10 BIFF bandits slain in Maguindanao airstrike

Zamboanga City- -Ten members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters were slain in a series of airstrikes launched by the Joint Task Force Central in Maguindanao. Elements of the 57th Infantry Battalion reinforced fighters of the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces-Moro Islamic Liberation Front, who were engaging factions of the Daesh-inspired group in Barangay Tee, Datu …

Rescued kidnap victim turned over to Vietnamese officials

Zamboanga City – The Western Mindanao Command officially turned-over the rescued Vietnamese kidnap victim to the Vietnamese officials in Zamboanga City today, August 23, 2017. Do Trung Huie was presented to the Vietnamese Assistant Defense and Armed Forces Attache (Dafa) to the Philippines Senior Captain Pham Than Tra and Vietnamese Embassy Third Secretary Ngo Tuan …

Government operatives rescue Vietnamese sailor

LAMITAN CITY, Philippines—  A Vietnamese Kidnap Victim was rescued by the forces of Philippines Navy Monday morning, August 20 in Mataja Island, Basilan. Vietnamese sailor Do Trung Huige, 33,  a crew member of MV Royal 16 is now undergoing medical examination and will soon be turned over to the Vietnam Embassy. Huige was abducted along …

Army killed 2 local terrorists slain at Lake Lanao

BASILAN CITY, Philippines — Military troops killed two suspected members of the Maute terror group while  patrolling at Lake Lanao on  Tuesday, August 15. The Western Mindanao Command in a press statement said the military led by  Lt. Junior Grade Sincero were patrolling lake Lanao  they spotted a banca boarded by two individuals speedily heading …

Five armed men, two navy officers killed in Sulu encounter

Zamboanga City, Philippines — Five armed men were killed  while the government forces suffered two casualties in a four-hour fight between the Naval Forces Western Mindanao early morning Thursday, August 10  at vicinity of Sitio Langhub, Brgy Pang, Kalingalan Caluang, Sulu. The firefight resulted to the death of two navy officers namely;  SSgt Pedro H …

Año to Marawi troopers: ‘Continue the fight, Stay Alive!’.

MARAWI CITY,  Philippines — “Continue to fight stay alive” this was the message of Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Eduardo Año as he visited  troops Joint Task Force Marawi, Camp Ranao, Marawi City. The visit of Año boost the morale of his soldiers fighting at the forefront to liberate the City of Marawi from …

Retiring school official killed during his farewell party

Pagadian City, Philippines—A retiring schools division superintendent was killed while tendering his farewell party here on July 3 at around 6:pm. Police identified the victim as Department of Education Pagadian City Schools Division Superintendent Marcom Burongan. Burongon was enjoying the farewell party hosted by the teachers inside the San Jose Elementary School in Pagadian when …