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Suspected Abu Sayyaf rebels release 4 hostages – military

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Suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits have released the four people they abducted in Sulu last week, the military said Thursday.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

PNP launches rescue operations for abducted Zambo police chief

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The Philippine National Police said Tuesday rescue operations were underway for the police chief of Zamboanga City who was abducted by members of the Moro National Liberation Front when he tried to negotiate for the release of civilians being held by the rebels.

Posted: September 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

6 freed hostages now in custody of Zambo authorities

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Authorities have taken into custody six more civilians who were held hostage by members of the Moro National Liberation Front as the clash between government troops and rebels continue on its second week.

Posted: September 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Over 100 MNLF hostages rescued–authorities

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Interior Secretary Mar Roxas INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Around 150 people in Zamboanga City were rescued from the hands of the Moro National Liberation Front, said Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II Tuesday.

Posted: September 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Retired Tausug cop slams rebels: They’re demons

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Red Cross volunteers lay wounded after a mortar landed near them as the government troopers continued their assault at Muslim rebels who have taken scores of hostages and used them as human shields on Friday Sept.13, 2013 at Zamboanga city. One of the hostages, retired Police Insp. Usman Sali, who was able to escape, described their captors as demons.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

Fear remained etched on their faces even after village officials and military officers assured them that they were in safe hands.

Posted: September 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

6 killed, over 200 hostaged in Zambo

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Combat police forces check their comrade (C) who was hit by Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) sniper fire in downtown Zamboanga City in the Philippines on September 9, 2013.   AFP  / STR

At least six people have been reported killed while more than 200 others were being held hostage as members of the Moro National Liberation Front attacked several coastal villages in Zamboanga City on Monday.

Posted: September 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

11 clan feud hostages freed

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Seven children and four other hostages caught up in a decades-old Basilan clan war have been freed in a straight swap by the feuding families, the military said yesterday.

Posted: July 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Freed hostages say Abu bandits treated them ‘like sons’

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FREE AT LAST  Cameraman Ramelito Vela grimaces in pain as he is wheeled in Camp Crame in Quezon City for a debriefing. He and audio technician Rolando Letrero were freed by Abu Sayyaf bandits on Saturday after eight months in captivity in Sulu province. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

One of two Filipino TV journalists freed from eight months of captivity by the Abu Sayyaf said Monday the bandit group treated them “like sons” and that not once were they harmed.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Survivors recount gunmen’s brutal search for foreigners

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Two British hostages, Peter, right, and Alan, carrying his luggage, no family name available, gather their belongings after being released, in In Amenas, near the gas plant where they were kidnapped by Islamic militants, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. After the hostage crisis was finally brought to a bloody end on Saturday by the Algerian military, a picture has begun to emerge of the horror and savagery of the attack.  AP PHOTO/ANIS BELGHOUL

As they prowled the In Amenas gas complex for hostages, the gunmen who attacked the Algerian site discovered a brutal but effective tactic to persuade foreign workers to come out of hiding.

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Brazil prison riot ends, 131 hostages released

A prison riot in the northeastern Brazilian state of Sergipe ended Monday after the inmates released all 141 hostages after lengthy negotiations, regional officials said.

Posted: April 17th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

2 remaining hostages in Surigao mining attacks freed—police

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Communist rebels late Monday freed the two remaining hostages they took following the simultaneous raids they staged on three mining companies in Claver, Surigao del Norte, police said Tuesday.

Posted: October 4th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

2 inmates create chaos in Antique prison, police ops still on

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MANILA, Philippines—Authorities are currently negotiating with an inmate who shot dead a jail officer and another prisoner who held hostage roughly a hundred inmates at a detention facility in Antique Thursday, a police spokesman said. Detainee Christopher Fernando shot Jail Officer 2 Romer Saquibal while the inmates were having dinner inside a Bureau of Jail [...]

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

Gunmen seize, free 6 hostages

Armed men stormed a village in Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay, on Tuesday and took captive six persons, including a five-year-old girl, for about 12 hours, authorities said Wednesday.

Posted: July 27th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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