Top NPA leader, 8 comrades surrender to 23IB in Agusan del Norte

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A prominent leader of the New People’s Army (NPA) and eight of his adherents on Wednesday surrendered to the 23rd Infantry Battalion (23IB) at the unit’s headquarters in Barangay Alubihid, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte. The surrenderers are members of the defunct Guerrilla Front 4A (DGF-4A), North Central Mindanao Regional Committee of the NPA, armed wing… Continue reading Top NPA leader, 8 comrades surrender to 23IB in Agusan del Norte

53IB Commanding Officer recognizes CAAs in distant command post

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During his visit to Cogonan Patrol Base, a remote patrol base in the town of Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur, the Commanding Officer of the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB), Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera, awarded Certificates of Recognition and Letters of Commendation as part of his commitment to keep the CAFGU Active Auxiliaries (CAAs)… Continue reading 53IB Commanding Officer recognizes CAAs in distant command post

23IB troopers clash with CTGs in Agusan Del Norte

Members of the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) clashed with troops from the 23rd Infantry Battalion of the 4th Infantry Division in Barangay Guinabsan, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte on Monday, September 6, 2021. In a 15-minute combat, the operating soldiers came face to face with 25 CTG militants from the North Central Mindanao Regional Committee (NCMRC),… Continue reading 23IB troopers clash with CTGs in Agusan Del Norte

53IB Commander confers award, commendation to Matapat Troopers in far-flung patrol base in Zamboanga del Sur

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Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera, Commander of the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB), boosted the morale and welfare of Matapat Troopers during a visit to a remote patrol base in Barangay Pisompongan in Midsalip, Zamboanga del Sur on Thursday, September 9, 2021. Technical Sergeant Wanil Gandawali was awarded the Military Merit Medal by Lt.… Continue reading 53IB Commander confers award, commendation to Matapat Troopers in far-flung patrol base in Zamboanga del Sur

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

Army intercepts CTG war material, kills two CNTs in less than a week

Dealing another blow to the CPP-NPA Terrorists (CNTs), government troops seized their war material in an Army-PNP joint law enforcement operation on Friday evening in Brgy. Pianing, Butuan City, Agusan del Norte. The 65th Infantry Battalion, the 75th Infantry Battalion, the Butuan City Police Office Station 4 (BCPS4), and the Butuan City Mobile Force Company… Continue reading Army intercepts CTG war material, kills two CNTs in less than a week

Army ranking official succumbs to COVID-19

1st Infantry Division assistant commander Brig. Gen. Bagnus Gaerlan Jr. died of COVID-19 around 5 AM today at a Pagadian City hospital, according to his colleagues at the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class of 1989. “It is with deep sadness that we would like to inform the friends and relatives of our mistah, Brig. Gen.… Continue reading Army ranking official succumbs to COVID-19

Army chastises NPA for killing CAFGU member in Negros Oriental

The Philippine Army’s 303rd Infantry Brigade, 3ID, led by Brigadier General Inocencio Pasaporte, condemns the CPP-NPA Terrorist (CNT)’s barbaric attack on a member of the CAFGU Active Auxiliary (CAA) at Vallehermoso, Negros Oriental on September 1, 2021 at 7:00 PM. CAA Paderna is a member of the CAFGU Active Auxiliary (CAA) under the 62nd Infantry… Continue reading Army chastises NPA for killing CAFGU member in Negros Oriental

Army sees end of BIFF hegemony as enormous surrender of member continues

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The spike in the capitulation of Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters continues, amid the military’s strenuous attempts to eradicate the various terrorist groups in Mindanao. On September 1, 2021, four additional members of the BIFF-Karialan Faction surrendered to the military in Maguindanao, thanks to the efforts of the 6th Mechanized Infantry Battalion and the 1st Brigade… Continue reading Army sees end of BIFF hegemony as enormous surrender of member continues

Army back efforts to quell deadly rido in Sultan Kudarat

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The 37th Infantry “Conqueror” Battalion took part in a coordinated attempt to end a week-long armed conflict in Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat, between feuding BIAF-MILF units. Armed battles broke out in Barangay Kanipaan and Barangay Barongis on August 23, 2021, resulting in a number of casualties on both sides and the displacement of civilians. The armed… Continue reading Army back efforts to quell deadly rido in Sultan Kudarat