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kidnapping

Three Indonesian hostages freed in Philippines

ASEAN

Three Indonesian hostages freed in Philippines

Three Indonesian fishermen abducted by members of an Islamist group have been freed 18 months after they were abducted in waters off the southern Philippines, the Philippine military said on September 16.

Two Philippine women abducted in Iraq

ASEAN

Two Philippine women abducted in Iraq

Two Philippine women were kidnapped on a road connecting Iraq’s capital city of Baghdad to oil-rich city of Kirkuk, local security and military officials said on July 7.

Abu Sayyaf group holds 10 hostages in Philippines

World

Abu Sayyaf group holds 10 hostages in Philippines

The Abu Sayyaf militant group is holding 10 hostages, including a Dutch national, three Indonesians and six Filipinos, said Brigadier General Cirilito Sobejana, commander of the military’s Joint Task Force, on March 27.

President urges action on child care

Society

President urges action on child care

President Tran Dai Quang has requested an extensive examination and inspection of the observance of law provisions at preschools, kindergartens and children’s groups throughout the country so as to prevent and strictly handle violations against children.

Philippine army clash with Abu Sayyaf

World

Philippine army clash with Abu Sayyaf

Six soldiers of the Philippine army were killed and four others were injured during a clash with gunmen of Abu Sayyaf in the southern Basilan province of the Philippines.

New Child Law comes into effect

Society

New Child Law comes into effect

A new law on protecting and caring for children became effective on June 1, with a variety of regulations aiming to comprehensively intensify children’s right enforcement.