Gov’t urged to disclose details of US military presence in PH

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Bayan Secretary General Renato Reyes Jr. INQUIRER file photo

MANILA, Philippines – Militant group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) is demanding the government to disclose details about the ongoing negotiations for increased rotational presence of United States troops in the country.

“Despite all the pronouncements of transparency, the Aquino government has kept the details of the ongoing negotiations for increased US rotational deployment under wraps,” Bayan secretary general Renato Reyes said Friday during a rally at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Pasay city.

“The proposal will surely go against the Constitution and has far reaching implications for national sovereignty, security, and even the environment,” Reyes said.

DFA secretary Albert del Rosario had earlier said that the interests of the Philippines will be protected and that transparency will be observed throughout the course of the talks.

“Our Philippine negotiators have been given parameters that require them to ensure that our Constitution and laws are fully respected. They have been tasked to ensure that Philippine interests are preserved and promoted,” del Rosario said at a press briefing last August 12.

“Transparency is extremely important in these negotiations. Our people need to know that our laws are observed and our interests are protected at all times,” he said.

With the conclusion of the first round of negotiations, Reyes said it was unclear how many troops would be allowed, and how long and where they would stay in the  country.

“We find alarming the statements of the Philippine negotiators that there will be no specific number of troops being rotated. This could mean 100 to 10,000 US troops at any given time,” Reyes said.

“There is also no specified duration for their stay. They may be rotated but their actual presence can last for years as we have seen in Mindanao,” he said.

There have been 600 US Special Forces on “rotational deployment” in Mindanao since 2002 making “their presence already considered permanent,” Reyes said.

It was also unclear, he said, where the US troops will be staying during their rotational presence in the country.

“From what we are hearing, it seems that the entire Philippine archipelago will be open to US troops and warships. US troops will not just be limited to Subic and Clark. They can access any Philippine facility and station their troops there,” Reyes said.

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  • juan de la cruz

    Hey Bayan, why don’t you ask “what does the chinese vessels were doing in our seas?
    you seems to be really paid by the communist bullies.
    go cry out loud in the pacific and rally in front of the chinks embassy. you idiots!
    makabayan kuno! don’t sell to me your BS crap!

  • anakpinas

    ignore this sob please, he’s just around to advance his communistic agenda

    • 33Sam

      YOU MEAN LIKE THE CIA???

  • Garo Ungaro

    True, full disclosures will ease the expectations, a hindrance to any agreements.

  • SaintJames2011

    Ignore the Chinese puppets in the Philippines i.e. Bayan, Akbayan, Gabriela. They should be in jail for crimes against the Filipinos, traitors and waging war against the state.

    • 33Sam

      YOU MEAN LIKE FIDEL RAMOS FOR EXECUTIVE ORDER PA 21!!!

      WHAT A MORON THINKS HE KNOWS THE REAL SCORE!!!

      • SaintJames2011

        Hey “Slimer”, yeah like you communist loving leftist traitor Chinoy. You are no better than Ramos but worst than your daddy Estrada.

      • 33Sam

        DIMWIT I NEVER EVER ALLUDED TO SIDING WITH COMMUNISM!!! YOU ARE DELUSIONAL FOR SURE!!!

        AND SINCE YOU ARE STUCK IN LEFT-RIGHT PARADIGM LAND, YOUR BRAIN FLIPS BACK AND FORTH TO “EITHER-OR!!!”

        YOU STILL CAN’T STAND BACK FAR ENOUGH AWAY TO SEE THAT COMMUNISM IS THE SHEEPDOG TO THE SHEEP!!!

        ITS WHAT THE GLOBALISTS USED TO MAKE CRETINS LIKE YOU GET ALL UPSET TO WANT TO KILL SOMEONE.

        WHEN YOU REALIZE YOU ARE BEING PLAYED, THEN YOU WILL SEE WHO THE REAL ENEMY IS!!!

        YOU ARE LIKE THE DUMMY CHARACTERS IN A VIDEO WAR GAME. YOU ACTUALLY THINK YOU’RE ONE SIDE OR THE OTHER, BUT YOU DON’T HAVE THE GRAY MATTER TO LOOK OUT OF THE MONITOR SCREEN AND SEE THAT ONE OR TWO PEOPLE ARE HOLDING CONTROLLERS, PUSHING YOUR BUTTONS, MAKING YOU GO WHERE THEY WANT YOU TO GO!!!

