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Apr 06, 2018 - 12:42 PM

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Ship crew use hot water to foil pirate attack off Basilan

Feb 17, 2018 - 9:50 PM

The Western Mindanao Command says it received distress calls from the Presidential Management Staff and other government agencies seeking assistance for a cargo vessel that was under pirate attack in Basilan waters

SEAJACKING ATTEMPT. The MV Kudos survives a seajacking attempt on February 16, 2018. Photo courtesy of the Western Mindanao Command (Wesmincom)

1,300 terrorists neutralized in Mindanao in 2017, says Wesmincom

Dec 12, 2017 - 3:29 PM

The Western Mindanao Command reports its 2017 performance as President Rodrigo Duterte asks Congress to extend martial law in Mindanao by a year

PERFORMANCE REPORT. Officers of the Western Mindanao Command hold an assessment meeting on December 11, 2017. Photo by Richard Falcatan/Rappler

Military files rebellion complaint vs suspected Abu Sayyaf member

Sep 12, 2017 - 1:28 PM

24 year old Millham Saham is also facing a complaint for illegal possession of explosives

The Department of Justice on Padre Faura, Manila

2 kidnapped boat crewmen recovered in Sulu

Jul 08, 2017 - 11:27 PM

The two are among the 4 men kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf in December 2016 in the Celebes Sea

Patikul, Sulu

Wounded Vietnamese hostage rescued in Basilan

Jun 17, 2017 - 2:48 PM

The Abu Sayyaf kidnappers are holding a total of 26 hostages including several foreigners in Sulu and Basilan

Martial Law 2.0 in Mindanao: Beta version of Duterte's authoritarian project

May 28, 2017 - 12:50 AM

Duterte is using a sledgehammer to take on a job that is properly accomplished with precision tools It is the convenient but indiscriminate weapon of an authoritarian leader

Kidnapped boat captain, engineer rescued in Basilan

Mar 25, 2017 - 6:47 PM

UPDATED The rescue comes two days after the Abu Sayyaf kidnaps boat captain Aurelio Agacac and Chief Engineer Laurencio Tiro from the MV Super Shuttle Roro 9

8-year-old Abu Sayyaf hostage freed

Feb 28, 2017 - 7:24 AM

UPDATED Rexon Romoc – freed after his family allegedly paid a P3 million ransom to the Abu Sayyaf – is presented to President Rodrigo Duterte

PALACE GUEST. Freed Abu Sayyaf hostage Ricson Romon, 8, is brought to Malacañang to meet President Rodrigo Duterte on February 28, 2017. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

3 barangays evacuated amid heavy fighting in Basilan

Jul 06, 2016 - 11:45 PM

The affected areas are Tipo Tipo proper Silangkum and Baguindan

4 Malaysian kidnap victims released by Abu Sayyaf in Sulu

Jun 08, 2016 - 3:33 PM

The victims who were kidnapped more than two months ago are now in Sandakan

8,600 in evacuation centers due to clashes in North Cotabato

Feb 27, 2015 - 3:17 PM

The social welfare department has provided food packs worth P265 370 to thousands of families in 8 evacuation centers