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KUTA SANG-AN, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur  – The Joint Law Enforcement Operations of military and police neutralized the notorious Maute-ISIS remnants in Lanao del Norte on 2:30 a.m. February 8, 2018.

Troops of Joint Task Group Lanao del Norte (JTG LDN) under Joint Task Force “ZamPeLan” and Pantar PNP killed the terrorists, a certain Omar Daiser and two (2) others, and recovered high-powered firearms in a Joint Law Enforcement Operations at Brgy Lumba  Punud, Pantar, Lanao del Norte.

Brig Gen William A Alunday AFP, Commander of JTG LDN said that “Omar Daiser is a fugitive who escaped from Marawi City Jail, joined the Maute-ISIS group and was utilized as ISIS contact person in Pantar during the Marawi rebellion.”

“The subject has a standing warrant of arrest  for the crime of robbery with homicide issued by the Marawi City Regional Trial Court. He is known to be an illegal drug user and pusher and a follower of Solitario Ali, former Mayor of Marawi City who is involved in illegal drug trade,” said Alunday.

Daiser and two other unidentified terrorists were shot dead after resisting arrest and fighting it out with the enforcers. The operating troops also recovered four (4) M16 armalite rifles, one (1) M203 GL, one (1) FAL rifle  and one (1) Pietro beretta 9mm pistol with markings PNP property, assorted ammunitions and bandoleers left at the site.

Major General Roseller G Murillo AFP, 1ID Commander said, “the government forces will continue to intensify its internal security operations in Joint Task Force “ZAMPELAN’s” area of operations to neutralize the remnants of terrorist groups in Marawi”.

The cadavers have been  taken by the PNP Pantar for proper disposition and latterly claimed By Bokari Abdulgani, Municipal Councilor of Pantar.

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To all Viewers/General Public:

This is to inform everyone on the existence of different Facebook pages pretending to be the Official Recruitment Pages of the Recruitment offices under the Army Personnel Management Center (APMC) of the Philippine Army. These bogus facebook pages copied the names, profile pictures, photos and post of the recruitment pages of the Center.

These bogus facebook pages usually post details on recruitment of the Philippine Army, Philippine Military Academy, Philippine Navy, Philippine Air Force and even Philippine Coast Guard pretending to be the official facebook page of the Philippine Army. However, these bogus recruitment pages are also posting slanderous/inappropriate statements in their account carrying the name of Philippine Army. Recently, they posted false AFPSAT schedule in the Visayas and Mindanao area and being shared by legitimate facebook pages and even our own troops creating confusion on the authenticity of the post.

For your information and reference, the following are the Official Recruitment pages of the Center:

NAME

URL

Army Recruitment office Luzon Authorized Page

https://www.facebook.com/AROLuzonOfficialPage/

Army Recruitment office- Visayas

https://www.facebook.com/AROVisayasOfficialPage/

Army Recruitment office-Mindanao

https://www.facebook.com/AROMindanaoOfficialPage/

Army Recruitment office- Zamboanga

https://www.facebook.com/AROZamboangaOfficialPage/

 

Likewise, below are the Fake Facebook Recruitment Page circulating in the Social Media:

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URL

Army Recruitment Office

https://www.facebook.com/PhilippineArmyRecruitment/

Army Recruitment Office Luzon

https://www.facebook.com/ArmyRecruitmentOfficeLuzon/

Army Recruitment Office Mindanao

https://www.facebook.com/ArmyRecruitmentOfficeMindanao/

 

For further inquiries, you may call the Division Public Affairs Office (DPAO) Hotline  Numbers:  09171128088/09177938341.

For widest dissemination.

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KUTA SANG-AN, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur  – The combined troops under Joint Task Force “ZAMPELAN” and Philippine National Police Kalawit once again encountered the “lawless elements” at Sitio Monob, Brgy Daniel Maing, Kalawit, Zamboanga del Norte, early morning on February 6, 2018.

The operating troops of 42ND Infantry Battalion led by Captain Reynante R Macario and Kalawit police led by Police Inspector Junedel S Mormolindo were conducting combat operation at the vicinity of the said area when they clashed with the “Suminggal” lawless group.

Earlier, on January 19, 2018, the same group was encountered by the government forces at the vicinity of Brgy Poblacion of the same municipality where the latter recovered some war materials.

Suminggal Group is allegedly headed by Monib Aquilan with more or less 20 members conducting extortions and land grabbing activities in the southern part of Zamboanga del Norte.

The firefight which lasted for about thrirty (30) minutes compelled the enemy to withdraw heading towards the northeast direction of Kalawit, ZDN.

After the firefight, the troops recovered one (1) KG9 rifle with magazines; one (1) rifle grenade; one (1) hand grenade; ten (10) pieces hammock; one (1) cellular phone and several personal belongings.

The 42IB under the stewardship of Lt Col Danilo G Ambe is conducting pursuit operation to trackdown and eventually defeat the said lawless group that disturbs the normal life of the affected civilian community.

“Our soldiers stand ready to respond and address any attempt by the armed threat groups threatening the safety and well-being of the people”, said Maj Gen Roseller G Murillo AFP, 1st ID Commader as he lauded the operating troops for the successful encounter.

“Let us continue to actively support Law Enforcement Support Operations until the final defeat of the said armed group”, he added.

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Government troops encounter anew with lawless elements

KUTA SANG-AN, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur  – The combined troops under Joint Task Force “ZAMPELAN” and Philippine National Police Kalawit once again encountered the “lawless elements” at Sitio Monob, Brgy Daniel Maing, Kalawit, Zamboanga del Norte.

The operating troops of 42ND Infantry Battalion led by Captain Reynante R Macario and Kalawit police led by Police Inspector Junedel S Mormolindo were conducting combat operation at the vicinity of the said area when they clashed with the “Suminggal” lawless group.

Earlier, on January 19, 2018, the same group was encountered by the government forces at the vicinity of Brgy Poblacion of the same municipality where the latter recovered some war materials.

Suminggal Group is allegedly headed by Monib Aquilan with more or less 20 members conducting extortions and land grabbing activities in the southern part of Zamboanga del Norte.

The firefight which lasted for about thrirty (30) minutes compelled the enemy to withdraw heading towards the northeast direction of Kalawit, ZDN.

After the firefight, the troops recovered one (1) KG9 rifle with magazines; one (1) rifle grenade; one (1) hand grenade; ten (10) pieces hammock; one (1) cellular phone and several personal belongings.

The 42IB under the stewardship of Lt Col Danilo G Ambe is conducting pursuit operation to trackdown and eventually defeat the said lawless group that disturbs the normal life of the affected civilian community.

“Our soldiers stand ready to respond and address any attempt by the armed threat groups threatening the safety and well-being of the people”, said Maj Gen Roseller G Murillo AFP, 1st ID Commader as he lauded the operating troops for the successful encounter.

“Let us continue to actively support Law Enforcement Support Operations until the final defeat of the said armed group”, he added.

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KUTA SANG-AN, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur  – Joint Task Force “Ranao” facilitated the settlement of a decades old “Rido” or violent family feud between the two big political clans in Lanao del Sur today.

Col Generoso M Ponio INF (GSC) PA, Commander of 103rd Infantry Brigade under Joint Task Force “Ranao”, led the settlement of the violent family feud or “Rido” between the families of Tugaya Municipal Mayor Al Fatah Pacalna Balindong and Bacolod Kalawi Municipal Vice Mayor Jafar Dipatuan.

The end to the violent family feud was concluded when the two (2) heads of the families swore on the Holy Qur’an to settle their “Rido”.  The families surrendered twenty –four (24) high-powered firearms to symbolize their resolve to conclude the long-time violent family feud. The weapons surrendered included two (2) caibel .50 sniper “Barret” rifles; six (6) 7.62 millimeter M14 rifles; seven (7) 5.56 millimeter M16 rifles; four (4) 40 millimeter M203 Grenade Launchers; three (3) 40 millimeter M79 Grenade Launchers; one (1) calibre .30 machine Gun and one (1) calibre .30 Browning Automatic Rifle.

Maj Gen Roseller G Murillo AFP, 1ST Infantry (Tabak) Division 

and concurrent Joint Task Force “Ranao” Commander congratulated all the parties involved in the peaceful settlement of the decades old violent family feud. “I commend the 103RD Infantry Brigade for the successful mediation that led to the peaceful settlement of a violent family feud that has cost the lives of many from both sides and affected the peace in the area for so many years”, he added.  The just settled bloody feud was reportedly decades old with two (2) of the more recent incidents being the shooting of one of the scions of the Dipatuan Clan in a busy commercial area of Iligan City last November 13, 2017 and the wounding of four (4) and the displacement of more than 200 families when an hour-long gun-battle between the clans erupted in Bacolod Kalawi town last January 5, 2018.

The settlement was achieved with the active participation of the Provincial Vice-Governor Mamintal “Bombit” Adiong Jr of Lanao del Sur, the Provincial Philippine National Police (PNP) units, Local Religious Leaders, and other members of civil society and the local government at Headquarters, 103rd Infantry Brigade, Kampo Ranao, Marawi City.

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