Posted by: JWP | 10/28/2009

Irish priest in hands of rogue MILF group

Irish priest in hands of rogue MILF group

By Katherine Evangelista
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 19:44:00 10/28/2009

MANILA, Philippines—Abducted Irish priest Michael Sinnott is being held captive by “rogue elements” of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), Defense Chief Gilberto Teodoro, Jr. said Wednesday.

Citing reports, Teodoro said the 78-year-old Catholic priest was in the custody of a sub-commander of the MILF’s 113th base command. MORE

PHILIPPINES  Bishop cancels Mass following cathedral blast

October 28, 2009  |  PR08135.1573

MANILA (UCAN) — The bishop of Jolo has cancelled the All Saints’ Day Mass at a cemetery following an explosion at his cathedral in the southern Philippines.  Bishop Angelito Lampon said it was a “precautionary measure.” MORE

‘Mindanao Groups Dismayed Over New GRP-MILF Deal’

Mindanao Examiner Wednesday, October 28, 2009 03:23:17 PM
The Mindanao Peoples Caucus, along with its allied women’s organizations, is highly dismayed over the Agreement on the Protection of Civilian Component dated October 27, 2009. Considering the seriousness and gravity of the attacks and abuses committed against civilian communities, we feel that the task of Civilian Protection must be given an appropriate, effective, vigilant and influential mechanism that can break the impunity of human rights violations and war crimes committed in the context of the armed conflict. MORE

Philippines pact to protect schools. The Al Jazeera perspective on the above developments here

Moro groups launch Human Rights Center here This is just laughable

PGMA, Cabinet see exit-visit Mindanao Week of Peace

PIA Press Release 2009/10/26

by Ronnel Calo

Butuan City (26 October) — Stakeholders of the Mindanao Week of Peace set November 26-December 2, 2009 here are gearing up for the expected active participation of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and her top aides as she sought out closure to the elusive just and lasting peace in Mindanao, one of her avowed legacy before her term ends in June next year. more

Arroyo is appeasing the terrorists.  Coward

P.S. NO NEWS ON PABLO MERCADO AND THE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL THAT I KNOW

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