Militants take hostages in southern Philippines ASEAN

Militants take hostages in southern Philippines

Philippine authorities on May 24 said Islamic extremists had taken a Catholic priest and others hostages at a cathedral in the southern city of Marawi on the island of Mindanao in southern Philippines.
Philippines foils seajacking plot in Sulu sea World

Philippines foils seajacking plot in Sulu sea

Navy boats and air force helicopters of the Philippines have foiled a seajacking attempt on a cargo vessel in Sulu sea off the southern province of Zamboanga del Norte, the Philippine military reported on April 19.
Philippine troops kill Abu Sayyaf leader World

Philippine troops kill Abu Sayyaf leader

Philippine troops have killed Moammar Askali, a key commander of Abu Sayyaf militant group, in a clash on the resort island of Bohol in the country’s central region.
Philippines: Nine killed in clashes World

Philippines: Nine killed in clashes

At least three soldiers, one police officer and five Abu Sayyaf militants were killed in a clash between Philippine government forces and the Islamic militants in the central province of Bohol, said the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
Philippine President condemns Islamist group World

Philippine President condemns Islamist group

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte apologised on February 28 for failing to rescue German hostage Jurgen Kantner from the militant group Abu Sayyaf, but insisted not paying a ransom was the correct decision.