Peace at last

05/17/2017

BOHOL ASG AFTERMATH CALAPE, Bohol — Sleep has come easy for Alexander Cuabo and his family now that the two remaining members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) are dead. “We can sleep well now because all…

Beyond doubt

Editorial, Inquirer 05/03/2017

There’s no doubt that Bohol province will recover from the aberration that is the aborted Abu Sayyaf kidnap-for-ransom spree even with some of them still in hiding as of this writing. The military said “only a few”…

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…

Three remaining members of Abu Sayyaf still in Bohol

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 04/27/2017

One of the three remaining members of the Abu Sayyaf in Bohol was reportedly spotted in a village in Tubigon town which is adjacent to Clarin where the April 22 gunfight between government troops and the bandits…

Cornered

Inquirer, Inquirer.net 04/23/2017

Leave it to a motorela driver to tip off government forces into the lair of the elusive Abu Sayyaf bandits who dropped by Inabanga town, Bohol province two days before Holy Week to victimize foreign tourists and…

4 ABU DOWN, 4 ON THE RUN

Leo Udtohan, Nestle L. Semilla 04/22/2017

  Abu Sayyaf Group remnants found CLARIN, Bohol — The smell gave them away. A habal-habal (motorcycle-taxi) driver yesterday became suspicious of his two smelly passengers and tipped off the police about the possible presence of the…

Duterte cancels visit to wake of cop slain in Bohol encounter

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Leo Udtohan 04/20/2017

MUDDY roads stopped President Duterte from attending the wake of the lone policeman killed during the encounter with Abu Sayyaf members in Inabanga town, Bohol, last week. Instead, Philippine National Police Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa…

Bato warns Abu Sayyaf their days are numbered

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 04/20/2017

“Bilang na ang mga araw nila. (Their days are numbered).” This was the message of Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa to the remaining Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) members who had escaped…

After Inabanga, keep calm and do carry on!

Jobers R. Bersales 04/19/2017

Whether it’s the devastating slave raids in the Visayas and Luzon carried out by Moro pirates from Balanguigui and Jolo between 1599 and well nigh into the 1850s or the recent furtive landing of Abu Sayyaf terrorists…

P100,000

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Leo Udtohan 04/18/2017

An anonymous donor is giving a P100,000 reward, or a total of P800,000, for information that can lead to the capture of each of the eight Abu Sayyaf members believed to be trapped in areas around Inabanga,…