PNP removes MILF from list of "threat groups" for 2013 elections, says they’re now considered "allies"

The Philippine National Police no longer considers the Moro Islamic Liberation Front a threat to watch out for in the run up to the 2013 national elections.

The Philippine National Police no longer considers the Moro Islamic Liberation Front a threat to watch out for in the run up to the 2013 national elections.

 

Abigail Kwok and Jaime Sinapit of InterAksyon.com report the MILF were not included in a list of groups that the PNP considers threats. "We just (had) a signing on the Framework Agreement and so we consider them to be our allies in securing peaceful elections in Mindanao. We take it very positively if they will be our partners," InterAksyon.com quotes PNP chief Nicanor Bartolome as saying.

 

With the MILF now considered a partner, the PNP will focus on groups like the New People’s Army, Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement, the InterAksyon report said.

 

For more on this story, log on to InterAksyon.com.

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