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Ka Oris on the US-Arroyo Regime’s Ploy to Dismantle Private Armies

Posted by Ka Frank on January 8, 2010

Ka Oris, somewhere in Mindanao

This article was posted on Philippine Revolution on January 5, 2010.

Arroyo’s so-called plan to dismantle “private armies” is nothing but a ploy to consolidate its hold on power and gain leverage in the coming elections

Jorge “Ka Oris” Madlos

Spokesperson, National Democratic Front of the Philippines-Mindanao

We condemn the US-Arroyo regime’s devious declaration to dismantle “private armies” in the country when in truth this only aims to strengthen loyal private armies which it can benefit from and to dismantle those of the opposition’s, thus consolidating its hold on power and giving itself greater leverage in the coming national elections.

The most notorious of private armies in Mindanao are those which delivered, through terrorism, the much needed votes in the last two national elections, which won Arroyo a six-year term. The biggest of which is that of the Ampatuan warlord. Read the rest of this entry »

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