Having been colonized by Spain for 300 years, by the US for more than 40 years and occupied by Japan during WWII, the Filipino people have a long history of struggle for peace that is inextricably linked to the struggle for national sovereignty, social justice and genuine freedom. The Filipino women were at the forefront of these struggles and played important and leading roles. Continue reading Do People in the Philippines Appreciate What the U.S. Does to Them?→
We and the Americans have so many things in common. While they have allowed the Nazis to live inside their country, even elected some into the highest office of the land, the current president of the Philippines is now inviting Japanese troops to visit their once occupied territory. Continue reading Confirmed: Philippine President BS Aquino is Stupid!→
When O’bummer announced his pivotal “Pivot to Asia” geopolitical strategy last year, he intended to transfer at least 60% of America’s military into the Asian region, with the Philippines and Japan as patsies.
The Okinawan refusal against American military bases in its turf only pushes America further into our country and plans to install at least eight military bases here and a possible return to its original two mammoth bases in Clark Air Base and Subic Naval Base which were closed down in 1992 through the restriction in our 1987 Philippine Constitution. Continue reading Pivot Away from Containment→
by Mike Billington
Nov. 2, 2014
The Philippines appears to be waking up to the disaster planned for it by President Obama and his controllers in London.Obama’s war plan against Russia and China has, as a key component, the transformation of the Philippines into a U.S. military base, with U.S. air, land, and sea forces deployed on Philippine military bases across the archipelago. Continue reading Has Obama Lost Control Of the Philippines?→
The United States was required to pay just a paltry amount for an environmental crime and violation of the Philippines’ sovereignty. That’s what critics are saying of the U.S. payout to the Philippines as compensation for damages a U.S. Navy minesweeper caused to a World Heritage-listed coral reef two years ago. Continue reading US Pays Out 'Peanuts' for Eco-Crime Committed in Philippines→
There’s a part in our history that may cause discomfort to our friends in America, but it has to be discussed openly because we owe that much respect to our fallen countrymen who died defending our motherland.
“An error becomes a mistake only if we refuse to correct it.”
A friend sent this to me…
Can you believe that “garbage” can be exported, too? A shipper from Canada sent some fifty misdeclared 40-ft container vans filled with what the Bureau of Customs found out to be “used plastic bags, bottles, newspaper, household garbage, and even used adult diapers” to Manila. Continue reading Canada Exports Toxic Garbage to Philippines→
International columnists are predicting that quesstential “ Sarajevo moment” this year. A spark which would ignite an international conflagration, like the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo did almost a century ago. A radical nationalist shooting the successor to an imperial throne, is unlikely to replicate itself this year. But there is potential for serious upheaval throughout Europe and elsewhere today.
Let’s take a look. Germany the “economic powerhouse” of the EU seems to be entering a new period of uncertainty as it did just before the “great war” broke out. As the New Year begins, the sudden fall (perhaps presaging Euro zone’s break up?) of the German chancellor is an ominous occurrence. Looking like a weakened political figure (symbolised by the chancellor’s first public appearance in 2014, using crutches), Ms. Merkel has finally managed to cobble together a “grand collation”. Its life span is in doubt. Growing social and income inequities in the country have worsened during Merkel’s reign. But even before the sporting mishap, the chancellor was unwilling to take any chances (in the best authoritarian or Wilhelminian tradition) and had already appointed an “heir” to succeed her (1); as if to ensure stability and continuity, even in the post-Merkel period. In other words, neo-liberal economic policies will likely be applied at home and around the EU for some time to come.
2014 mirrors 1914: A would be Imperial Germany in the XXI century; Spain ’s decaying monarchy and the decrepit Italian republic….
