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‘Abu Sayyaf’ man tagged in 2001 Lamitan siege falls

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A member of the Abu Sayyaf group allegedly involved in the bloody 2001 Lamitan siege was arrested on Tuesday in Basilan province.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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

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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

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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 »

Abu Sayyaf man tagged in 2002 Jehovah Witnesses’ kidnapping arrested

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Abu Sayyaf. AFP FILE PHOTO

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 »

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