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Abu Sayyaf kidnap victims escaped while abductors were praying

Three construction workers kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf in Sulu last month have escaped, a military official announced today (Friday, August 11). Joint Task Force Sulu commander Colonel Cirilito Sobejana identified the men as Jason Pon Vailoces, Joel del Mesa Adanza and Filemon Francisco Guerrero, who are all natives of Zamboanga…



Australian jihadist urges terror attacks against the Philippines

  An Australian jihadist in Syria has issued a propaganda video urging attacks on the Philippines. Mounir Raad, now known as Abu Adam al-Australia, also urges Islamic State supporters to use petrol, nail guns and trucks to target civilians in Australia. The former Melbourne resident is seem among the rubble…




Updated UK travel warning now includes parts of Cebu province

The UK government updated its travel advice for the Philippines today (Wednesday, July 25), including parts of Cebu province with Mindanao and the Sulu archipelago as places to avoid. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said all “non-essential” travel should be avoided due to the ongoing terror threat. Non-essential travel…