Local chief executives hand over 72 loose firearms to gov’t forces in Cotabato

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Local chief executives yielded more loose firearms to the security forces in Cotabato on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. The campaign against the proliferation of loose firearms in Cotabato resulted in the surrender of 72 high-powered and low-powered firearms in the municipalities of Banisilan, Pigcawayan, and Midsayap, thanks to the combined efforts of the 34th Infantry… Continue reading Local chief executives hand over 72 loose firearms to gov’t forces in Cotabato

Sitangkai LGU hands over firearms to military in Tawi-Tawi

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The local government unit of Sitangkai turned over seven loose firearms to the Marine Battalion Landing Team-12 on Friday, September 10, 2021. In a brief ceremony held at the MBLT-12 headquarters, Sitangkai Municipal Administrator Hji. Julpin Sajili gave the firearms to Col. Romeo Racadio, Commander of Joint Task Force Tawi-Tawi. According to Col. Racadio, this… Continue reading Sitangkai LGU hands over firearms to military in Tawi-Tawi

Talitay LGU yields 8 high-powered firearms

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The local government of Talitay, Maguindanao on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, handed over eight firearms to the military, according to Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) Acting Commander Maj. Gen. Generoso Ponio. The local government of Talitay, represented by Municipal Caretaker Fahad J. Midtimbang and former Assemblyman Sidik Ameril, surrendered eight high-powered firearms to Col. Pedro Balisi, Jr.,… Continue reading Talitay LGU yields 8 high-powered firearms

Army sees end of BIFF hegemony as enormous surrender of member continues

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The spike in the capitulation of Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters continues, amid the military’s strenuous attempts to eradicate the various terrorist groups in Mindanao. On September 1, 2021, four additional members of the BIFF-Karialan Faction surrendered to the military in Maguindanao, thanks to the efforts of the 6th Mechanized Infantry Battalion and the 1st Brigade… Continue reading Army sees end of BIFF hegemony as enormous surrender of member continues

2 soldiers hurt in Basilan blast

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Around 8:50 AM on August 31, 2021, an improvised explosive device exploded at a temporary checkpoint in Campo Uno, Lamitan City, Basilan. Two army personnel from the 68th Infantry Battalion were wounded in the incident, according to WestMinCom Acting Commander Maj. Gen. Generoso Ponio. “They were immediately evacuated to Lamitan City Hospital for medical attention,”… Continue reading 2 soldiers hurt in Basilan blast

4 more BIFF members surrenders to Philippine Army troopers in Maguindanao

Four more members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) were apprehended by the Joint Task Force Central in Maguindanao on Wednesday (August 18, 2021). According to Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, Jr., Commander of Western Mindanao Command, the surrendered individuals go by the aliases: Ustadz, Kano, Magdusa, and Abu Zubair surrendered to the 92nd Infantry… Continue reading 4 more BIFF members surrenders to Philippine Army troopers in Maguindanao

200 families in Zamboanga City’s outlying areas receive aid

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More or less 200 families from Barangay Sinubong in Zamboanga City benefited from an outreach program performed by military troops and other civilian volunteers on Tuesday (August 10, 2021). The outreach program at Mt. View Sinubong Elementary School was facilitated by the Western Mindanao Command’s Office of the Assistant Chief of Unified Command Staff for… Continue reading 200 families in Zamboanga City’s outlying areas receive aid

28 loose firearms surrendered in Lanao del Sur

Amid the Joint Task Force Central’s heightened battle against loose firearms and the unwavering cooperation of stakeholders, more weaponry were surrendered in Wao, Lanao del Sur on Monday afternoon, August 9, 2021. “28 high and low-powered firearms were handed over by the chairperson of the 26 barangays of Wao to Col. Jovencio Gonzales, Deputy Commander… Continue reading 28 loose firearms surrendered in Lanao del Sur

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

AFP identifies 3 cadavers in C-130 crash

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Saturday (August 7) identified three more military personnel cadavers who died in the ill-fated C-130 crash in Sulu. Corporal Jerome M. Balivado, Private Joey T. Loterte, and Private Kevin L. Damole, all of the Philippine Army, were identified in a report from the SOCO Crime Lab Region IX.… Continue reading AFP identifies 3 cadavers in C-130 crash