        CAPICHE???

        GET IT NOW???

        GOOD LUCK!!!

      • Guest

        Check this “Slimer” out, get so upset now you communist loving leftist traitor Chinoy. No matter how large the fonts you use in writing your leftist propaganda, you still quack like a Chinoy and hiss like a leftist. You are like the Chinese puppet blogger from North Korea who joined the leftist group Bayan. Unlike you, you joined the Gabriela group when you are a man. Chinese government must have done some really horrible stuff on your sexual status. You probably heard about that fake monkey in a China zoo that was found out later it was in fact a dog. Now, who’s dog are you, China or Gabriela?

      • SaintJames2011

        @33Sam:disqus Check this “Slimer” out, get so upset now you communist loving leftist traitor Chinoy. No matter how large the fonts you use in writing your leftist propaganda, you still quack like a Chinoy and hiss like a leftist. You are like the Chinese puppet blogger from North Korea who joined the leftist group Bayan. Unlike you, you joined the Gabriela group when you are a man. Chinese government must have done some really horrible stuff on your sexual status. You probably heard about that fake monkey in a China zoo that was found out later it was in fact a dog. Now, who’s dog are you, China or Gabriela?

  • Marcos5

    Militant Bayan Muna Group anyway supports Chinese Black Sand Mining in Luzon. I guess they can open up Boracay Beach to Black Sand Minings in Panay and the whole Visayas. Iron ore sand deposits in those areas are high esp. in Boracay.
    Business is good for Bayan Muna.

    • 33Sam

      WON’T MATTER ONCE THE GLOBALISTS ANNIHILATE 90% OF THE WORLDS POPULATION, THEY WILL TAKE THE LAND, THE MINERALS AND NATURAL RESOURCES AS PER AGENDA 21 WHICH FIDEL RAMOS SOLD THE COUNTRY DOWN THE RIVER WITH HIS EXECUTIVE ORDER PA 21 IN 1997 GIVING UP ANY CLAIMS TO SOVEREIGNTY TO BECOME A SUZERAINTY TO THE UNITED NATIONS, A ROCKEFELLER/GLOBALIST CREATED AND FOUNDED GROUP OF CHILD SEX TRADE PERVERTS.

      HAVE TO PICK YOUR BATTLES!!!

  • 33Sam

    NEWS FLASH!!! SAUDI KING ABDULLAH IS STANDING WITH EGYPT WHICH MEANS HE’S AGAINST OBAMA BECAUSE THE SAUDIS HAVE AWOKEN TO THE FACT THAT SAUDI ARABIA WILL BE THE NEXT TO BE TOPPLED BY THE GLOBALISTS!!!

    THIS IS WHY OBAMA IS TURNING TAIL AND CANCELLING MILITARY EXERCISES IN EGYPT!!!

    THE TABLES ARE TURNING FLIPPERS!!!

    WAKE UP!!!

    • ConcernedCitizenPh

      No one will believe you for posting too many craps

  • Natx Bacalzo

    who needs chinese spies in PH with bayan around??

  • joboni96

    buti pa itong bayan
    lumalaban para sa pilipino

    mga
    1. collaborators
    2. kolonisadong utak
    3. miseducated
    sa fora na ito

    napodpod na makapal na bibig at
    itim na dila sa kahahalik sa

    anemic aaaasss ng imperyalista

  • desi derata

    Yeah, why not?
    We should be transparent in our defense-related posturings. We should divulge all US military assets and plans for the benefit of china.

    Singapore political leaders are not ninnies by allowing US warships in their ports and harbors.

    The imperialist-hegemonists are the chinese not the americans.

    It seems that lot of Filipinos are confused all the time.

  • Al ien

    Sobrang tahimik yata ng mga militanteng grupo na laging maingay sa kalsada pagdating sa isyu ng PDAF. Dahil kaya ang mga representative o lider nila ay milyones din ang nakukuha? Tanong lang…

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