2 communist terrorists lay down their arms in Sultan Kudarat

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Two members of the communist terrorist group laid down their arms and returned to the fold of the law in Sultan Kudarat at 3 PM, August 5, 2021. “A.k.a. Jeric, 25 years old, married, and a.k.a. boy, 25 years old, single, both residents of Sitio Dulunan, Barangay Wasay, Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat submitted themselves to the… Continue reading 2 communist terrorists lay down their arms in Sultan Kudarat

Philippine Army’s 53IB inspects road in hinterland barangay

The Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) inspected the barangay road of the hinterland barangay of Sunop in Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur on July 31, 2021. Barangay Sunop is included in the Barangay Development Program (BDP) under the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) and was allotted twenty (20) million… Continue reading Philippine Army’s 53IB inspects road in hinterland barangay

53IB commander inspects housing project for Subanen IPs

Photo courtesy of 53rd Infantry "Matapat" Battalion

Last July 31, the Commanding Officer of the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) reviewed the National Housing Authority’s (NHA) 20-million, 100-unit housing project for the Subanen Indigenous Peoples (IPs) in the remote barrio of Sunop in Dumingag town, Zamboanga del Sur. The NHA, in collaboration with the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP),… Continue reading 53IB commander inspects housing project for Subanen IPs

NPA leader in Zamboanga del Norte surrenders due to exhaustion, starvation, sleep deprivation

A high-ranking member of the New People’s Army (NPA) surrendered to the military in the province of Zamboanga del Norte due to exhaustion, starvation, and lack of sleep. After surrendering to the combined troops of the 97th Infantry Battalion (97IB) and the 42nd Infantry Battalion (42IB) in Sitio Tungilawan, Barangay Bagumbayan in the town of… Continue reading NPA leader in Zamboanga del Norte surrenders due to exhaustion, starvation, sleep deprivation

Army, private corporation conducts medical mission in Zamboanga del Sur

Photo courtesy of 53rd Infantry "Matapat" Battalion

The CC & MMM Lending Corporation, in collaboration with the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) and 1st Infantry “Tabak” Division (1ID), organized a Medical Outreach Program in Barangay Betinan, San Miguel, Zamboanga del Sur on Saturday (July 31). An oplan tuli and free dental service, haircut, and checkup were part of the medical… Continue reading Army, private corporation conducts medical mission in Zamboanga del Sur

Army, police assisted in the construction of fishpond in Zamboanga del Norte

Photo courtesy of Kalinaw ug Kauswagan 97IB

The Army’s 97th Infantry “Kalasaglahi” Battalion (97thIB) and the Community Support Program (CSP) team of the Zamboanga del Norte Provincial Mobile Force Company (ZNPMFC) assisted residents in creating a fishpond in Barangay New Rizal, Sergio Osmea, Zamboanga del Norte on Sunday (July 25, 2021). This effort is preparing Barangay New Rizal for the government’s livelihood… Continue reading Army, police assisted in the construction of fishpond in Zamboanga del Norte

Former terror group members join BARMM search and rescue unit

Photo courtesy of Mindanao Voices

A week-long training on water search and rescue tactics critical to emergency and disaster response operations was completed Monday by 59 people, including five former members of a local terrorist group. Five of the 59 graduates of the program, which was coordinated by the Rapid Emergency Action on Disaster Incidence or READi and the Army’s 6th… Continue reading Former terror group members join BARMM search and rescue unit

Philippine Army’s 6ID honors 7 injured JTF Central troops for their bravery

6th Infantry Division - Kampilan

The chief of the Army’s 6th Infantry Division (6ID) led the pinning of medals to seven (7) JTF Central Troopers last July 30, 2021 inside Camp Siongco, Awang, DOS, Maguidanao. Maj. Gen. Juvymax Uy, Commander of 6ID and the JTF Central, lauded the gallantry of the seven soldiers who were wounded-in-action during the continuous man… Continue reading Philippine Army’s 6ID honors 7 injured JTF Central troops for their bravery

Duterte reiterates appeal for CPP-NPA to surrender, hand up weapons, claiming that their ideology has become obsolete

President Rodrigo Duterte has reiterated his appeal for communist rebels to capitulate and hand over their weapons, claiming that their ideology is no longer relevant. Duterte, in a pre-recorded Talk of the People on Monday, ordered members of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA), to… Continue reading Duterte reiterates appeal for CPP-NPA to surrender, hand up weapons, claiming that their ideology has become obsolete

Army, police continue to provide community support to Zambo del Norte barangays

Kalinaw ug Kauswagan 97IB

The Army’s 97th Infantry “Kalasaglahi” Battalion (97th IB) and the Zamboanga del Norte Provincial Mobile Force Company (ZNPMFC) Community Support Program (CSP) of Barangay Bagumbayan, Sergio Osmeña Sr, Zamboanga Del Norte continues to conduct various activities for the development and sustainment of the said barangay, which has been cleared of Communist Terrorist Groups. On July… Continue reading Army, police continue to provide community support to Zambo del Norte barangays