A Colonial Outline By A Filipino Hitler

The New Society:
A Colonial Outline By A Filipino Hitler.

Kindly make your own corrections as I am now writing only from a failing memory, but even if these events happened some 47 years ago, March 18, 1968 stands out very clearly when a brazen massacre was carried out in Corregidor, Bataan.

But first, let us look at the scenario more than fifty years ago:

During the incumbency of Presidents Carlos Garcia and Diosdado Macapagal in the 1950s and early 1960s, the Philippine economy was a shining star. Local and foreign businesses were booming, jobs were so plentiful in thousands of factories that produced myriads of goods not only for local consumption but more for the export market. Many industrial estates had to be created to accommodate numerous investments in manufacturing.

The Philippine peso was 1=1 with the US dollar.

Our military then had the state-of-the-art armaments — fighter jets, bombers, tanks, etc and our well-equipped navy ships patrolled the whole country including the Spratly Island group – known then as the Paracels.

Manila, like what New York is today, was the financial center and the fashion capital not only of the region but of Asia. The first airline in the whole of Asia was the Philippine Airlines. Manila was THE destination for foreigners who were arriving in droves, not of cheap tourists, but more of the world’s jet-set and of big business investors.

We were more than sufficient culturally, socially, economically, politically, and militarily.
Yes, we were the envy of all our Asian neighbors.

What were the tools available to an incoming leader?

When Ferdinand Marcos came to power, the National Media Production Center (NMPC) churned-out volumes and volumes of government propaganda and the Marcos government faired quiet well in that regard. However, the bigger audience was Asia and the world, and because Marcos wanted more fame, he created the Philippine Center for Asian Studies (PCAS) designed primarily to do interdisciplinary studies in the whole of Asia, but Ferdie still had more up his sleeve.

PCAS had an imposing building right next to the UP Law Center in the University of the Philippines campus in Diliman, but unlike the respectable institution that it is now, it was said to have been surreptitiously established as a think tank not only to solidify Philippine leadership in Asia, but to ensure Philippine dominance as well.

Operating with PCAS was a political essayist rumored in leftist circles as a CIA operative, Adrian Cristobal’s writing style was not only good but very impressive, but for many critics, the content of his essays were simply controversial. With him was intelligence officer General Jose Almonte, and yes, in this group then was this young typist who is now the newspaper columnist Conrado De Quiroz.

From them came out programs espousing a proud and prosperous Filipino nation with Malakas and Maganda leading the country. There was also this bold move to promote the changing the country’s name Philippines to Maharlika, as it was alleged that King Philip II of Spain, in whose honor this country was named after, was a big error because he was a weak and a syphilitic leader.

PCAS appeared to have been attempting to rewrite the “better” Philippine history. The New Society gave the nation a proud identity. And the Filipinos rallied behind their apparently strong President. Thanks to all the government-controlled television and radio stations, and all print media, the Nation truly looked Great Again.

What extenuating circumstances allowed Marcos to plan ahead?

With the whole Philippine economy already under his grip, specially because he practically controlled most of the vital industries, rumors were persistent that Marcos wanted to “remake” history with programs that looked similar to the “Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere” designed by Japan to conquer and rule Asia in the 1940s before they went to war.

Like the Japanese, the perverted dream of greatness in conquest may have crept into Marcos who wanted to invade other countries and risk war with our neighboring brothers.

Kindly read this brief:
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_East_Asia_Co-Prosperity_Sphere

Then, in a privilege speech at the Philippine Senate labeled the JABIDAH MASSACRE, Senator Ninoy Aquino lit a bomb when he exposed the sinister attempt of Marcos to invade Sabah using military force with 180 Muslims trained as military commandos. This adventurous plan was thereafter aborted when the covert ops was botched and as a cover-up, the Muslims trainees were massacred.

Read this exposé of San Ninoy Aquino in its entirety:
http://www.gov.ph/1968/03/28/jabidah-special-forces-of-evil-by-senator-benigno-s-aquino-jr/

This planned invasion, along with the earlier “Operation Merdeka”, is the linchpin of the megalomaniac ambition of Ferdinand Marcos to expand the Philippine territory by attacking Sabah and then to conquer other parts of the big island. These covert operations were designed to realize the Maharlika program of Marcos, but the massacre sparked the ire of our neighboring countries and our Muslim brothers who thereafter created the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and later the MILF.

Read Wikipedia info on Jabidah Massacre and on Operation Merdeka:
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jabidah_massacre

Here are additional accounts on the earlier Philippine covert operations inside Sabah before the Jabidah Massacre.

Read Rappler article on Operation Merdeka in Sabah:
http://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/24025-jabidah-massacre-merdeka-sabah

This story of an ambitious Filipino Hitler may sound so incredible now and may look like a the theme of a James Bond movie but all these details are now written in our history, not by Ian Fleming, but by scores of our own Filipino writers.

MORE THAN THE VALUE OF THE STORY ON THIS MASSACRE, MARCOS WANTED TO RISK LOSING THE PEACE THAT WE ENJOYED AND BRING THE PHILIPPINES TO WAR WITH OUR NEIGHBORS TO FURTHER HIS MEGALOMANIAC AMBITIONS.

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Why Conflicts In The Philippines Elude Peace?

(Sorry but this article is still being written)

Why is the Philippines beset with conflicts that elude lasting peace?

Are we being used as pawns by manipulative powers?

We all know that there is big money to be made in any conflict anywhere in the world. But most of us are not aware on how conflicts are created.

