The mayor of the Sulu capital town Jolo is calling for an investigation of the alleged involvement of government officials in the payment of a P250-million ransom for the release of two German nationals who had been held captive by the crime group Abu Sayyaf, which has links to the international terror network al-Qaida.
By Frances Mangosing
Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Gregorio Catapang Jr. has apologized to the Sulu government over a “misunderstanding” after they supposedly concealed details of the release of the two Germans abducted by the Abu Sayyaf.
There’s a constant reminder for priests and other members of the Catholic community in the province of Sulu that has nothing to do with their faith but about staying safe and alive.
Priests, nuns and lay leaders in Jolo, Sulu are now being guarded and closely watched by police and military authorities to protect them against the crime group Abu Sayyaf and other lawless elements, Orlando Cardinal Quevedo said.
By Julie Alipala
Priests, nuns and lay leaders in Jolo, Sulu, are now being guarded and placed under close monitoring by police and military authorities to keep them safe from the Abu Sayyaf and other lawless elements, according to Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo.