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

185 aspiring soldiers took oath

6th Infantry Division - Kampilan

Members of Candidate Soldier Course Class 653-2020 swore their oath at the 6th Infantry Division Grandstand on Sunday, December 20, 2020. A total of 185 aspiring soldiers, composed of 183 for regular enlistment and 2 for special enlistment, stood before the Joint Task Force Central and 6th Infantry “Kampilan” Division Commander, Major General Juvymax R.… Continue reading 185 aspiring soldiers took oath

Typhoon Ulysses heroes recognized by Marine Commander

Photo Credit: AFP PAO, 1LT CASIPLE PN(M)

The Commandant of the Philippine Marine Corps, MGen. Ariel R. Caculitan PN(M), welcomed members of the Philippine Marine Corps who were hailed heroes after the successful Search and Rescue Operations for Typhoon Ulysses victims on December 22, 2020. SSgt Donald Ganalon PN(M), recipient of the Bronze Cross Medal for acts of heroism involving the risk… Continue reading Typhoon Ulysses heroes recognized by Marine Commander

US warship sails by the contested Spratly Islands in the West Philippine Sea

US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Taylor DiMartino/file

In the latest challenge to Beijing’s broad territorial claims in the region, an American warship sailed through waters off the contested Spratly Islands in the West Philippine Sea on Thursday, December 22. The USS John S. McCain, a guided-missile destroyer, “asserted navigational rights and freedoms in the Spratly Islands,” according to the US Seventh Fleet. “This… Continue reading US warship sails by the contested Spratly Islands in the West Philippine Sea

Lorenzana honors men in uniform on AFP’s 85th anniversary

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) have faced major challenges in the year 2020, which have strengthened the organization and its personnel in their sworn duty to preserve and protect the country’s borders, Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana said on the 85th founding anniversary of the AFP, which was commemorated on Monday, December 21.… Continue reading Lorenzana honors men in uniform on AFP’s 85th anniversary

Multiple rockets hit US base in Afghanistan

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Five rockets were fired on Saturday at a major US facility in Afghanistan, but no one was hurt, according to North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and provincial officials. According to Wahida Shahkar, a spokeswoman for the governor of northern Parwan province, the rockets hit Bagram Airfield. She added that 12 rockets were placed in a vehicle, five of… Continue reading Multiple rockets hit US base in Afghanistan

China ‘expels’ US Navy destroyer sailing near Spratly Islands in the WPS

In a new escalation of tensions between Beijing and Washington, Beijing announced on Tuesday that its military had “expelled” a US Navy destroyer cruising near the Spratly Islands in the West Philippine Sea. China said the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) southern theatre command dispatched ships and aircraft to warn the US destroyer USS John S.… Continue reading China ‘expels’ US Navy destroyer sailing near Spratly Islands in the WPS

3 drug personalities apprehended by gov’t troops in Cotabato

Three people were arrested during the implementation of a search warrant in Bai Matabay Plang Village II, Barangay Poblacion, Kabacan, Cotabato on December 18, 2020. The search warrant issued by Hon. Henelinda Molina Diaz, Acting Executive Judge of Regional Trial Court 12 Branch 22, Kabacan against Resend Usman was served by a platoon from the… Continue reading 3 drug personalities apprehended by gov’t troops in Cotabato

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