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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Retired general reveals connection between Magdalo of Sen. Trillanes and Maute Group

Is the Magdalo where Senator Antonio Trillanes belongs connected to the Maute Terrorist Group?
Retired Major Abraham “Abe” Purugganan who led the bloodiest coup during the Cory Aquino administration revealed that his friend who is a retired General gave him a shocking information about the Magdalo Group of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV.
According to Purunggan’s friend, the attack in Marawi City was unusual because jihadist like Maute Terrorist Group do not attack before Ramadan, because it’s considered as a holy month for Muslims.
The retired general believed that the attack in Marawi was designed to embarass President Duterte while he’s in Russia or to affect the peace process between MILF and Philippine government.
The source also claimed that Magdalo group still received supply of firearms for their alleged operation during the ramadan to sustain peace in the place.
It also reported that some members of Maute Terrorist Group are also members of Magdalo Partylist or the Samahang Magdalo where Senator Antonio Trillanes IV belonged.
The retired general felt that the reason why President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law was because the terrorist attacks might continue even on Ramadan.
He urged the government to investigate immediately and arrest all person of interest because the life of the people of Mindanao is still in danger.
This is the post of Abe Puruggan on Facebook:
A friend who is a retired general, a veteran warrior who spent his military career for more than 20 years in Mindanao told me today that the terror attack in Marawi is unusual.
According to him, jihadists do not launch attack before Ramadan. Usually, they attack after hariraya puasa or fitri. Take note that Ramadan is a holy month for Muslims. They respect and abide by it.
And why Marawi? According to him Marawi is a sanctuary and it is unlikely to be a target. Unless, it was designed to embarass the Pres Duterte while in Russia or drive a wedge between the MILF and the President to scuttle the on going peace process so that war can come to Mindanao.
To add to this, they may even be igniting a religious war. Look at the people and establishments that they have targetted.
According to him, somebody is playing jihadist.
There is prior information last April of pilferages of firearms by Magdalo group for allegedly continuing ‘special ops’ during the Ramadan to sustain disturbances operation’.
Now, some Maute members are reportedly also members of the Magdalo Partylist or the Samahan Magdalo.
I am trying to withhold my conclusion pending more information to confirm this but my experience in intelligence analysis tells me that there is a connection especially when all information points toward Magdalo.
Precautions have to be made.
What is scary here is that the report mentioned of continuing ‘special ops’ and ‘sustain disturbance opns’ during the Ramadan which could mean that other terror attacks may be forthcoming. Ramadan starts on 27 May up to 25 June, a month-long activity. This may be the reason why ML was declared.
With this, I enjoin everyone to be alert and be careful.
The government should investigate immediately and make arrests if necessary. Life of people here is at stake. There is imminent danger. National security is threatened.
Some politicians are playing with fire. They can afford to sacrifice the lives of our people and plunge this country into chaos just to pursue their selfish political agenda. This is really too much. This is treason and rebellion.
Let us pray that the situation will not escalate. And that all people responsible for this destabilization plot will be neutralized.
In the comment of his own post, Mr. Purugganan urged the government to start securing schools churches and mosques because if Maute terrorist group pledged their allegiance to ISIS, they might imitate how the international terrorist group attacked the citizens of Syria.
“Government should start securing schools churches and mosques. Also government offices and private corporations in the area. Look how ISIS killed people and ravaged middle east, Iraq, Libya & Syria.”Purugganan said.
Purugganan also believed that some ‘wise people’ orchestrated the attack in Marawi City and they want the Philippines to become a war zone between Muslims and Christians.
“A religious / tribal war is one of the characteristics of the ISIS problem in Syria. This maybe the reason why they targetted Marawi where 9 Christians were executed and church workers made hostages and were kidnapped,” He said.
Leni Robredo Fashion Diary and a netizen also posted a picture that might be the hint of the alleged connection of the Magdalo group and Maute Terrorist Group.
Netizens also questioned the timing of the Marawi City terrorist attack that launched one day after President Rodrigo Duterte flew to Russia for a five day working visit.
They believed that the attack in Marawi City is not only a terrorist attack, but maybe a plan to destroy the image of President Rodrigo Duterte in the international community.


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