The Philippine Department of Defence is blaming the Muslim terrorist organization Abu Sayyaf for a bombing in the city of Davoa. This was the same Muslim terrorist group holding and murdering Canadians.
The Department of National Defense has pointed to the Abu Sayyaf Group as the perpetrator of the deadly explosion that rocked Davao City on Friday night that left at least 12 people dead and at least 60 others injured.
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said he has ordered all the commands of the Armed Forces of the Philippines to be on high alert "especially in urban centers for possible other terroristic act attempts by this group."
Lorenzana indicated that the bandits launched the attack to get back in retaliation for the intensified operations ordered by President Rodrigo Duterte that the Armed Forces of the Philippines launched against the Abu Sayyaff over past week.
Here is a report from September 2015 on the kidnapping of the Canadians by Aby Sayyaf from very near the same city on Samao Island near Mindanao.
Previously, The Rebel has covered Abu Sayyaf as well as CBC coverage of this Islamic supremacist and terrorist group.
Beheading of Canadian hostage - May 4 2016
Muslims murder second hostage - June 13 2016
Second hostage murdered in the Philippines - June 14 2016
Muslim terrorists kill 18 Philippine soldiers - April 10 2016
For those interested in a fascinating bit of Americana, below is the entire movie about US assistance to the Philippine people in their struggle against Islamic slave raiders and conquerors, circa 1906.