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Army Officer killed, 3 hurt in landmine blast An Army officer was killedwhile three other soldierswere wounded in a landmine explosion in New Bataan, Compostela Valley Friday night, the militarysaid. (Edith Regalado) 2 dead wounded in bungled kidnap A so1dierand a memberof a local kidnappinggang were killed while a businesswoman and her daughter were wounded in a bungled kidnappingon Friday in North Upi, Maguindanao.(John Unson) NPA landminekills Army officer, wounds three more An Army officer was killed and three other soldiers were wounded in roadside bombing in Cornpostela Vaney province, officials said. (AI Jacinto) 1 soldier dead, 3 hurt in CV land mine blast - A soldier was killed and three others were wounded when a landmine exploded in Compostela Valley on Friday evening. (Gina Elorde) Army Officer utas, 3 sugatan sa pagsabog - Kamatayan ang sumalubong sa Army Officer habang tatlong sundalo naman ang nasugatan matapos masabugan ng landmine na jtinanim ng mga rebeldeng NPA sa national highway ng New Bataan, Compostela Valley noong Biyemes ng gabi. (Joy Cantos) Landmine sumambulat: Sundalo patay, 3 sugatan Patay ang isang opisyal n9 Philippine Army habang tatlo ang sugalan matapos sumabog ang itinanim na landmins ng mga elemento ngNPA sa Compostsla Vatley kamakalawa. (Mark Obleada) AFP inalerto vs Butchoy Naghahanda na ang pamunuan ng AFP at inalerto ang lahat ng tropa ng militar para sa disaster relief and rescue mission sa posibleng deployment kaugnay ng delubyong maaring idulot sa mga lugar na tatamaan n9 bagyong Butchoy. (Joy Cantos) Sundalo todas, 2 sugatan sa ambush Napatay sa ambush ang isang sundalo habang nasugatan ang dalawang kasama nito matapos pagbabarilin ang kanilang sinasakyan n9 hindi nakikilalang mga kalalakihan kamakalawa sa national highway ng Brgy Kibucay, North Upi, Maguindanao. (Joy Cantos) Photo: Laging Handa (KJ Rosales)

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Military has deadliest jobs for fathers POI p, A1 Perhaps nobody appreciates better the preciousness of Fathers' Day than the children of soldiers who know that every moment they stay alive is a blessing. (DJ Yap)

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PH ships leave Panatag It looks like stormy weather may break the standoff between the Philippines and China. Citing bad weather, President Benigno Aquino IH has ordered home two Philippine ships engaged in a standoff with China over Scarborough Shoal, Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said on Saturday. (Tina Santos) Noy orders pullout of ships from shoal - President Aquino ordered two Philippine ships to pull out of Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal due to bad weather Fridav night. (Pia Braao)

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RP pull out vessels from Scarborough President Aquino has ordered all Philippine vessels engaged in a maritime standoff with China to pull out from the disputed Scarborough Shoal, citing bad weather, a Foreign Affairs official said. (Gina Elorde) PH ships sail out of Panatag - President Benigno Aquino 3rd has recalled two ships engaged in a maritime stand-off with China at the Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal, Citing bad weather, the government said SaturdaY. (AFP)

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Arab TV reporter not 'missing' says gOY Middle Eastern TV journalist Baker Abdulla Atyani "deceived" Sulu Gov. Sakur Tan about his itinerary on the day he and his two Filipino crewmen went missing in Jolo, the governor told Interior Secretary Jesse M. Robredo. (DJ Yap)

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Search Underway for Arab reporter Malacanangisclosely monitoring developments in the search for his two Filipino journalist and the Jordanian broadcast crewmembers believed kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf bandits in Sutu. (Alexis Romero)

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Atyani, hawak na ng ASG - Kinumpirma ng mga awtoridad sa bayan ngJolo, Suru na hawak na ng mga bandidong Abu Sayyaf ang isang Jordanian journalist at kanyang Pinoy crew na unang naiulat na nawawala. (Nonoy laeson)

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ONLINE NEWS
17 PA: NPA, not AFP, 'militarizing' Caraga - The military yesterday turned the tables on the New People's Army (NPA) operating in northern and central Mindanao provinces, accusing the communist rebels of "militarizing" civilian communities by arming people to rise up aqainst the government. MILF to CBCP: Take a stand on Mindanao sub-state It is high time for the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CSCP) to come up with a definite stand regarding the ongoing peace process in Mindanao, an official of the country's largest Muslim rebel group was quoted by the CSCP Web site as saying.

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Kabalu: Salamat sa AFP sa pagtitiwala sa akin Malaking karangaran umana para kay Eid Kabalu, dating spokesman ng Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), ang pagkonsidera sa kanya ng Armed Forces of the Phiiippines (AFP) sa Eastern Mindanao bjlang peace consultant.

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Nakasubaybay ang Malacafiang sa ginagawang paghahanap sa isang Jordanian journalist at dalawang Filipino freelance cameramen na nawawala sa Sulu.

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1 patay, 3 sugatan matapos sumabog ang sinasakyang military truck sa Compostela Valley Patay ang isang sundalo at tatlo ang sogatan matapos sumabog ang landmine na dinadaanan ng kanilang sinasakyang na military Barangay Bantakan, New Bataan, Cornpostela ValJey.

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Army officer killed, 3 hurt in landmine blast
By EDITH REGALADO

DAVAO CITY - An Army officer was ki~led while three other soldiers were wounded 111 a landmine explosion in N e~ .Bataan~ Compostela Valley Friday night, the military said. .. According to the Army's 10th Infantry. !?lVlsion, the victims were onboard a KM450 military truck and were on their way to the headquar~ers of the 66th Infantry Battalion when ~e vehIC:e hit a landmine planted along the highway 111 Barangay Bantacan, New Bataan town. , The militarv believes that New People s Army rebels operating in Compostela Valley planted the landmine just 100meters away from the Iglesia ni Cristo 'church and about 300 meters away' from a school in New Bataan. "This malevolent violation of the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Huma:, ~g~ts apd the International Humanitarian Law ISindicative . that the NPAis very desperate and ignores what; their representatives signed up for. T~ey were unmindful if the landmine would affect innocent civilians," said Lt. CoL Lyndon Paniza, 10th ID spokesman. . . 1Lt. Redel Daguio of the 4th Scout Ranger Company died while undergoing treatment in a local hospital. Pfc. Richie Ursal, also of the 4th Scout Ranger Company, and S/Sgt. Arnold Pacino and Cpl. Jaime Clara of the 1001st Infantry Brigade were wounded in the blast and were brought. to the Montevista District Hospital. "It is sad to know that this incident happened before the Father's Day celebration. Lt. Dag~io was expected to be home in Calinan, Davao CIty on Sunday to celebrate with his wife and two kids," added Paniza. Government troops immediately proceeded to the area for pursuit operations.

