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PIA Press Release
2009/06/16

Medics in Cotabato warn of possible kidnap targets

Koronadal City (16 June) -- Not only members of the business community but also medical practitioners are being cautioned by the Cotabato authorities against kidnap for ransom groups.

Local authorities in the province issued the warning based on intelligence reports recently gathered as a result of the ongoing armed encounter between government troops and lawless elements of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (LMG) in some areas in the province of Maguindanao.

Kidapawan City Police Director Chino Mamburam said, based on reports the number of wounded in the enemy side increases as the fighting continues.

They need doctors to cure and attend to their wounded comrades, Mamburam said.

"Kailangan nila ng mga doktor para gamutin ang mga nasugatan sa encounter na hindi pwedeng dalhin sa ospital, kaya pinag-iigting natin ang mga doctors dito sa lugar," he said.

The city police director has cautioned the medical community to be extra vigilant and take extra precautionary measures amid the kidnapping threat.

For personal protection, Mamburam said, the police and Kidapawan local government have allowed the members of the business and medical communities to carry firearms.

For his part, Kidapawan City Mayor Rodolfo Gantuangco said, they are taking necessary steps to thwart any kidnapping attempt and advised the "kidnappables" to strengthen personal security measures.

"We advise the "kidnappables" na kung maaari magdadagdag sila ng security escort nila and aside from that magkaroon din sila ng personal armas nila," Mayor Gantuangco said. (pbc/PIA 12) [top]

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