Posts Tagged Sulu

AFP identifies 20th fatality in Sulu C-130 crash

Robie de Guzman   •   July 9, 2021

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Friday said it has identified another soldier who perished in the C-130 crash in Patikul, Sulu. The 20th fatality that the AFP...

AFP identifies 19 of 49 soldiers killed in C-130 crash

Robie de Guzman   •   July 8, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Wednesday said it has identified 19 of the soldiers who perished in the C-130 crash in Sulu. The AFP...

AFP ‘extremely grateful’ to Tausugs, other Sulu villagers for rescuing survivors of C-130 crash

Robie de Guzman   •   July 7, 2021

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Wednesday expressed its gratitude for the “overwhelming support” extended by members of the Tausug community and other villagers in Sulu during the...

Senators call for fast-tracking of AFP Aircraft modernization

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 6, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senators are calling on the government to fast-track the aircraft modernization program of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) following the recent military plane crash in...

Duterte might visit soldiers injured in C-130 crash – Roque

Robie de Guzman   •   July 5, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte might visit military troops who were injured when a C-130 plane crashed in Patikul, Sulu, Malacañang said on Monday. “If plans push through, mukhang...

C-130 plane crash in Sulu kills at least 31, injuring 54

UNTV News   •   July 4, 2021

A C-130 aircraft of the Philippine Air Force carrying troops crashed in Sulu before noon Sunday (July 4), Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief Cirilito Sobejana confirmed. The incident occurred...

ASG sub-leader, 3 members killed in Sulu – AFP

Marje Pelayo   •   June 14, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Western Mindanao Command (WESMINCOM) of the Armed Forces of of the Philippines (AFP) reported the death of a notorious Abu Sayyaf Group sub-leader and three of...

1 dead, 3 hurt in military clash with Abu Sayyaf Group in Sulu

Robie de Guzman   •   May 14, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — A suspected Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) member was killed while three soldiers were injured in a gunfight in Sulu, the Armed Forces of the Philippines-Western Mindanao Command...

Terror threats in Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi declined in past 2 years – WestMinCom

Robie de Guzman   •   May 5, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The number of terrorist threats observed in the provinces of Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi in Mindanao have significantly dropped in the last two years, Armed Forces of...

Over P20-M worth of illegal drugs seized in Sulu buy-bust ops

Robie de Guzman   •   March 15, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Some P20.4 million worth of suspected shabu were confiscated in a buy-bust operation conducted in Jolo town of Sulu province, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said Monday....

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