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The attack is believed to be a tactic to divert the attention of the military from its operations in nearby areas
Vietnamese Do Trung Huiqe is a crew member of MV Royal 16 that the bandits attacked in November 2016
Badong Muktadil is behind the recent sea jacking of a Vietnamese vessel of Tawi-Tawi and the February 2013 abduction of a Taiwanese national in Malaysia
Jason Pon Vailoces, Joel de Meza Adanza, and Filemon Francisco Guerero Jr were taken from their construction barracks on July 15, and threatened with beheading
Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella says the President wants more troops deployed in Marawi and other areas in Mindanao
Police say senior Abu Sayyaf leader Furuji Indama may have targeted the loggers over a dispute stemming from his rubber plantation
In this day and age, extremism (religious or otherwise) has become the new opium of the people, an addiction to the promise of paradise, and its ultimate high is the assurance of going to heaven as a reward for martyrdom
Senator Manny Pacquiao, a reserve officer of the Philippine Army, visits the headquarters of the 103rd Brigade in Marawi City
(UPDATED) Samira Gutoc-Tomawis recounts stories of violent interrogations, unburied bodies, and a Muslim woman who stripped off her clothes in an evacuation center after suffering a mental breakdown
(UPDATED) The administrator of martial law in Mindanao assures lawmakers that there is no plan to expand martial rule to Luzon and Visayas
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Ibno Moro is in Tawi-Tawi's list of most wanted, while Abdulmubin Kudalat Salamuddin is a 'bomb expert,' says the military
President Rodrigo Duterte is scheduled to visit wounded soldiers and address the troops in Camp Teodulfo Bautista in Barangay Bus-bus in Jolo Saturday afternoon
'He (the Vietnamese) was hit by a bullet. Two things may have happened: he was hit during the encounter or he may have tried to take advantage of the situation (to escape) and then his abductors shot him,' Brigadier General Cirilito Sobejana says.
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(UPDATED) In response to calls in Congress to extend martial rule in Mindanao until 2022, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says martial law is an extraordinary power of the Commander-in-Chief 'that must be resorted to only when warranted by our national security circumstances'
The two are among the 4 men kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf in December 2016 in the Celebes Sea
The Philippine President again threatens to eat members of the bandit group with 'salt and vinegar'
'They (extremists) are creating intrigues and are sowing terror. They are also thriving on the sufferings and hardships of people,' says MILF chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim
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(UPDATED) Hoang Trung Thong and Hoang Va Hai were among the crew members of a Vietnamese cargo vessel attacked by the Abu Sayyaf off Sibago Island in Basilan in November 2016
The Philippine military claims it retrieved the cadaver of a foreign fighter believed to be from Singapore
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says the terrorist leader may still be hiding in a mosque in Marawi City
The military believes these are Christians executed by the terrorists during the clashes. The fighting is now on its 37th day.
We tell the story of a family behind a homegrown terrorist group that most effectively spread the ISIS ideology in the Philippines
One of the suspects is a nurse from Jolo, Sulu, who was supposedly on his way to treat wounded Abu Sayyaf members
(2nd UPDATE) "These people are suicidal. Our assessment is that they will really fight to the end," says Brigadier General Restituto Padilla
'Balik-Islam Group in the Philippines is very peaceful, very democratic, and very tolerant and linking them with ISIS is in fact providing them an injustice,' says terror expert Rommel Banlaoi
(UPDATED) Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says, however, that these cell groups 'have been degraded to almost an insignificant number'
It’s a lot like the siege of Zamboanga City in September 2013 – but much worse
Hamsi Amajad Marani of the Abu Sayyaf Group is a bomber trained by an Indonesian Jemaah Islamiyah bomb expert, says the military
The Abu Sayyaf kidnappers are holding a total of 26 hostages, including several foreigners, in Sulu and Basilan
ISIS encourages terrorism in families experiencing frustrations, marginalization, and deprivation
(UPDATED) Solicitor General Jose Calida reveals the government knew the Maute Group had been planning to attack Marawi to establish an ISIS province in Mindanao
(UPDATED) Her two sons – Abdullah and Omar – are the known leaders of the notorious terrorist Maute Group that joined forces with the Abu Sayyaf faction of Isnilon Hapilon to seize Marawi City
Local terrorists planned to 'kill as many non-Muslims as they can so they will prove to the world that they are able to establish an Islamic state here in Asia,' says Philippine military chief Eduardo Año
The Associated Press has confirmed with the military that some of the men in the video are Abu Sayyaf senior leader Isnilon Hapilon and Abdullah Maute
AFP Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año says the President offers P10M for the arrest of Hapilon, and P5M each for Abdullah Maute and Omar Maute