The Abu Sayyaf menace

Tracking the terrorists.

The Abu Sayyaf menace

Florencio Fianza

The Abu Sayyaf Group has done it again. For the third time in as many months, the kidnap-for-ransom group abducted seven Indonesian sailors in Philippine waters near Tawi-Tawi. They have been doing this with astonishing regularity and our authorities cannot seem to be able to do anything about it.

The Abu Sayyaf continues to give the country a big black eye and gives the impression that our government cannot establish law and order over its own territory. Now, there is a report out from Singapore that our country has given permission to Indonesia to operate within our territorial jurisdiction to go after the Abu Sayyaf.

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