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Boat loaded with smuggled rice brought back to Zamboanga City

The boat carrying millions of pesos worth of smuggled rice from Sandakan, Malaysia, which mysteriously disappeared from the port here after it was seized by Navy men, was intercepted off Sulu on Wednesday.

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

Swiss escapes from Abu Sayyaf captors

SWISS  Lorenzo Vinciguerra, a bird watcher, inside  Camp Bautista Hospital in Jolo town, Sulu province, after his escape from the Abu Sayyaf. Another bird watcher, Dutchman Ewold Horn, is still in captivity as the military continues to pound the terrorists’ lair in Sulu.

A Swiss hostage escaped on Saturday from Abu Sayyaf extremists after hacking a militant commander and getting shot as he dashed to freedom, ending more than two years of jungle captivity in Sulu province, according to military officials.

Posted: December 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,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 »

Abu Sayyaf leader killed resisting arrest

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An Abu Sayyaf subleader was killed Saturday afternoon after he shot it out with law enforcers serving an arrest warrant on him in Sulu.

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

13 Sulu civilians brought to military camp for safekeeping

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Military troops stationed in Sulu took civilians who wandered into the scene of an encounter between government forces and 300 members of the Abu Sayyaf for “safekeeping,” a military official said Wednesday.

Posted: November 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »