172 Abu Sayyaf members surrender in 13 months

Isabela City, Philippines — Two more members of Abu Sayyaf surrendered Sunday, February 4, 2018. Brigadier General Juvymax Uy, the commander of the Joint Task Force Basilan, identified the surrenderees as Hasib Sarikin Mion and Hamdi Nor Bareo. Mion and Bareo surrendered to the elements of the 74th Infantry Battalion under Lieutenant Colonel Jonas Templo …

Basilan Mayor in drug list Arrested by NBI at NAIA

LAMITAN CITY, Philippines — A municipal mayor from the province of Basilan was arrested at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 Monday morning. Hadji Mutahmad Municipal Mayor Jamar Abdulah  Mansul was arrested by the operatives of the National Bureau on Investigation Monday  while boarding a plane bound to Malaysia. Mansul is among those listed  …

Kapitan sa Isabela, Basilan gipusil patay

DAKBAYAN SA ISABELA, MINDANAW— Patay ang usa ka kapitan  human gibasnigan sa wala pa mailhing mga suspetsado nga nagsakay ug motorsiklo mga alas 7:00 sa gabii,  Huesbes, Enero 18,2017. Giila ni Supt. Restituto Pangusban, hepe sa Isabela PNP ang biktima nga si  Kadam Ismael, barangay kapitan said  Kapayawan. Sumala pa ni Supt.  Pangusban, nagsakay ug …

Phl Navy Welcomes Royal Australian Navy in Zamboanga

Zamboanga City, Philippines — The Philippine Navy welcomes the visit of the Royal Australian Navy Vessels – Her Majesty Australian Ship (HMAS) Larrakia and Her Majesty Australian Ship (HMAS) Maitland and delegates on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 at Zamboanga City Port. The Commander of the Western Mindanao Command, Naval Forces Western Mindanao, Rear Adm. Rene …

Troops engage ASG in Basilan six killed, four wounded

BASILAN City, Philippines —   Elements of the 18th Infantry Battalion conducted a strike operation targeting the Abu Sayyaf under Siar Alhamsirol and Parong Tedi in Barangay Upper Cabengbeng, Sumisip yesterday November 8.. The military troops were engaged by lawless elements reinforcing Abu Sayyaf fighters near the Basilan Circumferential Road in Sumisip.  “As they edged towards …

Lamitan City Welcomes the Heroes of Marawi

LAMITAN CITY, Philippines — Residents here warmly welcome the heroes of Marawi who arrived Thursday morning November 2, 2017 aboard the military vessel. People from  Lamitan City, Basilan led by Mayor Rose Furigay welcomes Marawi Liberators of the Army Scout Ranger.   Residents cheered as they welcome their  heroes coming home. The welcome reception was filled with …

Zamboanga City declared under the state of calamity

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines — The City Council of Zamboanga approved the request of the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CDRRMC) chaired by Mayor Beng Climaco to declare  Zamboanga City under a state of calamity due to the widespread destruction brought about by Typhoon Paolo to its agriculture and infrastructure.   Climaco wrote  a letter …

Sayyaf abducts town councilor, cousin of Sulu guv

BASILAN CITY, Philippines — Members of the Abu Sayyaf bandits abducted Wednesday night  a municipal councilor who is a cousin of  Sulu Governor Abdusakur “Toto”  A. Tan II. Brig. gen. Cirilito Sobejana, Commander of Joint Task Force Sulu identified the councilor as Ezeddin Tan of Jolo Municipality. Reports revealed Tan was abducted by members of …