The Sulu Archipelago
, with more than 400 islands, is a treasure trove of marine resources.
Meanwhile, UK citizens were also warned against 'all travel to western and central Mindanao and the Sulu archipelago
' due to 'terrorist activity and clashes between the military and insurgent groups.'
Sibutu Passage is a deep channel some 18 miles (around 29 kilometers) wide that separates Borneo from the Sulu Archipelago
Residents of MIMAROPA, Western Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, and Sulu archipelago
will experience light to moderate to at times heavy monsoon rains by Tuesday.
Last April 9, the embassy warned its staff against traveling to the Sulu archipelago
, citing crime, terrorism, civil unrest, and kidnappings there.
In line with its mission to reach children in the most deprived and marginalized sector, Save the Children started a community health program in the Sulu archipelago
with offices in Jolo.
According to the ambassador, the three men were moved and had to island-hopped to various small islands on the Sulu archipelago
as their captors were avoiding the Philippine military operation.
Among the Moros, the Maranaos of the Lanao provinces comprise one of the three major groups that make up the majority of these tribes (two others are Maguindanaon of North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat and Maguindanao provinces, and the Tausug of the Sulu Archipelago
, which includes the Tawi-Tawi group of island).
Many hostages are taken to Abu Sayyaf's nearby stronghold within the Sulu Archipelago
, also within the ARMM.
Local security experts told the Telegraph that the local economy of the Sulu archipelago
, where the group flourishes, is so dependant on "the kidnap business" that it's become "an engrained way of life."
The ASG operates mainly in Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi Provinces in the Sulu Archipelago
and has a presence on Mindanao.