3 Abu Sayyaf Group members yield in Basilan

Three more Abu Sayyaf members and one of their supporters surrendered and yielded their firearms at the headquarters of the Army’s 18th Infantry Battalion (18IB) headquarters in Ungkaya Pukan, Basilan on November 18, 2021. Their surrender was due to efforts of Joint Task Group Unit (JITU) under Joint Task Force (JTF) Basilan; operating troops of… Continue reading 3 Abu Sayyaf Group members yield in Basilan

Philippine Army’s 18IB stenciled 229 loose, unregistered firearms in Basilan

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The 18th Infantry Battalion, in partnership with the Tipo-Tipo local government unit in Basilan, facilitated the ceremonial stenciling and inventory of 229 varied loose and unregistered firearms on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. The ceremonial stenciling and inventory was organized by Lt. Col. Egverr Jonathan Abutin, Battalion Commander of 18IB, and Tipo-Tipo Mayor Arcam Istarul at… Continue reading Philippine Army’s 18IB stenciled 229 loose, unregistered firearms in Basilan

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 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