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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 Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) member now in Inabanga town, Bohol — dead or alive. He also encouraged the […]

Posted: April 19th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Volunteers donate goods for soldiers in Jolo


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, rice, medicines, face towels, soaps, toothpaste and game cards. Lt. Col. Luzmindo Mamaug Jr., spokesperson of the Armed […]

Posted: September 13th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Beheaded Canadian’s body found in Sulu


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 Western Mindanao Command, said Hall’s decaying body was dug up in Barangay Upper Kamuntayan in Talipao town around […]

Posted: July 3rd, 2016 in Nation | Read More »

Flor: Abu Sayyaf men treated us like dogs


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 ’pag nagkakamali, binubugbog,” Flor told reporters here. “Sinasampal nila ako. Binubugbog naman ‘yung mga kasama ko,” she added. […]

Posted: June 25th, 2016 in Nation | Read More »

Martial law in Sulu


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 briefing at Camp Teodulfo Bautista here, the President said he looked into the possibility of declaring martial rule […]

Posted: June 16th, 2016 in Nation | Read More »

BOC monitors entry of fake rice in Cebu


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 the reporters. Last week, there were reports that suspected synthetic rice, supposedly smuggled from China, which is reportedly […]

Posted: July 8th, 2015 in Headlines | Read More »