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COTABATO CITY - A soldier and a member of a local kidnapping gang were killed while a businesswoman and ,her daughter were wounded in a bungled kidnapping on Friday in North Upi, Maguindanao . Senior St.t,perintendent Marcelo Pintac, Maguindanao police director, identified the slain soldieras Pfc. Rey Enerio, a security escort of trader Justina Pari-an. ' Enerio belonged to the Army's 6th Infantry Battalion, a component unit of ~he 6th ~nfantry Division, whl?h has Jt,trisdiction over Magumdanao s 36 towns. Accompanied by Encrio, Pari-an and her daughter, Rona, were on their way t~ the town proper of North Upi from Cotabato City onboard a Toyota Vios when armed men flagged them down along the Cotabato-Upi Highway. The armed men, however, opened fire at Pari-an's car when they saw Enerio in the vehicle armed with an M-16 assault rifle. Enerio was killed in the ensuing firefight while Pa:-i-an and her daughter sLlsta1lll'u
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ping attempt because the gunmen tried take the wounded businesswoman with them, but balked when they saw her bleeding," Pintac said. '. Upi officials said they eari lier had warned Pari-an ~f •persistent reports from confidential informants that a group .of rogue Mora guerrillas was I planning to kidnap her: . I Pintac said respondmg po, licemen, civilian volunteers ~d i soldiers figured in a running firefight with the fleeing kidnap, pers, killing one of them. . "Investigators are now trymg to establish the identities of the gunmen so that correspon~ing criminal cases could be filed against them;" Pintac said.

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NPA landmine kills Army officer, wounds three more
, ZAMBOANGA CITY: An Army officer was killed and three others wounded in a roadside bombing In Cornpostela Valley province, officials said on Saturday, Officials said the attack which occurred before midnight Friday was carried out by the communist New People's Army rebels, The soldiers were heading for their camp in New Bataan town in Cornpostela Valley when the explosian occurred, said Lt. Col. Lyndon Paniza, a spokesman for the 10["Infantry Division. He said the rebels used a land mine in the attack. "The landmine was laid on the concrete highway 100 meters away from the Iglesia ni Kristo church and about 300 meters from a school." Paniza said. He said the rebels violated the Comprehensive Agreement on Respeet for Human Rights and the lntemational Humanitarian Law which the communist group was a signatory, "This malevolent violation of the CARHRIHL is indicative that the New People's Army is very desperate and ignores what their representative signed up for. They" were unmindful if the landmine kills innocent civilians," Paniza said. He identified the lone fatality in the attack as Lt. Rodel Daguio, who died while undergoing medical operation. Daguio was supposed to return to his family in Davao City to celebrate Father's Day. The wounded were PFC. Richie Ursal of the 4th Scout Ranger Company, and Sgt. Arnold Padno and Cpl. Jaime Clara of the 1001st Infantry Brigade. There was no immediate statement from the NPA, which is fight. ing for the past decades for the establishment of a Maoist state in the country. ALJACINTO

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1 soldier dead, 3 hurt in CV landmine blast
that "the landmine was laid on the concrete highway 100 meters away from the Iglesia ni A soldier was killed and three others were wounded when a Cristo chapel and' about 300 meters from the school in New landmine exploded in Bataan." Compostela Valley on Friday He said the incident' took evening. place at about 11 p.m. as the The Armed Forces of the soldiers were on their way back Philippines (AFP) identified the to the headquarters of the 66th fatality was Lt. Rodel Daguio. Infantry Battalion at New Bataan . Daguio died while being on board a military truck (KM- . treated at a hospital: His 450). . remains are now at Villa Funeral "This malevolent violation of Homes in Panabo City. the Comprehensive Agreement The three wounded soldiers on Respect for Human Rights were identified as Pfc. Richie and the International Ursal, SjSgt. Arnold Pacino and Humanitarian Law is indicative Cpl. Jaime Clara. They are undergoing treatment at the .that the Organized Crime Group 'of the NPA is very desperate Montevista District Hospital. and Ig n or e s what their The victims were reportedly representatives signed up for. on a military truck and when they reached Barangay Bantacan in They were unmindful whether the landmine affected innocent i New Bataan a landmine exploded Civilians," Paniza added. at about 11 p.m. Government forces have been Investigation claimed that the landmme was planted by the New deployed in the area to conduct pursuit operations against the People's Army (NPA). rebels responsible for the Lt. Col. Lyndon Paniza, planting of the Iandmine, Philippine Army's 10th Infantry WHhPNA Division spokesman, reported

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Kamatayan ang sumalubong sa Army officer habang tatlong sundalo narnan ang nasugatan matapos masabugan ng landmine na itinanim ng mga rebeldeng New People's Army sa national highway ng New Bataan, Compostela Valley noong Biyernes ng gabi. Ayon sa tagapagsalita ng .A:rf!1Y's 1Oth Infant~y Division na si Lt. Col. Lyndon Paniza, kinilala ang nasawi na si Lt. Radel Daguio na naisugod pa sa Montevista District Hospital. Sugatang naman sina Pfc Richie Ursal, S/SergeantArnold Pacino at Corpora! Jaime Clara. Ang mga biktima ay lulan ng KM450 military truck at pabalik na sa himpilan ng Army's 66th Infantry Battalion nang sumambulat ang landmine sa highway ng Barangay Bantacan may 300 metro ang layo sa eskuwelahan sa New Bataan. Ayon kay Army's 10th Infantry Division Chief Major Gen. ~riel Bernardo ang paggamit ng tandmine ng rebelde ay dlrektanq paglabag sa Comprehensive Agree· ment on Respect for Human Rights and the International Humanitarian Law. Joy Cantos

PATAY ang isang opisyal ng Phil~ppine. Army (PA) habang tatlo ang sugatan matapos sumabog ang itinanim na landmine ng mga : elemento ng New People's Army (NPA) sa Compostela Valley kamakalawa, Nakilala ang nasa wing opisyal na si LT. Rodel Daquio habang ang ruga sugatan ay sina Pfc Richie Ursal, kapwa nakatalaga sa 4th Scout Ranger Company at SSgt. Arnold Pacino, Cpl Jaime Clara, kapwa nakatalaga sa l~Olst Infantry Brigade na pawang nilalapatan ng lunas sa Montevista District Hospital. . Ayon kay Lt. Col Lyndon Paniza, Spokesman ng 10th Infamry DiviSIOn, dakong 11:00 ng gabi nang tambangan ngmga rebelde aug convoy ng sundalo ~a Brgy. Bantacan, New Bataan, Compostela Valley Province. Nabatid na aug ruga sundalo ay sakay sa 3 Military Truck galing sa headquarter ng 2nd Scout Ranger Ba!talion na patungo naman sa Headquarter i~g 6?th Infantry Battalion nang sumabog ang isang landmine na mnamm ng mga rebelde. .. Ang nasabing landmine ay inilagayng ruga rebelde sa highway na may !ayong 100 me~ro sa Simbahan ng Iglesia ni Cristo at may layong 300 metro sa lsang paaralan sa New Bataan .

