Home » Abduction You are browsing entries tagged with “Abduction”

‘No ransom authorized for release of 2 Germans’


President Aquino on Wednesday said he had not authorized the payment of ransom to secure the release of two Germans kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf as he evaded further questions on the issue.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Rescue’ operations OKd to save Germans

German hostages Viktor Stefan Okonek and Henrite Dieter

The local crisis management committee handling the negotiations for the release of two German captives on Thursday gave the go-signal for an all-out “law enforcement operation” against the Abu Sayyaf extremists in Sulu who are holding the hostages.

Posted: October 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

German doc made to sit inside grave Abu Sayyaf dug

This photo provided by the Abu Sayyaf
shows German scientist Viktor Stefan Okonek, 71, with an assault
rifle pointed at his head at the terrorist group’s hideout somewhere
in Sulu province.

Viktor Stefan Okonek, a 71-year-old German doctor being held hostage by Abu Sayyaf terrorists, on Wednesday said he had been sitting in a “deep hole” with 10 other men since Tuesday.

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Embassy alarmed by rising number of Korean fatal victims of crime in PH

South Korean tourists enjoy horse-back riding in Baguio City’s Wright Park on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2012. South Korea remained the Philippines’ largest source of tourists in 2013 while the number of tourists coming from China went down by 70 percent, immigration authorities said.  PHOTO BY RICK ALBERTO

The Korean Embassy in Manila has expressed alarm over the rising number of deaths of its nationals who had become victims of crimes here and said that if this trend continued, Korean would be discouraged from coming to the Philippines.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA confirms Filipina nurse abducted, raped in Libya


The Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed that a female Filipino nurse in Tripoli, Libya was abducted, raped, and then released Wednesday.

Posted: July 31st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »