BRP Antonio Luna performs CBRN attack defense training and exercises

The BRP Antonio Luna, the Philippine Navy’s second guided-missile frigate, has demonstrated its capacity to safeguard its crewmen from chemical attack. “As the newest and the most capable asset in the Philippine Navy, BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151) conducts regular training and exercise so that it can respond to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) attacks,”… Continue reading BRP Antonio Luna performs CBRN attack defense training and exercises

North Korea says call to declare end of Korean War is premature

South Korea’s call to declare a formal end to the Korean War is premature as there is no guarantee it would lead to the withdrawal of the “US hostile policy” toward Pyongyang, North Korea state media KCNA reported on Friday, September 24, citing Vice Foreign Minister Ri Thae Song. South Korea President Moon Jae-in on… Continue reading North Korea says call to declare end of Korean War is premature

Military applauds public’s assistance in crushing NPA in Surigao del Sur

The military claimed on Thursday that the growing cooperation of local residents in Surigao del Sur has been critical in the government’s attempts to smash the province’s New People’s Army (NPA) insurgents. Lt. Col. Michael Rey Reuyan, commander of the 36th Infantry Battalion (36IB), issued a statement thanking the residents of Sitio Agsam, Barangay Cabas-an,… Continue reading Military applauds public’s assistance in crushing NPA in Surigao del Sur

Army, stakeholders plant 1500 trees in Tawi-Tawi

The Joint Task Force Tawi-Tawi, along with other agencies and partners, assisted the Tawi-Tawi Local Government in initiating the tree planting effort on September 21, 2021 through its MENRE. More than 1,500 saplings were planted at Barangays Pahut, Pasiagan, and Simandagit, all of Bongao, Tawi-Tawi. This activity is part of a series of activities associated… Continue reading Army, stakeholders plant 1500 trees in Tawi-Tawi

53IB, Zamboanga del Sur police plant trees, demonstrate marksmanship, accuracy skills after JPSCC

Photo courtesy of 53rd Infantry "Matapat" Battalion

After the recent Joint Peace and Security Coordinating Council (JPSCC) Meeting at 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) Headquarters, Camp Sabido, Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur, the Zamboanga del Sur Police Provincial Office (ZSPPO) and the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) planted trees and demonstrated their pistol marksmanship and accuracy skills. The tree-planting event was… Continue reading 53IB, Zamboanga del Sur police plant trees, demonstrate marksmanship, accuracy skills after JPSCC

Navy partakes in the observation of Mana Mo, International Coastal Clean Up Day

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The Naval Forces Southern Luzon, through its Civil-Military Operations Unit – Southern Luzon (CMOU-SL), Naval Special Operations Unit – 3 (NAVSOU-3) and Naval Reserve Center – Southern Luzon (NRCEN-SL), took part in the observation of the Maritime Archipelagic Nation Awareness Month (MANA Mo) organized by the Women in Maritime Philippines Bikol Chapter on Saturday, September… Continue reading Navy partakes in the observation of Mana Mo, International Coastal Clean Up Day

7 NPA rebels surrender in Davao del Norte

The 10th Infantry Division (10ID) claimed in a statement Wednesday that seven guerrillas from the communist terrorist New People’s Army, including two minors, surrendered to the 60th Infantry Battalion (60IB) in Davao del Norte, carrying with them four high-powered firearms. They are all members of the Weakened Guerilla Front (WGF) 3, Sub Regional Committee (SRC)… Continue reading 7 NPA rebels surrender in Davao del Norte

2 NPA fighters killed in Surigao Sur clash — 36IB

According to the Cantilan Municipal Police Station, two New People’s Army (NPA) insurgents were killed in an encounter in Surigao del Sur on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. The conflict occurred at 5 PM in the mountainous terrain of Sitio Agsam, Barangay Cabas-an in Cantilan. β€œThe 36th Infantry Battalion (36IB) of the Army informed this police… Continue reading 2 NPA fighters killed in Surigao Sur clash — 36IB

Philippine Army’s 5ID unearth NPA anti-personnel mine ‘factory’ in Cagayan

After conducting airstrikes against the insurgents, the military uncovered a New People’s Army (NPA) bunker in Barangay Dungeg, Sta. Teresita, Cagayan, where the rebels had been manufacturing anti-personnel mines. According to Maj. Jekyll Dulawan, a spokesperson for the 5th Infantry Division (5ID), troops on a reconnaissance patrol encountered about 40 NPA fighters, resulting in a… Continue reading Philippine Army’s 5ID unearth NPA anti-personnel mine ‘factory’ in Cagayan

Marawi rehabilitation on pace despite skepticisms from critics — Task Force Bangon Marawi

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Government attempts to rebuild Marawi City, which was leveled during a five-month siege between government forces and Maute terrorists in 2017, would not be deterred by criticism. According to chair and Housing Secretary Eduardo del Rosario, Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) remains committed to meeting the needs of impacted residents and restoring normalcy to their… Continue reading Marawi rehabilitation on pace despite skepticisms from critics — Task Force Bangon Marawi