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, January 9, 2009

Wanted Moro rebel nabbed

The military has arrested a Moro rebel believed to be under wanted Moro Islamic Liberation Front commander Basit Usman, an official said Thursday.

Dali Pamanay alias “Aladin” was caught in a checkpoint in the village of Saliao, Esperanza, Sultan Kudarat at around 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, said Lieutenant Colonel Julieto Ando of the 6th Infantry Division.

Civilians tipped off to Pamanay’s whereabouts, Ando said.

Pamanay is said to be a member of the Special Operations Group of Usman, who is believed to be behind a series of bombings in Central Mindanao over the holidays.

Pamanay is wanted for multiple frustrated murder charges and multiple attempted murder that stemmed from previous bomb attacks in Central Mindanao.

He is now in the custody of police, Ando said.(By Katherine Evangelista)

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