AFP, PNP on high alert for BIFF retribution in Maguindanao

Military and police troops in Maguindanao have been placed on high alert, bracing for possible retaliatory assaults by the outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF). Maj. Gen. Juvymax Uy, commander of the Army’s 6th Infantry Division (6ID) and concurrent chief of Joint Task Force Central (JTFC), issued an alert to all field units in the… Continue reading AFP, PNP on high alert for BIFF retribution in Maguindanao

BIFF rebels behind Maguindanao explosion — Army, Datu Piang LGU

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The outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) have been blamed by the military and local officials for an explosion at a town plaza in Datu Piang, Maguindanao on Saturday, September 18, 2021, that injured eight people. “The improvised bomb used by the perpetrators were similar to those that were used by the BIFF,” said Lt.… Continue reading BIFF rebels behind Maguindanao explosion — Army, Datu Piang LGU

3 BIFF members surrender, hand over weaponry to Philippine Army’s 92IB

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Three more members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters surrendered and gave over their rifles to forces from the 92nd Infantry Battalion on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. Brig. Gen. Ignatius Patrimonio, Commander of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, received them in Old Capitol, Barangay Satan, Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao. The former violent extremists known as a.k.a.… Continue reading 3 BIFF members surrender, hand over weaponry to Philippine Army’s 92IB

Another BIFF member compelled to come out due to continued military lethal, non-lethal efforts

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Another member of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters-Karialan Faction surrendered to the elements of the Joint Task Force Central on Wednesday, September 8. “The former BIFF member identified as a.k.a. Badrul submitted himself to the troops of the 2nd Mechanized Infantry Battalion in Barangay Bagan, Datu Anggal Midtimbang, Maguindanao,” said Maj. Gen. Generoso Ponio, Acting… Continue reading Another BIFF member compelled to come out due to continued military lethal, non-lethal efforts

Army sees end of BIFF hegemony as enormous surrender of member continues

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The spike in the capitulation of Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters continues, amid the military’s strenuous attempts to eradicate the various terrorist groups in Mindanao. On September 1, 2021, four additional members of the BIFF-Karialan Faction surrendered to the military in Maguindanao, thanks to the efforts of the 6th Mechanized Infantry Battalion and the 1st Brigade… Continue reading Army sees end of BIFF hegemony as enormous surrender of member continues

6 extremists of outlawed BIFF surrender in Maguindanao

Six more members of the outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) yielded to the military in this province on Wednesday afternoon. The latest surrenderers came just a day after ten of their compatriots surrendered to the Army’s 1st Mechanized Brigade (1MBde) headquarters in Barangay Kamasi, Ampatuan town, on Tuesday. Lt. Col. Charlie Banaag, commander of… Continue reading 6 extremists of outlawed BIFF surrender in Maguindanao

4 more BIFF members surrenders to Philippine Army troopers in Maguindanao

Four more members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) were apprehended by the Joint Task Force Central in Maguindanao on Wednesday (August 18, 2021). According to Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, Jr., Commander of Western Mindanao Command, the surrendered individuals go by the aliases: Ustadz, Kano, Magdusa, and Abu Zubair surrendered to the 92nd Infantry… Continue reading 4 more BIFF members surrenders to Philippine Army troopers in Maguindanao

Enlightened BIFF leader, members surrender in Maguindanao

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A Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters’ leader and ten of his comrades surrendered to the military in Barangay Kuloy, Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao on Friday, August 13, 2021. Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, Jr., Commander of the Western Mindanao Command said the surrender of a BIFF figurehead identified as a.k.a. Molawin and 10 of his acolytes known as… Continue reading Enlightened BIFF leader, members surrender in Maguindanao

Former terror group members join BARMM search and rescue unit

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A week-long training on water search and rescue tactics critical to emergency and disaster response operations was completed Monday by 59 people, including five former members of a local terrorist group. Five of the 59 graduates of the program, which was coordinated by the Rapid Emergency Action on Disaster Incidence or READi and the Army’s 6th… Continue reading Former terror group members join BARMM search and rescue unit

4 BIFF members surrender as Army’s ‘relentless focused’ military operations intensified

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Four members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters surrendered in Maguindanao on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. “Due to the relentless focused military operations of our troops in central Mindanao, most of the terrorists are already starving hence they choose to surrender,” said Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, Jr., Commander of Western Mindanao Command. According to the… Continue reading 4 BIFF members surrender as Army’s ‘relentless focused’ military operations intensified