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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Navy seals captured six suspected Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) members, one of them a notorious hired killer wanted in Zamboanga City for a string of criminal charges, who allegedly were harassing a fishing vessel. Officials said the suspects – Omar Amping, 39; Gabby Juwa, 35; Jadi Luhadi, 21;…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: A high school student was killed and another injured after a basketball hoop collapsed and pinned the victims inside the school’s gymnasium here on Tuesday. Officials said Greyshen Kurt Balanto, 12, died instantly while Jay Mark Gutierrez, 13, was brought to a hospital. The victims were listening to…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Government forces have stepped up its operations against the communist rebel group New People’s Army (NPA) in Zamboanga Peninsula with the capture of two of its senior leaders in Pagadian City while about one hundred families fled their homes following sighting of armed men along the Iligan-Bukidnon area.…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: The military presented on Monday the five kidnapped Filipino fishing crew recovered by soldiers at a remote village in Tawi-Tawi, Sulu. Officials said the fishermen – Vergel Arquino, from Davao City; Jushua Ybanez; Emo Fausto; Junald Minalang and Spriano Sordid, all from Pagadian City in Zamboanga del Sur…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY:– Police authorities are holding 2 residents of Cebu province after being implicated in the alleged kidnapping of a son of a town mayor in Zamboanga del Norte province in southern Philippines, officials said. Officials said Jimmy Marabaol, 36, and Raydes Sabandeja, 60, were traveling in a pickup truck…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Sulu Gov. Totoh Tan renewed his call on the people and urged citizens to support government efforts in anti-terrorism campaign. Tan made the appeal following a security meeting at the Capitol in Patikul town attended by senior military officials, municipal mayors and representatives of various sectors in Sulu.…

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COTABATO CITY: A government soldier was wounded as Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) bandits attacked an Army base and a school on Friday in Maguindanao. The identity of the wounded soldier was withheld by the military, but said he is a member of the 57th Infantry Battalion which has been…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Government operations against the New People’s Army (NPA) continued in many areas in Mindanao as the communist group launched more attacks after the collapse of peace talks with the Duterte administration. While the military offensives went on, NPA rebels abducted two policemen–Police Officer (PO)2 John Paul Doberte and…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Suspected communist rebels are believed to be holding two policemen whom they had seized in southern Philippines, according to the police. They said armed members of the New People’s Army (NPA) arrived in two vans and abducted Police Officer 2 John Paul Doberte and his partner PO2 Alfredo…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: The Philippine military on Sunday handed over to Vietnam ministry officials three of its kidnapped citizens rescued by troops in Tawi-Tawi on Friday. Another kidnapped Vietnamese sailor, Nguyin Huu Trong, allegedly died in captivity from a lingering illness. The three – Buy Xuan Vien, Bui Trung Duc and…

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