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Albader Parad

March 16, 2009 6:20pm
Al-Bader Parad has been described in reports as "young and violent" and "a notorious militant leader. News reports tag him as a ranking Abu Sayyaf leader in Sulu. News reports also said the Anti-Terrorism Task Force has set a US$15,000 bounty for the neutralization of Parad.

Sidapan Kidnapping - April 23, 2000 Using high-powered speedboats, the Abu Sayyaf kidnapped 20 foreigners and a Filipino from a dive resort in Sipadan, Malaysia. Most of the hostages were released in the following months; the last hostage, Roland Ulla (Filipino), was able to escape on June 6, 2003.

Parad was among the Abu Sayyaf bandits that seized 21 people including Asian and European tourists in April 2000 from Sipadan Island Diving Resort in Sandakan, Sabah.

Beheading of 7 Kidnapped Workers
- On April 15, 2007, Sulu Gov. Benjamin Loong said Abu Sayyaf bandits led by Al-Bader Parad and Adong Addak abducted seven persons in Parang town in Sulu. Loong said the kidnappers were demanding P5 million in exchange for the release of the victims--six workers of a government project and a laborer of a dried fish factory.

Senior Superintendent Ahirum Ajirim, Sulu police chief, identified six of the captives as Nonoy Ampoy, Roger Francisco, Loi Teodoro, Toto Milas, Dennis delos Reyes and Wilmer Santos all residents of Zamboanga City. They were working on a road project in Silangkan, Parang town and were on the way to Indanan to get water when Parad's group abducted them.

The terrorists also blocked a passenger jeep inside the village and took a seventh civilian, identified as Crisanto Patrocenio, a fish drier laborer.

On April 19, 2007, private vehicles delivered two heads believed to be those of two of the seven victims, to an Army detachment. Colonel Antonio Supnet, commander of the 104th Army Brigade, said the heads were placed inside two separate sacks and were left at the gates of the 33rd Army Company detachment in Lupah Abu in Parang town at around 4 p.m. of April 19.The five others were brought to another detachment of the same battalion in Panabuan village, Indanan, two hours later.

On April 20, 2007, a day after the heads of the workers were delivered to Army detachments, the bodies of the seven workers beheaded by the Abu Sayyaf were found. Quoting initial reports, Brigadier General Ruperto Pabustan, commander of the Joint Special Operations Task Force, said the bodies were found somewhere in Parang town. But Army spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Ernesto Torres Jr. said the bodies were found somewhere between Indanan and Parang towns. The bodies were tied when they were found, Torres said.

Abu Encounter in Sulu Kills 19 Soldiers - On August 9, 2007, at least 19 soldiers were killed and 12 others wounded after Army troops clashed with suspected Abu Sayyaf extremists in Maimbung, Sulu. Army Colonel Mark Antonio Supnet, chief of the 104th Infantry Brigade, said the Moro extremists were reportedly led by Abu Sayyaf commanders Albader Parad and Doctor Abu.

Lao Kidnapping - Marine Forces South (Marforsouth) chief Brig. Gen. Jonathan Martir said based on intelligence report, the group of Abu Sayyaf leader Al-Bader Parad was possibly responsible in the abduction of Jolo trader Maria Rosalie Lao in January 2008.

Lao, 58, a rice trader, was seized by five armed men around 4:45 pm on January 28 near
her residence in Kakuyagan village, Jolo, Sulu. The suspects forced her to board a waiting yellow Toyota Tamaraw and hurriedly fled toward the direction of Patikul. While in transit, Martir said the victim was transferred to a blue Toyota Tamaraw and sped toward Indanan.

On April 11, 2008, Abu Sayyaf bandits freed Lao, more than two months after her abduction. Brigadier General Juancho Sabban, chief of the Joint Task Force Comet, said Lao was freed around 4 am on April 11 in the village of Kaunayan, Patikul town. Sabban said no ransom was paid, noting that the bandits were forced to free Lao owing to the relentless offensive against them in Sulu.

Chief Superintendent Joel Goltiao, police director of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, said Lao was released peacefully, citing that no firefight took place. Sulu Governor Sakur Tan, who had custody of Lao after her release, described the rice trader to have lost weight but there were no indications that she was harmed.

Sabban said the Abu Sayyaf members from nearby Basilan province who fled to Sulu were also involved in the kidnapping of Lao aside from the group of Parad.

Ces Drilon Kidnapping
- In June 2008, Parad's name, along with Gapur Jundain, was implicated to the kidnapping of broadcast-journalist Ces OreƱa-Drilon, but was later not included in the charge sheet.

ICRC Workers Kidnapping - On January 15, 2009, three International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) workers--Mary-Jean Lacaba, a Filipino; Eugenio Vagni, an Italian; and Andreas Notter, a Swiss--were abducted near the Patikul museum beside the provincial capitol of Jolo, Sulu. AFP, through the spokesman of Western Mindanao Command, later reported that eight men of Parad were responsible for the kidnapping of the three. On February 12, Parad denied that his group is asking for a ransom. He said that his group's only demand was to pull the military troops out of Sulu. On an interview with MNLF Chair Nur Misuari and PNRC Chair Richard Gordon on Feb. 28, Parad never mentioned the payment of ransom but the release of convicted/detained Abu Sayyaf members.

Source: News Research
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