5 soldiers killed, 23 wounded in Sulu clash with Abu Sayyaf

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Five soldiers were killed while 23 others, including an officer, were wounded when they clashed with members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in the hinterlands of…

Abu Sayyaf extortion angle eyed in Basilan blast

MANILA — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is looking into reports that a failed extortion attempt triggered the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) to carry out the botched improvised explosive…

Two suspected Abu Sayyaf members killed in Bohol firefight

DUMAGUETE CITY — The Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine Army have confirmed the deaths of the last two remaining members of the terror group Abu Sayyaf in Bohol…

Westmincom dares Sulu officials to join fight vs. Abu Sayyaf

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Local government officials in the island province of Sulu have been challenged to join the fight against the Abu Sayyaf bandits. Lt. Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr., Western…

Police officer helping ASG to be dismissed — Dela Rosa

MANILA — The police officer who was suspected of helping the fleeing Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits in Inabanga, Bohol will be dismissed from the service. This was disclosed on…

Abu Sayyaf beheads Filipino sailor on Maundy Thursday – military

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The Abu Sayyaf bandits beheaded a Filipino sailor on Maundy Thursday in Sulu province, the military confirmed on Sunday. Brig. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana Jr, commander of Joint…

DND chief calls CPP ‘delusional’ for tagging CIA in Bohol clash

MANILA — Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Sunday called the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) “delusional” in response to the group’s remarks stating that the military effort to crush…

Aging Abu Sayyaf leader plans to surrender

ZAMBOANGA CITY – A top military official disclosed that Abu Sayyaf one-armed and senior leader Radullan Sahiron plans to surrender to the government. “Radullan Sahiron is contemplating to surrender because…

11 Abu Sayyaf bandits surrender in Tawi-Tawi

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Two notorious sub-leaders of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) and nine of their followers have surrendered to the military in Tawi-Tawi, officials said. In statement released on…

4 gov’t troops, 5 Abu Sayyaf bandits killed in Bohol encounter

DUMAGUETE CITY -– At least four government troops and five alleged Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) rebels were killed in the early Tuesday encounter in Sitio Ibaya, Barangay Napo in Inabanga…

Baguio Muslims Want Peace And Harmony

BAGUIO CITY- – Muslim leader Bon Amin Torres has said that the city’s Muslim community is  working side by side with the  residents to protect the city from criminality and…

Abu Sayyaf bandits abduct public school teacher

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Government troops are tracking down the whereabouts of a public school teacher who was abducted by Abu Sayyaf bandits in the island province of Sulu, a military…

PNP, AFP: Negros Oriental safe amid US Embassy warning vs terror threat

DUMAGUETE CITY –- The Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in Negros Oriental have assured that the province, especially some of its municipalities and…