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

PNP PIO photo

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

AFP Chief revisits famed battleground in Basilan, honors comrades

Photos by SN1 Donald Viluan PN/PAOAFP

Days before his retirement, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff visited Isabela, Basilan where he and his comrades bravely fought Abu Sayyaf terrorists that earned him the Medal of Valor. General Cirilito Sobejana led the unveiling and blessing of the battle site marker in Sitio Caro, Barangay Kapayawan on Wednesday, July… Continue reading AFP Chief revisits famed battleground in Basilan, honors comrades

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

5 Abu Sayyaf Group members yield in Basilan

Photo courtesy of WesMinCom, AFP

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