Number 1 most wanted CPP-NPA-NDF leader in Mindanao killed

Menandro Villanueva alias BOK, the longest-serving Secretary of Southern Mindanao Regional Committee (SMRC) was killed in an encounter against the troops under 1001st Infantry Brigade at Brgy. Libudon, Mabini, Davao de Oro on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. Villanueva is also currently the Secretary of Komisyong Mindanao (KOMMID), Commanding Officer of the NPA’s National Operations Command… Continue reading Number 1 most wanted CPP-NPA-NDF leader in Mindanao killed

Two Abu Sayyaf members yield in Sulu

Photo courtesy of 2nd Special Forces "Sabertooth" Battalion

Two Abu Sayyaf members on Saturday, January 1, 2022, voluntarily surrendered in Upper Sinumaan, Talipao, Sulu, as a result of Army Special Forces troops’ relentless implementation of the Community Support Program (CSP). Brig. Gen. Eugenio Boquio, commander of the 1101st Infantry Brigade, received the surrenderers, Sibakkal “Tuan Mawang” Salahuddin, 66, and Isbain “Isbaen” Sakilan, 49.… Continue reading Two Abu Sayyaf members yield in Sulu

98IB welcomes 2022 with a score against CTG

Troops from the 98th Infantry Battalion recovered an arms cache owned by communist terrorist group (CTG) remnants in Sitio Nursery, Barangay Disulap, San Mariano, Isabela on January 1, 2022. Residents of the area provided information on where the remnants of the CTG are hiding their weapons. The troops acted quickly after receiving the information, recovering… Continue reading 98IB welcomes 2022 with a score against CTG

4ID troops rescue 4 minors in Surigao del Norte clash against CNTs

The Philippine Army’s 4th Infantry Division (4ID) on Sunday, December 26, 2021, overran a CPP-NPA terrorist hideout in Barangay Magtangale, San Francisco, Surigao del Norte and rescued four minors. At around 11:30 AM, operating troops from the 30th Infantry engaged in a 30-minute firefight against roughly 30 fully armed CNTs operating in Surigao del Norte.… Continue reading 4ID troops rescue 4 minors in Surigao del Norte clash against CNTs

Army, police forces neutralize five lawless personalities in North Cotabato

Photo courtesy of 6th Infantry Division - Kampilan

Combined Army and police elements in Barangay Gocutan, Pikit, Cotabato, neutralized five lawless individuals in support of a law enforcement operation on Wednesday, December 29, 2021. A firefight ensued after elements from the Army’s 90th Infantry Battalion, 34th Infantry Battalion, 602nd Division Reconnaissance Company, and PNP Police Regional Office 12 attempted to issue an arrest… Continue reading Army, police forces neutralize five lawless personalities in North Cotabato

74 of 81 provinces passed resolutions declaring CPP-NPA-NDF as persona non grata — NTF-ELCAC

The final chapter of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front’s (CPP-NPA-NDF) reign of terror has now been written off as more local government units (LGUs) have joined this administration in condemning the atrocities of these lawless groups by declaring as persona non grata in their respective localities. At the weekly virtual… Continue reading 74 of 81 provinces passed resolutions declaring CPP-NPA-NDF as persona non grata — NTF-ELCAC

8 ex-rebels in Central Negros surrender through JLTF-ELCAC

On Sunday, December 26, 2021, eight former rebels from Central Negros surrendered at the Headquarters of the 62nd Infantry Battalion (62IB) in Barangay Libas, Isabela town, through the Joint Local Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (JLTF-ELCAC) and Local Peace Engagement Cluster. The event was graced by 303rd Brigade Commander Brigadier General Inocencio… Continue reading 8 ex-rebels in Central Negros surrender through JLTF-ELCAC

JTF Central’s stepped-up operations forced 7 more terrorists to surrender in Sultan Kudarat

Due to the increased military operations and peace processes used by government troops in Sultan Kudarat, seven terror group members have abandoned their violent fight. Four members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters-Karialan Faction (BIFF-KF), two members of the Communist Terrorist Group’s Guerilla Front-73 (GF-73), and one member of the Daulah Islamiyah-Hassan Group (DI-HG) were… Continue reading JTF Central’s stepped-up operations forced 7 more terrorists to surrender in Sultan Kudarat

CPP suffers irreversible damage says AFP Chief of Staff

Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines LtGen Andres C. Centino PA said that the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) had suffered irreversible damage as government troops continue to gain tactical and strategic victories against the terrorist group. “The CPP has nothing to celebrate on its December 26 anniversary. The year… Continue reading CPP suffers irreversible damage says AFP Chief of Staff

Philippine Army’s 6IB troops neutralized BIFF leader in Maguindanao

The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) Karialan Faction’s 4th Division Commander and Chief of Staff perished in a fight with the 6th Infantry Battalion of Joint Task Force Central (JTFC) forces in Brgy. Ganta, Shariff Saydona Mustapha, Maguindanao on December 26, 2021. Residents reported an armed presence in the area, prompting the forces to launch… Continue reading Philippine Army’s 6IB troops neutralized BIFF leader in Maguindanao