Quantcast
pope ph

Maguindanao massacre suspect not hiding in MILF-controlled area – spokesman

By |


DAVAO CITY – The Moro Islamic Liberation Front denied reports that a kin of the Ampatuan allegedly involved in the Maguindanao massacre is hiding in an area controlled by the rebel group.

Von Al-Haq, spokesman of the MILF’s Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces, said in a phone interview that the group is not providing shelter nor protecting Bahnarin “Datu Ban” Ampatuan, one of the primary suspects in the massacre.

Private prosecutor Harry Roque said earlier that his clients have received reports that the suspect is hiding in MILF-controlled areas specifically those under the MILF’s 106th Base Command.

The report says that Ampatuan and his group are hiding in houses made by the Department of Social Welfare and Development along the Kabulnan River in the town of Mamasapano.

Al-Haq denied the allegations explaining that the suspects are original residents in the area but would not mean that they are collaborating with the MILF.

“These suspects are native inhabitants of Maguindanao and it so happen that it is an MILF dominated area, but it would not mean that the suspects are mingling with us,” Al-Haq said.

The rebel spokesperson hinted that state security forces know the location of the suspects but are not moving to apprehend him.

“I believe the authority knows very well the suspect’s exact location,” Al-Haq said.


Follow Us


Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: Maguindanao massacre , Media Killing , MILF , News , Region


  • adamson11

    “I believe the authority knows very well the suspect’s exact location,” Al-Haq said.
     
    My sources in maguindanao say the same, the military officials are even accused by local people in the province as receiving protector money from the ampatuans led by datu ban and kanor ampatuan whom the military would not engage in fight although some time they will harras people in the sorrounding villages… I wonder why they don’t ask the american to help them in locating these criminal total eh balikatan program is suppose to train afp fight rebel and criminals against government…

  • virgoyap

    If they are living in the MILF area even though they are not collaborating with them but since they are most wanted by our law is it not their duty to arrest them and hand them over to the authority of the state?

  • lostRunes

    Of course no soldier would venture into MILF territory. The MILF has got the president’s full support. The president would blame the military again if MILF personnel would ambush our brave soldiers.

    Who’s the traitor now?

  • AlexanderAmproz

    The best place to hide is on the middle of the Metro Manila crowd or abroad !

  • AlexanderAmproz

    In any other countries, the Ampatuan’s will have been in an isolated cel
    without any communications and visit opportunities till the case is solved.

    This show that the “System” is to much involved to solve the case,
    same with Arroyo, Marcos and any other supposed “elites”,
    always going scot free, illustrating how Criminal is this Mafiosi society Culture  !

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QZZKXPEA67I7HELEIYM35QVYFA Jon

     “These suspects are native inhabitants of Maguindanao and it so happen
    that it is an MILF dominated area, but it would not mean that the
    suspects are mingling with us,” Al-Haq said.

    Kayo naman.
    Nagkataon lang na taga-doon sila.
    Kailan ba nagtago ng kriminal ang MLF?

  • Mikael Arhelger

    “The rebel spokesperson hinted that state security forces know the location of the suspects but are not moving to apprehend him.” Does this come to anybody’s surprise?



Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement
Advertisement
Marketplace
Advertisement