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…

STAY VIGILANT

Victor Anthony V. Silva 04/15/2017

Police and military officials on Saturday assured that Cebu is safe but urged the public to remain vigilant in the wake of the firefight that claimed nine lives in Bohol this week as well as several unverified…

Napo evacuees return to farms, try to bring back lives before clash

Benjie Talisic, Doris C. Bongcac 04/15/2017

AFTER the armed encounter between government troops and suspected Abu Sayyaf members in Inabanga town in Bohol province, evacuees from Barangay Napo are trying to bring some normalcy back in their lives. Most of the evacuees from…

ABU LEADER KILLED

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Leo Udtohan, Nestle L. Semilla 04/12/2017

Inabanga, Bohol — A top military official yesterday declared that Bohol “is now the safest place on earth” after a successful government siege here that led to the death of six Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) members, including…

Asean meeting in Bohol to proceed as scheduled

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Victor Anthony V. Silva 04/12/2017

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit meetings in the resort town of Panglao in Bohol next week will not be cancelled despite the bloody clash between government troopers and the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in…

There’s no place like home for Estelita

Leo Udtohan 04/12/2017

INABANGA, Bohol– Tuesday was the longest night for Estelita Esto, 27, as she wrapped her two children- Nicole,1, and Wisley, 3, in blanket to protect them from mosquito bites and the cold evening. Esto and other residents…

Govt. forces continue to monitor Barangay Napo area

Doris C. Bongcac 04/12/2017

  CEBU CITY–Airstrikes continued in Barangay Napo in Inabanga, Bohol until close to midnight on Tuesday, said Frank Baylosis, the municipality’s information officer. “But the airstrike was contained in Napo area,” he said. As of 10:30 p.m.…

Nine killed in firefight between govt forces and suspected members of Abu Sayyaf

Doris C. Bongcac 04/11/2017

CEBU CITY—Five suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), three soldiers and one policeman were reported to have been killed in the ongoing firefight in the mountain village of Napo, Inabanga town, Bohol province. This was…

Residents told to abandon homes amid ongoing firefight

Doris C. Bongcac 04/11/2017

CEBU CITY–The Inabanga municipal government has ordered a forced evacuation of residents in Barangay Napo due to the ongoing gun battle between government troopers and armed men believed to be members of the Abu Sayyaf Group. Frank…

P200K reward money put up for Carcar barangay dad’s killer

Rene F. Alima 08/11/2016

The local government of Carcar City is offering a P200,000 reward money to those who can give information on the whereabouts of the killer of a former barangay captain and incumbent barangay councilor of Barangay Napo, Carcar…