A country once Pagans and predominantly Muslims due to the merchants who traveled from the Arabian Land and Indonesia, conquered by the Spaniards (conquestadors) who converted most of the People to Catholics through their inverted sword, the Japanese invasion, liberations of the Americans, what a history...
Did you know that the word, Manila came from the word "Aman'illah" (faith in Allaah) when the Spaniards killed a lot of the Muslims using their sword. It was a massive slaughter.
Nothing has changed...government corruption is so much alive. You'd think it would have changed after Marcos, to Aquino, to Erap Estrada, to Macapagal.
My beloved root .wmv Video
Be happy to translate upon request.
The first bomb struck outside a busy shopping mall in General Santos city, on the island of Mindanao. Police say the bomb was hidden inside a tricycle parked near the mall's entrance.
Police investigators inspect scene where bomb exploded inside a bus in financial district of Makati
This was followed by a blast in a bus station in the neighboring city of Davao. Later, a bus exploded near a train station in the business district of the capital, Manila, hundreds of miles to the north.
The Philippine military has intensified an offensive in the southern Sulu Archipelago, in a bid to end more than a week of fighting against members of the Abu Sayyaf kidnap-for-ransom group, and other Muslim militants.
Abu Solaiman, the Abu Sayyaf spokesman, quickly claimed responsibility for the blasts, in a telephone call to Manila's GMA Radio.