Rappler's latest stories on Sulu bombing
(UPDATED) Joint Task Force Sulu commander Major General Corleto Vinluan Jr blames the Abu Sayyaf Group for the bombing
House Sergeant at Arms Romeo Prestoza says they have yet to detect any 'substantial' security threats for SONA 2019
Task Force Davao commander Colonel Consolito Yecla says there will also be a 'No Jacket Policy' when approaching inspection areas during the Kadayawan festival
Security analysts say the apparent suicide bombings in the country over the past 12 months are a worrying escalation of militancy driven by the influence of the Islamic State in Southeast Asia
(UPDATED) Investigators have also yet to determine whether any of the attackers were Filipino
The military identifies Abu Sayyaf Group leader Hatib Sawadjaan as the mastermind of the attacks. He pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.
(UPDATED) The United States denounces this 'senseless violence' while the European Union says this is 'also an attack against the basic right to practice one's religion'
The cathedral the morning after Sunday's fatal explosions
The Jolo Cathedral bombing occurs while the entire Mindanao is under President Rodrigo Duterte's martial law