8ID continues humanitarian assistance efforts for typhoon victims in Southern Leyte

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More than two weeks after Typhoon Odette wreaked havoc on Southern Leyte, the Army’s 8th Infantry Division is still providing humanitarian aid to typhoon victims. On December 28, the Army’s 802nd Infantry Brigade and 93rd Infantry Battalion teamed up with the SM Foundation’s Operation Tulong Express and SM Cares to assist typhoon-affected families in San… Continue reading 8ID continues humanitarian assistance efforts for typhoon victims in Southern Leyte

PH Army step-up HADR operations in Typhoon Odette-damaged areas

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In support of Typhoon Odette’s afflicted families in typhoon-stricken areas in Visayas and Mindanao, Philippine Army troops are continuing humanitarian assistance and disaster response (HADR) activities. Different Army units ramped up their HADR operations and assisted in the recovery efforts in the typhoon-ravaged provinces of Southern Leyte, Bohol, Cebu, Negros Occidental, and other Visayas provinces.… Continue reading PH Army step-up HADR operations in Typhoon Odette-damaged areas

Over 200 Eastern Visayas villages now NPA-free — Philippine Army

Between 2019 and mid-2021, at least 213 villages in Eastern Visayas were purged of New People’s Army (NPA) influence, spanning the first two years of the “whole-of-nation” approach to eradicating the communist terrorist group. There are 94 villages in Samar province, 45 in Eastern Samar, 41 in Leyte, 29 in Northern Samar, and four in… Continue reading Over 200 Eastern Visayas villages now NPA-free — Philippine Army