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1 of 4 new Abu captives escapes


Police on Saturday said one of the four social workers reported to have been abducted by Abu Sayyaf gunmen on Thursday in Talipao, Sulu, had escaped.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Marines capture Abu Sayyaf lair in Sulu

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Government troops seized an Abu Sayyaf encampment in Sulu on Monday after a firefight that led to the rebel group abandoning the base, a Philippines Marines official said.

Posted: July 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Siasi, where schools float

CHILDREN of Laminusa Island in Siasi, Sulu province, hold classes on a floating school ARMM BUREAU OF PUBLIC INFORMATION

DAVAO CITY–When classes opened early this month, there was no first-day high or school supply-buying frenzy for 7-year-old Liza Jabara, a child in the coastal village of Tampakan on the island of Laminusa in Siasi, Sulu province.   Instead, like many Badjao children, Jabara was riding on her father’s outrigger.   Jabara’s family lives in [...]

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Soldier slain in Sulu clash was a ‘general’ to his mom

SLAIN 1st Lt. Roger Flores was a multiawarded soldier who excelled in his work. PHOTO from Facebook account

They should call you the ‘mother of a general,’” 1st Lt. Roger Flores would often tease his mother, Remia.

Posted: June 28th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Hundreds of families flee homes due to Sulu clash


Hundreds of families have been affected by the clashes between the military and Abu Sayyaf in Sulu, a local disaster agency said on Friday.

Posted: June 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »