Military overruns CTG lair in Sultan Kudarat

Forces from the Joint Task Force Central overran on December 22, 2020 a Communist Terrorist Group lair in Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat, according to the WestMinCom Commander. “Our troops from the 63rd Division Reconnaissance Company under the 6th Infantry Division were conducting combat operation at Lumoton Mountain Range in Kalamansig when they discovered a Communist Terrorist… Continue reading Military overruns CTG lair in Sultan Kudarat

6IB troops recovers unexploded ordnance in Maguindanao

Troops from the 6th Infantry (Redskin) Battalion uncovered last Thursday evening several pieces of unexploded ordnance (UXO) put on a sack in the vicinity of Barangay Buayan in Datu Piang, Maguindanao. At around 10:40 PM, patrolling personnel from 6IB spotted the said UXO (Rifle Grenade). The military immediately sealed off the area, while 6IB requested that… Continue reading 6IB troops recovers unexploded ordnance in Maguindanao

3 lawless elements killed in a crash in South Cotabato

South Cotabato. Map courtesy of Google

Western Mindanao Command (WesMinCom) Commander bared that three lawless elements were killed in a clash with joint military and police forces in Polomolok, South Cotabato, on Sunday afternoon, December 20, 2020. “Based on the report from the ground, the joint elements of the 5th Special Forces Battalion and Polomolok Municipal Police Station were to serve… Continue reading 3 lawless elements killed in a crash in South Cotabato

Loose firearms, ammunition handed over to the marines in Tawi-Tawi

Several firearms and ammunition were handed over to the Marine Battalion Landing Team 12 at the 212th Marine Company headquarters in Barangay Bato-Bato, Panglima Sugala, Tawi-Tawi on Saturday, December 19, 2020, as units under the command and control of the Western Mindanao Command continue to support the government’s campaign against the proliferation of loose firearms.… Continue reading Loose firearms, ammunition handed over to the marines in Tawi-Tawi

The Battle of Marawi: From the eyes of the former Joint Task Force Marawi commander

Taken from the book, Marawi and Beyond. Published 2018 by the Operations Research Center, Philippine Army

No one wants to fight a war on their own shores. No one wants terrorists to gain a foothold in their own country. The Battle of Marawi was not expected. When we found out that Isnilon Hapilon was in a safehouse at Bgy Basak, Malutlot, Marawi City, on the 23rd of May 2017, soldiers raided… Continue reading The Battle of Marawi: From the eyes of the former Joint Task Force Marawi commander

The heroism of PFC Bayot

“Bombahin nalang ninyo ang location ko Sir! (Just bomb my location Sir!)”. These were the last words uttered by 24-year-old Private First Class Dhan Ryan Bayot on May 25, 2017 as he made his final call to his commanding officer before he succumbed to death in the hands of the Maute-Daesh terrorists who took over… Continue reading The heroism of PFC Bayot

Social media: An unconventional ally during the Marawi crisis

From May 23 to October 23, 2017, the world turned its attention to the Philippines to witness a five-month weary battle between government forces and the terrorist group Daesh in Marawi, Lanao del Sur. The five-month siege resulted in massive damages including destroyed houses and properties as well as the loss of lives of 1,200… Continue reading Social media: An unconventional ally during the Marawi crisis