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Abu Sayyaf seizes Chinese, Germans hostages

Abu Sayyaf group. AFP FILE PHOTO

A Chinese national and two Germans may be the latest hostages of the Abu Sayyaf, according to reports.

Posted: May 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Wrong guy sought for MERS-CoV testing in Zamboanga City

Passengers walk past a thermal scanner at the medical quarantine area at the arrival section of Manila's International Airport in Paranaque, south of Manila, Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

The nationwide manhunt for passengers of the Etihad Airways flight No. EY 0424 – the same flight taken by a Filipino male nurse who earlier tested positive for the potentially fatal Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) — has led authorities here to the wrong guy.

Posted: April 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Kidnapped sisters finally freed

Nadjoua Bansil (left) and sister Linda (right). AP FILE PHOTO

Their experience at being kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf would never deter them from what they believe in: Stand up for marginalized people.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Temporary basing’ of US soldiers now in 12th year

US and Philippine Marines simulate an amphibious landing as part of RP-US Amphibious Landing Exercise on a beach in San Antonio, Zambales in October 2011. AFP

The temporary deployment of US forces in Zamboanga City to help the Philippines fight terrorism is now in its 12th year. A top military official in Zamboanga City has confirmed that American soldiers remained in the city, Basilan and other parts of western Mindanao.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Taiwanese kidnapped in Malaysia freed in Sulu


Another foreigner kidnapped in Malaysia was freed in Sulu on Friday, the third person released from captivity there since March.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »