2 soldiers hurt in Basilan blast

Photo courtesy of Western Mindanao Command

Around 8:50 AM on August 31, 2021, an improvised explosive device exploded at a temporary checkpoint in Campo Uno, Lamitan City, Basilan. Two army personnel from the 68th Infantry Battalion were wounded in the incident, according to WestMinCom Acting Commander Maj. Gen. Generoso Ponio. “They were immediately evacuated to Lamitan City Hospital for medical attention,”… Continue reading 2 soldiers hurt in Basilan blast

Army has taken precautions to prevent election-related violence in Basilan

To avoid further violence as the election season approaches, the military will have separate talks with two competing political camps in the town of Al-Barka, Basilan. The military is taking these steps, according to Brig. Gen. Domingo Gobway, commander of the 101st Infantry Brigade, since two people were slain earlier this month when the groups… Continue reading Army has taken precautions to prevent election-related violence in Basilan

Army participates in Mangrove Tree Planting Activity in Basilan

Photo courtesy of 1CMOBn Mahigalaon Battalion

Joint Task Force Basilan/101st Infantry (Three Red Arrows) Brigade, 1st Infantry (Tabak) Division, PA under the leadership of BGen. Domingo B. Gobway PA supporst the conduct of Mangrove Tree Planting activity initiated by the Student Supreme Government (SSG) of Basilan National High School. The said activity was held at Fuego-Fuego, Brgy. Tabiawan, Isabela City, Basilan… Continue reading Army participates in Mangrove Tree Planting Activity in Basilan

Over 200 loose firearms yielded to gov’t forces in Basilan

Photo courtesy of WesMinCom, AFP

The military acquired more than 200 loose firearms from Basilan’s local chief executives in support of the province’s Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) Program implementation. “Through the combined efforts of the Joint Normalization Committee, Joint Task Force Basilan, and Provincial Government of Basilan, the SALW program was successfully implemented and subsequently earned overwhelming support… Continue reading Over 200 loose firearms yielded to gov’t forces in Basilan