Military troops recovers anti-tank weapon of ASG in Sulu

11th Infantry "Alakdan" Division

A M67 90mm anti-tank recoilless rifle was found by Joint Task Force (JTF) – Sulu units at Bud Daho, Brgy. Lumping Pigih Daho, Talipao, Sulu, days after an armed confrontation with the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG). “The weapon was found on the 14th of July, near where the scout rangers engaged the group earlier this… Continue reading Military troops recovers anti-tank weapon of ASG in Sulu

16 Abu Sayyaf Group bandits yield in Sulu

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

19 CIAC surrender in Masbate as influx of surrendering CTG members continues

A total of 19 “children involved in armed conflict” (CIAC) voluntarily surrendered to the authorities in Barangay Balete, Aroroy, Masbate on Saturday, July 17. Those who surrendered included a 12-year-old, two 13-year-olds, six 14-year-olds, four 15-year-olds, two 16-year-olds, three 17-year-olds and a 19-year-old. According to one of those who surrendered, it was March 2020 when… Continue reading 19 CIAC surrender in Masbate as influx of surrendering CTG members continues

Minor apprehended with high-powered firearms at a military checkpoint in Maguindanao

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On the early hours of July 19, 2021, a 13-year-old minor was intercepted at a military checkpoint in Barangay Nabundas, Shariff Saydona Mustapha, Maguindanao, and various high-powered guns and other war materiel were confiscated from him. During a checkpoint operation in the abovementioned barangay, troops of the 1st Mechanized Battalion, led by Lieutenant Colonel Cresencio… Continue reading Minor apprehended with high-powered firearms at a military checkpoint in Maguindanao

Civilians in Maguindanao condemns BIFF, violent extremism in the province

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Residents of a conflict-affected community in Maguindanao have repudiated the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) and the path of violent extremism cultivated by the terror group, according to the military in Maguindanao. The people of Barangay Pagatin, Datu Salibo, have withdrawn any support for the violent extremists, according to Lt. Col. Charlie Banaag, commander of… Continue reading Civilians in Maguindanao condemns BIFF, violent extremism in the province

5 Abu Sayyaf Group members yield in Basilan

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On July 19, 2021, five members of the Abu Sayyaf Group led by the late Isnilon Hapilon surrendered to the military in Lamitan City, Basilan, according to Western Mindanao Command (WesMinCom) Commander Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, Jr. As per the WesMinCom commander, the militants turned themselves in at the 68th Infantry Battalion Headquarters in Campo… Continue reading 5 Abu Sayyaf Group members yield in Basilan