AFP identifies 3 cadavers in C-130 crash

Joint Task Force Sulu/Handout via REUTERS

The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Saturday (August 7) identified three more military personnel cadavers who died in the ill-fated C-130 crash in Sulu. Corporal Jerome M. Balivado, Private Joey T. Loterte, and Private Kevin L. Damole, all of the Philippine Army, were identified in a report from the SOCO Crime Lab Region IX.… Continue reading AFP identifies 3 cadavers in C-130 crash

Military hosts civic activities near C-130 crash site

Photo courtesy of 11th Infantry "Alakdan" Division

The Joint Task Force – Sulu, local government units, and agencies worked together to assist individuals affected by the C-130 crash and to thank the Tausug Heroes in Sitio Amman, Brgy Bangkal, Patikul Sulu. The civic action program “Nagpapasalamat at Nagpupugay” included the delivery of relief commodities for 83 families by the Department of Social… Continue reading Military hosts civic activities near C-130 crash site

Civilian stakeholders reach out to C-130 crash victims, local heroes

Photo courtesy of 11th Infantry "Alakdan" Division

Following the tragic C-130 Aircraft Accident on July 4, 2021, another chapter was added to the heartwarming story of “BAYANIHAN” in Sulu on July 19, 2021, as the Philippine Air Force and Joint Task Force Sulu facilitated the giving of support by civilian humanitarians to our compatriots who suffered the most from the ill-fated event.… Continue reading Civilian stakeholders reach out to C-130 crash victims, local heroes

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

DSWD provides cash assistance to survivors of the C-130 plane crash

The Department of Social Welfare and Development provided cash assistance to the 37 survivors of the C-130 plane disaster in Patikul, Sulu, on July 4. DSWD Region 9 Disaster Response Management Division communications officer Alvin Dacanay said Monday that the department’s Crisis Intervention Unit gave each of the 37 survivors P5,000 in cash, for a… Continue reading DSWD provides cash assistance to survivors of the C-130 plane crash

C-130 crash survivor feels that God has granted his wish to serve his province as a soldier

Photo by Teofilo P. Garcia Jr.

One of the soldiers who survived the July 4 Air Force plane disaster thanks God for keeping him alive so he may fulfill his dream of serving his native province of Sulu. In an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Saturday, Sgt. Al-Ameen Sahibuddin, a native of Jolo, Sulu said, “Malaking pasasalamat ko… Continue reading C-130 crash survivor feels that God has granted his wish to serve his province as a soldier