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

NPA in Mindanao is on the verge of collapsing — Army officials

The top military commander in Southern Mindanao is certain that the New People’s Army (NPA) forces operating in the region would be eliminated soon, as high-ranking officials have surrendered and are now actively aiding the government’s counter-insurgency efforts. According to Maj. Gen Ernesto C. Torres Jr., commander of the Philippine Army’s 10th Infantry “Agila” Division (10ID),… Continue reading NPA in Mindanao is on the verge of collapsing — Army officials

Joint AFP, PNP efforts led to CTG leader’s surrender in ZDS

Photo courtesy of Naval Forces Western Mindanao

Joint efforts of AFP and PNP elements, including intelligence operatives from Naval Forces Western Mindanao, successfully led to the surrender of Nelson C. Asuro aka Ka Jeffrey / Ka Larry, former Squad Vice Commanding Officer of the defunct Special Section Committee – Tukuran, Ramon Magsaysay, Aurora, Karumatan and Kapatagan (SSC-TRAKK) belonging to the Western Mindanao… Continue reading Joint AFP, PNP efforts led to CTG leader’s surrender in ZDS

TFBL Chair assures completion of halfway houses for FRs in VISCOM provinces within PRRD’s term

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Halfway houses for former rebels (FRs) in the provinces within the area of operations of the Visayas Command (VISCOM) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will all be completed within the term of President Rodrigo Duterte. This was the assurance given by Department of National Defense Undersecretary Reynaldo B. Mapagu, Task Force Balik-Loob… Continue reading TFBL Chair assures completion of halfway houses for FRs in VISCOM provinces within PRRD’s term

Philippine Army’s 53IB, TESDA concludes massage training for PWDs

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The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority – Region IX (TESDA-IX) and the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) completed a 3-day Swedish Massage Training for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) at 53IB Headquarters in Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur on Friday, August 6, 2021. The training, which included 20 PWDs, focused and explained how Swedish… Continue reading Philippine Army’s 53IB, TESDA concludes massage training for PWDs

Farm-to-market road to serve residents of a remote barrio soon, CAFGU receives rice allowances

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Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera, Commanding Officer of the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB), spoke with Sunop Barangay Captain Sarino Alay about the community’s situation, government objectives and initiatives, and the barangay development program, of which Barangay Sunop is a beneficiary. As part of the Barangay Development Program (BDP), the National Task Force to… Continue reading Farm-to-market road to serve residents of a remote barrio soon, CAFGU receives rice allowances

Philippine Army’s 53IB inspects road in hinterland barangay

The Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) inspected the barangay road of the hinterland barangay of Sunop in Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur on July 31, 2021. Barangay Sunop is included in the Barangay Development Program (BDP) under the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) and was allotted twenty (20) million… Continue reading Philippine Army’s 53IB inspects road in hinterland barangay

Duterte reiterates appeal for CPP-NPA to surrender, hand up weapons, claiming that their ideology has become obsolete

President Rodrigo Duterte has reiterated his appeal for communist rebels to capitulate and hand over their weapons, claiming that their ideology is no longer relevant. Duterte, in a pre-recorded Talk of the People on Monday, ordered members of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA), to… Continue reading Duterte reiterates appeal for CPP-NPA to surrender, hand up weapons, claiming that their ideology has become obsolete

Army, police continue to provide community support to Zambo del Norte barangays

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The Army’s 97th Infantry “Kalasaglahi” Battalion (97th IB) and the Zamboanga del Norte Provincial Mobile Force Company (ZNPMFC) Community Support Program (CSP) of Barangay Bagumbayan, Sergio Osmeña Sr, Zamboanga Del Norte continues to conduct various activities for the development and sustainment of the said barangay, which has been cleared of Communist Terrorist Groups. On July… Continue reading Army, police continue to provide community support to Zambo del Norte barangays

CPP-NPA-NDF collected P5.8 billion in international donations, revolutionary taxes

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Officials announced Wednesday that the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) was able to collect P5.8 billion in international donations and revolutionary taxes between 2016 and 2018. The funds were purportedly used by communists to fund terrorist actions and support their leaders’ lifestyles. In a virtual press biefing of the National… Continue reading CPP-NPA-NDF collected P5.8 billion in international donations, revolutionary taxes