Philippines: Facial composite of Maguindanao bomb suspect released

Police authorities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) released the facial composite (formerly referred to as cartographic sketch) and closed-circuit television (CCTV) security footage of a man suspected to have carried out the bus bombing in Parang, Read More …

Philippines: IED found on road leading to Sulu’s tourist site

Army soldiers foiled an alleged attempt by Abu Sayyaf bandits to stage bomb attacks following the recovery of an improvised explosive device (IED) along a road leading to a tourist site in Indanan, Sulu on Saturday. Troopers of the Army’s Read More …

Philippine Army’s IED detection, clearing capabilities get boost

The Philippine Army (PA)’s capability to detect and clear mines or improvised explosive device (IED) got a much-needed boost after it received two vehicle-mounted mine detectors (VMMD) early this month. In a statement Wednesday, Army spokesperson Col. Xerxes Trinidad said Read More …

Philippines: Army foils bombing attempt in Maguindanao

Security forces on Saturday foiled a bombing attempt in Ampatuan town in Maguindanao province when they found an improvised explosive device (IED) in the subvillage of Masalay in Barangay Matagobong of the municipality, a military official said. Col. Oriel Pangcog, Read More …

Cambodia’s help sought in demining Philippine territory

The Cambodian Mine Authority has received a request from the Philippines to help it demine the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region, which remains littered with landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO). This was revealed by the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority Read More …

Cambodia and Philippines hold workshop on mine clearance

Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) and the Philippines Mine Action organised a three-day stakeholders’ workshop in Phnom Penh to review the challenges posed by mines and the state of mine action in the Philippines with specific attention Read More …

Philippines: PH, US armies train on CBRN, counter-IED operations

The Philippine Army (PA) and the United States Army Pacific (USARPAC) have enhanced their capabilities in responding to chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) threats and improvised explosive devices (IED) during the ongoing Balikatan Exercises held in Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Read More …

Philippines: 39 from ISIS-inspired terror groups surrender to military

Dozens of Islamic State-inspired local terror group fighters and field commanders surrendered themselves and their high-powered firearms and improvised bombs to the government and military on Friday, security officials said. Maj. Andrew Linao, spokesman of Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom), said Read More …

Philippines: Military captures NPA bombmaker, 2 others in Davao del Norte province

The arrest of the most notorious New People’s Army (NPA) bomb-making expert and two others in Southern Mindanao reflects the success of the Armed Forces’ focus operations, combined with the programs of the National Task Force Ending Local Communist Armed Read More …