The Philippine Star
By Roel Pareño
Posted at 01/27/2015 11:18 AM

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Authorities identified members of a Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) lost command and an Abu Sayyaf bandit as behind the kidnapping of a Korean businessman in Zamboanga Sibugay last Saturday.

Witnesses identified Abral Abdulsalam, a brother of MILF lost command leader Waning Abdulsalam; Munib Enriques, and a member of the Abu Sayyaf bandit group as the ones who seized Nwi Seong Hong, 73, in R. T. Lim town.

Police said the same group was behind the Keep reading…

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3 charged in Zamboanga bombing

Jan. 27th, 2015 @ 11:03 AM

By Roel Pareño ( )
Updated January 27, 2015 – 3:36pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Authorities filed double murder and frustrated murder charges against three suspected accomplices of the Abu Sayyaf bomber who detonated a car bomb in Zamboanga City on Friday.

Police Superintendent Ariel Huesca, commander of the police Public Safety Company and spokesman of the City Police Office, said the case were filed Monday against Keep reading…

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Manila Standard Today | By Christine F. Herrera
Jan. 26, 2015 at 12:01am

A DARK horse from Mindanao will attempt to woo the tilt the vote-rich Mindanao even as Interior Secretary Mar Roxas II, the presumptive standard bearer of the ruling Liberal Party, is still reeling from the “fatwa” and Vice President Jejomar Binay, the one leading the presidential race surveys, considers the region an opposition bailiwick.

Controversial Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to join the presidential race and started the sorties in his mother’s hometown Butuan City, which is completely under the control of the Liberals.

Duterte announced his plans to do a Keep reading…

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Posted at 01/26/2015 6:49 PM

MANILA — Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Monday said her department will ask the Supreme Court to allow the transfer to Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig of some Abu Sayyaf bandits jailed in Zamboanga City.

De Lima said the DOJ will also ask the transfer of the trials of the cases of the jailed bandits.

De Lima revealed the plan after the group of Abu Sayyaf leader Furuji Indama tried but failed to spring out his brother from the Zamboanga City Jail last week.

The foiled attempt prompted the Keep reading…

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Posted By Mindanao Examiner
Sunday, January 25, 2015 11:47:38 PM

ZAMBOANGA CITY – President Benigno Aquino has flown to Zamboanga City on Sunday and was briefed by police and military on the security situation following a bombing that killed 2 people and left 54 others wounded.

Aquino proceeded immediately to the Edwin Andrews Air Base from the local airport. He was accompanied by Keep reading…

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