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LOOK | Joint Closing and Opening Ceremony of Candidate Soldier Course Class 567 and 568 – 2018, Jungle Warfare Mountain Operation Course Class 02 – 2018 and Entrustment of Firearms Ceremony on 10 December 2018 with Dr. Mary Jocelyn V Battung as Guest of Honor and Speaker.
CAMP SANG-AN | Team Tabak reaffirms commitment in protecting human rights in a simple flag raising ceremony held here today.
By virtue of Republic Act No. 9201 signed on April 1, 2003 by then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, National Human Rights Consciousness Week (NHRCW) is observed from December 4-10.
“Protecting human lives, uplifting human dignity and advancing peoples progress,” was this years theme of NHRCW.
Col. Benjamin Batara Jr, Chief of Staff, 1st Infantry Division, led the “Panunumpa ng Kawani ng Pamahalaan Bilang Tagapagtanggol ng Karapatang Pantao.”
Maj. Gen. Roseller Murillo, Commander 1st Infantry Division said that “Human rights reflect the minimum standards necessary for people to live with dignity.”
” It also gives people the freedom to choose how they will live, how they will express themselves to the society,” he added.
Camp Burgos Oroquieta City. 45 more Rebels has successfully completed the 23 day E-CLIP Reintegration Program of the Province of Misamis Occidental.
Said program consist of psychosocial and religious services, sports activities, availment of basic governemnt services, medical & dental check up, stress debriefing, Family therapy, ALS evalutaion and livelihood skills training.
“The E-CLIP of the DILG is an investment for peace. It is government’s way of opening its arms for former rebels and assissting them to return to a normal, productive and law-abbiding way of life.”- Usec Florece, Undersecretary for Peace and Order, DILG.
HQS 102 BRIGADE, Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay- Two hundred Moro National Liberation Front fighters clashed with 102nd Infantry Brigade troopers of the 1st Infantry Division in a sports fest held here today (December 5, 2018).
“The dual meet aims to unite MNLF and 102nd Brigade as partners in bringing peace and development in our area of responsibility, said Col Bagnus Gaerlan, Brigade Commander.
The MNLF fighters with their families came from fourteen municipalities of Zamboanga Sibugay and three from Zamboanga del Norte.
“The revolution started in 1968, then comes martial law in 1972 that puts our country in chaos and it has to end,” said Hadji Abdullah Usman, Admiral Commander, MNLF.
“We must unite in bringing peace and prosperity in our country,”he added.
The event started with a short program, followed by fun and ball games that includes raising of team’s banner, tug of war, obstacle course, baskeball and volleyball.
“The focus in winning the peace is an acknowledgement that partnership with peace-inclined group is significant in achieving the endeavor,” said Maj. Gen. Roseller Murillo, 1st Infantry Division Commander.
Camp Burgos, Oroquieta City- More blessings this yuletide season as 71 Former Rebels from the E-CLIP Reintegration Program batch 1 and batch 2 received food packs and cash assistance from DSWD.
“Congratulation sa inyong pagbabalik, sana ay ito tuloy tuloy na ang pagtahak niyo sa magandang landas, at sana makatulong itong aming muntik handog para sa inyo”- Mr Requina, SWAD team leadet, DSWD Mis Occ.
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On 29 November 2018, the 53rd Infantry MATAPAT Battalion participated in the launching activity for the Celebration of MINDANAO WEEK OF PEACE AND DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS conducted in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del sur.
The City Government of Pagadian in partnership with the Interfaith Forum of Solidarity and Peace initiated the said activity which aims to strengthen the awareness of civil society, youth, government agencies on the advocacies and efforts toward PEACE.
The program started with a ‘Walk for Peace’ activity participated by the different government agencies and community sectors.
Afterwards, the head and representative of each agencies such as the women sector, PNP and AFP delivered their message in regards to the said event.
CAMP SANG-AN, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur – Twelve Communist NPA Terrorist (CNT) organizing group surrendered to 82nd Infantry Battalion of Joint Task Force Ranao in hinterlands of Kapai and Tagoloan all of Lanao del Sur Monday (November 26, 2018).
“The surrenderees were organized by Semi Legal Team, Guerilla Front 12, North Central Mindanao Regional Committee, ” said Lt. Col. Jayson Jumawan, 82nd Infantry Battalion Commander.
The CNT organizing group also surrendered two firearms, one caliber 30 carbine rifle and one caliber 45 pistol.
Custodial debriefing is still on-going as of this posting.
Last November 10, 2018, one NPA leader in Tagoloan, LDS was killed in an encounter with 65th Infantry Battalion, operationally controlled by 4th Infantry Division based in Cagayan de Oro city.
Major General Roseller Murillo, the 1st Infantry Division and Joint Task Force Zampelan (Zamboanga Peninsula and Lanao Provinces) Commander commended the troops for their efforts that led to the surrender of the 12 NPA organizing group.
“Our campaign against Communist NPA Terrorists and Local Terrorists Group in our area of operation is relentless and will continue to insulate communities from their terroristic activities,” said Major General Murillo.
“We will also complement our operations with other Infantry Divisions to isolate and destroy them to attain just and lasting peace in the AO,” He added.