Sultanate of Sulu - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Sultanate of Sulu


7 governors, 132 mayors in Mindanao lose power over police

Jul 05, 2017 - 7:30 AM

UPDATED Napolcom points to the local executives ‘failure to impose measures to suppress terroristic acts and prevent lawless violence in their territories’

MNLF, sultans want out of Bangsamoro

May 13, 2015 - 7:42 PM

Will Tausugs vote no to the Bangsamoro autonomous region?

INCLUSIVITY. About 500 residents attend the Senate public hearing on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law on Wednesday, May 13, at Jolo, Sulu.

Sabah standoff leader dies in Tawi-Tawi

Jan 13, 2015 - 10:45 PM

Agbimuddin Kiram dies of cardiac arrest police say

Faith, struggle and the Tausugs

Dec 17, 2014 - 3:25 PM

A narrative about faith sacrifice bravery heroism and freedom

ROYAL PALACE. A mini replica of the Astanah Darul Jambangan (Royal Palace) is set up inside the ARMM Compound in Cotabato City as part of the 25th anniversary of the region. It was the official residence of the Sultanate until it was destroyed by a typhoon in 1932. Photo by Amir Mawallil

On Jamalul Kiram III, Nur Misuari and colonial mentality

Dec 01, 2013 - 9:38 AM

Kiram s death the Sabah standoff and the Zamboanga siege serve as reminders of how colonial our mentality about our nation can sometimes be

Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III dies

Oct 20, 2013 - 9:33 AM

Kiram 76 dies of organ failure

Thousands flee Sabah

Mar 30, 2013 - 3:42 PM

Close to 5 000 Filipinos flee Sabah to escape the ongoing fighting

Due to Sabah? PH-MILF talks postponed

Mar 25, 2013 - 2:46 PM

It would have been the first round of talks in Malaysia after hostilities erupted in Sabah

Shadows of Sabah

Mar 19, 2013 - 9:29 AM

History repeats itself because Sabah remains the promised land to many Muslims

Detained Kiram soldiers may be released soon

Mar 18, 2013 - 1:29 PM

Detained in a navy base in Tawi Tawi the charges filed against them are bailable

MEDICAL ATTENTION: A PAO doctor examines a member of the Royal Sultanate Force (Photo by Carmela Fonbuena)

Aquino leads Jabidah remembrance

Mar 18, 2013 - 9:50 AM

UPDATED President Benigno Aquino III is the first president to commemorate the gruesome killing of young Muslim recruits in 1968

The cliff from where lone survivor Jivin Arula jumped to escape the Jabidah massacre. 18 Mar 2013, photo by RAPPLER/ John Javellana.

Rappler Newscast | March 15, 2013

Mar 15, 2013 - 8:50 PM

DOJ to file charges vs 38 Sultan Kiram followers Sen Honasan talks about missed opportunities and Pope Francis role in Argentina s Dirty War

Meet the Royal House of Patikul

Mar 15, 2013 - 5:53 PM

Sultan Ibrahim Bahjin Shakirullah II laments how they are being ignored by the national government and the media

Roxas, Kiram discuss ‘disengagement’

Mar 11, 2013 - 2:09 PM

Roxas will report to Aquino the Kirams list of questions and concerns that he says can be addressed by Malaysia

'EXPLORATORY TALKS.' Interior Secretary Mar Roxas meets with Esmail Kiram (2nd from left) and discuss "disengagement" and questions and concerns the Kirams want conveyed to President Aquino and Malaysia. Photo by Ayee Macaraig

Rappler Newscast | March 7, 2013

Mar 07, 2013 - 8:52 PM

PH calls for release of 21 peacekeepers in Syria Malaysia rejects Kiram s ceasefire offer Sex abuse victims blacklist papal candidates

60 dead in standoff - Malaysian police

Mar 07, 2013 - 6:36 PM

UPDATED The number includes 52 Filipinos while Malaysian security forces are still hunting down the rest of the sultan s men

FILIPINOS DEAD. This handout picture from Malaysia's Ministry of Defence taken on March 6, 2013 purportedly shows a dead gunmen from the Philippines on the ground after clashes in the village of Tanduo in Sabah. AFP PHOTO / Malaysia Ministry of Defence

Kirams declare ceasefire in Sabah

Mar 07, 2013 - 12:39 PM

2nd UPDATE The Kiram family says its followers will not take any more armed action from today

Fighter jets seen again over Sabah

Mar 07, 2013 - 9:36 AM

Fighter jets were seen again over Lahud Datu where the Sulu sultan s followers are holed up

HIGH ALERT. Sabah's east coast is now on alert following the crackdown on the Filipinos in Lahud Datu

13 bodies found in Sabah - report

Mar 07, 2013 - 8:53 AM

UPDATED 12 of the corpses were buried in shallow graves and the 13th was another Filipino killed in a shootout on Wednesday

SABAH SIEGE. An armed Malaysian policemen mans a security checkpoint in Lahad Datu on March 6, 2013. AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFAN

DFA to apologize to Kirams

Mar 06, 2013 - 3:19 PM

Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario is taking full responsibility for the Kirams missing letter

Kiram refused PH, Malaysia deal

Mar 06, 2013 - 8:45 AM

The sultan turned down a deal for his men to go free if they agreed to stand down peacefully according to the Philippine government

DEFIANT SULTAN. Jamalul Kiram III turned down the offer of the Philippine and Malaysian governments to stand down in exchange for his men not to face charges

Malaysia doubts success of assault

Mar 05, 2013 - 11:04 PM

Malaysia s national police chief raises the possibility that Filipino gunmen might have slipped away

Pinoy gunmen survive Sabah raid

Mar 05, 2013 - 7:52 PM

Filipino gunmen loyal to Jamalul Kiram III say they re fine

OPERATION SUCCESFUL? An army helicopter flies in Cenderawasih near the area where the stand-off with Filipino Sulu gunmen and Malaysian security forces was taking place in Tanduao village on March 5, 2013. AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFAN

Sultan followers face what case?

Mar 04, 2013 - 11:16 AM

Vice President Binay also recalls meeting Kiram accidentally last month

HIGH ALERT. Sabah's east coast is now on alert following a standoff that reportedly led to 3 deaths.

12 killed in fresh Sabah clash

Mar 04, 2013 - 8:47 AM

3rd UPDATE Fears mount that violence linked to a deadly standoff between Malaysian police and Filipino followers of the Sulu Sultanate have spread

Sabah, Merdeka and Aquino

Mar 03, 2013 - 8:08 AM

Sabah is not just an academic or political issue It is about social networks deeply rooted in the past

Malaysian peace monitors in PH at risk after Sabah assault

Mar 03, 2013 - 1:23 AM

Authorities beefs up the security as part of precautionary measures

PH awaits word on ship to Sabah

Mar 02, 2013 - 5:18 PM

The humanitarian ship will bring medical and food supplies to assist those in need of help in Lahud Datu Sabah

Palace to Kirams: Surrender

Mar 02, 2013 - 3:18 PM

UPDATED Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda says there s no telling what Malaysian authorities can do and what action they will take

HIGH ALERT. Sabah's east coast is now on alert following a standoff that reportedly led to 3 deaths.

[TIMELINE] Sabah's bloody Friday

Mar 01, 2013 - 11:51 PM

A timeline of the events that transpired on Friday March 1 2013 when Malaysian security forces assaulted a group of Filipinos holed up in Sabah

'Small window' to end Sabah conflict

Mar 01, 2013 - 9:47 PM

Communications Secretary Ricky Carandang concedes the standoff in Sabah is not over since Malaysian forces and the followers of the Sultan are still in the area

SULU RULER. Sultan Jamalul Kiram III told reporters on Friday, February 22 in the Taguig Blue Mosque that followers had a right to remain in Sabah because his sultanate still had sovereignty over the Malaysian state. AFP Photo/Noel Celis

Sultan fears crackdown

Mar 01, 2013 - 9:05 PM

But Malacañang gives assurances that there is no fighting right now

HIGH ALERT. Sabah's east coast is now on alert following a standoff that reportedly led to 3 deaths.

Malaysia agreed to talk then...

Mar 01, 2013 - 8:45 PM

A meeting with the Malaysian embassy caught them off guard when the Sabah firefight erupted the Sulu Sultanate claims

'10 DEAD.' Led by Sultan Jamalul Kiram III, the Sultanate of Sulu says 10 Filipinos died in Sabah after an alleged exchange of gunshots. Photo by Jerald Uy

PH turns to diplomacy after Sabah shooting

Mar 01, 2013 - 4:36 PM

Through a note verbale the Philippines asks Malaysia to explain the shooting in Sabah

Malaysia denies firing first shot in Sabah

Mar 01, 2013 - 1:40 PM

UPDATED Malaysia security forces have not taken a single shot the Malaysian Home Affairs minister says

10 dead, 4 wounded in Sabah - Sultan

Mar 01, 2013 - 12:55 PM

UPDATED Malaysia however says 3 were killed including two members of its security force

Rappler Newscast | February 26, 2013

Feb 26, 2013 - 8:52 PM

Sultan of Sulu wants standoff settled before ordering followers to leave 9 Team PNoy bets make it to Magic 12

DFA sends envoy to end Sabah standoff

Feb 26, 2013 - 6:36 PM

Undersecretary Jose Brillantes will coordinate with local authorities to help resolve peacefully the crisis

EXPERIENCED DIPLOMAT. DFA Usec Jose Brillantes was Philippine ambassador to Malaysia from 1996 to 2002. File photo by Carlos Santamaria

Rappler Newscast | February 25, 2013

Feb 25, 2013 - 8:53 PM

Sultan of Sulu seeks US aid in Sabah standoff PNoy signs law recognizing human rights violations during martial law years British cardinal Keith O’Brien resigns

NUJP: PH must denounce arrest of Al Jazeera journos

Feb 21, 2013 - 7:20 PM

The NUJP says the Philippine government should show disapproval over the incident

DETAINED IN SABAH. Al Jazeera producer Jamela Aisha Alindogan and her companions were held for questioning - but were eventually released - by Malaysian authorities.

Tawi-Tawi fears violence from standoff

Feb 19, 2013 - 4:43 PM

Locals are afraid that the supporters of one of the heirs to the Sulu throne will provoke further tension in the province

TENSION IN TAWI-TAWI. Local business owners in Tawi-Tawi say they have already being affected by the threat of a possible spillover of violence from the standoff in Sabah. Photo by Richard Falcatan

Sabah as the last gold coin

Feb 19, 2013 - 10:57 AM

Is the sultanate dead? It was the Kirams who held on tenaciously to the dreams of the past drawing followers in Sulu and Tawi Tawi

PH tells Pinoys in standoff: Leave

Feb 18, 2013 - 4:08 PM

We do not entertain any demands and will not recognize the Royal Sulu Army Malaysia says

FILIPINOS IN SABAH. A villager lets his cocks fight in Tanjung Labian in the area where the suspected Philippine militants are holding off near Lahad Datu on the Malaysian island of Borneo, on February 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFAN

We won't leave Sabah, says sultan

Feb 18, 2013 - 1:22 AM

Why should we leave our own home? In fact the Malaysians are paying rent to us