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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 »

Jolo priests told: ‘Run for your life’ vs kidnappers


There’s a constant reminder for priests and other members of the Catholic community in the province of Sulu that has nothing to do with their faith but about staying safe and alive.

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Military cites ‘significant gains’ in anti-insurgency drive at AFP meeting

AFP Chief General Gregorio Catapang leads the Command Conference for the 3rd Quarter of 2014 to discuss the national security situation and assessments of its ongoing operations in the country. /PHOTO FROM AFP PAO

Top military commanders gathered at Camp Aguinaldo on Thursday to assess national security situation and the military’s ongoing campaigns, among others.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Priests to get tight security in Jolo

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 closely watched by police and military authorities to protect them against the crime group Abu Sayyaf and other lawless elements, Orlando Cardinal Quevedo said.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »