(UPDATED) Of the 14 prisoners who escaped, 3 were killed and one injured during pursuit operations
'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.
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
The two are among the 4 men kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf in December 2016 in the Celebes Sea
(UPDATED) Napolcom points to the local executives' ‘failure to impose measures to suppress terroristic acts and prevent lawless violence in their territories’
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
The Abu Sayyaf kidnappers are holding a total of 26 hostages, including several foreigners, in Sulu and Basilan
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.
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
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
'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.'
The mission of the Balangay team is both symbolic and purposeful – rekindle a passion for the seas and our maritime heritage
Philippine National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr welcomes joint exercises with China in the Sulu Sea, saying it can help deter threats like kidnapping
(UPDATED) 'Kapareho nilang Tausug pero ginawa pa rin nila 'yung karumaldumal na pagpugot,' says Brigadier General Cirilito Sobejana
If Sahiron does surrender, the military says he could influence more Abu Sayyaf leaders and members to follow suit
We should expect local terrorists to bring the war outside Sulu, to ease military pressure on them on the troubled province
(UPDATED) The military says the victim, Noel Besconde, was reportedly 'very sick' and 'apparently delay[ed] the movement' of the local terrorist group
In the last 9 months, the military has been acting like the adult in its complex relationship with the commander-in-chief
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The Armed Forces chief says the local terrorist group was forced to release the hostages after a series of clashes with the military
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 military recognizes that a purely military solution is not enough to address the decades-long problem
Sulu, the troubled island in Mindanao, is witness to the heroism of Filipino soldiers
(UPDATED) The cadaver of Juergen Kantner is discovered by troops under Joint Task Force Sulu in Indanan town
The troops reportedly encounter the group of Abu Sayyaf top leader Radullan Sahiron
'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
(UPDATED) The Philippine military confirms the beheading of Juergen Kantner, the 3rd foreigner to be beheaded in the last 10 months
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
(UPDATED) The Abu Sayyaf Group is reportedly asking for P30 million in ransom, based on a video
Phivolcs says there is no damage from the tremor, but there are aftershocks
The travel advisory replaces the warning issued in April 2016 against southern Philippines due to continued terrorist and insurgent threats
Members of the military's Joint Task Force Sulu and the Naval Task Group Sulu have been deployed to conduct search and rescue operations
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
Watch the Negosyo para sa Kapayapaan sa Sulu, Christmas Townhall with the President
The military says the captives were released because of its 'sustained manhunt operations' that pressured the terrorists to 'immediately negotiate.'
The Armed Forces of the Philippines brings 50 youth leaders from Sulu to Malaysia to teach them about living in a multi-cultural society
The Commission on Audit says putting the names and faces of politicians on government signboards is against the law
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
Sulu commanders thank the government and the San Miguel Foundation for the renovations
The order covers Sulu's political kingpin, Sakur Tan, who's no longer in office but will have to pay a fine
AFP chief General Ricardo Visaya vows to crush the kidnap-for-ransom group before he retires in December 2016
The incident happens in the house of the victim, Major Nurhusin Hadjaruddin, commander of the 52nd Engineer Brigade in Sulu
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.
(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.
(UPDATED) The hostages, released by the Abu Sayyaf group two days apart, are finally homebound after their ordeal