Posts Tagged Basilan

4 killed in military chopper crash in Basilan

Robie de Guzman   •   September 16, 2020

Four people were killed after a rescue helicopter belonging to the Philippine Air Force crashed in Lantawan town in the province of Basilan on Wednesday. Authorities said the bodies of...

2 Abu Sayyaf suspects in 2001 Basilan abduction case arrested

admin   •   February 8, 2019

Eighteen years since the kidnapping and beheading incidents at Golden Harvest Plantation in Basilan in 2001, authorities finally arrested on Sunday (February 3) two elusive suspects in the crime. Harub...

Lamitan bombing: 4,000 kids were original targets

admin   •   August 10, 2018

The 4,000 children who were attending a feeding program were the original targets of the Lamitan blast that killed 10 people and wounded 8 on July 31, authorities said on...

Police nab suspect in Lamitan, Basilan blast

Marje Pelayo   •   August 2, 2018

    BASILAN, Philippines – Authorities nabbed a preacher or uztadz in connection with the bombing incident at a CAFGU detachment in Lamitan City, Basilan on Tuesday (August 1). The...

AFP sees extortion as primary motive behind blast in Lamitan, Basilan

Marje Pelayo   •   August 1, 2018

  ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – The Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) is running out of resources, that’s why they resort to extorting money from the communities. This is the main reason...

Abu Sayyaf Group behind blast in Lamitan, Basilan – AFP

Marje Pelayo   •   July 31, 2018

  QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) confirmed on Tuesday (July 31) that the driver of the van that exploded at a checkpoint in Barangay...

Alleged suicide bomber kills CAFGU soldiers, and a 10-year-old in Basilan

Marje Pelayo   •   July 31, 2018

  BASILAN, Philippines – At least five members of the Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit (CAFGU) and a 10-year-old child lost their lives after an alleged suicide bombing incident in...

19 alleged ASG members surrender to Joint Task Force Basilan

UNTV News   •   May 6, 2017

Nineteen (19) alleged Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) members have surrendered to Joint Task Force Basilan. The surrenderers include two ASG sub-leaders namely Nur Nassan Lahaman and Mudz-ar Angkun. Other surrenderers...

8 killed, 11 wounded in latest Basilan clash with Abus

admin   •   April 12, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — Government troops and Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) members had an encounter in Barangay Cabcaban, Sumisip, Basilan. Western Mindanao Command spokesperson Capt. Jo-Ann Petinglay said the 4th Special...

AFP rescues kidnapped tugboat captain in Basilan

admin   •   March 27, 2017

  The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) rescued Aurelio Agac-ac, a kidnap victim of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG). He was rescued in Barangay Basakan, Mohammad Adjul, Basilan. Agac-ac,...


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