Patikul Sulu - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Patikul Sulu


5 gov’t troops killed in clash with Abu Sayyaf in Sulu

Feb 02, 2019 - 3:09 PM

(UPDATED) Troops engage in an 'intense firefight' with Abu Sayyaf members under Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan, believed to be involved in the Jolo cathedral bombing

Jolo Cathedral bombing suspect escapes arrest in Sulu

Jan 30, 2019 - 8:20 AM

(UPDATED) The man believed to be alias Kamah escapes after one of his companions dies in a shootout with a police and military team

ALIAS KAMAH? The man believed to be an Abu Sayyaf Group member is seen in CCTV footage released by the military. Screenshot from Westmincom video

Were 7 killed in Sulu encounter Abu Sayyaf or not?

Sep 15, 2018 - 10:00 PM

(UPDATED) Soldiers say it was an encounter, while a Moro rights group says it was a summary execution

3 Zamboanga workers escape Abu Sayyaf

Aug 11, 2017 - 11:42 PM

Jason Pon Vailoces Joel de Meza Adanza and Filemon Francisco Guerero Jr were taken from their construction barracks on July 15 and threatened with beheading

Abu Sayyaf beheads soldier in Sulu

Apr 23, 2017 - 7:10 PM

UPDATED Kapareho nilang Tausug pero ginawa pa rin nila yung karumaldumal na pagpugot says Brigadier General Cirilito Sobejana

Military hospital in Sulu gets Duterte's promised upgrade

Oct 31, 2016 - 1:11 PM

Sulu commanders thank the government and the San Miguel Foundation for the renovations

UPGRADE. Armed Forces chief General Ricardo Visaya and retired General Emmanuel Bautista inaugurate a newly renovated military hospital in Jolo, Sulu. Photo from PH military

15 Army soldiers killed in Abu Sayyaf attack

Aug 29, 2016 - 9:09 PM

The attack happens after days of military offensives that have killed at least 14 ASG members

3 Abu Sayyaf killed in Patikul encounter

Aug 28, 2016 - 4:08 PM

Over a span of two weeks the AFP s Joint Task Force Sulu has captured two and killed 19 members of the ASG

Friendly fire kills 6 soldiers in Sulu

Jul 10, 2014 - 5:36 PM

Will the military punish the soldiers who committed the fatal error?

School principal abducted in Basilan

Mar 31, 2014 - 6:34 PM

This is the 4th kidnapping in Mindanao since 2013 involving public school teachers

HOSTAGED. 60-year-old Benitta Enriquez Latonio was abducted by men believed to be members of Abu Sayyaf. Photo by Richard Falcatan

2 Marines injured in Sulu blast

Jul 06, 2013 - 2:58 PM

The roadside bombing occurred while the 2nd Marine Brigade of the Marine Battalion Landing Team 11 was on its way to secure a medical mission in Patikul

ASG kidnaps 2 Fil-Morrocans in Sulu

Jun 22, 2013 - 11:26 PM

UPDATED The Lucky Nine Group of the Abu Sayyaf forcibly takes sisters Nadjova B Abdelbasit and Linda Abdelbasit in Patikul Sulu

Only 8 of 21 jailed 'Abu' linked to 2002 kidnap-murders - witnesses

Dec 03, 2012 - 5:30 PM

DOJ re investigating case after claims of wrongful arrests


MNLF members in Sulu clash

Oct 29, 2012 - 10:37 AM

The MNLF not the Abu Sayyaf was behind the deadly clash in Patikul Sulu on October 28