Daily Archives: December 21, 2016

SAAN TAHIMIK SI DIGONG

SALAG-BANAT
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Ni Arturo P. Garcia

Sa halos ng lahat ng paksa, mula sa pakikialam ng mga Amerikano sa Pilipinas hanggang sa panganib ng droga, nagsasalita si Digong Duterte. At wala siyang tigil sa kadadakdak.

Ngunit sa isang bagay lamang tahimik si Digong. Ito ay hinggil sa inhustiya at sa kalagayan ng hustisya at sa proseso ng hustosya sa Pilipinas.

Marahil dito siya mismo ang dahil ng pinakamalaking inhusitsya sa Pilipinas. Ito ang pagpatay ng may higit sa 6,000 akusado ng pagbebenta ng droga ng walang kaukulang proseso sa batas.

At kung pagbabatayan ang kanyang mga pinasasabi, alam na natin wala siyang pakiaalam sa batas at kawalang hustisya sa Pilipinas.

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Isa sa mga popular na sinabi ni Pangulong Ramon Magsaysay ay “ ang mga kulang sa yaman ay dapat magkaroon ng malaking hati sa batas.”

Ang nakaraang Pangulong BS Aquino III ay nagtangkang “maglunsad ng reporma sa batas at hustiya sa Pilipinas.”

Una, pinatalsik niya ang Hepe ng Kuarta Supremang mandaramong na sI CJ Corona. Sa katunayan, ipinaaresto niya at ipinakulong sa unang pagkakataon ang tatlong senador na garapalang nandambong ng yaman ng bayan.

Dangan nga lamang hindi niya pinag-usig ang mga malalapit sa kanya. kahit ano pang galit ng masa, nagtaingang kawali si Noynoy.

Ito ang dahilan kung bakit pumalyaang kanyang sinasabing reporma at nasira ang kanyang “tuwid na daan”. Ito rin ang dahilan kung bakit nanalo si Digong sa kanyang kandidadatong si Mar Roxas,

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Sa kabilang dako, si Digong ay TAHIMIK at WALANG SINASABI o pinabanggit hinggil dito. Sa bagay na ito tahimik siya. Ang lagi niyang sinasabi ay “ Korupsyon galit ako dyan.” TAPOS ANG KWENTO.

Ang lagi niyang pinakauulit-ulit at pinagduduldulan sa mga tao ay “papatay pa raw siya ng marami para masugpo ang droga.” TAPOS.

Kahit pabalat-bunga, wala siyang sinasabi tungkol sa hustisya o kawalang hustisya sa Pilipinas. Dahil nga alam nga nyang marami siyang nalalabag dito lalo na sa hindi niya pagrespeto sa mga karapatang pantao ng kanyang mga kababayan.

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Kamakailan lmang nagbigyan siya ng mga kondisyon sa tagasiyasat ng UN na si Agnes Callamard hinggil sa mga karapatang pantao bago ito makapasok sa Pilipinas.

Bakit mo pa inimbita kung hindi mo naman pala papayagang pumasok batay sa iyong kondisyon?

Ang nakakalimutan ng ibang mga tao ay, idolo ni Digong si Marcos na numero unong hindi rumespeto sa karapatang pantao noong panahon ng martial law,

Para kay Digong, ang mga Karapatang Pantao ay sagabal lamang sa pagapapatupad ng kanyang pamamahala o sariling batas. At iyon nga ang problema,

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Kapag ang mga dapat sumunod at magpatupad sa batas ang mga unang-unang lumalabag dito, ano pa ang maasahan natin sa pagpapatupad ng batas at hustisya?

Para lamang tayong nangangarap ng gising. Ang dapat nating unawain ang pangaral ni Dr, Jose P. Rizal:

“Walang alipin kung walang paaalipin.”

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THE INViTATION THAT NEVER WAS

KOMUNIDAD
December 21, 2016

THE INViTATION THAT NEVER WAS

By Arturo P. Garciaduterte-joma-sison

After a stirring criticisms from the United Nations Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard and former UN Secretary General Bn Ki Moon, and the following curses from Ph President Duterte, the Philippine government invited the UN Special Rapporteur to the Philippines

But that was not an invitation after all. It came with strict conditions.
The administration set three conditions before allowing the UN investigation on supposed extrajudicial killings in the country. One,
Callamard must have a public debate with President Rodrigo Duterte before the media. Two, Duterte is allowed to ask her questions. Three, she has to take an oath.

As expected, the United Nations Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard rejects government’s conditions in the probe on the spate of killings.

Callamard said she cannot abide by the three conditions. She said it is not consistent with the code of conduct for special rapporteurs. The French woman was appointed UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions last August 1.

She said the results of the investigation should be highly confidential.”I cannot build trust, including with the police or with the government, if there is a threat of public debate at the end of the mission,” Callamard said.

She added the issue is a sensitive matter as it involves deaths of alleged victims and perpetrators.

“There is the necessity of respect. Respect for the life, respect for the loss of life. Respect for the victims, respect for the police,respect for the family,” she said.

Callamard said she is bound to conduct the UN’s standardized assessment, not to engage in a “politicized debate.” “These cannot be the object of a public debate,” she said.

The UN rapporteur instead suggested for Philippine officials to have a private debriefing with Duterte and hold a joint press conference — where the President can rebut — after the preliminary findings.

