Philippines: US military donation of explosive ordnance and demolition equipment to boost AFP anti-terror capabilities

The United States’ latest military equipment donation to the Philippines would help strengthen the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)’s anti-terrorism capabilities. “The CSAFP (Chief-of-Staff AFP) Gen. Gilbert Gapay, expressed his appreciation and gratitude to the US For the donation Read More …

Philippines: Troops discover IED factory in Maguindanao

Philippine troops uncovered last Friday an improvised explosive device (IED) factory while on a combat clearing mission in Maguindanao. In a news release on Sunday, the military said the troops form the 1st Mechanized Infantry Battalion uncovered the factory in Read More …

Philippines: Soldier killed, 4 hurt in Maguindanao roadside bombing

A roadside bomb ripped through a Philippine Marine vehicle on Friday evening in Datu Hofer, Maguindanao, killing a serviceman and wounding four others. An initial report sent to Col. Arnold Santiago, Maguindanao police director, identified the fatality only as a Read More …

Philippines: Unexploded ordnance unearthed in Sultan Kudarat

The Army’s 6th Infantry Division (6ID) lauded a civilian for quickly alerting authorities about his discovery of unexploded ordnance in Bagumbayan, Sultan Kudarat on Thursday. Maj. Gen. Juvymax Uy, 6ID commander and chief of Joint Task Force Central (JTFC), said Read More …

Philippines: Army foils bomb plot in Maguindanao

Military authorities in Maguindanao said they foiled Wednesday an attempt by suspected Moro bandits to set off roadside bombs after soldiers discovered an improvised explosive device (IED) in Mamasapano town. Maj. Gen. Juvymax Uy, Army’s 6th Infantry Division (ID) commander Read More …

Philippines: Troops overrun NPA lair in Zambo Sur town

The continued use of the improvised explosive device (IED) by New People’s Army terrorists show that “they don’t value human rights”, a military official said Monday. Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera, commander of the 53rd Infantry Battalion (IB), issued the statement Read More …

Philippines: Soldiers kill IED courier on a bombing mission in Maguindanao

Army intelligence agents killed in a shootout before dawn Wednesday a bomber carrying a powerful improvised explosive device. The still unidentified motorcycle-riding IED courier was shot dead by personnel of the Army’s 602nd Brigade while en route to the center Read More …

Philippines: Army credits teams’ ties with locals in locating rebel lair

The Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division (3ID) has credited the collaboration of its Community Support Program (CSP) teams with residents of far-flung villages in locating the hideout of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) in southern Negros. Read More …

Philippines: Tip-off leads Army to NPA landmine depot in Agusan Sur

A tip-off from Agusan del Sur villagers led government troops to a depot of bomb-making materials and ammunition belonging to the communist New People’s Army (NPA), a military official said Wednesday. The troops recovered the bomb-making materials and ammunition in Read More …

Army seizes more explosives in Maguindanao

The Army’s 6th Infantry Division (ID) has recovered more explosives in areas where the military and the Daesh-inspired Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) clashed the past week, an Army official said Monday. Maj. Gen. Diosdado Carreon, the 6ID commander, said Read More …