Amnesty for Sayyaf bandits opposed
MANILA -- The possibility of granting amnesty to Abu Sayyaf bandits has drawn flak from the political opposition, saying the government is showing weakness in dealing with the terrorist group.
United Opposition (UNO) president and Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay said instead of granting amnesty, the government should move to immediately neutralize the Abu Sayyaf group following the release of Italian hostage Eugenio Vagni last week, after nearly six months in captivity.
I thought the Abu Sayyaf were terrorist and now they seem to be earning a title as bandits. However these guys will still carry on their murder and hostage taking even if an amnesty is granted. Its become their way of life and only imprisonment would be the remedy as the truth is they are really bandits a bunch of crooks pretending to be part of a cause.