Latest Stories
Home » Hostages You are browsing entries tagged with “Hostages”

Suspected Abu Sayyaf rebels release 4 hostages – military

Abu Sayyaf group. AP FILE PHOTO

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


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


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

By ,
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

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

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

basilan map

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’

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

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

By ,

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


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 »

  1. Gigi Reyes back to face charges
  2. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  3. In the know: Gigi Reyes
  4. SC suspends proctor in 2011 bar exams
  5. Senator Pimentel backs German think tank’s stand vs dynasties
  6. Bar proctor suspended for photographing test papers
  7. Collector Danny Garcia says Inquirer worth more than news
  8. Meteor shower to light up PH skies
  9. What Went Before: Enrile denies Gigi Reyes was ‘other woman’
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  5. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  6. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  7. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  10. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


  • Obama, family cause a small stir at Easter service
  • Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  • Ancient enigmatic carvings in danger of disappearing
  • Tagle: Hope comes with warning on Easter
  • New plant to boost supply of clean energy
  • Sports

  • Goodbye MGM, Las Vegas for Pacquiao?
  • Rain or Shine drops Ginebra in big hole
  • Ateneo whips CSB; Davao debuts with win over FEU
  • PH pug Hipolito Banal decisions Colombian in Aiba
  • Former Pacquiao sparmate Porter keeps IBF title
  • Lifestyle

  • Transitions and resurrection in the performing arts
  • ‘Archaeology tour’ of Cebu’s heritage of faith
  • Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  • ‘Imports’ from London, and play of the year
  • Korean animation comes of age
  • Entertainment

  • Easter musings
  • Solenn in shorts
  • Unmerry mix of attention-calling moves on ‘Mini-Me’ TV tilts
  • Persistence pays off for The 1975
  • Special section in LA fest for Filipino films
  • Business

  • BDO seen keen on bidding for Cocobank
  • Bataan freeport investment pledges up 1,302%
  • Golden Week
  • Bourse to woo Cebu stock mart investors
  • Supper power
  • Technology

  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Opinion

  • Gigi’s home
  • Palace stonewalls on MRT inquiry
  • Couple of things too
  • There is plenty of water behind Wawa Dam
  • Triduum thoughts of a young boy
  • Global Nation

  • Search for Etihad passengers launched
  • Japan presents $57-B ‘dream plan’ to solve Metro congestion
  • Tim Tebow’s charity hospital in Davao seen to open in 7 months
  • OFW died of Mers-CoV in Saudi Arabia, says family
  • Aquino, Obama to tackle US pivot to Asia during state visit
  • Marketplace