New Muslim cemetery area in Sulu »

New Muslim cemetery area in Sulu

With the old Muslim cemetery in Jolo, Kandang Mau-ag, nearly full, a new Muslim cemetery is set to be appropriated in Tagbak village, Indanan, Sulu.  The lot, which faces the entrance to Mount Dahu, is a waqaf or endowment from Sulu Governor Abdusakur Tan.  PHOTO BY FAZLUR-RAHMAN ALFAD ABDULLA

Motive remains unknown in Patikul slaying »

Motive remains unknown in  Patikul slaying

PATIKUL, Sulu/16 April 2012—The motive remains unknown, said the Patikul Municipal Police Office, as it faces a blank wall in resolving the death of Arijin Malik, 38 years old, married, and a resident of Latih,Patikul, Sulu. Malik was shot to death by an unidentified person at about 10:35 in the morning today at Bangkal, Patikul, […]

Caltex gas station owner abducted »

Caltex gas station owner abducted

JOLO,  Sulu/8 April 2012—A franchisee of a Caltex Gas Station in this town was abducted at his residence by seven armed men just five hours ago. Kidnapped at about 7:30 in the evening of 7 April 2012, is Engineer Carlos Tee, an employee of the Air Transportation Office in Jolo Municipality and owner of the […]

Military airstrikes in Sulu to endanger hostages’ lives »

Military airstrikes in Sulu to endanger hostages’ lives

COTABATO CITY, Philippines/04 February 2012—The Philippine military’s bombing operations in Sulu is likely to endanger the lives of the two European hostages in Tawi-Tawi and the Australian kidnap victim whose specific location is not yet known. Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) spokesman Von Al Haq said this move by the military is likely to anger […]

US official Leslie Basset visits Zambo, Isabela »

US official Leslie Basset visits Zambo, Isabela

MANILA/3 February 2012 — U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Leslie Bassett visited Zamboanga City and Basilan today to connect with communities in Mindanao and attend a handover ceremony of five new school buildings recently constructed in Basilan and Sulu municipalities under an ongoing U.S.-funded project. In Malamawi, Basilan, Ms. Basset turned over to community leaders the […]

Photo Gallery