Army troops seize rebel camp in Zamboanga Sibugay

3-day attack spurs 20,000 civilians to flee

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Army troops dispatched in an “all-out justice” drive for 19 soldiers slaughtered last week on Wednesday seized an encampment of at least 100 outlaws led by former Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) commander Waning Abdusalam in Payao, Zamboanga Sibugay province.

“As of this time, the main camp of the enemy has been occupied by our troops,” Army chief Lieutenant General Arturo Ortiz said in a text message to reporters shortly before 5 p.m.

The three-day air and ground assault has prompted the evacuation of some 20,000 residents in Zamboanga Sibugay and Basilan province, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said.

A Scout Ranger company moved under cover of darkness on Tuesday night in rough terrain rigged with landmines against Abdusalam after two days of bombing by the Philippine Air Force (PAF).

Troops of the Light Reaction Company (LRC) boosted the lead assault force by daylight Wednesday, according to Ortiz.

“Four companies are following the leading Scout Ranger company. They are now clearing the area,” he said, referring to landmines the outlaws planted on the path lanes.

Spillover of hostilities

At the same time, Brigadier General Jose Mabanta Jr., Armed Forces of the Philippines deputy chief of staff for operations, told reporters in Camp Aguinaldo that the military was prepared for any “spillover” of hostilities.

Following a directive from President Benigno Aquino III, PAF OV-10 attack planes on Monday began pounding  Abdusalam’s stronghold. The chief of the MILF 113th Base Command notorious for kidnapping and robbery was recently renounced by the rebel leadership.

“We intend to finish this as soon as possible. We are now assaulting and hopefully by the end of the day or at least tomorrow morning we should declare victory,” Mabanta said.

“The instruction that the chief of staff has given commanders on the ground is do it as swift as possible,” he said. “Anyone can take advantage of this situation,” he said specifically  referring to the communist New People’s Army.

Extortionists, criminals

Mabanta likened the encampment of Abdusalam’s forces in Labatan village in coastal Payao to an island surrounded by mangroves that is accessible from the mainland through a small land bridge. He said the encampment had fortified, cemented bunkers.

“This has become a lair of extortionists and petty criminals. They take refuge here,” Mabanta said. “Based on the resistance we encountered, they are well armed and well stocked with ammunition and foodstuff.”

Since October 24, two soldiers have been killed while two others were wounded in the assault on Payao, according to Mabanta. He said six outlaws were confirmed killed while some 40 were believed wounded.

The assault on the renegade MILF encampment came a week after 19 Special Forces soldiers were slaughtered in Basilan on October 18. The massacre was followed by other ambushes that had claimed more than 30 lives, mostly soldiers.

At least 11,593 residents have been displaced by military operations in Payao as well as in neighboring Alicia, Mabuhay, Talusan and Olutanga towns, said Teodulo Romo, a DWSD regional director.

“They’re moving to safer places,” said Romo, who was set to meet with the mayors  to map out the evacuation plan and livelihood program for the evacuees. “We will assume that this is not short-lived.”

In Al-Barka, scene of the October 18 massacre in Basilan, some 7,888 residents were displaced, he said.

Precondition for talks

In Manila, Representative Amado Bagatsing on Wednesday called on President Aquino to make the surrender of MILF rebels responsible for the killing of the 19 soldiers a condition for the continuation of peace talks.

“This is not war-mongering or a hawkish stance but a straightforward assessment that if the MILF cannot rein in its members from wreaking havoc in areas it supposedly controls in Mindanao, then there’s no point in the government talking with this belligerent group,” Bagatsing said.

Christians and Muslims are running together on Thursday in Quezon City to press demands for a negotiated settlement of the Moro conflict.  The run, spearheaded by activist priest Fr. Robert Reyes, will kick off from Quezon Memorial Circle at around 7 a.m. and end at the Boy Scout Jamboree Monument on Tomas Morato Avenue, where prayers for peace and fasting will be held.

Peace chooses no religion

“P-Noy’s (Aquino) stand against all-out war needs to be supported. Churches have already expressed their support. Individuals and groups need to step forward for peace. It takes faith and courage to speak for peace today,” Reyes said.

Joining Reyes are members of the Bangsamoro Solidarity Movement led by its secretary general Jolly Lais. “This is a timely effort for the peace talks. Peace chooses no religion. All peace activities have to be supported,” Lais said. With reports from Julie Alipala, Allan Nawal, Orlando Dinoy, Ryan Rosauro and Jeoffrey Maitem, Inquirer Mindanao Bureau; and Philip C. Tubeza and Cynthia D. Balana in Manila

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  • Anonymous

    Good job AFP!! Keep it up this time, please!!

    • Anonymous

      The “Camp” was empty because they went to Boy Scout Camping ground !  HAR! HAR! HAR!The Philippine Military led by PMAyers are just afraid to go to the REAL REBEL CAMPS !!!!!!  HAR! HAR! HAR!If they know where to bomb, they should know where to go and there should be plenty of bodies !!!!!!  They intentionally took the wrong turn.  Maybe MILF gave them back the 5,000,0000 that benign0-the-Turd gave them so they’d look the other way !!!!!SCANDAL NA NAMAN !!!!!  HAWR! HAWR! HAWR!

  • Anonymous

    asan na mga ulupong na gusto all out war! Hindi naman pala kailngan ng all out war para makuha ang isang rebel base. Ito ang sinasabing well planned at hindi padalosdalos na akala ang buhay ay parang pelikula lang!

  • Anonymous

    Sieze rebel camp? it ain’t good enough! what about those rebels, where did they go? they will regroup move to another place and camp until another military operation and will move to another place again…….this is another TOM and JERRY……don’t they (AFP) know how to encircle the enemies from land, sea and air?……this has wasted substantial amount of energy and money but achieve very little, if not nothing at all!

    • Anonymous

      The “Camp” was empty because they went to Boy Scout Camping ground !  HAR! HAR! HAR!The Philippine Military led by PMAyers are just afraid to go to the REAL REBEL CAMPS !!!!!!  HAR! HAR! HAR!If they know where to bomb, they should know where to go and there should be plenty of bodies !!!!!!  They intentionally took the wrong turn.  Maybe MILF gave them back the 5,000,0000 that benign0-the-Turd gave them so they’d look the other way !!!!!SCANDAL NA NAMAN !!!!!  HAWR! HAWR! HAWR!

    • Anonymous

      General, kelan namin magagamit yung tactics mo?  Share ka naman sa military natin para maging magaling din sila tulad mo. #rolls eyes

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FHE3SLJLDR4PL27A563XPVGFSQ DAR

    Good, but we don’t want their camp, WE WANT THEIR HEADS! remember? Now tell me where are this  freaking animals wandering? 6 kills? 40 believed scared & wounded? 200 or more displace?

    • Anonymous

      The “Camp” was empty because they went to Boy Scout Camping ground !  HAR! HAR! HAR!The Philippine Military led by PMAyers are just afraid to go to the REAL REBEL CAMPS !!!!!!  HAR! HAR! HAR!If they know where to bomb, they should know where to go and there should be plenty of bodies !!!!!!  They intentionally took the wrong turn.  Maybe MILF gave them back the 5,000,0000 that benign0-the-Turd gave them so they’d look the other way !!!!!SCANDAL NA NAMAN !!!!!  HAWR! HAWR! HAWR!

  • http://pedestrianobserver.blogspot.com/ Political Jaywalker

    The hoodlum mindset of Erap in his all out war in the past spawned terrorist activities all the way to Metro Manila, our elite special forces proved that they can ably do a surgical operation with minimal collateral damage to civilians.

  • http://twitter.com/Joe_The_Kano Joe Kano

    This is starting to remind me of the Balangiga Massacre and the retaliation that followed.

    • Anonymous

      The “Camp” was empty because they went to Boy Scout Camping ground !  HAR! HAR! HAR!The Philippine Military led by PMAyers are just afraid to go to the REAL REBEL CAMPS !!!!!!  HAR! HAR! HAR!If they know where to bomb, they should know where to go and there should be plenty of bodies !!!!!!  They intentionally took the wrong turn.  Maybe MILF gave them back the 5,000,0000 that benign0-the-Turd gave them so they’d look the other way !!!!!SCANDAL NA NAMAN !!!!!  HAWR! HAWR! HAWR!

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

    To Armchair General andoybarrios & DAR  have you been in that part of the country?  have you served the military?  I bet not.  It’s easy for you guys to say what to do because you are hiding behind your keyboards.  These rebel usually mix with the civilian that is why the military could not catch them.  they will hide their weapons under ground.

    • Anonymous

      so their intelligence doesn’t work either? they should know who are rebels and civilians if they have good intelligence in those communities……I had been in Maguindanao just for your information and stayed in sultan kudarat but dove around north and south cotabato upto gensan, used to be dajangas in case you don’t know that……..those 19 soldiers were killed in basilan so why on earth they attacked zamboanga sibugay first?

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

        if there are 200 rebels.  do you think the informant will be able to ID all 200????  are you thinking???

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

    ang hirap sa mga Armchair Generals dito.  pag walang progress ang military may reklamo kayo.  ngayon na may progress sila reklamo pa rin.  This is not like a video game you play on you PC, XBOX or PS3.  i am not saying sapat na ang nagawa nila.  There is still more needs to be done.

    • Anonymous

      The “Camp” was empty because they went to Boy Scout Camping ground !  HAR! HAR! HAR!The Philippine Military led by PMAyers are just afraid to go to the REAL REBEL CAMPS !!!!!!  HAR! HAR! HAR!If they know where to bomb, they should know where to go and there should be plenty of bodies !!!!!!  They intentionally took the wrong turn.  Maybe MILF gave them back the 5,000,0000 that benign0-the-Turd gave them so they’d look the other way !!!!!SCANDAL NA NAMAN !!!!!  HAWR! HAWR! HAWR!

  • Roving Eye

    So they seized an EMPTY camp! whoopeee dee! Big f*cking deal! There will always be more camps for those rebels to hide. 
    Unless of course the order to them was to search and occupy an empty camp (and announce it to the media) to show that they’re doing something.  This is just like another “moro-moro” (pardon the pun) or zarzuela (sp)!

    • Anonymous

      The “Camp” was empty because they went to Boy Scout Camping ground !  HAR! HAR! HAR!

      The Philippine Military led by PMAyers are just afraid to go to the REAL REBEL CAMPS !!!!!!  HAR! HAR! HAR!

      If they know where to bomb, they should know where to go and there should be plenty of bodies !!!!!!  They intentionally took the wrong turn.  Maybe MILF gave them back the 5,000,0000 that benign0-the-Turd gave them so they’d look the other way !!!!!

