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AFP apologizes for secretive operation

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Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. on Friday apologized to Sulu officials for the concealment of the details behind the release last week of the two Germans kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf in late April.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘No ransom authorized for release of 2 Germans’

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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 »

Other kidnap victims fear higher Sayyaf ransom demand

German nationals Stefan Viktor Okonek (center) and Henrike Dielen (right) rest at  a military base in Zamboanga City early Saturday hours after their release from Abu Sayyaf captivity on Friday night. AP FILE PHOTO

The repercussion of ransom being paid to a crime group that held hostage and released two German nationals recently is being felt most by the family of a businesswoman who is still in the hands of the Germans’ captors, the Al Qaida-linked Abu Sayyaf.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino: Any ransom paid wasn’t from me

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President Aquino: No government money  AP FILE PHOTO

If ransom was paid to secure freedom for German hostages Viktor Stefan Okonek, 71, and Henrite Dielen, 55, last week, no government money was spent, President Aquino assured the public on Monday.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Palace insists no ransom paid for release of Germans

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German nationals Stefan Viktor Okonek (center) and Henrike Dielen (right) rest at  a military base in Zamboanga City early Saturday hours after their release from Abu Sayyaf captivity on Friday night. AP FILE PHOTO

Malacañang insisted on Sunday that no ransom was paid to secure the release of two German hostages from the Abu Sayyaf Friday night.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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