With an ‘iron will” in her third term (2), the chancellor seems determined to pursue the draconian policies of austerity (further destroying economic growth and spurring unemployment). This means more pain and little gain, for millions on the receiving side of such policies such as Spaniards. Unlike the relatively calm of Berlin , the Spanish capital bears witness to on-going popular protests. Meanwhile, an ageing monarch (also hobbled due to a nasty fall, and forced to use crutches to get around) is facing a “crisis of confidence”. King Juan Carlos of Spain , who once popularly symbolised the return of democracy after decades of Franco’s fascist rule, is seeing his kingdom buffeted by growing popular protests. The growing rebelliousness among the populace is fuelled by never ending corruption scandals. His daughter is now implicated in a money laundering-embezzlement scam (3). And then there’s the prospect of evermore economic blight to throw into the mix. Spain managed to remain neutral when WW1 broke out. Yet, in 2014, the country is on the front lines of the struggle against austerity in Europe . Moreover the future of the monarchy looks unclear.
Across the Mediterranean, or in Italy (a decrepit republic if there ever was one) ended a tumultuous 2013 with “pitchfork protests” in the streets of its cities. Again as in Spain , Italy is plagued by incessant corruption, social unrest, and is seeing it institutions systematically undermined (due to criminal syndicates) at the expense of the democratic process. Witness the rise in Italy of demagogues, or clownish populists and rising xenophobia. Anti –politicians over there, are taking advantage of the rage against Rome and Brussels (the imperial HQ of the EU). .
Europe’s historical powder keg, the Balkans is ready to re-ignite
Assassinations are not perhaps on the agenda this coming year in the Balkans, but political upheaval sure is on the menu for 2014. Mass strikes and protest movements which began violently in Greece back in 2008, have now spread through the southern Balkan states. The mass demonstrations against usurious price hikes (in the wake of en masse privatisation) in energy costs imposed on local consumers, have nearly toppled the government in Bulgaria (4). Next door in Romania , rampant corrupting and an epic struggle between a civil society movement and a Canadian mining company, has nearly shaken the foundation of the Romanian government (5). Despite these explosive events, Brussels adamantly refuses to do away with restrictions related to the freedom of movement, imposed on these two states’ citizens. Their entry date into the “Schengen zone” is still pending or sine die. In 2014, this containment policy is a dangerous one, indeed.
Is Turkey once again the “Sick man of Europe ”?
Beyond the borders on the southern flank of the EU, there is also great instability in 2014, which eerily recalls 1914 tensions on the eve of war. The benign promise of an “Arab Spring” has turned into a horrific nightmare. Situations resembling a civil war like conflict have developed in Egypt , Libya , and Tunisia , Yemen and more recently Lebanon . In the case of Syria , the resemblance is simply a tragic reality. This regional instability risks spilling over into Turkey (the US ’s closes regional ally). Of course, back then, Turkey was the lynchpin of an Ottoman Empire which ruled over most of the Middle East . A hundred years ago, and in its death throes, it haplessly entered the “great war”. This precipitated its collapse and then led to the Armenian genocide of 1915. How long will Ankara sit on the sidelines before it’s dragged into a wider war in its neighbourhood this time? 2014 will likely determine the course of action it will take.
On the domestic side, Turkey is rife with internal dissent and rocked by ongoing protest which began last June. Popular discontent with the Sultan like authoritarian rule of PM Erdogan has not subsided. The ongoing struggle between secularist (Kemalists) and neo-Islamists (and within factions of the AKP party itself), risks fracturing the Turkish state in 2014, in ways the Ottoman Empire experienced a century ago.
Furthermore, the government’s hold on power has been recently further weakened due to corruption scandals at the highest leadership levels (6). Subsequent purges within the police and security apparatus have further envenomed the situation. The truce with the rebellious Kurds in the eastern part of the country remains a tenuous one. Finally, Turkey ’s decades old bid to become an EU member state is essentially “on ice” due to repressive actions taken against activists and journalists there. Hence, as in 1914, the country is a boiling cauldron floating on a sea of regional instability.
Echoes in Asia of the Mexican revolution
Shifting to Asia in Thailand , Cambodia , and Bangladesh there seems to be growing popular movements or revolts against an entrenched and corrupt oligarchy underway. So far these uprising have been brutally repressed with military force. Do today’s events in these places risk sparking a 1914 like conflaguaration? Probably they don’t. However these developing countries seem to be in what I like to refer to as being in a “pre-revolutionary mode”. What we see happening in these parts of the world in 2014, bears striking similarity to the Mexican revolution (1910-20) which saw a decade long struggle to rid the country of a corrupt regime known as the “Porfiriato”. Add to all this the risk of a military confrontation between rising and falling “great powers” as was the caseback in 1914 (witness today’s sabre rattling over the disputed Diaoyu and Tiaoyutai in the far east), then one really gets the sense history is repeating itself once again.
Walker’s death and those of others may not be in vain, i.e. too many across the world have already awakened to the madness as the sheer number of FB shares this single article have garnered while we were knocked out from the internet for the last two weeks, i.e. 60,000+ page views and 10k+ FB shares!
No Polio in the Philippines Since 1993, But Mass Polio Vaccination Program Targeted for 500,000 Typhoon Victims Under Age 5
Brian Shilhavy Health Impact News Editor
In the aftermath of one of the strongest storms to ever strike land, the most dangerous place for children in the Philippines to be right now could very well be the evacuation centers, or living near one.
This past week, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF began an aggressive program to vaccinate more than 500,000 children with the measles and polio vaccines in the typhoon affected areas of the Philippines. They have already vaccinated more than 30,000 children in Tacolban, one of the worst hit areas.
“It is virtually unprecedented that within two and a half weeks of a disaster of this scale, with this level of devastation and these logistical challenges, that a mass vaccination campaign is already rolling out,” reported Dr. Julie Hall, WHO representative in the Philippines.
The children are being vaccinated for
measles and polio, in spite of the fact that measles rates are very low
and declining in the Philippines, and that there has not been a single
case of polio in the Philippines since 1993.
In the video below, Heather Papowitz, a
senior advisor for UNICEF, states that they are vaccinating children for
measles even though they have already been vaccinated for the disease,
because previous vaccine campaigns were, ”not enough to protect them,
so we need to get them vaccinated as soon as possible.”
Is this a statement to the
ineffectiveness of measles vaccines that they need to be vaccinated
repeatedly, or that somehow typhoon disasters like this require higher
doses of the vaccine? By either reasoning, it allows pharmaceutical
companies a larger market for their products.
Regarding their goal to vaccinate
500,000 children with the very dangerous oral polio vaccine, she states,
“As far as polio, it was already eradicated in the Philippines, so we
just want to make sure it doesn’t come back.”
Watch the video for yourself:
According to statistics supplied by the
WHO, measles is rare and declining in the Philippines. In a nation of
over 90 million people, there were 6,554 confirmed cases of measles in
2011 (source), 1,536 confirmed cases in 2012, and through November 11, 2013 this year, only 951 confirmed cases. (Source – Page 6.)
If you are the parent of a Filipino
child being told by western aid workers that you need to vaccinate your
child for measles (regardless if your child was already vaccinated), you
need to ask yourself why you should allow your child to be exposed to
dangerous western vaccines when the disease has already been declining
and affects so very few people in your country.
As for the oral polio vaccine, this
particular vaccine contains the live polio virus, and is notorious for
causing vaccine-induced polio and paralysis. It is no longer given in
the United States, only in poorer countries like India, Pakistan (where
many people are now rising up and resisting it), and now the
Philippines. Many have called for a halt on the oral live attenuated vaccine, due to the fact that it can actually cause polio and non-polio acute flaccid paralysis.
