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Kin of Marawi Heroes attending the “Business Opportunity Roadshow” held at the EP Clubhouse, H1ID, PA, Brgy Upper Pulacan, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur on 20 February 2018. The family or beneficiary of the soldiers killed-in-action (KIA) during the Marawi Rebellion will recieve P2Million pesos worth each of business packages from the San Miguel Corporation through the San Miguel Foundation Incorporated.

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KUTA SANG-AN, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur  – Troops under Joint Task Force “ZAMPELAN” encountered members of the New People’s Army in Brgy San Isidro, Sergio Osmena, Zamboanga del Norte on 17 February 2018 at 8:34 pm.

The operating troops of 53rd Infantry Battalion led by 1LT ABNER C PILANDO (INF) PA were conducting strike operation at the vicinity of the said area when they clashed with the Communist NPA Terrorists (CNTs).

LTC MARLOWE E PATRIA INF (GSC) PA, Commanding Officer of the 53IB said that the enemy were reportedly sowing terror to the civilian community and are said to be out to conduct liquidation or harassment in the area.

The operating troops were able to intercept the NPAs and figured in a 15-minute firefight which compelled the enemy to scamper from the area, said Patria.

After the firefight, the troops recovered one (1) body of the NPA killed which they left behind along with a magazine for AK47 rifle.  The NPAs carried their other comrades who were wounded as evidenced by the blood stains along enemy tracks. One of our soldiers also died in the firefight.

“We denounce in strongest terms the continued atrocities of NPAs which killed one of our soldiers and their continuous atrocities against our hapless civilians. Our soldier died a hero while protecting our people and our communities. We will vigorously pursue these NPA terrorists until they will be left with no choice but surrender or get killed”, said Maj Gen Roseller G Murillo AFP, 1st ID Commader as he commended the operating troops for the successful encounter.

“The cooperation of the civilians who reported the armed group’s presence in their area is a strong manifestation that civilians have long been tired of these NPA’s terroristc activities in forms of extortion and harassment.” he added.

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KUTA SANG-AN, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur  – The Army Recruitment Office (ARO) under the Army Personnel Mangement Center (APMC) of the Philippine Army is the office in-charge to administer the recruitment process of the Army applicants including the schedule and conduct of APFSAT examination nationwide.

For the convenience of the Army applicants, APMC created three (3) recruitment offices. We have Army Recruitment Office-Luzon based in Fort Andres Bonifacio, Taguig City; Army Recruitment Office-Visayas based in Central Command in Lahug, Cebu City; and Army Recruitment Office-Mindanao based at H4ID in Camp Evangelista, Cagayan de Oro City.

Army Recruitment Office-Luzon caters Army applicants for Luzon and Metro Manila area, Army Recruitment Office-Visayas for Visayas area, and Army Recruitment Office-Mindanao for Mindanao area.  However, any applicant could also apply or take the AFPSAT exam in any of the recruitment offices nationwide.

Particularly here in Mindanao area, Army Recruitment Office-Mindanao had no schedule yet for APFSAT exam as of this period.  In case there will be a schedule for this CY 2018, the office will inform the host unit at least 1 week prior the scheduled exam.

Upon the latest coordination with Army Recruitment Office-Mindanao, the most probable date of AFPSAT exam in Mindanao area may start by next month, March 2018.

The schedule of examination is also posted in the official website of our recruitment offices. Beware of the fake website! Shown below is the official  website of our Army Recruitment Offices:


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