Senate President Franklin Drilon certainly believes that death of Filipino terrorist and bomber Basit Usman’s death will help boost and address trust issues between Moro Islamic Liberation Front and Filipinos who withdrew support from Bangsamoro Basic Law after Janauary 25 Mamasapano massacre and other critics.
(Certainly. Assuming it’s true – kung totoo nga na patay na si Usman – makakatulong iyan sa pagbalik ng tiwala. – Senator Drilon)
Basit Usman was killed 10:00 am Sunday, April 4 at Barangay Muti, Guindulungan, Maguindanao. He was killed by his men after trust faded. “MILF members who are temporarily staying at the said camp rushed to the scene and discovered the dead bodies along with the recoveries including an M60 General Purpose Machine Gun, 1 RPG and a Cal. 5.56mm Bushmaster Rifle,” AFP chief General Catapang said.
“The AFP is validating the reports that Usman became distrustful of some of his own men after the series of encounters between the AFP and his group in the past two months,” General Catapang said.
Reports reaching the AFP Headquarters say that trust between Usman and his men faded due to the USD1 million reward money for Usman’s head.