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, January 26, 2009

Kidnap victims ‘monitored’ in Indanan

ZAMBOANGA CITY—Gunmen have taken three kidnapped Red Cross workers together with the son of a Chinese businessman abducted earlier to a known stronghold of Abu Sayyaf bandits on Jolo Island, a Muslim civilian leader said Sunday.

Octavio Dinampo, a professor at Mindanao State University, said his sources in the separatist Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) had told him that the four kidnapped victims had been “monitored” to be in the village of Tubig Dakulag in Indanan town.

The three workers of the Geneva-based International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)—Swiss national Andreas Notter, Italian Eugenio Vagni and Filipino Mary Jean Lacaba—were kidnapped at the provincial capitol in Jolo town on Jan. 15. (Julie Alipala, Ed General)

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