The war industry is a very powerful sector. Even US President John Kennedy was assassinated because he wanted the Vietnam war stopped.

Our very good friend, the USA, wants war in Mindanao and will do anything to create chaos there to justify their meddling into East Asian affairs.

Pera-pera lang yan. World governments are beholden to big business.

Before the end of her tour of duty in the Philippines, why did former Ambassador Christie Kenney break diplomatic protocol and met with the Abu Sayyaf without even informing the Philippines? Was the delivery of arms, including the M50 assault rifle one year earlier than the receipt of the same of the Philippine military included in their secret agenda?

Pera-pera lang yan. World governments are beholden to big business.

Wars are waged in Iraq, Afghanistan, etc for economic and financial gain.

Why did US Ambassador Sonia Brady “innocently” leak out confidential information on the infamous “Brady Notes” that backdoor negotiator Sen Antonio Trillanes went berserk, freaking out and berating her including the whole US government upon learning that, while we were all debating on the rightful sovereignty in the West Philippine seas specially in the Spratly Islands, the Chinese had already been extracting natural gas for two years in the Liwan-1 and Liwan-2 platforms with the surreptitious help of American partners Chevron and CanAm Husky Energy? BTW, Liwan-3 started pumping natural gas in July of 2014.

Pera-pera lang yan. World governments are beholden to big business.

Foreign funders snubbed us for decades, but why are these same entities insisting now that we accept millions of US dollars and Euros, ramming down to our throats huge foreign resources to be used for development projects in the very remote and inhospitable Liguasan Marsh close to Mamasapano even if nobody will benefit from these projects as there are no inhabitants within hundreds of kilometers in all directions? Are there really big reserves of “sweet oil” in these wetlands as indicated by Malaysian and Indonesian studies?

Pera-pera lang yan. World governments are beholden to big business.

Again, our very good friend, the USA, will do anything to “protect” the source of these fossil fuels there to justify their meddling into East Asian affairs.

Who then must the Filipino listen to now?

“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.”
– 2 Timothy 3:1 (KJV)

The Tagalog version is more apt:

“Datapuwa’t alamin mo ito, na sa mga huling araw ay darating ang mga panahong mapanganib.”
– 2 Timoteo 3:1 (Ang Dating Biblia)

May the Lord our God have mercy on our country.

Restrained Anger and Numb Thoughts On Mamapasano massacre

Stare at the simple folks and uniformed men expressing their restrained anger and numb thoughts. In every corner where Filipinos converge, grief wafts like a hot wind on our blank faces, wondering why lives are lost on so young, and the air is so thick with pain that you can slice it.

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Shall we pause and start asking the same questions again?

Can we even struggle and to mask emotions so we can ponder why this must happen?

Is there a clear rationale why we are even drafting the Bangsamoro Basic Law?

As far back as the Hukbalahap uprising, studies on peace negotiations have filled a big chunk of our collective research work that included resolution of foreign conflicts as well, but now that we are relatively jaded by reality, the redundant outcome screams that although tensions are broken and accords reached, after a short impasse reappears the ugly head of armed hostilities. Then true to form, resumption of talks are again reestablished.

Systems friends’ techie term is “endless loop”, while tennis buddies say it’s a “lingering death”.

For a moment, keeping hope against hope, we would be glad that for the nth time, initiatives for peaceful settlement were being fostered, but in a quick while, talks are stalled by mundane questions on the minuta√©. Again and again, no one wants to move forward. German chess grandmasters have a catchy term for this dilemma calling it a “zugzwang”. Perhaps, even the celebrated negotiator Herb Cohen would be scratching his head in desperation.

The name of the game has always been “deal, but hold”. And again, the wheel turns..

We know that the Mindanao problem did not start when the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) came to life. Not even when Lapu-lapu was hurriedly sent by the Sultan of Sulu to check on Rajah Humabon’s overpriced parking building in Cebu and how he acquired five wives, but the angst felt by Muslims have been fomenting for centuries.

Perhaps, even a temporary solution won’t be crafted in our lifetime as we are reminded that resentment started when Abraham banished the maid Hagar and their son Ishmael, from whom the fiesty Muslims emerged. With the wild adventure of fanatic jihadists, the whole world now hastily believes all Muslims are wanton terrorists.

Exacerbated by the reemergence of the Israeli nation who regained the Promised Land (with a little help from a Filipino, a UN Secretary General), sympathy from most of the powerful Western countries has been repeatedly won by the Jews whose lineage came from the Abraham’s favored son Isaac, who later sired Jacob.

As for us, added to our nefarious and perennial problems on rebel Muslims is the meddling of foreign countries in policy and decision making. The unjust influence of powerful Western countries rubs the salt into our wounds when economic and political manipulators continue to arm twist our officials to favor their vested interests since they know too well that we are economically and militarily handicapped.

We must keep reminding ourselves that we are fed only filtered information by the muzzled local and foreign media. The grim reality is that a vast majority of us are detached from these daily “newsworthy” events for we must first scrounge for ways to put food on the table and only at the end of the tiresome day, when we see our children innocently dozing, can we heave a deep sigh and pray that their morrow will bring them to the relative safety of school, far from the sinister bombs of jihadists.

We must keep hoping..
no, not hoping, but wishing solutions may be found in this lifetime.

Wishing that we can again stare at the simple folks and uniformed men expressing their delight in laughter.

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Photo by firenyc.blogspot.com

And to once again feel the warmth of a bright morning sun on our smiling faces.

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To finally declare with grim determination that peace is within grasp and that we can hack it.