Callamard said she can only produce preliminary findings after a weeklong probe.Despite government’ s conditions, Callamard is still hoping to visit the country next year.

“I am absolutely committed to come to the Philippines in the spirit of constructive dialogue with the government… I am committed to offer my expertise,” she said.But Callamard said her visit is now in the hands of the government.

13770342_10153859917897734_7440132913465371467_nSought for comment, the Department of Foreign Affairs said the probe may not proceed if Callamard refuses to abide by government’s conditions.

“Our position is it is up to Dr. Callamard to accept our conditions. If she’s saying now that she cannot accept then as I said earlier, the visit may not push through,” Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Charles Jose told CNN Philippines on Friday.

So, there will no visit and an no investigations. Just like closed authoritarian country or a dictatorship, the Philippines isoff-limits to the United Nations on the matter of human rights.

It is a pity that the Philippines, one of the founders of the United Nations is now acting like a present day dictatorship that Dr. Jose P. Rizal described during the days of colonial Spain in one of his novel.

The difference is that President Digong echoes its title, like the grass flower Makahiya, he told the United Nations:

Noli Me Tangere” ( Touch Me Not)

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JAMES TAYLOR CANCELS PH SHOW, CITES DU30’s WAR ON DRUGS

JFAV UPDATES
December 21, 2016

JAMES TAYLOR CANCELS PH SHOW, CITES DU30’s WAR ON DRUGSjames-taylor

By Arturo P. Garcia

Los Angeles- – Grammy-winning American singer-songwriter James Taylor took to social media to announce the cancellation of his Manila concert next year, saying he needs to make a political stand.

In a Facebook post on Wednesday (Manila time), Taylor cited the increasing number of deaths related to President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign against illegal drugs.

“I’ve been eagerly looking to play for my Philippine audience ever since we added Manila to our tour of the Pacific this coming February, so it saddens me to cancel our concert there,” he wrote.

“I don’t think of my music as being particularly political, but sometimes one is called upon to make a political stand.”

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He continued: “The scourge of addiction is a worldwide problem and does serious harm, not only to the addict but to our society. For a sovereign nation to prosecute and punish, under the law, those responsible for the illegal trade in drugs, is, of course, understandable, even commendable; but recent reports from the Philippines of summary executions of suspected offenders without trial or judicial process are deeply concerning and unacceptable to anyone who loves the rule of law.”

Taylor went on to apologize “for any inconvenience or disappointment this may cause my Filipino friends.”

“All tickets sold, of course, will be fully refunded. I am grateful to my promoter, Renen de Guia, for his patience and understanding,” he said, adding that his concerts in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand will still push through.

Taylor is known for his songs “Fire and Rain,” “Country Road,” “Something in the Way She Moves,” “Mexico” and “Shower the People,” among others.

In 2000, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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RUSSIA’S PUTIN AND JAPAN’s ABE TALKS ON THE KURILS

ALLIANCE NEWS
December 21, 2016

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Los Angeles -In the light of Russia’s Putin and Japan’s Abe talks, we must also learn about it with the Philippines and China’s warming up relations under Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.

Putin and Abe discussing trade and globalization: TPP and the disputed islands that Japan surrendered to the Soviets in 1945 and in 1951 when Japan sought to join the United Nations.

The RT article also said, ” I’m not sure I understand the conflict over the Russian islands. Japan’s Peace Treaty in 1951, submitted to the UN– a condition for it’s acceptance into the UN–renounced many of their territories it claimed during WWII and before. Japan surrendered those islands by treaty, and those islands seem like a small price to pay considering the massive loss of Russian lives during the war.

Understanding that the U.S. had monopolized the Peace proceedings at the UN and prevented the PRC from participating, I can only conclude that the Soviet Union also did not participate…If anyone knows those details, I’d like to know.

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1. Korea went to Korea, but North and South were divided and are still technically at war;

2. Formosa and Pescadores aka Taiwan and Penghu were occupied by the U.S. military, essentially providing protection to the Kuomintang Government of the Republic of China after they lost to the PRC;

3. Kurile and the portion of Sakhalin that it acquired as a
consequence of the treaty of Portsmouth in 1905 and should have been given to the Soviets;

4. The Pacific Islands that were under Japanese Mandate, were put under U.S. trusteeship– with Guam and the Marianas still territories of the U.S. and the Republic of the Marshall Islands and Micronesia still under heavy U.S. influence;

5. all rights to the Antarctic area;

6. The Spratley and Paracel Islands in the South China Sea were returned to “China.13582127_984331211679635_4040789833710743964_o

” I put China in quotes because at the time of this treaty, the US refused to acknowledge the legitimacy of the PRC, and other member states rejected the inclusion of the ROC, so neither was present during the treaty signing. Instead French-controlled Vietnam tried to claim Nansha and Xisha, but both Chinas objected.

Once the PRC was recognized at the UN, Nansha and Xisha remained under PRC administered territory.

Taiwan does not have a seat at the UN and is still occupied by the US military.

Also, included in the treaty were Okinawa and the Ryukyu Islands which was put under US “sole administering authority” and handed to Japan in 1972.

Their independence should have been reasserted, but because of the Korean and Vietnam wars the U.S. wanted Okinawa, especially after giving the Philippines it’s independence (while keeping its bases there).”

Thus, Russia and Japan’s talks about Kurils has its implications to Asia and the world and also for the cause of world peace.

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