Warren Rodwell - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Warren Rodwell


Rappler Talk: Former Abu Sayyaf hostage on terrorism

Apr 29, 2016 - 6:01 PM

A former Abu Sayyaf hostage talks about recent events involving the beheading of a Canadian hostage

Philippine policeman arrested over Australian's kidnapping

May 18, 2015 - 7:44 PM

Jun Malban allegedly the negotiator of Abu Sayyaf Group in the kidnapping of Warren Rodwell in 2011 was deported from Malaysia to the Philippines on May 15

Freed Aussie hostage moving on

Jun 16, 2013 - 2:39 PM

Rodwell says he pulled up pretty well since he was released by the Abu Sayaff earlier this year after 15 months of captivity

BETTER. Warren Rodwell says he “pulled up pretty well” since he was released by Abu Sayaff earlier this year. Screenshot from news.com.au

PNP begins probe on Rodwell kidnap

Apr 01, 2013 - 8:12 PM

Freed Australian hostage Warren Rodwell met with a Philippine prosecutor on Monday to help prepare charges against the Islamic extremists who held him in captivity for 15 months

File Photo. RAPPLER/John Javellana

Rappler Newscast | March 25, 2013

Mar 25, 2013 - 8:57 PM

Rodwell is delighted to be free Hong Kong court rejects permanent residency for foreign maids Bam Aquino wants strong political parties

Rodwell overwhelmed, thankful after release

Mar 25, 2013 - 6:12 PM

The Australian spoke to reporters briefly at Manila airport after spending two days recovering at a military base in Zamboanga

OVERWHELMED, THANKFUL. 54-year-old Warren The Australian spoke to reporters briefly at Manila airport after spending two days recovering at a military base in Zamboanga. Photo by John Javellana

Rodwell 'delighted to be free' - family

Mar 25, 2013 - 12:12 PM

The Australian released by the Abu Sayyaf will need time and space to recover his family says

RELIEVED. Relatives of the former Australian hostage Warren Rodwell, Wayne Rodwell (R) and Denisse Cappello (L), give a statement to the media during a press conference at a Manila hotel on March 25, 2013. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

Shots fired to thwart Rodwell escape

Mar 24, 2013 - 3:17 PM

Even when finally released Warren Rodwell had to paddle a boat to a distant town and wade ashore through the mud to reach safety

FREE AT LAST. This handout photo taken on March 23, 2013 and released by the Australian Foreign Ministry shows Rodwell (C) being escorted by US military personnel shortly after arriving at a military airbase by helicopter in Zamboanga. AFP PHOTO / Australian Foreign Ministry

The men Rodwell leaves behind with the Abu Sayyaf

Mar 24, 2013 - 1:11 PM

One intelligence official said “there’s a United Nations” left behind in Jolo Sulu

$97,750 paid to free Rodwell

Mar 24, 2013 - 9:06 AM

3rd UPDATE The amount is substantially less than the 2 million the kidnappers had initially demanded and verifies Rappler s original estimate

RELEASED. Kidnapped Australian national Warren Rodwell (L) sits next to Philippine police superintendent Jilius Munez (R) at the police station in Pagadian City, in southern island of Mindanao early March 23, 2013, shortly after his release. The Abu Sayyaf released Australian Warren Rodwell, more than 14 months after kidnapping him from his home in Zamboanga, the military said on March 23. AFP PHOTO / Jong Cadion

Abu Sayyaf frees Australian captive

Mar 23, 2013 - 6:42 AM

5th update After 15 months the Abu Sayyaf releases Warren Rodwell in Pagadian City about 100 kilometers from his home in Ipil Zambonga Sibugay

U.S. forces assisted in transporting Rodwell from Pagadian City to Zamboanga City

Rappler Newscast | March 21, 2013

Mar 21, 2013 - 8:55 PM

Abu Sayyaf agree to release Australian Warren Rodwell US says it will stay out of Sabah issue North Korea threatens to strike US bases in Japan

New photo of kidnapped Aussie posted on FB

Jan 29, 2013 - 8:57 PM

The Abu Sayyaf tells the Australian government to save his life before it s too late

Rappler Newscast | January 29, 2013

Jan 29, 2013 - 8:53 PM

Catholic bishops say those who voted for the RH bill are unfit for public office | RH advocate Carlos Celdran will appeal his guilty verdict for offending religious feelings | A new photo of kidnapped Australian Warren Rodwell held by the Abu Sayyaf is posted on Facebook

Rappler Newscast | December 28, 2012

Dec 28, 2012 - 9:21 PM

After 15 years the Reproductive Health bill is now a law | President Aquino’s net satisfaction ratings dip in December in all areas socioeconomic classes and gender | Concerned Australians launch an online campaign for kidnapped countryman Warren Rodwell

Rappler Newscast | December 27, 2012

Dec 27, 2012 - 8:53 PM

Australia welcomes proof Australian Warren Rodwell is alive but is concerned over the 54 year old’s prolonged captivity | Terrorist group Abu Sayyaf uses YouTube and Facebook to announce ransom demands for the first time | The Australian government denies reports its agencies working in the Philippines to free Rodwell are uncoordinated

ASG crowdsourcing ransom for Australian?

Dec 27, 2012 - 7:59 PM

This is the first time that Abu Sayyaf kidnappers have turned to social media for ransom

Australia welcomes proof hostage is alive

Dec 27, 2012 - 12:11 PM

Foreign Minister Bob Carr says the prolonged captivity of Warren Rodwell in Mindanao is a major concern for Australia

Rappler Newscast | December 26, 2012

Dec 26, 2012 - 8:53 PM

The Abu Sayyaf posts a video of kidnap victim Australian Warren Rodwell on Facebook and YouTube | Asia’s longest running insurgency The Communist Party of the Philippines celebrates it’s 44th anniversary nowhere near its goal of armed revolution | ESPN names junior featherweight titlist and 4 division world champion Nonito Donaire “2012 boxer of the year”

Seen on Facebook: Kidnapped Australian

Dec 26, 2012 - 5:21 PM

Declaring he s alive kidnapped Australian Warren Rodwell appears in a recorded video shared on Facebook and YouTube

New video of Australian kidnapped in PH

May 07, 2012 - 11:36 AM

The Australian government says Philippine authorities had received a second video of kidnap victim Warren Rodwell saying it proved he was still alive

Kidnapped Aussie moved to Sulu?

Jan 11, 2012 - 4:21 PM

AFP claims kidnappers were Basilan based

MOVED. The Western Mindanao Commamd claims that kidnappers of the Australian national Warren Rodwell attempted to turn over their captive to the Abu Sayyaf Group in Sulu last January 7.

Kidnappers 'initially demanded P1-M'

Jan 06, 2012 - 4:23 PM

Video however indicates 2 M demand

PROOF OF LIFE. Photo of Australian kidnap victim Warren Rodwell released to local media just before Christmas last year, to prove "he is alive", according to the police. (Photo courtesy of PNP)

Abducted Aussie: Warren Rodwell

Dec 26, 2011 - 10:14 AM

Authorities in Zamboanga Sibugay say they remain clueless on the location of Australian Warren Rodwell 53 who was abducted in Ipil Zamboanga Sibugay last Dec 5 2011

KIDNAPPED AUSSIE. Australian Warren Rodwell with his Filipina wife whom he met on online. The couple had just settled in Ipil, Zamboanga this year.