Following the death of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, one the world’s most wanted terrorist who claimed responsibility for the 9/11 attacks in New York City almost a decade ago, the rest of the world joins the United States in celebrating bittersweet victory in the fight against global terror.
In Manila, the Armed Forces of the Philippines is now on heightened alert for possible “retaliatory attacks” after the killing of bin Laden. Just like in the US, terrorism continues to hound the Philippines over the years, especially in war-stricken parts of Mindanao where rebel groups connected to other regional terrorists are believed to gain forces.
To equip the Filipinos with information as to why some religious extremists resort to deadly attacks to advance their ideologies, TV5’s USI: Under Special Investigation recently aired an episode on terrorism and how ordinary folks can prepare themselves to avoid being a victim. Host Paolo Bediones had the chance to talk to some jailed terrorists while tracing the social conditions that lead to such extremist behavior. The said episode of USI can now be fully accessed on TV5’s online news portal InterAksyon.com.
USI: Under Special Investigation airs every Sunday on TV at 10pm on TV5 and on AksyonTV Channel 41 at 5pm and 10pm.
As reported by NEWS5 correspondent Erika Tapalla on Radyo Singko 92.3 NEWS FM’s “Sakto kay Cheri at Paolo,” Americans immediately flocked to Ground Zero after US President Barack Obama announced the death of bin Laden. Ground Zero is dedicated to nearly 3,000 Americans who died on the site where the World Trade Center twin towers once stood and crumbled on that fateful day of September 11, 2001. “It’s a great day to be here. [International] media practitioners say this is like the day Obama got inaugurated,” said Erika on her Twitteraccount @ErikaTapalla while on assignment to cover the atmosphere in New York City.
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