16 Abu Sayyaf Group bandits yield in Sulu

Photo courtesy of the 11ID Public Affairs Office

Sixteen Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits have surrendered in the province of Sulu, including three explosives keepers, according to a military officer. On July 22, the insurgents surrendered to Brig. Gen. Antonio Bautista Jr., commander of the 1101st Infantry Brigade in Sitio Bayog, Barangay Samak, Talipao, Sulu. The Alpha brothers – Kamar, Alkaider, and Adzmer… Continue reading 16 Abu Sayyaf Group bandits yield in Sulu

AFP, PNP, PCG sign tripartite mechanism on Peace and Security

Photos by SN1 Donald Viluan PN/PAOAFP

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine National Police (PNP), and Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) inked a tripartite agreement on Friday to improve interoperability during internal and foreign security operations. Resolution Nr 11-2021, which included the PCG in the Joint Peace and Security Coordinating Center (JPSCC), codified the tripartite mechanism. A signing ceremony was… Continue reading AFP, PNP, PCG sign tripartite mechanism on Peace and Security

Civilian stakeholders reach out to C-130 crash victims, local heroes

Photo courtesy of 11th Infantry "Alakdan" Division

Following the tragic C-130 Aircraft Accident on July 4, 2021, another chapter was added to the heartwarming story of “BAYANIHAN” in Sulu on July 19, 2021, as the Philippine Air Force and Joint Task Force Sulu facilitated the giving of support by civilian humanitarians to our compatriots who suffered the most from the ill-fated event.… Continue reading Civilian stakeholders reach out to C-130 crash victims, local heroes

491 CPP-NPA members yield in the first 6 months of 2021 — NOLCOM

In the first six months of the year, 491 members of the Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) operating in Northern and Central Luzon returned to the fold of the law. Northern Luzon Command (Nolcom) records reveal that the figures are higher than the same period last year, when 198 rebels… Continue reading 491 CPP-NPA members yield in the first 6 months of 2021 — NOLCOM

Philippine Army troops seize 2 CPP-NPA hideouts in Negros Occidental

Photo courtesy of 3rd Infantry Division, Philippine Army

In separate operations in southern Negros Occidental earlier this week, Philippine Army troops seized two Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) hideouts. According to the 3rd Infantry Division (ID), soldiers from the 94th Infantry Battalion (IB) overran the communist-terrorist lair in Sitio Buko, Barangay Tan-awan in Kabankalan City on July 22, while troops… Continue reading Philippine Army troops seize 2 CPP-NPA hideouts in Negros Occidental

AFP Central Command Chief bids farewell and thanks to the Team Achievers

Photo courtesy of 302nd Infantry - Achiever Brigade

Lieutenant General Roberto T. Ancan PA, Commander, AFP Central Command, paid his farewell visit to Headquarters, 302nd Infantry (Achiever) Brigade on July 20, 2021. He was accorded with foyer honors by Colonel Leonardo I Peña (MNSA) PA, Brigade Commander, 302nd Infantry Brigade in front of the Unit’s Administration building upon his arrival. Because he is a… Continue reading AFP Central Command Chief bids farewell and thanks to the Team Achievers

JTF Mindanao Chief assesses security situation in Western Mindanao

Lt. Gen. Faustino introduces Davao del Norte Governor Jubahib to JTF Sulu Commander Maj. Gen. Gonzales. (Photo courtesy of WesMinCom, AFP)

Since his appointment as the first commander of the Joint Task Force Mindanao, Lt. Gen. Jose Faustino has continued to visit military units and villages in his area of operation to assess the situation. Lt. Gen. Faustino underlined the importance of the multi-stakeholder alliance during his visit to the island provinces of Basilan and Sulu… Continue reading JTF Mindanao Chief assesses security situation in Western Mindanao

North Cotabato village chairs hand over high-powered firearms to 602nd Brigade

Photo courtesy of 6th Infantry Division - Kampilan

Five barangay chairmen from the municipality of Pikit, North Cotabato on July 16, 2021 assisted in the government’s war against loose firearms by handing over five high-powered firearms and crew-serve weapons to the military at Pikit Municipal Hall. Surrendered firearms and crew-serve weapons were one (1) 7.62 M14, one M79, one (1) RPG, one (1) Cal… Continue reading North Cotabato village chairs hand over high-powered firearms to 602nd Brigade

Philippine Army’s 53IB, LGU conducts medical mission, outreach program for the needy

Photo courtesy of 53rd Infantry "Matapat" Battalion

On July 21, 2021, the Bravo “Boulders” Company of the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) held a medical mission and outreach program for the residents of Barangay Lipawan, Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur in collaboration with the Municipal Government of Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur. There was a free medical checkup, an operation tuli, and… Continue reading Philippine Army’s 53IB, LGU conducts medical mission, outreach program for the needy

Philippine Army’s 53IB, LGU step up Adopt-a-CAFGU Program in Midsalip

Photo courtesy of 53rd Infantry "Matapat" Battalion

On July 15, 2021, the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) and the Municipal Government of Midsalip, Zamboanga del Sur stepped up 53IB’s “Better Life: Adopt-a-CAFGU Program” by holding a medical mission and serbisyo caravan for CAFGU Active Auxiliaries (CAAs) and their dependents at Guitalos Barangay Hall of the aforementioned municipality. The CAAs, their… Continue reading Philippine Army’s 53IB, LGU step up Adopt-a-CAFGU Program in Midsalip