Philippines needs Navy missiles says Senator as people starve

Statistically, the greatest threat to the people of the Philippines comes from within the country. In modern times, Filipinos kill more Filipinos than any other entity by 10,000,000 to 1.0 says an extrapolation of the data.

Lately, government including hit squads, cops, and military, have slaughtered Filipinos. Nobody else.

Analysis by Melissa Hemingway and Micheal John
Note on bias: FPMag is published by The RINJ Foundation which is a Canada-based civil society women’s group adamantly opposed to war. RINJ claims that all war, like war on China, impacts women and children more than war harms soldiers fighting the wars.

Missiles and patrol boats will not stop that, explains a commander named Leah with an all-women security contractor recently hired to guard obscure women’s shelters springing up not far from some military bases in the Philippines.

“As the Marcos government allows American Forces to occupy military bases and carry out their Philippines tradition of raping and killing women and running sex-slave trading rings, we are hired to train guards to fend off the rapists and killers and keep vulnerable and endangered women safe. How strange is that? No. It is not strange. We get contracts all over the world in dozens of American-occupied countries to do that,” said Leah when asked about the irony of it all.

Excess death data indicate an extraordinarily high rate of extrajudicial killings of human rights defenders, journalists, unknowns, and opposition politicians, continues say biostatisticians in Singapore who have been tracking COVID-19 deaths among other data.

Despite massive poverty, malnutrition that is killing kids, and a bleak forward outlook, the country is on a military spending binge. These are the signs of fascism where government like in Myanmar is self-serving and cares not about the plight of the people, say experts among global humanitarians.

At least five Civil Society groups have recommended that women need to try and make plans to remove their family from the country by living with family overseas or seeking employment in another country until at least the Americans end their occupation and end their war with China. For nearly 30 years, there have been no significant  improvements in the prevalence of hunger and undernutrition in the Philippines. War will kill millions say the humanitarians. While leaving is extremely difficult for many, thousands of opportunities for laborers, skilled and unskilled, are advertised on social media every day.

“Women humanitarian NGOs are extremely rare but the ones that survive their first ten years, are tougher than nails. They will tell you the unabridged hard truths because they work in the hardest of places on Earth. They must be tough, in order to survive. Nobody gives a damn about women demanding not to be raped, not to be beaten, killed, starved and their children slaughtered. Who cares?” says Dale Carter, security director of RINJ Women.

The Philippines Government says it is doing a great job running the country. The *Dunning-Kruger effect?

As the Philippines Bureau of the Treasury announced a P13.856 trillion debt and at least 10% of the Philippines population suffer serious food insecurity and even life-threatening hunger, according to the World Food Program, Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri said he wants to spend the country’s money on weapons like the missiles raining down on Syria from Israel at this time.

The Dunning-Kruger effect.

Cornell psychologists David Dunning and Justin Kruger explained that their Dunning-Kruger Effect, a science experiment in social psychology, refers to a cognitive bias of afflicted people who are incompetent at something but unable to recognize their own incompetence. In this so-called ‘psychological effect‘ not only do afflicted fail to recognize their incompetence they concomitantly are also likely to feel that they actually are radiantly brilliant and even competent.

Test yourself for Dunning-Kruger Effect: “How Do You React To Constructive Criticism?”

File photo: Senator Zubiri (foreground, 3rd from left) with President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo credit: King Rodriguez for the Presidential Communications Operations Office – Philippine News Agency

Hunger in the Philippines is a life-threatening problem. A survey in the final quarter of 2022 showed 11.8 percent of Filipino families went hungry due to lack of food to eat, which is higher than the 11.3 percent posted from July to September 2022. In the second quarter of 2023 that number is estimated to have climbed to almost 17% because of extreme inflation and lack of availability of foodstuffs partly due to the impact of El Nino which is restricting crops and partly because of wars restricting grains and produce distribution plus a high cost of fuel.

At least 51 percent of Filipino families considered themselves as poor during the first quarter of 2023, citing a survey conducted from March 26 to 29.

  • “For nearly thirty years, there have been almost no improvements in the prevalence of undernutrition in the Philippines. One in three children (29%) younger than five years old suffered from stunting (2019),” says the World Bank.
  • “There are regions in the Philippines with levels of stunting that exceed 40% of the population. In Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao 45% of children below five are stunted, in Southwestern Tagalog Region (MIMAROPA) 41%, Bicol Region it is 40%, Western Visayas 40%, and in the south-central Mindanao Region (SOCCKSARGEN) 40%.” Citing: World Bank Study: Undernutrition-among-children-in-the-Philippines

27% Of all children in the Philippines under five suffer from stunting according to the World Food Program.

“Despite sustained economic growth in the governing classes, the Philippines suffers from widespread social, gender and economic disparities. Hunger and malnutrition persist and have even increased in recent years,” says a recent report.

More missiles for Philippines patrol boats while population faces starvation.

More missiles for Philippines patrol boats while population faces starvation? Israel Shipyards Shaldag MK V. Photo Credit: Israel Shipyards Ltd. Photo is cropped and lightened for digital publication. Art/Cropping/Enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto / Feminine-Perspective-Magazine

Nine units of Shaldag Mk V were ordered in a contract signed on 9 February 2021 under the Philippines Navy Fast Attack Interdictor Craft-Missile (FAIC-M) Acquisition Project. The first two vessels were delivered in September 2022 They were commissioned in November 2022. Known locally as the Nestor Acero-class Fast Attack Interdiction Crafts, the class of vessel is used by police and military forces in Equatorial Guinea, Israel, Nigeria, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Cyprus and Romainia.