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

Talitay LGU yields 8 high-powered firearms

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The local government of Talitay, Maguindanao on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, handed over eight firearms to the military, according to Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) Acting Commander Maj. Gen. Generoso Ponio. The local government of Talitay, represented by Municipal Caretaker Fahad J. Midtimbang and former Assemblyman Sidik Ameril, surrendered eight high-powered firearms to Col. Pedro Balisi, Jr.,… Continue reading Talitay LGU yields 8 high-powered firearms

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

6 extremists of outlawed BIFF surrender in Maguindanao

Six more members of the outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) yielded to the military in this province on Wednesday afternoon. The latest surrenderers came just a day after ten of their compatriots surrendered to the Army’s 1st Mechanized Brigade (1MBde) headquarters in Barangay Kamasi, Ampatuan town, on Tuesday. Lt. Col. Charlie Banaag, commander of… Continue reading 6 extremists of outlawed BIFF surrender in Maguindanao

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

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

Minor apprehended with high-powered firearms at a military checkpoint in Maguindanao

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On the early hours of July 19, 2021, a 13-year-old minor was intercepted at a military checkpoint in Barangay Nabundas, Shariff Saydona Mustapha, Maguindanao, and various high-powered guns and other war materiel were confiscated from him. During a checkpoint operation in the abovementioned barangay, troops of the 1st Mechanized Battalion, led by Lieutenant Colonel Cresencio… Continue reading Minor apprehended with high-powered firearms at a military checkpoint in Maguindanao

Civilians in Maguindanao condemns BIFF, violent extremism in the province

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Residents of a conflict-affected community in Maguindanao have repudiated the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) and the path of violent extremism cultivated by the terror group, according to the military in Maguindanao. The people of Barangay Pagatin, Datu Salibo, have withdrawn any support for the violent extremists, according to Lt. Col. Charlie Banaag, commander of… Continue reading Civilians in Maguindanao condemns BIFF, violent extremism in the province