P-Noy extend sympathy to families of Malaysian beheaded in Sulu
President Benigno Aquino III expressed his deepest regret and sympathy over the beheading of a Malaysian national in Jolo, Sulu last November 17.
In reaction to the opening address of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak during the 27th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Aquino said the Philippines “stands in solidarity with Malaysia and the ASEAN in fighting terrorism”.
He has directed the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police to further intensify operations against the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) and other terror threat elements.
Jihadi militants from the ASG beheaded Then at a remote town in Jolo, Sulu after their demands of a large ransom were not met.
Philippines and Malaysia have agreed to set up a joint taskforce to track down those responsible for the merciless killing of Then.