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Priests, nuns in Jolo now being guarded by police, soldiers from Abu Sayyaf

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 placed under close monitoring by police and military authorities to keep them safe from the Abu Sayyaf and other lawless elements, according to Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Abu Sayyaf men snatch rural health worker in Sulu–report


Suspected Abu Sayyag bandits have snatched a rural health worker in Panglima Estino, Sulu, officials said.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Kidnappers demanding P15M for Sulu provincial gov’t employee, say kin


The kidnappers of a provincial government employee in Sulu are demanding a P15-million ransom in exchange for the victim’s freedom.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

AFP downplays 2 Moro groups’ pledge to support ISIS

Military spokesman Brig. Gen. Domingo Tutaan.  PHOTO/A2C Bryan Bautista/ AFP PAO

The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Sunday downplayed the claims of two Moro extremist groups that they had pledged support to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

MILF commander arrested for couple’s kidnap; insurgents threaten Lanao Norte town

Members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front  AP FILE PHOTO

Moro gunmen have moved out of Pantao Ragat town in Lanao del Norte, but the police and military still placed the entire on alert for possible attacks.

Posted: June 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »