Sulu, an autonomous province located in the southernmost part of the Philippines consists of over 157 scattered and almost remote islands. Composed of diverse community of Muslims, Christians and Badjaos. It is also dominated by Tausugs who were among the first inhabitants of the Philippines to embrace Islam as a religion and a way of life. Badjao is a tribal group commonly known as the “Sea Gypsies”. Badjao has a seaborne lifestyle. Many Badjao have migrated to Sabah in Malaysia and Sulawesi and Kalimantan in Indonesia because of conflict in the region between the government and revolutionary Muslim groups. The typical houses in Sulu are made of bamboo and lumber. Fishing is the most significant industry since the Sulu Sea is one of the abundant fishing grounds in the Philippines. Despite the fact that Sulu is rich in natural resources, based on a survey conducted by National Statistical Coordination Board or NSCB in 2011, Sulu is considered as the poorest province in the Philippines with a poverty incidence level of 63.2 percent. via

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