By: Noynoy E. Lacson
Tempo, July 19, 2010, Monday
ZAMBOANGA CITY - Government authorities in Sulu have
adopted on Saturday a military "rescue safety measures"
aimed to recover safely the 63-year-old Japanese who
were abducted by armed men in Sulu.
Armed Forces of the Philippines-Western Mindanao Command
(AFP-WesMinCom) commander Lt. Gen. Benjamin Mohammad
Dolorfino said that the military in Sulu has now located
the whereabouts of Amir Katayama Mamaito.
Mamaito was abducted by 10 gunmen at around 1 p.m. Friday
in Sitio Bas, Barangay Bangkilay, Pangutaran town, Sulu.
Dolorfino, however, did not reveal the captive's location
in Sulu, citing efforts by the joint Task Force Commet (JTFC)
to safely recover him is on going.
Dolorfino said the Naval Forces Western Mindanao (NFWM),
headed by Rear Admiral Alexander Pama, has deployed water
crafts around the island where Mamaito was taken.