Abu Sayyaf bandits abduct school principal in Sulu

Inquirer.net 03/22/2018

ZAMBOANGA CITY–Suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits snatched a school principal in Sulu around 8:30 a.m. Thursday. The school principal was inside her office at Liang Elementary School in Barangay Liang in Patikul, when armed men barged in and…

Bohol court resets arraignment of lady PNP officer linked to Abu Sayyaf

Inquirer.net 08/25/2017

Tagbilaran City, Bohol — The Regional Trial Court (RTC) here has reset the arraignment of a police officer who had links with the Abu Sayyaf bandit group. Judge Jorge Cabalit of RTC Branch 48 in Tagbilaran City…

Alert up

Benjie Talisic 05/18/2017

CENTRAL VISAYAS AND NEGROS ISLAND    The police in Central Visayas raised an alert status in the region in the wake of the sighting of a group of armed men in Guihulngan City in Negros Oriental, even…

ARMED MEN IN GUIHULNGAN

Benjie Talisic 05/17/2017

Barely 24 hours after the province of Bohol was cleared of the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group (ASG), law enforcement authorities are now shifting their attention to Negros Oriental. This after a group of nearly two dozen armed…

Farmer informant in Clarin gets entire P1.1M bounty

Leo Udtohan 05/11/2017

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol — Unlike the habal-habal driver who got only P450,000 for information which led to the neutralization of Abu Sayyaf member Joselito Melloria, the informant responsible for the arrest of Saad Samad Kiram got the…

Bandit’s death

05/07/2017

Only the conscientious few would bother to ask if Saad Samad Kiram, one of three remaining Abu Sayyaf bandits in Bohol province, was indeed executed by the police last week. That’s because majority of Filipinos would dismiss…

ABU SAAD SHOT DEAD; CHR STARTS PROBE

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Leo Udtohan 05/05/2017

TAGBILARAN CITY — Barely 24 hours after his capture, Abu Sayyaf member Saad Samad Kiram is dead. Kiram, or alias Abu Saad, was shot in the forehead, chest and left thigh by policemen after he allegedly tried…

Tourism, biz chiefs upbeat about sectors’ prospects despite recent clashes

Victor Anthony V. Silva 04/27/2017

The tourism and business sectors in the region remain upbeat even after the events in Bohol as well as travel advisories issued against visiting Central Visayas. Glenn Soco, Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) president, said…

Contempt for rights

Editorial 04/27/2017

While most in Central Visayas are caught up in the ongoing crackdown of Abu Sayyaf bandits in Bohol province and the unraveling of Supt. Maria Cristina Nobleza’s ties to the extremist group, elsewhere in the country, rights…

Nobleza is no double agent

Stephen D. Capillas 04/27/2017

Just when one thought that the military is headed for a protracted game of cat and mouse with the Abu Sayyaf bandits, two major developments occurred that turned that game around and gave peace-loving Pinoys something to…