PH, Indonesia team up vs piracy, kidnappings

At least 25 Indonesian sailors and a handful of Malaysians have been kidnapped this year by Abu Sayyaf bandits.
By: Gil C. Cabacungan
JAKARTA—The Philippines and Indonesia on Friday agreed to join forces in combating crime on the high seas, after a surge of kidnappings by Abu Sayyaf bandits in waters between the two countries.
President Duterte and Indonesian President Joko Widodo agreed to joint coast guard operations to chase and destroy pirates fleeing into Philippine territory in the south.
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