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4 released PH seamen home soon

DFA spokesman Raul Hernandez. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Four Filipinos released after two years in the hands of Somali pirates are in good condition and will return home soon, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Thursday.

Posted: May 3rd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Somali pirates free 14 Filipino seamen

mogadishu, somalia

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced on Tuesday that 14 Filipino seafarers held hostage by Somali pirates in an oil tanker have been released after 10 months of detention.

Posted: March 12th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino freed by Somali pirates to be home soon – DFA


The Filipino released by Somali pirates along with 21 other foreign sailors will be home soon as the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has started arrangements for his flight back home.

Posted: December 25th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Somali pirates free 21 Filipinos

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A Liberian-flagged Greek-owned ship and its crew of 21 Filipinos held hostage by pirates for eight months have been released following the payment of a $2.3 million (around P95 million) ransom, a Somali pirate said Friday.

Posted: October 14th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

45 Filipino seafarers still held captive by Somali Pirates

DFA spokesman Raul Hernandez. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday said that about 45 Filipino seafarers in five ships were still held captive by Somali pirates.

Posted: July 3rd, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Ma hopes longest held hostage-son freed soon


With Mother’s Day less than a week away, Aurora Gonzales is counting on being reunited by then with her seafarer-son, the longest held Filipino hostage of Somali pirates.

Posted: May 7th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Rescued from pirates


The eight Filipino seamen who were taken captive by Somali pirates were glad to be home, but sad that two of their companions did not make it.

Posted: April 14th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Pirates free 2 Filipinos


Two Filipino crew members of a Greek-owned cargo ship were released by Somali pirates last week after nearly a year in captivity, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Friday.

Posted: November 12th, 2011 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Somali pirates demand better treatment, pay for slain colleagues

Somali pirates wearing green prison uniforms sit together with South Korean security guards as hearings begin at a court in the southern port city of Busan on May 23  for the pirates seized four months ago in a commando raid on a hijacked ship in the Indian Ocean. AFP

Somali pirates holding South Korean hostages demanded on Friday that Seoul release pirate prisoners and pay for a commando raid that killed several pirates earlier this year.

Posted: July 15th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

World sea attacks rise as pirates become bolder

Pakistani Wasee Ahmed, the captain of the ship which was held captive by Somali pirates for nearly a year, reacts while hugging a family member, in Karachi, Pakistan on June 23. AP

Sea piracy worldwide surged to 266 attacks in the first half this year, up 36 percent from a year ago, as Somali pirates became bolder and raided more vessels, a global maritime watchdog said Thursday.

Posted: July 14th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »



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