Troops kill 5 Abu Sayyaf bandits in Basilan clash

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/24 November) – Five suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf were killed as government forces overran a bandit camp following a clash in Basilan province Sunday, a military… »

Sulu clash leaves 5 soldiers, 10 bandits dead

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/15 November) – Five soldiers and 15 suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits were killed in an encounter Friday in the province of Sulu, a military official said. Capt. Ma.… »

Police: Abu Sayyaf behind Nov. 9 twin blasts in Zambo

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/15 November) – The local police blamed the Abu Sayyaf for the recent twin bomb explosions that injured a K9 handler and a bomb-sniffing dog in this city.… »

Suspected Abu Sayyaf member arrested in Zambo port

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/14 November) – Government forces have arrested Thursday a security guard suspected of being an Abu Sayyaf Group member at a wharf here, a top police official disclosed.… »

Basilan mayors ask AFP to neutralize ASG

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 6 November) – The mayors of 11 municipalities and one city of Basilan signed a manifesto Wednesday requesting the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to… »

Abducted Chinese businessman freed in Zamboanga Sibugay

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 5 November) – Basilan-based kidnappers suspected to be members of the Abu Sayyaf released early Wednesday a Chinese businessman they snatched over a month ago in… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Why so unprepared and unable to cope?

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/04 November) — The barbaric Abu Sayyaf has long been violating human rights, our national laws, and other universal laws. Yet it is only now that… »

ARMM’s Hataman to military: go after Abu

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/02 Nov) – Governor Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has recommended an all-out military offensive against the Abu Sayyaf Group that ambushed and… »

6 soldiers die in Basilan clash

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/02 November) – Six soldiers, including a junior officer, were killed Sunday in a clash with suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits in Sumisip, Basilan province, a top military official… »

Troops capture another Abu Sayyaf camp

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/01 November) – Government troops captured another suspected Abu Sayyaf camp following a firefight Saturday in Patikul, Sulu, a military official said. The camp was the fourth to… »

Kidnapped girl released by Abu captors

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 30 October) – Suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf released Wednesday the eight-year-old girl they abducted more than three months ago in Zamboanga Sibugay. Released was… »

TINGOG SA SUBA: Kidnapping

Kining pagpangdagit sa Abu dugay nang problema Ambot, kung masulbad pa kaluoy intawon sa mga biktima maglagot ka sa gidangatan nila Adunay suggestion niini nga problema kay hapit naman ang… »

2 German hostages freed after payment of ransom  

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/18 October) – Two German hostages held by the Abu Sayyaf since April were freed Friday night in Patikul, Sulu allegedly upon payment of ransom. Abu Rami, who… »

Bomb explosion rocks Basilan anew

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/17 October) – An improvised bomb planted by suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits went off early Friday in Basilan province anew, a police official said. About two hours later,… »

Troops from Northern Luzon deployed to Sulu, Zampen

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 Sept) — About a thousand soldiers from Northern Luzon were deployed Sunday to Sulu while two Army battalions from the same region were deployed to the Zamboanga… »

Abu bandits free midwife in Sulu

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/10 September) – Suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits released Tuesday a government health worker they seized last month in the province of Sulu, military officials disclosed Wednesday. Released was… »

Army captain, 2 militiamen killed in Basilan

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/01 September) – A junior Army officer and two militiamen were killed by suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits in two separate incidents Saturday in the hinterlands of Basilan province,… »

BIFF links up with ISIS, assures Mindanao Christians not to worry

SOMEWHERE IN MAGUINDANAO (MindaNews / 28 Aug) – The breakaway Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) announced today they are joining forces with the Islamic State (ISIS) militant group. But BIFF… »

10 soldiers injured in Basilan ambush

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/21 August) – Ten government soldiers were injured in an ambush Thursday staged by suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits in the province of Basilan, the military said. Capt. Franco… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Let’s have all-out law enforcement

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/20 August)–It’s been a decade and a half since Pres. Joseph Ejercito “Erap” Estrada embarked on a reckless course in Mindanao—by declaring “All-Out War” against the… »

Kidnap victim released in Sulu

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 4 August) – Suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits released Monday one of two women they seized last Sunday in the town of Patikul, Sulu, a military official… »

Sulu ambush fatalities surge to 23; Abu Sayyaf drug addicts suspected

ISABELA CITY, Basilan (MindaNews / 29 July) – Fatalities in last Monday’s ambush by the Abu Sayyaf in Sulu have risen to 23 as the police suspected that the perpetrators… »

16 killed, 13 wounded in Sulu ambush

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanews/28 July) – Gunmen believed to be Abu Sayyaf bandits staged an ambush early Monday killing 16 people and wounding 13 others in Sulu, a military official said.… »

3 Abu Sayyafs, 2 militiamen killed in Basilan clash

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/26 July) – Five people, one of them a suspected Abu Sayyaf leader, were killed while eight others were wounded in a 30-minute firefight in Basilan province, the… »

2 DSWD workers seized in Sulu freed

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/21 July) – Two workers of the Department of Social Welfare and Development kidnapped by suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits in Sulu were released over the weekend, a police… »

Abu Sayyaf bandits seize 3 DSWD workers in Sulu

ZAMBONGA CITY (MindaNews/18 July) – Gunmen suspected to be Abu Sayyaf bandits abducted Thursday three government workers in the province of Sulu, a police official said. Senior Supt. Abraham Orbita,… »

