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  The Apostolic Vicariate of Jolo
Sulu is an archipelago of over 457 islands located on the southernmost part of the Philippines.
The Apostolic Prefecture of Jolo was established on December 28, 1953.
It was raised to an apostolic vicariate on July 12, 1958 and remains a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Zamboanga.
www.cbcponline.net /jolo   (556 words)

  
  Jolo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jolo is an island in the southwest Philippines.
It is located in the Sulu Archipelago, between Mindanao and Borneo, and has a population of approximately 300,000 people.
Jolo is also the name of the city on the island which serves as the capital of the Sulu province.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jolo   (150 words)

  
 THE SULU ARCHIPELAGO   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Lying outside the typhoon belt, the archipelago is blessed with a year-round bounty of harvests from the land and the surrounding seas.
February is considered the coldest month, while May to August are the hottest with a mean relative humidity of 86% (one of the hottest in the country), and January to April is considered the dry period with a monthly average of 7 to 9 inches of rainfall.
Language / Dialect: The principal dialect of the natives of the Sulu Archipelago is Tausog, a Muslim dialect.
www.zamboanga.com /html/tourist_sulu_archipelago.htm   (1338 words)

  
 WOW Philippines :: Explore Philippines :: Famous For
Jolo's walled city is the smallest in the world.
At the entrance of the city are four gates that were used as watch towers and several mounds that were the burial grounds of Spanish and American soldiers who died in the hands of the Muslim warriors.
The Sulu Sea is dotted with coral reefs and can provide probably some of the world's best dive spots for those seeking the ultimate in underwater beauty and adventure.
www.tourism.gov.ph /explore_phil/place_details.asp?content=famousefor&province=118   (266 words)

  
 Jolo, Philippines   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sulu the island is in the extreme southern Philippines, in Sulu Province.
Jolo is located in the Sulu Archipelago, approximately halfway between Zamboanga on Mindanao Island and the Malaysian state of Sabah.
In 1903, Jolo became a part of the United States and was established as a province.
www.waltokon.com /Jolo01.html   (166 words)

  
 Various in Sulu
Jolo councilor Cocoy Tulawie observed that in the minds of the people of Sulu the presence of American soldiers in Sulu has emboldened the Filipino soldiers deployed in Sulu to commit human rights violations.
Sulu is known to be the birthplace of the Moro National Liberation Front who in the 70’s was one of the most fiercest fighters against the military during Marcos dictatorship that strongman Ferdinand Marcos had to order the military to burn its capital Jolo to the ground.
Sulu is filled with memories of violence and injustice, and at present cases of human rights violations are intensifying with the presence of US soldiers in the island.
www.arkibongbayan.org /2006-02Feb12-Sulu-2/Sulu.htm   (4013 words)

  
 tinagalog na gnu gpl
Jolo, the capital and main island group, is mountainous and of volcanic origin.
But Sulu was only occupied and made into a protectorate in 1876 when Gov Gen Malcampo, using naval artillery, succeeded in destroying the kota (fort) of Jolo, and prevented the smuggle of ammunition to the besieged forces.
In 1934, Arolas Tulawi of Sulu, Datu Manandang Piang and Datu Blah Sinsuat of Cotabato, and Sultan Alaoya Alonto of Lanao were elected to the 1935 Constitutional Convention.
archives.free.net.ph /message/20030817.134052.ad9af8fc.en.html   (3938 words)

  
 madnomad.com - Jolo, Philippines 1993
I already had it in mind to explore the islands that stretch south from the city of Zamboanga to the southernmost island of the Philippines just shy of Borneo.
The Sulu Archipelago - of which Basilan is one of the larger islands - is situated in the Sulu Sea, a region as remote from Manila as Timbuktu; a region of pirates, sea gypsies and stilted houses above verdant under water seaweed farms.
I was tired and alone but invigorated by a sense that this place was oddly different than anywhere else I'd been.
www.madnomad.com /jolo_1993.htm   (1395 words)

  
 Jolo, Philippines   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Jolo is the Capital of the Sulu Province: Jolo Island is mountainous, being volcanic in origin.
The island is bounded on the north by the Sulu Sea and on the south by the Celebes Sea.
Sulu Museum and Library: The records from the "Notes on Sulu Culture" by Oswalda A. Cabel at the Sulu Museum and Library 1993.
www.waltokon.com /Jolo04.html   (1770 words)

  
 MASSIVE  JOLO  REBUILDING  STARTS
Deles said the reconstruction and rehabilitation plan is expected to start on the first week of April with the rebuilding of 52 houses damaged by fighting in the Sulu towns of Panamao, Indanan and Parang.
His followers staged the attacks in Jolo, reportedly with the support of the Abu Sayyaf.
A military transport plane arrived in Jolo on Saturday, bringing tons of relief goods that were distributed to hungry refugees in Panamao, one of the towns most affected by the clashes.
www.newsflash.org /2004/02/hl/hl101894.htm   (609 words)

  
 Sun.Star Zamboanga - 9 hurt in Jolo blast   (Site not responding. Last check: )
NINE civilians were injured when a powerful 40mm mortar grenade launcher exploded near the premises of the Sulu Electric Cooperative (Suleco) compound, at Barangay Busbus, in Jolo, Sulu, Monday night, a report reaching the Southern Command said.
A Jolo source disclosed to Sun.Star Zamboanga when contacted late Tuesday said authorities are looking into other possible angles that the explosive could have come from bad elements in the area, including the sinister design of the Al Queda linked Abu Sayyaf extremist group.
The explosion occurred amid tight security in Jolo adopted by both the military and the police in the wake of the recent gun-attack of a Davao-based photo journalist who was in the city for an exclusive coverage with relevance to alleged massive graft and corruption embroiled in its local governance.
www.sunstar.com.ph /static/zam/2004/11/17/news/9.hurt.in.jolo.blast.html   (594 words)

  
 General Info   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The region is composed of the mainland provinces of Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur and the island provinces of Sulu and Taw-tawi.
The province of Maguindanao is located on the west of Central Mindanao; on the north by Lanao del Sur; on the east by Cotabato province and on the south by Sultan Kudarat and on the west by Illana Bay.
Sulu is principally agriculture-based having natural fertilie soil and ideal climate.
www.da.gov.ph /agribiz/region_armm.html   (710 words)

  
 Philippines: Philippines National Red Cross and ICRC help displaced families in Sulu   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Jolo is home to 700,000 people, most of whom are fishermen, local merchants or small farmers.
Land travel in the early part of the relief operation was impossible due to the risks of crossfire, landmines and attacks by armed groups.
Conditions in the centre the ICRC visited on the outskirts of Jolo are satisfactory but makeshift, and certainly not ideal for a lengthy stay.
www.icrc.org /web/eng/siteeng0.nsf/html/6AGL68!OpenDocument   (545 words)

  
 Asia-Pacific Initiative   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sulu ranks at the bottom in all categories of health, education, and employment.
When API Director, Al Santoli, first arrived in Sulu province in mid-2002, he found overcrowded schools with 60 to 90 children in windowless classrooms in sweltering tropical heat with no running water or restrooms, practically no textbooks and only 1 chair for every 6 or 7 children.
Your generous support is an inspiration to the children and their families in Jolo who are looking for a better future, of happiness rather than violence.
www.afpc.org /api.adopt.shtml   (357 words)

  
 Democratic Underground Forums - (President Arroyo) approves US troops' training in Sulu (Philippines)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
AMERICAN troops are to be deployed in the Muslim guerrilla stronghold of the Sulu island group in the Philippines this year for counter-terrorist training with Filipino troops, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's spokesman said Monday.
Sulu includes Jolo island, the stronghold of several hundred Abu Sayyaf gunmen who have kidnapped dozens of US and other foreign hostages over the past two years.
Jolo is a stronghold of the Abu Sayyaf group, which the US Government considers a foreign terrorist organisation with past links to al-Qaeda.
www.democraticunderground.com /duforum/DCForumID61/14861.html   (325 words)

  
 Manila Bulletin: Jolo priest shot dead by Abu Sayyaf.(Main News)@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: )
JOLO, Sulu (AFP) -- A Roman Catholic priest and his driver were shot dead Thursday by armed men believed to be members of the Abu Sayyaf group on the southern island of Jolo, the military and local officials said.
The slaying came shortly after the military revealed that it arrested the alleged leader of the Muslim extremist group in Manila.
Benjamin Inocencio, 41, and his driver were in a jeep in Jolo town when unidentified gunmen opened fire, killing the priest, driver, and at least two other people.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:68502975&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (222 words)

  
 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Sulu Archipelago rain forests (IM0156)
The precursors of the Sulu Islands were an arc of submarine volcanoes that have existed for at least 25 million years.
During the Pleistocene, the majority of the present Sulu Archipelago was one island, separated from Basilan-Mindanao to the north and greater Sibutu (and Borneo) to the south by deepwater channels of 205 m and 290 m depths, respectively.
The islands of the Sulu Archipelago were delineated as a separate ecoregion, the Sulu Archipelago Rain Forests [IM0156].
www.worldwildlife.org /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/im/im0156_full.html   (1408 words)

  
 Sulu: Preparing for the turnaround   (Site not responding. Last check: )
JOLO, Sulu -- Durian, lanzones and mangosteen costing at least half the price per kilo in Zamboanga City, were almost everywhere in Jolo last week, in the market, at the pier, along the sidewalks.
Sulu has a lot of catching up to do, particularly since it is the poorest in terms of human development indicators -- high poverty incidence, high infant and maternal mortality rates, low life expectancy, low literacy rates.
Until the last administration (2001 to 2003) most of Sulu's towns were governed by their mayors through remote control, the mayors holding office and residences in either Jolo or Zamboanga.
www.mindanews.com /2004/09/22nws-sulu.html   (1081 words)

  
 Citemar 6: JANJALANI: We Had Him Before!
It was through his efforts and Governor Tupay Loong of Sulu that the negotiations proved successful as the hostages were later released to the Philippine government after a few days of negotiations.
The five (5) others were nevertheless captured, three (3) of whom were later found out to be top ASG men, while one of the remaining two (2) turned out to be Khadafi Janjalani, the brother of then ASG leader, the notorious Abdurajak Janjalani.
The three (3) were interrogated, which was originally and purportedly conducted in order to buy time and keep them at bay at 2MBde Headquarters (and later at the Jolo Provincial Jail), in the hope of drawing the ASG into rescuing their comrades.
www.philippinemarinecorps.mil.ph /c6_janjalani.html   (1365 words)

  
 The Manila Times Internet Edition | METRO > Nur Misuari running for governor in Sulu   (Site not responding. Last check: )
JOLO, Sulu—Moro National Liberation Front (mnlf) founder Nur Misuari is definitely running for provincial governor of Sulu, his wife, Tarhata Ibrahim Misuari told THE MANILA TIMES on Sunday.
She also said her husband’s political rivals were lying when they claimed he was not a registered voter and had failed to file his certificate of candidacy with the Sulu Provincial Election registrar in Jolo.
Political analysts here in Sulu said Misuari’s decision to run for governor will be a problem for reelectionist Governor Yusoph Jikir, Misuari’s former chief of staff in the MNLF.
www.manilatimes.net /national/2004/mar/01/yehey/metro/20040301met3.html   (971 words)

  
 Hiyas Philippine Folk Dance Company - Southern Islands Repertoire   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Consisting of Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago, the south is inhibited by many Filipinos who have been converted to the Islamic faith long before the Spanish inquisition took place.
(Jolo, Sulu) Pangalay is a popular festival dance in Sulu.
Wedding celebrations among the rich families in Sulu are lavishly observed.
www.hiyas.org /mindanao.html   (709 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Jolo
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 Carolyn O. Arguillas, Fighting displaces 44,000 in Jolo
JOLO, Sulu-At least 44,000 residents in seven towns have been displaced by the ongoing military operations in the province, but relief and health workers have served less than half the number.
As military tanks and planes continued to hunt the bandits in the mountains in Sulu, hundreds of residents swarmed the Jolo police station to secure cedulas (barangay residence certificates).
Earlier, the Jolo police station was issuing clearances to an average of 10 people a day, but now the volume has jumped to more than 500.
www.hartford-hwp.com /archives/54a/257.html   (1138 words)

  
 'A raging cry for justice, peace, respect for human rights’ : QC IMC   (Site not responding. Last check: )
For the constitutional principle of the supremacy of civilian authority over the military to be adhered to both at the national level and in Sulu especially on questions of war and peace.
Matters of the peace processes, the MNLF question and Sulu peace and development should not be mainly left in military hands or determined by military minds.
Maximize civil society participation in Sulu peace and development efforts, especially in addressing the conflict between the government and the MNLF-Misuari group and in responding to the Provincial Executive/Legislative Agenda to "Rebuild Sulu".
qc.indymedia.org /mail.php?id=3022   (1121 words)

  
 Sulu:  where hope, like hopelessness, can be contagious   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Jolo and 17 other towns of Sulu province, have yet to rise from the ruins of the September 21, 1972 proclamation of martial law and the burning of Jolo on February 7, 1974.
“Jolo at that time was a paradise… It was very, very peaceful,” recalls Lampon, now the Bishop of Jolo.
As soon as he assumed post, Loong, who campaigned on a platform of livelihood and good governance, called Sulu’s elective leaders to a conference on “Bridging Sulu Divides,” in cooperation with the Asian Institute of Management-Mirant Center for Bridging Societal Divides and The Asia Foundation.
www.mindanews.com /2004/09/21gov-sulu.html   (871 words)

  
 Information by Country - Search Result   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Vicinity of Jolo, 6°05'50"N, 121°01'15"E, Philippines, Albatross sta.
Vicinity of Jolo, Sulu Prov., Philippines, 6°08'45"N, 121°03'E, Albatross sta.
Tambagaan, Bungau and Sibutu is., Sulu Archipelago, Philippines.
www.fishbase.org /country/TypeLocalitiesList.cfm?country=608   (843 words)

  
 PHILIPPINES HOSTAGES
Jolo is one of a long string of islands that stretches from the main southern Philippine island of Mindanao, across the Sulu Sea to Sabah in eastern Malaysia.
The reports also suggest a local leader of the Abu Sayyaf Muslim extremist group on Jolo island may be involved in the incident.
Sulu is one of a number of small, poor provinces in the southern Philippines where, according to local experts, the boundaries between Islamic extremist groups, pirates and private armies are often difficult to define.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/library/news/2000/04/000426-phil1.htm   (510 words)

  
 PHILIPPINES: Massacre of a civilian family by military caused intense fighting and massive displacement in Maimbong, ...
The fighting continue and spilled-over to neighboring towns in Jolo, Sulu displacing at least 26,000 civilians as of the end of February.
The renewed fighting in Jolo, Sulu indicates the military’s failure to adhere to Protocol II of the Geneva Convention that provides protection to victims of Non-International Armed Conflict.
I also urge the government to use peaceful solutions in resolving the Jolo, Sulu fighting rather than the continued military action in order to avoid further loss of lives and properties.
www.ahrchk.net /ua/mainfile.php/2005/1003?print=yes   (1463 words)

  
 Tropical Vikings [Brian's Military Ping List]
The people in the Sulu islands (Jolo and Basilan being the largest) have a long and enthusiastic history of tribal wars, raiding, slaving and piracy.
The Sulu islands, in particular, lie astride trade routes between the islands that are now Indonesia to the south, and the main islands of the Philippines to the north.
Spanish attempts to make deals with the Sultan of Sulu (on Jolo) were not very successful either, as the Sultan didn't really control all the clans and could not halt all the attacks on Christians.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/news/866639/posts   (1132 words)

  
 Manila Bulletin: More troops to Jolo.(Main News)@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: )
JOLO, Sulu (AFP) A US-trained Philippine force was sent to the southern island of Jolo on Saturday to counter threats from Muslim kidnapers who beheaded two Christians and are holding four women hostage.
About 40 members of a light reaction company will join a battalion of Marines who are on the way by ship to Jolo for possible operations against a gang linked to the Abu Sayyaf Muslim guerrillas.
However, Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Roy Cimatu said the government was also awaiting the results of five days of talks between officials and the mother of Moin Sahiron,...
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:90719654&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (213 words)

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