5 soldiers injured in Lanao del Sur clash

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Five soldiers were wounded in a clash with Dawlah Islamiya terrorists in the province of Lanao del Sur, a military disclosed Thursday. Lt. Col. Franco Raphael Alano, 55th Infantry Battalion commander, said the clash ensued when the troops discovered a lair of the Dawlah Islamiya terrorists while on combat operation Wednesday in Barangay …

Sulu-based Marine Battalion has new commander

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Lt. Col. Abdulmoel Alamia, newly-installed commander of the Marine Battalion Landing Team-9 (MBLT-8) vowed to continue the gains his predecessor has achieved in the maintenance of peace and security in Sulu. Alamia issued the statement after Maj. Gen. Ariel Caculitan, installed him on Friday, February 26, as the new commander of MBLT-8 …

Troops seize P17.3-M smuggled cigarettes, destroy marijuana plantation

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The Naval Task Group (NTG)-Sulu and police forces have seized some P17.3 million worth of smuggled cigarettes and destroyed a two-hectare marijuana plantation in the province of Sulu, officials announced Saturday. Maj. Gen. William Gonzales, 11th Infantry Division commander said the smuggled cigarettes shipment was seized Tuesday evening in Pugaran Island, Barangay Karundong, …

ASG’s firearms suppliers head killed in Sulu

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) has suffered a set back in as far as acquisition of firearms and ammunition is concerned, a military official said. Col. Hernanie Songano, 4th Marine Brigade and Naval Task Group-Sulu commander, issued the statement after Wahid Sahid, the alleged leader of gunrunners who supply firearms to the …

Ex-NPA rebels tie knot in Zamboanga del Norte

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Eight former New People’s Army (NPA) rebels officially tied the knot and exchanged their vows in a civil wedding ceremony in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, a military official said. Lt. Col. Manaros Boransing II, 97th Infantry Battalion (IB) commander, said the eight former NPA rebels, who surrendered to his command, have …

1st Infantry Division recruits new soldiers

ZAMBOANGA CITY – One hundred fifty-five candidate soldiers undergo basic military training at the 1st Division Training School of the Army’s 1st Infantry Division (ID) in Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur. The training started Monday with reception rites, which marks the start of training process and to challenge, as well as test the physical and mental attributes of the …

PDEA dismantles drug den in Zambo Sibugay

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) together with the city police here have arrested six high-value individuals (HVIs) as they dismantled a drug den in Purok Sampaguita, Barangay Tenan, Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay, Friday, February 12, 2021 . Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Regional Director Emerson Margate identified the arrested suspects …

23 NPA mass based supporters yield

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Twenty-three mass-based supporters of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) have surrendered to the government authorities in Zamboanga del Sur, a top police official announced. Police Brig. Gen. Ronaldo Genaro Ylagan, Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) director said the NPA supporters have surrendered around 10 a.m. Wednesday in Barangay Tiguha, Lapuyan, Zamboanga del …