Abu Sayyaf hostage - updates

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Duterte and Trump on South China Sea, Trudeau at ASEAN, Arms cache in Marawi | Evening wRa

Nov 14, 2017 - 8:01 PM

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Abu Sayyaf, MILF, Pacquiao | Evening wRap

Jul 05, 2017 - 8:45 PM

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Abu Sayyaf beheads 2 Vietnamese hostages

Jul 05, 2017 - 11:11 AM

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

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

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

Kidnapped boat captain, engineer rescued in Basilan

Mar 25, 2017 - 6:47 PM

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

Pimentel, Duterte, Barangay OICs | Evening wRap

Mar 23, 2017 - 8:28 PM

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Duterte apologizes for death of German hostage: 'We failed'

Feb 28, 2017 - 6:52 PM

We really tried our best says President Rodrigo Duterte following the execution of German hostage Juergen Kantner after the ransom demand of the Abu Sayyaf Group was not met

'WE HAVE FAILED.' President Duterte apologizes for the beheading of German Juergen Kantner by the Abu Sayyaf. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

De Lima, German hostage, Trump | Midday wRap

Feb 27, 2017 - 1:00 PM

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Korean, Filipino hostages released in Sulu

Jan 14, 2017 - 12:16 PM

3rd UPDATE The two hostages a captain and crew member of a South Korean flagged cargo ship are released to Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jess Dureza

FREE. The hostages, South Korean Park Chul Hong (wearing green head cover) and Filipino Glenn Alindajao (wearing blue scarf), arrive in Davao City with Secretary Jess Dureza on January 14, 2017. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Duterte, Proxima Centauri, Britney Spears | 12PM wRap

Aug 25, 2016 - 12:20 PM

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Duterte vows to 'destroy' Abu Sayyaf after new beheading

Aug 25, 2016 - 1:16 AM

After hearing reports of the beheading of a teenage Abu Sayyaf hostage Duterte vows to be harsh against the terrorist group

'DESTROY THEM.' President Rodrigo Duterte interacts with soldiers belonged to Joint Task Force Sulu during his visit to Sulu, stomping ground of the Abu Sayyaf on August 12. Photo by Rey Baniquet/PPD

Leni Robredo, Duterte on Abu Sayyaf, Ambo | 12PM wRap

Jun 27, 2016 - 12:19 PM

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Abu Sayyaf, MMShakedrill, Manila-Clark railway | 12PM wRap

Jun 22, 2016 - 12:10 PM

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Duterte 'would be outraged' by beheading of Canadian

Jun 14, 2016 - 3:55 PM

President elect Rodrigo Duterte remains mum on the murder of Robert Hall but his spokesman Salvador Panelo says Duterte is against all forms of criminality

INCOMING PRESIDENT. President-elect Rodrigo Duterte ‘would be outraged’ by the beheading of another Canadian hostage in the Philippines, his spokesman Salvador Panelo says. File photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

Abu Sayyaf 'outsourcing' kidnap operations – police

Jun 14, 2016 - 3:00 PM

The Abu Sayyaf has reportedly hired other criminal groups and outsiders to do the intelligence gathering and heavy lifting in connection with its kidnap for ransom activities

OUTSOURCED CRIME. Police Senior Superintendent Edwin Buenaventura C. Wagan, Zamboanga del Norte Provincial Police Directcor, fields questions at a press conference in Camp Hamac, Dipolog City, on June 14, 2016.  Photo by Gualberto Laput/Rappler

Koko Pimentel, Aquino on Duterte, LeBron James | 6PM wRap

Jun 08, 2016 - 8:38 PM

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Duterte's lead, Abu Sayyaf, Indiana primary | 12PM wRap

May 04, 2016 - 12:22 PM

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Here's what Indonesia plans to do after kidnappings

Apr 28, 2016 - 5:37 PM

14 Indonesians are held hostage by the Abu Sayyaf What s Indonesia s plan to save them?

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Jokowi on terror threat, saving Indonesian hostages: It's difficult

Apr 26, 2016 - 3:46 PM

The Indonesian president reacts to the beheading of the Canadian hostage and shares plans on how to save his countrymen held captive by the Abu Sayyaf

NOT EASY. President Jokowi admits the terror threat in the region is a difficult situation. File photo by AFP

Abu Sayyaf, Llamanzares citizenship, Zika warning | 12PM wRap

Apr 26, 2016 - 12:49 PM

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Waiting to be freed: 22 foreign hostages in Sulu

Apr 26, 2016 - 10:53 AM

They include 14 Indonesians and 4 Malaysians

Head of foreigner dumped in southern Philippines – police

Apr 26, 2016 - 1:50 AM

Police sources say the head of a foreign man was thrown in a street corner in Sulu s capital of Jolo hours after a ransom deadline passed for the hostages held by the Abu Sayyaf

Abu Sayyaf demands billions for foreign hostages

Nov 04, 2015 - 2:26 PM

The captors who identify themselves as members of the Abu Sayyaf are demanding P1 billion 21 million in ransom for each of the 3 foreign hostages

HELD FOR RANSOM. The three foreigners say the Abu Sayyaf is demanding P1 billion ransom each for their release. Video screengrab from SITE Intelligence Group

Kidnap victims rescued in Basilan

Sep 15, 2015 - 1:20 PM

Members of the Abu Sayyaf Group abandon the construction workers in a remote village in Sumisip town following the hours long pursuit operations of government troops

10 construction workers held hostage in Basilan

Sep 14, 2015 - 2:10 PM

UPDATED They were in a DPWH truck in a remote village in Sumisip Basilan

Sulu vs Abu Sayyaf on beheading threat: Who will blink?

Oct 16, 2014 - 10:37 AM

Sulu officials are closely monitoring the Abu Sayyaf deadline amid a battle of resolve between the government and the notorious group

PRESSURE. The Abu Sayyaf releases this photo of one of its German hostages on Wednesday, October 15

Rappler Newscast | December 5, 2013

Dec 05, 2013 - 9:31 PM

A report says the NSA is tracking phones worldwide The Philippines wants equal access to US facilities At least 17 hostages still held by Abu Sayyaf