Philippine Army’s 6ID conduct relief operations in Negros Occidental

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In response to the needs of survivors of Typhoon Odette, the 6th Infantry (Kampilan) Division, in collaboration with various local government units, stakeholders, the private sector, and the people of Central Mindanao, launched a major humanitarian assistance and relief operation to the Negros Occidental affected families, specifically at Kabankalan, Sipalay, and Ilog. On December 21,… Continue reading Philippine Army’s 6ID conduct relief operations in Negros Occidental

OPAPP, 6ID inaugurate ‘House of Peace’ in Maguindanao

Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez Jr. attended the unveiling and blessing of a new Peace Center in Maguindanao on Tuesday. The Peace Center, known in Maguindanaon as the “Walay na Kalilintad” or “House of Peace,” aims to provide not only a venue for various peacebuilding initiatives, but also an avenue for collaboration between the… Continue reading OPAPP, 6ID inaugurate ‘House of Peace’ in Maguindanao

Local terrorist neutralized in Maguindanao encounter

In the early hours of December 1, 2021, the military and members of the Daulah Islamiyah-Tureife Group engaged in combat. At Sitio Ulangkaya, Barangay Ganta, Shariff Saydona Mustapha, Maguindanao, soldiers and intelligence operatives from the Joint Task Force Central were on patrol when they came across the enemies. “Upon arrival in the area, troops were… Continue reading Local terrorist neutralized in Maguindanao encounter

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