Regret expressed on Tawi-Tawi’s stained image »

Regret expressed on Tawi-Tawi’s stained image

BONGAO, TAWI-TAWI, Philippines/06 February 2012—The wildlife photographer from Davao City who escaped from his abductors in Tawi-Tawi, expresses regret not just on the plight of his two foreign colleagues who remain in the hands of their captors, but on the tarnished image of Tawi-Tawi brought about by the incident. Ivan Sarenas, who still is in […]

Military airstrikes in Sulu to endanger hostages’ lives »

Military airstrikes in Sulu to endanger hostages’ lives

COTABATO CITY, Philippines/04 February 2012—The Philippine military’s bombing operations in Sulu is likely to endanger the lives of the two European hostages in Tawi-Tawi and the Australian kidnap victim whose specific location is not yet known. Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) spokesman Von Al Haq said this move by the military is likely to anger […]

‘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 […]

Two EU nationals abducted in Tawi-Tawi »

Two EU nationals abducted in Tawi-Tawi

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines/01 February 2012 by Frencie Carreon—Two Europeans  were abducted by unidentified armed men at Sitio Luuk-Luuk in the coastal village of Parangan, Panglima Sugala, in Tawi-tawi Province at about 1:50 this afternoon. Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Police based in the province’s capital, Bongao, identified the victims as Ewold Horn, 52 years […]

US troops helped nip the bud of terror in PH—Ferrer »

US troops helped nip the bud of terror in PH—Ferrer

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines/19 January 2012 by Frencie Carreon—The US military’s contribution to the development of southern Philippines is a significant one, not only from the standpoint of helping restore peace and order especially in Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi, but also from the perspective of economic development, although indirectly. This is what Lt. Gen. Raymundo Ferrer, […]

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