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

Philippine Army’s 11ID reshuffles key personnel to bolster anti-terror efforts in Sulu

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As the Philippine Army’s 11th Infantry Division (ID) boosts its anti-terror campaign in the province of Sulu, top officers have been reshuffled. The 11ID, also known as the Alakdan Division, reshuffled its 1101st, 1102nd, and 1103rd brigades on Tuesday. The 11ID is the Army’s youngest infantry division. On December 17, 2018, President Rodrigo Duterte and… Continue reading Philippine Army’s 11ID reshuffles key personnel to bolster anti-terror efforts in Sulu

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

28 loose firearms surrendered in Lanao del Sur

Amid the Joint Task Force Central’s heightened battle against loose firearms and the unwavering cooperation of stakeholders, more weaponry were surrendered in Wao, Lanao del Sur on Monday afternoon, August 9, 2021. “28 high and low-powered firearms were handed over by the chairperson of the 26 barangays of Wao to Col. Jovencio Gonzales, Deputy Commander… Continue reading 28 loose firearms surrendered in Lanao del Sur

Government’s campaign against loose firearms nets 56 armaments in Tawi-Tawi

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During the first eight months of 2021, the government’s fight against the proliferation of unsecured guns yielded 56 firearms in Tawi-Tawi. Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, Jr., Commander of the Western Mindanao Command said the peace efforts of the local government of Tawi-Tawi and Joint Task Force Tawi-Tawi convinced more civilians to hand over their loose… Continue reading Government’s campaign against loose firearms nets 56 armaments in Tawi-Tawi

13 BIFF members surrender, hand up weaponry in Sultan Kudarat

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On the morning of August 6, 2021, elements of the 40th Infantry Battalion welcomed 13 members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters who voluntarily surrendered to the government. The surrendering BIFF individuals, according to Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, Jr., Commander of Western Mindanao Command, are members of the Karialan Faction, which has been involved in… Continue reading 13 BIFF members surrender, hand up weaponry in Sultan Kudarat

2 communist terrorists lay down their arms in Sultan Kudarat

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Two members of the communist terrorist group laid down their arms and returned to the fold of the law in Sultan Kudarat at 3 PM, August 5, 2021. “A.k.a. Jeric, 25 years old, married, and a.k.a. boy, 25 years old, single, both residents of Sitio Dulunan, Barangay Wasay, Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat submitted themselves to the… Continue reading 2 communist terrorists lay down their arms in Sultan Kudarat

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

BIFF officer, 6 cohorts yield amid intensified operations in Maguindanao

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Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters’ deputy field commander and six of his comrades surrendered to the troops in Maguindanao on Monday, July 26, 2021. “Based on the report from the ground, the BIFF officer known as Commander Binladen and six others submitted themselves to the troops of the troops of the 1st Mechanized Infantry Brigade and… Continue reading BIFF officer, 6 cohorts yield amid intensified operations in Maguindanao

Military foils Daulah Islamiyah’s terror plots in South Cotabato

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Troops from the Joint Task Force Central foiled terror plots and confiscated explosives in South Cotabato. on July 24, 2021. According to Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, Jr., Commander of Western Mindanao Command, soldiers were conducting focused military operations when they encountered undetermined number of Daulah Islamiyah-Maguid Group members under Jaiden Jade Nilong, a.k.a. Aliboy, in… Continue reading Military foils Daulah Islamiyah’s terror plots in South Cotabato