MNLF releases PNP official and members
The rebel group Moro National Liberation Front released yesterday Zamboanga OIC Senior Supt. Jose Chiquito Malayo and other members of the PNP.
Early yesterday morning, after news broke out that there were hostages released by the MNLF, the group of Col. Malayo were then taken captives by the group in Brgy. Mampang.
Col. Malayo’s group went to the Mangrove area in hopes of trying to convince the rebels to release their hostages.
However, they were surprised when instead of heeding to their request they found themselves surrounded by armed members of the MNLF.
Col. Malayo was released last night together with alleged 23 rebels who surrendered. (Rey SIbayan)
3 MNLF members arrested
The three members of the Moro National Liberation Front arrested by authorities were presented to the media.
The rebels were identified as Udong Magjawari, 19 years old; Awna Hajaran, 30 years old; and Alimuddin Hussein, 35 years old.
15 high powered firearms, an armalite, a 50 caliber and mortar were confiscated from the suspects.
According to the arrested MNLF members, they were forced to join the group in exchange of 10 to 15 thousand pesos. (Judie Anne Abejero)