By Nathaniel R. Melican
A man who wanted to get back at some “bullies” ended up being shot after he took hostages in Manila and ran to Caloocan where, armed with a grenade, he was shot when he refused to surrender to the police following a seven-hour standoff Sunday morning.
By Jaymee T. Gamil
Faced with the prospect of being blown up inside their house in Taguig City, a group of children and their 25-year-old cousin worked together to overpower a man who held them captive for several hours Friday afternoon. At the end of the hostage drama, it was Rael Aquino, a 29-year-old taho (a popular street [...]
By Niña P. Calleja
A marital spat that turned into a hostage-taking on Sunday morning spurred the Las Piñas police to call into action its Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team.
Police yesterday insisted that the shooting death of a man who took a girl hostage onboard a passenger ferry in the port of Cebu City Wednesday was a “judgement call” of the police officer on the ground.
By Dona Z. Pazzibugan
Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Monday brushed off a rumor she was supposed to apologize to the Hong Kong government for the hostage rescue fiasco in Luneta park in Manila on Aug. 23, 2010.
By Frances Mangosing
One civilian was wounded when government troops clashed again Tuesday morning with members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in North Cotabato. The BIFF is a breakaway group of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.
“Take me to Karingal. That’s where I want to kill myself. Keep going or I’ll shoot you.”
By Edwin Fernandez
, Williamor Magbanua
The remaining nine teachers used by rebels of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters as human shields against government troops were freed at 1 a.m. Tuesday, officials said.
By Jerome Aning
The Department of Justice created on Wednesday a team of prosecutors to assist the Philippine National Police in the investigation and the possible filing of cases against Moro National Liberation Front chair Nur Misuari and his followers who have occupied several villages in Zamboanga City.
By Jamie Elona
Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II said Tuesday the local crisis management committee has received feelers from individuals offering help in negotiating with members of the Moro National Liberation Front for the release of their hostages in Zamboanga City.
By Jamie Elona
Eighty- seven civilians remain hostage inside a village in Zamboanga City where suspected members of the Moro National Liberation Front have been on standoff with government troops since early Monday, police said Tuesday.
By Julie S. Alipala
Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) forces holding 35 residents hostage in Sta. Catalina village freed one of two children they have been holding captive since Monday dawn.
By Nikko Dizon
Zamboanga City woke up Monday morning under siege from hundreds of Moro National Liberation Front members (MNLF) from the faction of Nur Misuari who had wanted to raise their group’s flag, effectively declaring independence from the government after they felt left out of the peace process being hammered out with the rival Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).