Military rescues 2 ASG kidnap victims in Sulu

Marje Pelayo   •   June 21, 2018   •   3992

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SULU, Philippines – Authorities rescued a mother and daughter from the hands of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Talipao, Sulu Wednesday afternoon, June 20.

Addang Tulawie and her daughter Edelyn were kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf bandits at around 2:00 p.m. on the same day. It was identified that the abductors were members of an ASG sub unit led by Hatib Hajan Sawajaan.

Together with members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and barangay peacekeeping teams, the AFP Joint Task Force Sulu was able to rescue the victims.

Addang is a sister of former Talipao Mayor TambrinTulawie while Edelyn is a half-sister of incumbent Talipao Mayor Nebukadnerzar Tulawie.

The victims were sent to Kuta Heneral Teodolfo Bautista Hospital for medical check-up and trauma debriefing.

Joint Task Force Sulu thanked the cooperation of the community and the local government unit for the quick rescue of the victims.

Meanwhile, West Mindanao Commander Lt. Gen. Arnel Dela Vega said they will not stop until the remaining 11 hostages of the Abu Sayyaf Group are rescued.

“We will run after them! We are confident that with the local chief executives’ and the peoples’ support in the municipalities of Sulu, we will finally rid the province of the ASG that has been spreading turmoil in the area,” Dela Vega said in a statement. – UNTV News & Rescue

Doctor kidnapped by armed men in Sulu

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 5, 2020

A doctor has been kidnapped by armed men from his clinic in Jolo, Sulu on Tuesday (February 5).

Authorities are still investigating which group abducted Dr. Daniel Moreno who is a public servant treating local residents in Jolo, Sulu.

Based on the investigation of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, four men in camouflage entered Moreno’s clinic in Barangay Walled City past 7:00 p.m. The men forced the doctor to board a red Tamaraw FX.

“Nakasuot ito ng military at PNP uniforms kung kaya’t siguro mas napadali iyong kanilang execution. Tayo po ay naniniwala na matagal na nilang sinu-surveillance at minamatyagan itong doctor na ito, (They were wearing military and PNP uniforms so the execution was easier for them. We believe they have long been monitoring this doctor),” according to Western Mindanao Command Spokesperson Major Arvin John Encinas.

Authorities are currently determining the motive of the kidnapping and if the Abu Sayyaf Group is involved in the said incident.—AAC (with reports from Val Villaflor)

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6 alleged Abu Sayyaf bandits killed in Sulu encounter – AFP

Robie de Guzman   •   November 25, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Six alleged members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) were killed in two separate clashes with the military in Sulu over the weekend, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) said.

On Saturday, Nov. 23 at 2:40 p.m., government troops first encountered ASG members in Sitio Itum in Barangay Kabbuntakas in Patikul, Sulu.

One ASG fighter identified as “Jailade” was killed while four others were wounded in the firefight which lasted for 45 minutes.

Five soldiers from the 32nd Infantry Battalion, who were slightly wounded in the gunfight were brought to the Camp Bautista Station Hospital in Jolo for medical treatment.

The second encounter between the ASG and military occurred on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 3:30 p.m. in Sitio Huton Mahablo, Barangay Silangkan in Indanan, Sulu.

The 30-minute battle resulted in the death of five bandits, including Sibih Pisih, an alleged sub-group leader of the ASG under its top leader Radullan Sahiron.

“Sibih Pisih is one of the original subgroup leaders of the ASG before the group was split into Sahiron and Sawadjaan Group,” the AFP Westmincom said in a statement.

Sibih Pisih was said to be behind the kidnapping incidents in the boundaries of Tawi-tawi and Sabah, and has a pending warrant of arrest for the killing of 22 civilians in Talipao, Sulu in 2014.

Soldiers recovered from the bandits an M653 Rifle, a Barret Sniper Rifle, and a Cal.45 Pistol.

Two Special Forces members were slightly wounded during the armed encounter and are now being treated at the military hospital in Jolo, Sulu.

The AFP said it is now working on identifying three of the slain ASG bandits.

AFP rescues abducted teacher in Sulu

Marje Pelayo   •   October 18, 2019

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – After exactly 20 days in captivity, authorities finally rescued 58-year-old teacher, Rosa Singua who was abducted in Jolo, Sulu on September 27.

The public school teacher was released after days of military surveillance and a payoff operation wherein the victim’s sister paid P283,000 ransom money at the Jolo port as part of the entrapment operation.

“Dalawa po sa mga abductors ang nakuha natin at tuloy-tuloy ang ating follow up operation ay makuha po natin yung iba pang mga kasamahan nila, (Initially, we arrested two of the abductors but after a series of follow up operations, we were able to arrest the rest of their cohorts),” explained Major Arvin John Encinas, the AFP Western Mindanao Command Spokesperson.

Two of the suspects were identified as Nurina Jura and Nurjia Asakil. Authorities are still verifying as to which group abducted Singua.

Meanwhile, the AFP remains positive that they will be able to rescue a British national and his Filipina wife who were also abducted by unidentified armed men in Tukuran town.

 “Saka tayo magsasabi kung ano man yung mga nakuha naming impormasyon (We will divulge the information as) to what lead to the rescue later on,” concluded Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejena, AFP Westmincom Commander. MNP (with reports from Dante Amento)

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