Posted by: JWP | 10/26/2009

Latest as of 5:30am Philippine time

Reward, prayers offered for priest’s release

Church officials said they had not heard back from messengers sent to deliver heart medication to the 79-year-old priest on Oct. 21. more

A charade On Fr Sinnot

Most people—at least those in Mindanao—know who the kidnappers are. They are members of the MILF. more

No clues yet on Pablo Mercado

Police said that a manhunt is continuing against the abductors of Pablo Mercado who was taken by armed men last Friday while onboard a vehicle in Saguiaran town in Lanao Del Sur. more

Kidnappers of school principal abducted in Sulu Known

THE government authorities have already established the identity of the Abu Sayyaf bandit group leader that seized a public school principal in the island province of Sulu. more

Peace with Moro islamic liberation Front is futile

Let’s cut to the chase: The MILF has for its ultimate goal the setting up of an independent Islamic State in Mindanao—never mind the predominantly Christian population in the island. That goal has never changed and will not likely change until its last man standing and fighting finally falls. more. I could not have said that any better.

US gov’t says its role is up to Phil gov’t & MILF

“We intend to be supportive in what way both parties think could be useful so we don’t have a set roadmap yet. We’re waiting to see where the discussions go and how we can help,” Ambassador Kristie Kenney said in a chance interview. more

The deal with the Memorandum Of Agreement with the MILF here

Bombing foiled in Zamboanga del Norte

Major Ramon David Hontiveros, spokesman of the Western Mindanao Command (Wesmincom), said three improvised bombs were recovered around 7:30 a.m. Monday in the village of Bitugan, Sirawai, Zamboanga del Norte. more

Troops foil ambush in Indanan, Sulu

“The Wesmincom units immediately applied suppressive fires on the enemy, who scampered away, dragging away two of their injured cohorts,” Hontiveros said. more

Tagasilay barangay captain’s slay latest news

Mayor Celso Lobregat on Thursday strongly condemned the brutal slay of Tagasilay barangay chairman Esmer Francisco Wednesday night and ordered military and police authorities to exert all efforts to get into the bottom of the case. more …And in this report here it says the killers are known.

2 soldeirs killed by communist guerrilla

The NPA has been waging a secessionist war the past four decades and had broken off peace talks with Manila in 2004 after accusing government negotiators of reneging on several agreements, among them the release of all political prisoners. more

We don’t only have to worry about the jihaddist we also have to worry about these disgruntled peasants.

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