGA INVESTORS ANG SANA PAPASOK SA ATING BANSA KUNG TAHIMIK LANG ANG MINDANAO,WALANG MAY MAGAGAWA ANG GINAGAWA NILANG PEACETALK,BAKIT KUNG MAY PEACETALK BA TIGIL ANG PAG HIRING NILA NG MGA REBELDE?DARATING ANG PANAHON NA MAHIHIRAPAN ANG ATING MGA SUNDALO SA PAGSUGPO SA KANILA DAHIL MARAMI NA SILA AT ARMAS PA NG MATATAAS NA BARIL,PANGULONG AQUINO MAAWA KA SA MGA TAO SA MINDANAO,WAKASAN NA ANG DAPAT WAKASAN,TAPUSIN NA ANG DAPAT TAPUSIN,PARA NALANG SA MGA KABATAAN NA SA PAGLAKI NILA HINDI NA SILA MATATAKOT O MAPAPAHAMAK,DI KAYA NI AQUINO ANG KAKAYAHAN NI ERAP,DAPAT SI ERAP ANG NAUPO DAHIL SYA LANG ANG MAY KAKAYAHANG PATAHIMIKIN ANG MINDANAO,ERAP KAILANGAN KA NG BANSANG PILIPINAS LALO NA NG MINDANAO,MAAWA KA SA MGA KABATAAN DOON,

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UXLVSF2BOK63XAY63RFZSTNDOU Mary anne blance Meras

    if i were the president..
     
     
    i will but this time must start using steel hands..
     
     
    di sila ntututo.di mapakiuspan.tumitigas ang ulo nila..
     
    pinagbbgyan kasi ng pingbbgyan..
     
    peace talk dito peace talk duon.
     
     
    anu b nmn yan..?????
     
     
    d ntin kelngan ng MABAIT n presidente.
     
    dba?what we need right now is a PRESIDENT WITH SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY AND BRAVE ENOUGH TO STAND ON HIS DECISIONS! MAS OKS P NGA ANG TAPANG NI MARCOS.NAGAMIT LNG SA MALI.
     
     
    GGGRRRR!
     
     
    BOMBAHIN NA ANG MINDANAO!
     
    NGKALAT AT DUMADAMI NA ANG MGA PESTE DUN!DPAT NG SUGPUIN!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NBGQO5JS2LOD7EGUR4MI5RW7KA Walastik

    Sige mauna ka at ang boong pamilya mo, mamatay na sana kayong lahat… bakit mo kami isasama sa kagaguhan mo??…LOL

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DLTKIRSG65IL6UFUBONE6NQSIA gerry

    You go ahead Mark, and disappear from the face of this earth…i will be right behind you…..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WBXS7HGUTUSH6L2VYEHNMPPMUY Mesc

    Sige, kabayang Mark.  Mauna kang magbaril sa ulo para wala ka nang problema sa bayan mo.



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