PCG, JCG conduct joint communication, anti-piracy exercises in Sibutu Passage

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The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and Japan Coast Guard (JCG) have conducted joint communication and anti-piracy exercises in Sibutu Passage, Tawi-Tawi on Thursday, November 18, 2021. Joining the said initiative were BRP Bagacay (MRRV-4410) and BRP Malamawi (FPB-2403) from the PCG, and JCGS Tsugaru (PLH-02) with its carrier helicopter from the JCG. Upon arrival at… Continue reading PCG, JCG conduct joint communication, anti-piracy exercises in Sibutu Passage

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

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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

Navy rescues 2 Malaysian nationals, 2 Filipinos from a capsized speed boat in seawaters off Tawi-Tawi

Naval Forces Western Mindanao through its Naval Task Force 61’s 3rd Boat Attack Division rescued four (4) passengers of a capsized speedboat in the vicinity of the seawaters off Sibutu Passage, Tawi-Tawi province in the morning of October 8, 2021. Littoral Monitoring Station (LMS) Bongao received an information from bulk carrier W-Raptor which was traversing… Continue reading Navy rescues 2 Malaysian nationals, 2 Filipinos from a capsized speed boat in seawaters off Tawi-Tawi

Army, stakeholders plant 1500 trees in Tawi-Tawi

The Joint Task Force Tawi-Tawi, along with other agencies and partners, assisted the Tawi-Tawi Local Government in initiating the tree planting effort on September 21, 2021 through its MENRE. More than 1,500 saplings were planted at Barangays Pahut, Pasiagan, and Simandagit, all of Bongao, Tawi-Tawi. This activity is part of a series of activities associated… Continue reading Army, stakeholders plant 1500 trees in Tawi-Tawi

Navy saves 13 passengers, crew members from distressed ship off Tawi-Tawi coast

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Naval Forces Western Mindanao through its Naval Task Force-61’s 3rd Boat Attack Division on Friday, September 10, 2021, rescued 13 passengers and crew of a distressed vessel in the seawaters off Tawi-Tawi province. Early in the morning, the Littoral Monitoring Station (LMS) Bongao detected a troubled vessel somewhere off the coast of the island province… Continue reading Navy saves 13 passengers, crew members from distressed ship off Tawi-Tawi coast

DENR, Army partake in Mangrove Planting Activity in Tawi-Tawi

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The 2nd Marine Brigade, in partnership with the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources (DENR) and volunteers from other government agencies, conducted a mangrove planting activity at Sanga-Sanga, Bongao, and Tawi-Tawi. The first mangrove planting activity was started on June 15, 2021 in connection with the celebration of Independence Day held at the area of… Continue reading DENR, Army partake in Mangrove Planting Activity in Tawi-Tawi

Government’s campaign against loose firearms nets 56 armaments in Tawi-Tawi

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During the first eight months of 2021, the government’s fight against the proliferation of unsecured guns yielded 56 firearms in Tawi-Tawi. Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, Jr., Commander of the Western Mindanao Command said the peace efforts of the local government of Tawi-Tawi and Joint Task Force Tawi-Tawi convinced more civilians to hand over their loose… Continue reading Government’s campaign against loose firearms nets 56 armaments in Tawi-Tawi