PH Army captures 18,433 rebels using a ‘whole-of-nation’ strategy

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Through the Duterte administration’s “whole of nation” integration effort, a total of 18,433 former rebels from Communist Terror Groups (CTG), including 92 “kid soldiers,” have returned to the fold of the law and are now living regular lives. At the weekly virtual press conference of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict… Continue reading PH Army captures 18,433 rebels using a ‘whole-of-nation’ strategy

DND Secretary Lorenzana hails National Democratic Front’s designation as terror group

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Delfin Lorenzana, Secretary of the Department of National Defense (DND), praised the Anti-Terrorism Council’s (ATC) resolution branding the Philippines’ National Democratic Front (NDF) as a terrorist organization on Tuesday. The latest finding, according to Lorenzana, will “justify and enable the defense sector to move forward in its efforts to address internal security concerns.” Lorenzana claimed… Continue reading DND Secretary Lorenzana hails National Democratic Front’s designation as terror group

Over 200 loose firearms yielded to gov’t forces in Basilan

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The military acquired more than 200 loose firearms from Basilan’s local chief executives in support of the province’s Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) Program implementation. “Through the combined efforts of the Joint Normalization Committee, Joint Task Force Basilan, and Provincial Government of Basilan, the SALW program was successfully implemented and subsequently earned overwhelming support… Continue reading Over 200 loose firearms yielded to gov’t forces in Basilan

Philippine Army’s 53IB, LGU perpetuate peace efforts in Dimataling

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At the recently convened Joint Municipal Peace and Order Council (MPOC) held at Dimataling Gymnasium on July 16, 2021, the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) and the Municipal Government of Dimataling, Zamboanga del Sur continued to perpetuate peace efforts. 53IB Charlie Company Commander 1Lt. Alvin Ibarra the AFP Updates, techniques and tactics of… Continue reading Philippine Army’s 53IB, LGU perpetuate peace efforts in Dimataling

Army protects, develops communities to keep insurgents at bay

To weaken the operations of communist terrorist groups, the Army’s 58th Infantry Division (58IB) is eradicating insurgent resources and developing towns within its area of jurisdiction in Misamis Oriental region. Rebels from the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) are known to exploit the private and economic sectors, according to Lt. Col. Ricky… Continue reading Army protects, develops communities to keep insurgents at bay

Dawlah Islamiya leader slain, 2 arrested in a law enforcement operation in Maguindanao

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During a law enforcement operation in Maguindanao on Sunday, a leader of the local terrorist group Dawlah Islamiya (DI) was slain, while two others were apprehended, according to the military. During the focused military operation on Saturday, Lt. Colonel Benjamin Cadiente, commanding officer of the Army’s 33rd Infantry Battalion (IB), identified a slain terrorist leader… Continue reading Dawlah Islamiya leader slain, 2 arrested in a law enforcement operation in Maguindanao

Disgruntled BIFF terrorists yield in Maguindanao

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Three members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Frighters laid down their arms and returned to the folds of the law on July 16, 2021. According to Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, Jr., Commander of Western Mindanao Command, around 3:30 p.m. Friday, the three surrendered to the 57th Infantry Battalion and handed over one M1 Garand rifle… Continue reading Disgruntled BIFF terrorists yield in Maguindanao

NPA slain Kieth Absalon due to his popularity, active promotion of sports — Esperon

Kieth Absalon, a football player from Far Eastern University (FEU) who was slain in a New People’s Army (NPA) attack in Masbate on June 6, was targeted explicitly because of his popularity and active promotion of sports among the youth, which ran counter to communist terrorist groups (CTGs)’ preaching. This was revealed by National Security… Continue reading NPA slain Kieth Absalon due to his popularity, active promotion of sports — Esperon

102nd Infantry Brigade Commander praises troops in Misamis Occidental

On Wednesday morning, July 14, 2021, the 102nd Infantry (IGSOON) Brigade Commander praised the troops of the 10th Infantry Battalion at Barangay Mansawan, Don Victoriano Chongbian, Misamis Occidental. Brig. Gen. Leonel Nicolas paid a personal visit to the troops participating in the recent battle against the Western Mindanao Regional Party Committee’s Guerilla Front Sendong on… Continue reading 102nd Infantry Brigade Commander praises troops in Misamis Occidental

Disgruntled NPA terrorists set fire to a truck in Surigao due to failed extortion

NPA militants set fire to a P1.7 million hauling truck in a rural area of Cortes, Surigao del Sur, on Wednesday. Surigao del Sur Police Provincial Office Director Col. James Goforth told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Thursday that the truck was destroyed at approximately 5:50 PM in Palo 8, Barangay Matho, due to… Continue reading Disgruntled NPA terrorists set fire to a truck in Surigao due to failed extortion