40 ASG returnees graduate from livelihood training

Photo courtesy of 4th Civil Relations Group

The graduation ceremony of 40 former Abu Sayyaf Group members was held at the headquarters of the 4th Marine Makusug Brigade in Brgy. Tandu Bato, Luuk, Sulu on December 9, 2021. The said ceremony was organized in collaboration with Gagandilan Mindanao Womens Incorporated (GMWI), a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) headed by Miss Wahida Abdullah, the executive… Continue reading 40 ASG returnees graduate from livelihood training

Law enforcement operations led to seizure of P13.6-M worth of drugs in Sulu

The 4th Marine Brigade, along with personnel from the Philippine Army’s 11th Infantry Division, PDEA RO BARMM and RO IX, CIDG IX, Sulu PPO, SAC, 7th SABn, Indanan, and Jolo MPS, launched a buy-bust operation in Brgy. KM 2, Indanan, Sulu on December 4, 2021. Alleged drug dealers, Muride J. Ahajan, Elwina H. Unaid, and… Continue reading Law enforcement operations led to seizure of P13.6-M worth of drugs in Sulu

3 Abu Sayyaf Group members yield in Basilan

Three more Abu Sayyaf members and one of their supporters surrendered and yielded their firearms at the headquarters of the Army’s 18th Infantry Battalion (18IB) headquarters in Ungkaya Pukan, Basilan on November 18, 2021. Their surrender was due to efforts of Joint Task Group Unit (JITU) under Joint Task Force (JTF) Basilan; operating troops of… Continue reading 3 Abu Sayyaf Group members yield in Basilan

13 Abu Sayyaf members yield in Sulu

On November 15, 2021, 13 members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) formally surrendered at the 1103rd Infantry Brigade Headquarters in Barangay Bon-Bon, Patikul, Sulu. Patikul, Sulu Mayor Kabir Hayudini, and 11th Infantry Division Commander Maj. Gen. William Gonzales received ten M1 Garand rifles, two M16 rifles, one M79 GL with one round 40mm ammo,… Continue reading 13 Abu Sayyaf members yield in Sulu

Military, Talipao LGU gives aid to 2 ASG surrenderers

Photo courtesy of JTF-Sulu Public Affairs Office

Two Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) surrenderers have been offered initial assistance by the military and municipality of Talipao in the province of Sulu in order to start a new life. The help included monetary incentives and a food package, according to Maj. Gen. William Gonzales, commander of Joint Task Force (JTF)-Sulu, who described it “as… Continue reading Military, Talipao LGU gives aid to 2 ASG surrenderers

Abu Sayyaf member surrenders to Marines in Sulu

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A member of the kidnap-for-ransom/terrorist group Abu Sayyaf surrendered to authorities on Monday, August 30, 2021. The Marine Battalion Landing Team-7, led by Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Eduard C. Olaso PN(M), collaborated with Mayor Al-Frazier Abdurajak of the Municipality of Panamao, Sulu, to facilitate the surrender. Hamja Hajirol Hambali @ KAMLUN, the surrenderer, handed up… Continue reading Abu Sayyaf member surrenders to Marines in Sulu

Philippine Army’s 11ID reshuffles key personnel to bolster anti-terror efforts in Sulu

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As the Philippine Army’s 11th Infantry Division (ID) boosts its anti-terror campaign in the province of Sulu, top officers have been reshuffled. The 11ID, also known as the Alakdan Division, reshuffled its 1101st, 1102nd, and 1103rd brigades on Tuesday. The 11ID is the Army’s youngest infantry division. On December 17, 2018, President Rodrigo Duterte and… Continue reading Philippine Army’s 11ID reshuffles key personnel to bolster anti-terror efforts in Sulu

Gallant Troopers conducts feeding program in Patikul, Sulu

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The 45IB (Gallant Troopers) army led by LTC Vicente B. Mabborang Jr. INF GSC PA, relaunched the Feeding Program for the residents of Brgy. Tugas, Patikul, Sulu. The feeding program is frequently done to alleviate the impact of pandemic (COVID-19) in the said area. It also aims to maintain and provide adequate nutrition to the… Continue reading Gallant Troopers conducts feeding program in Patikul, Sulu

ASG courier yields to Army’s 64IB in Basilan

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An ASG courier named Samatan Aknalun Imban, 41, is now one of the beneficiaries of the government’s programs for rebel returnees after willingly laying down his M1 Garand and submitting himself to the 64th Infantry Battalion (64IB) on Wednesday (August 4) at Brgy. Upper Benembengan, Sumisip, Basilan. The surrender of Imban is credited to the… Continue reading ASG courier yields to Army’s 64IB in Basilan

Eleazar orders immediate dismissal of Abu Sayyaf Group-linked PNP civilian personnel

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On Monday, Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar ordered the conduct of immediate dismissal proceedings against the non-uniformed personnel who turned out to be an Abu Sayyaf Group finance and logistical liaison officer. Eleazar ordered the Internal Affairs Service to expedite Masckur Adoh Patarasa’s summary dismissal proceedings from the Banguingui Municipal Police Station… Continue reading Eleazar orders immediate dismissal of Abu Sayyaf Group-linked PNP civilian personnel