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Radio host gunned down in Christmas Eve

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posted on Dec, 25 2007 @ 02:21 PM
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Radio host gunned down in Christmas Eve


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a radio programme host and well-known critic of local officials, who was gunned down this morning just after leaving his radio station, DXGO Radio, in Davao City.

“On this Christmas Eve, the Philippine press community has again been hit by a terrible murder. The method used leaves no doubt that it was a targeted killing of a journalist who had criticised local politicians. President Arroyo and the national police chief have a duty to give the local investigators all the resources they need to catch the gunmen and those who put them up to it.”
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posted on Dec, 25 2007 @ 02:21 PM
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I'm in Davao and a lot of people are quite angry about this as it kind of shows that their is a corrupt nature about some of these 'officials'.

I doubt much will be done or achieved, we're still waiting for something on the other murders.

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sty

posted on Dec, 25 2007 @ 03:22 PM
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the politicians should server the people, but in most nations is the other way around. It also happening in my country- after 50 years of communist exploitation, we ended up with capitalist mafia that is sucking the last drop of blood of the nation . I guess that we shall find another way of government that would make impossible for politicians to gain power and wealth from their jobs, something to make them obsolete . Maybe a form of e-government .. i do not know. Simply as long as we will have "leaders" they would take over. It never worked for the human race , and it will not work unless is implemented somehow to force people to be correct , a distributed system of government and wealth assignment instead a centralized one. Maybe some exo-politics guys can give a hand of help?



posted on Dec, 25 2007 @ 04:22 PM
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No free speech in the P.I.



posted on Dec, 25 2007 @ 04:22 PM
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No free speech in the P.I.



posted on Dec, 25 2007 @ 08:00 PM
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was anyone else expecting it to be alex jones not that I hate him I dont but LOL



posted on Dec, 25 2007 @ 08:16 PM
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According to one source it's dangerous to walk around on your own (tourists and residents, alike), if not accompanied by a Filipino escort or friend.

The person is ex-Military, top non-com., and so doesn't exaggerate.

2 cents.



posted on Dec, 25 2007 @ 08:53 PM
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Every bank, shopping center, or other business premises has at least one armed guard.

If you enter a shopping center (mall), you and any baggage you have will be searched before allowed entry.

It's not so bad to walk around on your own. I have had to many a time, even in Manila (I really don't like Manila, not a good place IMO).

Everyone will try to take advantage of foreigners. Taxi drivers wont turn the meter on and just ask for 10 or 20 times the actual cost of the ride. Most things are not priced so you could be told any price.

If you're assisted by someone they'll usually expect a tip (this tipping idea has come from America). I never tip them (I'm British) and they look confused when they get nothing. Most presume I'm American.

To see people going around their daily lives shows the amount of corrupt authority that is here. Especially with the guards.
Enter a bank and a guard will ask what you want, not the bank staff. I usually ignore any and all guards. My business is none of theirs. They get confused by that.

There are a lot of masons here. Especially in the police and guard services. You see military on the streets occasionally. The weapons they carry range from shotguns, M16, AK-47's and 9mm side arms.

I know one Mason from England who visits here often and he's been in trouble here before for carrying some ammunition, but because he is a mason, he managed to have some influence and charges were dropped, otherwise he would have been in a rather nasty position.

What this radio host used to talk about I don't know (i'm not up on the language) but it seems to me that he was either upsetting someone with his constant talking or was about to touch on some considerably damning info.

Since WW2, the Philippine presidency has been bought with recovered Japanese gold. There are plenty of web sites relating to that issue.

Now, America has a large influence on the goings on over here. There was an anti terror law recently passed too. CCTV cameras are proposed in Davao, but there are far more pressing issues, like poverty and corruption.

I learnt that if you ship something to the Philippines and the item is officialy listed, then you gotta go through proper channels, but if an item is in your shipment and not listed, then just throw a few dollars to the customs officer.

It's a great palce to be, but it does have a rather undesirable side to it too. This could be such a better place if it wasn't so captured by TPB.



posted on Dec, 26 2007 @ 07:56 AM
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phew thought someone was goona say alex jones too, that would have a been a big loss, mind you i do expect an accident to happen for Ron Paul as hes gaining so much support....



posted on Dec, 26 2007 @ 11:03 AM
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Originally posted by Extralien

...It's a great palce to be, but it does have a rather undesirable side to it too. This could be such a better place if it wasn't so captured by TPB.


I agree, it would be such a nicer place if they only had a freakin' trash bin in every corner. WHAT A DUMP!
People don't want to take the initiative to start cleaning up the streets because they are big on "IMAGE" and damn if they are even caught picking up trash, so instead they decide to drop it where ever they happen to be and pretend it is not there.

You should see the canals and the rivers, much worse, mountains of trash coming above the water level.

Maybe that's how the politicians want it, control freaks.



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