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(Placename) an island in the SW Philippines: the main island of the Sulu Archipelago. Pop: 87 998 (2000). Area: 893 sq km (345 sq miles)



an island in the SW Philippines: the main island of the Sulu Archipelago. 237,683; 345 sq. mi. (894 sq. km).
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The entire police force of Jolo, capital town of Sulu province, was axed following a jailbreak involving 29 inmates, mostly facing drug charges, on Saturday morning.
The entire police force of Jolo, Sulu has been sacked over the escape of at least 12 prisoners at the Jolo Municipal Police Station (MPS) last Saturday.
The 12 detainees who managed to escape successfully from the police jail in Jolo town were mostly facing drug charges and were being hunted by police, troops and village guards in nearby towns, AP quoted police as saying.
Migz Zubiri of the sub-committee on the BBL conducted public hearings in Jolo and Tawi-Tawi yesterday.
Therefore, the demand for engineers is continuous for both Qataris and non-Qataris since we are all one family living on this land as HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani had previously said," Jolo told Qatar Tribune in an exclusive interview recently.
The rest were brought to nearby Jolo island, she added without elaborating.
The 25-year-old Abu Asrie is believed to be a member of the Jolo-based Lucky 9 kidnap-for-ransom group with links to the Abu Sayyaf group based in jungles of Jolo and Basilan islands in southern Philippines.
The militants are believed to be holding more than 20 hostages, including 14 foreigners, on Jolo island and the nearby province of Basilan.
Governor Remulla was joined by Vice Governor Jolo Revilla, Cavite City Mayor Totie Paredes and some local government officials during the initial meeting at Cavite City.
Suspected Abu Sayyaf militants have reportedly beheaded a Malaysian citizen held captive since May on the southern Philippine island of Jolo.
NEW FIT Violet Jolo had a new leg fitted by 500 miles
Manila: Two people were wounded and escaped death when a grenade exploded in front of a Catholic cathedral in Jolo, southern Philippines, sources said.