Sulu kidnapping - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Sulu kidnapping


Kidnap victim 'Duterte' rescued in Sulu

Nov 02, 2018 - 10:02 AM

Continued military operations against the Abu Sayyaf in Panamao, Sulu, paved the way for the rescue of Jose Duterte on All Saints' Day

RESCUED. Kidnap victim Jose Duterte, 66, is rescued from the Abu Sayyaf on November 1, 2018.

LOOK: Duterte meets rescued cops

May 19, 2018 - 6:56 PM

Chief Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza fetches the two policewomen in Jolo and accompanies them to Davao City to meet the President

NOW FREED. President Rodrigo Duterte meets the two  policewomen who were in kidnapped in Sulu. All photos by Richard Madelo and Ace Moradante/Presidential Photo

Kidnapped policewomen in Sulu released – Albayalde

May 16, 2018 - 2:28 PM

(UPDATED) It is still unclear whether the cops were left unharmed, Albayalde says, as they haven't been debriefed regarding their experience

'RELEASED'. Police Officer 2 Benierose Alvares and Police Officer 1 Dinah Gumahad are kidnapped in Sulu. Sourced photo

Sulu kidnappers demand P5M for release of abducted policewomen

May 02, 2018 - 9:02 PM

PNP chief Albayalde says government will not yield to the demand as they see kidnapping as a 'terror activity'

KIDNAPPED. Police Officer 2 Benierose Alvares and Police Officer 1 Dinah Gumahad are kidnapped in Sulu. Sourced photo

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

ABDUCTED. German nationals Jurgen Kantner and his wife Sabine Merz (R) pose for a photograph on May 5, 2009 in Berbera. File photo by Mustafa Abdi/AFP

2 Coast Guard personnel rescued from Abu Sayyaf

Aug 20, 2015 - 9:57 AM

Gringo Villaluz and Rod Pagaling were abducted in May in Dapitan City and brought to Sulu province They are now in the custody of Task Force Sulu

SULU ISLAND COMMANDER. Colonel Allan Arrojado of the Philippine Army

School principal abducted in Basilan

Mar 31, 2014 - 6:34 PM

This is the 4th kidnapping in Mindanao since 2013 involving public school teachers

HOSTAGED. 60-year-old Benitta Enriquez Latonio was abducted by men believed to be members of Abu Sayyaf. Photo by Richard Falcatan

Freed journalist set to return to Jordan

Dec 07, 2013 - 12:21 PM

After 18 months in captivity journalist Baker Atyani is set to come back home on Sunday December 8 He says he can t really explain his emotions

Bansil kidnap: P50M ransom demanded

Jul 19, 2013 - 7:09 PM

A Rappler exclusive: Classified documents obtained and verified show the kidnappers of the Bansil sisters are asking for ransom more than double past demands by the Abu Sayyaf