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AFP claims 18 Sayyaf men killed in Basilan clash

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Deaths continue to pile up three days after government forces clashed with the Abu Sayyaf group in Basilan.

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 »

Kidnapped school principal freed; public pressure helped, say local execs

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A kidnapped school principal was freed by her abductors in Sumisip, Basilan, on Thursday afternoon, police said.

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

Abu Sayyaf men abduct school principal in Basilan

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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 »

School head kidnapped in Basilan

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A school principal was kidnapped in Sumisip, Basilan on Monday morning.

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

10,000 MILF fighters, supporters celebrate signing of peace pact with PH gov’t

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About 10,000 Moro Islamic Liberation Front fighters and supporters gathered under colorful tents inside Camp Darapanan in Sultan Kudarat town in Maguindanao as they closely monitored the ceremonies for the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Basilan town vice mayor freed by kidnappers

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Police say a southern town vice mayor who was reportedly abducted outside a shopping mall earlier this week has been released.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Boy saved from Abu Sayyaf shot dead

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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 »

Basilan town vice mayor reportedly abducted

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Government forces were searching for a town’s vice mayor Wednesday after her family reported that she has been abducted outside a shopping mall in the country’s restive south, where a series of kidnappings has set off a security alarm.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,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 »

Retired prosecutor, brod shot dead in Sulu

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Even as the judiciary is still shocked by the Feb. 28 killing of Regional Trial Court (RTC) Judge Reynerio Estacio Sr., a retired state prosecutor was gunned down in Indanan town, Sulu province, on Monday.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

ARMM to give P6-M monthly aid to each of 12 towns disqualified from getting IRA

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The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao government has set aside a total of P6 million in financial aid every month starting January to at least 12 municipalities without Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) allocations.

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

1 killed, 2 injured in Basilan drug bust

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A suspected drug pusher was killed while two police officers were injured in a drug bust in Basilan on Saturday, the authorities said.

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

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