Army seized CNTs’ hideout in Iloilo in the midst of the Yuletide season

Photo: 301st Infantry Bayanihan Brigade

Members of the Communist NPA Terrorist (CNTs) were encountered by the Army’s 61st Infantry (Hunter) Battalion, 3ID, Philippine Army at Brgy. Tigmarabo, Miagao, Iloilo on December 26, 2020 at around 1:00 PM. The firefight occurred while troops from the 61IB Philippine Army were conducting a community security patrol in the hinterland barangays to ensure a… Continue reading Army seized CNTs’ hideout in Iloilo in the midst of the Yuletide season

2 NPAs killed, firearms seized in a clash against gov’t forces during Christmas Eve

Elements of the Philippine Army’s 11th Infantry (Lapu-Lapu) Battalion stumbled upon remnants of the Southeast Front, Komiteng Rehiyon Negros, Cebu, Bohol, and Siquijor (SEF, KR – NCBS) at Sitio Libjo, Barangay Napacao, Siaton, Negros Oriental on Thursday, December 24, 2020. The incident occurred after government forces received information about the presence of Communist NPA Terrorists (CNTs)… Continue reading 2 NPAs killed, firearms seized in a clash against gov’t forces during Christmas Eve

NPA official with high rank falls in Negros Occidental

The Army’s 15th Infantry (Molave Warrior) Battalion apprehended and arrested on December 22, 2020 a high-ranking NPA official in Barangay Camindangan, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental. Radino Giltendez Villacarillo, 43, was seized by the 15 IB troopers and the Philippine National Police Joint Law Enforcement Security Operations. He goes by the identities Romil G. Villacarillo, Poldo, Rading,… Continue reading NPA official with high rank falls in Negros Occidental

185 aspiring soldiers took oath

6th Infantry Division - Kampilan

Members of Candidate Soldier Course Class 653-2020 swore their oath at the 6th Infantry Division Grandstand on Sunday, December 20, 2020. A total of 185 aspiring soldiers, composed of 183 for regular enlistment and 2 for special enlistment, stood before the Joint Task Force Central and 6th Infantry “Kampilan” Division Commander, Major General Juvymax R.… Continue reading 185 aspiring soldiers took oath

2nd Platoon, 9th Panay CAA holds face-to-face dialogue for peace talks

A nine-man squad from the 2nd Platoon, 9th Panay CAA Company, Putian PB conducted house-to-house visits in Sitio Tigpaka Dako, San Antonio, Cuartero, Capiz, to conduct peace talks and personally welcome people. The stated group, commanded by TSg Sandrex P Valenzuela, PA, consisted of eight CAAs and one EP who visited households in the said… Continue reading 2nd Platoon, 9th Panay CAA holds face-to-face dialogue for peace talks

Former beauty queen becomes army lady warrior

Considerably a rare crossover, the former beauty queen is now enlisted as a Philippine Army (PA) personnel. Chery Rose Lomopog, who represented the town of Sugbongcogon, Misamis Oriental in last year’s Miss Kuyamis Beauty Pageant, where she placed 3rd runner up, has fulfilled her dream of becoming a soldier of the PA. In a recent… Continue reading Former beauty queen becomes army lady warrior

The Battle of Marawi: From the eyes of the former Joint Task Force Marawi commander

Taken from the book, Marawi and Beyond. Published 2018 by the Operations Research Center, Philippine Army

No one wants to fight a war on their own shores. No one wants terrorists to gain a foothold in their own country. The Battle of Marawi was not expected. When we found out that Isnilon Hapilon was in a safehouse at Bgy Basak, Malutlot, Marawi City, on the 23rd of May 2017, soldiers raided… Continue reading The Battle of Marawi: From the eyes of the former Joint Task Force Marawi commander

The heroism of PFC Bayot

“Bombahin nalang ninyo ang location ko Sir! (Just bomb my location Sir!)”. These were the last words uttered by 24-year-old Private First Class Dhan Ryan Bayot on May 25, 2017 as he made his final call to his commanding officer before he succumbed to death in the hands of the Maute-Daesh terrorists who took over… Continue reading The heroism of PFC Bayot

Social media: An unconventional ally during the Marawi crisis

From May 23 to October 23, 2017, the world turned its attention to the Philippines to witness a five-month weary battle between government forces and the terrorist group Daesh in Marawi, Lanao del Sur. The five-month siege resulted in massive damages including destroyed houses and properties as well as the loss of lives of 1,200… Continue reading Social media: An unconventional ally during the Marawi crisis