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(From Philippine Daily Inquirer)
Byline: TJ Burgonio and Philip C. Tubeza
ABU SAYYAF leader Galib Andang aka Commander Robot has lost his left leg but is still grateful to his attending physician.
"Doc, thanks for giving me special attention," Col. Rafael Regino yesterday quoted Andang as saying during a visit to the latter's room at the V. Luna Medical Center in Quezon City at around 7 a.m.
"He was very thankful," the military surgeon-general said at a press briefing in Camp Aguinaldo.
Andang's left leg from the mid-thigh down, where he sustained wounds and where very poor blood circulation had been observed, was amputated in an operation that lasted from 10:45 p.m. Tuesday to 12:40 a.m. Wednesday.
"We had to do it because the signs of gangrene were setting in; there were parts in the leg that were turning black. If we left it that way, sepsis [blood poisoning] would occur," Regino said …