Tag: Sulu

Philippine Troops Rescued the British National in Sulu

AFP troops from the Army’s 2nd Special Forces Battalion have saved the kidnapped British national and his wife. Government troops rescued the businessman Allan Arthur Hyrons and Welma Paglinawan-Hyrons before 9 a.m. after a firefight with Abu Sayyaf troops took around 10 minutes. Bandits fleed away and leave the couple n the town of Parang, […]

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No State of Emergency in Sulu – Duterte

MANILA – Amid the heightened war against the terrorist Abu Sayyaf Group(ASG) that resulted in the death of 15 soldiers, President Rodrigo Duterte stressed that there is no need for him to declare a state of emergency in Sulu. ”The magnitude of the trouble there does not warrant anything except the industry of the Armed […]

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Naval Blockade in Sulu Areas to Prevent Abu Sayyaf Reinforcement

MANILA – Philippine Navy (PN) units are now blocking strategic areas of Sulu to prevent Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) sympathizers from resupplying and reinforcing their beleaguered comrades in the island. AFP public affairs office chief Col. Edgard Arevalo in a press briefing Monday. “While not sufficiently large to support (all its commitment) it has sufficient […]

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