Top NPA leader, 8 comrades surrender to 23IB in Agusan del Norte

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A prominent leader of the New People’s Army (NPA) and eight of his adherents on Wednesday surrendered to the 23rd Infantry Battalion (23IB) at the unit’s headquarters in Barangay Alubihid, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte. The surrenderers are members of the defunct Guerrilla Front 4A (DGF-4A), North Central Mindanao Regional Committee of the NPA, armed wing… Continue reading Top NPA leader, 8 comrades surrender to 23IB in Agusan del Norte

Military, Talipao LGU gives aid to 2 ASG surrenderers

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Two Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) surrenderers have been offered initial assistance by the military and municipality of Talipao in the province of Sulu in order to start a new life. The help included monetary incentives and a food package, according to Maj. Gen. William Gonzales, commander of Joint Task Force (JTF)-Sulu, who described it “as… Continue reading Military, Talipao LGU gives aid to 2 ASG surrenderers

53IB Commanding Officer recognizes CAAs in distant command post

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During his visit to Cogonan Patrol Base, a remote patrol base in the town of Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur, the Commanding Officer of the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB), Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera, awarded Certificates of Recognition and Letters of Commendation as part of his commitment to keep the CAFGU Active Auxiliaries (CAAs)… Continue reading 53IB Commanding Officer recognizes CAAs in distant command post

Reservists provide services in far-flung places

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The ROTC cadets with the organic and reservists personnel of Alpha Coy, 1204th Ready Reserve Infantry Battalion participated on a bloodletting activity held at Municipal Gymnasium, Polomolok, South Cotabato on Friday, September 10, 2021. Meanwhile, the organic personnel of 408 Community Defense Center (408CDC) on September 7 and 8, 2021 led by 2LT Jhosua DF… Continue reading Reservists provide services in far-flung places

JTF Tawi-Tawi, Sitangkai LGU launches comprehensive ‘Bayanihan’ program

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Joint Task Force Tawi-Tawi together with the local government of Sitangkai launched the all-in-one “Bayanihan” program on September 10, 2021. School bags, relief packs, and hygiene kits were distributed to residents of Barangay Pangguan of the said municipality by Col. Romeo Racadio, Commander of JTF Tawi-Tawi, along with other officers of the said unit, barangay… Continue reading JTF Tawi-Tawi, Sitangkai LGU launches comprehensive ‘Bayanihan’ program

Sitangkai LGU hands over firearms to military in Tawi-Tawi

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The local government unit of Sitangkai turned over seven loose firearms to the Marine Battalion Landing Team-12 on Friday, September 10, 2021. In a brief ceremony held at the MBLT-12 headquarters, Sitangkai Municipal Administrator Hji. Julpin Sajili gave the firearms to Col. Romeo Racadio, Commander of Joint Task Force Tawi-Tawi. According to Col. Racadio, this… Continue reading Sitangkai LGU hands over firearms to military in Tawi-Tawi

23IB troopers clash with CTGs in Agusan Del Norte

Members of the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) clashed with troops from the 23rd Infantry Battalion of the 4th Infantry Division in Barangay Guinabsan, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte on Monday, September 6, 2021. In a 15-minute combat, the operating soldiers came face to face with 25 CTG militants from the North Central Mindanao Regional Committee (NCMRC),… Continue reading 23IB troopers clash with CTGs in Agusan Del Norte

53IB Commander confers award, commendation to Matapat Troopers in far-flung patrol base in Zamboanga del Sur

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Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera, Commander of the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB), boosted the morale and welfare of Matapat Troopers during a visit to a remote patrol base in Barangay Pisompongan in Midsalip, Zamboanga del Sur on Thursday, September 9, 2021. Technical Sergeant Wanil Gandawali was awarded the Military Merit Medal by Lt.… Continue reading 53IB Commander confers award, commendation to Matapat Troopers in far-flung patrol base in Zamboanga del Sur

3 ‘child soldiers’ captured in an armed encounter in Bukidnon

As proven by the recent capture of three child soldiers in San Fernando, Bukidnon, the Communist Party of the Philippines–New People’s Army–National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) continues to violate children’s rights. The three minors were among ten NPA rebels captured during an armed encounter in a forested area in Barangay Mabuhay between soldiers from the 88th… Continue reading 3 ‘child soldiers’ captured in an armed encounter in Bukidnon

Talitay LGU yields 8 high-powered firearms

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The local government of Talitay, Maguindanao on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, handed over eight firearms to the military, according to Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) Acting Commander Maj. Gen. Generoso Ponio. The local government of Talitay, represented by Municipal Caretaker Fahad J. Midtimbang and former Assemblyman Sidik Ameril, surrendered eight high-powered firearms to Col. Pedro Balisi, Jr.,… Continue reading Talitay LGU yields 8 high-powered firearms