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Mindanao’s top kidnap leader nabbed


A man tagged one of Mindanao’s most wanted kidnappers was arrested by lawmen early on Sunday while walking along a street in a neighborhood west of this city.

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

Suspect in Koronadal heist, kidnappings arrested


Police here on Sunday dawn arrested a suspected kidnap gang leader implicated in some 30 abductions in Central Mindanao and in Thursday’s bloody daytime pawnshop heist in Koronadal City.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

49 Turks kidnapped by IS militants freed

rkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, center right, stands with freed hostages at the airport in Ankara, Turkey, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by Islamic militants in Iraq three months ago were freed and safely returned to Turkey on Saturday ending Turkey’s most serious hostage crisis. The 49 hostages were captured from the Turkish Consulate in Mosul, Iraq on June 11, when the Islamic State group overran the city in its surge to seize large swaths of Iraq and Syria. AP

Forty-nine Turks held hostage for months by Islamic State jihadists in northern Iraq were freed and returned to Turkey on Saturday, to emotional family reunions and a triumphant Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

EPD: Lawyer for Edsa ‘hulidap’ cop appealed to victims’ boss

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Invoking Muslim “brotherhood,” a lawyer representing one of the Quezon City policemen being linked to the Sept. 1 Edsa robbery-abduction tried over the weekend to convince the two victims and their employer to drop the charges against his client, the chief of the Eastern Police District (EPD) disclosed on Tuesday.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Palparan transfer draws fire from Church group


The advocacy group Promotion of Church People’s Response decried Monday the decision of a court in Bulacan to place retired Major General Jovito Palparan in the custody of the Philippine Army instead of the provincial jail, saying it was a display of military dominance over civilian authority.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »