Go Angelina go
MANILA (Reuters) - A leftist farmers' group has asked the United Nations to send Hollywood star Angelina Jolie to visit the Philippines to check on the rising number of people displaced by army offensives in the countryside.Angelina has only earned one previous mention at my blog. I rather blog about Knuckleheads than celebrities.
Since the late 1960s, the Philippine army has been fighting communist insurgents and Muslim separatists in twin insurgencies that have killed 160,000 people, displaced over 2 million and stunted economic growth in the country.
The Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (Movement of Farmers in the Philippines) has sent a letter to the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees to look at the worsening refugee situation in the country, its leader Willy Marbella said on Friday.
"Since June 2005, we have been asking the chair of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, to look into this and send Angelina Jolie to see the real situation of internally displaced people in the country," Marbella told reporters.
"Hundreds of people are being forced out of their homes and farms every month."
The only coneivable reason Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas would have for requesting Jolie to come is the publicity it would create. Publicity won't necessarily translate into action however.
If Angelina goes, she should try the pancit and leechon. When in the Philippines do as the Filipinos do. Heh?
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