Navy rescues 6 individuals from sinking fishing vessel near Philippine Rise

Photo credits to BRP Andres Bonifacio PS17- PF)

The Philippine Navy patrol ship BRP Andres Bonifacio (PS17) rescued six crew members of a sinking fishing vessel (FV) named ‘Mr. Kupido’ southeast of Philippine Rise at roughly 5 PM on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. PS17, under the operational control of (tag) Naval Forces Southern Luzon, was conducting maritime patrol near Benham Bank in the… Continue reading Navy rescues 6 individuals from sinking fishing vessel near Philippine Rise

AFP inks agreement will PCW to strengthen its gender mainstreaming programs

In a virtual signing ceremony on September 14, Lieutenant General Erickson Gloria, AFP Vice Chief of Staff, signs a partnership agreement with the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) on behalf of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. The agreement will assist the AFP and major services personnel in generating support for the AFP’s gender mainstreaming… Continue reading AFP inks agreement will PCW to strengthen its gender mainstreaming programs

53IB Commanding Officer recognizes CAAs in distant command post

Photo courtesy of 53rd Infantry "Matapat" Battalion

During his visit to Cogonan Patrol Base, a remote patrol base in the town of Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur, the Commanding Officer of the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB), Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera, awarded Certificates of Recognition and Letters of Commendation as part of his commitment to keep the CAFGU Active Auxiliaries (CAAs)… Continue reading 53IB Commanding Officer recognizes CAAs in distant command post

Reservists provide services in far-flung places

Photo credits to South Cotabato Mobilizer

The ROTC cadets with the organic and reservists personnel of Alpha Coy, 1204th Ready Reserve Infantry Battalion participated on a bloodletting activity held at Municipal Gymnasium, Polomolok, South Cotabato on Friday, September 10, 2021. Meanwhile, the organic personnel of 408 Community Defense Center (408CDC) on September 7 and 8, 2021 led by 2LT Jhosua DF… Continue reading Reservists provide services in far-flung places

Japan warns citizens of possible attack in Southeast Asia, puzzling nations

Japan’s Foreign Ministry urged its citizens on Monday to stay away from religious facilities and crowds in six Southeast Asian nations, warning of a possible attack. The ministry said it had obtained information that “there are increased risks such as suicide bombings.” The warning applies to Japanese citizens in Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand… Continue reading Japan warns citizens of possible attack in Southeast Asia, puzzling nations

JTF Tawi-Tawi, Sitangkai LGU launches comprehensive ‘Bayanihan’ program

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Joint Task Force Tawi-Tawi together with the local government of Sitangkai launched the all-in-one “Bayanihan” program on September 10, 2021. School bags, relief packs, and hygiene kits were distributed to residents of Barangay Pangguan of the said municipality by Col. Romeo Racadio, Commander of JTF Tawi-Tawi, along with other officers of the said unit, barangay… Continue reading JTF Tawi-Tawi, Sitangkai LGU launches comprehensive ‘Bayanihan’ program

Japan PM contender Kishida aims to boost security with China in mind

Japan must counter neighbouring China’s assertiveness by beefing up the coast guard and improving its coordination with the military, Fumio Kishida, a contender to head the ruling party and become the next prime minister, said on Monday, September 13. Only lawmakers and grassroots members of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) will vote for its… Continue reading Japan PM contender Kishida aims to boost security with China in mind

Sitangkai LGU hands over firearms to military in Tawi-Tawi

Photo courtesy of Western Mindanao Command

The local government unit of Sitangkai turned over seven loose firearms to the Marine Battalion Landing Team-12 on Friday, September 10, 2021. In a brief ceremony held at the MBLT-12 headquarters, Sitangkai Municipal Administrator Hji. Julpin Sajili gave the firearms to Col. Romeo Racadio, Commander of Joint Task Force Tawi-Tawi. According to Col. Racadio, this… Continue reading Sitangkai LGU hands over firearms to military in Tawi-Tawi

23IB troopers clash with CTGs in Agusan Del Norte

Members of the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) clashed with troops from the 23rd Infantry Battalion of the 4th Infantry Division in Barangay Guinabsan, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte on Monday, September 6, 2021. In a 15-minute combat, the operating soldiers came face to face with 25 CTG militants from the North Central Mindanao Regional Committee (NCMRC),… Continue reading 23IB troopers clash with CTGs in Agusan Del Norte

US Marine Commandant visits AFP

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General David Berger, the Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, visited the Philippines on September 10 and 11 and met with the leadership of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine Navy (PN). Vice Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Erickson Gloria received the U.S. Marine General at the AFP General Headquarters… Continue reading US Marine Commandant visits AFP