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Army confirms NPA seized 2 soldiers in Bukidnon

New People's Army.  FILE PHOTO

After two soldiers were captured by members of the New People’s Army, the Philippine Army on Thursday said that they are on the process of taking them back.

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Suspected Sayyaf men release abducted gov’t mechanic

Abu Sayyaf group. AP FILE PHOTO

Alleged members of Islamist rebel group Abu Sayyaf have released the chief mechanic they abducted more than a week ago, an Intelligence official said Wednesday.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

What Went Before: Palparan and the abduction of Empeño, Cadapan

On June 26, 2006, University of the Philippines students Karen Empeño and Sherlyn Cadapan were seized by gunmen from their rented house in Hagonoy town, Bulacan province. A farmer, Manuel Merino, 57, came to the students’ aid but was also taken, witnesses said. The three were forced to board a “stainless” jeep with Plate No. RTF 59.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Life was difficult,’ says Palparan

The hideout: A house in Sta. Mesa, Manila that served as solace for fugitive retired General Jovito Palparan. Photo courtesy of Maria Sol Paule, KARAPATAN

“Life was difficult, very difficult.” That’s how retired Major General Jovito Palparan described his ordeal after he went into hiding in 2011 when he was ordered arrested in connection with the 2006 abduction of two University of the Philippines students.

Posted: August 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

2 UP alumni allegedly abducted by suspected military men

nueva ecija map

Two alumni of the University of the Philippines Diliman Extension Program in Pampanga (UPDEPP) were allegedly abducted Saturday afternoon by suspected military elements in Barangay R.T Padilla, Carranglan town, Nueva Ecija.

Posted: August 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »