Western Mindanao Command

Type: Organization
Name: Western Mindanao Command
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

AFP Troops Dislodge ASG of Two Encampments

Western Mindanao Command, Calarian, Zamboanga City- Following pursuit operations launched by the Joint Task Group Sulu, two (2) encampments were seized in Barangays Kabuntakas and Buhanginan, Patikul, Sulu on October 19-20, 2014.Military troops at 8am ... [Published Daily Zamboanga Times - 19 hours ago]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

2 German hostages freed after payment of ransom

By Mindanao ExaminerZAMBOANGA City – Abu Sayyaf militants have freed two German hostages late Friday after receiving ransoms in Patikul, Sulu.The hostages – Stefan Viktor Okonek, 71, and Henrike Diesen, 55, were recovered by policemen near a checkpoint ... [Published Business Week Mindanao - Oct 19 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

Philippine Police Confirms 11 Abu Sayyaff's Hostage

TEMPO.CO , Jakarta  - The Philippine police said that there are still at least 11 people being held hostage by the Abu Sayyaf militant group. The announcement came after the group released two German hostages last Friday.Lieutenant-General Rustico Guerrero, ... [Published Tempo.co - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 19 2014 - 2 reports

Up to 15 hostages still in Abu Sayyaf hands

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines: There are still 11 to 15 hostages still in the hands of the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group here, with some held captive for up to four years.Lieutenant General Rustico Guerrero, chief of the Philippine military's Western Mindanao ... [Published thestar.com.my - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

AFP-PNP Jointly Conducts Intensified Law Enforcement Operations in Sulu

, 12am- The Armed Forces of the   Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) are presently intensifying   the conduct of law enforcement operations in the province of Sulu pursuant to the AFP- PNP Joint Letter Directive Nr 02-2014 dated ... [Published Daily Zamboanga Times - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 3 reports

Philippine militants free two German hostages

By Manuel MogatoMANILA, Oct 17 ( ) - Al Qaeda-linked Islamistmilitants in the Philippines released two German hostages onFriday, after saying they would behead one of them if theirdemands were not met.The hostages, captured by the Abu Sayyaf group in ... [Published Mail Online UK - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 13 2014 - Updated Oct 13 2014 - 1 reports

Pagasa builds Doppler radar station

THE Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) is set to complete the construction of its Doppler Radar Station in Zamboanga City in February next year.Pagasa-Zamboanga Station Chief Meteorological Officer Maribel ... [Published Sun Star Network - Oct 13 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

Local emissaries negotiating release of German captives?

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Local emissaries have been tapped to negotiate the release of a German doctor and his wife kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf.A source said the emissaries were trying to contact the group holding Stefan Victor Okonek and Henrike ... [Published Philippine Star - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 1 reports

Army deploys dogs to help fight Abu Sayyaf

By Mindanao ExaminerZAMBOANGA City – The Philippine military has deployed K9 units on Tuesday to help ground troops search for at least 7 foreigners being held by Abu Sayyaf militants who threatened to behead two of their captives that sent Filipino government ... [Published Business Week Mindanao - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Oct 06 2014 - Updated Oct 07 2014 - 2 reports

German hostages air health woes

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – A German couple held hostage by the Abu Sayyaf in Sulu said their health is deteriorating as they renewed their appeal to the Philippine and German governments to hasten their release.Stefan Viktor Okonek, 74, and his wife ... [Published Philippine Star - Oct 06 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

AFP augments Westmincom troops

ZAMBOANGA. Rep. Celso Lobregat listens intently to AFP Chief-of-Staff General Gregorio Pio Catapang in a tete-a-tete before the start of the "Celebracion de Victoria y Paz" on Monday, September 29, 2014. (Bong Garcia)WESTERN Mindanao Command (Westmincom) ... [Published Sun Star Network - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 2 reports

‘We do not negotiate with terrorists’

MANILA, Philippines - The government will not negotiate with the Abu Sayyaf, which has threatened to behead one of the two German hostages it is holding, saying it was a criminal gang seeking to cash in on its self-proclaimed allegiance to Islamic State ... [Published Philippine Star - Sep 25 2014]

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Philippine military official Lieutenant Colonel Cabunoc described Rami’s as a “propaganda”. "Of course, [Rami] can always say that. As far as I know, there was no ransom paid, at least not from our side, because we don't negotiate with terrorists"
"We conduct continuous security operations together with the Phillipines National Police and there has been no let-up" Guerrero said, without elaborating what these operations were
"May iba diyang wala nang opportunity sa kanilang komunidad, at ginagawa nilang hanapbuhay ang pangingidnap at paghihingi ng ransom" he added
"The kidnap victims will proceed to Zamboanga City, taking a"

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AFP Troops Dislodge ASG of Two Encampments [Published Daily Zamboanga Times - 19 hours ago]
Philippine Police Confirms 11 Abu Sayyaff's Hos... [Published Tempo.co - Oct 20 2014]
2 German hostages freed after payment of ransom [Published Business Week Mindanao - Oct 19 2014]
After freed Germans, at least 11 hostages still... [Published Asia News Network - Oct 19 2014]
Tea, chocolate and ensaymada for freed Germans [Published Philippine Star - Oct 18 2014]
AFP-PNP Jointly Conducts Intensified Law Enforc... [Published Daily Zamboanga Times - Oct 18 2014]
Up to 15 hostages still in Abu Sayyaf hands [Published thestar.com.my - Oct 18 2014]
Release of Germans leave 11 to 15 hostages stil... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Oct 18 2014]
AFP spokesman rebukes critics speculating on Ge... [Published GMA News Online - Oct 18 2014]
AFP: No ransom paid for release of German hostages [Published ABS-CBN News - Oct 18 2014]
Philippine militants free two German hostages [Published Mail Online UK - Oct 17 2014]
2 German captives freed in Sulu [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Oct 17 2014]
2 German hostages released [Published Rappler - Oct 17 2014]
2 German hostages freed – reports [Published Manila Times - Oct 17 2014]
ASG says ransom for German captives already rea... [Published Philippine Star - Oct 17 2014]
German’s execution postponed after delivery of ... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Oct 17 2014]
Pagasa builds Doppler radar station [Published Sun Star Network - Oct 13 2014]
Local emissaries negotiating release of German ... [Published Philippine Star - Oct 10 2014]
Philippine military repositions forces to deal ... [Published Gulf News - Oct 10 2014]
Army deploys dogs to help fight Abu Sayyaf [Published Business Week Mindanao - Oct 09 2014]
CSAFP orders deployment of additional AFP K-9 t... [Published Daily Zamboanga Times - Oct 07 2014]
German hostages air health woes [Published Philippine Star - Oct 06 2014]
AFP to deploy K9 units in search for ASG captiv... [Published Interaksyon - Oct 06 2014]
PH military deploys K9 tracker dogs to hunt ter... [Published Rappler - Oct 06 2014]
Army hosts Eid'l Adha celebration in Tacurong [Published Philippine Star - Oct 06 2014]
AFP re-arms Mindanao command [Published Manila Bulletin - Oct 03 2014]
Militant group’s threat to kill Pope raises alarm [Published Atinitonews.com - Oct 02 2014]
AFP eyes deployment of add’l Marine troops near... [Published GMA News Online - Sep 30 2014]
AFP augments Westmincom troops [Published Sun Star Network - Sep 30 2014]
Gov't gives ultimatum to finish Abu Sayyaf acti... [Published Philippine Star - Sep 30 2014]
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