Friends Rescued receive training from Office of Civil Defense

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Friends Rescued (FRs) of the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) attended a Community-Based Disaster and Risk Reduction Management (CBDRRM) Training Course held by the Office of Civil Defense Region 9 (OCD-IX) on August 26-27, 2021 at Chandler Suites in Pagadian City. The two-day CBDRRM training is a process in which at-risk communities actively… Continue reading Friends Rescued receive training from Office of Civil Defense

Sa Dulo ng Punglo: Tales of struggle and conflict in the name of a solitary ideology

New People’s Army (NPA) have been sowing carnage in the highlands for nearly five decades, and it is yet unclear whether the fight, which divides Filipinos, will end. Life has been the compensation for the ideology they are trying to teach in the minds of Filipinos who have been overlooked by the government in the… Continue reading Sa Dulo ng Punglo: Tales of struggle and conflict in the name of a solitary ideology

Army has taken precautions to prevent election-related violence in Basilan

To avoid further violence as the election season approaches, the military will have separate talks with two competing political camps in the town of Al-Barka, Basilan. The military is taking these steps, according to Brig. Gen. Domingo Gobway, commander of the 101st Infantry Brigade, since two people were slain earlier this month when the groups… Continue reading Army has taken precautions to prevent election-related violence in Basilan

Communists lose ground, supplies in Zamboanga del Sur

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Troops of the 97th Infantry Battalion (97IB) came into close contact with around 20 members of the communist terrorist group (CTG) in Purok 3, Brgy. Saad, Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur on Wednesday afternoon, August 25, 2021. One rucksack, communist NPA terrorist (CNT) journals, varied foodstuff, medical apparatus, medicine, one electric circuit tester, and the terrorists’… Continue reading Communists lose ground, supplies in Zamboanga del Sur

Philippine Army’s 53IB partakes in tree planting activity in Kumalarang

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The Municipal Government of Kumalarang, Zamboanga del Sur and the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) participated on Thursday (August 26, 2021) in a tree-planting activity at Sicade Reforestation Area, Barangay Sicade, Kumalarang, Zamboanga del Sur to promote a clean and green environment. Kumalarang mayor Ruel Molina organized the event, which was attended by… Continue reading Philippine Army’s 53IB partakes in tree planting activity in Kumalarang

6 extremists of outlawed BIFF surrender in Maguindanao

Six more members of the outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) yielded to the military in this province on Wednesday afternoon. The latest surrenderers came just a day after ten of their compatriots surrendered to the Army’s 1st Mechanized Brigade (1MBde) headquarters in Barangay Kamasi, Ampatuan town, on Tuesday. Lt. Col. Charlie Banaag, commander of… Continue reading 6 extremists of outlawed BIFF surrender in Maguindanao

8ID neutralized 19 CNTs, seized firearms in Eastern Samar

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Troops from the 8th Infantry “Stormtrooper” Division on Monday (August 16, 2021) collided  with CPP-NPA Terrorists (CNT) in Dolores, Eastern Samar, resulting in the death of 19 enemy personalities and the confiscation of high and low powered guns. The forces from the 801st Brigade, 52nd Infantry Battalion confronted approximately 70 CNTs, resulting in a day-long… Continue reading 8ID neutralized 19 CNTs, seized firearms in Eastern Samar

Philippine Army averts NPA atrocity in Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur

The Philippine Army successfully destroyed a Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) hideout and successfully prevented terrorists from carrying out their atrocities in the geographically isolated and disadvantaged sitio of Putok Marine in the hinterland barangay of Saad, Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur on the evening of Saturday, August 21. Preventing possible… Continue reading Philippine Army averts NPA atrocity in Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur

CGPA goes to isolated units of 10th Infantry Division

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The Commanding General, Philippine Army (CGPA) went to visit the isolated units of the 10th Infantry “Agila” Division (10ID) on August 16 and 17, 2020. Since his assumption, Maj. Gen. Andres Centino has been visiting soldiers deployed to the Army’s remote units to boost morale, provide assistance, and restate the command’s thrusts in order to… Continue reading CGPA goes to isolated units of 10th Infantry Division

Philippine Army’s 53IB, LGU amplifies Adopt-a-CAFGU Program in Midsalip

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The Municipal Government of Midsalip, its Rural Health Unit (RHU), and the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) continue to advance 53IB’s “Better Life: Adopt-a-CAFGU Program” for its CAFGU Active Auxiliaries (CAAs) and their dependents through a medical mission held at Sigapod Barangay Hall, Midsalip, Zamboanga del Sur on August 20, 2021. The medical… Continue reading Philippine Army’s 53IB, LGU amplifies Adopt-a-CAFGU Program in Midsalip