Quote for the Week..

"Why are the country’s political leaders quick to act on amending the Constitution to change nationalistic provisions for the benefit of foreigners or to extend their terms of office but are allergic to amending the Constitution to address the people’s aspirations for self-determination?" - Marvic Leonen,Dean of the UP College of Law, in a keynote address delivered at the 1st International Solidarity Conference on Mindanao; March 16-18, 2009 in Davao City, Philippines.


Friday, February 1, 2008

Leader of Fr. Roda's killers slain

A notorious person, with many aliases, was killed in an encounter with the 2nd Marine Battalion Landing Team in Barangay Buan-buan, Panglima Sugala, Tawi-Tawi. Wahab Upaw, alleged leader of the Abu Sayyaf group that killed Fr. Roda, was left dead by his fleeing companions. This was disclosed by P/Supt Wainwright Taup, Tawi-Tawi Provincial Director.

Upaw has a standing reward of $25,000 (P1M). A certain Aman Sawadjaan, believed to be the triggerman in the slaying of Fr. Roda, is now under the custody of the Marines (MBLT2) headed by Gen. Mohammad Bin Dolorfino.

Meanwhile, Omar Taup, the teacher held by the killers of Fr. Roda, was believed to be brought to Indanan, Sulu. A hot pursuit operation is now being undertaken to subdue Fr. Roda's killers.

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