Army launches ‘fighters to farmers’ program in Sulu for ex-ASG members

The Army’s 2nd Special Forces Battalion (2SFBn) has launched the “fighters to farmers” program in Talipao, Sulu, to provide former Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) members with a sustainable livelihood. The program, according to 2SFBn commander Lt. Col. Benito Ramos Jr., aims to put food on the table for ASG surrenderers and their families. “This food… Continue reading Army launches ‘fighters to farmers’ program in Sulu for ex-ASG members

AFP’s giant aircraft lands again in Sulu

Photo courtesy of Western Mindanao Command

A giant aircraft of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) successfully landed in Sulu on December 10, 2021. This is the first since the Lockheed C-130 Hercules with tail number 5125 crashed last July 4. The Lockheed C-130 Hercules with tail number 5011, which landed at Jolo Airport earlier today, would ferry 65 military troops from… Continue reading AFP’s giant aircraft lands again in Sulu

Army helps conflict-displaced Sulu families return home

Conflict-displaced families in Patikul, Sulu returned to their village on Sunday, November 28, 2021, after more than half a decade, demonstrating the government’s successful “Balik Barangay Program” in the region. According to the Army’s 11th Infantry Division (11ID), 208 conflict-displaced families returned to their homes at Sitio Darayan, Barangay Buhanginan, Patikul, Sulu . Incursions between government… Continue reading Army helps conflict-displaced Sulu families return home

Military, Talipao LGU gives aid to 2 ASG surrenderers

Photo courtesy of JTF-Sulu Public Affairs Office

Two Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) surrenderers have been offered initial assistance by the military and municipality of Talipao in the province of Sulu in order to start a new life. The help included monetary incentives and a food package, according to Maj. Gen. William Gonzales, commander of Joint Task Force (JTF)-Sulu, who described it “as… Continue reading Military, Talipao LGU gives aid to 2 ASG surrenderers

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

Photo courtesy of the 11ID Public Affairs Office

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