Soldiers to ASG: surrender and live; Human Rights, IMT visit Sulu

Camp Bautista, Sulu, Oct 20, 2016- Abu Sayyaf members must surrender to preserve countless lives. This is the sentiment of soldiers in Sulu as the BaSulTa Sub-Regional Human Rights Commission (RHRC) and Intenational Monitoring Team (IMT) for the peace process visit Joint Task Force Sulu (JTFS) 4pm Wednesday and whole of Thursday respectively. The ARMMContinue reading “Soldiers to ASG: surrender and live; Human Rights, IMT visit Sulu”

45th IB Celebrates 39 Years of Service to the Filipino people

Message of Brig. Gen. Arnel dela Vega; Commander, Joint Task Force Sulu during the 39th Founding Anniversary of 45th Infantry (Gallant) Battalion, 16 Oct 2016, Talipao, Sulu. “It is with deep pleasure, honor and privilege to greet and congratulate the officers and men of the 45th Infantry (Gallant) Battalion as you celebrate the founding AnniversaryContinue reading “45th IB Celebrates 39 Years of Service to the Filipino people”

Soldiers undergo combat stress debriefing in Sulu

  Camp Bautista, Sulu, Oct 4, 2016- Soldiers at the forefront of the relentless combat operations against the bandit group Abu Sayyaf (ASG) in Sulu are undergoing continuous combat stress debriefing to cope with psychological rigors of their job. Three companies from different battalions have so far undergone the combat stress debriefing being conducted byContinue reading “Soldiers undergo combat stress debriefing in Sulu”

Wounded soldiers in Sulu receive medals, rescue efforts continue

  Camp Bautista, Sulu, Sep 30, 2016- Five soldiers wounded in different encounters against the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) were given medals by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in a simple ceremony at Camp Bautista Station Hospital in Jolo 9am Friday. Awarded with the Wounded Personnel Medal were 2Lt Joelimar Sulit, TSg MarioContinue reading “Wounded soldiers in Sulu receive medals, rescue efforts continue”

2 more ASG killed as troops intensify rescue effort in Sulu

Camp Bautista, Sulu, Sep 28, 2016- Two Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) members were killed while three more were wounded in two separate but connected successive encounters between Army troops and ASG in Panamao, Sulu early morning Wednesday. A soldier, name withheld, was also slightly wounded by shrapnels and currently recuperating at Camp Bautista Hospital in Jolo.Continue reading “2 more ASG killed as troops intensify rescue effort in Sulu”

1 more Indonesian released

  Camp Bautista, Sulu, Sep 22, 2016-Another Indonesian kidnap victim was released in Sulu Thursday morning as troops continue intensified rescue efforts. The released hostage identified thru his passport is 30 year-old Herman Bin Manggak. He is the sixth Indonesian freed from ASG captivity since President Duterte assumed office and ordered an intensified rescue effort.Continue reading “1 more Indonesian released”

JTF Sulu advisory on terror threats

On the threat of terrosism and sudden spike of messages and social media posts pointing on specific targets of terrorists that tends to alarm people unnecessarily, Brig. Gen. Arnel dela Vega, the Commander of Joint Task Force Sulu advises the people of Sulu. “All information are being validated. The public is advised not to panicContinue reading “JTF Sulu advisory on terror threats”