      SCANDAL NA NAMAN !!!!!  HAWR! HAWR! HAWR!

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

      who told you it’s empty?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FVBPRR4NKZ2DFURBCD5I4Q5GN4 Leg

    this is ALL BUT PURE DECEPTION from the administration of PNOY!

    Parang palabas lang eto eh…based on military intelligence the bandits/MILF/Abu were cornered in Sibugay…but the base was EMPTY!…pakiulit nga…..EMPTY!  …niloloko lang ba tayo ni PNOY, ibinuwis pa ang buhay ng 19 sundalo! Kawawa naman.

    Sabi ko na nga ba,, there’s somthing FISHY FISHY sa “date” nila sa Japan.
    Biruin mo, binigyan pala ni PNOY ng 5 MILLION (baka 500M o 5BILLION talaga) ang MILF sa date nila!!!
    Iwan ko lang kong one time lang yang 5MILLION, baka monthly o annual pa yan!

    Baka naman pagdating ng “cannon sounds” ng CHINA ay magiging ALLIES na nila ang MILF at NPA!
    Eh, patagong ibinigay ang 5MILLION eh…under the table.

    Ano pa kaya ang kasunduan nila duon???

    THIS IS TREACHERY! …TREASON!!

  • Anonymous

    tHEY should have broughted the SWAT Team Espesyal !!!!!  HAWR! HAWR! HAWR!

    Wehre in the friggin’ world did they go?  The place was surrounded.  They went in and nobody was there ?  HAWR! HAWR! HAWR!

    Where are the goot political analyst columnist?  WHERE ARE THEY?  It seems we are the one doing the analyzing that they are afraid to analyze !  HAWR! HAWR! HAWR!

  • Anonymous

    Maigi pa si Macoy.  When Gen Luga was massacred, Datu Macoy declared the area as “no-man’s land”.  They surrounded it.  They went in.  And kill anything that moves including cockroaches and rats !!!!!  And Datu Macoy got something to show !!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    It reminds me of Rizal Alih.  Rizal Alih took hostage PMA general.  Military surrounded the MILITARY CAMP.  Broughten the SWAT Espesyal.  They went in with bazookas and howitzers.  Lo and behold, the PMAyer General died in the carnage and Rizal Alih was nowhere to be found.  Rizal Alih was able to escape the gauntlet !!!!  HAWR! HAWR! HAWR!

    You can also watch Rizal Alih the Movie starring Robin Padilla !  HAWR! HAWR! HAWR!

    That is why folks, never trust what the peryodistas publishes nor their sources !  HAWR ! HAWR! HAWR!  

  • Dennis Dy

    They seized an empty land area in the middle of the forest, so what? Where are the rebels? I hope they catch them and brought to justice with zero casualties among our troops.

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

      they are hiding or have mixed themselves with the civilians

  • Anonymous

    natatawa ako sa mga tao dito, akala mo mga high ranking opisyales na napakataas magdemmand may nalalaman pangtactics, hindi nalang magbigay ng pasasalamat sa mga sundalong gumawa ng matagumpay na operasyon . Kung pugot ulo lang habol ninyo sa mga rebelde na ito, wala rin kayong pinagkaiba sa kanila mga baboy at hindi sibilisado.

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

      you can call them Armchair Generals

      • Anonymous

        Marami talagang ganyang kumag dito.

  • Anonymous

    Congrats to AFP for seizing MILF rebel camp! That’s one out. Two more to go- the Abbu Sayyaf stronghold and Ameril Umra Kato group. So don’t declare victory yet.

  • Anonymous

    Congratulation to our brave soldiers. They captured the camp but the rebels were nowhere to be found including the 5 million donated by Pnoy. Pathetic.

  • http://twitter.com/Perdition2012 Rey Gan

    That’s why we need USA’s help in tracking down those terrorists, at least in the area of technology.  Lagi namang walang naabutan mga sundalo natin. Nakakalusot pa rin sa “cordon” mga masasamang elemento.  Anong klaseng intelligence din meron ang AFP, bakit di mapipin-point mga kalaban, kahit pa makikihalobilo mga yan sa mga civilian? When will they be able to break this cycle of futile engagement?

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

      how can they make it better?

      • http://twitter.com/Perdition2012 Rey Gan

        Drone planes katapat ng mga wanted criminals na yan. Kya lang siyempre sisigaw ng foul naman mga NPA/MILF sympathizers sa Batasan. Unless Tow Truck believe ka masyado sa capability ng AFP o di kayay meron ka pang ibang solusyon to break this cycle of futile bombardments.

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

        tama ka Drones ang dapat.  di ako ganun ka bilib sa AFP dahil alam ko na  may kakulangan pa rin. o sge ano ang ibang solution aside from bombing the camp?  the enemy has trenches in thick forest areas, and there are land mines in the areas.  if you are the armchair genral which you are.  how will you lead your troops in the camp?  by just walking like in the park?  bombing will soften the resistance of the enemy and will demoralize them to fight and they will flee.  but the AFP should be able to catch them and flank them really good.  did you went to serve the AFP???  I did!  maraming kakulangan sa AFP at malalim ang pinagmulan nito.

      • http://twitter.com/Perdition2012 Rey Gan

        I haven’t served in the army, but i’m good at remembering facts.  How many times we civilians are assured that the enemy have been surrounded, bombarded, and yet sa bandang huli, nakakalusot oa rin?  Di ko na mabilang mga ganitong eksena Tow Truck. I have high respects for the military, pero they still have to make a big difference in their fight against the MILF renegades or criminals if you will.  These bombardments are not worth the time, money, and life if these terrorists are allowed to regroup and commit atrocities again in another time and camps.

        On the other hand, drone planes can monitor enemy activity even at night, can record video for 22 hours while hovering up in the sky.  Medyo magastos lang sa umpisa.  But i think it’s effective in tracking down these notorious criminals.

      • Anonymous

        HAWR! HAWR! HAWR!  I heard plenty of stories like that !!!!  HAWR! HAWR! HAWR!  

        One of the great stories ever told was Rizal Alih starring Robbin Padilla !  HAWR! HAWR! HAWR!

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

        I agree that there are lapses with their previous operations, and it is really frustrating and there are bad reasons behind it.  I have lost some friends and still those bandits are still roaming around.  But bombing is the only way to soften the resistance of a heavily trenched enemy.  When the US invaded Iraq and Afghanistan they did bomb the place for several days to soften the reisistance.  They captured the place but the enemy shifted to guerilla warfare.  The MILF or those bandits will not fight in  a conventional way,  They know that they are not going to win, so they will hit and run.  The AFP should push more and double the effort to flush and flank those bandits  till they can’t breathe.  Bomb them till they don’t have the will to fight,  bomb them day and night so they will just run and have no rest at all.  That will surely demoralize them.  As for capturing the camp,  it should not end there, the gov’t should help in rehabilitate the place and promote projects that will uplift the lives of the locals,  otherwise,  those people will rise up again. 

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

    empty camp diba?  that is because of the bombing.   if that is in the same place.  who would stay if your area bombed or shelled???

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YDIC7AUBOT2GBPNFUYB5VRUEYY Jackson

    Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.
    Sun Tzu

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

    They seized the rebels camp but where are those wanted criminals?Can you claim that as “Mission Accomplish?”..Now,declare Mindanao to an ALERT LEVEL 3 even a post-justice intervention has been made.Remember,it is not game over yet?….It is just the beginning…

  • Anonymous

    Magkano kaya binayad ni Bagatsing sa mga reporters na to? Nakit binabanggit pa yung ugok na yon?

  • Anonymous

    now is the time for ronald llamas to test his AK..send in the clown asap…

  • Anonymous

    MABANTA declare VICTORY ano napala nyo nasakop nyo kampo ng kalaban, asan mga terorista? san ba nagtraining pagkasundalong kanin tong bugok na to?

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

      hi did not declare victory yet.  he said by tomorrow we should.  so it means hindi pa nag declare. 

    • Anonymous

      Kelan ka pupunta sa Mindanao para labanan yung mga terorista?  Galing mo siguro sa military tactics no?  Antayin ko na lang yung balita na sumugod ka na dun ha?  Bilis!  Baka ikaw na yung hinihintay namin pipigil sa giyera sa Mindanao!  Galing, galing!

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

    To finish this mission”If MILF are willing to cooperate and sincere in their leaders who had discuss peace talks in Mindanao,THEY SHOULD SURRENDER THOSE CRIMINALS OR BANDITS WITHIN 48HRS” or even they must serve as SPY pinpointing where to find those “Wanted Criminals”…If not,then forget Peace Talks.Ganun kasimple ang usapan!

  • Anonymous

    Mga bugok talaga itong mga sundalong ito … ang hina ninyong mag plano … nakobkob nyo ang campo … eh asan ang mga kalaban nyo … nakatakas … sayang lang ang air strike ninyo na walang direksyon … panalo na ba ang tawag ninyo dyan eh wala naman kayong nahuling rebelde … sayang ang gastos … baka sa likod lang ng PMA nag aral ang mga sundalong yan …umuwi na kayo .. sayang lang perang ginagastos sa gyerang yan … wala naman kayong nahuli.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FAVMFPH7TJBBEW5JBVJ5HVAAIA Sankula

    Another replay, we’ve seen it before over & over again. They overrun several camps, but as usual the rebels slipped away to fight another day. Our government’s indecisiveness can never put an end to insurgency.

  • Anonymous

    anong victory eh ni hindi nyo pa nakikita yung mga kriminal na hinahanap nyo, empty rebels camp nasakop nyo victory na ba yun?

  • Anonymous

    Better still 2 or 4 cluster bombs dropped on that rat infested area will clear it faster that they can say sorry.  No need looking back but moving forward and what else better to do than dropping few gasoline tankers to take care of the mop up. Lets clear Mindanao of these garbage.

  • Anonymous

    The bandits have disintegrated. Carry on soldiers!

    The seized camp which is heavily fortified  should now be made a military detachment.

  • http://twitter.com/toothpastesales be honest

    After occupying the camp and the rebels fled, what will the army do ?
    If they dont station soldiers there, better dynamite and destroy the whole camp. Remember the camp has cemented bunkers. It will be difficult again to recapture when the rebels slick back.
    What will P-Noy say ? ” Justice serviced ” ?

