Iligan BombedAugust 17, 2008
Several bombs have just exploded in Iligan.
Of the 7 rumored to blow up, 2 have been reported so far to have succeeded in blowing up budget hotels in the city. I don’t know what the current situation is. The radio stations have signed off. Local and most international channels from our Cable operator have mysteriously gone into static mode.
What’s more, according to a text message I’ve just received, the DEPED Director for Region XII has said that the Muslim rebels have descended in Dilabayan, Lanao del Sur; which is quite near to the city.
Apparently, the rebels were angered at the city’s rejection of the Memorandum of Agreement between them and the government (GRP-MILF MOA) for the formation of an Islamic state in Mindanao that would be called the Bangsamoro Juridical Entity (BJE). Just recently, they accused Mayor Cruz of paying the citizens to rally against the signing of the GRP-MILF MOA. The mayor forcefully and responsibly denied this allegation when he was interviewed earlier today in the ANC. Several hours later, the bombs began to blow up.
Please pray for us. War is coming…