Nur’s wife, kids find refuge in Davao City-A A +A
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte confirmed that the wife and brood of Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) leader Nur Misuari has sought refuge in Davao City, but he refused to give any details, saying the wife and children should be “spared from the conflict”.
"I cannot tell you where but nagbakasyon," Duterte told reporters in an interview.
Tarhata, Nur's wife, reportedly asked for help from Duterte who is a close friend of her husband.
Duterte said Tarhata told him that they were being constantly trailed by the military in Zamboanga City since after the siege there, thus they decided to find refuge somewhere else.
The city mayor, in return, gave her the green light and assured their security.
"This city (Davao) would be a very nice place to stay especially if you are a peace-loving citizen," Duterte said.
He added: "After all, sinasabi ko sa lahat, hindi kasali yung mga asawa pati anak. It's a no-no."
Meanwhile, GMANews reported Wednesday that President Benigno Aquino III confirmed reports, indicating that MNLF leader Misuari is still in the Philippines and is possibly in Sulu.
"The latest report is he's still in the country, in Sulu, and transferring from island to island. We are still exerting efforts to get him [in government custody in] the soonest possible time," Aquino said.
The President earlier said they were just waiting for the arrest warrant against Misuari to come out before issuing a bounty.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 24, 2013.