An unknown reader posted on May 14, 2009 his reply to my previous blog on the way the kidnapping of Red Cross workers in Sulu recently was handled by the Philippine military. As of this writing, one of the three kidnapped victims still remains in the hands of the Abu Sayyaf Group. I am quoting what this anonymous person said in his comments:
"A sick journalist like you deserves more than a harsh comment. You said and I quote “I’m not new in this kind of thing.” Unquote. Well, this could only mean that you have a destructive opinion and personality. This could also mean that you have been abusing the freedom of the press and the power of media. You said “If I am not mistaken he could be from the military or the police, who reacted vehemently to my recent blog on the failed rescue operations of the remaining two hostages in Sulu.” Objection your honor! I am not in the military or government service. Also, you said “He was so upset that I commented on the halting of the military operations against the ICRC kidnappers.” You are absolutely right because instead of helping the release of the victims, you’re prematurely and negatively accusing the people working for the freedom of ICRC hostages. It’s not too late. Take the challenge. There’s one more hostage left. Prove your worth not only to yourself but to the whole world by going to Sulu and help the negotiation for the release of remaining hostages. You have a disparaging way of thinking and you really need to shut up. Shame on you!"
I can’t seem to figure out why instead of telling his ire on me, he should have instead directed thesenegative comments to the authorities who are responsible for this problem, which has caused a lot ofpeople mistrust the peace and order situation in the Philippines. At this point when the Department of
Tourism is stepping up its efforts to attract tourists into the country, the military and police should enhance their intelligence networks, if only to put a stop to these kidnappings in some parts of the exertmore efforts to put their intelligence funds working, if only to put a stop to these kidnappings in the country. Why don’t you just ask the people about their feelings on how the kidnappings in Mindanao are being handled by the military and the police? And simply they will tell you that they are so much disgusted at how things are going on between the kidnappers and the negotiators. As I had said before, there are only a handful of ASG elements against the battalions of military and police forces all over Mindanao. But what happens is that the Abu Sayyaf is now calling the shots. Whoever you are "Peace be with you."
Besides, I have a suggestion to make. Why don’t you just join groundreport and write your own articles? In this way, you will able to ventilate your grievances on cyberspace.