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More dangerous union: Abu Sayyaf Sulu and ISIS East Asia finally align

Jul 17, 2017 - 8:13 PM

Why is this significant?

More dangerous union: Abu Sayyaf Sulu and ISIS East Asia finally align

Prisoners escape from Jolo detention cell

Jul 16, 2017 - 9:49 AM

(UPDATED) Of the 14 prisoners who escaped, 3 were killed and one injured during pursuit operations

Prisoners escape from Jolo detention cell

Vietnamese hostage killed in Philippine clash

Jul 13, 2017 - 8:46 PM

'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.

Vietnamese hostage killed in Philippine clash

Bongbong vs Leni: 2016 'election fingerprints' in possible recount areas

Jul 11, 2017 - 7:01 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Election results in these provinces may be up for recount, if the Presidential Electoral Tribunal grants the petitions of Marcos and Robredo in their respective protests

Bongbong vs Leni: 2016 'election fingerprints' in possible recount areas

2 kidnapped boat crewmen recovered in Sulu

Jul 08, 2017 - 11:27 PM

The two are among the 4 men kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf in December 2016 in the Celebes Sea

2 kidnapped boat crewmen recovered in Sulu

7 governors, 132 mayors in Mindanao lose power over police

Jul 05, 2017 - 7:30 AM

(UPDATED) Napolcom points to the local executives' ‘failure to impose measures to suppress terroristic acts and prevent lawless violence in their territories’

7 governors, 132 mayors in Mindanao lose power over police

PH, U.S. navies complete patrol in Sulu Sea

Jul 01, 2017 - 2:17 PM

The joint patrol is upon the invitation of the Philippine government, and comes amid the clashes between government troops and local terrorists in Marawi City

PH, U.S. navies complete patrol in Sulu Sea

Wounded Vietnamese hostage rescued in Basilan

Jun 17, 2017 - 2:48 PM

The Abu Sayyaf kidnappers are holding a total of 26 hostages, including several foreigners, in Sulu and Basilan

Wounded Vietnamese hostage rescued in Basilan

Ex-Sulu vice gov Tan, sons face charges over SALNs, wealth probe

Jun 08, 2017 - 10:15 PM

Former Sulu vice governor Abdusakur Tan and his son, Maimbung Mayor Samier Tan, will be charged for failure to file SALNs. Another son, Sulu Governor Abdusakur Tan II, is under investigation for possible ill-gotten wealth.

Ex-Sulu vice gov Tan, sons face charges over SALNs, wealth probe

Experts, ministers: Marawi proves ISIS a threat to Southeast Asia

Jun 03, 2017 - 4:31 PM

Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein says this terror threat targeting the Asia-Pacific is the top security threat in the region today – even more than North Korea

Experts, ministers: Marawi proves ISIS a threat to Southeast Asia

#AnimatED: Why Duterte's martial law terrorizes us

May 29, 2017 - 9:00 AM

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

#AnimatED: Why Duterte's martial law terrorizes us

Lesson from '70s Jolo: War and martial law won't solve the problem

May 28, 2017 - 9:30 AM

'Our classes were interrupted by bomb explosions and gunfight.... Lives have been lost, but war and the declaration of martial law will never solve the problem. Not in a hundred years.'

Lesson from '70s Jolo: War and martial law won't solve the problem

WATCH: Balangay team sails from Sulu to China to retrace maritime heritage

May 12, 2017 - 12:04 PM

The mission of the Balangay team is both symbolic and purposeful – rekindle a passion for the seas and our maritime heritage

WATCH: Balangay team sails from Sulu to China to retrace maritime heritage

Lopez, Human Rights Watch | Evening wRap

May 04, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Watch the evening newscast with David Lozada

Lopez, Human Rights Watch | Evening wRap

PH officials studying military drills with China

May 04, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Philippine National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr welcomes joint exercises with China in the Sulu Sea, saying it can help deter threats like kidnapping

PH officials studying military drills with China

Abu Sayyaf beheads soldier in Sulu

Apr 23, 2017 - 7:10 PM

(UPDATED) 'Kapareho nilang Tausug pero ginawa pa rin nila 'yung karumaldumal na pagpugot,' says Brigadier General Cirilito Sobejana

Abu Sayyaf beheads soldier in Sulu

Abu Sayyaf top man Sahiron sends surrender feelers – military

Apr 18, 2017 - 2:00 PM

If Sahiron does surrender, the military says he could influence more Abu Sayyaf leaders and members to follow suit

Abu Sayyaf top man Sahiron sends surrender feelers – military

#AnimatED: Terror in our midst

Apr 17, 2017 - 9:00 AM

We should expect local terrorists to bring the war outside Sulu, to ease military pressure on them on the troubled province

#AnimatED: Terror in our midst

Abu Sayyaf beheads Filipino hostage on Holy Thursday

Apr 16, 2017 - 4:40 PM

(UPDATED) The military says the victim, Noel Besconde, was reportedly 'very sick' and 'apparently delay[ed] the movement' of the local terrorist group

Abu Sayyaf beheads Filipino hostage on Holy Thursday

Where does the military stand with Duterte?

