BY DR. ERICK SAN JUAN
The travel advisory being issued by foreign governments is now alarming. Before, you can read about terror threats once in a while but now the report is not only released in the Philippines but in the world media. It is destroying our country especially our tourism industry in the process. Is this terror threat reported first to our intelligence community? Didn’t our government address the issue? Is there diplomatic communiqué before issuance of such?
I still remember what my father told me on how Col. Edward Lansdale controlled some of our terrain which the U.S. military used in the past to train U.S. soldiers, before they were sent to Vietnam. The strategy was to float to the local communities nearby that there’s “multo, manananggal, aswang” (meaning ghosts, vampires, etc.) who kill humans in those said areas.
Could these “state-sponsored” terrorists part of the modern scare mongering?