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Negros on heightened alert

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  1. DavyL200

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    NegOr on Heightened Alert Status. All Resort owners will be called tomorrow for a security breifing at the Capitol.

    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), the Philippine National Police, and the Armed Forces of the Philippines are on heightened alert following intelligence reports a group of suspected terrorists were spotted in the vicinity of the province of Siquijor earlier this week.

    Dumaguete PCG commander Lt Jr Grade Dona Lisa Ramacho said the information was relayed to the Maritime Safety and Security Task Group of Task Force Leon Kilat, and that measures are undertaken in close coordination with other law enforcement units on the ground.

    Ramacho has ordered all the seaports in her area of responsibility to establish passenger assistance desks in Negros Oriental including Siquijor island for the safety and security of passengers.

    She said additional personnel were also deployed in Apo Island, along with the army and the police in view of the report.

    Coastal barangays are also alerted for possible intrusion and to immediately report presence of suspected looking individuals or groups found in their respective areas of jurisdictions.

    Ramacho made it clear these are all part of the nationwide implementation of Oplan Ligtas Biyahe for the Lenten season

     
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    Umm, no. They clearly stated it is because a group of imbred Muzzy jungle-monkeys were spotted in the vicinity of the province of Siquijor earlier this week.
     
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    Yep....read this in the sun star thus morning with the additional bit about US citizens needing to exercise the usual extra vigilance and/or cancel their plans for travel to Cebu and Bohol. Sheesh....what a world.

    The news about Siquijor had me musing about buying the staff weapons....cue the staff requesting stuff that would make Chuck Norris envious. I said yes, provided they could clench a cigar in their chops (no teeth left for most of 'em) and grow beards (as Brando might have said in Apocalypse now "the horror, the horror").

    Seriously, this is the first time this sort of stuff has touched me in years. I'm not too worried, hoping it will blow over. I'm intent on staying whatever.

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    They had a warning about southern Cebu not that long ago. A year or two ago the coast guard was on high alert for something similar in the Bacong-Daiun area. I believe the alerts are becoming more frequent in the Negros/Cebu regions. Though I'm not really sure as I have nothing to reference it on prior to 2010. Maybe some of the guys that have been there longer can fill is in on that.

    Personally I think the Philippines (along with the rest of the world) needs to take a really hard stance on this muzzy issue.
     
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    Agree...but I live on 'crime free' (lol) Siquijor...so in my memory this was the first time the island was mentioned. I remember the alerts for Negros and Southern Cebu well enough. I'm rationalising atm "it'll be ok, it will happen on the tourist side of the island if at all. I'll be ok, I have a good rep' with the locals, they'll alert me if trouble comes calling etc etc"

    bit of a flap on now, am getting reports of a gun battle on Bohol. Locally an unidentified pump boat was found in Lazi Siquijor....it seems the police are evacuating all resorts on the island - at least that's what I am being told. Loads of police driving to and fro outside - might just be a fuss about nothing. I'll keep you posted as things develop.

    Not in tablets of stone folks....all I know is that there's tons of cops milling about the island.
     
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    Keep your head down and stay safe. Hopefully it is nothing to be concerned about.

    But....if you have any larger farm animals try to hide them as best as possible. The only thing an inbred muzzy enjoys more than f*cking his sister is f*cking farm animals.
     
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    Who ever said "life is cheap in the Philippines", and "money can move mountains", must have been confused.

    The linked article proves the locals have great imaginations, or sense of humor, or only care about the tourist spending habits. Nothing to worry about. What did Alfred E Newman always say “What me worry?”

    “Tourists in Bohol are encouraged to stay and continue their vacations because security forces are addressing the incursion, Col. Edgard Arevalo, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Public Affairs chief, added.”

    “At least 4 government forces and five suspected terrorists were killed in the firefight that started at 5 a.m., Tuesday, in Barangay Napo, military officials said.”

    However 700 locals do not live in fear, they just move out to evacuation centers. However it is recommended by the Military for the tourist to just stay and continue their vacations… spend their money… lol. “The 700 people in three separate evacuation centers voluntarily evacuated out of fear, Inabanga Mayor Josephine Socorro Jumamoy said.” Now remember it was just voluntary, not fear of death that the locals decided to voluntary evacuated to save their own lives, but tourist... please please have no fear...just continue on and spend you money here... lol. It is good the Tourist spending is being encouraged and appreciated by the government/military now.

    PLEASE READ THIS ENCOURAGING MILITARY ADVISORY AGAIN SO YOU DO NOT EVACUATE FROM YOUR TOURIST AGENDA TO SAVE YOUR LIFE.... LOL... remember only 9 have been killed since the fighting started... lol

    “Tourists in Bohol are encouraged to stay and continue their vacations because security forces are addressing the incursion, Col. Edgard Arevalo, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Public Affairs chief, added.”

    PS: Although Holy Week is usually quite chaotic and busy, there is still plenty of seats available for tourist wanting to go to Bohol currently.:o o:

    Hundreds of Boholanos leave homes due to Abu Sayyaf-AFP clash
     
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    Just been intouch with a friend on siquijor,seems all is well there and no evac of resorts but pnp are going around warning everyone.
     
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    My wife just got a text from her "friend , whose husband is in the police", that 3 Abu Sayef guys were arrested in Dumaguete City (after attempting violent resistance but failed); and that they were planning terrorism -- both kidnappings and a bombing of the Mall (as distraction for the snatching...?). Anybody else heard anything like that....?? Treat this as merely another wild rumor until we have some actual report -- I have not the least credibility for this yet. :-(
     
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    Ahh the "filipina halaman ng ubas" :cautious:
    I am well aware of that one and 99.9% of the time turns out to be as reliable as the "aswang on the roof" statements I often hear here... :biggrin: hehe
     
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