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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Various business groups, including some of the country’s big corporations, have pledged economic support to Sulu to help the Duterte administration bring peace and development to the province. The commitment was made during the “Negosyo Para sa Kapayapaan sa Sulu: Christmas Townhall with the President – launched recently…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Abu Sayyaf rebels killed three Army soldiers in fierce clashes in southern Philippines where security forces are battling the notorious group tied to the Islamic State, the military said Sunday. The military said 17 other soldiers were wounded in fighting that erupted on Saturday in Patikul town in…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: An Abu Sayyaf leader tagged as behind the kidnappings of two Canadians and a Norwegian in Samal Island was among those killed by Malaysian authorities in a sea battle off Sabah’s Semporna district. Army Major Filemon Tan, military spokesman, identified the slain leader as Abraham Hamid, who led…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Malaysian police forces clashed with suspected Abu Sayyaf rebels killing three of them off Semporna City in Sabah after they attacked at least two sea trawlers. The Malaysian media said police captured two more gunmen and rescued a fishing boat captain, believed to be a Filipino holding a…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Some P59 million worth of projects are set to begin in Sulu and most of the fund will go for the construction of a two-storey school building and the fencing of another school in the province. Commissioner Luningning Omar of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in the…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: The police and the military are tracking down at least 23 people, mostly Abu Sayyaf members, identified and wanted by Malaysian authorities for a string of kidnappings for ransom and attacks at sea off Sabah. Six of them, with warrants of arrest issued by the courts in the…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Masked gunmen held a group of anti-drug agents and killed two drug suspects the agents were escorting in a daring assault in Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Sur, a belated report said. Police on Wednesday confirmed the murder of Crisanto Gulang and Jeanet Acebedo, who were both arrested by…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits attacked a Japanese cargo ship in the Sulu Sea near Tawi-Tawi province, belated reports on Tuesday said. The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) reported that the bulk carrier Kumiai Shagang thwarted the November 20 attack…

AMBUSH OF CONVOY IN ZAMBOANGA SUR

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Two Philippine Army soldiers were killed while two others were wounded in a fresh ambush carried out by unidentified armed men on Monday in Zamboanga del Sur. Military officials said the assault targeted the troops belonging to the 53rd Infantry Battalion (IB). The soldiers were attacked as their…

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