Facing the enemyA soldier reviews wanted posters for Abu Sayyaf guerillas.
Armed patrolFully-armed military escorts are needed throughout Jolo Island to protect against rebel attacks.
Hearts and MindsThe U.S. and Philippine Army are attempting to win the loyalties of the local villagers through humanitarian missions.
Peril in paradiseA soldier in a Jolo village.
General Juancho Sabban, the leader of the Philippine efforts to root out Abu Sayyaf guerillas on Jolo Island
Soldiers entering a village.
Alert for attacks in a Jolo town
Philippine soldiers have been trained by U.S. Green Berets, but often must rely on military hand-me-downs and decades-old equipment.
A soldier wears a mask to protect his face from Jolo's dusty roads.
Public transportation, Jolo style.
Author John Falk, on assignment.