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this time I'm actually not sure if you are joking or not ??   Davao is spelt with an "o" - the same as is   " protector"  !!      

 

and at least he spelt partition correctly lol  

 

 

i never joke when it comes to partitions. that's the way this boy was raised son!

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Well that makes sense.  They must have taken that from the US Secret Service procedure book:   Let's see if I remember correctly.....   In the event of a possible kidnapping/assassination event, t

Hum the VM has 20 guards for protection. A vehicle pulls in front which he thinks is some sort of trap and he gets out of the car and walks up to the car blocking his convey and taps on the window. I

Well some of it is from reporters, and some of it is direct quotes from the Aussie and also from the VM - so I'm not quite sure what " VERY second hand info is "   YOu find it strange that he just d

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So long as the Filipino people allow themselves to be governed this way it will never change. The only reason this made the news is because a foreigner was involved. Imagine the injustices the common Filipino encounters on a regular basis from their 'leadership.' We don't get a vote as non citizens. So they only thing we can do is grin and bear it or go elsewhere.

 

A big problem with the youth in my country is if you poll them about whether or not their vote counts a surprising number will tell you 'no.' Poll the same demographic in the Philippines and you can't get an answer due to their incessant laughter. 

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None of us were there.  This has been reported VERY second hand.  As always there is far more to this than has been reported.  I find it very strange, for instance, that the Australian National just drove away.  I wonder what words were said.

 

Seems like everyone is very quick to jump on the VM, because the attitude seems to be that he is some spoilt kid who views himself above the law.

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None of us were there.  This has been reported VERY second hand.  As always there is far more to this than has been reported.  I find it very strange, for instance, that the Australian National just drove away.  I wonder what words were said.

 

Seems like everyone is very quick to jump on the VM, because the attitude seems to be that he is some spoilt kid who views himself above the law.

 

Well some of it is from reporters, and some of it is direct quotes from the Aussie and also from the VM - so I'm not quite sure what " VERY second hand info is "

 

YOu find it strange that he just drove away ?  why ? he got run off the road by a convoy and 20 guys jumped out of their vehicles and shouted at him - this after just this year he was in a robbery where a friend was killed 

I havent  jumped on the VM - in fact i have been very careful not to do that .

 

Maybe you should go back and reread my OP William

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None of us were there.  This has been reported VERY second hand.  As always there is far more to this than has been reported.  I find it very strange, for instance, that the Australian National just drove away.  I wonder what words were said.

 

Seems like everyone is very quick to jump on the VM, because the attitude seems to be that he is some spoilt kid who views himself above the law.

 

 

A lot of local people don't like the VM. 

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well now we know how to get rid of daveo lol,just start a wee story about him making threats to duverte and boom deprtation bye bye ian  :ROFLMAO:  :ROFLMAO:

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well now we know how to get rid of daveo lol,just start a wee story about him making threats to duverte and boom deprtation bye bye ian  :ROFLMAO:  :ROFLMAO:

 

 

probably would backfire as ian is on good terms with the Duterte family.

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probably would backfire as ian is on good terms with the Duterte family.

 

 

I was actually trying to keep that secret because i dont want to be asked to intervene in this case ! 

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Maybe you should go back and reread my OP William

 

Well I didn't actually read everything, my comment was more to do with the "let's bash the nasty spoilt VM" attitude.

 

But I am guessing that the VM has his story, and the Oz guy has his, and they are not the same.  So let the Law deal with it?  I am guessing the VM has 20 bodyguards because he also feels threatened.  So we have 2 people who feel threatened.

 

It's not helpful to jump to conclusions, is what I am saying.  PEACE ON EARTH AND GOODWILL TO ALL MEN.

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Thu, Aug 29th
 
 
Pulong sues Australian
THURSDAY, 29 AUGUST 2013 11:41
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BY EJ DOMINIC FERNANDEZ AND BY EMILORD P. CASTROMAYOR
AN Australian treasure hunter may have found the wrong guy to throw his rage and the wrong road to demonstrate his driving skills.
At least, that’s the version of the story from Vice Mayor Paolo Z. Duterte and a police officer who both filed direct assault and frustrated murder charges against the Australian national after a morning road rage incident.
The treasure hunter identified as Michael Hatcher, 73, was escorted by police at the office of Prosecutor Gaye Cañete Magdagasang, for the inquest proceedings. He was booked earlier at the Talomo Police Station after the traffic altercation around 10:35 am along McArthur Highway, south of Davao City for alleged reckless driving and for direct assault.
Hatcher, at 5-foot-10 and barrel-chested, walked into the prosecutor’s office remorseful and subdued, a stark difference from the hulking attacker he was described in the affidavit complaint of Vice Mayor Duterte. Hatcher said he is also planning to file illegal detention and abuse of power charges against the vice mayor, otherwise, he would like to have an amicable settlement. 
In his affidavit, Duterte said the Australian trader, who was on a Honda Wagon, blocked his Nissan Navarra while crossing Tahimik Avenue in Bangkal on his way to work. 
“I thought it was an ambush,” Duterte said, adding that when he went out of his car to talk to the Australian, the Australian went berserk.
The police officer escorting Duterte, SPO3 Roey Alquizar Ociones, tried to contain the situation, but the Australian suddenly revved up his engine and almost ran over the vice mayor and the police officer.
Ociones said in his affidavit that “upon reaching the intersection of MacArthur Highway and Balusong Drive in Bangkal, I noticed that the first car where the vice mayor was riding turned left. However, it came to a sudden halt because a black Honda Wagon swerved to my car’s left side blocking my car as he wanted to force his way and go ahead of the convoy of the vice mayor.”
“As a police officer, I went out of the vehicle sensing that there was trouble and proceeded in front to block the black vehicle. I immediately declared my authority by introducing myself as a police officer and ordered him to turn off the engine and step down. However, the driver did not turn off the engine, rolled down his window (driver’s side) and shouted, “Step aside! Or I will kill you! Step out!” 
Ociones said that while he was in front of the black car, he noticed the vice mayor disembarked from his vehicle and proceeded to the side of the black vehicle. He said Duterte knocked on the window of the passenger side of the black vehicle, introduced himself as the vice mayor and instructed the driver to roll down his car window but to no avail.
Ociones said he can hear the driver of the black vehicle repeatedly saying, “I don’t care! Step aside! I will run you over! I will kill you!” Ociones said he instinctively stepped backward and then heard Hatcher step on his engine, accelerated his gas and drove off.
“I hurriedly jumped to the side to avoid being hit and ran over,” said Ociones.
The vice mayor also said they jumped to the side to avoid being hit. “Nangambak mi,” Duterte told Edge Davao.
Duterte and his escorts pursued the Australian, and when they were able to catch up, the Australian reportedly went down and tried to beat up the vice mayor.
“The Australian was shouting ‘this is only the Philippines, I am an Australian,’ and I dont give a damn who he is, this is the Philippines, this is my country,” Duterte said.
Hatcher, however, had an entirely different story.
Hatcher said he did nothing wrong to the vice-mayor and defended himself that he did not stop the car for fear that he might be abducted. 
“I did not stop because I thought they were abductors, “ Hatcher reiterated. He said he was abducted this year at Cagayan de Oro, and that his friend was killed during that incident.
Hatcher and his Filipina fiancé drove their vehicle supposedly headed for General Santos City for a business meeting but the motorcycle convoy of the vice mayor’s vehicle chased him and eventually caught up with him. 
Hatcher said Duterte went to his vehicle, uttered harsh words and pointed fingers in front of his face. The police escorts then came and sent him to jail. 
According to Hatcher, he was not overspeeding because there were many public utility vehicles in the road. “If I did something wrong that might piss off to him, then sorry, “ he said. 
“I’m not a bad guy, I do humanitarian services and in fact I donated clothes to flood victims in Typhoon Pablo,” Hatcher pleaded before local media.
The vice mayor reiterated that the case was not for selfish reasons, but for all the Dabawenyos being abused by foreigners.
“This is a message to all Dabawenyos, if you are being abused by a foreigner and you want to file charges, look for my lawyer, Alexis Lumbatan, for free services” Duterte said. “I am just practicing my rights, because had I punched him, I would be facing international human rights charges.”
Hatcher meantime told members of the media, “I’ve never seen such abuse, he (Duterte) cannot control his temper and his evilness, it’s disgusting and it’s not good to the Philippines.”
Lumbatan, Duterte’s lawyer, said Hatcher has the right to answer all the allegations, and a time frame of 15 days to file his counter affidavit.
“I have talked to bystanders where the incident happened and found out that the Australian was abusive, especially in traffic issues,” Lumbatan said.
Hatcher reportedly owns Solar Resource trading company and is especially known for his recovery of large quantities of Chinese porcelain from the VOC ship Geldermalsen (known as the “Nanking cargo”) which was sold at auction by Christie’s in Amsterdam in 1986. In 1999 he discovered the Tek Sing shipwreck and retrieved 360,000 pieces of porcelain.
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smokey

It would be simple. The whole of the expat community to network and file a partition, and contact their embassies. The contact all news media and do an internet campaign to expose the injustice.

 

Odds are, there will be no network formed, no one will want to put their name on a partition, even if they were to actually call their embassies there would be nothing done, most of the news medias will never be contacted to even be ably to do a followup report, and this thread will be the only thing on the internet; and even here the pacifist will merely taint, insult, badger and argue with anyone willing to take action.

 

So in the end this thread will either be just end or be locked, the Aussie is still screwed, and everyone there in Davao better just keep kissing the Vice Mayors ass like good little puppies...

thanks for the info your fellow door knob smokey 

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None of us were there.  This has been reported VERY second hand.  As always there is far more to this than has been reported.  I find it very strange, for instance, that the Australian National just drove away.  I wonder what words were said.

 

Seems like everyone is very quick to jump on the VM, because the attitude seems to be that he is some spoilt kid who views himself above the law.

Yes he is viewed that way.His public actions when his sister unlawfully assaulted a sherrif of the court confirms him as you have described.

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smokey

well guys this is the life we chose ,,, every where a little rain must fall....  better him then  me comes to mind.... sorry it happened but heck fire we left Kansas a long time ago

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Yes he is viewed that way.His public actions when his sister unlawfully assaulted a sherrif of the court confirms him as you have described.

 

That's a fair comment, I remember that case very well.

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Its quite simple really, learn who the big dogs are and don't mess with them.  If its too late for that then be nice and apologetic to them.  If its too late for that:  Run Forrest!

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