Construction worker praised for rushing in to help Sulu crash survivors

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 07/09/2021

GINATILAN, Cebu, Philippines — A true hero does not hesitate to rush in to help others, despite the danger. This was proved to us by Erham Awaluddin, 22, a Tausug construction worker from Barangay Patikul, Sulu, who…

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…

9 suspected female suicide bombers arrested in Sulu

Frances Mangosing 02/23/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Nine suspected female suicide bombers, including three daughters of Abu Sayyaf Group leader Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan, were recently arrested in separate operations in Sulu, the military said Tuesday. Joint Task Force Sulu identified the…

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)…

Sulu records first COVID-19 case

Julie S. Alipala - INQUIRER.net 05/02/2020

ZAMBOANGA CITY—-The Department of Health (DOH) in Western Mindanao reported the first confirmed case of new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection in Sulu province. Dr. Joshua Brillantes, DOH-9 assistant regional director, said the male patient who was confined…

2 Abu Sayyaf killed in Sulu clash

Inquirer.net 03/20/2019

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – A sub-leader of the Abu Sayyaf Group and an unidentified man were killed in an encounter on Tuesday afternoon in Barangay Upper Binuang, Talipao town, in Sulu. Brigadier General Divino Rey Pabayo, commander…

2 Abu Sayyaf killed, 2 wounded in Sulu clash

Inquirer.net 10/30/2018

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Two suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group were killed in an encounter on Tuesday morning in Sulu, while two others were reportedly wounded. Colonel Gerry Besana, public affairs officer of the Western Mindanao…

Abu Sayyaf bandits abduct school principal in Sulu

Inquirer.net 03/22/2018

ZAMBOANGA CITY–Suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits snatched a school principal in Sulu around 8:30 a.m. Thursday. The school principal was inside her office at Liang Elementary School in Barangay Liang in Patikul, when armed men barged in and…

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…

Tipster in Sulu ASG operation gets P1M reward

05/06/2017

ZAMBOANGA CITY — An informant, who reportedly helped the military in last month’s operation in Sulu, which led to the death of Abu Sayyaf leader Alhabsy Misaya, received a P1 million cash reward on Friday, Maj. Gen.…

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