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3 Abu Sayyaf bandits killed, 7 soldiers hurt in Basilan clashes

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Three Abu Sayyaf bandits were killed while seven soldiers were injured in a clash at the borders of Al Barka and Tipo-tipo in Basilan on Thursday morning, the military reported.

Posted: December 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Shoot Abus, not civilians, troops told


Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Gen. Gregorio Catapang yesterday reminded his troops to avoid inflicting any collateral damage on civilians as they battle the Abu Sayyaf terror group in Basilan.

Posted: November 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Sulu brigade commander relieved over friendly fire that killed 6 soldiers


The Marine brigade commander whose men figured in a “friendly fire” that killed six soldiers in Sulu last June has been relieved and reassigned to the General Headquarters of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon, City.

Posted: October 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Death toll in Sulu clashes rises to 26

Abu Sayyaf group. AP FILE PHOTO

The death toll from clashes between Philippine troops and Muslim militants who launched a surprise attack to regain control of a jungle training camp in Patikul, Sulu has risen to 26, officials said Thursday.

Posted: May 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

First, last soldiers in Zamboanga siege not among Aquino ‘awardees’

President Benigno S. Aquino III, assisted by Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, confers the Distinguished Conduct Star, Distinguished Service Star and Gold Cross Medal to the awardees during the Flag Raising and Awarding Ceremony at the GHQ Canopy, Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City on Monday (November 04, 2013). The Commander-in-Chief honors the men in uniform who gallantly fought to rescue civilian hostages from the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) – Misuari faction during the three-week Zambonga City siege last September. Ryan Lim/Malacañang Photo Bureau

President Aquino may have awarded 18 out of the 2,000 troops who successfully accomplished their mission in Zamboanga City, but none of the awardees came from Zamboanga City or Basilan.

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »