JTF Sulu sends 11 Platoons of Bayanihan Teams for Talipao and Patikul

Camp Bautista, Sulu, Dec 6, 2016- Joint Task Force Sulu is sending 11 platoons of Bayanihan Teams to the different Barangays of Patikul and Talipao starting Tuesday. In a simple ceremony held at Camp Teodulfo Bautista in Jolo, Sulu, Tuesday; Col Jesus Manangquil Jr the JTF Sulu Commander stressed the importance of partnership between theContinue reading “JTF Sulu sends 11 Platoons of Bayanihan Teams for Talipao and Patikul”

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”

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”

Sirawai kidnap victim rescued in Sulu

  Camp Bautista, Sulu, Sep 21, 2016-Troops of 35th Infantry Battalion, 501st Infantry Brigade of Joint Task Force Sulu rescued 60 year-old kidnap victim Martina Lyn Yee from Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) 7am Wednesday in a pier in Tanjung, Brgy Kajatian, Indanan Sulu. Martina Lyn Yee, a resident of Sirawai, Zamboanga Del Norte, owner ofContinue reading “Sirawai kidnap victim rescued in Sulu”

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”