President Duterte rejects Misuari’s request to bring security escorts in Davao City

October 5, 2016 by · Comments Off on President Duterte rejects Misuari’s request to bring security escorts in Davao City 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Oct. 4 (PNA) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said fugitive Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) leader Nur Misuari agreed to talk to him in Davao City but with his own security escorts.

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GPH peace panel expresses sympathy to families of the 18 fallen troops

April 14, 2016 by · Comments Off on GPH peace panel expresses sympathy to families of the 18 fallen troops 

By Feline Mikee Z. Cervantes

MANILA, April 13 (PNA) — The peace panel of the Philippine Government (GPH) has expressed sympathy to the families of the 18 soldiers who perished during a bloody encounter against Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) militants in Basilan.

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Gordon asks conflict protagonists to respect Red Cross symbol

December 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on Gordon asks conflict protagonists to respect Red Cross symbol 

DAGUPAN CITY, Nov. 30 — Former Senator Richard Gordon has admitted threats on Red Cross personnel as they do their jobs of giving humanitarian help to people who are in need in areas of conflict.

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(Update)ASG behind Zambo bomb explosion; 2 killed 52 wounded

January 25, 2015 by · Comments Off on (Update)ASG behind Zambo bomb explosion; 2 killed 52 wounded 

By Teofilo P.Garcia Jr.

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Jan. 24 (PNA) — Authorities have tagged the Abu Sayyaf brigands as thode responsible in the powerful bomb explosion Friday that killed two people and injured 52 others in this city.

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Military armored vehicle hits landmine in Basilan; troops unhurt

January 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Military armored vehicle hits landmine in Basilan; troops unhurt 

By Teofilo P. Garcia, Jr.

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Jan. 22 (PNA) — Government forces escaped unscathed Thursday an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion perpetrated by suspected Abu Sayyaf brigands in Basilan province, an official disclosed.

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Cayetano urges MILF to help gov’t fight terrorism in Mindanao

January 8, 2015 by · Comments Off on Cayetano urges MILF to help gov’t fight terrorism in Mindanao 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Jan. 7 (PNA) – Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano urged the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on Wednesday to prove their sincerity to achieve lasting peace in Mindanao by helping the government fight terrorism in the region.

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Feature: Army helps secure transport of captured crocodile in Sulu to Zamboanga City

December 15, 2014 by · Comments Off on Feature: Army helps secure transport of captured crocodile in Sulu to Zamboanga City 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, Dec. 14 (PNA) -– Although government forces have their hands full chasing remnants of the terrorists Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in the jungles of Sulu, soldiers are also engaged in civic action work, the latest of which was securing the safe transport of a captured seven-foot long salt crocodile to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) regional office in Zamboanga City.

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Despite ASG threat, Basilan road project must be completed, says DPWH

November 12, 2014 by · Comments Off on Despite ASG threat, Basilan road project must be completed, says DPWH 

COTABATO CITY, Nov. 12 -– The public works office in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) is determined to finish the multi-million circumferential road in Basilan disrupted by the recent ambush of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) against government forces securing the project.

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Dependents of troopers killed in Basilan clash to be aided — AFP

November 5, 2014 by · Comments Off on Dependents of troopers killed in Basilan clash to be aided — AFP 

MANILA, Nov. 4 — Educational benefits will be extended to the dependents of the six troopers killed in Sunday's clash with Abu Sayyaf bandits in Basilan.

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