Posts Tagged jolo

AFP to assess tactics, procedures after Jolo incident

Robie de Guzman   •   July 1, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Wednesday said it will review its existing protocols to see if these are in need of improvements following the...

Jolo, Sulu on lockdown after twin blasts

Marje Pelayo   •   January 28, 2019

SULU, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) cannot yet determine the kind of bomb used in the deadly blast in Jolo, Sulu on Sunday (January 27) that killed around...

Twin blasts in Jolo, Sulu linked to Abu Sayyaf Group

Marje Pelayo   •   January 28, 2019

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) suspected possible links of the terrorist Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) to the deadly twin explosions in Jolo, Sulu on...

Gov’t condemns ‘dastardly attacks’ on Jolo church

admin   •   January 27, 2019

SULU, Philippines — The government strongly condemned what it called “dastardly attacks” that rocked Mt. Carmel Cathedral in the municipality of Jolo. Two consecutive explosions reportedly caused by improvised explosive...

19 killed, 48 wounded in Jolo church bombing

admin   •   January 27, 2019

At least 19 people were killed and 48 were wounded after two explosions rocked the town of Jolo, Sulu on Sunday morning (January 27). Based on a report from the...

Duterte orders more troops to Jolo, Sulu

Marje Pelayo   •   December 10, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – There is no stopping President Rodrigo Duterte from sending more troops to Jolo, Sulu to put an end to terrorism and rebellion that have claimed the lives...

Philippine troops closing in on terrorist group ASG

admin   •   September 22, 2016

SULU, Philippines — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is anticipating the right moment for the inevitable intense battle between the soldiers and Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Sulu....

AFP: No definite timeline for mission vs Abu Sayyaf

admin   •   September 2, 2016

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has no definite timeline for its all-out offensive against the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG). It does not want to rush its military operations...

PNP confirms severed head found in Jolo, Sulu belongs to Canadian hostage Robert Hall

admin   •   June 21, 2016

Following forensics and DNA testing, the Philippine National Police Crime Laboratory has confirmed that the severed head found in Jolo, Sulu last week is indeed that of the Canadian kidnap...

Four Malaysians held hostage in the Philippines freed, army says

admin   •   June 9, 2016

Four Malaysian sailors kidnapped by Filipino gunmen in April were freed on the southern Philippine island of Jolo on Wednesday, a Philippine army spokesman said. The sailors, part of the...

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