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Sulu residents plan rally against abductions

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Saying they were fed up with the kidnappings, a group of residents of Sulu are planning a march and rally on Friday to demand that the government put end to the uncontrolled abductions, often for ransom, that have plagued the province for years.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Public school teacher abducted in Zamboanga City

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A grade school teacher was abducted here on Tuesday afternoon by armed men, the military said. Colonel Andrelino Colina, commander of Task Force Zamboanga, said at least 10 armed men abducted Cathy Casipog, a teacher of the Sibogtok Elementary School in Limaong Island, at around 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Posted: December 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t asks MILF to stop illegal arrests, detention by rebel forces

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The government has called on the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to exert more control over its forces in the wake of abductions linked to rebel forces in the two Lanao provinces.

Posted: December 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Law bans hit list of gov’t enemies

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The military is now prohibited from issuing a hit list—officially called “order of battle”—with the enactment of a law against enforced disappearances, Malacañang said on Saturday.

Posted: December 23rd, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Failed ‘investments’ spawn abductions

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THE FALLOUT from the Aman Futures pyramid scam has spiraled into a string of abductions involving angry investors and company agents taking the brunt for lost fortunes and blighted lives.

Posted: November 18th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Philippine military vows to help identify abductors of missing activist

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A spokesman for the Armed Forces of the Philippines maintained on Thursday that the military was not behind activist Jonas Burgos’ abduction. But he said the AFP would cooperate in the judicial process to identify those responsible for the crime.

Posted: July 14th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

5 years on, kin call for release of UP students

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Today (June 26), five years since the disappearance of University of the Philippines (UP) students Karen Empeño and Sherlyn Cadapan, friends and family continue to call for their release from military custody. To highlight the call, human rights groups UP Kilos Na, Karapatan and Desaparecidos will hold a “run against torture” and “for justice” today [...]

Posted: June 26th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Lawyers question exclusion of Arroyo from raps over abduction of 2 UP students, farmer

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Human rights lawyers helping the families of missing student activists Karen Empeno and Sherlyn Cadapan have hailed the Supreme Court decision ordering the military to release them, saying the ruling has strengthened the criminal complaint filed by their families against retired general Jovito Palparan and other military officials at the Department of Justice.

Posted: June 21st, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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