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Security officials condemn Jolo blast; vow suspects’ arrest

Security officials condemn Jolo blast; vow suspects’ arrest

Ranking defense, military and police officials scored the perpetrators of the bloody bomb attack at a church in Jolo, Sulu province, which killed an initial number of 17 people and wounded 57 others Sunday morning. “We strongly condemn the bombing that transpired at the Jolo Cathedral in Barangay Walled City, Jolo, Sulu at 8:15 a.m....

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NPA attacks Bukidnon army on humanitarian mission

NPA attacks Bukidnon army on humanitarian mission

A group of New People’s Army (NPA) terrorists ambushed the Philippine Army 8th Infantry Battalion (8IB) Bravo Company at Nasandigan sub-village in Kalabugao, Impasugong town, leaving three soldiers wounded. The soldiers were on a mission to secure local government workers who carry goods and provide basic services in an event dubbed “Magbuliga Koy (peace and...

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NPA hit squad leader captured in Agusan Norte

NPA hit squad leader captured in Agusan Norte

Authorities captured a New People’s Army (NPA) leader allegedly involved in several high-profile killings in Agusan provinces, an Army official said Sunday. Lt. Roel Maglalang, civil-military operations officer of the Army’s 23rd Infantry Brigade, identified the NPA leader as Joaquin Madrinian, who was captured by a team of military and police personnel in the Agusan...

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309 Abu Sayyaf terrorists neutralized in 2018: AFP

309 Abu Sayyaf terrorists neutralized in 2018: AFP

Military operations against the Abu Sayyaf Group have resulted in the neutralization of 309 terrorists from January 1 to December 26 this year, an official of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said. The figure is broken down into 201 surrendered terrorists, 76 killed, and 32 arrested, AFP public affairs office chief Col. Noel...

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‘Corruption’ forces entire NPA unit to yield in Agusan Sur

‘Corruption’ forces entire NPA unit to yield in Agusan Sur

An entire People’s Army (NPA) unit surrendered to government forces on Christmas Day in Agusan del Sur, an Army official said on Dec. 26. Brig. Gen. Andres Centino, commander of the Army’s 401st Infantry Brigade based in the Agusan del Sur town of Prosperidad, said the 19 NPA surrenderers consisted of team leaders and regulars...

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An entire unit of the CPP-NPA yields to 75IB and 26IB in Agusan del Sur

An entire unit of the CPP-NPA yields to 75IB and 26IB in Agusan del Sur

An entire unit of the CPP-NPAs Guerilla Front 3 (GF3), Southern Mindanao Regional Committee (SMRC) returned to the folds of the government through the 75th Infantry Battalion and 26th Infantry Battalion in Agusan del Sur a night before the CPP-NPA’s anniversary on December 26, 2018. Joint operatives of 75IB under Lieutenant Colonel Jaime R Datuin...

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No halt in military ops vs. NPA amid hostage-taking incident

No halt in military ops vs. NPA amid hostage-taking incident

The military would not stop combat operations against the New People’s Army (NPA) amid a hostage-taking incident, involving 12 members of the Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) and two soldiers, following an attack in Sibagat, Agusan Del Sur, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said. Lorenzana said they would not allow the rebels to use the...

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Agusan del Sur attack shows Reds’ ceasefire deceitful: AFP

Agusan del Sur attack shows Reds’ ceasefire deceitful: AFP

The rebel attack, which resulted in the abduction of 12 Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) members and two soldiers in Sibagat, Agusan Del Sur on Wednesday, showed that the New People’s Army’s (NPA) declaration of a unilateral ceasefire during parts of the Yuletide season is nothing but an act of deceit. This was what...

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PRRD awards 1st 500 housing units to Army Scout Rangers

PRRD awards 1st 500 housing units to Army Scout Rangers

Living up to his promise to provide decent and affordable housing units for military and police, President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday led the initial awarding of the 500 housing units to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)’s Army Scout Rangers. Duterte inspected a model house of the Scout Ranger Ville Housing Project inside the...

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Operation Blessings to Lumads

Operation Blessings to Lumads

A Joint Gift-Giving and Medical Mission Program dubbed as “Operation Blessings” was conducted by the 10FSMC, 10ID, PA headed by MAJ RAUL S SASUCA (MC) PA, Commanding Officer; 56th Infantry (TATAG) Battalion, 7ID, PA headed by MAJ RUSSEL ANTHONY B BUMANGLAG (INF) PA Battalion Executive Officer in collaboration with Operation Blessings Foundation Inc. headed by...