imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
Features
latest news
best of news
syndication
commentary


KILLRADIO

VozMob

ABCF LA

A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List

LAAMN List




IMC Network:

Original Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

Elections in RP successful – US

by AJLPP Saturday, May. 26, 2007 at 9:58 PM
ajlpp_usa@hotmail.com 213-241-006 337 Glendle Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026

A US State Department official said yesterday the May 14 elections were generally successful despite reports of violence and fraud. “I know there have been some problems with violence. But I would say overall the elections have been very successful and a real sign that the Philippines has a very well-developed democracy. It has never been an easy process,” Christopher Hill, US State Department assistant secretary for East Asia and the Pacific, said over Radyo ng Bayan. Hill’s observation followed an earlier statement of concern from the US Embassy in Manila on reports of violence in many parts of the country during the elections.

AJLPP Election Update No. 3

Elections in RP successful – US

By Pia Lee-Brago and Roel Pareño

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Manila---A US State Department official said yesterday the May 14 elections were generally successful despite reports of violence and fraud.

“I know there have been some problems with violence. But I would say overall the elections have been very successful and a real sign that the Philippines has a very well-developed democracy. It has never been an easy process,” Christopher Hill, US State Department assistant secretary for East Asia and the Pacific, said over Radyo ng Bayan.

Hill’s observation followed an earlier statement of concern from the US Embassy in Manila on reports of violence in many parts of the country during the elections.

Press Attaché Matthew Lussenhop said 86 election observers from the embassy had been deployed across the country but they have yet to release an assessment on the conduct of the elections.

He said the US government wanted the Philippine elections to be fair, honest and peaceful.

US troops needed

Hill also defended the presence of US troops in some areas in Mindanao saying they are needed for counter-terrorism and that they are proof of Washington’s commitment to help in the economic development of Mindanao.

“We are providing military assistance. We’re providing assistance to help in the economic development in some of these areas specially in the South,” Hill said.

“We have a number of people working along with Filipino counterparts to develop educational opportunities, job opportunities. These keep people away from terrorism,” he added.

“We are working on the economic support and assistance. It’s important for our forces to be there to help and train Filipino forces but it’s also important to be together,” the State Department official explained.

“This is a problem that cannot be defeated only in the Philippines. It has to be defeated everywhere. We all have a role to play,” Hill said.

Hill also praised the Philippine government for its anti-terror efforts, which, he stressed, also benefited the whole of Southeast Asia.

As current chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Hill said the Philippines tackled the issue of international terrorism very meaningfully.

“The Philippines has done so much work, so much great work in combating terrorism not only in Mindanao area but also dealing with the problem of economic development so we really feel it’s very important for us to be shoulder to shoulder with our Filipino friends and allies in this process,” Hill said.

A 2006 State Department annual country report on terrorism said that although the Philippines made significant breakthroughs in its anti-terrorism campaign, steps should be made to cut terror funding, such as strengthening the Anti-Money Laundering Council.

“Despite some successes, major evidentiary and procedural obstacles in the Philippines continued to hinder the building of effective terrorism cases,” the report stated.

“A large and growing case backlog and the absence of consistent trials against terrorists were impediments to the prosecution of suspected terrorists,” it added.

Naval blockade to continue

The Philippine Navy will continue its blockade of Sulu and Tawi-Tawi during the Philippine-US joint naval exercises next month off Zamboanga to prevent remnants of the Jemaah Islamiyah and Abu Sayyaf from escaping.

“We will not disturb the operation of our assets in Sulu,” Rear Adm. Emilio Marayag, chief of the Naval Forces Western Mindanao (NFWM) Combined Command, said referring to the patrol boats and gunboats deployed in Sulu and Tawi-Tawi.

The military is still hunting Dulmatin, one of the two principal suspects in the 2002 Bali bombing which killed more than 200 people mostly Western tourists.

The naval exercise, which is part of the US-RP Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) will formally start on May 31. About 2,500 American and Filipino sailors and marines will be involved in the maneuver.

Marayag said US navy under Rear Admiral Bill Burk, head of the US

Naval Task Force 73, will be deploying three of his command’s ships – USS Harpers Ferry from Sasebo, Japan; the USS Ford from Everett, Washington, and the USS Jarrett from San Diego, California. He said three Philippine Navy ships will join the exercise.

“The purpose of the exercise is to improve the capability but without necessarily destructing the current operation,” Marayag added. The joint exercise, he said, will also involve humanitarian and civic works. — with Renee Puno

*********

Report this post as:

Local News

Why Should California Choose De Leon Over Feinstein? O10 9:55PM

Change Links September 2018 posted S02 10:22PM

More Scandals Rock Southern California Nuke Plant San Onofre A30 11:09PM

Site Outage Friday A30 3:49PM

Change Links August 2018 A14 1:56AM

Setback for Developer of SC Farm Land A12 11:09PM

More problems at Shutdown San Onofre Nuke J29 10:40PM

Change Links 2018 July posted J09 8:27PM

More Pix: "Families Belong Together," Pasadena J02 7:16PM

"Families Belong Together" March, Pasadena J02 7:08PM

Short Report on the Families Belong Together Protest in Los Angeles J30 11:26PM

Summer 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! J11 6:58AM

Watch the Debate: Excluded Candidates for Governor of California M31 5:20AM

Change Links June 2018 posted M28 7:41AM

The Montrose Peace Vigil at 12 Years M22 8:01PM

Unity Archive Project M21 9:42AM

Dianne Feinstein's Promotion of War, Secret Animal Abuse, Military Profiteering, Censorshi M17 10:22PM

CA Senate Bill 1303 would require an independent coroner rather than being part of police M10 9:08PM

Three years after OC snitch scandal, no charges filed against sheriffs deputies M10 8:57PM

California police agencies violate Brown Act (open meetings) M02 8:31PM

Insane Company Wants To Send Nuke Plant Waste To New Mexico A29 11:47PM

Change Links May 2018 A27 8:40AM

Worker-Owned Car Wash on Vermont Closed A27 5:37AM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

Apocalypse capitalisme O20 7:45AM

Stress, réaction organique à l'agression O19 6:59AM

Elder Aliyah to Israel, Like Abraham and Sarah O18 6:35PM

Politoscope plurivalent O17 6:59AM

Paraphysique du microcosme macrocosme O15 6:44AM

September 2018 Honduras coup update O15 3:31AM

The Nation Unites Against Brian Kemp, Most Racist Secretary of State in US O14 7:34AM

The Nation Unites Against Brian Kemp, Most Racist Secretary of State in US O14 7:23AM

Paraphysique de l'ubérisation O13 7:56AM

22 Ways Trump Has Increased US Deficit By 4 to 5 Trillion Dollars O12 10:34PM

Debunking Some Anti-Prop 10 Propaganda O12 6:56AM

Plus d'hôpitaux, à bas les aéros O12 6:38AM

When Banana Ruled (documentary) O11 3:00AM

Outstanding Report By RAMOLA D &Dr.Tomo Shibata O10 9:17PM

Dark Clouds Gather on Horizon for Financial System, Warns International Monetary Fund O10 1:51PM

Fbi pure evil & immorality O10 5:39AM

Reality Check: Palestinian-Israeli Coexistence is a Big Lie O09 7:40PM

Voiceless Animals: 2018 Candidates They Oppose O09 7:01PM

IMF Lowers Global Growth Projections and Raises Concerns of Financial Crisis O09 3:27PM

Canitie, l'inhumanité vieillit O09 7:13AM

L'anarchie en quelques exemples O07 6:50AM

100 Ways GOP Have Stolen Elections Since 1876 O06 12:03AM

Proximospective de l'univocité réifiée O05 6:27AM

“Kava-no!!!” O04 6:42PM

Trump & Palestine vs. Genesis, Rashi & The Land of Israel O03 6:29PM

The Criminality of the Elites O03 11:35AM

Business de l'inhumanitaire O03 7:51AM

Marriage Rape/Date Rape Highest Rapes O02 2:59PM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy