This has been the latest statement coming from the Philippine National Red Cross in the eve of captivity by the dreaded kidnap for ransom terror group Abu Sayyaf. Red Cross is STAYING in Mindanao.
Our family has fallen victim with the same group in the last quarter of 2008 when my Aunt Milet Mendoza that works for an NGO who takes care of war stricken victims was kidnapped by the same. I hate them for making a living out of this. Now, even the more innocent, neutral Red Cross representatives were kidnapped by the same group. I am just appalled together with the entire community because all they wanted to do was help. Now their lives are all in danger. Not only that, but the projects that they have spearheaded are all stopped because these bandits made a score again for kidnapping these foreigners. In an earlier interview, the first one even said that he was not afraid of getting kidnapped because he knows that they are only doing charity work and education in that region of southern Philippines. Little did they know that these men know no laws; even the laws of humanity.
I don't even know if anything would be an effective deterrent to the activities of this group. I couldn't suggest ethnic cleansing because killing them all would just make us as worst as they are. I hope God provides them safety in their unending dillema in Mindanao. Weather it's Andreas Notter, 38, of Switzerland; Eugenio Vagni, 62, of Italy; and Mary Jean Lacaba, 37, of the Philippines; they deserve their freedom, they have a lot of hooligans that should be put to jail and starting to kidnap the kidnapper's families maybe one way of flushing them out. I wish they all are fine. May God and Allah have mercy on their soul!