Apr 15, 2017 - 11:00 AM

In the last 9 months, the military has been acting like the adult in its complex relationship with the commander-in-chief

Where does the military stand with Duterte?

Barangay elections, New York Times, Abu Sayyaf | Evening wRap

Mar 27, 2017 - 9:24 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Ana Arceo

Barangay elections, New York Times, Abu Sayyaf | Evening wRap

Abu Sayyaf releases 3 remaining Malaysian hostages

Mar 27, 2017 - 3:33 PM

The Armed Forces chief says the local terrorist group was forced to release the hostages after a series of clashes with the military

Abu Sayyaf releases 3 remaining Malaysian hostages

Pimentel, Duterte, Barangay OICs | Evening wRap

Mar 23, 2017 - 8:28 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Margie de Leon

Pimentel, Duterte, Barangay OICs | Evening wRap

2 Filipino crewmen taken off Basilan

Mar 23, 2017 - 8:13 PM

They were taken on Thursday, March 23, the same day the Philippine Navy rescued two Malaysian hostages of the Abu Sayyaf Group in Sulu

2 Filipino crewmen taken off Basilan

How Duterte's adviser Joey Concepcion is helping micro, small enterprises

Mar 19, 2017 - 11:05 PM

The Presidential Adviser on Entrepreneurship says the biggest challenge of micro and small enterprises is growing their business beyond a certain scale

How Duterte's adviser Joey Concepcion is helping micro, small enterprises

WATCH: How to solve a problem like the Abu Sayyaf?

Mar 08, 2017 - 6:49 PM

The military recognizes that a purely military solution is not enough to address the decades-long problem

WATCH: How to solve a problem like the Abu Sayyaf?

5 operations vs Abu Sayyaf that won medals for soldiers

Mar 08, 2017 - 2:35 PM

Sulu, the troubled island in Mindanao, is witness to the heroism of Filipino soldiers

5 operations vs Abu Sayyaf that won medals for soldiers

Body of beheaded German hostage found – military

Mar 04, 2017 - 11:39 PM

(UPDATED) The cadaver of Juergen Kantner is discovered by troops under Joint Task Force Sulu in Indanan town

Body of beheaded German hostage found – military

14 soldiers wounded in clashes with Abu Sayyaf

Mar 03, 2017 - 3:54 PM

The troops reportedly encounter the group of Abu Sayyaf top leader Radullan Sahiron

14 soldiers wounded in clashes with Abu Sayyaf

DFA condemns beheading of Abu Sayyaf's German hostage

Feb 28, 2017 - 11:01 AM

'We stand in solidarity with Germany as it grieves for the tragic loss of one of its sons to a senseless act of violence,' the Department of Foreign Affairs says

DFA condemns beheading of Abu Sayyaf's German hostage

Abu Sayyaf beheads German hostage

Feb 27, 2017 - 6:30 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippine military confirms the beheading of Juergen Kantner, the 3rd foreigner to be beheaded in the last 10 months

Abu Sayyaf beheads German hostage

Rescue of Abu Sayyaf hostages continues amid beheading reports

Feb 26, 2017 - 10:30 PM

Chief presidential peace adviser Secretary Jesus Dureza receives a report that the local terrorist group has beheaded its German hostage, but he says this is still unverified information

Rescue of Abu Sayyaf hostages continues amid beheading reports

Abu Sayyaf threatens to kill German hostage

Feb 14, 2017 - 5:56 PM

(UPDATED) The Abu Sayyaf Group is reportedly asking for P30 million in ransom, based on a video

Abu Sayyaf threatens to kill German hostage

Magnitude 7.2 quake strikes off Sulu

Jan 10, 2017 - 4:05 PM

Phivolcs says there is no damage from the tremor, but there are aftershocks

Magnitude 7.2 quake strikes off Sulu

U.S. renews Mindanao travel warning

Dec 21, 2016 - 10:16 AM

The travel advisory replaces the warning issued in April 2016 against southern Philippines due to continued terrorist and insurgent threats

U.S. renews Mindanao travel warning

4 fishing boat crew kidnapped off Sulu – military

Dec 21, 2016 - 9:51 AM

Members of the military's Joint Task Force Sulu and the Naval Task Group Sulu have been deployed to conduct search and rescue operations

4 fishing boat crew kidnapped off Sulu – military

Top businessmen pledge support for Sulu's economic revival

Dec 20, 2016 - 1:40 PM

Tycoons like Manny V. Pangilinan, Ramon Ang, and Lucio Tan declare their support for the Duterte administration's bid to unleash the economic potential of violence-stricken Sulu

Top businessmen pledge support for Sulu's economic revival

LIVE: Negosyo para sa Kapayapaan sa Sulu, Christmas Townhall with the President

Dec 19, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Watch the Negosyo para sa Kapayapaan sa Sulu, Christmas Townhall with the President

LIVE: Negosyo para sa Kapayapaan sa Sulu, Christmas Townhall with the President

Abu Sayyaf releases 2 more Indonesian captives

Dec 12, 2016 - 6:17 PM

The military says the captives were released because of its 'sustained manhunt operations' that pressured the terrorists to 'immediately negotiate.'

Abu Sayyaf releases 2 more Indonesian captives

Sulu youth leaders learn about diversity, unity in Malaysia trip

Dec 04, 2016 - 10:00 AM

The Armed Forces of the Philippines brings 50 youth leaders from Sulu to Malaysia to teach them about living in a multi-cultural society

Sulu youth leaders learn about diversity, unity in Malaysia trip

Sulu officials' 'epal' signs on gov't projects draw COA's ire

Nov 27, 2016 - 4:59 PM

The Commission on Audit says putting the names and faces of politicians on government signboards is against the law

Sulu officials' 'epal' signs on gov't projects draw COA's ire

Duterte visits wounded soldiers in Sulu on Halloween

Nov 01, 2016 - 1:25 PM

The visit was arranged that day so President Rodrigo Duterte could 'give moral support' to the troopers right away, says Special Assistant to the President Bong Go

Duterte visits wounded soldiers in Sulu on Halloween

Military hospital in Sulu gets Duterte's promised upgrade

Oct 31, 2016 - 1:11 PM

Sulu commanders thank the government and the San Miguel Foundation for the renovations

Military hospital in Sulu gets Duterte's promised upgrade

Ombudsman suspends Sulu Governor Tan, father and brother

Oct 25, 2016 - 6:30 PM

The order covers Sulu's political kingpin, Sakur Tan, who's no longer in office but will have to pay a fine

Ombudsman suspends Sulu Governor Tan, father and brother

AFP report: 94 Abu Sayyaf 'neutralized,' 14 hostages freed

Oct 17, 2016 - 11:22 AM

AFP chief General Ricardo Visaya vows to crush the kidnap-for-ransom group before he retires in December 2016

AFP report: 94 Abu Sayyaf 'neutralized,' 14 hostages freed

Soldier fatally shoots officer in Jolo

Sep 23, 2016 - 9:35 PM

The incident happens in the house of the victim, Major Nurhusin Hadjaruddin, commander of the 52nd Engineer Brigade in Sulu

Soldier fatally shoots officer in Jolo

Another Indonesian hostage released by the Abu Sayyaf

Sep 22, 2016 - 6:47 PM

Speaking to interpreters, he asked for food and relayed how government troops nearly rescued him 3 times as they engaged the ASG in fierce gun battles.

Another Indonesian hostage released by the Abu Sayyaf

Duterte vs drugs, Abu Sayyaf hostages, US attacks | 12PM wRap

Sep 19, 2016 - 1:51 PM

Watch the 12PM wRap!

Duterte vs drugs, Abu Sayyaf hostages, US attacks | 12PM wRap

Freed Norwegian hostage: 'Lucky to be alive'

Sep 18, 2016 - 7:38 PM

(UPDATED) Freed Norwegian hostage Kjartan Sekkingstad thanks President Rodrigo Duterte after his release. The Norwegian government maintains it did not pay ransom to the Abu Sayyaf.

Freed Norwegian hostage: 'Lucky to be alive'

Freed Norwegian, Indonesian hostages headed home

Sep 18, 2016 - 2:04 PM

(UPDATED) The hostages, released by the Abu Sayyaf group two days apart, are finally homebound after their ordeal

Freed Norwegian, Indonesian hostages headed home