PH Army captures 18,433 rebels using a ‘whole-of-nation’ strategy

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Through the Duterte administration’s “whole of nation” integration effort, a total of 18,433 former rebels from Communist Terror Groups (CTG), including 92 “kid soldiers,” have returned to the fold of the law and are now living regular lives. At the weekly virtual press conference of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict… Continue reading PH Army captures 18,433 rebels using a ‘whole-of-nation’ strategy

Philippine Army, LGU turn over Masjid to Bangsamoro community

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In honor of the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha, the Municipal Government of Dumalinao, Zamboanga del Sur, the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB), and the 547th Engineer ‘Agila’ Battalion (547EBn) handed over a Masjid to the Bangsamoro Community of Barangay Mama of the same municipality in a simple but fitting Masjid Ribbon Cutting and… Continue reading Philippine Army, LGU turn over Masjid to Bangsamoro community

Philippine Army’s 53IB, LGU perpetuate peace efforts in Dimataling

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At the recently convened Joint Municipal Peace and Order Council (MPOC) held at Dimataling Gymnasium on July 16, 2021, the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) and the Municipal Government of Dimataling, Zamboanga del Sur continued to perpetuate peace efforts. 53IB Charlie Company Commander 1Lt. Alvin Ibarra the AFP Updates, techniques and tactics of… Continue reading Philippine Army’s 53IB, LGU perpetuate peace efforts in Dimataling

Army protects, develops communities to keep insurgents at bay

To weaken the operations of communist terrorist groups, the Army’s 58th Infantry Division (58IB) is eradicating insurgent resources and developing towns within its area of jurisdiction in Misamis Oriental region. Rebels from the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) are known to exploit the private and economic sectors, according to Lt. Col. Ricky… Continue reading Army protects, develops communities to keep insurgents at bay

Dawlah Islamiya leader slain, 2 arrested in a law enforcement operation in Maguindanao

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During a law enforcement operation in Maguindanao on Sunday, a leader of the local terrorist group Dawlah Islamiya (DI) was slain, while two others were apprehended, according to the military. During the focused military operation on Saturday, Lt. Colonel Benjamin Cadiente, commanding officer of the Army’s 33rd Infantry Battalion (IB), identified a slain terrorist leader… Continue reading Dawlah Islamiya leader slain, 2 arrested in a law enforcement operation in Maguindanao

Adopt-a-CAFGU Program launched by 53IB, LGU in geographically isolated patrol base community

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On July 14, 2021, the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) and the Municipal Government of Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur launched their Better Life: Adopt-a-CAFGU Program at the geographically isolated patrol base in Barangay Saad, Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur. Activities for Better Life: Adopt-a-CAFGU Program included free visitation check-up, operation tuli, dental mission, giving… Continue reading Adopt-a-CAFGU Program launched by 53IB, LGU in geographically isolated patrol base community

Disgruntled BIFF terrorists yield in Maguindanao

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Three members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Frighters laid down their arms and returned to the folds of the law on July 16, 2021. According to Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, Jr., Commander of Western Mindanao Command, around 3:30 p.m. Friday, the three surrendered to the 57th Infantry Battalion and handed over one M1 Garand rifle… Continue reading Disgruntled BIFF terrorists yield in Maguindanao

Army, LGU promote clean and green environment, participates in tree-planting in far-flung community

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The Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) and 1st CMO “Mahigalaon” Battalion (1CMOBn) took part in a tree-planting program in Salvador, Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur on July 16, 2021. The activity was held in collaboration with the Barangay Salvador Youth Association, which is led by Youth President Ms. Geselle Ann Cruz, and SK President Mr. Charlie… Continue reading Army, LGU promote clean and green environment, participates in tree-planting in far-flung community

Army, LGU conduct community engagement activities in far-flung community

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The Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) and 1st CMO “Mahigalaon” Battalion (1CMOBn) conducted community engagement activities in the hinterland barangay of Salvador, Dumingag, Zamboanga del Suron July 10-13, 2021. House-to-house visits were made by Matapat and Mahigalaon Troopers in Puroks 1, 2, and 3 of the abovementioned Barangay to learn about the community’s… Continue reading Army, LGU conduct community engagement activities in far-flung community

102nd Infantry Brigade Commander praises troops in Misamis Occidental

On Wednesday morning, July 14, 2021, the 102nd Infantry (IGSOON) Brigade Commander praised the troops of the 10th Infantry Battalion at Barangay Mansawan, Don Victoriano Chongbian, Misamis Occidental. Brig. Gen. Leonel Nicolas paid a personal visit to the troops participating in the recent battle against the Western Mindanao Regional Party Committee’s Guerilla Front Sendong on… Continue reading 102nd Infantry Brigade Commander praises troops in Misamis Occidental