Binay: Don’t underestimate Umbra Kato

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The government should not underestimate MILF renegade leader Ameril Umbra Kato, 990AM quoted Vice President Jejomar Binay as saying.

MANILA, Philippines—Vice President Jejomar Binay said the government should take seriously renegade Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) leader Ameril Umbra Kato, a report on 990AM Tuesday said.

“The government should not underestimate Umbra Kato’s force in Mindanao,” the report said quoting the vice president.

Umbra Kato, blamed for some of the country’s deadliest attacks in recent years, has formed his own group with hundreds of fighters to wage a war for a separate homeland.

Kato acted up after President Benigno Aquino III personally met with MILF chairman Murad Ebrahim in Tokyo, where they agreed to forge a peace agreement under the present administration.

Kato opposed the peace talks with the government.

For the report, listen to 990AM.

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  • J

    It was MILF… now Umbra Kato…
    It is time for RAMBinay… mission eliminate U-K.

  • Jovy

    You try to fix it with one group, then another will sprout. When land was given to Misuari, the people that received these lands just sold them to buy guns. Please consider that these people might actually end up just devolving, they are not yet mature enough for self determination. 

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