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… »

Gunmen abduct Chinese national in Zamboanga Sibugay

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 12 Sept) – Suspected kidnappers seized Thursday a Chinese national in downtown Kabasalan, Zamboanga Sibugay, a military official disclosed. The incident took place a day after… »

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… »

Kidnapped mechanic freed in Sulu

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/28 August) – Suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits released late Wednesday a mechanic after holding him captive for 11 days in the mountains of Sulu. Ronald Pelegrin, 38, said… »

Kidnapped Zamboanga Sur school official freed after 7 months

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 22 Aug) – A public school official kidnapped almost seven months ago in Zamboanga del Sur was finally released by his captors late Tuesday after payment… »

Task group formed to solve Zambo trader’s abduction

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanews/20 August) – A task group has been activated to address the abduction of a businesswoman seized here Monday evening by gunmen believed to be members of a… »

Gunmen seize businesswoman in Zamboanga City

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/19 August) – Gunmen clad in camouflage uniforms seized a businesswoman here Monday evening, while her husband managed to escape from the suspects, police said. Abducted was Michelle… »

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… »

S. Kudarat kidnap-slay suspect surrenders

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 4 Aug) – A primary suspect in the kidnapping and brutal slaying of two high school students in Isulan town in Sultan Kudarat two weeks… »

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… »

Girl rescued in Zambo Sur

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 24 July) – The police, by chance, have rescued a 13-year-old girl and arrested her abductors late Tuesday in the municipality of Dumalinao, Zamboanga del Sur,… »

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,… »

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,… »

Gunmen seize teacher, husband in Lanao Norte

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/20 June) – Suspected kidnappers abducted on Wednesday a public school teacher and her husband in Pantao Ragat, Lanao del Norte, a military official disclosed. Abducted were Ashlaine… »

Covenant to protect teachers in Zambo village signed

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/03 June) – Various stakeholders signed Sunday a covenant to ensure the protection and prevent another kidnapping of teachers in an island barangay in the city. Pedro Melchor… »

Chinese businesswoman, daughter seized in Basilan

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/23 May) – Unidentified gunmen wearing camouflage uniforms and bonnet masks seized a Chinese businesswoman and her daughter in Basilan province Thursday, a police official disclosed. Supt. Albert… »

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,… »

2 alleged kidnappers killed in Zambo; arrested suspects include cop

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/14 April) – Two alleged members of a kidnap-for-ransom-group were killed while a policeman was wounded in a shootout that broke out when policemen raided a suspected safehouse… »

Zamboanga Norte police arrest kidnap suspect

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/07 April) – One of the six gunmen allegedly behind the abduction last week of a businessman’s son in Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte has been arrested by the… »

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… »

Freed kidnap victim says captors took pity on him

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/22 March) – If the police got their information right, a student of a local university was freed by his abductors because the latter heeded his plea to… »

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… »

Zambo public school teacher freed

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/12 March) – A public school teacher who was kidnapped nearly three months ago had been released by her captors in a remote barangay of this city. Dr.… »

2 suspected kidnappers nabbed in Sibugay

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/10 March) – Joint police and military forces arrested two suspected members of a kidnap-for-ransom-group in a raid over the weekend at a safe house in Zamboanga Sibugay… »

Kidnapped Basilan vice mayor freed in Pagadian City

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/07 March) – The vice mayor of a town in Basilan who was abducted Tuesday was released Wednesday in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur. Chief Insp. Ariel Huesca,… »

Sulu teacher abducted, released a day after

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/07 March) – A public school teacher was released some 16 hours after he was abducted by gunmen in the province of Sulu, a police official disclosed Thursday.… »

Basilan vice mayor seized in Zambo

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/05 March) – Unidentified persons abducted Tuesday a town vice mayor in Basilan province at a shopping mall in this city. Arsina Nanoh, 20, is the vice mayor… »

