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