Philippine Army, Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force commence joint HADR exercise

The Philippine Army and Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) formally opened the first-ever Japan-Philippines Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response (HADR) Training Exercise on Tuesday, November 16, at the Mandirigtas Training Area, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. Japanese Ministry of Defense representative Maika Saito and Col. Yu Nakano, Japan’s defense attache to the Philippines and Col. Jt… Continue reading Philippine Army, Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force commence joint HADR exercise

50IB overruns CTG camp, neutralizes communist-terrorist in Kalinga

The operating forces of the 50th Infantry Battalion (50IB) on Saturday, November 13, overran a Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) encampment in the Kalinga hinterlands following a 35-minute confrontation that resulted in the killing of a communist terrorist and the capture of war material. After obtaining information regarding their reported presence in Barangay Bagtayan, Pasil, Kalinga,… Continue reading 50IB overruns CTG camp, neutralizes communist-terrorist in Kalinga

Philippine Army’s 85IB neutralizes CNT in Quezon

Photo courtesy of 85th Infantry Sandiwa Battalion

In an encounter on Friday, November 12, operating troops from the 2nd Infantry Division’s 85th Infantry Battalion neutralized a CPP-NPA Terrorist (CNT) in Barangay Gitnang Barrio, Gumaca, Quezon. An M16 rifle, an M653 rifle, an improvised explosive device, medical kit and assorted medicines, two backpacks containing personal items, 77 pieces of 5.56 mm bullets, a… Continue reading Philippine Army’s 85IB neutralizes CNT in Quezon

NPA leader surrenders in Davao Oriental

A top Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) leader on Sunday, November 7, 2021, surrendered to government forces thanks to the troops of the 701st Brigade’s relentless Focus Military Operation. Following an armed struggle with enemy forces in Davao Oriental, Jocy Villaruel Papasin, also known as Domai, surrendered to the forces of the 66th Infantry Battalion. Domai… Continue reading NPA leader surrenders in Davao Oriental

Army Reservists launch rescue operations in Davao City flooding incident

Army reservists from the 1105th Community Defense Center’s 1105th Ready Reserve Infantry Battalion responded to the flooding incident in Matian Gravahan, Davao City, on November 10, when a nonstop rain caused the Davao River to overflow. Lt. Gen. Andres C. Centino, the Philippine Army’s Commanding General, has issued instructions on how to improve the Army’s… Continue reading Army Reservists launch rescue operations in Davao City flooding incident

Philippine Army’s 4ID neutralized 2 CNTs in Agusan del Sur

The Philippine Army’s 401st Infantry Brigade (401Bde) under the 4th Infantry Division neutralized two CPP-NPA Terrorists (CNTs) in a series of gunfights against 40 CNTs at Barangay Villa Undayon, Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur on November 7, 2021. Two CNTs, both members of the Northeastern Regional Committee (NEMRC)’s Regional Sentro de Grabidad (RSDG), were killed… Continue reading Philippine Army’s 4ID neutralized 2 CNTs in Agusan del Sur

Army chief pledges to be nonpartisan in 2022 elections

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In an exclusive interview with CNN Philippines on Saturday, November 6, 2021, Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. Andres C. Centino vowed that the Army will remain non-partisan in the coming elections. “We have always been a professional organization and we abide by that. And I suppose in the coming elections, we will again be called… Continue reading Army chief pledges to be nonpartisan in 2022 elections

Army modernization on track – Army chief

Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. Andres Centino said in an interview with CNN Philippines’ special presentation “The Generals” on November 6, 2021 that the Philippine Army’s modernization initiative is on track as the command continues to bolster its capabilities as the nation’s “third and last line of defense.” “When the Air Force and the Navy… Continue reading Army modernization on track – Army chief

Reservists from Agusan del Sur continue blood donation missions

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Army reservists from the 1502nd Ready Reserve Infantry Battalion (1502RRIBn) of the 1502nd Community Defense Center (1502CDC) took part in a multi-sector blood drive in Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur on Friday, November 5, 2021. According to Lt. Col. Maria Teresa Baylon (Res) 1502RRIBn Commanding Officer, who also serves as a professor in Philippine Normal… Continue reading Reservists from Agusan del Sur continue blood donation missions

Army reservists undergo two-week Field Artillery training in Davao Oriental

Photo courtesy of 2nd Field Artillery "First Round Accuracy" Battalion, AAR, PA

A team of 50 reservists participated in the two-week Field Artillery Organizational Training on October 30, 2021, at the 11th Regional Community Defense Group (11RCDG) Headquarters in Dahican, Mati, Davao Oriental. The training, according to 11RCDG Commander Col. Ruben Matillano, will enable field artillery reservists to effectively operate 105mm howitzers and be operationally ready in… Continue reading Army reservists undergo two-week Field Artillery training in Davao Oriental