200 MNLFs show up in Zambo City PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 13:48

By DAN TORIBIO JR.

Tension renewed in Zamboanga City as some 200 Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) members showed up here Monday while they on their way to Jolo, Sulu.

The unarmed MNLFs were escorted to the port area by army soldiers who waited until they boarded a boat bound for Sulu.

Sr. Insp. Helen Galvez, City Police Office information officer, disclosed that army soldiers led by 1Lt. Inot, commanding officer of the Alpha Company 21st IB, stopped at Putik 20 different kinds of vehicles coming from the east coast around  6 a.m.. The soldiers  escorted them to the pier as the MNLF said that they were heading for Jolo, Sulu to attend a meeting with MNLF founder Chairman Nur MIsuari, who is set to meet with President Rodrigo Duterte.

Galvez said that the MNLF men were stopped at at TFZ checkpoint near the border of Divisoria and Putik where they were interrogated.

The 200 MNLFs came from Lanao, Agusan, Bukidnon and Central Mindanao.

Moreover, the 200 MNLFs were unarmed but they were carrying with them the MNLF flag.

It was gathered that when they arrived the local wharf not all were able to board a vessel for Jolo. Majority were left at the port.

The MNLF men reportedly did not coordinate with the city government. – Dan Toribio