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Filipina kidnap victim released in Sulu

Jun 24, 2016 - 11:34 AM

According to intelligence reports reaching Rappler Marites Flor is released in front of the house of Sulu Governor Abdusakur Tan II in Jolo Sulu at around 4:30 am on Friday

Waiting to be freed: 22 foreign hostages in Sulu

Apr 26, 2016 - 10:53 AM

They include 14 Indonesians and 4 Malaysians

Aquino orders rescue of foreign hostages

Apr 25, 2016 - 7:11 PM

President Aquino orders the AFP and PNP to rescue the 4 hostages after the Abu Sayyaf announced the possible beheading of one of the kidnap victims

HELD FOR RANSOM. The three foreigners say the Abu Sayyaf is demanding P1 billion ransom each for their release. Video screengrab from SITE Intelligence Group

Petilla talks power, ransom demand, US vs China | 6PM wRap

Nov 04, 2015 - 8:11 PM

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CoC filing, Samal kidnapping, Indonesian crash survivor | 12PM wRap

Oct 14, 2015 - 12:34 PM

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Kidnapped foreigners now in Sulu

Oct 01, 2015 - 3:23 PM

Mayor Duterte says two kidnap for ransom groups are holding the 3 foreigners and one Filipina hostage

(Left to right) Robert Hall, Kjartan Sekkingstad, and John Ridsdel are among the 4 people abducted from a resort in Samal Island, Davao del Norte, on September 21, 2015. Photos from the PNP

Possible boat used in Samal kidnapping found in Jolo

Sep 26, 2015 - 1:36 PM

Officials are mum if the discovery pointed to possible Abu Sayyaf involvement even as President Aquino earlier said it is likely a new rebel group is behind this

SUSPECT. Authorities release a cartographic sketch of one of the suspects in the Samal Island abduction on September 23, 2015. Photo by Editha Caduaya/Rappler

Police search outside Davao for kidnapped foreigners, Pinay

Sep 25, 2015 - 9:05 AM

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte debunks reports that the New People s Army was behind the incident

(Left to right) Robert Hall, Kjartan Sekkingstad, and John Ridsdel are among the 4 people abducted from a resort in Samal Island, Davao del Norte, on September 21, 2015. Photos from the PNP

Binay’s campaign, Aquino on Torres, Gilas vs Hong Kong | 6PM wRap

Sep 24, 2015 - 7:26 PM

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Samal resort owners urged: Boost security, let police in

Sep 24, 2015 - 11:49 AM

The resistance of resort owners to give access to police remains a problem but this time authorities will do what needs to be done says PNP Region 11 director Chief Superintendent Wendy Rosario

ABDUCTION SITE. Yachts are seen at the marina of the Holiday Oceanview resort in Samal island on September 23 2015. Two days earlier, armed men abducted 4 people from the site. Photo from EPA

Aquino: New group likely behind Samal kidnapping

Sep 23, 2015 - 7:00 PM

UPDATED The President assures the public that rescue operations are ongoing and that the security sector is continuously on the hunt for the suspects Authorities release a cartographic sketch of one of the suspects

SUSPECT. Authorities release a cartographic sketch of one of the suspects in the Samal Island abduction on September 23, 2015. Photo by Editha Caduaya/Rappler

Statistical tie, Xi’s US visit, Gilas vs Palestine | 6PM wRap

Sep 23, 2015 - 6:16 PM

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Presidentiables meet, Mamasapano case, jailed for sedition | 6PM wRap

Sep 22, 2015 - 6:34 PM

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3 foreigners, 1 Filipina abducted in Samal Island

Sep 22, 2015 - 10:12 AM

UPDATED The victims include a Norwegian resort executive two Canadian guests and a Filipina Two Japanese nationals are hurt after they fought off the armed men who tried to kidnap them as well

ABDUCTED. (Left to right) Robert Hall, Kjartan Sekkingstad, and John Ridsdel are among the 4 people abducted from a resort in Samal Island, Davao del Norte, on September 21, 2015. Photos from the PNP

DavNor athlete finally bags gold in tennis in 5th Palaro stint

May 06, 2015 - 4:56 PM

Christian Lopez plans to achieve more success on the tennis courts of the University Athletics Association of the Philippines UAAP where he will represent the University of Sto Tomas

FUTURE TIGER. Christian Lopez looks forward to his next challenge - competing the University Athletics Association of the Philippines. Photo by Naveen Ganglani/ Rappler

#ShareDavao: Holidays in Davao: Where to go, and what to do

Dec 24, 2014 - 12:00 PM

Should you find yourself spending the holidays in Davao the Marco Polo Hotel is the gateway for your choice of adventure

#SharePH #ShareDavao: Diving, Mt. Apo, the Philippine eagle

Nov 24, 2014 - 5:44 PM

Watch the first episode of Rappler s new travel show SharePH as it explores Davao city Share your own Davao memories

The beautiful Island Garden City of Samal: 16 things to do

Nov 22, 2014 - 3:06 PM

Samal has so many things to offer to its guests and visitors Three days may not be enough to explore its serene surroundings and wildlife treasures

How to do a day trip via taxi: Manila, Cebu, and Davao

Oct 28, 2014 - 7:00 AM

Getting around Manila Cebu and Davao is now less of a hassle with GrabTaxi So here’s a list of places to visit for an atypical day

No excuse not to dive in Davao

Aug 07, 2013 - 1:51 PM

With around 25 dive sites scattered around Samal and Talikud islands Davao is a dream destination for first time divers

Unspoiled white beaches: Mindanao

May 23, 2013 - 7:30 AM

Time to whip out your bucket list and add these pristine beaches

COCONUT FAMILY. An idyllic walk along Gumasa’s shore line can bring you to interesting scenery like this. Photo by Bonzenti Panganiban