samal island kidnapping - updates

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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

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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