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2006-02-25 Southeast Asia
Philippines declares state of emergency after coup attempt
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Posted by lotp 2006-02-25 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6465 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Between 15,000 and 20,000 protesters managed to gather by late afternoon on Ayala Avenue in Makati city

Reality check-it was closer to 5,000, if that. This was the 20th of the peoples power revolution. Pres GMA was afraid to death of a big rally that would turn into another movement. She had BG Lim detained and Special action Force commander Franco relieved. The troops and police stayed in their compounds and it now looks like her, the Pres', paranoia and overaction started this event. As TW said,"Good Theater". So now the Peso will slide and the exchange rate will make beer in the Philippines cheaper. Always a good side!
Posted by 49 pan">49 pan  2006-02-25 01:17||   2006-02-25 01:17|| Front Page Top

#2 Incidentally, WWE posted an article about this because of a RAW event in Manila going on at the time, but that no violence was reported there.
Posted by Edward Yee 2006-02-25 16:39||]">[]  2006-02-25 16:39|| Front Page Top

#3 It's always trouble when you're in town Pan...hmmm.
Posted by Skidmark 2006-02-25 22:26||   2006-02-25 22:26|| Front Page Top

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