Troops occupy Tawi-Tawi island used as Sayyaf jump-off point

BONGAO, Tawi-Tawi — Government forces have occupied an island near the border with Malaysia to prevent it from being exploited as safe haven and staging point of piracy and kidnapping by…

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…