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Naghahanda na ang pamunuan ng Anned Forces of the Napatay sa ambush ang isang sundalo habang nasuPhilippines at inalerto ang lahat ng tropa ng militar para sa gatan ang dalawang kasarna nito matapos na pagbabaridisaster relief and rescue mission sa posibleng deployment kaugnay ng delubyong maaring idulot sa rnga lugar na lin ang kanilang sinasakyan ng hindi nakikilalang mga . tatarnaan ng bagyong Butchoy. kalalakihan kamakalawa sa national highway ng Brgy. Una nang ideneploy ang tropa ng 73rd Infantry Battalion Kibucay, North Upi, Maguindanao. kasama ang Philippine Navy sa mga bayan ng lalawigan Tinukoy ang nasawing sundalo sa apelyidong Pfe ng Sarangani partikular ang bayan ng Glan at Maasim na Enerio, kasapi ng Charlie Company ng Army's 615t binaha. Infantry Battalion. Habang nasugatan at isinugod sa U pi Maging sa Bicol Region na palagiang binibisita ng Hospital sina Justina Parian at Rhona Parian. bagyo at nasa hurisdiksyon ng Army's 9th Infantry DiviBatay saulat.dakong alas-3:30 ng hapon sa national sion at Region II kung saan inaasahang magbubuhos .. highway ngLebak-Cotabato road sa KM 26, Sitio King ulan si Butchoy ay nakahanda na ang mga sundalo ng Anny's 5th Infantry Divison na isinailalirn sa full aleJ_"t status. bungcog, Brgy. Kibucay ng nasabing bayan ay kasaluMaging ang tropa ng AFP-National Capital Region . kuyang bumabagtas ang behikulo ng mga biktima nang Command (AFP.NCRCOM) ay nakahanda sakaling mag- bigla nil. lamang itong paulanan ng bala ng ruga suspek dulot ng pinsala si Butchoy sa Metro Manila. -JoyCantos- narulldposisyon sa tabi ng highway. - Joy Cantos -

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LAGING HANDA Oahil sa inaasahang sunud-sunod na pagpasok n9 bagyo ngayong tagulan, tinitiyak na ng Philippine Army Reserve Command sa Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City nitong Biyemes na maayos ang kundisyon ng mga inflatable rubber boat na gagamitin ng National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council sa pagresponde sa mga kalamidad.

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has deadliest jobs for fathers
Military
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PERHAPS nobody can appreciate Father's Day better than the children of soldiers who understand that every day that their fathers stay alive is a blessing. Some 70,000 fathers make up more than half of the workforce of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, and each year, an average of 37 of the soldier dads get killed in action, making military service one of the deadliest jobs for Filipino fathers. . "It's a hard life to be a soldier and to be the child of a soldier. You have to make every moment count," said Pfc. Ilyser Infante of the Army's 82nd Infantry Battalion based in Miag-ao, Iloilo. The 25-year-old soldier wished he had more time with his dad. Four years ago, Infante lost his father, Army T/Sgt. Abraham Infante, to -communist New People's Army (NPA) rillas, who shot and killed him in an ambush near his home in MoisesPadilla town in Negros Occidental province. The older Infante was only two years away from retirement when he was' killed.

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Then .21, Infante, who had been unsure of what he wanted to do, decided to follow in his father'S footsteps and signed up at the Philippine Military Academy (PMA), where he lasted seven months after failing some academic subjects. "But I was determined to be a soldier so I still enlisted in the Army (as a lateral entrant)," Infante told .the INQUIRER by phone. His motive, he said, was not to avenge his father, but to continue what his father had started. ')\t first, there was anger; but the longer I was in the service, itjust.became all about wanting to serve mycountry" he said. .

,Yesterday, the eve of Fathers Day, the 125,OOO.strong military saluted all the fathers In its ranks. It congratulated them "for Killed by MNLF Another soldier son whose father w. their continued dedication and commitkilled by enemies of the state is the currei ment to the fulfillment of their mandated chief of the Philippine Army; Lt. Gen. En duties arid responsibilities to the nation while at the same time working very hard manuel Bautista. Bautista was a freshman cadet at tl to be responsible fathers in their homes." . "Being a soldier dad is probably the most PMA when his father, Brig. Gen. Teoduli dangerous and difficult occupation in the Bautista, and 33 other officers and me world," CoL Arnulfo Marcelo Burgos Jr., were gunned down by Mora National Lil eration Front (MNLF) rebels in Patikul, St AFP spokesperson, said. lu, on Oct. 10, 1977. But "the most challenging thing fora Speaking of his desire to achieve lastin Pinoy soldier dad is striving to be the best father he can be while keeping in mind th* peace, Bautista often referred to the exper . his duty and service to the country shotild ence of his own father. "Weliave been fighting for too long," h always come first," he added. "';, said in an interview with the INQIDRER las year. ''Too many have died. The statistics it: Tribute to soldier dads ,,":':,_';':-," l APP Chief of Staff Gen. Jessie Dellosa elude my father. How many more will sui said: "1 would like to pay tribute to all the fer?" Bautista said his father died trying tl Filipino soldier dads who guard our skies, patrol our seas and secure our lands so that reach out. for peace. "If I am able to over all the other fathers in the country may be come it, who can contest me?" able to celebrate Fathers Day with their Education for children families peacefully." For Infante, Father's Day will be spent Burgos said the API' honored the faller quietly at the camp reflecting and remem- fathers in the ranks through conferment 0 bering the good times he had with his fa _posthumolis honors and providing for tht ther, who left behind a wife and five chil- education of their children. dren. . ."The EducationalBenefitSystems Office "I will light two candles and remember of the AFP continues to .provide scholar, the kind of father he was to me," he said in. ships to dependents of soldiers, including Filipino. . those killed in. action," he said. Infante said the life of a soldiers son was Currently, there are 4,206chHdren whc "completely different" from that of a civil- have received grants, Of these, 1,896 were ian's son. children of soldiers who were killed in action. Three hundred eighty-five are in elementary school, 525 in high school and 986 Limited time "When your father is a soldier, your time in COllege, Burgos said, together is so limited. That's why you just . have to make sure that you spend your time, For lasting peace together wen," Infante said. . . General Dellosa said: "The AFP lauds all His father had time off only about.l;O .Filipino soldier pads for their unrelenting days in a year. "Every time he was home, . service and unswerving loyalty to our counthe family would gather together," Infante try. Letus continue do our utmost best in said. "We would just stay home, talk about performing our duties to our nation and a lot of things, laugh together over dinner. our families, keeping alive the bayanihan. yx~didn't go out that ofte,n becaus~.ne spirit as we all together strive harder to at'WOuldjust want to relaxqQq~t1j,!'>yOtlX' tain a just and lasting peace for our councompany." . .., •...'. try," he added. .

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PH ships leave Panatag
'Butchoy' forces end to standoff with China
By Tina G. Santos
China was expected to follow the Philippine safety lead and order all of its vessels home from Scarborough Shoal. And that could be the end of the standoff that began after Chinese government vessels blocked Philippine ships from arresting Chinese fishermen caught .poaching sharks and collecting tare· clams and corals in the shoal's lagoon on Aprill.O. The two philippine v~ssels had been around the sh~al claimed by both countn~s since the· standoff began m April, China had a larger number of vessels around the shoa~, though both sides ~posed urnlateral fishing bans m the area in May. As of Thursday, China had seven govemment ships outside the Scarborough Shoal's lagoon and 20 to 26 fishing boats within the lagoon, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). Del Rosario told reporters on Friday that China had expressed intention to order the .flshing boats horne. no more vessels at the shoal. Yesterday, Del Rosario said China had agreed to pull out all of its vessels in the lagoon. "We are waiting for them to comply with their commitment," he said. Negotiations were. going on for the removal of the Chinese government vessels, DFA spokesperson Raul Hernandez said on Friday. There was no word from the . department yesterday' about the negotiations. .

IT LOOKS like stormy weather may break the standoff between the Philippines and China.
Citin·g bad weather, President Aquino has ordered home two Philippine ships engaged in a standoff with China over Scarborough Shoal, Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosado said yesterday. Mr. Aquino ordered a Philippine Coast Guard patrol vessel and a Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources survey ship out of the disputed shoal in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) on Friday night, Del Rosario said. .."Last night, President Aquino ordered both of our ships to return to port due to increasing bad weather," Del Rosario said in a statement. "When weather improves, a reevaluation will be made," he added. The announcement was made as Typhoon "Butchoy" approached the country's north from the Pacific Ocean. With Butchoy gaining power and growing into a typhoon as it skimmed the eastern seaboard of the Philippines, intensified mensoon winds were causing squalls in the West Philippine Sea yesterday.

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"The Chinese still have vessels in the lagoon and v/e're waiting for them to remove those vessels from that area," , Del Rosario said. Other than the two government vessels, the Philippines had

As of Friday, China was talking about Chinese fishing boats "doing normal fishing" in waters around "Huangyan IsIand'v=China's name for Scarborough Shoal-and Chinese government vessels providing "management and services" for the "fishing ships and fishermen:" Located 220 kilometers west of Zambales province, Scarborough Shoal is well within the ' Philippines' exclusive economic zone. But China claims nearly all of the West Philippine Sea, even waters close to the cc5'asts of neighboring countries. The Philippines and Vietnam have in recent years accused China of becoming increasingly aggressive in staking its claim. Besides the philippines and Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and
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'fo leave the area. weather Friday night. As far as I know, the peG ship would just Foreign Affairs Secretary :be moving around the area but not leave the Albert del Rosario said yes- iPanatag Shoal," the officer said. terday the President ordered a i The officer said the winds and gustiness Philippine Coast Guard (peG)~pawned by Butchoy affect the disputed area. ship and a Bureau of Fisheries • "The ship cannot stay anchored because of , and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) "t~e rough seas in the area. If they would convessel to return to port. tinue to stay, its anchor's chain might break "When weather improves, Also, if they would not move around the ere"; a re-evaluation will be made," on board might become seasick," he added. Del Rosario said. . The vessels cannot move close to the shoal' The announcement was su::ce the vessel might run aground, the officer made as typhoon "Butchoy" said. gained strength. Defense spokesman Peter Paul Galvez said Philippine ships have been it is common practice for ships to seek shelter facing off with Chinese vessels during inclement weather. since April 10, when Chinese Galvez added that the President had the maritime surveillance ships safety of government personnel mannii-lg the barred the- Philippine Navy vess~ls in mind in ordering the pullout. .. from arresting Chinese fisher- ' .... , men who had engaged in illegal However, at least two security officials exfishing and harvesting ofend anpr~ssed. c0.r:cern that the pullout of Philippine gered marine species in the area. ships will gIve undue advantage to China. The Philippines had protest. . Our deployed vessels can always seek cover ed the Chinese vessels' action inside the lagoon, just as our local fishermen but China has insisted that it usually do when they are caught in the middle has sovereignty over the area. the storm," an official, who asked not to be The Department of Fornamed, said. eign Affairs (DFA) said China '~Ifthat is Our attitude in Panatag, then we are pulled out two of its maritime seemg a new Panganiban Reef in that particular vessels while a BFAR vessel area," another official added. . also left the area last June 5. ~he official said China had fortified PanBut about 20 Chinese fish- gambanReef,whichisless than a hundred nauing vessels remain in the area. Eight Chinese maritime vessels were seen outside the shoal's

President Aquino or- i , ' dered two Philippine ships i However, an officer of the Philippine Coast to pull out of Panatag (Scar- ~r;uard (peG) who declined to be named said borough) Shoal due to bad !:hewas not aware of any directive for the. ships

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tical miles from Palawan, complete with satellite discs, The two officials, however, said they bow to the President's decision. . "The President knows what he is doing. He knows for sure what the Chinese will be doing when our. ships are no longer around to watch over them," one official said. Co]. Arnulfo Marcelo Burgos, Armed Forces spokesman, said they will continue to coordinate with the PCG with regard the security developments in Panatag despite the pullout. - As this developed, Malacaftang said it is leaving it up to the DFA and the Department of National Defense to deal with new incidents of harassment of Philippine vessels by Chinese ships in the disputed area. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte told state-run radio station dzRB the DFA will raise the issue with their Chinese. ,counterparts. _ _ "That's what we're waiting for,"

