Another Army team misses Abu targets after agents’ killing

Jeannette I. Andrade, Julie S. Alipala 07/03/2020

An Army unit awaiting a signal to swoop down on an Abu Sayyaf bomb maker and two suspected female bombers instead received word that four of their comrades had been gunned down in Jolo, Sulu, a military…

From clashes to classes: Former Abu Sayyaf bandits earn diplomas

07/13/2019

Isabela City, Basilan—Beaming in a white toga and academic cap, Ibrahim Malat Fernandez, 40, proudly marched to the stage of Basilan State College here. His immediate family members and relatives were there to applaud his life-changing feat.…

2 Abu Sayyaf killed in Sulu clash

Inquirer.net 03/20/2019

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – A sub-leader of the Abu Sayyaf Group and an unidentified man were killed in an encounter on Tuesday afternoon in Barangay Upper Binuang, Talipao town, in Sulu. Brigadier General Divino Rey Pabayo, commander…

Duterte orders AFP to crush Abu Sayyaf by ‘whatever means’

Inquirer.net 01/29/2019

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has directed the military to annihilate the Abu Sayyaf Group “by whatever means” following the twin bombings at a church in Jolo, Sulu on Sunday that left at least 20 people…

2 Abu Sayyaf killed, 2 wounded in Sulu clash

Inquirer.net 10/30/2018

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Two suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group were killed in an encounter on Tuesday morning in Sulu, while two others were reportedly wounded. Colonel Gerry Besana, public affairs officer of the Western Mindanao…

PNP, AFP looking for suspected Abu Sayyaf’s local contacts

Nestle L. Semilla 08/17/2018

The police and the military are now conducting an investigation into the background of the suspected Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) member Oger Roma Pelonio, to find out if he has local contacts The Intelligence Service of the…

Abu Sayyaf ‘member’ nabbed with firearms

Delta Dyrecka Letigio USJ-R Journalism Intern 08/16/2018

TWO days after the release of the travel advisory from the United Kingdom (UK) for the southern part of Cebu, a suspected Abu Sayyaf was arrested in Barangay Ocaña, Carcar City early dawn yesterday. The suspect was…

Alleged member of Abu Sayyaf denies charges against him

Ador Vincent Mayol, Benjie B. Talisic, Delta Dyrecka Letigio, Gerard Vincent Francisco 08/16/2018

Sixty-nine-year-old Oger Roma Pelonio, the suspected Abu Sayyaf member arrested on Thursday morning (August 16) in Barangay Ocaña, Carcar City Cebu, denied the accusations against him. Pelonio said he is not a terrorist or a Muslim, as…

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…

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