13 BIFF members surrender, hand up weaponry in Sultan Kudarat

Photo courtesy of Western Mindanao Command

On the morning of August 6, 2021, elements of the 40th Infantry Battalion welcomed 13 members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters who voluntarily surrendered to the government. The surrendering BIFF individuals, according to Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, Jr., Commander of Western Mindanao Command, are members of the Karialan Faction, which has been involved in… Continue reading 13 BIFF members surrender, hand up weaponry in Sultan Kudarat

BIFF officer, 6 cohorts yield amid intensified operations in Maguindanao

Photo courtesy of Western Mindanao Command, AFP

Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters’ deputy field commander and six of his comrades surrendered to the troops in Maguindanao on Monday, July 26, 2021. “Based on the report from the ground, the BIFF officer known as Commander Binladen and six others submitted themselves to the troops of the troops of the 1st Mechanized Infantry Brigade and… Continue reading BIFF officer, 6 cohorts yield amid intensified operations in Maguindanao

6 BIFF members surrender in Maguindanao

Photo: 6th Infantry Division - Kampilan

A new batch of six Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) combatants on December 28, 2020 withdrew their membership from BIFF, an extremist group affiliated with the Karialan faction, and surrendered to the 90th Infantry (BIGKIS LAHI) Battalion and Pagalungan Municipal Station in Pagalungan, Maguindanao. In a humble ceremony at Municipal Hall, Brgy. Poblacion, Pagalungan town,… Continue reading 6 BIFF members surrender in Maguindanao

The Battle of Marawi: From the eyes of the former Joint Task Force Marawi commander

Taken from the book, Marawi and Beyond. Published 2018 by the Operations Research Center, Philippine Army

No one wants to fight a war on their own shores. No one wants terrorists to gain a foothold in their own country. The Battle of Marawi was not expected. When we found out that Isnilon Hapilon was in a safehouse at Bgy Basak, Malutlot, Marawi City, on the 23rd of May 2017, soldiers raided… Continue reading The Battle of Marawi: From the eyes of the former Joint Task Force Marawi commander