Alleged MILF training camp discovered in Iligan

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Posted at Mar 20 2015 03:18 PM | Updated as of Mar 20 2015 11:18 PM

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MANILA – The Philippine military wants an alleged training facility of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Iligan, Lanao del Norte closed.

This comes after the 2nd Mechanized Infantry Brigade received complaints that the MILF was recruiting members of the Higaonon and Maranao tribes to join them in the said training camp.

Tribe leaders said their men were first invited by the MILF in May 2014.

Another recruitment activity took place this January, they said.

Col. Gilbert Gapay, the brigade commander, said they have endorsed the tribe leaders’ complaints to the Coordinating Committee on the Cessation of Hostilities (CCCH).

Gapay said the MILF must not conduct training and recruitment activities under the mechanism of the peace process.

CCCH Chairperson Brig. Gen. Carlito Galvez said they will go to the site to verify the complaint. –report from Edwin Sevidal, DZMM