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Valte added after a radio anchor cited Del Rosario's statement about China's intention to pull out its ships. Del Rosario said Friday Manila is waiting for Beijing to meet its commitment to remove about 20 vessels within the shoal's lagoon after the only Philippine ship there left this week. ABS-CBN reported that Chinese Maritime Surveillance ship 71 had chased MCS-300B, a ship owned by BPAR, outside the shoal. The Philippine ships reportedly managed to get away from another Chinese vessel but eventually faced off with four more Chinese ships guarding the shoal's entrance. The alleged harassment of Philippine vessels by Chinese ships happened on May 26. The ABS-CBN report said the Philippine vessels had passed through eight Chinese vessels before entering the shoal. The report also quoted an unnamed source as saying that a Chinese helicopter flew over a Philippine vessel twice the following day. The military, for its part, kept mum on the alleged bullying by Chinese ships. "We will continue to monitor the developments in Panatag Shoal and maintain coordination with the Coast Guard in enforcingmaritime laws in the area," Burgos told The STARla"t Friday. .i . Panatag Shoal is located 124 nautical miles from the nearest base paint in Zambales. It is.within the Philippines' 200-nautical mile exclusive economic zone as provided by the , United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (uNeiDS) to which China is a signatory. Philippine officials said they continue to support peaceful means to resolve the standoff despite incidents of bullying by Chineseships-With Alexis Romero, Evelyn Macairan, Jaime Laude,AFP

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standoff with China to pull out from the disputed Scarborough (Panatag) Shoal, citing bad weather, a Foreign , Mfairs official said. Aquino ordered a Coast Guard patrol vessel anda fisheries bureau survey ship out of Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea on Friday night, Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario yesterday said. ' "Last night, President Aquino ordered both of our ships to return to port due to increasing bad weather," he said in a statement. "When weather improves, a reevaluation will be made," Del Rosario added . .The announcement was made as typhoon "Butchoy" (international name: Guchol) approached the country's north from the Pacific Ocean. The Philippine vessels have been around the shoal claimed by both countries since April. The Department of National Defense (DND), for its part, said the withdrawal of ships from Panatag Shoal was only due to inclement weather and the desire to safeguard the lives of the crewmen manning the vessels. "It's a common practice for ships to seek safer areas during inclement weather," DND spokesman Dr. Peter Paul Galvez said. Despite this development, Armed

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disappeared with his two Manila-based crewmen while on a reporting trip on Jo10 island on TUesday. . Malacafiang said it was monitoring developments in the disappearance of Aryani and his crew. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said in a radio interview yesterday that the Sulu local government offered security for Atyani and his group, but this was turned down. than doing a local report. And he did not inform local officials and authorities lest they stop him.

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MIDDLE Eastern TV journalist Baker Abdulla Atyani "deceived" Sulu Gov. Sakur Tan about his itinerary on the day he and his two Filipino crewmen went missing in Jolo, the governor told Interior Secretary Jesse M. Robredo. Even "missing" may not be a right description for Atyani, Tan told the INQlnRER, because the journalist may just be pursuing a story somewhere on the island. "While we exerted every effort to assist and secure [Atyani], he deceived us," Tan said in his report to Robredo about his meeting with the Jordanian chief of Al-Arabiya News Network's TV bureau in Southeast Asia. Atyani, who was known for having interviewed Osama bin Laden months before the Sept, 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington,

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Tan suggested that Aryani's deception was one reason why the Sulu local government and police could not confirm that the journalist's disappearance was a kidnapping. 'We do not want to confirm as yet as we learned that [Atyani] has a record of meeting with top international terrorists, including having met and interviewed Osama bin Laden right before the 9/11 attack," Tan said. .

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in his report to Robredo, who forwarded a copy to the INQUIRER yesterday; Tan said Atyani and his crew arrived in Jolo on No police operation Monday and did an interview with him and Jolo Mayor Sulu police were not mountHussin Amin before being taken ing a search-and-rescue operation fat Atyani and his crew, who around the island to shoot. Tan said Atyani planned to fly , were listed only as "missing." to Zamboanga City on Tuesday "That is the status," said Seafternoon and arranged to be picked up at the Sulu State Col- nior Supt. Antonio Freyra, Sulu lege Hostel, where he and his police chief. 'We cannot say abduction because there are no crew stayed, at 2 p.m, that day. But on TUesday, a multicab ar- . signs of struggle." Freyra said investigators srived at the hostel at 5:40 a.m. tand picked up Atyani and his checked the rooms of Atyani and his crew at the hostel, but :;;crew. They have not been seen found no signs of a kidnapping. ~again since that morning. t The multicab had License They also learned that a multicab picked up Atyani and his i_Plate No. LCC 238. The driver ~also has not returned since crew at the hostel early on Tues~:Thesday. . . . '. day. ~ That suggested that Atyani had ~ Atyani, his Filipino crew~a purpose in coming to Jo10 other cameraman Ramelito Vela and audioman Rolando Letrero-and the driver of the vehicle failed to return. Freyra said Atyani turned down security offered by the police and Jo10 local officials. "Maybe he was pursuing a storyand he wanted to keep us at bay," Freyra said. "Maybe arranged a meeting with the
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The military in Sulu also could not launch a search-andrescue operation for Atyani and his group because they were reported only as missing. "If it is established that they were abducted, then we will meet with the police to plan an operation," Maj. Gen. Noel Coballes, chief of the military's Western Mindanao Command, said. . Coballes said Atyani did not

coordinate with the military for security. Tan said in his report to Ro- • .bredo that Manila Times correspondent Julmunir Jannaral facilitated Aryani's trip to Joio. . In a report published in the Manila Times yesterday, Jannaral confirmed that it was he who arranged interviews for Atyani in Jolo. But he said he had no control over Atyani's movements, as he is based in Manila. Jannaral said Atyani was supposed to interview former Moro National Liberation Front chief Nur Misuari and the Philippine National Police spokesperson, Senior Supt. Generoso Cerbo, on Wednesday. . Jannaral corroborated Tan's report that Atyani and his crew left the hostel without informing the governor's public information officer, Sonny Abing, who played host to the visiting journalist. Jannaral said he had nothing to do with Atyani's disappearance.

