6 communist terrorists surrender; 4 firearms yielded in Sarangani

Six communist terrorists laid down their arms in Sarangani on November 30, 2021. Their identities were not disclosed for their safety and security. According to Maj. Gen. Alfredo Rosario, Jr., Commander of Western Mindanao Command, the six were members of the Militia ng Bayan under Central Platoon Musa, Far South Mindanao Region (FSMR) and are… Continue reading 6 communist terrorists surrender; 4 firearms yielded in Sarangani

Local terrorist neutralized in Maguindanao encounter

An encounter transpired between the military and members of the Daulah Islamiyah-Tureife Group in the wee hours of December 1, 2021. The soldiers and intelligence operatives under the Joint Task Force Central were on operation when they encountered the enemies at Sitio Ulangkaya, Barangay Ganta, Shariff Saydona Mustapha, Maguindanao. “Upon arrival in the area, troops… Continue reading Local terrorist neutralized in Maguindanao encounter

Medical supplies bound for Sulu and Tawi-Tawi transported with the help of gov’t troops

Photo courtesy of Western Mindanao Command, AFP

Soldiers of the Joint Task Force Zamboanga and marine troops of the Marine Battalion Landing Team-11 actively participate in the hauling of medical supplies bound to Sulu and Tawi-Tawi. Also, troops of the 35th Infantry Battalion facilitated the unloading of the shipments from the Multipurpose Assault Craft (MPAC) of the Naval Forces Western Mindanao at… Continue reading Medical supplies bound for Sulu and Tawi-Tawi transported with the help of gov’t troops

NPA attack on gov’t troops disrupts delivery of much-needed basic services in Northern Samar

Photo courtesy of PNP Air Unit

The Philippine Army has denounced the New People’s Army (NPA) for injuring a soldier while serving in a community support program (CSP) in Las Navas, Northern Samar. Soldiers were in the area on Monday, according to Col. Perfecto Peñaredondo, commander of the Philippine Army’s 803rd Infantry Brigade, to help resolve concerns exploited by the terrorist… Continue reading NPA attack on gov’t troops disrupts delivery of much-needed basic services in Northern Samar

Army helps conflict-displaced Sulu families return home

Conflict-displaced families in Patikul, Sulu returned to their village on Sunday, November 28, 2021, after more than half a decade, demonstrating the government’s successful “Balik Barangay Program” in the region. According to the Army’s 11th Infantry Division (11ID), 208 conflict-displaced families returned to their homes at Sitio Darayan, Barangay Buhanginan, Patikul, Sulu . Incursions between government… Continue reading Army helps conflict-displaced Sulu families return home

Reservists cited for community volunteerism efforts

In an online conferment rite on Monday, November 29, 2021, the Army Reserve Command’s 1502nd Community Defense Center (1502CDC) in Agusan del Sur received the Caraga Region’s Most Outstanding COVID-19 Volunteer Organization Award. The unit’s contributions to the government’s pandemic response efforts were recognized by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Region 13 and… Continue reading Reservists cited for community volunteerism efforts

Army takes part in nationwide 3-day COVID-19 vaccination drive

Photo courtesy of Philippine Army

The Philippine Army supports the government’s effort to safeguard the people from the threat of COVID-19 by participating in its nationwide three-day immunization drive. From November 29 to December 1, 2021, the Philippine Army deployed two medical teams through the Army General Hospital (AGH) to assist in the administration of vaccines in Metro Manila. Col.… Continue reading Army takes part in nationwide 3-day COVID-19 vaccination drive

Joint Task Force Central awards medals to 3 wounded troopers for their heroism

Photo courtesy of 6th Infantry Division - Kampilan

Major General Juvymax R. Uy, Commander of the Joint Task Force Central and the 6th Infantry (KAMPILAN) Division led the pinning of medals to three JTF Central Troopers of the 6th Infantry Battalion at Camp Siongco Station Hospital inside Headquarters, 6th Infantry Division, Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao on November 26, 2021. The JTF Central… Continue reading Joint Task Force Central awards medals to 3 wounded troopers for their heroism

Army recovers CNT arms cache in Agusan del Sur

Soldiers from the Army’s 67th Infantry “Agila” Battalion found a cache of high-powered firearms from CPP-NPA Terrorists (CNTs) in Barangay Maligaya, Rosario, Agusan Del Sur on November 26, 2021. A former member of Platoon Medic of FGF 14, Sub-Regional Committee (SRC) Southland, Northeastern Mindanao Regional Command (NERMC), discovered the arms cache. Two M16A1 rifles and… Continue reading Army recovers CNT arms cache in Agusan del Sur

WESCOM participates in National COVID-19 Vaccination Days

Photo courtesy of Western Command Armed Forces of the Philippines

Western Command complies with and fully supports President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive to designate November 29 to December 1, 2021 as “National Vaccination Days” in order to expedite the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to the populace outside the NCR, particularly in the province of Palawan and the city of Puerto Princesa. Over the course of the… Continue reading WESCOM participates in National COVID-19 Vaccination Days