Rappler's latest stories on Sulu
Shootings and explosions are reported in polling centers and precincts across the country
Will former Sulu governor Benjamin Loong unseat the Tan family? In May, he is up against Sulu kingpin Sakur Tan, a party mate of President Rodrigo Duterte.
The military says 3 soldiers and 4 Abu Sayyaf members were killed during an 'intense' half-hour firefight in Patikul, Sulu
The Supreme Court's status quo ante order involves polling places in at least 5 barangays in Sulu for the May 13 elections
The offensive is part of the military's intensified operations against the Abu Sayyaf Group after the deadly Jolo Cathedral bombing
Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan was last seen on February 2, when the Philippine Army clashed with around 100 members of the Abu Sayyaf Group in Patikul, Sulu
(UPDATED) Alias Kamah is identified as the brother of fallen Abu Sayyaf leader Surakah Ingog
(UPDATED) Troops engage in an 'intense firefight' with Abu Sayyaf members under Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan, believed to be involved in the Jolo cathedral bombing
The DILG chief sees a connection between the Jolo Cathedral bombing and the Basilan blast in July 2018, both of which supposedly involved foreigners linked to ISIS
A number of witnesses recalled seeing a woman who, they suspect, brought in the first improvised explosive device
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana doubts that Filipinos would carry out suicide bombing
The two are identified as the men seen in CCTV clips released by the military
(UPDATED) The man believed to be alias Kamah escapes after one of his companions dies in a shootout with a police and military team
In 2010, Father Ricky Bacolcol was injured in a blast during a Christmas Day Mass also in Jolo, Sulu
President Rodrigo Duterte says a woman wearing a cross blew herself up inside the Jolo Cathedral while her husband was behind the second blast in the church's entrance
'Most of those who died were our regular Sunday 8 am Mass-goers,' says Jolo apostolic administrator Father Romeo Saniel
President Rodrigo Duterte appears to blame the Abu Sayyaf and ISIS for the twin explosions in the Jolo Cathedral
Videos capture the shift from peace to chaos outside the Jolo Cathedral before, during, and after the deadly bombing
Foreigners ‘who cannot satisfactorily explain their purpose in coming here are to be turned back and booked on the first available flight to their port of origin’
Does this bolster ISIS's claim that they deployed 2 suicide bombers to mount the attacks?
(UPDATED) Who are the victims? What bombs were used? Is there really a lockdown in Jolo?
The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines says a 'cycle of hate' is 'destroying the moral fabric of our country'
The two recent major bombings in Mindanao are 'too little' to prove martial law has been ineffective, says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo
(UPDATED) The United States denounces this 'senseless violence' while the European Union says this is 'also an attack against the basic right to practice one's religion'
The cathedral the morning after Sunday's fatal explosions
The Jolo Cathedral bombing occurs while the entire Mindanao is under President Rodrigo Duterte's martial law
The Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Jolo, Sulu, has been the target of many attacks through the years
Sulu is so far the only ARMM territory to have voted against the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law, but this has no impact on the region for now
In a historic first, Sulu Food and Beverage Corporation is the first outside investment for the archipelagic province to register with the Regional Board of Investments
The 11th Infantry Division will focus on the island province of Sulu, which has been a stronghold of the Abu Sayyaf and other terror groups
The vessel, named MV Hulk, is found in Sulu carrying more or less 50,000 bags of rice
'Being a Bangsamoro, a Tausug from Sulu, I would say, I am also free to counter any act of Governor Tan,' says Hadjinur Tingkasan, a Sulu Peace Advocate
Continued military operations against the Abu Sayyaf in Panamao, Sulu, paved the way for the rescue of Jose Duterte on All Saints' Day
The Moro Islamic Liberation Front challenges the motivation of Sulu Governor Abdusakur Tan II in questioning the Bangsamoro Organic Law before the Supreme Court
Troops from the 61st, 62nd, and 64th Marine Companies clash with the Abu Sayyaf in Barangay Timpook, Patikul
(UPDATED) Soldiers say it was an encounter, while a Moro rights group says it was a summary execution
The agriculture secretary even envisions a 'trading center' for smuggled rice in the Zamboanga-Basilan-Sulu-Tawi-Tawi region, saying that's the practice there anyway
The proposal comes after Zamboanga City and Basilan both declared a state of calamity over rice prices reaching as high as P70 per kilo
(3RD UPDATE) 'The Marine was reported missing while the ship was conducting routine operations in the Sulu Sea, August 9,' says the 13th Marine Expedition Unit
The fire, raging overnight, destroys 2,600 homes in the municipality of Jolo
It's a deadlock at the bicameral conference committee
Chief Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza fetches the two policewomen in Jolo and accompanies them to Davao City to meet the President
(UPDATED) It is still unclear whether the cops were left unharmed, Albayalde says, as they haven't been debriefed regarding their experience
10 Abu Sayyaf bandits are believed to have been killed as the military steps up its offensive after the group kidnapped two female cops
PNP chief Albayalde says government will not yield to the demand as they see kidnapping as a 'terror activity'
The Sandiganbayan's 6th Division orders Abdusakur Tan Sr to pay a P25,000-fine for his failure to file his Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth for 5 years
'With zero tariff and few non-tariff barriers, Basulta could return to a version of the barter trade that made it prosperous in the past,' says the World Bank
A total of 29 inmates bolted from a detention facility inside Jolo’s police station; 17 have been recaptured, authorities say