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Freed hostages say Abu bandits treated them ‘like sons’

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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 »

‘Abu Sayyaf treated us like their children’—kidnapped TV crew

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FREED Cameraman Ramelito Vela shows his injuries to DILG Sec. Mar Roxas, during a debriefing on Monday afternoon at Camp Crame with audio technician Rolando Letrero, after being freed by Abu Sayyaf gunmen on Saturday night. The Filipino crew members of  Jordanian TV journalist Baker Abdulla Atyani were kidnapped by the al-Qaida-linked militants in June last year as they set out to interview the extremists in Jolo, Sulu. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

The two TV crew members who were released by the Abu Sayyaf Group on Saturday night were taken as hostages but they were treated well like their children.

Posted: February 4th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

21 killed in MNLF-Abu Sayyaf clash

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More than 20 people were killed and several others were wounded, following the clash that erupted between members of the Moro National Liberation Front and the Abu Sayyaf Group in Sulu Sunday, police said Monday.

Posted: February 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DILG chief changes tune on Jordanian journalist, 2 Filipinos with Abu Sayyaf anew

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Interior Secretary Jesse M. Robredo. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo flip-flopped on his earlier pronouncement that negotiations have been ongoing for the release of a Jordanian journalist and two Filipino TV crew held by Abu Sayyaf bandits in Sulu.

Posted: July 9th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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