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PNP sends condolences to family of MILF vice chair Jaafar

/ 10:08 AM March 13, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) sent its condolences to the family of the late Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) vice chairman Ghazali Jaafar, who died in a hospital in Davao City on Wednesday.

Jaafar, 75, was diagnosed with a kidney problem before his death, MILF chairman Murad Ebrahim said in an interview with ABS-CBN News Channel.

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Jaafar also previously went through angioplasty, a medical procedure to improve blood flow to the heart. He also suffered complications in his abdomen, according to Murad.

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“The PNP (Philippine National Police) expresses its deepest sympathy and condolence to the family for the death of Vice Chair Ghazali Jaafar, him being a partner of the government in peace-building in Mindanao, and a pillar of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority,” Senior Supt. Bernard Banac, spokesperson of the PNP, said in a message sent to reporters.

Jaafar, whose real name is Salih Abo, was the chief of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission that drafted the Bangsamoro Organic Law that created the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

He was also a member of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority which oversees the takeover of BARMM of the regional government.  /muf

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