As the NPAs killed plantation workers by shooting them pointblank in the head in Esperanza, Agusan del Sur, three people were abducted by the Abu Sayyaf Group last last week.
University Professor Al Roxas was dragged away from his house in Zamboanga City . The professor is dedicated to teaching students and he has nothing to do with the ideals of the suspected ASG who might have been responsible for his abduction.
On the other hand, two women on Sunday, June 23, 2013 sisters Linda & Nadjou Bansil, both filmmakers were seized by gunmen in a public jeepney they were boarding. One of the sisters researched on coffee farming in Sulu, which is one of the biggest suppliers of coffee in the region.
The women have filmed and written about Muslim culture. They also promote Muslim culture and traditions.
Sad to say that even those who do good for others are not spared by the NPAs and the ASG. And all these groups are after are money in the case of ASG and media exposure in the case of the NPAs. And both are becoming more vicious as time goes on.
I think that all of us must learn to protect ourselves, even as the police and military.
Marc U. Abenoja III