Posted by: JWP | 10/21/2009

MILF joins search for kidnapped priest

MANILA, Oct. 20, 2009— The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has joined search and rescue operations for kidnapped Irish Catholic priest Fr. Michael Sinnott.

MILF spokesman Eid Kabalu said they willing to intervene for the possible recovery of the priest from the Missionary Society of St. Columban.

Kabalu yesterday said the MILF has already sent an emissary to Sultan Naga Dimaporo town, where the military said Fr. Sinnott was being held, to secure his release. MORE


COMMENTARY: AFP’s real score vs. the Abu Sayyaf

DAVAO TODAY – SEPTEMBER 03, 2009

What seems to be the “significant victory” in the recent raid by the Armed Forces of the Philippines against the Abu Sayyaf at the pre-dawn hours of August 12, 2009?

Was this military raid a show for Admiral Timothy Keating, the commander of the US Pacific Command (USPACOM), who arrived in Manila on Tuesday onboard the USS George Washington aircraft carrier for the regular RP-US Mutual Defense Board (MDB) and Security Engagement Board (SEB) meetings? MORE

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