Military officials say they have verified that two missing German tourists were abducted by Abu Sayyaf militants and are being held “unharmed” by the Al-Qaeda-linked gunmen in their jungle encampments in the south.
By Julie Alipala
A Chinese national and two Germans may be the latest hostages of the Abu Sayyaf, according to reports.
By Jerome Aning
German Minister of State Maria Böhmer called on Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario on Thursday and both discussed bilateral political and economic issues ahead of the 60th anniversary later this year of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Germany and the Philippines.
Germany’s Minister of State Maria Boehmer will arrive Wednesday for a three-day official visit, her first to Asia after her appointment last December.
The devastation wrought by Super Typhoon Yolanda has drawn an outpouring of support from the German people—more than 176 million euros, or about P10.7 billion, for relief and rehabilitation efforts in the affected regions.