Primed and Purposeful: Armed Groups and Human Security Efforts in the Philippines

Soliman M. Santos, Paz Verdades M. Santos
Content Type
Small Arms Survey
As this book was in its final stages of preparation, contributing author Professor Octavio Dinampo of Mindanao State University was taken hostage while he guided journalists to meet a leader of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Sulu province in June 2008. Instead of considering him to be among the civilian hostages, security force officials cast suspicions over the possible culpability of Dinampo, a former member of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and now respected academic and peace advocate. He was released ten days late.
Security, Political Violence, Armed Struggle
Political Geography
Philippines, Southeast Asia