Jolo military plane crash death toll rises to 45

Agence France Presse 07/05/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The death toll from the C-130 transport plane crash in Sulu on Sunday has risen to 45, the Department of National Defense (DND) reported. Of those killed, 42 are military personnel, while three are…

Military plane carrying 85 people crashes in Jolo–AFP chief

Agence France Presse 07/04/2021

COTABATO,  Philippines — A military plane carrying at least 85 people crashed in the southern Philippines on Sunday, the armed forces chief said. So far 15 people have been rescued from the burning wreckage of the C-130,…

Explosives found in last month’s Jolo, Sulu blast site

Catherine Gonzales, Julie Alipala 09/20/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard discovered abandoned explosive materials in Barangay Walled City in Jolo, Sulu Saturday evening,  nearly a month after the twin blasts in the same village on August 24 that killed 15 people and wounded…

DNA test shows Asian suicide bombers pulled off Jolo blasts, police say

Consuelo Marquez - Reporter / @ConsINQ 09/10/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The suicide bombers in the Aug. 24 twin blasts in Jolo, Sulu were Asians as shown in a recent DNA test results, police said Thursday. “Pagdating sa DNA, they (Crime Laboratory members) said na…

Duterte tells troops: Fight hard ‘hanggang magkaubusan na’

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 08/31/2020

  MANILA, Philippines — In the wake of the deadly explosions in Jolo, Sulu last week that left at least 15 dead and 75 wounded, President Rodrigo Duterte appealed to government troops to keep fighting until terrorists…

Military, police in pursuit of 3 Jolo blast suspects

Consuelo Marquez - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ 08/30/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Military and police forces are tracking down at least three suspects  in the twin explosions last  week that rocked Jolo, Sulu which resulted in the death of 17 people, a Philippine National Police (PNP)…

Soldiers, civilians hurt in Sulu blast

Julie Alipala - Reporter / @alipalajulieINQ 08/24/2020

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Zamboanga del Sur –– A powerful explosion rocked the town of Jolo at 11:54 am, hurting several soldiers and civilians along Serrantes Street in Barangay Walled City. “We cannot yet penetrate the area, there might…

Duterte’s speech in Jolo

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 07/19/2020

  Last July 13, two weeks after the fatal shooting of four intelligence officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines by members of the Philippine National Police in Jolo, President Duterte flew to the Sulu capital…

Amid Jolo, Zambo attacks, faithful urged to remain firm in their faith, pray

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/30/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “Keep the faith and pray that the groups behind the attacks will ‘cease their evil deeds.’” Fe Barino, chairperson of the Archdiocese of Cebu’s Commission on the Laity, in a Facebook post, made…

New kidnappings, jailbreak hit Jolo

AP, Inquirer.net 07/16/2017

Suspected Abu Sayyaf gunmen abducted four workers in a school in the town of Patikul in the southern Philippine province of Sulu where President Rodrigo Duterte had just visited troops waging an offensive against the militants, officials…

Regime of truth

Jason A. Baguia 06/23/2017

On the plane back to Cebu after attending a public service outreach in Iloilo City back in May, I learned from Chancellor Liza Corro of University of the Philippines (UP) Cebu that Amina Rasul-Bernardo will be our…

‘DEAD OR ALIVE’

Leo Udtohan, Nestle L. Semilla 04/19/2017

Duterte raises to P1M reward for the head of each of Abu Sayyaf hunted in Bohol; threatens to “invade Jolo” Tagbilaran City — President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered a P1 million reward for the capture of each…

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