New kidnappings, jailbreak hit Jolo

AP, Inquirer.net 07/16/2017

Suspected Abu Sayyaf gunmen abducted four workers in a school in the town of Patikul in the southern Philippine province of Sulu where President Rodrigo Duterte had just visited troops waging an offensive against the militants, officials…

Regime of truth

Jason A. Baguia 06/23/2017

On the plane back to Cebu after attending a public service outreach in Iloilo City back in May, I learned from Chancellor Liza Corro of University of the Philippines (UP) Cebu that Amina Rasul-Bernardo will be our…

‘DEAD OR ALIVE’

Leo Udtohan, Nestle L. Semilla 04/19/2017

Duterte raises to P1M reward for the head of each of Abu Sayyaf hunted in Bohol; threatens to “invade Jolo” Tagbilaran City — President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered a P1 million reward for the capture of each…

Volunteers donate goods for soldiers in Jolo

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 09/13/2016

A GROUP of civilian volunteers from Cebu donated relief supplies to the troops deployed to combat the Abu Sayyaf group in Jolo, Sulu. Among the items sent by the Support Our Filipino Troops Movement were canned goods,…

Beheaded Canadian’s body found in Sulu

07/03/2016

Zamboanga City — The body of Abu Sayyaf kidnap victim, Canadian Robert Hall, had been found in Sulu yesterday morning, almost three weeks after he was beheaded, the military said. Maj. Filemon Tan Jr., the spokesperson of…

Flor: Abu Sayyaf men treated us like dogs

06/25/2016

DAVAO CITY — They were kicked, punched and slapped. An emotional Marites Flor, the Filipino woman kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf, yesterday recounted her experience with the bandit group. “Yung treatment nila parang aso, bata kami. Kaya…

Martial law in Sulu

06/16/2016

JOLO, Sulu—President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday admitted that he considered placing the entire province of Sulu under martial law to go after the Abu Sayyaf bandits who were holding foreign and Filipino hostages. In a news…

BOC monitors entry of fake rice in Cebu

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 07/08/2015

The Bureau of Customs is closely monitoring the entry of fake rice in Cebu according to BOC District Collector Arnulfo Marcos. “So far we haven’t seen any fake rice here but we are constantly monitoring,” Marcos told…

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