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ZAMBOANGA CITY: The Philippine Army has urged communist insurgents to peacefully surrender and take advantage of the government’s amnesty offer and livelihood package for them to start a new life with their family. President Rodrigo Duterte, in his recent public speeches, even offered New People’s Army (NPA) rebels their own…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Police and military authorities launched a manhunt for Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits who seized a municipal councilor of Jolo in a daring abduction in Indanan town on Wednesday. Police said Ezzeddin Soud Tan was kidnapped in the village of Timbangan in the neighboring town of Indanan. Tan…

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A TWIN bomb explosion wounded four – a policeman, a soldier and two village officials – on Wednesday near a Philippine Army training camp in Datu Odin Sinsuat (DOS), Maguindanao. Chief Insp. Achmad Alibonga, DOS police chief, identified the wounded village official as Datu Pendatun Sinsuat, chairman of Barangay Semba.…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Security forces captured two Abu Sayyaf militants who were sent to bomb civilian targets in Zamboanga City in southern Philippines, officials said on Sunday. The duo — Omar Askali and Mukaram Sapie — were captured in separate operations on Saturday in Zamboanga City. Askali was tracked down by…

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Representatives of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) thanked Sulu Gov. Totoh Tan on Wednesday for providing them with a satellite office in a newly built two-story government building, including furniture and fixtures and equipment essential for their operation. With the new office building, Tan said, people seeking clearance for…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Police killed an allegedly notorious suspect with a string of murder and frustrated-murder cases to his name during a clash in Naga town of Zamboanga Sibugay on Tuesday. Chief Insp. Helen Galvez, regional police spokesman, said Moner Jikiri Timbol, 44, a member of Abdusalan band of the Abu…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Security forces killed two suspected communist rebels in a clash in Sibuco, Zamboanga del Norte on Sunday. Police said the weekend fighting broke out in the remote village of Panganuran, where military troops also recovered assorted rifle ammunition, camouflage uniforms and anti-government propaganda materials. Soldiers and military officers…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Security forces fighting local Islamic State (IS) militants in war-ravaged Marawi City continue to advance to the main battle area and troops go on house-to-house searches scouring for booby traps and improvised explosives that have already killed scores of soldiers. Security officials said militants have planted explosives in…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY – Security forces fighting local IS militants in the war-ravaged city of Marawi in the southern Philippines continued to advance in the main battle area and troops searched house-to-house, scouring for booby traps and improvised explosives that had killed scores of soldiers. Security officials said militants have planted…

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