‘Guide’ escapes from abductors in Tawi kidnap stint »

‘Guide’ escapes from abductors in Tawi kidnap stint

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines/02 February 2012 by Frencie Carreon–Ivan Salinas, the wildlife photographer from Davao City who acted as tour guide to the two abducted European nationals escaped about three hours ago, Languyan police said. Languyan police confirmed reports of Salinas having escaped from the hands of his abductors, who were more intent to hold captive […]

PNRC commits to help secure in the release of other hostages »

PNRC commits to help secure in the release of other hostages

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines / Roland Ramos-–The Philippine National Red Cross has agreed to help secure the release of other hostages outside of Sulu. “We agreed to help other hostages,” referring to those who are still in the hands of its captors aside from our two remaining colleagues in the island of Sulu, said PNRC Chairman […]

DILG chief: Hostaged ICRC personnel alive and well »

DILG chief: Hostaged ICRC personnel alive and well

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines/ BP Garcia–Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Ronaldo Puno announced that all of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) personnel held captives by the Abu Sayyaf bandits are alive and well. This was the announcement of Puno in a press conference upon his arrival Wednesday afternoon in this […]

Trillium: Sibugay teachers not in Basilan province »

Trillium: Sibugay teachers not in Basilan province

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines/ BP Garcia–-A top military official who is in charge of the rescue operations for the kidnap victims in Basilan province said there is no confirmation that the teachers from Zamboanga Sibugay are already in Basilan. Newly-promoted Rear Admiral Alexander Pama, chief of the Naval Forces Western Mindanao (NavForWesMin), explained Tuesday there is […]

Rescuing soldiers clash with Basilan rebels »

Rescuing soldiers clash with Basilan rebels

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines/ BP Garcia–A soldier died while two others were wounded when the government forces searched one of the nine hostages held captives in Basilan clashed with a group of rebels, a military official disclosed Monday. 1Lt. Steffani Cacho, Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) information officer, said the clash took place around 6:30 a.m. Monday […]

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