AFP’s giant aircraft lands again in Sulu

Photo courtesy of Western Mindanao Command

A giant aircraft of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) successfully landed in Sulu on December 10, 2021. This is the first since the Lockheed C-130 Hercules with tail number 5125 crashed last July 4. The Lockheed C-130 Hercules with tail number 5011, which landed at Jolo Airport earlier today, would ferry 65 military troops from… Continue reading AFP’s giant aircraft lands again in Sulu

Army helps conflict-displaced Sulu families return home

Conflict-displaced families in Patikul, Sulu returned to their village on Sunday, November 28, 2021, after more than half a decade, demonstrating the government’s successful “Balik Barangay Program” in the region. According to the Army’s 11th Infantry Division (11ID), 208 conflict-displaced families returned to their homes at Sitio Darayan, Barangay Buhanginan, Patikul, Sulu . Incursions between government… Continue reading Army helps conflict-displaced Sulu families return home

Military, Talipao LGU gives aid to 2 ASG surrenderers

Photo courtesy of JTF-Sulu Public Affairs Office

Two Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) surrenderers have been offered initial assistance by the military and municipality of Talipao in the province of Sulu in order to start a new life. The help included monetary incentives and a food package, according to Maj. Gen. William Gonzales, commander of Joint Task Force (JTF)-Sulu, who described it “as… Continue reading Military, Talipao LGU gives aid to 2 ASG surrenderers

Joint Task Force Sulu bids farewell to a marine battalion

Photo courtesy of 11th Infantry "Alakdan" Division

The Joint Task Force -Sulu presided over the send-off ceremony for the Marine Battalion Landing Team (MBLT) – 1 at Brgy. Tanduh Bato Pier in Luuk, Sulu. The send-off ceremony of MBLT-1 to be redeployed in the Province of Tawi-Tawi was graced by Joint Task Force-Sulu Commander MGen William N. Gonzalez, who was represented by… Continue reading Joint Task Force Sulu bids farewell to a marine battalion

Army troops conducts Civic Action Program in Patikul Sulu

Photo courtesy of 35th Infantry Makamandag Battalion, 11ID, Philippine Army

The 35th Infantry Battalion, commanded by Ltc Wilfredo B. Borgonia Jr, joined the 11th Infantry Division’s Civic Action Program at So Amman, Brgy Bangkal, Patikul, Sulu on July 23, 2021. The 11th Infantry Division and Joint Task Force Sulu Commander, MGen William N. Gonzales, the 1102nd Brigade Commander, BGen Benjamin G. Batara Jr, the Municipality… Continue reading Army troops conducts Civic Action Program in Patikul Sulu

6 children, 12 other individuals saved from a stranded boat in Sulu

Photo courtesy of Naval Task Group-Sulu

In the midst of bad weather, 18 people, including four crew members, were rescued from a motorboat in peril in the Sulu Sea. Twelve people and six children were rescued late Saturday between Bakungan Island, Patikul, and Tambanan Island, Luuk, according to Col. Hernanie Songano, commander of Joint Task Group-Sulu and the 4th Marine Brigade… Continue reading 6 children, 12 other individuals saved from a stranded boat in Sulu

Military hosts civic activities near C-130 crash site

Photo courtesy of 11th Infantry "Alakdan" Division

The Joint Task Force – Sulu, local government units, and agencies worked together to assist individuals affected by the C-130 crash and to thank the Tausug Heroes in Sitio Amman, Brgy Bangkal, Patikul Sulu. The civic action program “Nagpapasalamat at Nagpupugay” included the delivery of relief commodities for 83 families by the Department of Social… Continue reading Military hosts civic activities near C-130 crash site

Civilian stakeholders reach out to C-130 crash victims, local heroes

Photo courtesy of 11th Infantry "Alakdan" Division

Following the tragic C-130 Aircraft Accident on July 4, 2021, another chapter was added to the heartwarming story of “BAYANIHAN” in Sulu on July 19, 2021, as the Philippine Air Force and Joint Task Force Sulu facilitated the giving of support by civilian humanitarians to our compatriots who suffered the most from the ill-fated event.… Continue reading Civilian stakeholders reach out to C-130 crash victims, local heroes