53 IB Troops distributed slippers and school supplies at Subanen Elementary School

by : Fiftythird Infantry Matapat Battalion

“We go to mountains not only to find the enemy but also to bridge the gap of education at the farflung barangays”

Distribution of slippers and school supplies @ Brgy Lisson Valley, Pagadian City

 Fiftythird Infantry Matapat Battalion

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7 Soldiers from EastMinCom received Gallantry Award

by: Civil Relations Service AFP

Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr. has conferred awards to seven officers and enlisted personnel in Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) for their bravery.

Galvez visited Eastmincom in Naval Station Felix Apolinario, Panacan, Davao City Monday, June 4.

First Lt. Francis Hernaez of 66th Infantry Battalion was given with Gold Cross Medal for his gallantry in action during an encounter against the New People’s Army (NPA) in New Bataan, Compostela Valley Province on January 20.

Capt. Nilo Ramones Jr., 1Lt. Joesepher Ansay, and SSg. Forferio Barotas received the Silver Cross Medal Award “for acts of heroism not involving directly with the threat group but involving risk of life which led to the capture of NPA terrorists,” Eastmincom said.

Galvez also awarded the Military Merit Medal to three personnel for their combat accomplishments.

1Lt. Jayson Pariñas was awarded for his meritorious act during a firefight with the NPA in Kitaotao, Bukidnon on May 10; Cpl. Mescach Aynaga, for his individual act of gallantry when his group encountered the rebels on December 2, 2017 at Lake Sebu, South Cotabato during a combat patrol; and Cpl. Nurhan Palias, for his act of gallantry during the encounter in Montevista, Compostela Valley Province.34794707_1944036788948369_1616948457006694400_n (1)

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AFP holds 8th Regional Youth Leadership Summit (RYLS)

By: Paulynne DelaCruz

General Headquarters, Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, QC – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) organizes the 8th RYLS – National Capital Region (NCR) that will take place on May 25-27, 2018 at Joint Task Force – NCR Headquarters.

Youth Leadership Summit (YLS) is an annual event by the AFP designed to equip the Filipino youth in promoting and upholding good citizenry. It further seeks to mold them in leadership, peace, nationalism, cultural sensitivity, among others which are significant factors in pursuit of national stability and development.

“NCR Youth, United for Peace”, as this year’s theme is aiming towards ending cultural and spiritual boundaries between Christianity and Islam, as well as deepen the understanding of their beliefs in bringing them to one accord. For this reason, the 8th RYLS will be attended by 70 participants, divided accordingly to Christian and Muslim influences, who are ages 18-22 years old residing in NCR.

Further, the 8th RYLS include lectures on the roles of youth in advocating for leadership, security threat assessment, and cultural and religious consciousness. This is also an avenue to gather together equally talented and skillful young minds and develop esprit de corps among them through team-building activities.

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his activity is spearheaded by Joint Task Force – NCR and 7th Civil Relations Group in collaboration with other AFP units, Youth for Peace and Development Movement Philippines, National Youth Commission, NCR Police Office, Department of Interior and Local Government Unit, Bureau of Plant Industry, Rotary Club of Pasong Tamo, Teach Peace Build Peace, and Calriger Technologies.

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Maute terror group sniper, Arrested

Maute sniper arrested in Quezon City.
Unday Macadatu being a notorious sniper of the Maute terror group was arrested after months of hiding and resting in Metro Manila. He was listed 509th in the Martial Law General Order Number 1 which calls for the apprehension of personalities involved in Marawi seige.

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Gov’t Troops and CPP-NPA Clash in Davao del Sur

NPA terrorists who planned to extort business sectors, known through a report from a concerned citizen, were thwarted by gov’t troops. This resulted to the death of Julito Pueblas “alias Taghoy” and seisure of M16 rifle, 3 IEDs and 2 rifle grenades. Wounded also from the encounter was identified as Jessa Lumana.

“We are calling the NPA terrorists who are still hiding to surrender peacefully in the folds of law, bring down your firearms and avail of the government programs intended for you. You deserve to live happily with your family.

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PRRD set 60-day Time Frame for Peace Talks

President Duterte said over the weekend that he had set a 60-day time frame for peace talks he is seeking to revive with communist guerrillas, urging the rebels’ exiled leader to come home to hammer out a deal.

The President said that he chose to order the resumption of the peace talks with the CPP-NPA-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) because it is his duty to ensure that the Philippines is a peaceful country.

Showing his sincerity, Duterte asked government forces for understanding, reminding them of his mandate as President to see to it that the country is peaceful.

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