Army major, soldiers, killed in Basilan ambush by Sayyaf »

Army major, soldiers, killed in Basilan ambush by Sayyaf

ISABELA CITY/07 May 2013—Military authorities here said that an army major and soldiers were killed in an ambush that transpired in the vicinity of Sitio Pagtawanan, in a village in Al-Barka town, Basilan. Col. Carlito Galvez, commander of the 104th Army Brigade based in Tabiawan, this city, confirmed the incident saying that the undetermined number […]

Scout Rangers, Sayyaf clash in Tipo-Tipo »

Scout Rangers, Sayyaf clash in Tipo-Tipo

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines/22 January 2013 by Frencie Carreon—Elements of the 12th Scout Ranger Company, while on their way to the heart of Tipo-Tipo town in Basilan province early this morning, was reportedly ambushed  by more or less four armed groups. Military sources from the ground confirmed the wounding of seven soldiers and one civilian.  The […]

Sayyaf landmines in Basilan endanger resident’s lives »

Sayyaf landmines in Basilan endanger resident’s lives

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines/10 April 2012—Improvised land mines made by members of the Abu Sayyaf Group and spread in yet unidentified places put Sumisip residents’ lives in peril. This morning, troops from the 13th Scout Ranger Company of the 4th Scout Ranger Battalion conducted combat patrol in the ridges of Abong Abong Peak in Baiwas, a […]

US official Leslie Basset visits Zambo, Isabela »

US official Leslie Basset visits Zambo, Isabela

MANILA/3 February 2012 — U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Leslie Bassett visited Zamboanga City and Basilan today to connect with communities in Mindanao and attend a handover ceremony of five new school buildings recently constructed in Basilan and Sulu municipalities under an ongoing U.S.-funded project. In Malamawi, Basilan, Ms. Basset turned over to community leaders the […]

Statistics Camp 2012 in Western Mindanao kicks off »

Statistics Camp 2012 in Western Mindanao kicks off

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines/27 January 2012 by Deorenzie Frances Ramos–The 6th Western Mindanao Statistics Camp 2012 opens today at the William H. Kreutz, SJ Campus of the Ateneo De Zamboanga University in Tumaga, this city. This year’s theme is “Engaging Young Citizens in Responsible Decision-Making Through the Use of Statistics.” More than a hundred students taking […]

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