By Jim Gomez
Abu Sayyaf gunmen have freed two Filipino members of a Jordanian TV journalist’s crew believed to have been kidnapped by the al-Qaida-linked militants in June last year as they set out to interview the extremists in their jungle lairs in the southern Philippines, police said Sunday.
By Julie Alipala
There are reports that Jordanian journalist Baker Abdulla Atyani was finally allowed to leave the Abu Sayyaf camp on Thursday but he decided to stay when the Islamist extremists would not release his two Filipino cameramen, a civil society organization leader said Friday.
By Norman Bordadora
MANILA, Philippines — Take your quotes and sound bytes on the abduction of Jordanian journalist Baker Abdulla Atyani and his two Filipino crew from Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, not from any one else. This was what Edwin Lacierda, President Benigno Aquino III’s spokesperson, said when sought for updates on the Atyani abduction case. Lacierda stressed [...]
By Julie S. Alipala
Police and military authorities in Western Mindanao insisted Saturday that Jordanian TV journalist Baker Abdulla Atyani and his Filipino crew have not been kidnapped.
An official of the Moro National Liberation Front in Sulu decried Thursday a claim by the local police that a senior MNLF leader as among the people allegedly holding Jordanian TV journalist Baker Abdulla Atyani and his Filipino crew.