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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 »

Bodies of 7 slain Marines arrive in Villamor Air Base


The heavy rain that fell on the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on Sunday afternoon could not muffle the wails of the relatives of the seven Marines killed in Saturday’s encounter with the Abu Sayyaf Group in Sulu.

Posted: May 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Abu Sayyaf leader Hapilon may have been hurt in clash with gov’t troops in Basilan


The military is verifying reports that Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon was injured in Monday’s encounter with government troops in Basilan.

Posted: April 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Sulu rebels clash; 26 dead


All eight Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) guerrillas killed in a clash with Abu Sayyaf bandits on Jolo island were beheaded.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Regions | Read More »

13 Abu Sayyaf men, 7 MNLF men killed in clashes in Sulu— police report

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The death toll in the fighting between Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) forces and Abu Sayyaf bandits in Patikul, Sulu, has reached 20, a police official said Monday.

Posted: February 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOJ official bats for review of cases vs Abu Sayyaf suspects

Department of Justice building.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Justice Undersecretary Francisco Baraan III has cited the need to review the cases filed against suspected Abu Sayyaf members linked to various crimes.

Posted: December 19th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Abu Sayyaf tries to blow up bridge in Sulu


Suspected Abu Sayyaf extremists on Wednesday bombed another bridge in Sulu, barely a month after blasting a similar structure there, but failed to destroy it or inflict any casualties, the military said.

Posted: January 4th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

2 suspected Abu Sayyaf men, civilian killed in Christmas day clashes


Two suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits and a civilian were killed while seven other persons were wounded in attacks on three villages of Patikul town in Sulu on Christmas day, military reports said.

Posted: December 26th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Army soldiers in Lanao Norte sent to Basilan


“Seek justice and neutralize all lawless elements.” This was the order of Philippine Army Commanding General Arturo Ortiz to the 104th Brigade troops who have been repositioned in Basilan from Lanao del Norte.

Posted: November 1st, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Palace warns MILF: Cooperate in drive vs criminals or step aside


Malacañang on Tuesday told the Moro Islamic Liberation Front to either cooperate or stand aside when government troops go after lawless elements in or near their strongholds in southern Philippines.

Posted: November 1st, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

200 armed men storm Zamboanga Sibugay village, says mayor


Some 200 armed men stormed Talusan village in Olutangga, Zamboanga Sibugay around 2:30 p.m. Saturday, town Mayor Joel Caputolan said.

Posted: October 23rd, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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