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Manila, Angeles City, Clark Freeport, North of Manila,
Clark Zone, Pampanga, Philippines
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Wednesday, June 29, 2011
THE military urged college students to avoid joining militant groups since these promote “cynicism, tolerate violence and serve as recruitment grounds for rebels.”
Specifically, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) vented its ire on the League of Filipino Students (LFS), which it referred to as one of the groups “deceitfully romanticizing” the idea of armed struggle.
After convincing the students to join their ranks, militants normally entice them to go against the government and join the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing New People’s Army (NPA).
Joining these organizations will be dangerous because this will divert the student’s attention from academics, family, and ambitions, said Brigadier General Eduardo del Rosario, AFP’s Civil Relations Service commander.
He said that based on their experiences, most NPA fighters are students who chose to abandon their studies and later ended up being victims of the decades-old insurgency.
But the AFP’s statement did not sit well with the CHR and the militant groups as they asked the military to focus on implementing much-needed reforms against corruption and impunity.
“It is best they stop commenting about the youth and pay attention to the reforms badly needed in the AFP against impunity and the lack of command responsibility and accountability,” Rosales said.
Clamor and the National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL), meanwhile, said AFP failed to respect the citizen’s Constitutional right to join associations.
NUPL assistant secretary for legal services Ephraim Cortez said that bad social, economic and political conditions breed discontent and through these organizations, students are able to forward their concerns.
“It is an expression of their desire for change. This is what (Jose) Rizal, (Andres) Bonifacio, and other heroes did in their time,” Cortez told Sun.Star in a text message.
At least 2.6 million college students trooped to schools nationwide early June after a two-month summer break. (Virgil Lopez/Sunnex)


Although the Philippines is not known for being the wine capital of Asia, Clark Pampanga is the most frequently visited destination for wine lovers in Cebu, Angeles City and Manila to shop for some good vintage wine. The famous wine shop outside Manila called Clark Wine Center is the largest wine shop in Philippines which offers over 2000 selections of fine vintage wine from all wine regions, vintages spanning over 50 years covering all price ranges.

This wine shop in Clark is highly recommended as one of the best places to buy wine in Pampanga. Clark Freeport is just outside Manila near Subic and Angeles City Philippines is Clark Wine Center. Visitors buy wine in Manila and Pampanga should not miss stopping at this wine shop for a few bottles of fine vintage wines to bring home.

Established in 2002, YATS WINE CELLARS is a wholly-owned business unit of Hong Kong-based Yats International which owns and operates resort, wine shops, wine bars and fine-dining restaurant properties in Clark Freeport in The Philippines. YATS WINE CELLARS caters to a clientele of discerning wine lovers from all over the world. Besides a good selection of wine for everyday enjoyment, YATS offers a unique selection of aged vintage wines made available to wine enthusiasts at remarkably affordable prices. Vintages span over a century and the selection of old- and new-world wines covers all major wine regions.

Yats Wine Cellars Philippines
3003C East Tower, Philippines Stock Exchange Center (Tektite)
Exchange Road, Ortigas Center, Metro Manila, Philippines
(632) 637-5019 0917-520-4393 ask for Rea or Kristine

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For wine lovers in Hong Kong, Macau and China:

Yats International HK Sales Office,
Room 1302, 13/F., The Centre Mark
287-299 Queen’s Road Central Sheung Wan,
Hong Kong SAR

Tel: (852) 2788-0738 ask for Miss Eva Leung

If Philippines is part of an upcoming travel and holiday plan, wine lovers might want to visit Clark Freeport Zone just 70 minutes from Manila. This bustling new city that is slated to replace Manila as the new capital of the Philippines has the largest wine shop called Clark Wine Center. For more information, log on to

Clark Wine Center
Bldg 6460 Clark Observatory Building
Manuel A. Roxas Highway corner A Bonifacio Ave,
Angeles Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga 2023
0922-870-5173 0917-826-8790 (ask for Ana Fe)

Getting to this wine shop in Pampanga Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone Philippines from Manila
Getting to the Clark Wine Center wine shop from Manila is quite simple: after entering Clark Freeport from Dau and Angeles City, proceed straight along the main highway M A Roxas. Clark Wine Center is the stand-along white building on the right, at the corner A Bonifacio Ave. From the Clark International Airport DMIA, ask the taxi to drive towards the entrance of Clark going to Angeles City. From Mimosa, just proceed towards the exit of Clark and this wine shop is on the opposite side of the main road M A Roxas.

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While in Clark, it might be a good idea to enjoy an evening of wine-and-dine in the fine dining Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar that features an award winning 2700-line wine list. It is located in Mimosa Leisure Estate of Clark Freeport Zone. For more information, visit

YATS Leisure Philippines is a developer and operator of clubs, resorts and high-class restaurants and wine shops in Clark Angeles Philippines

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