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RP sold Scarborough Shoal to China?


LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God…” (2 Corinthians 5:21, the Holy Bible).

RP SOLD THE SCARBOROUGH SHOAL TO CHINA? Is the Aquino government hiding something from the Filipino people about the Scarborough Shoal standoff? Is it true that during the state visit of President Aquino to China in August 2011, he was shown by Chinese officials a deed of sale, signed by President Macapagal, where it appears that the Philippines sold the Shoal to China? If this is true, why are we not being told about this deed?

ROY FAMILY AND SCARBOROUGH SHOAL: I was told that sometime in the 1950s to early 1960s, the family of the late Sen. Jose Roy of Tarlac occupied the Shoal and conducted business there, even using their own currency system. But for inexplicable reasons, Roy and his relatives were taken out of the Shoal by the Macapagal government. Since then, China, Vietnam and other neighboring countries staked their claims on the tiny islands. Could this be true?

THE TRUTH IN THE SCARBOROUGH STANDOFF: If all these information are true, it could explain why the Chinese are so bold in sending their gunships to the Shoal---with the deed of sale signed by Macapagal, they indeed own Scarborough, and so it is but natural for them to flex their muscles against the Philippines’ “intrusion”. Now, this could also explain why Filipino officials are not so keen on bringing the matter to the United Nations---where the Macapagal deed of sale could surface.

PINOY SQUATTERS IN THEIR OWN LAND: So, how many more urban and rural poor Filipinos must die before harsh demolitions are stopped hereabouts? Those who died and were injured in the Paranaque demolition last Monday, 23 April 2012, only serve to remind the whole world once more that in the Philippines, Filipinos are unfortunate squatters treated as filth in their own country, notwithstanding the “righteous path” mantra of President Aquino.

CONGRATS, MAYOR EDPAM: This early, I am congratulating Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan for his nomination to the 2012 World Mayor Awards, a feat shared by just four other Filipino mayors as of now. The nomination alone---for EdPam’s outstanding performance and good governance since 2010---is already an honor, not only to him, not only to Angeles City and Pampanga, but to the entire Filipino nation as well. Godspeed, EdPam.

FRANCIS CHUA’S CONDUCT: There must be a good reason why Francis Chua, a seasoned businessman and honorary consul of Peru for about six years now, acted the way he did as his plane was taxiing to take off at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport last Monday, April 23, 2012. Someone of his stature will not act strange, if he was not provoked beforehand. I am sure he has a good explanation for this, so let us wait for it before making any judgment.

CAN WE FAULT ECLEO FOR HIDING? And, don’t get me wrong, I do not intend to side with anyone in the Ecleo parricide case where Dinagat Island Rep. Ruben Ecleo Jr. got convicted for killing his wife, Alona, but the question is, with previous cases where people accused with crimes successfully evaded detention while their appeals are being heard and later on resolved in their favor, can we fault Ecleo if he himself is hiding now, awaiting the outcome of his appeal?

MAN DIES IN DRINKING CONTEST? Here is a part of a shocking press release from HealthJustice Philippines: “23 April 2012. Manila, Philippines -- Is any latest gadget, designer watch, or cash prize enough to replace a life? Last Good Friday, an alcohol-drinking contest held along White Beach, Puerto Galera killed its second place winner Niño Maralit after consuming 32 shots of hard liquor.

“News reports on the tragedy referred to a beer-drinking event sponsored by a nameless tobacco firm. Sources reveal that the said tobacco firm has been identified to be ……….., which conducted a ‘shooters’ contest where contestants who consumed the most number of shots wins the prizes at stake…” Is this report true, Department of Health?

by Atty. Batas Mauricio

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