    • Anonymous

      The use of “Justice” is ‘rong, my ‘fren.  
      Since columnistas are low intelligence the usage of “Justice” escape their minds because englischtzes is their 2nd language not their 1st language !  HAWR! HAWR! HAWR!
      Remember how the American media attacked bush on the phrase “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED”?  HAWR!@ HAWR! HAWR!  Then they took in terrorist and served them “justic e”?  See, Americanos are very precise in usage of words.  
      In Philippines “Justice” is not even Justice per se the American way.  It’s HUSTISYA BALUKTOT !  HAWR! HAWR! HAWR!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OIDXHK3GXL2A25YV7HLHZVLL4E Dan

        bakit pagago-gago ka pa kung hindi ka naman gago….eh…sana gamitin mo yang katalinuhan mo para may pakinabang ka naman…’pre…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OIDXHK3GXL2A25YV7HLHZVLL4E Dan

        hey, mariano..bakit pa gago-gago ka pa kung akala mo hindi ka naman gago…eh…sana gamitin mo yang katalinuhan mo sa magandang paraan..para naman may pakinabang yong mga kapwa mo sa iyo…

      • Anonymous

        Hindi lang ako ‘talino !  LAHAT PILIFINOS AY ‘talino.  Ginagamit lang nila pang durokot ng kurakots.

        Alam, n’yo ‘tong ra-ta-ta-tat?  Ba’t na-ambush sila?  kasi when they do ra-ta-ta-tat, the Philippine militar has to gather all the shell casings before they are given another batch of bullets.  

        This is the control side of it, kasi ang mga sundalo natin pag na-ubos na ang sweldo sa ibang babae, jueteng o hantak … BINIBINTA NILA ANG MGA BALA NILA !!!!!  HAWR!HAWR! HAWR!

        So itong mga sundalo bumalik sa campo not to apprehend the rebels but to collect the shell casings !  HAWR! HAR! HAR! HAR!  Para ipatimbang nila sa Tin Guan Foundry pagkatapus ibigay sa mga commandante para pang-baon sa Amerika !  HAWR! HAR! HAR! HAR!

  • Anonymous

    I totally agree with the precondition before further negotiations that Rep. Amado Bagatsing suggested.

  • Nic Legaspi

    I’d like to hear news about our soldiers capturing rebels, not rebel camps — unless there are rebels inside the said camps. This may be a small step towards achieving the ultimate goal of catching Abdusalam, but it seems everyone is taking strides while we declare events like these as victories which, at the end of the day, doesn’t really amount to anything significant.

    • Anonymous

      They took out boy scout summer camp !!!!  HAWR! HAWR! HAWR!  Do not ekspekt for Philippine militar to capture muslim rebels !!!!  IN YOUR DREAMS !!!!!  HAWR! HAWR! HAWR!

  • Anonymous

    While it is a major victory, as in the article of William Esposo of PS, the MILF employs guerilla warfare tactics. The members of MILF will just blend into the populace whenever faced against a very strong force, thereby making any strong attack by the AFP ineffective to inflict much damage against MILF.

    I think that capturing the former-MILF leader who is wanted by law is still the most significant achievement this engagement can gain.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B4EJM7IFXSSMG47ODX2WF3JZOU Yoda

      you’re right INQ_reader, “members of MILF will just blend into the populace whenever faced against a very strong force”.

    • Anonymous

      ‘rong, my ‘fren !  ‘rong !  HAWR! HAWR! HAWR!  

      Philippine militar is not supposed to attack muslims rebels while praying …. HAR! HAR! HAR!

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

    I still don’t understand about this so-called “Autonomous Regions”.
    These regions can create their own “power ” i.e. police, army etc.
    As if we’re saying, we cannot control our regions because whole
    Phil- military  has accepted its defeat from the insurgents!
    If that is the case, I can guarantee you…. Philippines will not ever and will
    never be a prosperous nation!!! ITAGA mo sa bato.
    The government should get rid of this “autonomous Regions” ideas!
    It is not just a STUPID ideas but a source of corruptions.

    Sa isang pamilya, kapag ang isang miembro, ay may sariling pamamamalakad,
    asahan nyo, magulo at hindi nagkakaisa ang pamilyang iyon.
    Mahina at takot ang Ama o Ina.
    Sa palagay nyo po ba, aasenso yun???

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

    i haven’t seen any group in the streets shouting ‘justice for our soldiers” when they were ambushed but when the military assult was started…there you go they started to come out the street and start protesting…I cannot believe you people !!!

    GO GO kill them all !!!

  • Anonymous

    Kill all the traitor MILF…

    • Anonymous

      HAWR! HAWR! HAWR! HAWR!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GUZISWUMVDD5QJUC7GBJKEM7XA prangka

    Okay what are we going to do with the captured camp? Sent it to prison? No MILF prisoners? So it seems the only casualties here are the fleeing residents. And so we have all-out-justice..

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

      HIndi na shempre ipapa alam syo kung ilan ang napatay ng mga army SF dyan sa camp na yan, alam nila na tsismoso ka eh

  • Anonymous

    GANUN naman pala….kung gugustuhin, kayang-kayang gawin!

    Matagal ng dapat nagawa yan, pero si Bonnie and Clyde, e, mahilig maki-singkil sa umayuda sa kanila sa pagsasalamngka ng taong-bayan para hindi maputol ang ligaya at saya sa paghuthut ng kaban ng pamahalaan.  Balita ko makaka-tawid dagat na naman ang 2 matinik na kawatan at, malamang….malamang lang naman, na magkakaroon ng isang laksa’t isang mga dahilan para hindi na muna bumalik sa kanilang pugad o love nest ang 2.  Abangan ang susunod na nakakapigil-hiningang kabanata n Thelma at Luis! 

  • Rhine

    Army troops dispatched in an “all-out justice” drive.“As of this time, the main camp of the enemy has been occupied by our troops,” Army chief Lieutenant General Arturo Ortiz said. As I have mentioned in my previous post,,”all-out-jsutice” is  the diplomatic term of all-out-war..NOW,  our soldiers seized the rebel camp… I SALUTE OUR SOLDIERS for the job well done.. Keep the camp and never hand it over again to the MILF traitors…. raise our flag in that camp never to be taken away again…. I commend PNOY for a job well done….keep it up until all camps of the rebels falls back into the government control…..

  • http://inquirer.net unokritiko

    HURRAY for the Army!!! they captored the camp!!?? But were are the Rebels MILF??? Not a single MILF cornered!!Only two surrendered not captured?? A very disgusted reports coming from the mouth of general. Tell me did the military win the battle in this case???
    This purely a political battle not a military operation!!! With their hit and missed bombings methods and displacement of civilians this is were the govt is fond of and later on help the civilians by small doleouts from govt!! What a waste of money and efforts!!!
    Hey you sanamagans!,indiots!!! this method and tactics of military operation is very obsolete!! Nowadays if you want to win in this modern warfare, an air survellance aircraft is indeed a necessity. Everytime a troop leave the camp for some mission
    the surveillance camera should be above them to have a clear view of the area ahead! The other benefits is precision bombardment of area concerned  and movements of enemy is clearly seen. unlike this hit and miss bombings they have done. Lastly the military can have a valid facts thru still photo of results of their operation, not just coming from the big mouth of corrupt generals,
    This technique can be adopted if this military has brains of professionalism not pocketism of funds.!!!
    Is there any PMA’yers in the military!!!None but lots of PMA corrupt officers yes!!
    the only pma in the military are the 2nd lt in the fronlines!!! nothing more!!
    Military is inutil in this case, not even one MILF is subdued in the opeation!!!
    he! he! he!
     

  • Roderick Cruz

    (Sigh) reading all the comments from these column really amazes me, people talk as if they are someone, well you are all entitled to that, in the first place its just talk and it’s different when you are there. I am a Mindanaoan, and we don’t bad-mouth our military, they are the reason we can sleep well at night-well maybe not for those in evacuation areas-but nonetheless, our soldiers go through a lot. So please a little respect, and they are entitled to that.
    This operation is a text book case of a selective strike, its a strategy with the objective of making the world of these people smaller, more or less. Taking away their mass based support and disrupting logistics.

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

    I think it was spent to hire private jets, because MILF leaders will not pass through our international airports and go through security checks and immigration checks and custom checks.It was spent for their accommodation in Tokyo, Japan which was quite expensive.The group I believe was composed of about 8 to 10 MILFs.You really need P5 million pesos for this brouhaha.I think it is deceptive to ask the MILF how they spent the money, ask Marvic Leonen and the President why they gave the money.This is a cause to impeach the President

  • Anonymous

    VICTORY? what victory, were they able to capture the men responsible for the ambush? they might have gotten the camps but are there rebels in the camp, or every rebel has gone- alive and kicking and will come back some other days to repair and refurbish the camp?

  • Anonymous

    Where is Abdulsalam? Since when is it victory to capture an encampment? Pathetic! If the AFP cannot bring in those 11 people whose Warrants of Arrest they were trying to serve through those OV10 and helicopter gunships and the more than a thousand foot soldiers, they should not claim victory. Bring in those accused Muslims for prosecution! 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YFJHPKJ4M5NPRU4TVZY53UQT3Q Benji

    @unokritiko 

  • Anonymous

    this is a funny news, the AFP got the rebels’ base/camp, only?   but where are the rebels-bandits, ha?
    these muslim rebels can always have movable base/camp, depend on the supporters in a locality, he, he, he! are we playing “hide & seek” here, ha? already 33 dead from the government side and they only got the rebels’ camp, tsk, tsk, tsk?

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

      Lets say you are the rebel.  your camp is bombed & shelled by 105mm hiwitzers.  would you stay?  I wont!  that is human nature bro.  nag tago sila or the run the other direction, but the AFP should still run after them or have another team to flank them out until they are cornered

  • roland garcia

    criminals? lawless elements? there are plenty of these scums right within the AFP. did they assault these people? nah!!! before they assault far flung places they should sweep first their backyard. those castles of the generals located at AFPOVAI should be razed to the ground first and and nuke the likes of ligot and reyeses.

  • Anonymous

    kung walang aksyon ang gobyerno, masama. Pag umaksyon, masama pa din. Itong mga dada ng dada dito dapat sila ang sumalakay dun sa kampo ng  mga bandido. Magaling lang sila maging kritiko. Walang malasakit sa kanilang gobyerno. 

