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Abu Sayyaf frees kid hostage

Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin: Sahiron’s days are numbered. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

An 8-year-old boy who was kidnapped by suspected Abu Sayyaf terrorists in July this year was released in Jolo Wednesday, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said on Thursday.

Posted: October 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Abu Sayyaf’ man tagged in 2001 Lamitan siege falls


A member of the Abu Sayyaf group allegedly involved in the bloody 2001 Lamitan siege was arrested on Tuesday in Basilan province.

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

‘We’ll get Abu anytime now’


More than a week after the Abu Sayyaf released its two German hostages in Sulu, the military has yet to encounter the terror group in their operations on the island.

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

Mayor seeks probe of P250M ransom

UNDATED photo from the private terrorism monitor SITE Intelligence Group on Sept. 23 is reported to show members of the Abu Sayyaf who had held captive two German nationals released allegedly after payment of a P250-million ransom. AFP/SITE INTELLIGENCE GROUP

The mayor of the Sulu capital town Jolo is calling for an investigation of the alleged involvement of government officials in the payment of a P250-million ransom for the release of two German nationals who had been held captive by the crime group Abu Sayyaf, which has links to the international terror network al-Qaida.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Catapang apologizes over ‘misunderstanding’ in Sulu

Armed Forces chief General Gregorio Catapang. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Gregorio Catapang Jr. has apologized to the Sulu government over a “misunderstanding” after they supposedly concealed details of the release of the two Germans abducted by the Abu Sayyaf.

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »