Abdullah Dimaporo, a member of the Commission on Appointments and vice chairman of the House Committee on Muslim Affairs, decried the killing of unarmed civilians in the past two days as "terrorist acts" that demonstrated how weak the MILF is as an organization.
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As a Muslim, I am ashamed that some of them (MILF) claim to be Islamic scholars," said Dimaporo
The veteran administration lawmaker said among those brutally killed were a 95-year-old victim and helpless minors.The bodies of some of the victims were also reportedly mutilated.Dimaporo
said the failure of the MILF leaders to impose discipline on their men is a clear indication that the secessionist group is "weak as an organization."
The lawmaker also branded the barbaric acts as cowardly, pointing out that the MILF rebels "scampered away scared" at the first notion that Army soldiers were coming.
"But frustrated as I am, we must still pursue peace with them, not for them but for the public in general and for the future of my province, Lanao del Norte," he
part, Dumarpa lamented the attacks as a "bad case of insecurity" that could jeopardize the search for lasting peace in Mindanao.