Police raids nuns’ convent in Butuan
BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/2 Nov) — Police operatives supposedly looking
for the Mindanao spokesman of the National Democratic Front raided
Wednesday evening the convent of Catholic nuns belonging to the
Contemplatives of the Good Shepherd (CGS) in Barangay Tiniwisan here.
The nuns said the raiding team, composed of elements of the police
intelligence and regional mobile group led by Supt. Wilfredo Reyes,
police regional intelligence head, forcibly opened the convent’s
wooden gate and immediately went inside to look for Jorge Madlos, the
NDF spokesperson, who he claimed was hiding inside the convent.
The operatives, armed with an arrest warrant for Madlos, searched the
convent’s bedrooms for almost 30 minutes but did not find Madlos.
The convent is located at the back of the City Medical Hospital. (To be updated)
[Publisher: What a breach! But why would any judge issue a warrant for a search on the convent? Did anyone seek “sanctuary”? From a simple man’s point of view (as I shared this to a taxi driver earlier tonight), this is clearly a harrassment for the religious who engage in anti-mining and logging operations in the area.Hmmm..Let’s wait and see.]