  • Anonymous

    something wrong with this news…. ano ba to propaganda? is it to justify that they already bring justice sa mga sundalong namatay? they give figures of how many dead rebels accurately infact that is unbelievable but they can’t bring heads of those culprit o kung sino-sino ba yung namatay sa listahan ng target nila? definitely it has to be  joke no wonder “all out justice” parang sinabihan lang ata sila ng MILF bombahan nyo lang yang walang laman na kampo at lusubin nyo pagkatapos na-namin abandonahin…

  • Anonymous

    Itong si Congressman Bagatsing, nag pa pogi na naman sa mga botante. Bakit mo gawing kondisyon ang pag surrender sa peace talks eh para na ring sinabi niya na tigil na ang peace talks dahil mahirap yan na kondisyon para sa MILF. Please lang Mr. Bagatsing, kung bubuka ang bibig dapat may sense naman. Iyong suggestion mo, napaka nonsense. 

  • Anonymous

    The govt troops’ “takeover” of the MILF Abdusalam camp is (sigh, sigh) reminiscent of their taking of Camp Abubakar in Maguindanao and other lesser MILF camps – largely deserted except for the poor, shivering old men and women left there purposely and a few “fighters” armed with M-1 rifles w/out firing pins! Now that they have “recaptured enemy territory,” what next? 

  • Anonymous

    The bandits have disintegrated. Carry on soldiers!

    The fortified camp should now be transformed into a military detachment.

  • Anonymous

    Kahit ano pa ang sasabihin ng mga kritiko, WALA NA! Nakatatak na sa isipan ng mga Pilipino na may ginagawa ang gobyerno sa usaping ito. Walang kudeta! Walang destabilisasyon! Ang mga mapagsamantala ay wala pa ring magawa para maluklok sila sa pwesto. Tataas na naman ang rating ni Pnoy dito. Walang magawa ang mga kritiko ha ha ha. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S2UQGGNN35EUOBNX4N5OBIBDUM Kromuel

      In the first few days where the government is reluctant to launch an assault, same thing, you hardcore supporters where nowhere to be found. Keeping a balanced mind as what Pnoy is insisting, one will notice that this decision came about because of the pressure of these said critics and the danger of destabilization from demoralized soldiers. Was there a mention of an “all-out justice” in the first few days?, No. it prop up after critics and concern pour out in the thousands on forums, on news commentaries such as these. Its a good thing we have a president who listens(for his own good too). I can consider this a success for the people who actually care for their soldiers. 

  • Anonymous

    Pag binomba ka, the logical thing to do is to run. So why all this fuss about deserted camps that are captured? Eh sino namang magaling na tao na manatili sa isang lugar na pinaulanan ng mga bomba? 

    • Anonymous

      There are two reasons why a deserted enemy camp is bombed: (1) the govt did not know the camp was deserted ; or, (2) they knew it was deserted and bombed it anyway. There are also two reasons why the enemy will desert a camp: (1) they don’t like bombs; or, (2) they already secured maximum propaganda mileage from their slaughter of the soldiers. You see? There can be other reasons, no? Anyway, as you wrote, Pnoy’s ratings will go up for sure, and that’s about the only thing you care about. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Franzeline-Perdubal/100002708434971 Franzeline Perdubal

    Muslim legislators and leaders have big responsibilities to secure their areas and stop the hostilities. But where are they? Justice chooses no religion. Peace will follow.

  • Anonymous

    “Running priest” Fr Robert is a good guy, I know, but why is he first running for PNoy’s non-declaration of an “all-out war” against the rebels in the Mndanao, and not running at all for his fellow-priest who just got murdered by these selfsame rebels?

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

       may sariling agenda siguro si padre hehe

  • Anonymous

    Congratulations to the Philippine Army! Congratulations to the Air Force and Navy, too! You are the defenders of our freedoms, our democracy.  You have made the Filipino people proud.  We salute you!

    The blessings of peace, freedom and democracy keep the social order in civil life.  Although war is not a desirable first option in general, cases can occur where it becomes the only option necessary to keep the peace and ensure that our freedoms and democratic processes are not hampered by lawless elements and the blessings of democracy would well continue to be delivered and hence shared by sincere, peace-loving, tolerant constituents, irregardless of their differences.  We are a pluralistic society bound in unity by our very diversity through our humanity and the soundness of our laws.  We are a country of laws and not of men.

    The barrel of the gun and the uneasiness of some to live in such a pluralistic, tolerant society, have made peace a more difficult quest for the Philippines.  Instead of the tools of war becoming plowshares, i.e., instruments of peace and productivity, they have become for Muslim Mindanao, a deterrent for lasting peace and a constant threat against the safety of “outsiders.”  For over 40 years and the distinction of having the longest ever recorded insurgency in the world, the country has struggled, bringing injustice, breaking laws, extreme poverty and lack of development and education among the people that additionally the rebels use without compunction as human community shields to bring chaos to others, continue with their nefarious activities and earn the “right” for board and lodging.  It is unlikely that a workable peace that will hold would ever become possible unless the “culture of bearing arms” among the warrior groups in Mindanao is eliminated or simply tolerated under a policy of “no see, no hear, no feel” or turning a blind eye, conduct raids now and then, but leaving no permanent safeguard to ensure a gun ban’s strict implementation afterwards.  When a culture says “power comes from the barrel of a gun” those who have more guns (and powerful ones) will continue to impose their will on civilians.  “If you can’t beat them, join them,” and so the cycle continues and the numbers with guns, too.  It won’t be surprising that among the civilians who do not bear arms, the armed rebels have sympathizers who may even aid and hide the enemy.  That explains why the enemy who changes like a chameleon for survival and tactics can slip past cordons of military lines safely and unnoticed.

    Given that, the argument that we should indefinitely just hold on to talk peace while the experiences of the past have demonstrated that we have gone nowhere in this long struggle to find a peaceful solution to rebellion and insurgency, seems to smack of naivity and failed adherence to old beliefs about the uselessness of war to end the problem.  From hindsight, if all the money spent for talks that have only emboldened and strengthened the enemy further, the lost time and opportunity for development and the more weighty “other” war against poverty and progress in the region, the trauma caused by lack of education and the constant displacement and fear, the expenses of an indecisive “engage and withdraw” strategy, the neglect of the military seen to perpetuate the money making opportunities for some corrupt officials, and more, the financial and social costs of an all out war to bring decisive peace and install mechanisms so that peace can become more lasting and permanent — hope and human development, without illusions, could easily outweigh a protracted peace talk process with no clear end in view!  We had talks, hold investigations of cease fire violations, protest about peace talk violations, etc. here and in other countries at people’s expense and we are still at it.  Trying to find “justice” for innocent civilians and soldiers, whereas after the talks, rebel renegades and scalawags exercise their license to murder, does not anymore seem to be reasonable.  We are being abused too long for our own good. Throw the law books at them, including the Philippine Constitution.

    Peace only comes to men of good will. 

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

    Imaging, just for few days our soldier over run the Bandido camp. If the govt really wants to eradicate the MILF and NPA I think they can do it in less than a year if full resources will be provided to our AFP. Congratulation AFP.

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

    A camp? Why so few casualties? How much ammo was used? hahahahahahahaha hay naku eto nanaman
    tayo, lagi na lang niloloko.

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

      dapat ba pag sinalakay ang kampo may madaming mamamatay? a bit illogical. too much war movies for you, hala magbilang ka ng basyo ng bala dun…

  • Anonymous

    Forget about justification in budget hearings that additional funds are needed to intensify efforts to defeat insurgency in Mindanao. Otherwise, these insurgents will continue killing people, including troops. There will be day of reckoning as what took place in Basilan where 19 SF soldiers were killed. If I’m not mistaken, the P5 million given to the MILF by the previous administration was used to buy arms and ammunitions to kill government troops. What a pity that the government has been subservient to the wishes of these Muslim insurgents. What the MILF should do is not to harbor criminals inside its camps, if it’s really serious in talking about peace. If not, the military should pound the camps where these lawless elements hide.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OIDXHK3GXL2A25YV7HLHZVLL4E Dan

    hey, mariano..bakit pa gago-gago ka pa kung akala mo hindi ka naman gago…eh…sana gamitin mo yang katalinuhan mo sa magandang paraan..para naman may pakinabang yong mga kapwa mo sa iyo…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OIDXHK3GXL2A25YV7HLHZVLL4E Dan

    hey, mariano..bakit pa gago-gago ka pa kung akala mo hindi ka naman gago…eh…sana gamitin mo yang katalinuhan mo sa magandang paraan..para naman may pakinabang yong mga kapwa mo sa iyo…

  • http://twitter.com/MarLouWang Marlou Wang

    Hoy yung mga nagsasabing weakling o bakla si PNoy… magkomentaryo na kayo diyan… sino ngayon ang tinutukoy niyong bakla… kayo pala! Look who’s talking!!! Yayayaayyyy!

  • http://twitter.com/MarLouWang Marlou Wang

    Inggit ka lang!!!

  • http://twitter.com/MarLouWang Marlou Wang

    Huwak ka mag arara di pa tapos giyera!!!

  • http://twitter.com/MarLouWang Marlou Wang

    Okay, oooookaaaaayyy! Walang rebel na nahuli! At least na-capture ang camp nila…HINDI NILA SINABING TAPOS NA ANG PAGHA-HUNTING!!! MAGHINTAY NAMAN KAYO PURO LANG KAYO DAKDAK! KUNG GUSTO NIYO PUMUNTA KAYO ROON PARA TULUNGAN ANG MGA SUNDALONG MAGHANAP SA MGA LAWLESS ELEMENTS NA ITO!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OIDXHK3GXL2A25YV7HLHZVLL4E Dan

    Now the decision from the palace and swift action by the military is very laudable….now the least we can do is at least CHEER OUR MILITARY for a job well done…keep them coming…!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GBX6EZFW4KQJHCIABK74FUDKUQ erwingeli

      hutda na iton mga animal na MILF!

  • http://twitter.com/MarLouWang Marlou Wang

    Ikaw bogs1225 kapag hindi ka huminto sa kadadakdak ipahuhuli kita sa bulldog ko.

  • Anonymous

     This newspaper is a partner  of the government for their all out propaganda to appear that the military is winning the war against the MILF, I feel so sorry to our soldiers who are being used to cover up blunders of this government.No MILF caught during the overtake of the camp but of course everyday  its all over the newspaper that the soldier will attack their camp,you bet MILF are also subscribing to our newspapers. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5DGXF5376KMNQOPUK55LI5TJYU Akong Bulutong

    Teka MILF Camp ba ang seized na ng mga Military? Hindi ba MILF ang nagbutchered sa19 soldiers? Eh bkit rebel camp? Hindi MILF camp. Meron naman bang nahuling rebels? Puros na lang na seized na seized wala nmang nahuhuling rebelde, MILF or Abusayaf. Wag nyo na kaming paglolokohin MORO MORO lang iyan, TIGILAN nyo kaming nakakaintindi ng mga panloloko nyo sa aming mga Pilipino. Hindi kami BOBONG katulad nyo!

