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At Close Range
Thursday, September 12, 2013
DIVISIVE and counterproductive, this latest incursion by a fraction reportedly led by Nur Misuari that near intellectual looked up to by his followers and some members of the government peace panel.
The latest disturbance in Zamboanga City is a negative manifestation by the Misuari group of the Moro leader's and his group's intention to brook peace in that benighted part of Southern Philippines.
The gullible members of the Philippine panel are always taken in by the ruses and lies of their Moro counterparts and therefore are readily amenable to every whim they lay on the table. And the Philippine authorities naively support the recommendations of, and by, the peace panel!
The Moro agitators want a separate state and they even went farther to demand that their flag be hoisted beside the Philippine flag. Fine, let them secede and establish their own sovereignty, if the other nations of the world would recognize it and give them the proper recognition and credence.
They no longer wish to be part of the Philippine state. Well and good. Would their dismemberment from the present Philippine state be fatal to the union? I don't believe so. Their troublesome attitude and stance only make them undesirable to be part of peace-loving and caring Filipino people. Let us let them be by themselves. No more pampering. Definitely, no kid glove treatment for this fierce, warmongering tribe. We could move forward if we sever our ties with these Moros. They are, as we say, good riddance.
The latest upheaval in Zamboanga is causing loss of lives and economic dislocation among residents, traders, businessmen. The trouble being caused by disgruntled Moros is making negative points to bring tourism down and foreign travel advisories would soon be issued, as soon as night follows day.
The incoming festival season only makes us giddy, if not agitated, to find ways to meet the demands of the season. We hope that there would not be lapses in the overall peace and order situation, not only in our country but also in other parts of the world. We know that any untoward incident can disturb the otherwise orderly sequence of our daily existence. The consequences of upheavals are significant and they may cause and cost considerable unfavorable results.
At Peso Mabalacat, we are in the thick of things entertaining applicants for local and overseas placements.
We accommodate employers who seek job applicants for malls, shopping centers and those with job requests at the Clark Freeport Zone, such as Nanox, SMX and other firms in the Zone. Especially now that the Christmas season is fast approaching, more workers are needed by various entities, both inside and outside the Zone. As announced earlier, Mabalacat City is a big source of manpower. Peso also carries on its training activities, particularly for those underskilled.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on September 13, 2013.