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Malaca:fiang is closely monitoring developments in the search for the Jordanian broadcast journalist and his two Filipino crewmembers believed kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf bandits in Sulu. "We are waiting for updates on the matter," deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail' Valte said over state-run radio station dzRB yesterday, Valte gave assurance that measures are underway to 10-' cate Jordanian television journalist Baker Atyani and his two Filipino cameramen, Ramelito Vela and Roland Letrico, of the Dubai-based Al Arabiya television network. Atyani reportedly tried to . interview the new leader of the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf, Turn to Page 14

no report yet" Barcena said. .. . "We have tapped the force multiplier in searching for the whereabouts of the foreign which the military claimed has about 400 . journalist and his two companions," said followers.. SeniorSuperintendent Antonio Freyra, Sulu "At this point, the efforts are being made provincial police commander. . to locate him (Atyani)," Valtesaid. "At presSecurity officials are also verifying ent, the local government is handling this." reports that the Abu Sayyaf group under Government security officials are still Commander Tahil Sali are holding the Al verifying reports that the three Al Arabiya .: Arabi~a ,crew in the jungles of Sul:,. crewmen were kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf Sah rs the son of Usman Sali, former bandits in Sulu, a senior police officials said Mora National Liberation Front (MNLF) yesterday. commander whose group was responsible Policeoffidals,howev€!;.clarifiedthattheJor- for the massacre of Army troops, includdanian and his crewwere still considered miss- ing Army Gen. Teodolfo Bautista, father of ing until such time a ransom demandis made. incumbent Army chief Lt. Gen, Emmanuel . The police have tapped civilian volunteer Bautista, in Busbus, [olo in 1977. . organizations (CvOs), barangay police, and Security source.s on the ground b~r~d concerned residents to monitor the where- yesterday that while there was no official . abouts of Atyani, 34, Vela and Letrico.· confirmation yet on the whereabouts of The trio arrived Mondav. in)ol()l?ulu ..AtvanL.\lel~ .. I"l.d.r_,etrico,they~ren()'v a
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pas .. intervtew drrWednesday; ·.··ii. Police Director Manuel Barcena, chief of' the Directora te· for Integra ted Police Operation (DIPO) Western Mindanao, said they have received unverified information that the three journalists are in the custody of Yasser Igasan, an Islamic spiritual leader who was recently designated as the Abu Sayyaf chieftain in Sulu. "There are unconfirmed information and we are verifying it if indeed they are with the group of Yasser Igasan. But so far there

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Atyani, hawak na ng ASG
Ulat ni Nonoy Lacsonl Manila Bulletin Ayon sa source, nasa kustcdiya na ni ASG leader Tahir Sali sa Patikul, Sulu si Baker Abdulla Atyani, isang Jordanian na bureau chief sa Southeast Asia ng Al-Arabiya. Kasamang hawak ng ASG ang mga Piney crew na sina Ramel Vera, 39, at Roland Letrino, 22, ayon pa sa source. Dagdagpa ng source na dalawang Piney na kasamahan ni Atyani ang pinaslang na ng mga bandido, . "They are very much-alive and is now in the custody of the ASG in Patikul," ani ng source. Bunsod nginsidente, inalerto na ng Malacaf'iangang Iahat ng pvwersa ng pamahalaan sa Patikul at mga karatig pock nito, "Actually, the one who took Atyani and his two aids are not bandits, they are plain residents of J 010 with some of them relatives of SaB and his followers. However after taking Atyani and his aids, they turn them over to commander Sali for safekeeping," pahayag ng source. Ayon sa ulat, dumating ang grupo ni Atyani sa Iolo noong Hunyo 11 at nag-checkin sa SSB Hostel sa Barangay BangkaJ sa bayan na ito. Sa sumunod na araw, sinundo sina Atyani ng isang puting multicab na may plakang LLC 238 at nagtungo umano sa Bud Datu sa Patikul at simula noon ay hindi muling narnataan. Nakapanayam ni Atyani, 43, ang AI Qaeda terrorist leader na si Osama Bin Laden bago nagsagawa ang grupong terorista sa Twin Towers sa New York, USA noong 2001. Ayon sa intelligence unit ng military, ang Abu Sayyaf ay may kaugnayan sa grupong Al Qaeda.

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The military yesterday tumed the tables on the New People's. Army (NPA) operating in northern and central Mindanao provinces, accusing the communist rebels of Umilitarizing" civilian communities by arming people to rise up against the government. Army 4th Infantry Division (10) spokesman Maj. Eugenio Julio Osias IV said the NPA has been arming civilians in some parts of the Caraga Region and the provinces of Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental. "Contrary to their claims that we are militarizing communities, they are the ones who are doing this by arming their local recruits to (rebel) against the government," said Osias. Osias reported that 52 barangays under the jurisdiction communist-influenced. "When a barangay is categorized of the 4th 10 are classified as

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armed men called Militia n~ Bayan or MS, an NPA territorial force. They are the ones who harass and ambush soldiers and at times act as a spies and additional forces in attacking a military detachment," Osias explained. "They have put up a shadow government who can dictate and control local executives by force and intimidation. They have also created an underground justice system called a "kangaroo court" that implements instant and harsh punishments," he added. Osias said that such acts clearly constituted "militarization." It contradicts the allegation by the communist group that the Army was the one conducting massive militarization in the far-flung areas. He, however, stressed that the 4th 10, under Maj. Gen. Victor Felix, had intensified efforts to combat these activities by the NPA, particularly its terrorizing the civilian populace through intimidation and deception. «Civilian population shall have the right to be protected against the risks and dangers posed by the presence of military camps or (armed men) in urban centers and other populated areas," said Osias. "While the NPAs is in the barangay forcibly taking away the food and other resources from the people, your Army is there giving their services to the people and bridging the gap beween the people and the government. The NPAs made our people hopeful through their false promises, while your Army taught the people ways to realize their dreams," he also said.

MILF to CBCP: Take a stand on Mindanao sub-state
It is high time for the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) to come up with a definite stand regarding the ongoing peace process in Mindanao, an official of the country's largest Muslim rebel group was quoted by the CBCP Web site as saying. Mohagher Iqbal, chairman of the Mora Islamic liberation Front (MtLF) peace panel, said the CBCP had not made its stand clear regarding the peace negotiations.

"In my opinion, the CBCP must (take) a position whether or not they support the peace process. In this current problem in Mindanao, everybody has to take a
position," Iqbal said. The MILF official pointed out that the Church has played a "very encouraging" ending the decades-long conflict in Mindanao. role ln

But, Iqbal said, there were still lots of areas that the Catholic bishops' hierarchy can work in "a more sustained manner." "That's why we appeal to them to engage in a positive way in the negotiation, ~ he said. Iqbal also lamented that of the 21 bishops in the Southern Philippines, only five have been supportive of the peace process and of the MILF demand for a Mora sub-state in Mindanao. "Some are even campaigning against the peace process," Iqbal bewailed. He refused to Identify which bishops were to him supportive or against the peace talks.

