Major General Edmundo Pangilinan, commanding general of the 6th Infantry Division, has called on the civilians to provide the Army with information about the presence of BIFF forces in their communities to preempt lawless elements' attempts to extort from farmers.
Pangilinan did not say how many BIFF rebels were killed or wounded in the Army offensive.
Biff promptly dropped his monkey wrench and hurried out to see how his partner had fared.
It's just a good thing you found that book in the nick of time, Biff I don't know what's going on here, but somebody must be watching over us, and that's for sure
Biff and Zeke took the hint, but they knew they couldn't just abandon their friend to his fate.
The way I see it, Biff, there's only one thing we can do," Zeke said.
He pulled himself to his feet about six feet above the ground and stood with his back to Biff and Zeke and his left arm locked tightly around a limb.
spokesman Abu Misry fell short of an outright admission that they were behind the killing when he said: "No other group is fighting soldiers expect the BIFF
BIFF combatants clashed with MILF forces in seven villages bordering Pagalungan, Maguindanao, and Pikit, North Cotabato, in a weeklong firefight late last month, forcing more than 2,000 villagers to seek refuge in safer grounds.
Emmylou Talino Mendoza ordered delivery of relief goods and services to the evacuees, as she called on government security forces to quell BIFF elements in other parts of her province.
General Pangilinan asked Governor Mangudadatu to convene the PPOC to draw up measures to neutralize the BIFF "once and for all.
We need to explain to our constituents that the government operation is a calibrated police action against the BIFF, not an offensive against the Moro people as being spread by some quarters trying to misinform the public," Mangudadatu told the mayors present at the meeting.
The mayors had earlier told Mangudadatu and Pangilinan that tension in their villages ran high after the Armed Forces declared last week an "all-out war" against the BIFF.