AFP Chief revisits famed battleground in Basilan, honors comrades

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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

PTF-ELCAC sustains peace and security efforts in Zamboanga del Sur

Photo courtesy of 53rd Infantry "Matapat" Battalion

At the recently concluded 3rd Quarter Joint Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) – Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC) Meeting held at Balay Bisaya, Provincial Government Complex, Barangay Dao, Pagadian City on July 16, 202, the Provincial Government of Zamboanga del Sur and the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) continued to uphold peace… Continue reading PTF-ELCAC sustains peace and security efforts in Zamboanga del Sur

Army protects, develops communities to keep insurgents at bay

To weaken the operations of communist terrorist groups, the Army’s 58th Infantry Division (58IB) is eradicating insurgent resources and developing towns within its area of jurisdiction in Misamis Oriental region. Rebels from the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) are known to exploit the private and economic sectors, according to Lt. Col. Ricky… Continue reading Army protects, develops communities to keep insurgents at bay

PNP, AFP joint operatives seized 2 NPA-linked individuals in Quezon City

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The joint operatives of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) arrested two individuals and confiscated high-powered guns and grenades in Brgy. Pansol, Quezon City on Friday, July 16, 2021. The PNP and AFP Units who implemented Oplan Pagtugis, Salikop, and Paglalansag Omega in the aforementioned barangay were RFU… Continue reading PNP, AFP joint operatives seized 2 NPA-linked individuals in Quezon City

AFP personnel encouraged to sign up for PhilSys

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In accordance with ongoing efforts to identify terrorists and unscrupulous individuals, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) invited all of its personnel to register for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) on Friday. “The Philippine ID will not only provide us with a valid proof of identification, but it will also help government forces in… Continue reading AFP personnel encouraged to sign up for PhilSys

AFP: Critically injured soldier in Sulu C-130 crash dies

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A soldier who was gravely injured about two weeks ago when a Philippine Air Force (PAF) C-130 cargo jet crashed in Patikul, Sulu, succumbed to his injuries on Friday, July 16, 2021. The latest casualty was Private Jesfel Mequiabas, a member of the Philippine Army (PA) and a Misamis Oriental native.  Mequiabas died about 2:30 AM… Continue reading AFP: Critically injured soldier in Sulu C-130 crash dies

1st Gallant Youth For Peace Orientation successfully organized in Sulu by Gallant Troopers

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Recently, the first Gallant Youth For Peace Orientation (Bangkal Chapter) Batch-1-2021 and Awards for “Tausug Heroes” was successfully held in Brgy. Pangdanon, Patikul, Sulu. The event was organized by Gallant Troopers under the leadership of LtC Vicente B. Mabborang Jr. INF GSC PA in collaboration with the 1102nd Infantry “GANARUL” Brigade led by BGen Benjamin… Continue reading 1st Gallant Youth For Peace Orientation successfully organized in Sulu by Gallant Troopers

JTG Taal guarantees that troops are ready to respond to disasters

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines reactivated Joint Task Group Taal (JTG Taal) with a series of activities to ensure readiness and preparedness of its troops for prompt and sustained disaster response operations (DRO) and to assist local government units (LGUs) in Batangas that will be directly impacted by the possible eruption of Taal Volcano. The… Continue reading JTG Taal guarantees that troops are ready to respond to disasters

US repeats warning to China against attack on Philippine forces

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The United States on Sunday repeated a warning to China that an attack on Philippine armed forces in the South China Sea would trigger a 1951 US-Philippines mutual defense treaty. Secretary of State Antony Blinken made the comment in a written statement marking the fifth anniversary of a ruling by an arbitration tribunal repudiating China’s… Continue reading US repeats warning to China against attack on Philippine forces

2 CPP-NPA sympathizers surrender in Capiz

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Two sympathizers of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) have surrendered to police in Dumarao, Capiz, as part of the government’s campaign to end local communist armed struggle. The surrenderers, both residents of Barangay Bungsuan in Dumarao, surrendered themselves at the Dumarao Municipal Police Station on July 7, 2021, according to Col.… Continue reading 2 CPP-NPA sympathizers surrender in Capiz