kidnapping in Mindanao - updates

Rappler's latest stories on kidnapping in Mindanao


AFP report: 94 Abu Sayyaf 'neutralized,' 14 hostages freed

Oct 17, 2016 - 11:22 AM

AFP chief General Ricardo Visaya vows to crush the kidnap for ransom group before he retires in December 2016

'TRANSITION' AFP CHIEF. General Ricardo Visaya is retiring in December 2016. File photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Bansil sisters: Storytellers even in captivity

Mar 02, 2014 - 1:08 PM

In the jungles of Sulu Linda and Nadjoua talked about stories and future documentaries

FREED. The Bansil sisters face media during a press conference in Sulu, held days after their release. Photo by Rappler/Richard Falcatan

Freed journalist set to return to Jordan

Dec 07, 2013 - 12:21 PM

After 18 months in captivity journalist Baker Atyani is set to come back home on Sunday December 8 He says he can t really explain his emotions

At least 17 hostages still held by Abu Sayyaf

Dec 05, 2013 - 6:53 PM

Defense Secretary Gazmin and Interior Secretary Mar Roxas are planning to go to Sulu to check on the direction of operations against the terrorist group

THE BANSIL SISTERS. Linda and Nadjoua Bansil. Photo courtesy of Niño Tan.

Gunmen seize Indian mall owner, kill aide

Oct 30, 2013 - 8:48 AM

The owner of Sugni Superstore in Cotabato City is abducted Tuesday night right inside his mall

Gunmen from PH briefly abduct fishermen near Malaysia's Sipadan

Aug 29, 2013 - 1:01 PM

The incident late Tuesday August 27 highlighted continued security concerns along the coast of the Malaysian state of Sabah on Borneo island

Malaysian escapes from Abu Sayyaf kidnappers

Aug 06, 2013 - 6:35 PM

Seized in Sabah in November 2012 a Malaysian plantation manager is found by a policeman on Jolo Island

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

Abu Sayyaf agrees to free Australian

Mar 21, 2013 - 8:24 PM

Warren Rodwell was kidnapped in December 2011