Philippines: Unrest in the Ranks


January 24, 2006: YOUng (Young Officers Union New Generation), a group of military officers, announced their intention to clean up the country, and avoid getting arrested. They denied they had anything to do with the alleged coup attempt this past weekend. Junior military officers have long been the source of corruption, or anger at corruption.

January 23, 2006: The military admitted that there was an attempt by some officers to stage a coup, but that few military men were involved and the effort was easily foiled.

China, in a good will gesture, donated $1.5 million worth of heavy construction equipment to the Filipino military.

January 19, 2006: Abu Sayyaf, and their allies from the Indonesian based Jemaah Islamiyah, continue to find Moslems in the south willing to shelter and support them. Violence against Christians is popular with many Filipino Moslems because of decades of Christians migrating into the Moslem south. The Christians are often economically more successful, and this creates jealousy that is exploited by the Islamic radicals.




Help Keep Us From Drying Up

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling.

Each month we count on your contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage.
Subscribe   Contribute   Close