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Mindanao Peace Process

Police, Army tightens guard against 2 terror groups

COTABATO CITY - Authorities are bracing for attacks by two local terror groups in what could be desperate attempts to project strength following the deaths of nine bomb-makers from both sides in clashes with pursuing soldiers since January.

More than a hundred members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters and the Dawlah Islamiya have also surrendered in batches since November 2021 through the efforts of the Army’s 6th Infantry Division and the Police Regional Office-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region.

Tip-off leads to arrest of communist rebel in SoCot

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao – Acting on a tip from civilians, government troops captured a communist rebel and seized two firearms from him during an operation in T’boli, South Cotabato, the Army said Tuesday.

Lt. Col. Zandro Alvez, the Army's 5th Special Forces Battalion commander, said an M16 rifle and a .38-caliber revolver were seized from alias “Bambam,” a member of New Peoples’ Army (NPA) under the Guerilla Front Musa, at his safe house in Barangay Laconon Monday afternoon.

5 BIFF lay down guns, rejoin mainstream in North Cotabato

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao – Five more lawless armed men renounced on Wednesday their membership with the outlawed BIFF-Karialan Faction and pledged allegiance to the government bringing their firearms and high explosives during a simple presentation held at the Headquarters of 602nd Infantry (Liberator) Brigade in Camp Lucero, Barangay Poblacion, Carmen, Cotabato morning of July 20, 2022.

2 of 5 Abus who surrendered in Sulu bomb-makers

CAMP SK PENDATUN, Maguindanao - Two of the five Abu Sayyaf members who surrendered in Sulu last Sunday are experts in fabrication of improvised explosive devices, local officials said Tuesday. 

The five men, initially identified only as Bennajir, Monib, Abdurahsi, Rudy and Sattari pending their relocation to areas far from reach by hardcore Abu Sayyaf members, surrendered to the 45th Infantry Battalion.

The terror group has a reputation for its brutality on members who have returned to the fold of law and their families. 

12 Dulangan-Manobo NPA members surrender to 6th ID

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao --- Twelve more New People’s Army guerillas, three of them Dulangan-Manobo datus, bolted from the group Sunday.

The 12 NPAs operated in hinterlands in the adjoining Lebak, Kalamansig and Palimbang towns in Sultan Kudarat, bastions of the Teduray and Dulangan-Manabo indigenous communities.

11 NPAs yield to Army in North Cotabato

COTABATO CITY – Eleven communist rebels who claimed they were given empty promises by New Peoples Army (NPA) leaders have surrendered to government in North Cotabato Friday.

Colonel Jovencio Gonzales, commander of the Army’s 602nd Infantry Brigade, presented the former communist terrorists to Pigcawayan town Mayor Jean Dino Roquero.

The surrenderees also claimed they belonged to frontline groups of Bayan Muna, Gabriela and United Small Farmers Association of Barangay Midpapan, Pigcawayan.

5 NPAs sumuko sa military sa Lebak, Sultan Kudarat

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao - Limang mga miyembro ng teroristang NPA ang nagbalik-loob sa pamahalaan matapos na sumuko ang mga ito sa tropa ng 57th Infantry (MASIKAP) Battalion sa Edwards Camp, Brgy Mirab, Upi, Maguindanao ngayong araw ika-18 ng Mayo, 2022.

Agad na iprenisinta ni Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Pondanera, ang Battalion Commander ng 57th IB, ang mga sumukong rebelde kay Major General Juvymax R Uy, Commander ng 6th Infantry (Kampilan) Division at Joint Task Force Central sa headquarters ng 57th IB.

PSC, OMI open Mindanao Sports of Peace 2022 

MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato – The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) in partnership with Notre Dame of Jolo College and the Oblates of Mary Immaculate Missionary Foundation-Inter-Religious Dialogue (OMF-IRD) Ministry will open today the 3-day Mindanao Sports of Peace 2022 at Notre Dame of Midsayap College grounds.

The brains behind this noble program are PCS chair William “Butch” Ramirez, Fr. Romeo Saniel, OMI and Nu-man C. Caludtiag, chairman of BAngsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) Sports for Peace.

6th ID commander renders exit call on Army chief

MANILA - The Philippine Army's 6th Infantry "Kampilan" Division Commander Maj. Gen. Juvymax R. Uy rendered an exit call on Commanding General, Philippine Army (CGPA) Lt. Gen. Romeo S. Brawner, Jr., on May 2, 2022 at the Headquarters Philippine Army, Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila.

The CGPA commended Maj. Gen. Uy for steering the Kampilan Division to greater heights. The Army Chief likewise lauded the 6ID Commander for leading 6ID troops in neutralizing Local Terrorist Groups (LTGs) and Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) that pose security risks to the people of Central Mindanao.

BIFF, Dawlah members, NPAs surrender to 6th ID together

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao - More than 70 enemies of state, among them six Dawlah Islamiya bomb-makers and 31 New People’s Army guerillas, surrendered to the Army’s 6th Infantry Division Friday.

Major Gen. Juvymax Uy, commander of 6th ID, said during the event that credit for their surrender should go to local executives and peace activists who helped units of the division convince them to return to the fold of law.

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