Friday, January 18, 2013

Warring clans clash anew in Maguindanao town

From the Philippine News Agency (Jan 18): Warring clans clash anew in Maguindanao town

Residents in three villages in Datu Montawal town in Maguindanao province fled after warring clans clashed anew in Poblacion, around 2 a.m. Friday, a former village official said. Abdul Pandita of Poblacion, Datu Montawal said the displaced families, mostly from villages in Tunggol, Dungguan, and Talapas, have sought temporary shelter at Dungguan Elementary School and Ligawasan Elementary School, both in Datu Montawal and situated along the Datu Montawal-Pikit highway.

Pandita said the fighting started when the group of a certain Commander Bigkog of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) attacked the position of the private Army of Datu Andy Montawal. Datu Andy is with a certain Medtalicop Montawal, Pandita said. Datu Andy, records from the police said, is wanted for murder and rape charges filed against him since 2008. Pandita said the deployment of Datu Andy’s own Army in some areas outside the Poblacion had angered Commander Bigkog. He explained he happened to know Bigkog’s plan because he was once part of the group.

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