Well I guess they cant hide it no more. As we all know security contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan is a very lucrative business. Most contrators prefer ex-military and police personel or anybody that has a military background. Before, they employ Brits, Canadian, US personel basicaly military from first world countries. But later on several companies start hiring Ex-military personel from south America like columbia, Mexico and El Salvador. They saw their capabilities and combat experience. Now, they added personel from south east Asia and from the Balkan states. Pinoy soldiers are very much qualified for this kind of role in Iraq. The Pinoy soldiers and other military personel from the Phil. can quickly adapt to the tactics being employed by the Iraqi insurgents. I am not surprised to see that segment from TV patrol world about the Pinoy SOF in Iraq. I dont know if it is true that there are an estimated 1,000 Pinoy SOF in Iraq alone. This doesnt include the regular OFW's I even read an article about a security contractor in Iraq who has a Pinoy ret. Gen(Marines) as their Operations Manager in Iraq. Well, who wouldnt bite the bait. The regular "security personel"(Third world country) earns $2000 a month and depends if you are a high ranking official plus experience. An ex-US Navy SEAL erns $4000 to $5000 per contract that doesnt include the sign-on bonus. AFAIK, even major US and British companies like McDonnel douglas and Haliburton ventured into this line of business. So as the days goes by we will see more Pinoy ex-military and AWOL's in Iraq just to support their families back home.