Team WestMinCom Joins Culmination of Women’s Month Celebration

Camp Navarro,Calarian, Zamboanga City- March 30, 2015 Western Mindanao Command led by Lieutenant General Rustico O. Guerrero joins the City of Zamboanga as it holds the culmination of the Women’s Month Celebration, dubbed as “Unido Fuerza de las Mujeres Para Paz” spearheaded by Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar, at WestMinCom Grandstand, Headquarters WestMinCom,Calarian, Zamboanga City.  

AFP Seizes NPA Camp after Clash in Zamboanga del Sur

Camp Navarro, Calarian, Zamboanga City- March 04, 2015 (6:57am)- After an hour of clash with the New People’s Army (NPA) under the Section Committee Feliciano Alpha, operating troops of the 10th Infantry Battalion, Joint Task Force ZAMPELAN recovered an encampment belonging to the militants at Sitio Sabangan, Barangay Dumalinao, Bayog, Zamboanga del Sur. Captain FrancoContinue reading “AFP Seizes NPA Camp after Clash in Zamboanga del Sur”

Firearms, IED Components Recovered by AFP in Maguindanao

Camp Navarro, Calarian, Zamboanga City- March 04, 2015 (5am)- The combined troops of Joint Task Force Central composed of 1st Mechanized Division, Provisional Battalion and 6th Infantry Division recovered several firearms and components of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) belonging to the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Barangay Pikeg, Shariff Saydona Mustapha, Maguindanao. According toContinue reading “Firearms, IED Components Recovered by AFP in Maguindanao”

WestMinCom Commander Leads Blessing of new Operation Facility

Camp Navarro, Calarian, Zamboanga City- March 05, 2015 (11:30pm)- Lieutenant General Rustico O. Guerrero AFP, Commander, Western Mindanao Command, graced the blessing of the newly constructed office of the Assistant Chief of Unified Command Staff for Operations, U3, at Headquarters WESTMINCOM, Calarian, Zamboanga City.

Pursuing Troops Encounter Abu Sayyaf, Hit Landmine in Sulu

Camp Navarro, Calarian, Zamboanga City- March 04, 2015 (12pm)- Troops of 32nd Infantry Batallion under Joint Task Group Sulu conducting law enforcement operation encountered more or less eighty (80) Abu Sayyaf at Sitio  Bud Bunga, Barangay Pasul, Patikul, Sulu. Earlier at 11:55am, a convoy bringing resupply provisions to the security elements tasked to secure aContinue reading “Pursuing Troops Encounter Abu Sayyaf, Hit Landmine in Sulu”

AFP Recovers War Materials, Subversive Documents and IED Components in Maguindanao

Camp Navarro, Calarian, Zamboanga City- March 03, 2015 (5:30am)- Combined operating troops of the WestMinCom Joint Task Force Central conducting law enforcement operations at Sitio Tatapan, Barangay Kitango, Datu Saudi-Ampatuan, Maguindanao recovered several war materials, subversive documents, and IED components. “Military troops were scouring the area when they recovered the mentioned items in Barangay Kitango,”Continue reading “AFP Recovers War Materials, Subversive Documents and IED Components in Maguindanao”

AFP Engages Sayyafs, Seizes Drug Paraphernalia in Basilan

Camp Navarro, Calarian, Zamboanga City- March 03, 2015 (5:15am)- The Joint Task Group Basilan while conducting law enforcement operations encountered four (4) Abu Sayyaf members under Edris Sampang at Sitio Lagasan, Barangay Kulaybato, Lamitan City, Basilan. Colonel Rolando Joselito D. Bautista, Commander, Joint Task Group Basilan, said, “The armed confrontation lasted for five (5) minutesContinue reading “AFP Engages Sayyafs, Seizes Drug Paraphernalia in Basilan”

1st Technical Active Service Commander Visits WESTMINCOM

Brigadier General Virgilio Garcia AFP, Commander, Technical Administrative Services Brigade (National Capital Region) (Reserve), paid a courtesy call to Lieutenant General Rustico O. Guerrero, Commander, Western Mindanao Command, Headquarters WESTMINCOM, Calarian, Zamboanga City purposely to talk about the enhancement of the Reserve Force Development in the province of Sulu.

WMC Forward Liaison Elements Activated to Replace JSOTF-P

Tthe Western Mindanao Command Forward Liaison Elements (WMC-FLE) was activated in replacement of the Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines (JSOFT-P). Captain Noni Balboa, Liaison Officer, JSOTF-P, said: “The activation was made purposely to draw down forces as part of the realignment made by the Pacific Assessment Team wherein Western Mindanao Command Forward Liaison Elements (WMC-FLE)Continue reading “WMC Forward Liaison Elements Activated to Replace JSOTF-P”