14 BIFF combatants surrender in Midsayap, North Cotabato

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On January 6, 2022, 14 Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighter (BIFF) fighters surrendered to Joint Task Force Central forces in Barangay Salunayan, Midsayap, Cotabato. The surrender, according to Major General Juvymax Uy, is part of the 6th Infantry Division’s effort to put an end to violent extremism in Central Mindanao before President Rodrigo Duterte’s term ends.… Continue reading 14 BIFF combatants surrender in Midsayap, North Cotabato

2 young BIFF combatants, 12 others lay down their arms

Two young combatants of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), together with 12 of their adult comrades, yielded to the military in Cotabato on Thursday morning, January 6, 2022. According to Lt. Gen. Alfredo Rosario, Jr., Commander of Western Mindanao Command, the two minors are 16 and 17 years of age. “This is one of… Continue reading 2 young BIFF combatants, 12 others lay down their arms

Two Abu Sayyaf members yield in Sulu

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Two Abu Sayyaf members on Saturday, January 1, 2022, voluntarily surrendered in Upper Sinumaan, Talipao, Sulu, as a result of Army Special Forces troops’ relentless implementation of the Community Support Program (CSP). Brig. Gen. Eugenio Boquio, commander of the 1101st Infantry Brigade, received the surrenderers, Sibakkal “Tuan Mawang” Salahuddin, 66, and Isbain “Isbaen” Sakilan, 49.… Continue reading Two Abu Sayyaf members yield in Sulu

JTF Central’s stepped-up operations forced 7 more terrorists to surrender in Sultan Kudarat

Due to the increased military operations and peace processes used by government troops in Sultan Kudarat, seven terror group members have abandoned their violent fight. Four members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters-Karialan Faction (BIFF-KF), two members of the Communist Terrorist Group’s Guerilla Front-73 (GF-73), and one member of the Daulah Islamiyah-Hassan Group (DI-HG) were… Continue reading JTF Central’s stepped-up operations forced 7 more terrorists to surrender in Sultan Kudarat

Philippine Army’s 6IB troops neutralized BIFF leader in Maguindanao

The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) Karialan Faction’s 4th Division Commander and Chief of Staff perished in a fight with the 6th Infantry Battalion of Joint Task Force Central (JTFC) forces in Brgy. Ganta, Shariff Saydona Mustapha, Maguindanao on December 26, 2021. Residents reported an armed presence in the area, prompting the forces to launch… Continue reading Philippine Army’s 6IB troops neutralized BIFF leader in Maguindanao

BIFF member surrender in North Cotabato

The military in North Cotabato said Wednesday that a member of the Islamic State-linked Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) terrorist group surrendered, bringing with him a crew-served 60-mm mortar launching pad. “Alias Omar” freely came forward to surrender Tuesday afternoon in Barangay Salunayan, Midsayap, North Cotabato, according to Lt. Col. Edgardo Vilchez Jr, commander of… Continue reading BIFF member surrender in North Cotabato

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