Category Archives: hostages

Rescued Abu Sayyaf captives turned over to Vietnamese Embassy rep

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 Nov) —  The Western Mindanao Command on Sunday turned over to a representative of the Vietnamese Embassy three Vietnamese crew members of a Marine vessel who were abducted by the Abu Sayyaf on February 25 off Pearl Bank in Pangutaran, Sulu and rescued by government troops at around 7:45 a.m. […]

8 of 17 Marawi hostage survivors reunited with families

DAVAO  CITY (MindaNews / 13 October) —  Of the 17 hostages of the Maute Group who were rescued by government forces early morning of October 4 in Marawi City, only eight — all of them female — have been reunited with their families. “All women already reunited with their families,” Col. Romeo Brawner, Deputy Commander […]

17 Marawi hostages rescued

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 4 Oct) – The Philippine military rescued at least 17 hostages, including five female teachers of Dansalan College, after an intense firefight in Marawi City dawn on Wednesday. The rescue came after soldiers made a night attack on a row of houses in Barangay Lumbac Marinaut. Col. Romeo Brawner, deputy commander […]

COMMENTARY: Addressing challenges posed by the Abu Sayyaf Group (7): Collusion with the Abu Sayyaf

Seventh of 10 parts 26 May 2017 Whenever lengthy discussions of the Abu Sayyaf are undertaken, the matter of the possible collusion of persons in authority, whether they be military or police personnel or local government officials, with the ASG inevitably comes up.  Let us take a look at each of these in turn. Military/Police […]