Gunmen seize 4 in Jolo

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 4 March) – Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers seized on Monday four people, including three students, in Jolo, Sulu, a police official disclosed. Senior Supt. Abraham… »

Abducted engineering student escapes

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/1 March) – An engineering student escaped from his captors on Friday afternoon, barely a day after he was seized in Pagadian City, a police official said Saturday.… »

Gunmen seize eng’g student in Pagadian City

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/28 February) – Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers seized an engineering student late Thursday in Pagadian City, a police official said. Chief Insp. Ariel Huesca, Police Regional Office-9… »

Businesswoman seized in Zamboanga City

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/20 February) – Six gunmen seized a businesswoman late Wednesday in this city, the police reported. Chief Insp. Ariel Huesca, Police Regional Offie-9 information officer, identified the victim… »

Kidnap charges filed vs 60-yr-old woman for taking 2-yr-old girl from mall

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 Feb) – The Sta. Ana police precinct here has filed a complaint of kidnapping against a 60-year-old woman after she returned a two-year-old child to… »

Kidnappers free young girl in Zambo Sibugay

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/13 February) – Combined police and military forces have safely recovered a five-year-old girl who was freed Tuesday by suspected kidnappers in a secluded place of Payao, Zamboanga… »

Gunmen seize school official; 10 kidnap suspects fall

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/28 January) – A public school official was abducted at gunpoint late Monday by eight suspected kidnappers in Kumalarang, Zamboanga del Sur, the police reported Tuesday. Chief Insp.… »

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… »

2 kidnapped construction workers rescued in Sulu

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/30 November) – Two construction workers kidnapped over two months ago were rescued Friday in Sulu province, a police official announced Saturday. Senior Supt. Abraham Orbito, Sulu police… »

Son of Zambo Sur businessman seized

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/28 November) – The son of a prominent Zamboanga del Sur businessman who was reported missing turned out to have been kidnapped, a police official said Thursday. Chief… »

Suspected MNLF member tagged in Midsayap kidnap

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/16 September) — Police authorities tagged on Monday an alleged member of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) as behind the foiled abduction of a 73-year-old businesswoman… »

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,… »

Kidnapped university clerk freed in Jolo

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 31 July) – The kidnappers who abducted a university clerk in this city over a month ago released their victim in Jolo before dawn today, the… »

Suspected kidnapper falls in Zamboanga Sibugay

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/03 July) – Authorities arrested Wednesday morning a suspected kidnap-for-ransom group member in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, an official said. Chief Insp. Ariel Huesca, Police Regional Office-9… »

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… »

4 suspected kidnappers fall in Zambo

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/28 May) – Police and military intelligence operatives arrested four suspected kidnappers inside a shopping mall in the city on Monday, a police official said Tuesday. Senior Supt.… »

Gunmen seize Zambo trader

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/12 January) – Five unidentified gunmen seized Friday night a businessman in this city, a police official said. Senior Supt. Edwin de Ocampo, acting city police director, identified… »

Cops foil kidnap try in Surigao; gang ‘leader’ killed, 5 others nabbed

SURIGAO CITY(MindaNews/16 November) – Policemen killed the alleged leader of a notorious criminal group and arrested five other suspects, two of them former Philippine Army members, who were reportedly on… »

Sema denies allegations he’s behind trader’s abduction

KIDAPAWAN CITY  (MindaNews/05 February) – Cotabato City Vice Mayor Muslimin Sema has denied allegations he was behind the January 8 kidnapping of a Filipino-Chinese trader there. The victim, 54-year-old Adin… »

2 kidnap victims freed in Lanao

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/19 January) – Two business partners who were kidnapped Saturday in Baloi, Lanao del Norte have been freed in separate places in Mindanao, a top police official disclosed… »

7 kidnappers nabbed in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/11 Jan) – Police operatives arrested at least seven suspected members of an alleged kidnap-for-ransom gang while they were reportedly plotting a kidnapping operation here Monday afternoon.… »

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