Thursday, August 07, 2008

MILF driving out Christians from areas in North Cotobato?

From Dean Jorge Bocobo:

Local Government Secretary Ronaldo Puno, speaking at a press conference with other government officials has admitted that the claims of Vice Gov. Manny Pinol of North Cotabato province, are true. MILF insurgent forces numbering some 800 have apparently attacked and occupied some 5 towns (Aliosan, North Kabuntalan, Libungan, Alamada, and Midsayap) involving 9 barangays in North Cotabato province since July 1. Some 1536 families composed of over 6500 individuals have been taken into National Disaster Coordinating Committee evacuation centers after armed insurgents of the MILF began harrassing them, burning homes, stealing farm animals and driving the residents away during a critical harvest time period.

Is this in preparation for the Plebiscite next year to determine which parts of Mindanao will become part of the new Bangsamoro nation under the MILF control?

1 comment:

DJB Rizalist said...

They are also taking advantage of harvest time, it seems, stealing crops and farm animals while serving notice to residents that they can always be driven out or threatened come plebiscite time. i'm afraid gma is fomenting war and bloodshed while giving the Philippine govt and its christian majorities a bad name.