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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’

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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 »

3 NPA rebels killed, 3 soldiers injured in Zamboanga del Sur clash

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Three communist rebels were killed while three soldiers were injured in a clash in Tigbao, Zamboanga del Sur around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, a report reaching the military’s Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) based here, said.

Posted: January 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Public school teacher freed by kidnappers in Sulu

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A public school teacher kidnapped five weeks ago was freed in Sulu Monday morning, a military official said later in the day.

Posted: December 24th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Top level revamp set after retirement of 2 AFP senior officers

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The retirement of two senior officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), including its number two man, has triggered a top-level revamp in the military organization.

Posted: October 21st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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