AFP, PNP pacify warring groups in Sulu

Camp Navarro, Calarian, Zamboanga City- April 27, 2015 (1pm)- Combined elements of the military and police pacified two (2) warring groups in Sulu. At 10am of the same day, troops of the 2nd Marine Brigade (2MBde) under Joint Task Group Sulu, in coordination with the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Local Government Units (LGUs),Continue reading “AFP, PNP pacify warring groups in Sulu”

WestMinCom holds Defense Press Corps Fellowship

Camp Navarro, Calarian, Zamboanga City- April 18, 2015 (12am)- Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) held a fellowship together with the officers and members of Western Mindanao Command Defense Press Corps (WMC-DPC) at Romulo Espaldon Beach, Bagong Calarian, Zamboanga City. Said activity was led by Major Franco Raphael H Alano, Acting Assistant Chief of Unified Command StaffContinue reading “WestMinCom holds Defense Press Corps Fellowship”

WestMinCom Commander dons ranks to newly promoted officers

Camp Navarro, Calarian, Zamboanga City- April 20, 2015 (7:30am)- Lieutenant General Rustico O. Guerrero, Commander, Western Mindanao Command, led the donning of ranks to the newly promoted officers of the Command held at Headquarters WestMinCom, Calarian, Zamboanga City. Promoted were Lieutenant Colonel Gregorio B. Hernandez, Jr. Philippine Navy(Marines) (General Staff Corps) to Colonel; Commander NestorContinue reading “WestMinCom Commander dons ranks to newly promoted officers”

WestMinCom Commander awards Markmanship Badge to personnel

Camp Navarro, Calarian, Zamboanga City- April 20, 2015 (7:30am)- Lieutenant General Rustico O. Guerrero, Commander, Western Mindanao Command, awards the Markmanship Badge to officers and enlisted personnel of the Command who garnered top scores during the Caliber .45 Markmanship Training.

Troops detonate IED discovered by civilian in Basilan

Camp Navarro, Calarian, Zamboanga City- April 12, 2015 (5:10pm)- Troops of the 19th Special Forces Company and the 39th Explosive Ordnance Demolition Battalion under the Joint Task Group Basilan successfully detonated an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) reportedly emplaced by the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Barangay Tuburan, Hadji Mohammad Ajul, Basilan. “Said IED was discoveredContinue reading “Troops detonate IED discovered by civilian in Basilan”

AFP, PNP seize unregistered motorboats in Zamboanga Sibugay

Camp Navarro, Calarian, Zamboanga City- April 12, 2015 (5am)- Three (3) unregistered motorboats were confiscated amid Law Enforcement Operations conducted by the military and police in Barangay Tampalan, Alicia, Zamboanga Sibugay. Combined elements of the 44th Infantry Battalion and the Municipal Police Station of Alicia, Zamboanga Sibugay confiscated the Jungkong-type motorboats owned by Ammong Arguilles,Continue reading “AFP, PNP seize unregistered motorboats in Zamboanga Sibugay”

Joint Military, Police and Local Government Units Engage Abu Sayyaf Group in Basilan Province

Camp Navarro, Calarian, Zamboanga City- April 12, 2015 (10:25 am)- Combined units from the 18th Infantry Battalion (18th IB) under Joint Task Group Basilan; civilian volunteers; local police; and the Municipal Mayor of Hadji Muhamad Adjul (HMA), together with the Basakan Barangay Chairman, encountered undetermined number of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) at Sitio Poject, BarangayContinue reading “Joint Military, Police and Local Government Units Engage Abu Sayyaf Group in Basilan Province”

Troops seize NPA’s lair in Zamboanga del Sur

Camp Navarro, Calarian, Zamboanga City- April 12, 2015 (10:05 am)- Military troops discovered an encampment belonging to the New People’s Army (NPA) in Barangay Cabaluran, Midsalip, Zamboanga del Sur. Elements of the 53rd Infantry Battalion conducting Law Enforcement Operations discovered the said encampment which can accommodate more or less 100 persons. Reports from ground unitsContinue reading “Troops seize NPA’s lair in Zamboanga del Sur”

Marines Killed Abu Sayyaf, Seized Two Firearms in Sulu

Camp Navarro, Calarian, Zamboanga City- April 2, 2015 (4pm)- Marine units under Joint Task Group-Sulu killed Abu Sayyaf and seized two (2) high powered firearms during an encounter against Abu Sayyaf Group in Patikul, Sulu. Marine units were conducting law enforcement operations when they encounter the group of ASG Sub-leader Hairulah Asbang with more orContinue reading “Marines Killed Abu Sayyaf, Seized Two Firearms in Sulu”

WestMinCom Commander Awards Winners of 1st Quarter Badminton Tournament

Camp Navarro,Calarian, Zamboanga City- March 28-29, 2015 (4pm)- Lieutenant General Rustico O. Guerrero, Commander, Western Mindanao Command, awards the winners of the Command’s 1st Quarter Badminton Tournament with three (3) categories: Lower Class, Middle Class, and Mix and Match participated by teams from various security sectors, local government units, and academes at WestMinCom Gymnasium, Calarian,Continue reading “WestMinCom Commander Awards Winners of 1st Quarter Badminton Tournament”