"It makes a lot of difference if they can be reached and then finaJly engaged in a
more positive way, after all peace in Mindanao is for everybody and not only for the Moros," he said. Former CBCP vice president and Cagayan de Oro Archbishop Antonio Ledesma agreed that the eBCP had to take a stand on the peace negotiations. Ledesma said he would raise the issue when the cecP's more than 100 members convene for their plenary assembly in Manila next month. "I think the CBCP should also talk about it because it's really important," he said. The Philippine government and the MILF went back to the negotiating table in Malaysia last May, a month after the signing of a document, which contained 10 points that will serve as a guide for substantive issues of the negotiations. Iqbal said the recent talks ended without any accord yet and reiterated that it would not sign any peace deal with the government unless President Aquino grants its demand for a Muslim sub-state.

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DAVAO CITY - Hindi na maaaring makapag-celebrate ng father's day bukas ang isang sundalo matapos masawi dahil sa pagpasabog ng landmine na itinamin ng mga NPA. Batay sa impormasyon, nakatakda sanang umuwi si Lt. Rodel Daquio sa kanyang pamilya sa oannan, Davao City upang mag-celebrate ng father's day kasama ang kanyang asawa at dalawang mga anak bukas. Si Daquio ay team leader at isa sa apat na mga sundalo na kaanib ng 4th Scout Ranger Company na nasugatan sa pagtanim ng landmine ng mga rebelde sa Barangay Bantacan, New Bataan, Compostela Valley province dakong alas-t kagabi. Una rito, nagmula ang dalawang military truck sa headquarters papunta sanang headquarters maganap ang pagsabog. Dinala pa sa Montevista District Hospital ang mga sugatang sundalo pero binawian ng 1001st brigade at

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Nasa ligtas na rin ang kalagayan ng tatlo pang sugatang sundalo na kinilalang sina Pfc Ritchie Ursa!, S/Sgt Arnold Pacino at Cp~ Jaime Clara.

Kabalu: Salamat sa AFP sa pagtitiwala sa akin KORONADAl CITY - Malaking karangalan umano para kay Eid Kabalu, dating spokesman ng Moro Islamic liberation Front (MILF), ang pagkonsidera sa kanya ng Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) sa Eastern Mindanao bilang peace consultant. Sa panayam ng Bombo Radyo Koronadal kay Kabalu, sinabi nita na matagal na ang kanyang paninindigan na tumuJong at magbigay ng serbisyo sa mga tao sa Mindanao lalung-Ialo na ang pagkamit ng minimithing kapayapaan. Ngayon umano na wala na itong hinahawakang posisyon 0 responsibilidad sa MllF, handa pa rin itong tumulong sa pagsusulong ng kapayapaan sa anumang paraan upang makamit ang peace and development sa rehiyon. Matapos lumabas ang kanyang pangalan, pinasalamatan naman nj Kabalu ang 6th Infantry Division na kumikilala umano sa kanyang potensyal na may maitutulong sa isinusulong na kapayapaan. Handa raw niyang tanggapin ang bagong responsibilidad dahil naniniwala itong may magagawa pa nn siya sa Mindanao.

2 Cafgu na namartt sa Aklan, sinibak KAUBO, Aklan - Dahtl umano sa kabulastugan na ginawa ng dalawang Cafgu members na na nagpaulan ng bata sa dalawang bahay na pagmamay-ari ng magkapitbahay na sina Honorlito Raquin at Emma Gaylon sa Brgy. Cortes, Balete, Aklan, otomatikong tinangga! na umana sa serbisyo ang mga ito. Ito ang kinurnpirma sa Bomba Radyo Kalibo ni Capt. Ricardo Villaruel, civil military officer ng 12th Infantry Batallien na nakabase sa Camp Jizmundo, libas, Banga, Aklan. Humingi rin ng paumanhin sl Capt Villaruel sa mga naapektuhang pamilya na kauna-unahan umanong nangyari sa probinsiya ng Aklan. Napag-alaman na nagdulot ng matinding trauma sa mga bata ang nasaksihang pagpapaulan ng bala ng dalawang Cafgu sa kanilang bahay. Nakaligtas umano ang mga residente matapos na tumalon sa sapa sa liked ng kanilang bahay.

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Sa ngayon nakapiit na ang dalawang Cafgu members na sins Cris Nadura, 29, residente ng Brgy. Futgencio Norte, Balete, Aklan at Sl tnoc Nacion, 19, n9 Libas, Banga, Aklan. Nag-ugat ang pagsibak sa dalawa matapos na ratratin ng mga ito ang dalawang bahay gamit ang M14 at carbine sa paniwalang ito ang bahay ni Noriel Raquin na naunang tumambang at sumuntok sa kanila sa naturang barangay.

Paghahanap sa Jordanian journalist at 2 crew, pinatutukan ng Palasyo sa mga otoridad
Nakasubaybay ang Malacanang sa ginagawang paghahanap sa [sang Jordanian journalist at dalawang Filipino freelance cameramen na nawawala sa Sulu. Kung maaaiala, dumating noong Hunyo 11 sa Sulu si Baker Abdulla Atyani, beteranong journalist ng AI-Arabiya TV network, kasama ang dalawang Piney cameramen na sina Rolando Letrero at Ramilito Vela. Sinabi ni Deputy Presidential Spokesperon Abigail Valte, patuloy ang ginagawa nilang pag-monitor at pagtanggap ng impormasyon mula sa lokal na otoridad at pamahalaan ngSulu tungkol kalagayan ng tatlo. umana ang bagong lider ng Abu

Nagtungo sa Sulu si Atyani para kapanayamin Sayyaf group (ASG) na si Vasser Igasan.

Ngunit ayon sa manager ng hotel na kanilang tinuluyan sa Sulu, lumabas ang tatlo at sumakay sa [sang pedicab. Nabatid na inalok ng lokal na pamahalaan tinanggihan ito. ng security ang mga mamamahayag pero

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1 patay~ 3 sugatan matapos sumabog ang sinasakyang military truck sa Compostela Valley
Patay ang isang sundalo at tatlo ang sugatan matapos sumabog ang landmine na dinadaanan ng kanilang sinasakyang na military Barangay Bantakan, New Bataan, Compostela Valley. Namatay ang kinilalang sundalo na si Lt. Radel Dagyo sa Montevista District Hospital habang sugatan at kasalukuyang ginagamot sina Staff Sgt Arnold Basino at Corporal Jaime Clara. Samantala, inilipat naman sa Davao Regional Hospital sa lagum Class Ritchie Omsa!. City si Private First

