4 days MNLF grieves death of Chairman Yusop Jikiri Inquirer
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines --- "The leadership vacuum that he leaves behind is very hard to fill," the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) Central Committee said of the death of its chairman, Yusop Jikiri, on Saturday, Oct. 17. Jikiri, who served as governor of Sulu starting in 2001 and as Sulu representative starting in 2007, died around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, due to lingering bone cancer, a statement from the MNLF Central Committee said. "His untimely passing was beyond our expectation and a great loss to our Bangsamoro struggle and Jihad Fe Sbilillah (in the cause ... more