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Priests, nuns in Jolo now being guarded by police, soldiers from Abu Sayyaf

Orlando Cardinal Quevedo of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. INQUIRER file photo

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.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Boko Haram set to free over 200 abducted school girls

FILE - This Monday May 12, 2014 file image taken from video by Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network, shows the alleged missing girls abducted from the northeastern town of Chibok. Nigeria’s government and Islamic extremists from Boko Haram have agreed to an immediate cease-fire, officials said Friday Oct. 17, 2014. The fate of more than 200 missing schoolgirls abducted by the insurgents six months ago remains unclear. Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade said their release is still being negotiated. AP FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: October 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Abducted Cafgu man freed in Quezon


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.

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Militiaman abducted in Camarines Sur

Ragay, Camarines Sur

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.

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Scared, Chinese-Filipinos flee PH to start anew abroad

illustration by steph bravo

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.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »