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 …

Zamboanga Sibugay Vice Mayor, Municipal Engineer shot dead

ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY— A lone gunman shot and instantly killed Mabuhay town Vice Mayor Restituto Calonge, of Zamboanga Sibugay province at around 3:00 pm Friday, February 26. Mabuhay municipal Police Station chief PLT. Benjamin Cana, in an interview with Newsline.ph revealed that the Mayor along with municipal Engineer Edgar Pampanga and municipal employee Hadji Abduklhari Gapor, …

Westmincom records 41 surrendered loose firearms

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The western Mindanao Command has recorded additional 41 surrendered loose firearms for the month of January, 2021 only. Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan Jr., commander of the Westmincom, announced that of the 41, eight were newly surrendered . Of the eight loose firearms consisted of six high-powered and two low-powered firearms, which were …

Region-9 malinawon pagsaulog sa Pasko ug Bag-Ong tuig

DIPOLOG CITY — GIDEKLARA sa kapulisan sa rehiyon nuwebe nga nahimong nagmalinawon ang pasugat sa katawhan sa bag-ong tuig human wala silay natala nga mga dagkung panghitabo. Gibutyag ni Police Brigadier General Rolando Genaro Ylagan ang Regional Director sa Police Regional Office 9 nga subay sa ilahang gihimo nga assessment walay natala nga mga nabuthan …

Gov’t forces rescue kidnapped Fil-Am in Zambo Norte

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Joint government forces successfully rescued the 64-year-old Filipino-American on Wednesday at around 10:30 in the morning after a gun battle with armed men believed to be members of the Abu Sayyaf Group in the hinterlands of Barangay Pisa Itom, Sirawai town, Zamboanga del Norte. During the firefight, the armed men left Triplitt which …

PNP-SAF arrests local terrorist in Zamboanga City

ZAMBOANGA CITY — A member of a local terrorist group was arrested by operatives from the 82nd action company of the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force here on Sunday, September 27, in Barangay Recodo. Authorities identified the suspect as Hajili Banah, a.k.a. Hashim Saripada was arrested by virtue of the two warrants of arrest docketed …

DPWH turns over Covid-19 mega isolation facility in Iligan City

DAVAO CITY—The Department of Public Works and Highways on Wednesday turned over the newly completed mega isolation facility in Iligan city to the local government. Secretary and isolation czar Mark Villar announced that a new 120-bed capacity COVID-19 quarantine facility in Iligan City, Lanao del Norte “We opened on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, an additional …

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 …