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FIRST & FOREMOST, THE WORD: “WHAT DOES IT PROFIT A MAN IF HE GAINS THE WHOLE WORLD, BUT LOSES HIS SOUL IN HELL”
THE city gov’t of ZC under lady Mayor Beng keeps on assuring the whole populace here and in its environs that everything is under control, and that the pockets of hostilities are isolated and contained only in 4 to 5 barangays out of the total 98 barangays, citywide.

BUT, according to media accounts( based on their field reporters), the actual situation on the ground, is even getting worse.

RADIO COVERAGE’S BLOW-BY-BLOW ACCOUNTS DRAW FAVORABLE FEED-BACKS
Kudos! to our peers in the media profession, they brave and blaze the trail where the real action right now is unfolding.

LOCAL journalists are the ones feeding the true and accurate reports to their various media outlets, worldwide.

ONE radio station- DXRZ/RMN, with all due respect, deserves to be acknowledged, commended and even rewarded/awarded for a job well done beyond their call of duty.

THE problem lies now on how one of our local news reporters can get himself extricated from being tactically interrogated.

WHEN talking of tactical interrogation, it implies to most of us( civilians), you’re being arbitrarily put under the military custody and grilled even ‘cruelly and brutally’ till you better confess your supposed crimes like rebellion, sedition, treason and all others vs. the sovereign state of the national gov’t.

MEDIA IS ALWAYS BEING MADE  AS SCAPEGOAT
MEDIA, when appearing helpless, hapless, hopeless and no where to turn to for help, in a crisis like this,  turns out, as always and ever, as the scapegoat for supposedly exacerbating the situation through their no holds-barred style of reporting.

POSSIBLE CEASEFIRE UNSURE
THE suggestion that the need for a temporary ceasefire in the ongoing skirmishes between gov’t troops and the MNLF rebels who invaded the city’s four or five villages in the east-coastal areas, appears not being given much importance by the crisis management committee headed by Mayor Beng Climaco-Salazar during the press-con yesterday afternoon(Sept. 10) held at the city hall conference room.

NO less than DILG Sec. Mar Roxas who arrived here Monday night along with Defense Sec. Voltaire Gazmin and AFP Chief Gen. Emmanuel Bautista on orders of Pres. Noynoy Aquino III, showed not poised at all to entertain such an idea for a temporary cessation of hostilities, mostly in the peripheries of Lustre, Sta. Barbara, Sta. Catalina and Rio Hondo.

THESE mentioned sitios or villages are close or even just a walking distance to city hall where these rebels plan to hoist the MNLF flag in a bid to show proof to the whole world they have overrun the City of Zamboanga— the very place they long desire to set up their seat of governance.

MAYOR BENG SAYS NO WAY
BUT, the lady mayor made her statement very clear during her first press-con with the media that there’s no way she can allow this, for it is tantamount to surrendering the sovereignty of not only her governance, but worse, the sovereignty of the national gov’t of the Republic of the Philippines.

PUT TO TORCH
AS of yesterday afternoon(Sept. 10), pandemonium reigned in Lustre and Sta.Barbara when the rebels reportedly put these two places to torch.
INFERNO reportedly raged on, but late field reports received that after about an hour or two, these blazes were successfully contained by our rushing firefighters.

NAPOLES STORY BURIED
AS this crisis here persists, the Napoles story has been laid aside, for the time being, cay dol intensity 7 in its richter scale dao, quiere decir, bien earthshaking dao gayott!!

HOPE, MEDIA WON’T EVER SENSATIONALIZE
I understand, Mayor Beng’s grave concern of this crisis’ serious repercussions.. the reason why she appeals to media to not sensationalize their stories.
BUT, so far, the media practitioners are doing a fantastic job.

I see no serious flaws, in their reportage, as of this point in time.

They deserve Kudos from this corner. And so, keep up the good works, guys!




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