2 young BIFF combatants, 12 others lay down their arms

On January 6, 2022, two teenage Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) soldiers, along with 12 of their adult colleagues, surrendered to the military in Cotabato. The two minors are 16 and 17 years old, according to Lt. Gen. Alfredo Rosario, Jr., Commander of Western Mindanao Command. “This is one of the reasons why we work… Continue reading 2 young BIFF combatants, 12 others lay down their arms

Dejected BIFF member surrenders in Cotabato

A member of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, laid down his arm and returned to the folds of the law in Cotabato. The surrendered personality was identified as alias Seck Panday, a member of the BIFF-Karialan Faction, according to WestMinCom Commander Lt. Gen. Alfredo Rosario, Jr. “He submitted himself and… Continue reading Dejected BIFF member surrenders in Cotabato

JTF Central’s stepped-up operations forced 7 more terrorists to surrender in Sultan Kudarat

Due to the increased military operations and peace processes used by government troops in Sultan Kudarat, seven terror group members have abandoned their violent fight. Four members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters-Karialan Faction (BIFF-KF), two members of the Communist Terrorist Group’s Guerilla Front-73 (GF-73), and one member of the Daulah Islamiyah-Hassan Group (DI-HG) were… Continue reading JTF Central’s stepped-up operations forced 7 more terrorists to surrender in Sultan Kudarat

Military continuously aids in government’s vaccination program

Photo courtesy of Western Mindanao Command

Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Western Mindanao Command continues to assist the government’s vaccination campaign by facilitating the safe shipment of vaccines and medical supplies to island provinces and remote municipalities in western and central Mindanao. On December 12, 2021, vaccines were successfully brought to Basilan and Tawi-Tawi using a single Special Boarding Unit (SBU)… Continue reading Military continuously aids in government’s vaccination program

AFP’s giant aircraft lands again in Sulu

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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

Troops recover CTG’s war materials in Zamboanga del Norte

Following a firefight in Zamboanga del Norte on December 3, 2021, army troops seized communist terrorist group’s war materials. According to the report, at around 4:40 PM on December 3, troops of the 44th Infantry Battalion engaged with more or less ten armed men believed to be remnants of the defunct Guerilla Front Feliciano-Alpha and… Continue reading Troops recover CTG’s war materials in Zamboanga del Norte

Arms caches found by troops in Sultan Kudarat

Soldiers from the 7th Infantry Battalion of the Joint Task Force Central on Friday, December 3, 2021, uncovered arms caches in Sultan Kudarat. Several armaments concealed in Sitio Kanalan, Barangay Marquez, Esperanza province were discovered by operating soldiers. The caches, as per Lt. Gen. Alfredo Rosario, Jr., Commander of Western Mindanao Command, contain 34 12-gauge… Continue reading Arms caches found by troops in Sultan Kudarat

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

Local terrorist neutralized in Maguindanao encounter

In the early hours of December 1, 2021, the military and members of the Daulah Islamiyah-Tureife Group engaged in combat. At Sitio Ulangkaya, Barangay Ganta, Shariff Saydona Mustapha, Maguindanao, soldiers and intelligence operatives from the Joint Task Force Central were on patrol when they came across the enemies. “Upon arrival in the area, troops were… Continue reading Local terrorist neutralized in Maguindanao encounter

Navy vessel transports medical paraphernalia to island provinces

The Philippine Navy’s Multipurpose Assault Craft (MPAC) delivered on Sunday, November 28, 34 cartons of syringes and needles to Sulu. The items are for the three-day National Vaccination Days, which will take place from November 29 to December 1. “We are assisting the Ministry of Health of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao in… Continue reading Navy vessel transports medical paraphernalia to island provinces