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The Philippines 1941-1945

Philippines during World War II The Sack of Manila A Photo Montage by Alfredo Villanueva Music by Richard Wagner (Orchestral Prelude to Lohengrin) Comments by Fred Baldassare "For the sake of historical truth, I must comment that the destruction of Manila, which was "The Pearl of the Orient", before the war, was done in great part by US bombers and US artillery. Gen. Yamashita, unlike Gen. MacArthur in 1941, did not declare Manila an "Open City", which would have freed Manila from hostile activity. After Gen. Yamashita withdrew most of his troops to the Mountain Province, a large contingent of Japanese soldiers and sailors, and Korean marines stayed behind and defended the city, under the command of Admiral Iwabuchi. Manila had to be liberated by fighting it out, street by street, and building to building. With the American and Filipino liberators just on the other side of the Pasig River, the Japanese soldiers and sailors, and the Korean marines proceeded to go from one city block to another, burning and looting the homes, raping the women, and murdering as many citizens of Manila as they could, in biblical proportions. The Ermita, Malate, and Pasay districts were most greatly affected. The Japanese Military, in Manila, declared war on its civilian population. Conservative estimates state the the Manila Massacre, which took place in February, 1945, claimed the lives of over 111,000 civilians, an estimate of 35,000 more than either Nagasaki or Hiroshima. Most of the pictures shown above were taken by the US Army Signal CORP, soon after the liberation of Manila. - The Sack Of manila- by Fred Baldassare http://battlingbastardsbataan.com/som.htm

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HACIENDA LUISITA FARMERS AND OWNERS END 21 YEAR DISPUTE AFTER SIGNING A COMPROMISE DEAL 08-06-2010

Hacienda Luisita farmers, owners end 21-year land row 08/06/2010 | 10:22 AM ANDREO C. CALONZO, GMANews.TV | More Share The farmers and the owners of Hacienda Luisita Inc. (HLI) in Tarlac on Friday ended a 21-year dispute after signing a compromise deal giving farm workers two options— to receive land parcels or retain their HLI stocks. Representatives of HLI and two farmers' groups, the Alyansa ng mga Manggagawang Bukid ng Hacienda Luisita (AMBALA) and the United Luisita Workers Union (ULWU), signed the agreement around 10 a.m. at the estate's clubhouse in Tarlac. The signatories were: Noel Mallari, Vice-chairman of AMBALA; Eldifonso Pungol, Vice-President of ULWU; lawyer Eufrocinio Dela Merced Jr. for HLI, and Julio Suniga and Windsor Andaya for the HLI supervisory group. Those who acted as witnesses were: HLI vice president for external affairs Vigor Mendoza II, HLI spokesperson Tony Ligon and barangay captains Protacio Navarro Jr., Renato Luna Jr., and Francisco Sigua. Based on a copy of the agreement obtained by GMANews.TV, the parties have forged the deal to resolve the 21-year-old land row. "The primordial concern of the parties herein is to uplift the lives of the people living in Hacienda Luisita, and an early resolution of the case, as well as all collateral issues, will definitely augur well to serve this purpose," the document read. The compromise agreement states that HLI's 12,000 farmer-beneficiaries can now opt to continue owning stocks in the corporation based on the Stock Distribution Option (SDO) deal signed 21 years ago. They can also choose to have a share in a designated 1,400-hectare portion of land in the 6,453-hectare plantation. "The parties shall respect the individual decisions of the farmworkers as to whether they would stay with the Stock Distribution contained in the MOA of 1989, or in lieu thereof, proceed with land distribution," the agreement read. Both parties also agreed that farmers who will opt for land distribution will get their parcel of the plantation "for free and clean of any encumbrances" and will surrender their shares to the corporation to the stocks' original owner, the Tarlac Development Corporation. The agreement also allows the farmer-beneficiaries who will opt for land distribution to keep monetary and non-monetary benefits, such as the home lots and production shares given to them under the SDO agreement. Aside from these, the 12,000 farmer-beneficiaries are also entitled to P150 million in "financial assistance" from the HLI in settlement of all claims — P20 million of which will be given upon signing of the agreement as a sign of "good will." The remaining P130 million will be given to the farmers once the agreement has been approved by the Supreme Court. The farm workers also agreed to support all further developments of HLI land in the future even for non-agricultural purposes. They will also be given top priority for employment should HLI choose to push through with these developments, the agreement said. 'Wish granted' Former Agrarian Reform Undersecretary Bernie Cruz, who has been privy to the negotiations since the farmers and the management began talks in 2007, said the farmer-beneficiaries "got what they wished for" through the compromise agreement. "'Yung mga kahilingan naman nila sa simula, naibigay naman. Friendly naman ang atmosphere between the two parties (That was what they asked for from the start and it was granted to them. The atmosphere between the two parties was friendly)," he told GMANews.TV in a phone interview on Friday before the signing. He added that the farmer-beneficiaries and the management have been negotiating "quietly" for three years to prevent the talks from becoming "politicized," especially with President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III's rise to power. (See: Win or lose, Noynoy has to face Luisita deadlock) "This issue is one of the most highly controversial cases sa agrarian reform. Tahimik lang ginawa kaya hindi nalalaman" (The parties just kept quiet so the public did not know about it),he said. Aquino's family owns the Hacienda Luisita sugar plantation and the President himself has shares in the corporation. Cruz said the Supreme Court will look into the legalities of the agreement. Once approved by the SC, the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) will enforce the deal. (See: Palace hoping for SC nod on Luisita settlement) The SC has set oral arguments on the HLI land case on August 18 to determine whether the SDO scheme will be retained, or if the land will be distributed to the farmers under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP). SC spokesperson Midas Marquez earlier said the fate of the oral arguments will now depend on the manifestations to be submitted by both parties after the signing of the agreement. READ MORE...CLICK LINK

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Mayweather Rips Pacquiao In Racist Video Rant

Floyd Mayweather Jr. unleashed a profanity-filled racist and homophobic Internet rant against Manny Pacquiao

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Pacquiao vs Hatton Highlights (HBO)

Watch highlights of Manny Pacquiao's spectacular KO victory over Ricky Hatton. The fight originally aired 5/2/09 from Las Vegas. For more information on HBO Boxing, log onto HBO.com.

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