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Tipsters get P12.1 million for helping in the arrest of NPA, Abu Sayyaf rebels


The Armed Forces of the Philippines will hand out P12.1 million pesos of cash reward to four tipsters who contributed information that led to the arrests of wanted criminals.

Posted: December 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Abus free Chinese hostage; Filipino student escapes


The Sulu faction of the Abu Sayyaf terror group has freed a Malaysian-Chinese man it had held captive for six months, according to the military.

Posted: December 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Mortar shell fragments, mobile phone found inside bombed bus

Pieces of evidence found in a bus that was bombed late Tuesday point to an act of terror but police said they have yet to identify the group behind the blast that killed at least 11 people.

Posted: December 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Swiss escapes from Abu Sayyaf captors

SWISS  Lorenzo Vinciguerra, a bird watcher, inside  Camp Bautista Hospital in Jolo town, Sulu province, after his escape from the Abu Sayyaf. Another bird watcher, Dutchman Ewold Horn, is still in captivity as the military continues to pound the terrorists’ lair in Sulu.

A Swiss hostage escaped on Saturday from Abu Sayyaf extremists after hacking a militant commander and getting shot as he dashed to freedom, ending more than two years of jungle captivity in Sulu province, according to military officials.

Posted: December 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Swiss hostage escapes from Abu Sayyaf after 2-year captivity

This Jan. 29, 2012 file photo, released by the Tawi-Tawi Provincial Police Office, shows Swiss Lorenzo Vinciguerra at an undisclosed place in the southernmost island province of Tawi-Tawi in the Philippines before heading out to a mountain forest to take pictures of the rare Sulu hornbill. AP

Swiss national Lorenzo Vinciguerra, one of two European birdwatchers the Abu Sayyaf kidnapped more than two years ago, escaped from captivity during a military strike against his captors in Sulu, and apparently even killing one of them Saturday morning.

Posted: December 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »