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What better way to honor the fallen 44 than to complete the mission that caused their deaths.

Aquino to MILF: Clear the way.

This was the message sent by President Benigno Aquino III to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chief peace negotiator as government security forces moved to intensify the hunt for Afghan-trained terrorist Abdul Basit Usman.

The Inquirer learned from a well-placed source that Mr. Aquino sent the message to Mohagher Iqbal through Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Deles shortly after 44 elite police commandos were killed in a clash with Moro guerrillas in Mamasapano town, Maguindanao province, on Sunday.

In his message to Iqbal, the President asked for three things: For the MILF to surrender Usman if some of its fighters were coddling him; to help the government get Usman; and for MILF base commands to clear the way for government security forces to operate and get Usman.

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