By Julie Alipala
Priests, nuns and lay leaders in Jolo, Sulu, are now being guarded and placed under close monitoring by police and military authorities to keep them safe from the Abu Sayyaf and other lawless elements, according to Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo.
French President Francois Hollande said the more than 200 missing school girls abducted by Islamic extremists in Nigeria six months ago could be released soon.
By Delfin Mallari Jr.
The paramilitary man who was abducted Wednesday has been freed by his abductors believed to be New People’s Army (NPA) rebels, the military said.
By Shiena M. Barrameda
A member of the government militia was abducted by an undetermined number of armed men on Wednesday morning in Ragay, Camarines Sur, an Army official said.
By Joan Orendain
Ten years before the kidnapping and murder of Betti Chua Sy, a funeral-protest march 10 kilometers long and attended by 20,000 people was held for another victimized member of the Chinese-Filipino community.