Sandakan - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Sandakan


Cebu Pacific to launch flights from Zamboanga to Sandakan, Malaysia

Aug 16, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Now the previous 14 hour travel by sea is cut down to just a 40 minute airplane ride says Cebgo president and CEO Alexander Lao

NEW ROUTES. Cebu Pacific announces 4 new routes, including its first international route out of Zamboanga City. File photo courtesy Cebu Pacific

4 Malaysian kidnap victims released by Abu Sayyaf in Sulu

Jun 08, 2016 - 3:33 PM

The victims who were kidnapped more than two months ago are now in Sandakan

Philippine official hits proposed Sabah barter ban

Jun 01, 2015 - 5:40 PM

This comes after 4 gunmen reportedly linked to the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group in the Philippines abduct two Malaysians in Sabah

CHEAPER GOODS. A rice vendor in Bongao in Tawi-Tawi, Philippines, sells rice from Sabah, a territory controlled by Malaysia but claimed by the Philippines. File photo by Karlos Manlupig

Abu Sayyaf kidnaps restaurant manager, customer in Sabah

May 15, 2015 - 2:04 PM

Four men swoop down on the popular Ocean King Seafood Restaurant and has reportedly fled toward Tawi Tawi province in the Philippines

Rappler Newscast | April 10, 2013

Apr 10, 2013 - 8:51 PM

Court upholds Garcia plea bargain deal LP bets arrested in Sabbah to be released Chinese fishermen charged with poaching in Tubbataha

LP bets 'billeted' in Sandakan set to be released

Apr 10, 2013 - 5:04 PM

President Aquino directed Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario to facilitate their immediate release

Pregnant evacuee dies in Sandakan

Mar 12, 2013 - 2:50 PM

The twins are in serious condition

'If you are Tausug, they will arrest you'

Mar 09, 2013 - 8:19 PM

Filipinos in Sandakan live in fear says a Filipino evacuee from Sabah who brought her entire family home

86 victims of human trafficking rescued in Zamboanga

Jan 13, 2013 - 11:06 PM

The raid took place when a PCG Special Operations Group received information that two fast craft vessels were carrying suspected victims of human smuggling

Google Maps aerial image of Zamboanga City and port area

Pinays rescued after a raid in Malaysia night club

Apr 20, 2012 - 3:20 PM

4 girls from the Philippines believed to be victims of human trafficking were rescued after a raid at a night club in Malaysia

Captain of damaged cruise ship: We did not need help

Apr 02, 2012 - 1:41 AM

Luxury cruise ship arrives in Sandakan Malaysia after drifting for 24 hours due to a fire in its engine room

File photo of Azamara Quest. Photo from Azamara Club Cruises