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Military denies attacking MILF in Basilan


The Armed Forces of the Philippines said Wednesday its troops were targeting Abu Sayyaf terrorist group leader Furuji Indama and not the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in an ongoing military operation in Basilan province that has left two soldiers and 18 other persons dead, including four MILF fighters.

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

Military rapped for not coordinating Basilan operations

Abu Sayyaf group. AP FILE PHOTO

The military’s operations against the Abu Sayyaf Group that later involved members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front last week in Basilan could have been avoided if it was coordinated, the MILF said.

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

PH gov’t to verify MILF presence in Basilan clash

Members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front  AP FILE PHOTO

The Philippine government on Wednesday said it would have to check if members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) were mistakenly killed in a military operation against the Abu Sayyaf last week.

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

2 Abu Sayyaf militants killed in raid


Police commandos stormed a hideout of suspected Abu Sayyaf extremists blamed for kidnappings and extortion, triggering a firefight that led to the killing of two militants and the capture of six others, officials said.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

2 soldiers, 5 militants die in Basilan clashes

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At least two soldiers and five Abu Sayyaf militants were killed in clashes on a southern island province, the military said Saturday.

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

Coast Guard joins search for kidnappers

Members of the Philippine Coast Guard prepare the fiber glass boat for Typhoon Labuyo at Pier 13 of Manila South Harbor in Manila.   PHOTO BY RICHARD A. REYES

The Philippine Coast Guard has directed its stations in Sulu and Tawi-Tawi to closely coordinate with the military and police units trying to intercept suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits who abducted a Filipino woman and a Chinese national from a resort in Sabah, Malaysia, on Wednesday.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Sabah abduction prompts Western Mindanao Command to raise alert

In this photo taken with a mobile phone camera on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, tourists hide behind a table in reaction to gunshot sounds at the Singmata Adventures and Reef resort after a raid by suspected Filipino insurgents in Semporna, Sabah state of Malaysia. Suspected Filipino insurgents seized a Chinese tourist and a hotel worker from a dive resort in eastern Malaysia and then fled by speed boat, Malaysian and Philippine officials said Thursday. AP

The military’s Western Mindanao Command alerted its naval assets after the abduction of a Filipino resort worker and a Chinese national in Sabah on Thursday.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Abu Sayyaf men abduct school principal in Basilan


Alleged members of the Abu Sayyaf Group have abducted a school principal in Basilan, the military said Monday.

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

Suspected Abu Sayyaf rebels release 4 hostages – military

Abu Sayyaf group. AP FILE PHOTO

Suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits have released the four people they abducted in Sulu last week, the military said Thursday.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Abu Sayyaf frees abducted teacher in Sulu

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Less than a day after the abduction, the Abu Sayyaf released its captive Thursday.

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

Boy saved from Abu Sayyaf shot dead


ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines—Ten-year-old Bingol Palaraw was to return to school as a Grade 1 pupil this June, but hopes for a better future ended when he was shot and killed while coming out of the premises of an Arabic school in Tipo-tipo in Basilan province on Monday night.   Palaraw was rescued from being a [...]

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Former Abu Sayyaf ‘child soldier’ gunned down in Basilan

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ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines — Bingol Palaraw can no longer dream of going back to school.   The 10-year-old boy was gunned down as he came out of a Muslim religious school in Tipo-tipo, Basilan, Monday night, some eight months after  being rescued from Abu Sayyaf terrorists, who had taken they boy in and trained him [...]

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Gunmen abduct 2 children, nanny, driver in Jolo


The Philippine military says gunmen have abducted two children, their nanny and a driver while on the way to school in the restive southern region notorious for ransom kidnappings by Islamic militants.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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