Tag Archives: MILF

Mysterious American kidnap and release in southern Philippines, Part 2

Two days after the release of American Milton Taylor, we can establish some facts: 1. He was kidnapped in January in Cagayan de Oro City. 2. He was released on Wednesday, April 13. 3. At least one Lanao del Sur … Continue reading

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Mystery Surrounds the Alleged “Kidnapping and Rescue” of an American in the Southern Philippines, Part 1

In early March, I received a videotape of American Milton Taylor who was allegedly kidnapped on January 12, 2011 in Cagayan de Oro City in the southern Philippines. On the videotape, he is holding a slip of paper in his … Continue reading

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Washington Post – China & MILF

It snowed in DC last night! Flurries but enough to stick and give a white sheen. All gone this morning. Haven’t been posting because I’ve been travelling, but some quick thoughts. Two topics we’ve discussed extensively: 1) Philippine policy on … Continue reading

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MILF-SOG or Destab Behind Blast — Philippine Gov’t

On Thursday, Philippine Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said although findings are not yet conclusive, authorities are leaning towards two possible groups behind Tuesday’s bombing: the MILF-SOG and/or groups which are trying to divert attention and possibly destabilize the government. … Continue reading

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More Details about the Manila Bomb

The Philippine National Police confirmed the bomb used in Tuesday’s attack was triggered by a cellphone, saying an .81 mm mortar shell was used based on fragmentation strikes inside the bus. Based on the damage estimate, intelligence sources say they … Continue reading

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