14 BIFF combatants surrender in Midsayap, North Cotabato

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On January 6, 2022, 14 Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighter (BIFF) fighters surrendered to Joint Task Force Central forces in Barangay Salunayan, Midsayap, Cotabato. The surrender, according to Major General Juvymax Uy, is part of the 6th Infantry Division’s effort to put an end to violent extremism in Central Mindanao before President Rodrigo Duterte’s term ends.… Continue reading 14 BIFF combatants surrender in Midsayap, North Cotabato

Army, police forces neutralize five lawless personalities in North Cotabato

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Combined Army and police elements in Barangay Gocutan, Pikit, Cotabato, neutralized five lawless individuals in support of a law enforcement operation on Wednesday, December 29, 2021. A firefight ensued after elements from the Army’s 90th Infantry Battalion, 34th Infantry Battalion, 602nd Division Reconnaissance Company, and PNP Police Regional Office 12 attempted to issue an arrest… Continue reading Army, police forces neutralize five lawless personalities in North Cotabato

74 of 81 provinces passed resolutions declaring CPP-NPA-NDF as persona non grata — NTF-ELCAC

The final chapter of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front’s (CPP-NPA-NDF) reign of terror has now been written off as more local government units (LGUs) have joined this administration in condemning the atrocities of these lawless groups by declaring as persona non grata in their respective localities. At the weekly virtual… Continue reading 74 of 81 provinces passed resolutions declaring CPP-NPA-NDF as persona non grata — NTF-ELCAC

6 communist terrorists surrender; 4 firearms yielded in Sarangani

Six communist terrorists, on Thursday, November 30, 2021, surrendered their weapons in Sarangani. The six, according to Maj. Gen. Alfredo Rosario, Jr., Commander of Western Mindanao Command, were members of the Militia ng Bayan under Central Platoon Musa, Far South Mindanao Region (FSMR), and were all residents of Sitio Kapanal, Gasi, Kiamba, Sarangani Province. For… Continue reading 6 communist terrorists surrender; 4 firearms yielded in Sarangani

Army reservists conducts nation-building activities in Agusan del Sur

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Residents of Barangay Mabuhay, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur benefited from a medical mission carried by Army reservists from the 1502nd Community Defense Center on Friday, November 12. The medical mission was carried out by the reservists with the assistance of representatives from the Philippine National Police, Philippine Normal University-Mindanao, and Communication Link Emergency Assistance Network in… Continue reading Army reservists conducts nation-building activities in Agusan del Sur

PH making every attempt to take diplomatic action vs unlawful activities in WPS — Esperon

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During his visit to the Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC) Mimaropa in Puerto Princesa, Palawan on Thursday, November 4, 2021, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. said that the country is making every effort to take diplomatic action against illegal operations and other forms of invasions in the West Philippine… Continue reading PH making every attempt to take diplomatic action vs unlawful activities in WPS — Esperon

PNP Maritime Group, DA-BFAR inks agreement on a cooperative seaborne patrol

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The Philippine National Police-Maritime Group (PNP-MG) and the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) at the BFAR Central Office in Quezon City on Friday, October 1, 2021. The MOU allows PNP personnel to join any DA-BFAR available vessel as a “shiprider” to perform simultaneous seaborne patrol.… Continue reading PNP Maritime Group, DA-BFAR inks agreement on a cooperative seaborne patrol

3 NPA militants surrender, hand over firearms to Eastern Samar police

Three New People’s Army (NPA) insurgents have surrendered to police officers in Dolores, Eastern Samar, more than a month after an intense firefight in the town that killed 19 of them. Lt. Col. Joy Leanza, company commander of the 1st Eastern Samar police mobile force company, said the rebels known as “Omel,” “Dondon,” and “Posong” arrived… Continue reading 3 NPA militants surrender, hand over firearms to Eastern Samar police

AFP, PNP on high alert for BIFF retribution in Maguindanao

Military and police troops in Maguindanao have been placed on high alert, bracing for possible retaliatory assaults by the outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF). Maj. Gen. Juvymax Uy, commander of the Army’s 6th Infantry Division (6ID) and concurrent chief of Joint Task Force Central (JTFC), issued an alert to all field units in the… Continue reading AFP, PNP on high alert for BIFF retribution in Maguindanao

House approves on final reading bill institutionalizing UP-DND accord

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The House of Representatives passed the measure seeking to institutionalize the 1989 University of the Philippines-Department of National Defense (UP-DND) accord on third and final reading on Tuesday. The lower chamber, with 179 affirmative votes, passed House Bill 10171, which seeks to institutionalize the said accord into the University Charter or Republic Act 9500. Section… Continue reading House approves on final reading bill institutionalizing UP-DND accord