btw, i dont think the was an overkill...that's exactly the way to do it...come in with an overwhelming force...otherwise, the outcome might have been a little different...and those media peeps complaining how there were treated..i'd say, shut up! you're just showing how ignorant most of you are.
just my 2 cents.
I'll add another 2 cents Lamok ;D nice one...these media people should go to Basilan and let them stay in between the Abu Sayyaf and military and tell us that they are after press freedom!
c'mon guys the media play well in this event lalo na exclusive report between the two giant network, who are working hard to had a scoop on those main event/content of the report! regarding the shut'em up of the media, will it's the freedom of the press, without media their is no 100% pure television entertainment.............
I think those media personnel should have gone out of the hotel the moment they were told to.The lespu could not operate with them inside..I know its their job to cover the story ,get the news ,but what if they were held hostage? they should be charged with obstruction of justice due to failure to cooperate..Are they not aware that the magdalo's are using them as human shields?
I was a fan of senator trillanes before but from what he have shown that day made me disappointed.If they really plan of going after the Government they should have planned it well.Like real soldiers do..my 2 cents..
I thought there would be a glorious shootout, Trillanes' Last Stand, but alas just a damaged hotel lobby, a busload of pathetic media personnels, and another group of "wannabes" who lacked good judgment and showed poor leadership. The Philippines deserves better than this and better than what it has.
It s actually notable that the clergy was in it from the start of this coup attempt Usually they wait and decide with clear command control from the archbishop. makes you wonder who call s the real shot in the RC Church nowadays ...I miss Sin
Yeah Trillanes is flaky ...nyet ..worse: "flimsy" is the word...and My Golly! he had to revert to his "11 Million voted for me" speech...pathetic
Im not such an administration fan but this one (GMA) deserves better opponents
I call their act "political-military slapstick"
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well...but i still believe in Trillanes...his cause for this fight... ;D
me as well! GMA should better get her a$$ off in Malacanang!
problem with this is...who's your bet to give this country a better chance?
trillanes should have studies his history better. 7 coup attempts in the past 20 years and the government is still there. some of these attempts is honasan was involved with gunfire, taking of 2 camps, a television station. now that's something.
but going to a hotel (did he even pay???) then saying something like "we could not put into our conscience, hurting the civilians (reporters) because of the government actions"
why don't he give this country a favor and just shut up!
agree...he's just making things difficult for us.
come to think of it, anyone who sits in malacañang will do the same thing, why not wait for his turn instead of rocking the boat and would set us back 2 to 3 years before we can recover from the effects that he has caused.
oh, did i say he almost destroyed our wedding plans this december!
The question here guys is - Who would you rather believe?
Esperon, Razon, Barias OR Trillanes, Lim, Querubin
Bunye, Puno OR Nemenzo, Guingona, B. Labayen, F. Reyes.
I read this in the papers and it got me thinking. I'd rather take plotters words as we all know what is behind the NBN deal, who made real money there, and who will be left holding the bag (and pay all our debt) other than US poor Filipinos.
Maybe the rest of the nation should make a stand against all the graft and corruption we all so blindly ignore.
POLITICAL TIDBITS Too little emphasis on media responsibility
By Belinda Olivares-Cunanan
"But all the complaints about curtailment of press freedom sound hollow to many people, including this columnist. For didnft we see such an unbridled press conference by Trillanes et al. under full media coverage? Many citizens found it disconcerting, in fact, that the lespu didnft do anything as the rebels talked their heads off, although it was good they didnft, for now therefs hordes of disillusioned voters of Trillanes.
It must also be stressed that the lespu patiently called the desks of all newspaper and TV-radio newsroom and pleaded with them to get their reporters out of the Manila Pen by 3 p.m., as counter-operations were to begin. But the media just ignored that plea and for the next three hours, they stuck by the rebels, with some plainly heard over TV saying, gWefll protect you.h Sadly, many of our media practitioners seem too obsessed with their freedom gto do our jobh but therefs too little emphasis on mediafs responsibility. One such responsibility involves cooperation with lespu to protect public interest against enemies of the state."
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glockbiker, you said it better than belinda cunanan hehehe! ;D
i work with a media company as well and the way i see it talagang may pakakamali.
btw, in fairness, i think GMA7 handled their people well during this incident...they ordered their people out...only one of their peeps underwent "processing"...i heard he's a technical guy na inabot when he was still in the process of moving cables and equipment out.
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"its not the mountains that we conquer, it's ourselves." ...e.hillary
i got a forwarded e-mail about a bonifacio day coup attempt last september ata...
but i just shrugged it off... deleted it and purged my trash folder....
oh! an a friend of mine got a text message 30minutes before the event from her former boss, requesting her to find a suitable (read: biggest) conference venue for 'those guys' ASAP... but she didn't heed the request....
Hehehe they "strapped" the media men but they admitted ( lespu force ) if not for them ( the media, particularly the TV )they did not noticed what's going on there,
so media's intelligence is more effective than their lespu intelligence?
and why is only ABS-CBN the invited station, no GMA 7, ABC 5 on their hearing?
rumors has been going on around media outfits regarding coup..special mention ang marines...i'm almost 100 percent sure military & lespu intelligence knew something about it...but as we all know, its very hard to prove intent unless of course you have very good evidence to prove it...nung nakaraan, nag coup na nga dehins pa aminin na coup yung ginawa eh ;D
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