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ASEAN meet to push through despite Bohol encounter — DFA

THE Department of Foreign Affairs Foreign Affairs (DFA) yesterday said that the trade meetings of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Bohol will push through starting today despite the clash between government forces and the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) last Tuesday. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The ASEAN-Hong…

‘Bato’ cites conditions for martial law lifting

PHILIPPINE National Police chief, Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. de la Rosa yesterday said that martial law in Mindanao may only be lifted once the threat posed by the ISIS-inspired Maute and Abu Sayyaf Group has been neutralized and Marawi City have been cleared of the Islamic terrorists. (adsbygoogle =…

Martial law, palpak kapag ’di napatay sina Hapilon at Maute brothers

NUBENTA porsiyento na ng kabuuang Marawi City ang kontrolado ng pulisya at militar ngayon. Kahit mga senador ay naniniwalang matatapos ang gulo sa Marawi bago mag-ikalawang linggo ng buwan ng Hunyo. Iba siyempre ang sitwasyon sa iba pang bahagi ng Mindanao kung saan ay nagkalat pa rin ang Abu Sayyaf…
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Abu Sayyaf gunman killed in Bohol clash

A MEMBER of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) was killed in an encounter with police and military troops yesterday afternoon in Bohol. The fatality was identified as Joselit Melloria alias Ali. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Reports reaching Camp Crame showed that the incident occurred at around 12:45 p.m. at…

3 CAA killed, 11 hurt in Basilan clash with ASG bandits

THREE members of Civilian Active Auxiliary (CAA) were killed while 11 others, including six soldiers, were wounded in an encounter with the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits yesterday morning in Su-misip, Basilan. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)-Western Mindanao Command (WMC) commander Lt.General Carlito G.…

Abducted boatman rescued

A BOAT captain abducted by Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) was rescued by government troops yesterday morning in the coastal town of Hadji Mohammad Ajul in Basilan. This was confirmed by Colonel Juvymax Uy, commander of Joint Task Force Basilan. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Uy identified the victim as Aurelio…

2 Abu rebs slain, 1 hurt in encounter

TWO members of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) were killed while another one was wounded in an encounter with government forces the other day in Basilan. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This was confirmed yesterday by Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)-Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) spokesperson Captain Jo-Ann Petinglay. The encounter…

Duterte’s war against terror

PRESIDENT Rody Duterte momentarily shifted his focus last week from the war on drugs to another front. This time, he had Islamist militants in his sight. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Duterte’s target consisted of combined elements of Maute Group, a relatively small band which claims association with ISIS, and…
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ASG sub-leader, 10 others give up, 29 ASG allies held

ELEVEN members of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), including their sub-leader, surrendered to authorities and turned over their firearms the other day in Basilan. Meanwhile, 29 ASG allies were arrested during military operation in Patikul, Sulu. Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)-Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) spokesperson Capt. Jo-Ann D. Petinglay identified…

Another kidnap victim beheaded?

THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is validating a report that another victim of kidnapping by the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) was beheaded in Sulu. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); AFP spokesman Brigadier General Restituto Padilla said they have received reports regarding the beheading of ASG hostage Noel Besconde…
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