10 May 2017

News Story: ‘8 terrorists seeking Philippine sanctuary’

By Delon Porcalla

MANILA, Philippines - At least eight terrorists – including those from Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore – are seeking sanctuary in the country, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) intelligence officer Maj. Gen. Felimon Santos Jr. confirmed before a committee in the House of Representatives yesterday. 

Santos made the disclosure after he was asked about the presence of foreign terrorists who may be in collusion with local rebels. 

Malaysian authorities, he added, discovered that terrorists have been using Sabah to enter the country.

He also told lawmakers that the Duterte administration’s relentless campaign against the Abu Sayyaf bandits has been intensified, although they are still holding at least 27 hostages. 

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