State must protect nurses, assure their benefits- Solon

OZAMIZ CITY — A Mindanao Congressman wants the government to protect its nurses and ensure their benefits in the midst of the pandemic and even during normal times. In light of the pandemic, Misamis Occidental Congressman Henry S. Oaminal sought for the protection of the welfare of nurses. Citing a  Supreme Court decision which affirmed …

Joint forces neutralize Dos Palmas kidnapping suspect in Zamboanga Sibugay

ILIGAN CITY — A joint enforcement operations of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Zamboanga Sibugay Provincial Police Office neutralized a suspect of the 2001 Dos Palmas kidnapping incident early morning on Sunday in Sitio Tubigsina, Barangay La Paz, in Alicia town, Zamboanga Sibugay. The joint forces raided the suspected hideout of Furuji …

PH Army’s 2nd mechanized brigade celebrates 10th activation anniversary

ILIGAN CITY — In a simple ceremony, the Army’s 2nd Mechanized Infantry (Magbalantay) Brigade celebrates its 10th activation anniversary in the Armory Division here on Tuesday, together with the Philippine Army officers and troops, multisector stakeholders, and local government partners. MGen. Generoso M. Ponio, Commander of the 1st Infantry Division, attended the event as Guest …

16 BIFF warriors surrender to PH Army in Maguindanao

RADJAH BUAYAN, MAGUINDANAO — Sixteen (16) members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) under Karialan faction yielded to ‘balik-loob’ joint efforts of the local government unit of Datu Abdullah Sangki (DAS) town and the 33rd Infantry (MAKABAYAN) Battalion of the Philippine Army aimed at bringing in more rebel returnees into the government side on …

‘Balik-loob’ BIFF commanders thank PH Army, appeal for continued government aid

RADJAH BUAYAN, MAGUINDANAO — Living in extremely insecure conditions and an environment stricken with poverty and uncertainty, several commanders and troops of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) have come to the fold, responding to government calls for giving up arms. In the past few years, hundreds of these Bangsamoro fighters had decided to put …

PH Army inducts Sara, Robin Padilla as new advisors

MANILA– The Philippine Army Multi-Sector Advisory Board (PA MSAB) welcomed new members on its regular meeting via video conferencing on Wednesday where Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte and actor Robin Padilla took their oath as advisory board members. Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. Gilbert I. Gapay led the oath-taking and ceremonial pinning of the Army …

ELCAC in Zamboanga Province brings development projects benefiting remote communities in ZDS

GUIPOS, ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR— Taking the lead in development projects in Lakewood town, this province, the Philippine Army leadership participated in groundbreaking ceremonies today for the construction and rehabilitation of three farm-to-market roads in barangay Dagum. In partnership with the 53rd Infantry (Matapat) Battalion, road projects are the top priority of the Zamboanga del Sur …

GNPower, LGU launch ‘Scubasurero’ underwater clean-up initiative

KAUSWAGAN, LANAO DEL NORTE — A collaboration between GNPower Kauswagan (GNPK) Ltd. Co. , the local government unit (LGU) and the Philippine Coast Guard here has resulted to the successful launch of “Scubasurero Underwater Clean-up” on Saturday highlighting the commitment to help ensure marine life in this northern Mindanao town is protected.  GNPK is a …