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Swiss hostage escapes from Abu Sayyaf after 2-year captivity

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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 »

3 Zamboanga City siege suspects cry torture

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A Government trooper rests amidst the ruins at the site of a three-week intense fighting between Government forces and Muslim rebels who have taken nearly 200 people hostages and used them as human shields, Saturday Sept. 28, 2013 in Zamboanga city, southern Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

Several detained suspects in the Sept. 9, 2013 Zamboanga Siege have claimed they were tortured by members of the government security forces.

Posted: December 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Zamboanga City rehab seems to be ‘too slow’

US Ambassador Philip Goldberg said rehabilitation efforts in the city, particularly a resettlement program for residents displaced by a terror attack by followers of Moro leader Nur Misuari and the armed government response, were moving slowly.

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

Grandma of alleged drug lord busted herself

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It looked like the family enterprise. The grandmother of a drug syndicate leader operating in Zamboanga City was apprehended last week allegedly in the act of selling shabu to undercover narcotics agents.

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Dog Diego saves life of his cop handler

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A QUIET HERO  Meet Zamboanga City’s new hero, Diego, a Belgian Malinois dog, with a new handler while waiting for his original handler, 
PO2 Manuel Franklin Ined, to recover from injuries sustained from a blast inside a massage parlor. JULIE S. ALIPALA/INQUIRER MINDANAO

Whoever left the homemade bomb at the massage parlor didn’t count on Diego being there.

Posted: November 11th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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