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15 August 2011

Malacanang Statement on the attempted assassination of Gov. Toto Mangudadatu

Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda:
On the attempted assassination of Governor Toto Mangudadatu
[Released on August 15, 2011]
MAGUINDANAO PROVINCE, PHILIPPINES - NOVEMBER 2...We condemn the attempted assassination of Maguindanao Governor Toto Mangudadatu in the strongest terms. The attack, which claimed one life and left several wounded, comes at a time when the Peace Process and efforts to achieve justice for the victims of the Maguindanao Massacre are moving forward. Attempts such as this one can only serve the ends of the enemies of peace, stability, and prosperity in ARMM. Sec. Robredo has informed us that there are initial leads. The ownership of the car that was blown up has been identified. The authorities will pursue all leads with vigor.