    • Anonymous

      Tama ka.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5DGXF5376KMNQOPUK55LI5TJYU Akong Bulutong

    During the time of Erap when Camp Abubakar was seized allegedly. A muslim brother told that Erap pleaded and requested the MILF ata or abu sayaf na pagbigyan na lang ang government dahil napapahiya na sa international community. O nakubkub ang camp Abubakar, MERON BANG REBELS na nahuli? Wala dahil sa pakiusap. Even now meron bang nahuhuling mga rebelde dyan sa Mindanao. Sometimes meron but nakakatakas under the military custoidy, BWISIT

    • Anonymous

      @akong bulutong – BS! mataas ang ego ni Erap para mgplead. Come on! Im not an erap fan but that plainly stupid and retarded to comprehend. My cousin ako na sundalo kasali lumunsob sa camp abubakar.

  • Anonymous

    Only 6 MILF rebels killed vs. 19 soldiers dead…After 3 days of bombings/air-ground assault, only 6 MILF terrorists were killed! Abdusalam was not one of the muslim pigs’ corpses found. I hope this isn’t a “Moro-Moro” as one of the posters suspects(it’s very possible the 6 corpses were dead before the attack & conveniently used as props).

    I hope the “all out justice” quip will not remain an empty rhetoric unlike the flowery b.s. “sword of war” phrase of old. Let the MILF rebels’ body count pile up! Include those of their commanders. Teach these terrorists not to mess with our brave soldiers.

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

      I have the same feeling as yours. It seems this is just made up by the military, perhaps in collaboration with wimpy officials in Malacanang, a kind of propaganda to assuage the growing dismay of the public clamoring for more justice for the loss of lives of 33 people, mostly soldiers. The military said that they seized an encampment of at least100 outlaws, and they declared only six MILF rebels killed. This is the result of the three day air and ground assault. This is a pitance, not even worth the bombs dropped into the encampment.

      And I wonder why the government adopted the line that those responsible for the death of the 33 people belong to a breakaway group from the MILF after the MILF earlier declared that the soldiers
      were killed because the soldiers encroached into their territory. And later on, the government announced the name of the leaders of the MILF breakaway group said to be a group of ten bandits and outlaws. This does not jibe at all with the declaration of the soldiers that survived the ambush. These survivors said that they were attacked by at least three hundred rebels that kept on
      coming back..

      I also wonder why the military offensive was in Labatan Village and not in Sibugay where the ambush of the soldiers happened.I thought maybe that it is in keeping with the script  to portray that the government is in hot pursuit of rebels.
       
       Now the government came out with a name of new villain, ABDUSALAM, purportedly the commander of the rebels encampment the military had captured. Are you not feeling deceived?

      • Anonymous

        Leonardo, isa ka sa mga taong nagbabasa at alam mo ang binabasa mo. Tama ka sa mga sinabi mo. Ito ang hindi ko maintindihan kay Pnoy at sa mga leader ng militar na akala nila ay hindi marunong umunawa ang mga taong Pilipino. Mga pinagsasabi nila ay panay kalokohan lang akala nila ay mga bobo ang mga taong Pilipino. Mga bobo ay itong mga reporter na basta basta nalang report ng report pero hindi nila kini question kung tama ba ang mga niri report nila kahit kagagohan lang.

  • Anonymous

    Army troops seized rebel camp in Zamboanga Sibugay, the banner headline says. No report of enemy killed or captured, meaning the rebel camp was deserted and what the government troops seized where empty nipa huts and some concrete bunkers. Maybe when the first bomb was dropped belatedly the rebels were long gone. The people need body count, Mr. Generals. And you have the gall to declare victory…that’s empty victory. Once you turn your back from that camp, the rebels will back in vengeance. Beware!

    • Anonymous

      Kasi bago nila binomba yong camp ay ipinag paalam muna sa MILF kasi yon ang nasa peace agreement ni Pnoy at mga MILF upang may time na umalis sa campo ang mga sinasabi nilang lawless element. Cguro may pabaon pa si Pnoy na pera bago sila umalis ng camp. Yon lang yon. 

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

    Dapat talaga kung may operation ang military hindi muna inirereport ng media, napaghahandaan tuloy ng mga bandido, may sarili pa raw intelligence yang mga yan. Yung mga sundalo natin na walang kaalam-alam sa mangyayari sa kanila, ayun na massacre ng mga halimaw na ito. Tapos ngayon 6 na MILF lang ang napatay, agrabyado tayo!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F54VUDPX3E6BQCUR5E3CG3SJMA Jonas

    Unimpressive accomplishment.  We want headcount of slain or captured MILF.  Seizing a camp is not enough.  This is not wargames, Gen. Mabanta.  Mr. Gen, I hope you also know the number of MILF camps you have to seize.  This could be only one of so many.  So don’t cheer yet.  Your assignment is far from completion and I don’t think it does not only cover seizing an MILF camp but to kill or get those bandits.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JJDBEHXNAJKLMX3YSXC2EZBYIM JOemar

    Rebel Camp seized?! Where are the rebels?
     
    Rebel camps cannot go to court; they cannot speak the truth; they cannot be put to jail; They did not kill the soldiers…
     
    We need lawless people and their allies captured and that’s the goal of “all out justice” as our president say…or maybe they also join with the evacuees….
     
    AFP, PNP, NBI …Strengthen your intelligence please…do your bet and not do only your part.

  • Anonymous

    Look who’s coming next month – US VP Clinton! Why? I could smell something fishy. The current MILF issue is her mission, I supposed. She will command US puppet BS aquino to stop attacking the bandits or else…. American agenda! Once these Imperialist smell OIL, their They did it in Iraq (until now no WMD is found, they now conrol its oil), Yemen, and Libya ( khadafy’s sin is making oil industry NATIONALIZED) Thus, not following imperialist doctrine, these nationalist countries fall. Oil deposit in muslim areas has a trillion dollars worth of oil. Imperialists US, Britain has already tied the binds with milf for extracting and sharing the loot. Who knows they’re sending arms and money to milf ? Pentagon/CIA is the unseen hands of all this. It is invinsible government that even controls US president, Congress and every Tom, Dick and Harry. He is your BIG BROTHER! Kaya kayong mga bulok nag komentaryo, huwag tingnan ang tip of the iceberg lang. Mababaw. What’s happening now are all ACOUSTIC war! Kayong mga tanga tulad ng inyong baklang president – umiindak, sumasayaw, pumapalakpak, umiiyak ang pusong mamon sa galak sa tugtog ni UNCLE SAM.      

    • Anonymous

      COMMIE!!! HOW YOU DOIN?? HEKHEKHEK… How do you know there are oil deposit in Mindanao? Other minerals maybe but oil? sheeeezzzzz! You commie BS! always demonized the US, I know they are only serving their interest but the thing is that they serving their country. Unlike us, we only served our personal interest not the Philippine Interest.

      • http://twitter.com/Perdition2012 Rey Gan

        You’re right Caster1234.  Whoever says Mindanao is rich with oil is hallucinating.  Tama na ang paninisi sa US at pinagkainteresan daw langis ng Pinas. Only the nincompoops believe in conspiracy theories.  Ang sabihin niyo, inubos ng PINOY likas yaman sa Mindanao, pati mga black corals nga e di pinapa-alpas. Mahilig kasi kayo magpapadami ng tao.  Saan sila hahanap ng pagkain at mapagkakitaan kundi sa kalikasan.

  • Anonymous

    “We intend to finish this as soon as possible. We are now assaulting and hopefully by the end of the day or at least tomorrow morning we should declare victory,” Mabanta said.- A Pyrrhic Victory. Occupying an empty camp is NOT a victory. You did not capture or arrested anyone or even recovered ammunition, guns, or gathered maps or papers for intelligence or information. They voluntarily left the camp! Petty criminals they are, they have gone under the radar again after committing atrocities and you’re claiming victory? When can the AFP learn? Lagi kayong nauunahan, nauutakan, namamatayan.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PRD4RDB2WA7IJIQRMMUKPWLSGU Babinski

      “We intend to finish this as soon as possible. We are now assaulting and hopefully by the end of the day or at least tomorrow morning we should declare victory,” Mabanta said.- A Pyrrhic Victory. Occupying an empty camp is NOT a victory. You did not caught or arrested anyone or even recover ammunition, guns, or gathered maps or papers for intelligence or information. They voluntarily left the camp! Petty criminals they are, they have gone under the radar again after committing atrocities and you’re claiming victory? When can the AFP learn? Lagi kayong nauunahan, nauutakan, namamatayan.

      Tama rin, iwan ko anong klasing pag iisip ang Pinoy… Wala na talaga ang Pinas, bagsak na bagsak. Vistory ba yong walang kalaban na napaptay o nakikita. Tang-ina talaga…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S2UQGGNN35EUOBNX4N5OBIBDUM Kromuel

        Let us not forget that a day after the soldiers were killed, the MILF spokesperson proudly admitted the killings, Penoy denied they are members of the MILF and said they are a splinter group, aside from “kasalanan ng military”, the officer that was fired though said that they asked permission to the MILF members thats why they are fully aware of the pursuit operation. Later, the MILF claims the “paalam” as “intelligence”, LOL, they set into position in defense of their criminal brothers and ambushed the soldiers in pursuit. MILF: “me intelligence kami sa loob alam namin lulusubin nila kami kaya ankaposisyon kami. General taht Pnoy fired: “E contact person namin yun e, sa kanya namin pinarating na me hahabulin kami na tao kaya iclear nila location: “trinahidor kami”. that’s funny and terribly sad.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PBOZBBLRVEOTWHXEXOAXJR3Q3Y Dana

        Kromuel- the MILF spokesperson admitted it because they don’t want to appear weak by not having total command and control of their men in the field.

  • Anonymous

    The killers of the 19 soldiers were reported to be part of the 114th base camp of the MILF in Basilan. Why is the pursuit of the “all out justice” done in Zamboanga Sibugay? As the other commentators remarked, it is not the conquest of territory that is the objective of this operation – it is the capture or killing of MILF lawless elements. It is a source of curiosity for the truly observant how the AFP – WITH ITS SUPERIORITY IN THE SKY, could not spot the movement of the lawless elements and just try to capture grounds, which it eventually does not keep. The public has long suspected that the military generals are just playing games – sacrificing in the process their foot soldiers. The President must put the generals to task for failing in the war in Mindanao!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PRD4RDB2WA7IJIQRMMUKPWLSGU Babinski

      The killers of the 19 soldiers were reported to be part of the 114th base camp of the MILF in Basilan. Why is the pursuit of the “all out justice” done in Zamboanga Sibugay? As the other commentators remarked, it is not the conquest of territory that is the objective of this operation – it is the capture or killing of MILF lawless elements. It is a source of curiosity for the truly observant how the AFP – WITH ITS SUPERIORITY IN THE SKY, could not spot the movement of the lawless elements and just try to capture grounds, which it eventually does not keep. The public has long suspected that the military generals are just playing games – sacrificing in the process their foot soldiers. The President must put the generals to task for failing in the war in Mindanao!

