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Westmincom fetes troop for rescue of Fil-Am

Westmincom fetes troop for rescue of Fil-Am By Teofilo Garcia, Jr.   HONORS BESTOWED. Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan Jr., Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) chief (right), pins the Gold Cross Medal to 1Lt. Jessie Jun Ebalan of the Army’s 42nd Infantry Battalion’s Bravo Company, for the rescue of Fil-American Rex Triplitt, 64, in Sirawai, Zamboanga del Norte, in … Continue reading

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Philippine troops, Abu Sayyaf Group bandits clash in Basilan

Troops, Abu Sayyaf clash in Basilan By Teofilo Garcia, Jr. ZAMBOANGA CITY (Philippines News Agency) — Government troops clashed with Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits led by an associate of Isnilon Hapilon Friday, the military said. Col. Gerry Besana, Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) information officer, said no one was wounded among the troops while the … Continue reading

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Soldiers’ heroism and sacrifices cited in the liberation of Marawi

Soldiers’ heroism and sacrifices cited in the liberation of Marawi By Ben Cal   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  – The men and women of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) again showed to the whole world their heroism and sacrifices beyond the call of duty that ended the five-month … Continue reading

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President Duterte boosts soldiers’ morale in latest Marawi visit

News Release President Duterte boosts soldiers’ morale in latest Marawi visit MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte visited Marawi City anew on Monday, September 11, to boost the morale of soldiers assuring them of government’s continued support and assistance. In his speech at the Battleground Command Post, President Duterte told the soldiers that he would reward … Continue reading