MILAGROS, Masbate (Dec 10, 2012) -- Yesterday morning as millions of Filipinos enthusiastically waited the Pacquiao-Marquez fight, Army soldiers were clashing with New People's Army (NPA) rebels in Esperanza town in this province, resulting in the death of one rebel.
A platoon from the Charlie Company of the 9th Infantry Battalion led by 2nd Lieutenant Bahnarin Camsa was conducting a security patrol in the outskirts of the village when they encountered about 8 NPA fighters in Dumorog village of the said town at around 7:00am.
MARAWI CITY (Aug 9, 2012) - Army soldiers who are conducting security patrol here were ambushed by heavily armed men late last night (Wednesday).
The 14-man strong patrol belonging to the 65th Infantry Battalion led by Lt Col Siegred Espina, was on board a KM 450 truck when they were fired upon by undetermined number of gunmen in the Mindanao State University campus grounds at around 9:00 pm.
The soldiers fought back the attackers who fled after inflicting casualties on the government troops, after about 30mins of exchange of fires.
MILAGROS, Masbate (Aug 8, 2012) - Communist rebels attacked the Army rescue teams which were sent for disaster response operations in Palanas town here at 6:10am today.
Lt Col Julian C Pacatan, the Commanding Officer of the 9IB, said that the soldiers were part of the Disaster Response Operations platoon that was deployed to identified flood-prone areas in the town of Palanas.
He said that his troops proceeded to the area despite persistent reports that a small band of communist rebels were out to conduct atrocities against the lightly-armed rescue team.
SAN FRANCISCO, QUEZON (July 22, 2012) - A farmer who was plowing his field accidentally unearthed the skeletal remains of what is believed to be that of the victims of the NPA's 'Kangaroo Court' purging more than two decades ago.
Mr Rommel Malinao, 47, was preparing his farm for the planting season yesterday when he discovered the mass grave containing the remains of at least 30 people, in his field in Sitio Irrigation, Pagsangahan village here.
Malinao said that the sight of the human skeletons made him tremble in fear, remembering the times when the NPA rebels were killing people whom they suspected as military informants.
FORT BONIFACIO, Taguig City (July 19 2012) – Master Sergeant Eleno Leopoldo will be honored by the Arms Corporation of the Philippines (ARMSCOR) on Saturday, July 21 during the annual Gun Show that will be held in Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall, Madaluyong City.
ARMSCOR, the largest maker of quality arms and ammunition in Southeast Asia, will reward Leopoldo with an Armscor 9 mm 1911A1 pistol in recognition for his heroic feat of repulsing armed robbers who staged a daylight heist in his hometown in Surigao del Sur on May 18.
FORT BONIFACIO, Taguig City (June 30 2012) - A total of thirteen communist rebels were killed in two separate clashes with Army soldiers today.
The first clash erupted in Mambog village, Botolan town in Zambales at around 5:30am involving the troops of the 24th Infantry Battalion led by Lt Col Michael Samson against 12 heavily armed rebels who were conducting extortion activities in the village. Two rebels were killed after the 20-minute clash, while the rest of the rebels scampered away towards various directions. A certain Lito Collado a.k.a. Ka Warry sustained a bullet wound in his leg and was evacuated by the soldiers towards a local hospital.
FORT BONIFACIO, Taguig City (June 7 2012) – Like millions of Filipinos worldwide, the wounded soldiers of the Philippine Army are also anticipating to watch the upcoming fight between Lt Col Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao and Timothy Ray Bradley Jr on Sunday, June 10.
Housed in the newly-renovated 200-bed capacity Army General Hospital (AGH), the Army's wounded warriors are among the thousands of off-duty soldiers who are eagerly awaiting for the D-Day of Pacquiao's fight.
MASBATE CITY (Mar 19 2012) – Two NPA rebels lay dead in a series of clashes that erupted in different areas in Masbate today, a military official said.
Lt Col Jun Pacatan, Commander of the 9th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army said that four separate clashes with NPA rebels happened in his area of responsibility starting at early morning today, March 19.
The first encounter between 15 NPA rebels and the platoon of soldiers led by 2Lt Jeffrey A Fajardo occurred at 5:45 a.m. in Dimasalang town. An M16 Armalite Rifle, 2 shotguns and 4 improvised bombs were confiscated in the said clash which lasted around 5 mins.
FORT BONIFACIO, Taguig City (Mar 06 2012) - The existence of distinguished female soldiers in the male-dominated ranks of the Philippine Army is a testament that women can also shine.
Brigadier General Ramona Go and Captain Concepcion Reaño are among the thousands of female soldiers in the Army who made their mark in a male-dominated organization. Both women have interesting tales about their experiences in the Army.
FORT BONIFACIO, Taguig City (Feb 28, 2012) – The family of the crossfire victims has received various assistance from both the military and the local chief executive of Camarines Norte, an Army official said.
Major Harold M Cabunoc, the Army Spokesperson, revealed that Camarines Norte Governor Edgardo “Egay” Tallado has provided burial assistance for the two crossfire victims who died in an encounter between the New People’s Army (NPA) rebels and Army soldiers in Malaya village, Labo town two days ago.