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(UPDATED) Napolcom points to the local executives' ‘failure to impose measures to suppress terroristic acts and prevent lawless violence in their territories’
The Abu Sayyaf kidnappers are holding a total of 26 hostages, including several foreigners, in Sulu and Basilan
It makes us lose sight of the true nature of the new threat of terror: that it is ubiquitous, knows no boundaries, and is not only Mindanao's cross to bear
Absner Kudarat is found in possession of firearms and explosives after he was arrested for allegedly threatening residents in a village in Silay City
Colonel Juvymax Uy of the Joint Task Force Basilan says it is only a matter of time before the Abu Sayyaf group succumbs as government forces continue to be on the offensive
The clashes happened in two barangays in Sumisip, Basilan on Saturday, May 6
(UPDATED) The rescue comes two days after the Abu Sayyaf kidnaps boat captain Aurelio Agacac and Chief Engineer Laurencio Tiro from the MV Super Shuttle Roro 9
They were taken on Thursday, March 23, the same day the Philippine Navy rescued two Malaysian hostages of the Abu Sayyaf Group in Sulu
The Presidential Adviser on Entrepreneurship says the biggest challenge of micro and small enterprises is growing their business beyond a certain scale
The flooding, caused by heavy rainfall, affects 11 barangays in Lamitan City
The driver of Mayor Durie Kalajal is reported to be in critical condition. It remains unclear what caused the explosion and whether it was part of a deliberate ambush attempt.
The military blames the Abu Sayyaf for the explosion, saying the terror group meant 'to sow fear' in the area
Witnesses say the mother and her 11-year-old daughter were gathering coconuts for dinner when an improvised explosive device went off
Their identities are being withheld as of this posting, pending notice to their families. The firefight is ongoing as of 5 pm Thursday.
Supt. Esteban Agcaoili, Isabela City's deputy police chief, and a certain PO2 Pamposa, were shot by unknown suspects riding a motorcycle
The Philippine Coast Guard is also looking into the publication of a notice to mariners on critical areas, following the abduction of crewmembers of a Vietnamese-flagged vessel off Basilan
(3rd UPDATE) The Coast Guard identifies the Vietnamese crew on board the seized foreign vessel spotted on Saturday, November 12, in the vicinity of Paseo del Mar in Zamboanga
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A Jakarta-based think tank warns of 'cross-border extremist operations,' citing the Davao City bombing in September as proof of these linkages in Southeast Asia
The life and prosperity of residents in places like Basilan are at stake in the Duterte administration's efforts to destroy the Abu Sayyaf
'We all make mistakes but General Macario performed well. The unfortunate incident did not stop him from performing his duties.'
'Alisin 'nyo yung galit, 'yung hate, kasi hate would drive you to kill,' President Rodrigo Duterte says in a speech in Basilan
This comes after days of military attacks in the province
A running gun battle is also happening in two towns in Basilan
The affected areas are Tipo Tipo proper, Silangkum, and Baguindan
The PH Army has 'Project Shoebox: Shoebox ko, Para sa Pag-aaral Mo' for school children. A UPLB sorority decides that soldiers should receive the gifts this time.
A peek at just a few of Mindanao's most stunning locations: dreamy Sitangkai, the crystal clear waters of Sulu, Basilan's beautiful beaches, and more
'Clearly, the strategy the Philippine government has adopted with regard to the ASG is not working. It is time to take more aggressive measures.'
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The clash comes barely a week after gunmen killed 19 Army soldiers in Basilan
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(UPDATED) ISIS says in a statement that it was 'able to detonate 7 trucks carrying soldiers' during the deadly 10-hour encounter in Basilan on April 9
A cum laude graduate, slain lieutenant Remigio Licena was a teacher for two years in Isabela province before joining the military
EXCLUSIVE: The gun battle that killed at least 18 soldiers in Basilan over the weekend is the handiwork of ISIS, its first major attack in the Philippines, according to Rohan Gunaratna
Nasib 10 WNI saat ini masih dalam keadaan baik walaupun terjadi penyerangan di Provinsi Basilan pada Sabtu kemarin.
(UPDATED) Up 120 Abu Sayyaf gunmen clash with soldiers following the release of a retired Italian priest held hostage by the Abu Sayyaf
Maswal Mahilul, a resident of Upper Cabengbeng, is reported injured in one explosion
'I decided to come to the Philippines when I realized that there was a limited amount of resources available online about Filipino tribes, but substantial evidence that there was much to be discovered,' writes traveler Donna Bramhall
Forbes Magazine's young game-changers under 30 include Amin Hataman, the ARMM governor's 15-year-old son who invented biodegradable bags made from coconut by-product
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Casualties are reported on both sides as a military assault on an Abu Sayyaf camp in Basilan ends
The Philippine military says clashes are ongoing in Basilan, with 15 Abu Sayyaf members reported dead
The encounter to arrest the Abu Sayyaf leader, whose alias is 'Bullet,' left 3 military personnel wounded
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