The measles vaccine is hardly without risk either. Dr. Viera Scheibner points out in this excellent article looking at the history of the measles vaccine,
that atypical measles outbreaks have occurred as a result of the
vaccine, and that natural immunity is wiped out when the vaccine is
introduced, which can lead to more incidents of measles,
rather than less. As I pointed out above, measles is already on the
decline in the Philippines and affects a minuscule portion of the
Why are Children Under 5 Dying in Countries Where UNICEF Works?
It would also be prudent to research
UNICEF, which likes to present itself as an advocate for children’s
health. Their track record does not match up to this image they like to
project. In a report published in the Lancet
(free registration required to read) in 2004, it was revealed that in
the countries where UNICEF was working, deaths of children under the age
of 5 actually increased! Is it a
coincidence that this is the same age group UNICEF targets with their
vaccine programs? The countries that experienced the greatest increase
in deaths were all poor countries: India (2 ·4 million deaths), Nigeria
(834 000 deaths), China (784 000 deaths), Pakistan (565 000 deaths),
Democratic Republic of Congo (484 000 deaths), and Ethiopia (472 000
deaths). Will the Philippines now be added to this tragic list?
The largest funding entity to UNICEF is
the U.S. Government. People in the Philippines and other poorer
countries need to understand that the U.S. Government, unlike any other
government in the world, has passed laws giving 100% legal immunity to
pharmaceutical companies for any harm or damage that occurs as a result
of vaccine adverse effects. This gives them unlimited opportunities to
rush new vaccines into the market regardless of their safety, and often
the more unpopular vaccines get distributed to poorer countries as part
of “humanitarian” efforts, funded by taxpayers in various countries
that support the U.N. and UNICEF. There are absolutely ZERO checks and
balances to assure that your country is receiving safe and effective
I lived in the Philippines for several
years, and have been through four Super Typhoons. I have also
participated in relief operations after natural and man-made disasters.
The amount of fraud and corruption that occurs when millions, or even
billions, of dollars are being donated for “humanitarian” purposes
after a tragedy like this is always a problem, and this appears to me to
be a case where pharmaceutical companies are seizing upon the
Philippine Typhoon Yolanda tragedy to promote their vaccine agenda.
Pharmaceutical sales are slumping in the
U.S., and they are looking for new markets, particularly in the poorer
countries. Measles is declining in the Philippines and already rare, and
there are no cases of polio. But that may all change now, thanks to
this vaccination program that can, ironically, cause the disease for
which the vaccine is supposed to prevent, resulting in even more
vaccination programs in the future with the claim that these diseases
are now returning, thus creating a lucrative market for the western
What the people in the Philippines in
the typhoon affected areas need right now, especially children under the
age of 5, is clean drinking water and healthy food, and then help to
rebuild their homes and infrastructure. The millions of dollars being
spent on dangerous vaccines could better be put to use for much
healthier and safer options that will truly help the people, rather than
dangerous vaccines that could end up crippling and injuring children at
a time when they are most vulnerable.
Government officials and citizens in the
Philippines need to understand the profit motive to distribute vaccines
and how Western governments fund groups like WHO and UNICEF to promote
their agendas in poorer countries. In the process, they exploit the most
helpless members of your society, children under the age of 5! Throw
off the mantle of Western colonialism and tell the WHO and UNICEF to
stop their vaccination program in the typhoon affected areas now!
Brian Shilhavy, BA, MA, is the CEO of Tropical Traditions and the Editor of Health Impact News. He learned first hand in the late 1990s and early 2000 that the truth regarding health and nutrition about fats and oils was NOT being published in the mainstream media. Living in the rural Philippines with his Filipina wife and children taught him a lot about native nutrition in general, and coconut oil in particular.
If in any event we could not post any new article within days from now, know that power failures, internet outage are just some of those that we need to endure.
This is after they have injected more than 7 on the Richter scale that killed hundreds and destroyed the whole tourism industry in that island where even countless Europeans have adapted their home for decades now.
“From maximum sustained winds of 215 kilometers per hour, Yolanda intensified with maximum sustained winds of 225 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 260 kph. The state weather bureau said it was moving west-northwest at 39 kilometers per hour.”
