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

Military troops recovers anti-tank weapon of ASG in Sulu

11th Infantry "Alakdan" Division

A M67 90mm anti-tank recoilless rifle was found by Joint Task Force (JTF) – Sulu units at Bud Daho, Brgy. Lumping Pigih Daho, Talipao, Sulu, days after an armed confrontation with the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG). “The weapon was found on the 14th of July, near where the scout rangers engaged the group earlier this… Continue reading Military troops recovers anti-tank weapon of ASG in Sulu

16 Abu Sayyaf Group bandits yield in Sulu

Photo courtesy of the 11ID Public Affairs Office

Sixteen Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits have surrendered in the province of Sulu, including three explosives keepers, according to a military officer. On July 22, the insurgents surrendered to Brig. Gen. Antonio Bautista Jr., commander of the 1101st Infantry Brigade in Sitio Bayog, Barangay Samak, Talipao, Sulu. The Alpha brothers – Kamar, Alkaider, and Adzmer… Continue reading 16 Abu Sayyaf Group bandits yield in Sulu

1st Gallant Youth For Peace Orientation successfully organized in Sulu by Gallant Troopers

Photo courtesy of 45IB-Gallant Troopers

Recently, the first Gallant Youth For Peace Orientation (Bangkal Chapter) Batch-1-2021 and Awards for “Tausug Heroes” was successfully held in Brgy. Pangdanon, Patikul, Sulu. The event was organized by Gallant Troopers under the leadership of LtC Vicente B. Mabborang Jr. INF GSC PA in collaboration with the 1102nd Infantry “GANARUL” Brigade led by BGen Benjamin… Continue reading 1st Gallant Youth For Peace Orientation successfully organized in Sulu by Gallant Troopers

C-130 crash survivor feels that God has granted his wish to serve his province as a soldier

Photo by Teofilo P. Garcia Jr.

One of the soldiers who survived the July 4 Air Force plane disaster thanks God for keeping him alive so he may fulfill his dream of serving his native province of Sulu. In an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Saturday, Sgt. Al-Ameen Sahibuddin, a native of Jolo, Sulu said, “Malaking pasasalamat ko… Continue reading C-130 crash survivor feels that God has granted his wish to serve his province as a soldier