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Abu Sayyaf still holding 5 foreign captives, says released hostage

Abu Sayyaf group. AP FILE PHOTO

A construction worker released by Abu Sayyaf kidnappers on Sunday reported seeing five foreigners — two Germans, two Chinese and a Malaysian— still being held captive by the notorious bandit group in Sulu.

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Rebels release train with bodies from downed Malaysian jet

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Bowing to international pressure Monday, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and agreed to hand over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Ukraine rebels say they have most plane recorders

A man walks amongst the debris at the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Hrabove, Ukraine, Thursday, July 17, 2014. Ukraine said a passenger plane was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the plane. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Ukraine’s separatist rebels say they have found “most” of the recording devices from the Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down over rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine.

Posted: July 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

1 soldier killed, 3 others injured in BIFF attack


Breakaway Moro rebels on Thursday killed a soldier and injured three others by setting off an improvised explosive device in Datu Unsay, Maguindanao.

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

Village leaders confirm arrested NPA ‘leader’ is a carpenter

ANTIMINING activist Romeo Rivera Jr., a carpenter, is held at the Digos City police station following his arrest on the suspicion that he is actually Felix Armodia, a top New People’s Army leader in Southern Mindanao. ORLANDO DINOY/INQUIRER MINDANAO

Barangay (village) leaders in a remote village in Koronadal City in South Cotabato have confirmed that the mining activist the military claimed to be the ranking New People’s Army leader Felix Armodia was actually an ordinary carpenter named Romeo Rivera Jr., they usually sought for help when they needed to do some carpentry job in their village, a Bayan Muna partylist lawmaker said.

Posted: June 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »