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Abu Sayyaf man tagged in 2002 Jehovah Witnesses’ kidnapping arrested


An alleged Abu Sayyaf financier, who was said to be involved in crimes such as the 2002 kidnapping of six Jehovah’s Witness members in Sulu and the beheading of two of the victims, was nabbed in a joint police and military operation here early Sunday, the military said.

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

Death toll in Sulu clashes rises to 26

Abu Sayyaf group. AP FILE PHOTO

The death toll from clashes between Philippine troops and Muslim militants who launched a surprise attack to regain control of a jungle training camp in Patikul, Sulu has risen to 26, officials said Thursday.

Posted: May 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

4 suspected Abu Sayyaf men killed in Marines operations

Abu Sayyaf group. AP FILE PHOTO

Four suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group were killed in clashes with government troops on Saturday and Sunday, according to a belated report from the Sulu police.

Posted: February 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Events leading to kidnapping of filmmaking sisters in Sulu bared by witnesses

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A day before they were abducted in Patikul, Sulu, the Bansil sisters spent the night in the village of Sinumaan, a known stronghold of the Abu Sayyaf bandit group.

Posted: June 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Slain soldiers in Sulu were on test mission


“We still haven’t learned our lessons,” retired Col. Ariel Querubin, a former superintendent of the Philippine Marine Corps Training Center, said of the killings of seven Marines in a clash with Abu Sayyaf bandits in Patikul, Sulu, on Saturday.

Posted: May 27th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »