Sulu Province, Philippines
List of Municipalities in the Sulu province within Region XV - ARMM in the Republic of The Philippines
Banguingui (formerly Tongkil) • Hadji Panglima Tahil (Marunggas) • Indanan • Jolo (Capital) • Kalingalan Caluang • Lugus • Luuk • Maimbung • Old Panamao • Omar • Pandami • Panglima Estino (New Panamao) • Pangutaran • Parang • Pata • Patikul • Siasi • Talipao • Tapul
Cities in the Province of Sulu: NONE
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Province of Sulu, Philippines
- Sulu has a total of 410 barangays, 19 municipalites, and 0 cities
- Land Area of Sulu (as of 2007, in hectares) = 343,699 (The land area of Omar is not included. No data yet.)
- Sulu is a 2nd class province.
- The province of Sulu is within Region XV-ARMM in the Sulu Achipelago
- The capital municipality of Sulu is Jolo
- 1 Geography of Sulu, Philippines
- 2 Location of Sulu, Philippines
- 3 History of Sulu, Philippines
- 4 People of Sulu, Philippines
- 5 Elected Government Officials of Sulu, Philippines
- 6 Businesses in Sulu, Philippines
- 7 Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Sulu, Philippines
- 8 Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Sulu, Philippines
- 9 Schools in Sulu, Philippines
- 10 Economy of Sulu, Philippines
- 11 Natural Resources of Sulu, Philippines
- 12 Tourists Attractions of Sulu, Philippines
- 13 Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Sulu, Philippines
- 14 Philippine News
- 15 Sulu Zip Codes
- 16 Sulu, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
- 17 The oldest living man or woman in Sulu, Philippines
- 18 Sulu, Philippines Photo Gallery
- 19 Disclaimer
Geography of Sulu, Philippines
The province consists of over 400 scattered, and almost isolated, islands, stretching from the tip of Zamboanga Peninsula southwestward towards Borneo. It forms one of the three southerly connections of the Philippines with Borneo.
Climate: The Sulu Archipelago is outside of the typhoon belt, and its climate is mostly warm, moist humidity, but precipitation is constant throughout the year. 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. The mean annual temperature is 26 degrees centigrade, and the maximum is 27 degrees centigrade.
Location of Sulu, Philippines
- 6.0000° N, 121.0000° E
- The Sulu Archipelago is the southernmost tip of The Philippines. It straddles both marine-rich Sulu Sea to the North and Celebes Sea to the South, and Borneo to the West.
History of Sulu, Philippines
Brief history: Inhabiting the shores and coast of the many islands which constitute the Sulu Archipelago, the people of this Philippine province historically take to a seafaring way of life. Long before Miguel Lopez de Legaspi of colonial Spain colonized Cebu in the early 1500s, foreign sea traders were already familiar with the busy waters of the Sulu Archipelago. When Manila and Cebu were still building their humble settlements, Jolo Island’s capital of Jolo was already a busy city, being one of the most important trading center in the Philippines with growing trade between its inhabitants and the Chinese merchants.
The early population of the archipelago had been influenced by the introduction of Islam toward the end of the fourteenth century by three historic men named Makdum, Raja Baginda, and Abu Bakr.
The Sultanate of the Sulu Archipelago began to rise as a system of government in those days, with Raja Baginda being its first supreme ruler. Abu Bakr succeeded him afterwards, firmly establishing Mohammedanism and effected governmental reforms.
The presence of foreign forces in the Sulu islands brought about several conflicts that caused the fall of the first organized state in early Philippines. For 300 years, beginning from the 16th century, the Suluans, as the people of the Sulu Archipelago are called, fought all alien forces that had attempted to dominate them and change their way of life.
The first armed conflict staged by the Suluans was against the Spaniards, around 1578, when Captain Esteban Rodriguez de Figueroa conducted an expedition against the Muslims. The "Moros," as the Spaniards liked to call them (relic of the Moors’ 900-year conquest of Spain), retaliated by pillaging the coastal towns in Visayas and Luzon under Spanish control.
This Muslim hostility caused the Spanish government to send at least five military expeditions to Jolo for punitive retaliation. The fourth expedition, led by Governor-General Corcuera in 1638, resulted in the first Spanish occupation of Jolo. The fighting, which lasted for three and a half months, forced the Suluans to flee their capital. Corcurera occupied the town, reconstructed its forts, and left a Spanish garrison behind. However, in 1646, this garrison was recalled to Manila and Jolo was thereby abandoned.
During the nineteenth century, the Spanish made a second occupation of Jolo. Spain eventually evacuated Jolo and the Sulu Archipelago for good in May 1899, and turned over the local government to the Suluans. Foreign domination of the archipelago continued during World War II when the Japanese occupied the Philippines. These short anecdotes of the area’s history have made the Sulu Archipelago what it is today.
Nowadays, with more Suluans being educated by the government school system, the normal reaction of fierce resistance to anything foreign has given way to an attitude of understanding and compromise, resulting in a mix of the old and new, a cornucopia of the east and west influence. This peaceful coexistence has been immortalized in the province’s official emblem, where the Cross-symbols of Christianity harmoniously blends in with the Crescent & Star, symbolizing the Islamic faith.
People of Sulu, Philippines
- For 2015 Sulu Population = 824,731
- For 2007 Sulu Population = 849,670
- Registered Voters of Sulu as of (2010) = 209,677
The principal dialect of the natives of the Sulu Archipelago is Tausog, a Muslim dialect. The rest speak Samal, Cebuano, Chavacano, Tagalog, and other Philippine dialects. English is also widely spoken.
- Elected officials of Sulu for the term of 2016-2019
- Provincial Governor of Sulu: Abdusakur "Sakur" Abubakar Tan II
- Provincial Vice-Governor of Sulu: Hadja Nurunisah Abubakar-Tan
- House Representatives of Sulu (Congress):
- 1st District: Tupay Loong
- 2nd District: Munir Arbison
- Assemblyman :
- 1st District: Nedra Burahan
- 2nd District: Irene Tillah
- First District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Alkhadar Loong
- Alkramer Izquierdo
- Ismunlatip Suhuri
- Alnakar Tulawie
- Basaron Burahan
- Second District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Alnur Arbison
- Daud, Nasser Jr.
- Ayob Pulahong
- Raihana Adam
- Akmadhan Sitin
- Elected officials of Sulu for the term of 2013-2016
- Provincial Governor of Sulu: Tan, Abdusakur Abubakar II (LP) LIBERAL PARTY
- Provincial Vice-Governor of Sulu: Tan, Abdusakur Mahail (LP) LIBERAL PARTY
- House Representatives of Sulu:
- 1st District: Tupay Tupay Loong - NATIONAL UNITY PARTY
- 2nd District: ARBISON, MARYAM - LIBERAL PARTY
- First District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Izquierdo, Alkramer Rasul
- Tulawie, Hanibal Hiponia
- Burahan, Basaron Muksan
- Suhuri, Ismun Latip Hadji
- Loong, Abubakar Jr. Osoteo
- Second District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Arbison, Alnur Napii
- Adam, Alganarham Mangumma
- Pulahong, Ayob Hayriya
- Daud, Nasser Jr. Tulawie
- Burahan, Abduradzmezer Wadjad
- Elected officials of Sulu for the term of 2010-2013
- Provincial Governor of Sulu: Abdusakur Mahail Tan
- Provincial Vice-Governor of Sulu: Benjamin Tupay Loong
- House Representatives of Sulu:
- Provincial Board Members:
- Elected officials of Sulu for the term of 2007-2010
- Governor of Sulu for the term of 2007-2010
- Member(s) of the House of Representatives of Sulu for the term of 2007-2010
Elected Barangay Officials within the Sulu Province
Businesses in Sulu, Philippines
- How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood
The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.
- DOST - Website
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- DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website
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- Gas Stations, Water Stations, Propane Stations
Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Sulu, Philippines
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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Sulu, Philippines
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- FILIPINOS WAKE UP! THE TAXES YOU PAID ARE USED BY THE GOVERNMENT TO EXCLUSIVELY FINANCE THE RELIGION OF ISLAM.
Freedom of religion, yes. Equality, yes. But no favoritism.
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Schools in Sulu, Philippines
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School year 2018-2019 starts Monday, Monday, June 4, 2018 and ends on Friday, April 5, 2019, for public elementary and secondary schools. The School Year shall consist of 208 school days inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training and the three days for the Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTC) conducted within the school year. However, learners are expected to be in school for a total of 200 class days.
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PUBLIC NOTICE: Why pretend that the National language of the Philippines is Tagalog? It should be English. To be a Teacher, doctor, lawyer, engineer, architect, nurse, computer technician; what books do you learn from? English books of course. All your tests are in English. The constitution of the Philippines is written in English. All the laws and new laws introduced by congress are in English. For that matter, you can't be a teacher in a school system unless you know English. The "Licensure Exam for Teachers" is in ENGLISH! Who are these people forcing Tagalog down our throats? Tagalog is simply one of the many dialects of the Philippines. Keep your dialects but learn and be proficient in ENGLISH.
The name of your school in Sulu can be listed here. You can list it like this:
- Name of School. Private or Public. It can be an elementary school, high school, college.
- Address of your school
- Telephone Number
- Principal of the school
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Economy of Sulu, Philippines
The Sulu Archipelago is, surprisingly, a progressive province for income standards. While there is an absence of natural mineral deposits, the area nevertheless abounds with valuable timber resource. Lying outside the typhoon belt, the archipelago is blessed with a year-round bounty of harvests from the land and the surrounding seas.
Due to the character of soil and climate, the province of Sulu grows greater variety of products than any other part of the country. In addition to all the crops of the islands, which consist mostly of abaca, coconut, and fruits like oranges, lanzones, and jacks, other fruits that do not grow in the northern islands of The Philippines are harvested here, such as the mangosteen and durian.
Fishing is the most important area industry. Trepang and pearls are extensively harvested from the area’s rich waters. Sea turtles and fish of all kinds are also caught. Unfortunately, most of the fishing industry has gone into the hands of the Chinese and Japanese.
When the Suluans take a break from their fishing activity, they engage in boat-building and mat weaving. The people have learned how to produce beautiful trays and combs out of turtle shells. Additionally, technology has taught them to preserve the durian and mangosteen fruits. Overall, the Sulu Archipelago has industries such as boat building, mat weaving, coffee processing, and fruit preservation (durian and mangosteen).
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Natural Resources of Sulu, Philippines
- Protect the environment
It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.
Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!
Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.
The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.
To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.
Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More
We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.
This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.
- Secretary Roy Cimatu - since May 8, 2017
- Department of Environment and Natural Resources
- Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.
Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power and thermal energy conversion. We have too many black outs.
Tourists Attractions of Sulu, Philippines
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Historical Points of interest:
Walled City – Jolo Island's walled city is the smallest in the world. Here is located the historic brick walls of Jolo that now crumble due to age, neglect, and decay. All around, there are evidence of Jolo´s historic and continuous strife. At the entrance of the city are four ancient gates which were once used as watchtowers, and several visible, yet symbolic, mounds that represent public graves of fallen Spanish and American soldiers who died from conflict against the fiercely independent Muslim warriors.
Provincial Capitol – It was constructed during the administration of Governor Murphy Sangkula. This is also considered one of Jolo´s main tourist attractions because of its beautiful Moorish-inspired architectural design.
Port Asturias - Located .85 km away from the town center of Jolo.
American Calvary Monument - It is by far the only existing museum of its kind in the Sulu Archipelago. It is located a little more than 1 km. from the central town of Jolo.
Maubo Beach - It boasts of at least 1 km of powder-white sand, and is frequented by the local citizenry due to its public accessibility.
Tandu Beach - Located just 2 kms. away from the Jolo town center, it is also a beautiful white sand beach.
Tadjung Beach - Another white sandy beach just 3 kms. away from the Jolo town proper.
Special Tourist Interest:
Pearl Farm at Marungas Island - It can be reached by a 30-minute pump boat (motorized outrigger canoe) ride from the island of Jolo. The Sulu Sea is dotted with coral reefs and can provide some of the world’s best dive spots for those seeking the ultimate in underwater beauty and adventure. At least half of the world's known sea shell species are found in the immensely rich marine waters of the Sulu Sea.
Tubbataja Reef - is the best-known dive site in the Sulu Sea, drawing divers from all over the world. Philippine dive books and diving experts claim that diving here is a wonderful experience due to the rich marine life that abounds in the reef. Snappers, sweet lips, groupers, angelfish and morays can be found amid huge fan corals and sponges. Large schools of barracudas, jacks, rainbow runners and surgeons pass by while schools of tuna race about. Most divers use Puerto Princessa in Palawan as their jump-off point. The most experienced dive cruise vessels are docked here.
How to get there: Jolo Island and its capital of Jolo is the gateway to the islands of the Sulu Archipelago. Three commercial flights are available daily from Zamboanga City.
Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Sulu, Philippines
In the Philippines a fiesta is usually celebrated in barrios or barangays. It is the official holiday of the LGU, the barangay. Filipinos love fiestas. It is a time for joy and celebration. A fiesta is of Spanish origin and is usually commemorated in association with a christian patron saint. Most barangays whose population have been clustered by Muslims(Moros) and their population is more than that of the Christians, the celebration of the fiesta have been cancelled and replaced with the Hari Raya or Eid al-Fitr.
The cities or municipalities usually have yearly festivals where all the barangays participate. The cities or municipalities hold contests for the best floats in parades.
Jolo Town Fiesta
Hariraya Puasa - A religious Muslim holiday.
Hariraya Hadji - A religious Muslim holiday.
Amon Jaded - A religious Muslim holiday.
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Sulu Zip Codes
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Sulu, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
Philippine Cycling is about cycling in the Philippnes. Philippine Cycling helps promote bike races, cycling clubs, bicycle tours, and the development of bicycle trails. Activities are coordinated with bike shops and cycling clubs throughout the Philippines to promote the fun of riding bikes. Philippine Cycling will be coordinating events with tour of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Road biking and mountain bikings will be promoted by Philippine Cycling.
Cycling Activity to Participate In
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