Patikul - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Patikul


Soldier killed, 9 others wounded in 'fierce firefight' with Abu Sayyaf in Sulu

Jun 22, 2020 - 11:44 PM

Bloodstains on the terror group's escape path indicate an 'undetermined number' of casualties among its members, says the military in Western Mindanao

4 soldiers killed in clash with Abu Sayyaf in Sulu

Jun 06, 2020 - 11:43 AM

(UPDATED) Western Mindanao Command spokesperson Major Arvin John Encinas says 2 Abu Sayyaf members were killed during the encounter

At least 3 Abu Sayyaf members killed as Sulu clashes continue

Apr 23, 2020 - 7:15 PM

Eight soldiers of the Philippine Army's 45th Infantry Battalion are wounded in the battle in Barangay Latih in Patikul, Sulu

Soldiers killed in Sulu clash hailed as heroes

Apr 18, 2020 - 2:59 PM

Friday’s encounter with the Abu Sayyaf Group in Patikul, Sulu, was the deadliest battle the military has fought in a long while, says the Philippine Army

ARMY SOLDIERS. In this file photo, Philippine Army troops battle the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in Maguindanao. File photo from the Philippine Army

11 soldiers killed, 14 wounded in Sulu clash with Abu Sayyaf

Apr 17, 2020 - 8:46 PM

(4th UPDATE) Bloodstains on the clash site in Patikul, Sulu, indicate an undetermined number of casualties among the Abu Sayyaf Group, says the military

2 Abu Sayyaf members killed in Sulu clash with military

Feb 24, 2020 - 10:09 AM

Abu Sayyaf sub-leader Taullah Abdurasa, also known as Amah Ollah, and a certain Baby Ollah are killed in the clash

ARMY SOLDIERS. Philippine Army troopers from the 30th Infantry Battalion at their headquarters in Placer, Surigao del Norte on August 2, 2016. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

3 soldiers dead in Army headquarters shooting in Sulu

Feb 01, 2020 - 4:29 PM

The Philippine Army says Corporal Jack Indap shot dead two officers, Major Rael Gabot and First Lieutenant Ryan Lamoste, following an argument. Indap is killed as well.

6 Abu Sayyaf bandits killed in Sulu clashes – military

Nov 25, 2019 - 9:44 AM

Among the casualties is a leading suspect in kidnappings in Tawi-Tawi and Sabah, the military says

ARMY TROOPS clashed with the Abu Sayyaf Group in Sulu over the weekend, killing 6 bandits and wounding several others. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

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

14 soldiers wounded in clashes with Abu Sayyaf

Mar 03, 2017 - 3:54 PM

The troops reportedly encounter the group of Abu Sayyaf top leader Radullan Sahiron

File photo of Filipino soldiers in Sulu

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

Toll in PH clashes with Abu Sayyaf rises to 26

Feb 28, 2015 - 7:26 PM

A military official says the Abu Sayyaf militants are reportedly moving with 3 Malaysian Jemaah Islamiyah members training them how to make bombs

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

Bansil sisters: Storytellers even in captivity

Mar 02, 2014 - 1:08 PM

In the jungles of Sulu Linda and Nadjoua talked about stories and future documentaries

FREED. The Bansil sisters face media during a press conference in Sulu, held days after their release. Photo by Rappler/Richard Falcatan

Bansil sisters: Free but tired, traumatized

Feb 21, 2014 - 12:27 PM

The sisters face the media hours after their release in Sulu but stay quiet

FREED. The Bansil sisters need time to recuperate after their 8-month ordeal under the hands of the Abu Sayyaf Group. Photo by Rappler/Richard Falcatan

Abu Sayyaf member arrested on Christmas Day

Dec 26, 2013 - 1:00 PM

PNP spokesperson Reuben Theodore Sindac says the member is still under custodial debriefing

BEFORE THE KIDNAP. The two abducted Europeans shown here in an undated photo. File photo from PNP Tawi-Tawi

In faraway Patikul, mothers die

Dec 21, 2013 - 3:20 PM

Who says there are no mothers dying from childbirth? Faraway hospitals lack of transportation are fatal factors in remote parts of the country

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

Misuari intervened in MNLF-ASG clash?

Feb 09, 2013 - 4:41 PM

Habib Mujahab Hashim chairman of an MNLF breakaway faction says Misuari must have given instructions to the MNLF to delay resumption of fighting with the Abu Sayyaf

Death toll in Sulu reaches 20

Feb 04, 2013 - 10:38 AM

UPDATED 4 MNLF members are beheaded the military says

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

Crisis committee formed to find missing journalist

Jun 16, 2012 - 1:34 PM

A search and rescue operation will be launched at the appropriate time

Bandits attack Marine camp, 4 hurt

Dec 26, 2011 - 3:12 PM

Two kids among hurt in Christmas Day attack

Map of Patikul, Sulu (Courtesy of Google)