We grieve as we strongly condemn the barbaric beheading of yet another kidnap victim, German Juergen Gustav Kantner in Sulu.
Up to the last moment, many sectors , including the Armed Forces of the Philippines exhausted all efforts to save his life. We all tried our best. But to no avail.
Terrorism has no place in a country like ours and we as a people must confront violent extremism every time it rears its ugly head.
Another precious life had been needlessly lost. There must be a stop to this killing of the innocent and the helpless
I was always in close contact with German authorities in our efforts.
We condole with his family, friends and loved ones.