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.

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Monday, December 29, 2008

Suspected MILF members bomb gym

Suspected members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) bombed a gymnasium in Polomolok, South Cotabato Sunday night.

No one was hurt in the incident, a police official said.

Two unidentified men fired the roof of the Polomolok Municipal Gym using a rifle grenade at 7:45 p.m. and quickly fled. Senior Superintendent Robert Kuinisala, South Cotabato provincial police chief, said.

Initial investigation showed that suspected MILF members, under a certain Commander Wahid Aminola, were behind the incident. Kuinisala said the incident was reportedly a form of “retaliation” after police served a search warrant against Aminola in six homes located in Purok 1, Barangay (village) Sumbakil in the same town last December 23.

Confiscated during the search were one M79 grenade launcher and one Garand rifle, Kuinisala said.(By Abigail Kwok; INQ.net)

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