MILF, MNLF vow to join fight vs drugs

Manila Bulletin - - Mindanao News -

KIDAPAWAN CITY – Com­man­ders from the Moro Is­lamic Lib­er­a­tion Front (MILF) and Moro Na­tional Lib­er­a­tion Front (MNLF) in Mata­lam, North Cota­bato vowed to help the Philip­pine Na­tional Po­lice (PNP) in its cam­paign against il­le­gal drugs. This was dis­closed by Sr. Supt. Jonathan Tang­o­nan, of­fi­cerin-charge of the Cota­bato Po­lice Pro­vin­cial Of­fice (CPPO), said the rebel com­man­ders man­i­fested their sup­port af­ter sign­ing a covenant with the Mata­lam lo­cal govern­ment and po­lice of­fice. Tang­o­nan said it was Mayor Gigi Valde­vieso-Catamco who called for the spe­cial meet­ing on Thurs­day among the MILF and MNLF com­man­ders, as well as the lo­cal PNP, the Philip­pine Drug En­force­ment Agency (PDEA) from Socc­sksar­gen (Re­gion 12), and the pro­vin­cial po­lice of­fice. “These com­man­ders said the il­le­gal drug trade has dis­turbed their com­mu­ni­ties for so long. Some­times, this caused rido or fam­ily feuds among them,” said Tang­o­nan. (Malu Cadelina Manar)

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