[In the news] Best Easter gift freedom for all kidnap victims – gov’t peace panel chair -MindaNews

Best Easter gift freedom for all kidnap victims – gov’t peace panel chair
By Mindanews
April 20 2014

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/20 April) – The best Easter gift would be to see all kidnap victims in the South who were believed seized by Abu Sayyaf bandits released, Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, government peace panel chair in talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front said.

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In a statement, Ferrer asked “all sectors including the MILF” to help secure the victims’ release.

She noted that this year alone, 23 kidnapping cases were recorded in Basilan, Sulu, Zamboanga and Lanao provinces involving around 30 victims. “Let us join hands in redeeming them from a most terrible fate of being held hostage.”

She further said that the nearly 100 kidnap victims in the last three years included children as young as a year old, as well as students, businessmen, foreigners, journalists, senior citizens, barangay officials, and teachers.

“Many of these kidnap victims are still in captivity while some have been killed,” Ferrer said.

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