At around 1 pm today, another firefight ensued between the government troops from Philippine Army 2nd Infantry ‘Jungle Fighter’ Division (2ID) and members of NPA at Brgy Toong, Tuy, Batangas. According to 2ID, the encounter was a result of continuing military offensive after the termination of unilateral ceasefire, and the order of Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief-of-Staff to hit the enemy hard.
“While conducting combat operation, the troops of 1st Infantry Battalion and 730th Combat Group all under the control of 2nd Division’s 202nd Brigade encountered an undetermined number of armed rebels,” 2ID said.
No casualty from the government troops was recorded while the number of casualties from enemy side is undetermined. The troops recovered one AK47, one Shotgun, and one Improvised Explosive Device (IED).
2ID noted that the said engagement is just three days after the encounter in Quezon Province which resulted to the death of 4 NPAs, apprehension of two alleged NPAs, and the recovery of seven high-powered firearms (two AK47, four M16, and one M203).
“The enemies of the government shall expect massive combat operations as we are now more focused in protecting the people from any threat,” 2ID commander Major General Rhoderick Parayno said.
The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) will for the first time deploy a vessel to Australia, as part of efforts to strengthen counter-piracy measures in Southeast Asia. The vessel, the 3,300-tonne Souya-class … [Read More...]
MANILA -- The visit of US Chief-of-Navy Operations, Admiral John Richardson, to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City gave both the Philippines and the … [Read More...]
I was able to attend the 2018 Asian Defense and Security (ADAS) at the World Trade Center (WTC) in Manila recently, and every time the event is held (every two years) it always seem to get bigger and … [Read More...]
MANILA -- The US government reiterated its offer to supply the Philippines with the Lockheed Martin F-16. The offer took place during Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin … [Read More...]
The kit incorporates, among other systems, an electro-optical imager and a variant of ELTA Systems' EL/M-2022 synthetic aperture radar The 300th Air Intelligence and Security Wing (AISW) of the … [Read More...]
The Philippines will hold joint military exercises with China during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean)-China military exercise to be held in Zhanjiang, China on October 22 to 29, the … [Read More...]