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Military to present Abu Sayyaf surrenderers to Duterte

/ 04:03 PM March 26, 2018

JOLO, Sulu – The military said it would be presenting to President Rodrigo Duterte the 76 Abu Sayyaf bandits, who surrendered to authorities since last year, when the Chief Executive comes for a visit here Monday.

Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez Jr., the commander of Western Mindanao Command, also said 325 loose firearms yielded by civilian owners would likewise be presented to Mr. Duterte.

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Sulu had an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 loose firearms, and some of these are in the hands of armed groups such as the Abu Sayyaf. /kga

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