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Judgment day of 14-yr kidnap-slay case reset for 6th time


For the sixth time, a Manila court postponed the promulgation of judgment in the kidnapping and double homicide case against two men for the 2000 abduction and killing of 5-year-old Eunice Kaye Chuang and her nanny, this time because of a “conflict” in the judge’s schedule.

Posted: December 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Abus free Chinese hostage; Filipino student escapes


The Sulu faction of the Abu Sayyaf terror group has freed a Malaysian-Chinese man it had held captive for six months, according to the military.

Posted: December 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Swiss hostage escapes from Abu Sayyaf after 2-year captivity

This Jan. 29, 2012 file photo, released by the Tawi-Tawi Provincial Police Office, shows Swiss Lorenzo Vinciguerra at an undisclosed place in the southernmost island province of Tawi-Tawi in the Philippines before heading out to a mountain forest to take pictures of the rare Sulu hornbill. AP

Swiss national Lorenzo Vinciguerra, one of two European birdwatchers the Abu Sayyaf kidnapped more than two years ago, escaped from captivity during a military strike against his captors in Sulu, and apparently even killing one of them Saturday morning.

Posted: December 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Nigerian army sends boats to find kidnapped expats

A woman sits outside her home in Chibok, Borno in northeastern Nigeria. AP

Nigerian security personnel have stepped up efforts to rescue three kidnapped foreigners in the oil-rich Niger Delta, a military official said Friday.

Posted: November 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

5 suspected Abu Sayyaf men killed by soldiers in Basilan clash

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Five suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf were killed as the military launched combat operations in Sumisip, Basilan, a military spokesperson said on Monday.

Posted: November 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »