• MMEA ship detentions

    Malaysia: MMEA Johor detains two vessels in illegal ship-to-ship bunker transfer The Johor state division of Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) on Tuesday (6 October) said it detained two vessels […]

  • ASG hostage killed

    An Indonesian fisherman held hostage by the Abu Sayyaf group has died following a shootout between the Philippines security force and militants in the coastal town of Patikul in Sulu […]

  • INDOMAPLHI exercises

    Exercise to focus on piracy, Abu Sayyaf Group. Zambo City hosts 4th trilateral security exercise By Teofilo Garcia, Jr The city government was elated that this city is part of […]

  • Closer PL, Indo ties?

    Threat from Daesh-linked terrorists persists. Duterte wants to intensify maritime security ties with Indonesia By TRISHA MACAS President Rodrigo Duterte has expressed his intention to improve the Philippines’ maritime security […]

  • Duterte maintains hardline

    Duterte maintains hardline approach. Duterte to AFP: Sink terrorists’ boats By: Leila B. Salaverria President Duterte wants no mercy for terrorists at sea, saying that the military should sink their vessels […]

  • Eyes in the sky

    The eyes in the skies. M’sia leads joint air patrol against Sulu Sea terrorist threats Malaysia today led the Trilateral Air Patrol (TAP), which also includes Indonesia and the Philippines, […]

  • Boost for Sulu security

    The region of the Sulu Sea, just last year branded the ‘New Somalia’, is benefiting from a new trilateral security initiative. However, key challenges remain. Security in the Sulu Sea is […]