      Oonga, tama, nag taka rin kami bakit?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OUW7RGHK3QDBQG74WBG6B7GR7M Jipon

    Soldiers were fully armed and killed in action. They are now heroes as they killed in action, They are not slaughteed and murdered. Better use your language on this site. Otherwise, don’t deceive millions of readers.

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

    Last I heard, it was the fugitive Dan Asnawi, who led the ambushers in Al Barka, that Penoy was after.  But now he’s chasing Waning Abdusalam because the MILF refused to turn in the former and we have to make do with the latter after he was ‘disowned’ (translation:  sacrificial lamb/decoy) by the MILF leadership.  In short, it’s all for show.  Observe that after days of bombing and ground assault, Abdusalam’s and his gang’s bodies are nowhere to be seen.   And yet, Gen. Mabanta gloats at the ‘victory’.  Who is Penoy trying to fool?

    This military action, undertaken long after the enemy had had time to hide and prepare is not only anti-climactic–it is tactically unsound.  It exposes our soldiers to more ambuscades from a waiting enemy.

    Granting Penoy enters an EMPTY camp, what does that give us?  Literally, an EMPTY victory.  

    Indecision and delayed reaction are a no-no in a war with a shrewd and ruthless enemy.  A commander in chief that freezes with doubt and fear at critical points has no business leading the AFP.

  • Guest

    nakuha nga ang kampo
    pero saan yung mga may sala?

    classic guerilla
    disperse when it’s hot

  • Anonymous

    What happen to those “at least 100 outlaws”?  Are they now cooling themselves inside the MILF MAIN CAMP?  Enjoying there meals laughing and drinking???  What a waste of AFP resources!!!

  • Anonymous

    They seized the camp, but where are the MILFs, where are the people who were responsible of the killings?

    Is this a funny circus?

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

    “Army troops seized Rebel camp in Zamboanga Sibugay”…So,What´s next AFP? Are you going to lay your eggs there while in fact the incident of killing 19 soldiers happened in Basilan?

  • Anonymous

    govt seized camp, dont worry rebels ibabalik din sa inyo yan, may kasamang pambili ng armas pa.

  • Anonymous

    dan asnawi….was captured  in 2009…..
    ikinulong sa basilan at itinakas ng abu at milf, bakit kaya di sya ikinulong na lang sa taguig,…. pag milf patay ka pag nahuli ka  nila ..

  • Anonymous

    may advance ba ito, bakit wala yata rebeldeng nahuli. o kasama ang mga rebelde sa 20,000 na nag-evacuate.

  • Anonymous

    Bale wala kung “Seize rebel camp” lang ang ginawa ng militar. Marami naman puede lipatan ang mga moro na kampo. Bukas meron na silang ibang kampo. Ang dapat “Kill all the occupants of the rebel camp”.

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

      Nakatakas ang “occupants of the rebel camp” eh…Malay mo kasama na ang mga ‘yon sa evacuees / alleged displaced families at pinapakain na ng gobyerno at donations ng mga christians.  Ganyan sila ka sama/walanghiya!

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

    if the place is so rigged with landmines, outlawed in international norms then better use “napalm” as it is also outlawed! a tooth for a tooth, it’s the only language these moros will ever understand!

    • Anonymous

      why not cluster bomb it instead? there’s a guarantee that there will be no outlaws who will survive.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MYTXRXGVJWVQ34UFD3FUECACTM Abdullah Azamher

    “At least 11,593 residents have been displaced by military operations in Payao”   “encampment of at least 100 outlaws led by former Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) commander Waning Abdusalam in Payao”   “He said six outlaws were confirmed killed while some 40 were believed wounded.”  — atleast 100 outlaws ay kasama na 11, 593 na na displaced. hindi na nakita at nakatakas.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PBOZBBLRVEOTWHXEXOAXJR3Q3Y Dana

    For  this ALLEGED MILF lost command, what is important to them is their personal agenda. Not the moslem religion, not the Bangsamoro ideology. It is the proceeds from extortion, KFR, smugggling, manufacture of false documents, etc. Why go farming or fishing if kidnapping could bring you  millions of pesos in less than a month of negotiations?

  • Anonymous

    The bandits have disintegrated. Carry on soldiers!

    The fortified camp should now be transformed into a military detachment.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PBOZBBLRVEOTWHXEXOAXJR3Q3Y Dana

         Hopefully,  the military is smart enough to isolate all of the elleged displaced families and separate the men from women and have an inventory of all the men pictures, fingerprints and DNA.  Some of the criminals might have mixed with those displaced families and played a chamillion.

  • Anonymous

    Fr. Robert Reyes must study first the Koran before leading a peace March in conjoint with  Islamic principles….
    Otherwise he is just making a Tower of Babel attempting to reach heaven, but not with stones, but with cadavers of our dedicated soldiers….

    But on the other hand the religious approaches towards eternity of  Roman Catholics are very much similar with Islam (piety, charity, sacrifice, good works, etc.)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KAGAOIBHOROFBZW3ATJLXHKLQU MaR A

    Uhmm, are there any video footage of the operations? at least photographs?
    The military should provide the public with video or photographs of the operations they conducted and are conducting. Images of the areas being swept by the AFP.

    With all the realities that are happening in our government and the armed forces (i.e. $$$ Generals, etc.),
    showing the actual operations and efforts (i.e. new equipment(s) in action) is a small thing to ask. 

  • Anonymous

    After this campaign are the licensed renegades of MILF free, allowed gain by the national government to regroup, kidnap, and harass the public and kill soldiers?

    Don’t talk to me about military intelligence… in the area full of muslim enemy combatants
    and civilian supporters, intelligence is worthless…
    To get support of fellow muslim is one of the 5 Basic Principles of Islam. No true muslim civilian in that locality will ever sincerely help the government for that matter. The most practical is blanket bombing…
    Taqqiyah  (deception or treachery for Islam interest is justified)  and characteristically Islamic doctrine, who then will tell the truth to the military?

    The public is just being made buff_n by somebody!
     

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VQXKDXPPBDOPIRWXHFOO45OSGM Roman

    Eh,wala naman napatay na kalaban. Drawing lang yan. Nagtakbuhan? Hahahaha. Maniwala kayo.

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

    this is another attempt again to distort the perception of the public. the 19 soldiers incident is in al barka basilan while the seized encampment is in payao, zamboanga sibugay. these 2 locations are far from each other. the outlaws group in al barka is not the same group in payao. there is no connection between the two incidents thus you cannot say that the operation in payoa, zamboanga sibugay is an ‘all-out-justice’ for the 19 soldiers.  as far as i know the investigation for al barka basilan incident still on going but no ground operation has started yet. this news item is an attempt to project that the government is doing something on the al barka incident when they are not doing anything except investigation. the payao, zamboang sibugay operation is not related to albarka incident.

    • Anonymous

      Tony, you are 100 percent correct. Ito nga ang nakaka inis dito sa mga reporter. Report ng report pero hindi nila kini question kung ang report nila does make sense.  Dapat questionin nila ang nagsasabing mga government official tulad ni Pnoy kasi panay kalokohan ang sinasabi nila. Una, inamin na nga ng MILF na sila ang responsibly sa 19 na sundalong namatay sa Al Barka, Basilan pero sa salita naman ni Pnoy at mga General ay pinapatugis niya ay mga Abu Sayaf sa ibang lugar, sa Payao, Zamboanga. Ito ang sinasabi ni Pnoy at mga General na ALL OUT JUSTICE sa mga 19 na sundalong namatay samantalang ibang grupo itong sinasabi nilang tinutugis sa Payao, Zamboanga. Ano ba kayong mga reporter, hindi niyo tinatanong kung tama ang mga niri report niyo? Basta report ng report?

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

        hindi kaya deliberate yang pagkakamali ng report na yan para masabi na decisive kuno ang response ng govt?

      • Anonymous

        It is decisive indeed! We call it decisively indecisive.

  • Anonymous

    ano yan camp lang ng kalaban ang nakuha,yung mismong mga kalaban walang nahuli,eh wala naman palang kwenta yang assault ng military,sana nahuli nila  yung mga kalaban para totoo yung sinasabi nilang justice…asan ang justice dyan eh lugar lang yung nakuha nila,yung mga kalaban andun na sa evacuation center at inaalagaan pang gobyerno…walang pupuntahan yan..pagkatapos babalik ulit dyan sa lugar yung mga kalaban at mang aambush ulit…di  kailangan  ng pilipino ang camp ang kailangan mahuli yung gumawa ng pang aambush…yun ang justice…

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

    I agree with Rep. Bagatsing….there’s no sense talking to these MILF leaders if they can’t even control their members…it’s just a waste of time and people’s money….:(

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001852991728 Cant Escape

    Lokohan lang ang operation na yan ! 

    The military is coordinating with the rebels to make this bogus operation. Well-orchestrated just like what happened years ago when they said they have cornered the ASG, then all of a sudden nakapuslit daw (ala-magician).

    There are people or groups from the government/military side that protect the rebels/bandits. Yun ang dapat nilang alamin. Dahil kung hindi, patuloy lang na mapapahamak ang mga sundalong walang kaalam-alam na ginagawa lang silang sakripisyo sa sariling kapakanan ng mga taong ito.

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

    kontrapelo… Hillary is not US VP but US Secretary of State… hahaha… you are funny!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2ZPLXB7KDA2DN2Z53IXWSKKAZU Kakashi

    common sense lng…kung ikaw ung rebelde hindi k b tatakas binobomba n kyo?syempre pupunta k dun s ligtas k at magtatago…

  • Anonymous

    To Filipinoflash…. There are two reasons why the govt will bomb a deserted enemy camp: (1) the enemy is still there; or, (2) the enemy is no longer there but will bomb it anyway for propaganda. There are also two reasons why the enemy will desert their camp: (1) they don’t like bombs; or, (2) they have already achieved propaganda mileage and upped their ratings.  But, as you said, Pnoy’s ratings will go up because of the bombed deserted camp. War of the ratings pala eto!