This current storm, “HAIYAN” , like the previous storms, is now at a Category Four (going into Category 5) status as it heads for landfall. Category 5 is the strongest designation for a Typhoon / Cyclone / Hurricane, sustained winds topping 150mph+.
The storm is forecasted to weaken, only slightly, before coming ashore near the center of the largest of the Philippines island chain. Currently this storm is being called a Super-Typhoon by the main stream media.
“While the Atlantic hurricane season may have taken its last breath, that is certainly not the case in the western Pacific Ocean.
Super Typhoon Haiyan, roughly 177 miles southeast of Yap, is gathering strength in a favorable environment of light winds aloft and warm sea-surface temperatures. A typhoon is considered a super typhoon when maximum wind speeds exceed 150 mph.”
“A new cybercrime law in the Philippines that could see people sentenced to 12 years in jail for posting defamatory comments on Facebook or Twitter is generating outrage among netizens and rights groups.
The stated aim of the cybercrime law is to fight online pornography, hacking, identity theft and spamming in the conservative Catholic nation amid police complaints they lack the legal tools to stamp out Internet crime.
However it also includes a blanket provision that puts the country’s criminal libel law into force in cyberspace, except that the penalties for Internet defamation are much tougher compared with old media.”
“Compounding the concerns, those teenagers or anyone else who posts a libelous comment faces a maximum prison term of 12 years and a fine of one million pesos ($24,000).”
The Philippines is a subsidiary company of the USA, Corp. It’s a no brainer when local puppets sweepingly pass laws that are in concert with US policies. The latest Republic Act No. 10175, or the CyberCrime Prevention Act of 2012, is just another proof that the internet is increasingly seen as a potent threat to the powers-that-be.
Nobody Owns the Internet
Not any of the governments on the planet nor any individual or organizations own the internet. If so, who has the authority to control it?
When any individual, organization or government decides to go online all of these entities are doing so voluntarily. And they can go offline anytime they want if the experience was not to their liking.
The internet is a cooperative medium for the free flow of information, and increasingly been a useful tool for enhancing commerce and finance related interests.
Any government has neither the moral high ground nor the proper authority to govern the Virtual World we, peoples of the world, created together.
The Internet Is Inherently Self-Regulating
Those who have been in the Net for quite a while know that they just can’t throw their weight on any online forum without any retaliation of some sort.
Conversely, those who have shown proper behavior enjoy more than just expressions of respect.
Even in well-established eCommerce sites, we can all observe how business is conducted in the spirit of mutual trust and mutual respect negating the need for external regulation and internet police. A simple feedback mechanism after every transaction is all that is needed in order to force proper behavior from everyone rather than with some antiquated policies.
In contrast, governments strive to arrest privacy and freedom of self-expression. How can an intrinsically inefficient and notoriously corrupt entity qualifies to impose its own will to a much healthier and self-regulating environment? Should they, the politicians, not be required to reform themselves first before doing so?
Of course, there are those who would assert that the internet is also being used to peddle lies and malice, but the root of all these diseases comes from the physical world, not otherwise, and there are already legislation to address those concerns. Besides, who are those who peddle lies the most if not them?
The real reason why they want to curb the free flow of information is to prevent the truth of their irrelevance be known. They don’t want the man on the street to realize that he doesn’t really need politicians to govern him for he can do it himself.
We can govern ourselves. After all, we all have the same desires, share the same aspirations, i.e. to live in peace and harmony among men. Governance, as it is now, is all about control, not guidance nor leadership.
We don’t need middlemen to provide services that we can individually and/or collectively provide ourselves directly.
Help Us Junk the CyberCrime Law NOW!
We can defeat every measure that defeats freedom of expression by banding together as one and denounce in loudest terms that we are not the servants. They are.
IF you care, please help us
JUNK THE CYBERCRIME LAW NOW
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