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Mindanao Peace Process

Maguindanao attack highlights need to boost peacebuilding efforts

MANILA – The Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) on Friday said the death of two police officers in the ambush in Ampatuan, Maguindanao is a call to further beef up peacebuilding efforts.

"The passing of Lt. (Reynaldo) Samson and Cpl. (Salipudin) Endab should serve as a clarion call for all of us to continue strengthening our peacebuilding efforts so that no one should lose their lives to the barrel of a gun," OPAPRU chief Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said in a statement.

Daulah Islamiyah members yield in WestMinCom AOR

ZAMBOANGA CITY - A total of three Daulah Islamiyah members yielded to the military within the joint area of operation of the Western Mindanao Command on August 18 and 19, 2022.

One remnant of the Daulah Islamiyah-Maguid Aliboy Group identified as a.k.a. Lapong, a resident of Barangay Lapu, Polomolok, South Cotabato surrendered to the military troops at the 10th Special Forces Company headquarters located in Barangay Kablon, Tupi, same province on August 19.

He handed over one cal. 45 Colt.

LGU execs, religious leaders, MILF resolving bloody Cotabato clan war

PIKIT, Cotabato - Guns are silent since Friday in Barangay Macabual here, scene of bloody clashes between two Moro groups locked in a “rido” related to a murder incident early on.

Rido is a generic term for clan war in many southern Mindanao vernaculars.

12 terrorist group combatants yield to Army in Maguindanao

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao – Twelve more members of the terrorist group have voluntarily surrendered and turned in their firearms to the troops of 6th Infantry Battalion and 2nd Mechanized Infantry Battalion, respectively, all under the 601st Infantry Brigade on Friday and Saturday (August 12 and 13, 2022.)

3 from ISIS-inspired groups yield in Maguindanao

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao - Three members of local terror groups surrendered Friday in Datu Piang town.

Amin and Torren from the Dawlah Islamiya and Mangandili of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters yielded and pledged allegiance to the government through the efforts of local officials and Lt. Col. Glen Manansala of the Army’s 6th Infantry Battalion.

The surrender rite was held in Datu Piang town in the second district of Maguindanao.

New 6th ID head to support Malacañang-Moro peace process

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao - The new commander of the Army’s 6th Infantry Division assured to support Malacañang’s peace process for Moro communities as he assumed central Mindanao’s top military post Thursday.

Major Gen. Roy Galido was installed commander of 6th ID by the chief of the Philippine Army, Lt. Gen. Romeo Brawner, Jr., during a simple rite in this camp on Thursday morning.

Galido took over 6th ID’s leadership from his classmate in the Philippine Military Academy, Major Gen. Roberto Capulong.

3 more NPAs yield; new 6th ID head says more soon

► Maj. Gen. Roy Galido is set to assume office this week

► Danilo Englateria was a ranking NPA leader operating in Daguma ranges in Sultan Kudarat

► Gen. Galido wish to address reintergration of former rebels to mainstream society

COTABATO CITY -- Among the concerns the new 6th Infantry Division Commander needs to address first are the reintegration to society of former state enemies and the need for outreach missions for impoverished communities.

6ID lady soldiers lead peace ops in Central Mindanao

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao – Task Group Bangis (TGB), the newly formed peacekeeping unit of the Army’s 6th Infantry Division (ID), has fielded female soldiers in the forefront of their peace missions in Central Mindanao.

Lt. Col. Michael Angelo Candole, the TGB commander, said the female soldiers will regularly accompany the Army in their humanitarian endeavors in the far-flung areas.

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.

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