  • Anonymous

    A moro is a moro is a moro. One can never never trust a moro!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BN4RGMJXFOD6DKC2HM24M34K34 Bart

    One unwritten rule in Lanao del Norte that all non-moros must keep in mind. Never trust all moros. Peace talks with the moros? Pang bekkying usapan lang yan.

  • Anonymous

    “We intend
    to finish this as soon as possible. We are now assaulting and hopefully by the
    end of the day or at least tomorrow morning we should declare victory,” Mabanta
    said.

     

    Mabanta
    seems overwhelmed  what he saw in Sirte.
    What victory he’s claiming?

     

    It’s now 2011,
    yet  the military still can  not  solve
    the problem in one island.

     

    Victory not yet
    achieved. The military can not just claim victory in one battle,  solve the overall conflict….then that’s the
    right time the military can claim victory.

  • Anonymous

    I would like to believe on these kinds of news if you show us some edited video clips.

    Show us what you are reporting on things like this that are happening in areas like this.

    I am sure you, Philippine Daily Inquirer and other media, have reporters everywhere.

  • Anonymous

    To : Gen. Mabanta and Gen. Ruiz. : Gen . Mabanta said “We intend to finish this as soon as possible. We are now assaulting and hopefully by the end of the day or at least tomorrow morning we should declare victory,” . What do you mean by finish? The culprits were not arrested dead or alive yet? Of the 3 days heavy bombing you only got two rebels dead? Wha kind of ultra pathetic performance is that? There wer 48 camps there according to Erap, how many so far have you recovered? YOu only mentioned  of the civilians displaced by ten thousands, how about the rebels, there are supposedly 12,000 of them were they displaced too?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OSPLKSPHZHKEVAMNJQQV4GDGAQ ely

    BOGOS OPERATION!!!

    WHAT THE MILITARY AND THERE COMMANDER MISCHIEF ACHIEVED?

  • Jennel Amargo

    no need to hear the muslim bandits cried for peace and solidarity…KILL THEM ALL(muslim bandits, MNLF, abusayap and MILF) so that justice be served to our fallen soldiers. Even to the nearest kin of this bandits must be annihilated to avoid any roots and branches to sprung up!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4Q5EHNRA6LXAHGXPSMAXBGJ4ME isidro

    We cannot blame our brother Muslims including lawless elements being branded by non thinking sectors for fighting our government. Why?

    They are asking for autonomy, self governance and what have they got? It is like a child asking for a milk, and the mother gave him a spank.

    Postponement of election is the main reason.  No matter how you look at it in different angles, that is the main reason why there is war again in Mindanao.

    The on going audit for all the projects in Mindanao will prove of wide scale corruption from previous administrations local and national. And war is the only way they can divert the issue. O baka naman si PGMA ay sangkot kaya isa sa mga financiers ng mga lawless elements?

    Maaring may financial support from warlords-politicians in Mindanao ang mga rebelde. And no-glaring reason is the funding from foreign Muslim worlds.

    • Anonymous

      How about GMA, is it possible that for her to avoid the pungent or filthy smell of the jail once convicted in the future , would finance the MILF’s frequent , indescriminate bombing and attacks to divert or rearrange the urgency of the priorities in Malacanang? Or the disgruntled politicians who are possible losers in the coming elections of 2013 are spearheading the violence from the bounty terrorists?

  • Anonymous

    PAMBIHIRA… meron pa palang 5Million Bonus ang mga walang hiya!!!! :(

    • Anonymous

      P-Noy shouldn’t have given the amount no matter how pittance it is, since it showed how pathetic he is in understanding the MORO rebellion. Deles on the otherhand should be allowed courtesy resignation ASAP.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OIIICCZXYTLGJYZIYLCVNIG6UM bernardo

    The AFP, after using OV-10’s, MG 520 attack helicopters, with companies of soldiers, captured the 
    MILF camp in Payao, Zamboanga Sibugay. The AFP claimed,  they killed 6 MILF fighters. (where’s the body?)  After intense bombing, They failed to capture alive even one MILF fighter. The reason? There’s no enemy there!  The MILF who massacred our soldiers is in AL BARKA, BASILAN! Bakit hindi ‘yon ang binomba nyo? Dahil yon ang utos ng Commander in Chief nyo? Huwag galawin ang MILF dahil hindi pa naka liquidate ng 5M na bigay nya? I can only describe P-noy in two words, nagtatanga-tangahan, or talagang tanga!

    • Anonymous

      Tama ka. Good intentions never justify ignorance. PNOY is an egg never meant to hatch.

  • Anonymous

    Yung mga magagaling dito telling what the military should do, KAYO mismo ang pumunta sa giyera! I’m sure di nyo kaya kasi hanggang putak lang kayo…mga walang bayag! Mga Warfreak! NO TO WAR!

  • Anonymous

    Aanhin nyo ang campo ng mga rebelde na yan … saksak nyo sa baga ninyo … sayang ang gastos sa pag gamit ng air power eh wala naman kayong nahuling rebelde … BAKIT KINAKAILANGAN PANG MAG PAALAM SA MILF BAGO KAYO LUMOSOB … EH DI … SASABIHAN NILA ANG MILF NA TUMAKAS NA KAYO AT DARATING ANG MGA SUNDALO … MGA HUNGHANG !!!!!!!! …WALA BA KAYONG MGA COMMON SENSE ?????? …. sa mga muslim …. kahit anong sama ng lahi nila … kampi pa rin sila doon .. at hindi nila ipagkanulo yan sa mga sundalong humahabol …. MGA UGOK …. KUNG talagang seryoso ang MILF.. sa usapin ng kapayapaan … the government must DEMAND from MILF leadership the SURRENDER OF THIER COMRADS INVOLVE IN THE KILLING OF SOLDIERS INCLUDING ALL THOSE CIVILIANS WHO JOINED THE FIGHT…… PAG HINDI TUMUPAD ANG MILF … Iibig sabihin … PINAGLOLOKO LANG KAYO NG MILF …. dahil karamihan doon ay kamag anak nila …. ERGO !!!!!! …… TIME TO DECLARE ALL OUT WAR AGAINTS … MILF … ABU SAYAF …at lahat ng tumolong sa kanila ay SAGASAAN NA …

  • Anonymous

    Conquering a place is not victory. The whole country is Philippine’s territory. One does not conquer its own place. The problem is the Filipino leadership. Walang “Punto de Vista”. ang alam lang “Punto di Bulsa”. The problem is too much Arms. Only the Military should carry arms. By the way dapat alisin din ang armas ng mga politico. Senators, Congressmen, Mayors, Governors dapat wala ng Bodyguards. They are public servants. A servant does not need protection. This is a good solution to clean up the Philippines.

  • Anonymous

    Pagtumulong dyan ang MILF upakan na rin. Sila-sila rin yan, nagiiba lang ng pangalan e sila rin yun.

  • Anonymous

    Dear All, We Mindanaoans are tired of the “PEACE NEGOTIATIONS” and those people who have been clamoring for peace! Yes we want peace but this terrorists does not want peace…May I ask those who are rallying for “peace” to come and live with us here in Mindanao….why not be the neightbor of these terrorist if you want them untouched! Look at Sri Lanka, they have been negotiating for peace until they decided to go for an all out war and only then peace is achieved. These group of PEACE CLAMORING people are idealist and live in a virtual world! These are the reality in life…HINDI KAYO NAKATIRA DITO KAYA’T HINDI NINYO ALAM ANG KALAGAYAN NAMIN…PARA MALAMAN NINYO TUMIRA KAYO DITO AND SEE FOR YOURSELVES. WE WANT THESE MILFS, MNLF, ABUS ETC CRIMINALS SQUASHED AND DECIMATED….THAT’S ALL WHAT WE NEED FOR THE PEACE OF THE COUNTRY ESPECIALLY US HERE IN MINDANAO.

  • Anonymous

    Where is Waning Abdusalam? probably in a safe place enjoying his share of the pot! through the years it’s been the same plot, same result. kawawang mindanao, kawawang mga ordinaryong sundalo, kawawang sambayanan! — ‘ika nga sa radyo pera pera lang yan!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Pnoy is probably jubilant and celebrating now for his men captured a fortified camp of the rebels. Some graves are all that is left behind. I speculate those graves are empty because they don’t want to dig it up according to the armed forces in respect of the dead. Are we not supposed to check the identity of the dead enemies, may be we will be checking empty graves, no identity. I have nothing against our armed forces, but in the situation like these, I begin to wonder. Where are the rebels? I haven’t heard any shots fired coming from the criminals or rebels. Nothing on the news about any shooting coming from MILF or rebels. The news yesterday said one AFP spokesperson, that the place is surrounded and the rebels are holed in????.How did the rebels manage to scape if it is surrounded? What happened??? I can only speculate that the armed forces waited until the area is clear of MILF or rebels and safe to enter before they moved in……..Pounding the place with bombs and what have you, was just a show, but nothing to show for, in reality, the criminals have been long gone before the bombing .  We just wasted ammo and bombs just to make pogi points…..What a feat!!!…..PNOY this is your victory….celebrate with ticker tape parade tomorrow at Roxas Blvd…..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYAZBOJYIUCRLWTYJBORBVTTOI boyfarmer

      If the camp is situated in the “areas of temporary stay”, probably the AFP informed the MILF that they are attacking as a courtesy. then in turn the elements of the Milf informed the so called outlaws that the military is coming so they escaped. What we got is empty victory if the bandits are not captured.

  • Anonymous

    Dear All, We Mindanaoans are tired of the “PEACE NEGOTIATIONS” and those people who have been clamoring for peace! Yes we want peace but this terrorists does not want peace…May I ask those who are rallying for “peace” to come and live with us here in Mindanao….why not be the neightbor of these terrorist if you want them untouched! Look at Sri Lanka, they have been negotiating for peace until they decided to go for an all out war and only then peace is achieved. These group of PEACE CLAMORING people are idealist and live in a virtual world! These are the reality in life…HINDI KAYO NAKATIRA DITO KAYA’T HINDI NINYO ALAM ANG KALAGAYAN NAMIN…PARA MALAMAN NINYO TUMIRA KAYO DITO AND SEE FOR YOURSELVES. WE WANT THESE MILFS, MNLF, ABUS ETC CRIMINALS SQUASHED AND DECIMATED AND ONLY THEN WE CAN HAVE PEACE….

