Posted by: JWP | 11/07/2009

Terrorist ‘executioner’ captured, another Catholic church bombed

MILF leader nabbed

Philippine Daily Inquirer

First Posted 01:56:00 11/08/2009

A MORO ISLAMIC Liberation Front (MILF) commander suspected of involvement in the beheading of 10 Marines in Albarka, Basilan, in 2007 was arrested in Zamboanga City on Saturday, police said.

Philippine National Police Director General Jesus Verzosa said Asnawi Addan Salah, commander of the MILF 114th Base Command, was accosted by Western Mindanao police office and Special Action Force operatives at the Zamboanga International Airport.

Verzosa said Salah was among 130 MILF members charged in the July 10, 2007 killing of 14 Marines, 10 of whom were beheaded. more and the latest update on this story can be found here.

Blast hits Zamboanga Catholic church

Saturday, November 07, 2009 02:51:53 PM

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / November 7, 2009) – A Roman Catholic Church was bombed before dawn Saturday in the southern Philippine city of Zamboanga, but there were no reports of casualties.

Reporters who rushed in the area said the blast partially damaged the concrete fence of the San Isidro Labrador Church in the village of Talon-Talon.

A letter was also left by the unidentified assailant and warned that there will be more attacks in Zamboanga. more


Gibo rules out military offensive vs abductors


November 7, 2009, 8:55pm

FORT DEL PILAR, Baguio City —- The national government will not resort to an all-out military offensive against suspected rogue elements of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) who have taken captive Irish priest Fr. Michael Sinnott since there are still available diplomatic options to take, Defense Secretary Gilberto C. Teodoro said here Saturday morning. more

Muslim Politician from Mindanao: Catholic education helped me in the commitment to peace

Teachers want same attention given to Irish priest

ZAMBOANGA – A group of public school teachers in Zamboanga Peninsula has called on the government to also give attention to the plight of other kidnap victims in Mindanao other than Irish missionary Fr. Michael Sinnott. more

More suspects named in Sinnott inquiry

Friday, 6 November 2009 11:18

The Philippines have named five more Muslim separatist leaders as suspects in the abduction of Irish priest Fr Michael Sinnott.

State prosecutors have now summoned six Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) leaders on allegations they played a role in the 11 October abduction. more (This is just laughable. As if they are going to show up in court )

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