Ayon kay Philippine Army 10th Division Lt. Col. Undon Panisa, pauwi na ang mga biktima sa kanilang headquarters nang madaanan ang landmine sa konkretong highway na pinaniniwalaan tinanim ng mga miyembro ng New People's Army (NPA). Dagdag pa nito na ang pag-gamit ng NPA ng landmine ay isang malinaw na paglabag sa Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law. Kasalukuyan ng tinutugis ng mga awtoridad ang mga tao na nasa Iikod n9 pag-atake

Kotse n9 AFP official, na-carnap sa Camp Aguinaldo
Tinangay ng hindi pa natutukoy na suspek ang kotse ng isang opisyal ng Armed Forced Of na nakaparada sa mismong tapat ng tinutuluyan n!tong quarters sa loob The Philippines

mismo ng Camp Aguinaldo. Ayon kay SP03 Edwin Sison ng Quezon City Police District Station 8, madaling araw ng pasukin ng suspek ang quarter nj Col. Nelson Sid rom na nasa Kapinpin Avenue nang mangyari ang insidente. Sa imbestigasyon, sasakyan nito. 8agama't hindi kinuha ang Mazda X-Trail at Honda City na pawang nakabukas ang pintuan dumaan sa binaklas na bintana ang mga suspek at tinangay ang iphone

ng biktima bago umakyat sa ikalawang palapag upang kuhain ang mga susi n9 tatlong

n9 rnaabutan ng biktima, tinangay naman nito ang Mazda Familia na kulay emerald green at may plakang UPJ 652. Sa pagsusuri naman ng Quezon City Crime Laboratory, posibleng isang bata ang unang

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pinapasok sa quarters dahil maliliit na fingerprints parin ang paghahanap

ang nakuha sa loob nita habang patuJoy

sa mga ito. Report from Robert Mano, Radyo Patrol

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Eye In The Sky
SA;simula pa lang, ako po ay naghihingi ng paumanhin sa mga tagasubaybay ng pitak na ito dahil ang aktng tatalakayln ngayon ay isang karumal dumal na katotoharian na alam naman ng karamihan sa atin pero wala tayong batas na direktang pumapansin saanomalyang ito. Noong June 8, inutusan ng Karapatan-Quezon Province ang kawani nitong si Franklin Barrera Jr. para kumuhang dokumento sa Barangay Burgos sa bayan ng Lopez sa lalawigan din ng Quezon. Si Franklin ay 19-taon gulang pa lang perobeterano na ito sa larangan ng armadong pakikibaka (naging kadre siya: sa Ioob ng 2-taon at simulang pumanaw ang mga magulang nita pati na aug nakakatandang kapatid dahil sa serbisyo ng mga ito sa kilusang rebelde naging mundo na niya balos ang kilusan) bago pa siyahinugot mula sa armadong hanay para maging staff worker ng Karapatan. Perp nang dumating na siya sa lugar na iyon, 15 armadong k!atao aug dumampot sa kanya sabay pakilala na mga sundalo daw aug ito't itinakas siya lulan ng isajJg van -.Sa isang bahay mga isang kilometro ang ~ayo sa isang kampo ng mga sundalo, siya ay ti~rtyur at pinahirapan at pilit pioapaamin ang mga imporm.asyong hindi nya alamo Dala ng survival inStinct, durniskarte ito hanggang sa makatakas at nakarating sa ospital kung saan humingi ito ng saJiiolo sa mga tropa mula Karapatan na agad namang rumesponde para siya ay maknha sa ospital at dinala sa kanil ang opisina, N gunit mahigpit .siyaug binantayan. Mula sa mga kuwentong nae$iya nya mula. sa mga kasamahan mismo, siya pa~a ay nakatakda nang patayin ng mga rebelde, .Once again, tumakas ito at naghingi ng tulong sa mga awtoridad. Napa~ isipan nya isinet-ap pala siya ng Karapatan nit siya pa namang pangunahing pangkat mula hanay ng kaliwa na diumano'y tagapagtanggol ng karapatan pan tao. Kung kaya ng Karapatan na ihulog sa bitag itong si Franklin, maniniwala ba kayo na karapatang pantao aug trabaho ng mga ito? Naniniwala ba kayo na walang ugnayan aug mga ito sa mga armadong rebelde? Karapatan, dahll sa ipinapakita nitong tagapangalaga ng karapatang pantao kahit wala namang kaso rig paglalabag aug rnga tauhan ng gobyemo at tila h,da na Itaya aug buhay ng isa sa rnga kaanib

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magkaroon ng kasong ipukol Ito ang maruming laro sa loob ng armadong kilusan, kasama na ang mga kaanib nitong mga legal na prenteng organisasyon. Sa puntong ito, gusto kong itanong sa ating . mga punong bayan at mga marnbabatas kung ano ba ang legal remedy na maaring gawin ng pamilya ng mga katulad.ni Franklin lalo na yung mga biktima ng tortyur at mga pinata ng mga kasamahan nita sa kilusau? . Mas madali kasi kung ang may akda ay rnga tauhan ng gobyerno dahil andyan ang human rights laws at rnga international humanitari an laws. Pero paano na kung ang may kagagawan ay yung mga tinatawag na non-state actors tulad na lang nung pagpurgang ginawa ng kilusan komunista sa hanay nito noong 1980s? Nagiging kumplikado pa ito ngayon dahil aug giyera ay patuloy pa, kahit sabihin pa natin na kakaunti na lang ang nrga rebel de sa ngayon. Naging mas mapanganib ito ngayon dahil aug CPP-NPA-NDF ay armado pa't aktibo pa rin. Kung ikaw si Franklin; ano ang mga legal options na puwede mong panghawakan? Ultimo saksiay mahihirapan kang makuha ang simpatiya't sumama sa 'yo. Sino ba aug responsible sa kasong ito? Buong partido ay sabit. Anoano aug level ng accountability na meron sa isyung ito? Napakaknmplikado ang beirarchial setup na ito: may mga nanonood, may mga guardia, mga taga tortyur, .mga interrogators, mga tirador, mga tagapagpasya at tsaka meron ding direktiba mula samataas na hanay ng partido komunista. lisa lang ang malinaw - na ang ketotohanan at husrisya ay nawala na sa pasikot sikot at masalimuot na land as, Ako'y may challenge sa ating mga mambabatas. Alam ko na gusto ninyo ng ituwid ang daan. Ang panawagan ko po sana sa inyo ay gnmawa po kayo ng batas na mag-a-address ng isyung ito. Dahil ang konsepto ng karapatang pantao ay humibingi ng obligasyon na puede ring i-apply sa non state actors katulad ng mga rebelde at hindi lang para sa estado 0 sa gobyemo. Ang ugat nito ay ang katotohanan that human rights are

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