7ID installs solar-powered communication equipment in remote detachments

The 7th Infantry Division installed, during the last quarter of 2021, solar-powered Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSAT) in four remote detachments that will benefit troops and communities in the hinterlands. The division deployed Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSAT) to far-flung detachments in Lacub, Abra; San Luis, Aurora; Doña Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan; and Carranglan, Nueva Ecija.… Continue reading 7ID installs solar-powered communication equipment in remote detachments

Army engineers help rebuild Odette-hit areas in Caraga region

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The Philippine Army’s 52nd Engineer Brigade (52EBde) continued to assist local government units in reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts for communities affected by Typhoon “Odette” in northeastern Mindanao on January 9, 2022. 52EBde has been conducting humanitarian assistance and disaster response efforts since “Odette” swept through Mindanao and Visayas in mid-December 2021. Seven construction and maintenance… Continue reading Army engineers help rebuild Odette-hit areas in Caraga region

2 NPA members surrender to Philippine Army troops in Quezon

Two lay-low NPA members voluntarily surrendered to the Philippine Army troops under 85th Infantry Battalion in Buenavista, Quezon on January 8, 2022. Former NPA members identified as Ka Jomel and Ka Rowen turned to the government after experiencing hunger and exploitation under the reins of Sub Regional Military Area 4B (SRMB-4B). The former rebels also… Continue reading 2 NPA members surrender to Philippine Army troops in Quezon

CGPA inaugurates new isolation facility, golf course in 6ID

Commanding General of the Philippine Army (CGPA) Lt. Gen. Romeo Brawner, Jr. led Friday, January 7, the inauguration of a new isolation facility for the Army’s 6th Infantry Division as he directed troops to strictly comply with health protocols amid the Covid surge. Lt. Gen. Brawner, together with BARMM Interim Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ebrahim,… Continue reading CGPA inaugurates new isolation facility, golf course in 6ID

Philippine Army’s 10ID receives new mobility assets

The Philippine Army’s 10th Infantry Division received new mobility assets that will further bolster its operational capabilities. 10th Infantry Division Chaplain Lt. Col. Melchor Torayno and 10ID Commander Maj. Gen. Ernesto Torres, Jr. led on Friday, January 7, the blessing ceremony for the 21 KM250 trucks, 14 Toyota SUVs, and 33 Kawasaki and Bajaj motorcycles… Continue reading Philippine Army’s 10ID receives new mobility assets

CGPA vows modernization of Army’s medical facilities in 6ID visit

Commanding General, Philippine Army (CGPA) Lt. Gen. Romeo S. Brawner, Jr. vowed to modernize the Army’s medical treatment facilities in his visit to the 6th Infantry Division’s headquarters in Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao on Friday, January 7. In his “Talk to Troops,” Lt. Gen. Brawner vowed to upgrade and expand the Army’s medical treatment… Continue reading CGPA vows modernization of Army’s medical facilities in 6ID visit

Philippine Army steps up COVID-19 booster drive

The Philippine Army is ramping up its booster vaccination drive amid the surging COVID-19 infections fueled by the highly transmissible Omicron variant. The Philippine Army administered a total of 2,662 booster shots to soldiers and their dependents as of January 7, 2022. The figure includes the 440 booster jabs administered to healthcare workers at various… Continue reading Philippine Army steps up COVID-19 booster drive

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 to provide sustainable livelihood to formers members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Talipao, Sulu. Lt. Col. Benito Ramos Jr., 2SFBn commander, said Wednesday that the program aims to put food on the table of ASG surrenderers and their families.… Continue reading Army launches ‘fighters to farmers’ program in Sulu for ex-ASG members

Dejected BIFF member surrenders in Cotabato

A member of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters laid down his arm and returned to the folds of the law in Cotabato on the 5th of January, 2022. According to WestMinCom Commander, Lt. Gen. Alfredo Rosario, Jr., the surrendered personality was identified as alias Seck Panday, a member of the BIFF-Karialan Faction. “He submitted himself… Continue reading Dejected BIFF member surrenders in Cotabato

Army helps rebuild typhoon-damaged communities

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The Philippine Army is stepping up its rehabilitation efforts for typhoon-stricken families in Eastern Visayas. The Army’s 8th Infantry Division have mobilized carpentry teams to help typhoon-stricken residents repair their homes damaged by “Odette,” the strongest and most destructive tropical cyclone to hit the country in 2021. 8ID deployed 11 carpentry teams to Maasan City,… Continue reading Army helps rebuild typhoon-damaged communities