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.


Monday, April 7, 2008

A.S. 'Logistics Man' Slain in Sulu - AFP

A suspected "logistics guy" of the Abu Sayyaf was killed in Pandami Island in Sulu on Saturday, a military official said Monday.

Major Eugene Batara, spokesman of the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom), said the body of the suspect, Sam Andal, was brought at the WestMinCom Headquarters in Zamboang City on Sunday morning since no relative claimed his body.

Batara said they tried to give Andal's body to his wife but she refused to receive it.

"We discovered from the wife that this man had been estranged from his family for more than a year now," he said.

Andal was killed in an encounter with government forces in the village of Parian Dakula on Pandami Island on Saturday night. Soldiers also recovered an M16 Armalite rifle, an M79 grenade launcher, and a rifle grenade.

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