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Sulu governor asks mayors to draft short-, long-term development plans

SULU GOVERNOR Abdusakur M. Tan has asked the mayors, together with other local government unit (LGU) officials, to draft short- and long-term development plans for their respective areas.

1 of 2 suicide bombers in Sulu blast confirmed as Filipino

THE ARMED Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) confirmed on Wednesday that one of the two suicide bombers in the June 28 attack on a military camp in Indanan, Sulu was a Filipino.

Abu Sayyaf kill Dutch captive amid military offensive

DUTCH EWOLD Horn, a birdwatcher who was kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf in 2012, was killed Friday morning by his captors in Patikul, Sulu, as he tried to escape amid the week-long intense offensive launched by the military against the bandit group, the Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) reported.

Rescued Malaysian captive succumbs to gunshot wound; soldiers fighting Abu Sayyaf...

MALAYSIAN KIDNAP victim Jari Bin Abdullah, who was shot by his Abu Sayyaf captors as he was being rescued in Sulu by government troops last April 4, died on April 9 at the West Metro Medical Center in Zamboanga City after his family consented to the removal of the life support system.

Seven dead in clash between AFP troops, Abu Sayyaf

THREE soldiers and four pro-Islamic State militants were killed, and a total of 22 wounded during a brief, but intense, firefight on a remote southern island on Friday, the military said.

Another Abu Sayyaf member surrenders in Sulu

A MEMBER of the Abu Sayyaf, described by the military as a follower of the militant group’s top leader Radulan Sahiron, surrendered and turned over his weapon on Feb. 10, the Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) reported on Tuesday.

Jolo bombing suspects charged

THE Provincial Prosecutor in Sulu on Wednesday charged before the regional trial court in Jolo five suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) linked to the Jan. 27 bombing of the Jolo Cathedral, an official from the Department of Justice (DoJ) said.

Displaced in Patikul

Residents of two villages in Patikul, Sulu line up for relief goods after they fled their homes due to the ongoing pursuit operations being conducted by security forces against the Abu Sayyaf and Ajang-Ajang groups, which are suspected to be behind the Jan. 27 twin bombings in the capital Jolo.

SE Asian nations meet to further strengthen Sulu-Celebes Sea security as...

FIVE ARMED robbery incidents against ships were reported in Asia in February 2018, only one of which occurred while at sea off Basilan in southern Philippines, according to the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia-Information Sharing Centre (ReCAAP-ISC).

Sulu coffee

Coffee Industry Cluster members from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) participate in a cupping session during a training activity held in July...

Civilian hostage freed by Abu Sayyaf

ONE OF the two civilians abducted with two police officers in Patikul, Sulu was released by the notorious Abu Sayyaf Group on May 5,...

Police, civilians kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf

Two police officers were among the four individuals abducted in Patikul, Sulu on April 29. The two officers, identified as Police Officer 2 (PO2) Benierose...

Gov’t troops kill 4, arrest 2 in Western Mindanao

GOVERNMENT forces successfully neutralized six enemies and seized eight firearms in Western Mindanao within the past three days, authorities said. Last Thursday, troops of...