2 suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits face illegal explosive raps

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/04 July) – The Department of Justice filed criminal charges on Thursday against two suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits who were arrested recently in this city, the police reported… »

Marine troops overrun Abu Sayyaf camp

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 3 July) – Government forces captured on Monday an alleged Abu Sayyaf camp following intense fighting in the hinterlands of Patikul, Sulu, belated reports said. Brig.… »

Zambo businesswoman freed

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 25 June) – Kidnappers suspected to be Abu Sayyaf bandits released Wednesday the businesswoman they seized more than four months ago in this city following a… »

Military, police foil kidnap attempts in Zambo City

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 23 June) – Kidnapping attempts were foiled after government forces arrested four suspected Abu Sayyaf members, including a financier, in two separate raids in this city,… »

7 Marines killed in Sulu clash, military claims killing 10 Abus

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 19 June) – Seven Marines were killed while 24 others were wounded in a clash with Abu Sayyaf members in Sulu Thursday morning, the military reported.… »

Troops capture suspected Abu member in Siocon

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanews/25 May) – Joint police and military operatives captured on Thursday a suspected member of the Abu Sayyaf Group following a brief chase and shootout in Siocon, Zamboanga… »

Sayyaf bomb plot in Zambo intercepted–police

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/21 May) – Authorities intercepted a plan to bomb vital installations in this city with the recent arrest of an alleged Abu Sayyaf bomb expert here, said Senior… »

Best Easter gift freedom for all kidnap victims – gov’t peace panel chair

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/20 April) – The best Easter gift would be to see all kidnap victims in the South who were believed seized by Abu Sayyaf bandits released, Miriam Coronel-Ferrer,… »

12 dead in Basilan clashes

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/12 April) – The sporadic clashes between government forces and the Abu Sayyaf bandits in Basilan province on Friday have left 12 persons dead, including two soldiers, military… »

18 soldiers hurt in clashes with Abu in Basilan

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/11 April) – Eighteen soldiers were wounded as clashes ensued anew between government forces and Abu Sayyaf bandits early Friday in the nearby province of Basilan, military officials… »

Terror groups still hound Samal resort owners

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 April) – Resort owners from Samal City said terrorist groups like the Abu Sayyaf Group continue to threaten their beaches more than a decade after… »

Kidnapped school principal freed in Basilan

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/04 April) – Suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits freed Thursday afternoon the school official they seized Monday in Sumisip, Basilan province, an official announced Friday. Mayor Gulam Hataman of… »

Basilan school principal kidnapped

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 31 March) – Gunmen tagged as Abu Sayyaf bandits kidnapped early Monday an education official in the nearby province of Basilan, officials disclosed. Dr. Norhaya Abdurahim,… »

4 captives freed in Sulu

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/13 March) – Gunmen suspected to be Abu Sayyaf bandits have released the four people, including two students, they abducted last March 3 in Sulu, a military official… »

Suspected Abu Sayyaf members free 2 DPWH workers after three-hour captivity

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanews/23 February) – Suspected Abu Sayyaf members held hostage two government personnel in Sulu for at least three hours Saturday, Senior Supt. Abraham Orbito, Sulu police director, said.… »

Kidnapped Fil-Algerian sisters freed in Sulu

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/21 February) — After nearly eight months in captivity, Filipino-Algerian sisters Nadjoua and Linda Bansil were recovered Thursday afternoon from their Abu Sayyaf captors in Sulu through a… »

Jordanian journalist ‘escapes’ from kidnappers in Sulu

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanews/05 December) – The Jordanian journalist who was kidnapped 18 months ago by suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits escaped late Wednesday from his captors in Sulu, officials said. Baker… »

Abu Sayyaf bandits seize Sulu treasurer

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/19 November) – Suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits seized a government official late Monday in the province of Sulu, police and military officials disclosed. Kidnapped was Jesus Cabillin, 60,… »

Kidnapped trader freed in Jolo as 2 teachers seized in Basilan

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 6 Sept) – Suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits released Thursday afternoon in Jolo, Sulu a businesswoman who was kidnapped along with a relative here five months ago,… »

At least 79 groups want Senate probe on release of Abu Sayyaf bombers

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 August) – At least 79 civil society organizations have issued a statement asking the Senate for an “immediate and impartial investigation” on the alleged “suspicious release from… »

Malaysian hostage escapes in Sulu

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 6 Aug) – A Malaysian national, who was kidnapped almost nine months ago along with a companion, escaped early Tuesday from captivity in the hands of… »

Suspected Abu Sayyaf bandit killed in Basilan clash

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 14 July) – A suspected Abu Sayyaf bandit was killed Saturday in a clash preceded by an ambush of a rubber plantation cooperative delivery truck in… »

Journalist group calls for safe release of abducted filmmakers in Sulu

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/24 June)– The Peace and Conflict Journalism Network (Pecojon) has called on authorities in the Sulu archipelago to convene a crisis committee for the safe release of two… »

6 Marines killed, 9 wounded in Sulu clash

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 25 May) – Six Marines, including an officer, died while nine others were wounded in a clash with suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits Saturday morning in Sulu,… »

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