Posts Tagged Armed Forces of the Philippines

Abu Sayyaf kills Indonesian hostage in Sulu, AFP says

Robie de Guzman   •   October 1, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – An Indonesian national believed to have been held hostage by the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) was found dead in Sulu, the military said Thursday. The Armed Forces...

AFP condemns accusation against army member over fake Facebook accounts

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 25, 2020

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has condemned the accusation against one of their members over several fake accounts recently shut down by Facebook. United States-based Atlantic Council’s Digital...

Facebook removes fake accounts allegedly linked to PH military, police

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 23, 2020

Facebook has removed over hundreds of fake accounts for engaging in “coordinated inauthentic behavior.” In a statement, the social media giant said it removed 155 accounts; 11 Pages; 9 Groups...

3 soldiers injured in fresh Sulu clash with ASG

Robie de Guzman   •   September 21, 2020

Three soldiers were hurt in another clash with members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in the province of Sulu, a military official said. Lieutenant Colonel Alaric Delos Santos, spokesperson...

5 Abu Sayyaf bandits killed, 2 soldiers hurt in Zamboanga Sibugay clash

Robie de Guzman   •   September 9, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Five suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) were killed and two soldiers were injured in an encounter between the government troops and the terrorist group...

AFP to monitor social media to prevent recruitment of young suicide bombers

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 4, 2020

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is eyeing to monitor social media, evacuation centers, schools, and orphanages to help prevent terrorists to recruit the youth and train them as...

No intention to restrain freedom of speech in bid to regulate social media use – AFP chief Gapay

Robie de Guzman   •   September 2, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff Lieutenant General Gilbert Gapay on Wednesday clarified that the military has no intention of imposing “prior restraint” on...

Military continues to hunt down four more foreign suicide bombers —AFP Westmincom

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 27, 2020

The Armed Forces of the Philippines Western Mindanao Command (AFP Westmincom) said they are still hunting four more suicide bombers. In a text message to UNTV, Westmincom Chief MGen. Corleto...

AFP confers medals to soldiers hurt in Jolo blasts

Robie de Guzman   •   August 27, 2020

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) has conferred medals on soldiers who were injured on Monday’s twin explosions in Jolo, Sulu. AFP Westmincom chief Major...

AFP hunts down Abu Sayyaf leader, other suspects in Jolo twin blasts

Robie de Guzman   •   August 25, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Authorities are now pursuing the persons behind the twin bombings that rocked the Jolo town in the province of Sulu on Monday. Major General Corleto Vinluan Jr.,...

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