Abu Sayyaf does not normally free hostages unless a ransom is paid.
"I don't want a repeat of the problems we went through especially from 1972 to 1986."
Abu Sayyaf is also holding other foreigners, including one from the Netherlands, one from Japan, four Malaysians and 14 Indonesian tugboat...
The center will be designed to respond quickly to situations that could have a "strategic impact"
The armed forces chiefs of Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines would hold talks in Jakarta on May 3.
Washington would give Manila $42 million worth of sensors, radar and communications equipment, said Philip Goldberg, U.S. ambassador to...
Countries across the region have express concern over China's growing assertiveness in the region
Abu Sayyaf has posted videos on social media sites pledging allegiance to Islamic State
Manila was also in talks with the United States to acquire a fourth Hamilton-class cutter
"This is just an exercise and the main objective is to train the officers."
Exhausted passengers sprawled on the floor as check-in counters and luggage carousels shut down.
"We've had to accelerate the modernisation of our armed forces for self-defence needs," he said
A picture of a diamond tiara comes with the caption: "can fund... the treatment of 12,052 cases of tuberculosis."
The ship was found to have no contraband on board.