  • Anonymous

    Dear All, We Mindanaoans are tired of the “PEACE NEGOTIATIONS” and those people who have been clamoring for peace! Yes we want peace but this terrorists does not want peace…May I ask those who are rallying for “peace” to come and live with us here in Mindanao….why not be the neightbor of these terrorist if you want them untouched! Look at Sri Lanka, they have been negotiating for peace until they decided to go for an all out war and only then peace is achieved. These group of PEACE CLAMORING people are idealist and live in a virtual world! These are the reality in life…HINDI KAYO NAKATIRA DITO KAYA’T HINDI NINYO ALAM ANG KALAGAYAN NAMIN…PARA MALAMAN NINYO TUMIRA KAYO DITO AND SEE FOR YOURSELVES. WE WANT THESE MILFS, MNLF, ABUS ETC CRIMINALS SQUASHED AND DECIMATED AND ONLY THEN WE CAN HAVE PEACE IN THE COUNTRY ESPCIALLY MINDANAO.

  • Anonymous

    Talk is cheap. It would have been much better local reporters(radio,TV, newspaper) were allowed to be embedded with the attacking forces to record this incident Mabanta claimed “a victory”. If the fortress is  a pinpointed island separated from the populated areas and could be access only by bridges, why was it that  12K civilians have to leave houses?Who were those 6 rebels killed? Where did the wounded rebels seek treatment? How did the army know their numbers when they don’t have a shadow to show of these criminals.The AFP has credibility problem and allowing the public to see proof of their accomplishment will help improve that.

  • Anonymous

    Yan lang?? Kampo lang an na-capture? E asan ang kalaban?? Nuong nakaraan, na-encircle na raw tapos kampo lang ang nacapture?

  • Anonymous

    Wow!  “three-day air and ground assault” ! using OV-10 light attack turbo prop plane? Ano mga sorties? Just curious lang. Di ko alam kung may video coverage ang air assault kuno. Na-televised ba sa kapamilya o kapuso? Was there a plan before the air assault? Was there a intelligence gathering before the air assault? Was there a huge budget for the air assault? Hanggang kailan ang air assault? Hanggang maubos ang sorties kuno? What type of sorties? Curious lang po. Sana may air show ang AFP, ipakita sana ang capabilities, pero kung mahina ang capabilities, palakasin muna bago i-televise. Curious lang po.

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

      you will see it in youtube.  some PAF pilots posted their ops there.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PYBQDHVEYP7E4P54RSKKIHVZCE gwen balili

    Good job AFP !!! OK pwede na bigyan ulit ng 5M ang milf para maka regroup at makabili ng armas

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/S5YO3T26LBZDDZHAFXHZ6DGAWE dequis

    samantalang si bongbong marcos salita nang salita wala daw kwentang lider si Pres. Noynoy baka mamatay na sa inggit dahil nabigong ipamana ni macoy sa kanya ang malacanang.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5PGZA6WQW46QED7HFNWEDJ5EC4 Arnel

    the problem in mindanao..can mostly be blame to  us CHRISTIANS(kuno)….eversince most of our muslim brothers have been living in mindanao..then came the Spanish, Americans, Japanese, and us..(from LUZON AND VISAYAS) we tried to mess with their way of  life..through illegal loggings, land grabbing, and 
     natural resources development WHICH CAUSE ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTERS IN THE AREA…THE LAST BUT NOT THE LEAST ..TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THEM THROUGH CORRUPTIONS, NEPOTISM AND THREATEN WITH HARM, DEATH IF THEY DONT FOLLOW..

    We treated our muslims brothers and natives as SECOND CLASS CITIZENS…UNTIL NOW>>.. AND I THINK THATS ONE OF THE CAUSES OF MUSLIM REBELLION(marami pa dahilan)// UNTIL WE CHRISTIANS FOLLOW THE DOCTRINE OF JESUS CHRIST WHICH IS IF ? BATUHIN KA NG BATO, BATUHIN MO SIYA NG TINAPAY>>> EH WALANG MANGYARI TALAGA,, KASI ANG IBATO NATIN AY GRANADA..

    THERE ARE FEW THINGS WE CAN START..

    we hire muslims from mindanao to be soldiers, so that they can be our defender in that region,,they will be
    more effective and efficient because they know the culture and religion//

    the GAWAd Kalinga..should start building houses their too, the Catholic Church should sent priest like father Tenorio, the Protestant Churches should sent Medical Missions AND sports programs, the Iglesia NI Cristo..should sent missionaries to help in livelihood programs.HUWAG MAG CONVERT LANG…NGO’s and our National Government should help in infrastracture rebuilding and transparence governance..and so many more..and US what can be of  help..
    BE RESPECTFUL, LOVING, UNDERSTANDING, AND NOT BIASED  IN OUR OPINIONS..

    SOLDIERS OF OUR ARMED FORCES SHOULD BRING MORE CANDIES FOR KIDS, MEDICAL MISSIONS SA MILF AND MNLF AREAS..GET OUR MUSLIMS BROTHERS TRUSTS FIRST THAT WE ARE DOING THEM NO HARM AND WE ARE FOR REAL..THIS WILL BE A GOOD START IN BUILDING A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR BROTHERS IN MINDANAO(MUSLIM, NATIVES OR FELLOW CHRISTIANS).

    kayo naman mga BALIMBING..mag bagong buhay na..huwag maggatong ng mangatong, kayong TRAPOS >> MAG RETIRE NA..GIVE CHANCE TO OUR YOUNG AND ASPIRING LEADERS..

  • Anonymous

    seize all MILF camps!!! let no MILF camps exist!!! only AFP camps must exist!! put half of military strength in mindanao. dont worry about luzon and visayas, they are more behave and peace loving people

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HIJZDY4BIAWXY2LKVCXQT5NSVM ramon

    troops seized rebel camp with resistant pero sa reported na 100 strong rebel holed inside, asan na ngayon?nasakop  ang bahay wala namang laman. parang sinabi na natalo na ang kalaban ..eh ..asan ang kalaban? nahuli ba?

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

      tumakbo na nga!  ikaw ba di ka tatakbo kung binobomba bahay mo?  sa ipis nga baka tumakbo ka eh. natural na mag tago sila.  di nila kaya tapatan ang laban.  they will strike again later and run again after.  the military should continue to apply pressure on those rebels until there is no place to run.  

  • Anonymous

    I feel sorry for the ordinary foot soldiers that our leaders sacrificed in the name of FAKE PEACE and those civilian always caught in crossfire tuwing magkaputakan they did what our leaders told them to do, they are doing their duties to defend the sovereignty of our country pero to hear of how our dear leader appreciated their sacrificed by giving  donation to the enemy, no matter how small that maybe… I say good job MR. PRESIDENT! you just sold out our soldiers to the enemy!!! Sundalo natin nagtitiis sa kakarampot na sweldo, pumapalyang armas at palpak na intelligence samantalang ikaw nakikipag kape sa kalaban…. they are the very same monkeys na  pumapatay sa mga sundalo natin at demokrasya ng ating  bansa!!!!!  mahiya kanaman kahit man lang sa mga namatayan sa KAKA PIST! PIST! mo…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5PGZA6WQW46QED7HFNWEDJ5EC4 Arnel

      PREDO PENDUCO..UNTIL NOW YOUR COMMENTS ARE OF FANTASY!! PUNTA KA NA LANG SA FANTASY LAND SA DISNEY LAND.. DOON MAKASAMA MO SI SNOWHITE, MICKEY  MOUSE AT IBA PA.. KULANG KA SA TULOG BRAD,,…ITO MUNA GAWIN MO..BAGO KA PUMUNTA SA COMPUTER OR INTERNET CAFE,,KUMAIN KA MUNA, THE GAWIN MO MUNA ANG MGA UTOS NI MISIS..MALIGO KA NA RIN..PARA PRESKO ISIP MO,,, HUWAG KA MANGOPYA NG COMMENTS GALING SA MGA BALIMBING DITO..NAKAKAHIYA KA..GAMITIN MO MAG RESEARCH KA MUNA SA TOPIC NA GUSTO MO MAG COMMENT..PAALAALA LANG!!

      • Anonymous

        hahaha parang ikaw ata ang nag fa-fantasy brad… wag kang mag-alala palaging  presko utak ko pag comment mang lang ang ginagawa ko… kaya ko ngang gumawa hundred lines a day sa pag ko-code ko ayon pag tulad ng utak mo baka nasa mental na ako ngayon kung ganyan lang ka babaw ang utak ko =)… and sorry brad sa country na tinitirahan ko ngayon wala ata akong nakita kahit isang cafe dito.. mag research muna ako if may kahit isang cafe man dito para masubukan nga tulad mo =) parang missed ko narin pag ca-cafe hehehe.. at di ko kailangan mangopya brad tatatlong monitor ko dito  baka pag nag copy/paste ako baka ma paste ko yung code dito sa inquirer hahaha… wag naman sana

    • Anonymous

      @PedroPenduco
      Nabasa mo bang sa panahon pa ni Gloria aprobado ang panukalang yan?

      Di ka yata nagbabasa or marunong kaba umintindi?

      • Anonymous

        saang elementarya ka ba nag graduate?  nakatapos ka ba noon? i think dapat pasara yan kasi kung ganyan man lang kaya nilang e produced sayang lang  subrang babaw nag pag-unawa  mo hahaha…

        gamitin mo utak mo please meron ka noon diba?

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        easy lang mga boys!

  • Anonymous

    The bandits have disintegrated. Carry on soldiers!

    The fortified camp should now be transformed into a military detachment.

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

    saan nag-punta ang mga lawless elements na ito, baka may magic mga ito..o baka may secret deal ang government at milf…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VKKQHPIKOB2UFCKBM3VDLKKOHA Ray

    Go lang ng go!! Kill all rebel scum!! I’d love to see someone post in youtube how they bomb these rats out! mala-Modern Combat 3 lang to! hahaha 

  • Anonymous

    ALL out war na yan!!! P-NOY please lang, wag na kayong maki pag usap sa mga rebeldeng yan! hapang nag pipeace talk kayo, nag hahasik sila ng lagim!!! wala silang process na sinusunod!! kaya nga ayaw nilang madaliin ang peace talk dahil sa peace talk na yan, alam nilang makakapag hasik sila at walang magagawa ang gobyerno dahil nga sa peace talk na yan!!! oo marami nga ang mamatay, ilang libo ang mamatay, pero isipin din natin na para din ito sa ilang milyong tao na hindi mapaphamak!! wag ka na magpadala sa mga religious groups na yan, kung gusto nila habang nag all out war, pumunta sila sa kampo ng mga rebelde at sila makipag usap, hindi yung puro lang sila protesta pero wala namang ginagawa!!!!

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