40 ASG returnees graduate from livelihood training

Photo courtesy of 4th Civil Relations Group

The graduation ceremony of 40 former Abu Sayyaf Group members was held at the headquarters of the 4th Marine Makusug Brigade in Brgy. Tandu Bato, Luuk, Sulu on December 9, 2021. The said ceremony was organized in collaboration with Gagandilan Mindanao Womens Incorporated (GMWI), a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) headed by Miss Wahida Abdullah, the executive… Continue reading 40 ASG returnees graduate from livelihood training

Law enforcement operations led to seizure of P13.6-M worth of drugs in Sulu

The 4th Marine Brigade, along with personnel from the Philippine Army’s 11th Infantry Division, PDEA RO BARMM and RO IX, CIDG IX, Sulu PPO, SAC, 7th SABn, Indanan, and Jolo MPS, launched a buy-bust operation in Brgy. KM 2, Indanan, Sulu on December 4, 2021. Alleged drug dealers, Muride J. Ahajan, Elwina H. Unaid, and… Continue reading Law enforcement operations led to seizure of P13.6-M worth of drugs in Sulu

AFP’s giant aircraft lands again in Sulu

Photo courtesy of Western Mindanao Command

A giant aircraft of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) successfully landed in Sulu on December 10, 2021. This is the first since the Lockheed C-130 Hercules with tail number 5125 crashed last July 4. The Lockheed C-130 Hercules with tail number 5011, which landed at Jolo Airport earlier today, would ferry 65 military troops from… Continue reading AFP’s giant aircraft lands again in Sulu

Marines deliver books, supports literacy campaign in Sulu

Photo courtesy of Naval Forces Western Mindanao

Marine troops from the 4th Marine Brigade’s Marine Battalion Landing Team-7 brought a truckload of different books to Tayungan Elementary School in Barangay Tayungan, Panamao, Sulu on Friday, December 3, 2021. According to the Naval Forces Western Mindanao PAO, the activity was part of the Marine Brigade’s Community Support Program, which helps communities in their area… Continue reading Marines deliver books, supports literacy campaign in Sulu

Army helps conflict-displaced Sulu families return home

Conflict-displaced families in Patikul, Sulu returned to their village on Sunday, November 28, 2021, after more than half a decade, demonstrating the government’s successful “Balik Barangay Program” in the region. According to the Army’s 11th Infantry Division (11ID), 208 conflict-displaced families returned to their homes at Sitio Darayan, Barangay Buhanginan, Patikul, Sulu . Incursions between government… Continue reading Army helps conflict-displaced Sulu families return home

Aeroscout Company conducts leadership transport missions to Sulu, Tawi-Tawi

Photo courtesy of Aviation 'Hiraya' Regiment, Philippine Army

The Army Aviation Regiment’s Special Mission Aviation (Aeroscout) Company in Cotabato City successfully completed back-to-back leadership transport operations to Sulu and Tawi-Tawi last week. Two Army aviators flew Brig. Gen. Romulo Manuel Jr., commander of the Army Artillery (King of Battle) Regiment, from Zamboanga City to Jolo, Sulu, and back. On the same day, the… Continue reading Aeroscout Company conducts leadership transport missions to Sulu, Tawi-Tawi

PCG distributes equipment to districts responsible for safeguarding ZamBaSulTa region

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) officially handed over new equipment to the PCG districts monitoring over the Sulu and Celebes Sea, boosting maritime law enforcement and security in the region. The PCG announced on Facebook on Tuesday that 40 QR code scanners and seven rugged laptops were handed over in a ceremony attended by PCG… Continue reading PCG distributes equipment to districts responsible for safeguarding ZamBaSulTa region

Abu Sayyaf member surrenders to Marines in Sulu

Photo courtesy of Striking Battalion

A member of the kidnap-for-ransom/terrorist group Abu Sayyaf surrendered to authorities on Monday, August 30, 2021. The Marine Battalion Landing Team-7, led by Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Eduard C. Olaso PN(M), collaborated with Mayor Al-Frazier Abdurajak of the Municipality of Panamao, Sulu, to facilitate the surrender. Hamja Hajirol Hambali @ KAMLUN, the surrenderer, handed up… Continue reading Abu Sayyaf member surrenders to Marines in Sulu

Army troops conducts Civic Action Program in Patikul Sulu

Photo courtesy of 35th Infantry Makamandag Battalion, 11ID, Philippine Army

The 35th Infantry Battalion, commanded by Ltc Wilfredo B. Borgonia Jr, joined the 11th Infantry Division’s Civic Action Program at So Amman, Brgy Bangkal, Patikul, Sulu on July 23, 2021. The 11th Infantry Division and Joint Task Force Sulu Commander, MGen William N. Gonzales, the 1102nd Brigade Commander, BGen Benjamin G. Batara Jr, the Municipality… Continue reading Army troops conducts Civic Action Program in Patikul Sulu

6 children, 12 other individuals saved from a stranded boat in Sulu

Photo courtesy of Naval Task Group-Sulu

In the midst of bad weather, 18 people, including four crew members, were rescued from a motorboat in peril in the Sulu Sea. Twelve people and six children were rescued late Saturday between Bakungan Island, Patikul, and Tambanan Island, Luuk, according to Col. Hernanie Songano, commander of Joint Task Group-Sulu and the 4th Marine Brigade… Continue reading 6 children, 12 other individuals saved from a stranded boat in Sulu