From the Philippine Star (Mar 12): Charges readied vs NPAs in Davao Sur attacks
The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) was readying charges against New People’s Army (NPA) rebels who swooped down on the police station in Matan-ao, Davao del Sur and pulled off the landmine attack on a truckload of soldiers on Monday morning.
The NPA attacks resulted in the deaths of 11 people, including seven soldiers who were killed in the landmine blast. Government forces were pursuing the fleeing rebels when a landmine went off along a road in Barangay Saboy, Matan-ao town.
Two policemen and two rebels were also killed when the insurgents raided the Matan-ao police station at around 4 a.m. last Monday.
Eight other soldiers were wounded in the landmine explosion, and three others in the police station raid.
“Right now they (CIDG men) are in a case conference. They are preparing the cases to be filed against the rebels,” Chief Superintendent Wency Pascual, Southern Mindanao police director, told The STAR yesterday.
Agakhan M. Sharief, Chairman of the said Committee during a televised briefing in Marawi Islamic Televsion Channel -8, informed the Public that their Group already sent a special delegation in Metro manila and nearby Regions as far as Baguio City to Campaign and talk to Muslim Communities to Support the Bangsamoro Basic Law and Bangsamoro Government.
Abdullah Macaorao a Member of that delegation that went to Metro Manila, also gave a detailed Report of their accomplishments, Tens of thousand Muslims living in NCR pledged to attend the Thanks giving Rally that will be held in Metro Manila during the Signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro slated this last week of March 2014. The said Thanks giving Rally will be spearheaded by the Said Committee.
Atty. Dadatoon Disoma also urged other organizations Based in Metro manila to Participate in the Said thanks Giving event, “ We all must observe Vigilance and ensure Smooth Passage of the BBL.” added by Atty. Disoma.
The Group is also organizing a Peace Caravan that will Travel from Marawi City all the Way to the Venue of the signing of CAB.