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

Russia debuts a new fighter jet, Putin praises country’s Air Force

Ivan Novikov-Dvinsky/AP Photo

On Tuesday, Russian aircraft manufacturers displayed a prototype of a new fighter jet with stealth capabilities and other innovative technologies. Russian President Vladimir Putin viewed the potential warplane on display at the MAKS-2021 International Aviation and Space Salon with great excitement. The air show kicked up on Tuesday in Zhukovsky, a suburb of Moscow. Sukhoi,… Continue reading Russia debuts a new fighter jet, Putin praises country’s Air Force

PTF-ELCAC sustains peace and security efforts in Zamboanga del Sur

Photo courtesy of 53rd Infantry "Matapat" Battalion

At the recently concluded 3rd Quarter Joint Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) – Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC) Meeting held at Balay Bisaya, Provincial Government Complex, Barangay Dao, Pagadian City on July 16, 202, the Provincial Government of Zamboanga del Sur and the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) continued to uphold peace… Continue reading PTF-ELCAC sustains peace and security efforts in Zamboanga del Sur

AFP personnel encouraged to sign up for PhilSys

PHOTO/S: JEROME ASCANO

In accordance with ongoing efforts to identify terrorists and unscrupulous individuals, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) invited all of its personnel to register for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) on Friday. “The Philippine ID will not only provide us with a valid proof of identification, but it will also help government forces in… Continue reading AFP personnel encouraged to sign up for PhilSys

AFP: Critically injured soldier in Sulu C-130 crash dies

Photo courtesy of Armed Forces of the Philippines - Joint Task Force Sulu/Handout via Reuters

A soldier who was gravely injured about two weeks ago when a Philippine Air Force (PAF) C-130 cargo jet crashed in Patikul, Sulu, succumbed to his injuries on Friday, July 16, 2021. The latest casualty was Private Jesfel Mequiabas, a member of the Philippine Army (PA) and a Misamis Oriental native.  Mequiabas died about 2:30 AM… Continue reading AFP: Critically injured soldier in Sulu C-130 crash dies

DSWD provides cash assistance to survivors of the C-130 plane crash

The Department of Social Welfare and Development provided cash assistance to the 37 survivors of the C-130 plane disaster in Patikul, Sulu, on July 4. DSWD Region 9 Disaster Response Management Division communications officer Alvin Dacanay said Monday that the department’s Crisis Intervention Unit gave each of the 37 survivors P5,000 in cash, for a… Continue reading DSWD provides cash assistance to survivors of the C-130 plane crash

C-130 crash survivor feels that God has granted his wish to serve his province as a soldier

Photo by Teofilo P. Garcia Jr.

One of the soldiers who survived the July 4 Air Force plane disaster thanks God for keeping him alive so he may fulfill his dream of serving his native province of Sulu. In an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Saturday, Sgt. Al-Ameen Sahibuddin, a native of Jolo, Sulu said, “Malaking pasasalamat ko… Continue reading C-130 crash survivor feels that God has granted his wish to serve his province as a soldier

AFP chief calls for stronger coordination with human rights bodies

Manila Bulletin Photo

General Gilbert Gapay, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, has urged military forces to improve coordination with human rights organizations such as the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) in identifying human rights violations committed by communist terrorists. On January 15, he gave the directive during the year-end Command Conference, which was attended… Continue reading AFP chief calls for stronger coordination with human rights bodies

Navy rescues passengers and crew of a distressed boat in Basilan

The Naval Forces Western Mindanao aided in the quick rescue of people from a stricken boat in the waters off Basilan on January 13, 2021. Mr. Reymar Wee, of Tubig Putih, Luuk, Sulu, called the Naval Task Group Sulu to report an incident involving his motor launch in the waters off Lampinigan Island, Isabela City,… Continue reading Navy rescues passengers and crew of a distressed boat in Basilan