The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has sent condolences to government of Germany and the family of Jurgen Kantner, who was beheaded by the Abu Sayyaf.
DFA has also reiterated the Philippine government’s war against all forms of terrorism.
Meanwhile, the Armed Forces Public Affairs Office (PAO) has released a statement on Kantner’s death.
AFP PAO Office Chief Colonel Edgard Arevalo said, “it is a mournful for all peace-loving and God-fearing citizens of the Philippines.”
He reported that “we have finally received information from reliable sources that Mr. Jurgen Gustav Kantner was mercillessly and inhumanely murdered by the evil KFR (kidnap-for-ransom) Abu Sayyaf Group.”