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Malacañang aide hails Indonesian terrorist’s conviction

Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte

MANILA, Philippines—Malacañang on Saturday lauded the conviction of Indonesian terrorist Umar Patek.

“Anti-terrorism is a global effort and we’re part of the fight against terrorism,” said Abigail Valte, a spokesperson for President Benigno Aquino, over the state-run radio dzRB.

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Valte said Patek’s conviction was good news especially for the victims of Patek’s terrorist activities, including the Bali bombing in 2002.

“Our Armed Forces has also already made a statement that this development adds to their resolve to go after and wipe out the forces that are trying to come up with similar terrorist activities,” Valte added.

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