LGU: Terrorists have no place in our province

Posted on August 30, 2021August 30, 2021   Leave a comment on LGU: Terrorists have no place in our province

CAMP SANG-AN, ZDS – Almost two weeks after the clash between the Army’s 51st Infantry Battalion (51IB) and the Dawlah Islamiyah-Maute Group (DI-MG) in the mountains of Lanao del Sur and Lanao del Norte, evacuees have now returned to their homes. Army units have assisted the local government units (LGUs) of Munai and Tangcal in managing the situation at the designated evacuation areas, where almost 450 families temporarily left their homes at the height of the encounter. In Munai, the … Continue reading “LGU: Terrorists have no place in our province”

1ID hosts 1-day Cascading of International Humanitarian Law

Posted on August 28, 2021August 28, 2021   Leave a comment on 1ID hosts 1-day Cascading of International Humanitarian Law

CAMP SANG-AN, ZDS – Human rights advocates from post and subordinate units attend the 1-Day Cascading of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) at the Tabak headquarters here Friday, August 27. The activity was conducted in line with the celebration of the IHL Month bearing the theme, “Upholding the Law of Armed Conflict Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic: Protecting Humanity for Healing and Recovery.” Considering the safety of the participants, 34 Human Rights Officers from the infantry battalions and brigades virtually participated, while … Continue reading “1ID hosts 1-day Cascading of International Humanitarian Law”

Communists lose ground, supplies in Zambo Sur

Posted on August 26, 2021August 26, 2021   Leave a comment on Communists lose ground, supplies in Zambo Sur

CAMP SANG-AN, ZDS – Elements of the 97th Infantry Battalion (97IB) came in close contact with more or less 20 communist terrorist group (CTG) members in Purok 3, Brgy. Saad, Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur, Wednesday afternoon, August 25. The operation resulted in the recovery of one backpack, communist NPA terrorist (CNT) journals, assorted foodstuff, medical paraphernalia, medicine, one electric circuit tester, and the personal belongings of the terrorists. According to Lt. Col. Manaros Boransing, 97IB Commanding Officer, they have encountered … Continue reading “Communists lose ground, supplies in Zambo Sur”

Army, DI-MG clash anew in Lanao del Norte

Posted on August 26, 2021August 27, 2021   Leave a comment on Army, DI-MG clash anew in Lanao del Norte

CAMP SANG-AN, ZDS – The operating troops of the 51st Infantry Battalion (51IB) had a running gunbattle with more or less 30 Dawlah Islamiyah-Maute Group (DI-MG) members in the mountains of Lanao del Sur and Lanao del Norte on August 21. The clash, which lasted for three hours, resulted in the enemy’s withdrawal and the recovery of seven IED (Main Charge), five backpacks, a 15-meter commercial wire, and subversive materials of high intelligence value. There was no recorded casualty on … Continue reading “Army, DI-MG clash anew in Lanao del Norte”

New Acting Commander WESTMINCOM assumes post

Posted on August 24, 2021August 24, 2021   Leave a comment on New Acting Commander WESTMINCOM assumes post

CAMP SANG-AN, ZDS – The 1st Infantry Division (1ID) Commander assumes as the Acting Commander of the Western Mindanao Command (WESTMINCOM), AFP, today at Camp Don Basilio Navarro, Calarian, Zamboanga City. Maj. Gen. Gene M. Ponio took over the Command from Lt. Gen. Corleto S. Vinluan Jr., who will be retiring from the military service on August 25. Ponio thanked the AFP leadership, especially the AFP Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Jose C. Faustino Jr., for believing in his ability … Continue reading “New Acting Commander WESTMINCOM assumes post”

Army pre-empts NPA atrocity in Dumingag

Posted on August 24, 2021August 24, 2021   Leave a comment on Army pre-empts NPA atrocity in Dumingag

CAMP SANG-AN, ZDS – The Philippine Army successfully destroyed the hideout of the CPP-NPA terrorists in the hinterland of Brgy. Saad, Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur on Saturday, August 21, after receiving a piece of reliable information from a concerned civilian and the Barangay Defense System (BDS) mobilization. The combined troops of the 1st Field Artillery Battalion (1FAB), 97th Infantry Battalion (97IB), 42nd Infantry Battalion (42IB), and 53rd Infantry Battalion (53IB) pre-empted the terrorists’ atrocity in the geographically isolated and disadvantaged … Continue reading “Army pre-empts NPA atrocity in Dumingag”

1ID celebrates CAFGU Active Auxiliary Day

Posted on August 20, 2021August 20, 2021   Leave a comment on 1ID celebrates CAFGU Active Auxiliary Day

CAMP SANG-AN, ZDS – The 1st Infantry Division celebrates the 34th CAFGU Active Auxiliary (CAA) Day here Wednesday, August 18. The event was highlighted with the awarding of Best CAA per Infantry Battalion, Mechanized Brigade, and Joint Task Force administratively and operationally controlled by the command. This year’s theme, “CAFGU: Bayani ng Komunidad, Kaakibat sa Kapayapaan at Kaunlaran,” conveys the CAAs role in securing conflict-affected communities in support of the AFP and being one of the first responders during natural … Continue reading “1ID celebrates CAFGU Active Auxiliary Day”

Wounded soldier receives medal after Zambo Norte clash

Posted on August 19, 2021August 19, 2021   Leave a comment on Wounded soldier receives medal after Zambo Norte clash

CAMP SANG-AN, ZDS – Maj. Gen. Gene M. Ponio, the 1st Infantry Division Commander, pinned the Wounded Personnel Medal to Pfc. John Mark P. Grande of the 97th Infantry Battalion at the Kuta Major Cesar L Sang-an Station Hospital today. Two soldiers of the 97IB were wounded after an encounter with more or less 12 communist terrorist group (CTG) members Wednesday, August 18, at Purok 4, Bagumbayan, Sergio Osmeña Sr., Zamboanga del Norte. The Wounded Personnel Medal is awarded to … Continue reading “Wounded soldier receives medal after Zambo Norte clash”

New recruits take oath at Tabak Division

Posted on August 19, 2021August 19, 2021   Leave a comment on New recruits take oath at Tabak Division

CAMP SANG-AN, ZDS – The 1st Infantry Division welcomes a new batch of candidate soldiers during the opening ceremony of the Candidate Soldier Course Class 686-2021 at the Division grandstand today. The 196 candidate soldiers composed of 27 females and 169 males will undergo 16 weeks of rigorous basic military training at the 1st Division Training School (1DTS), where they will be taught with the basic foundations of soldiery and the Army’s core values being the future defenders of the … Continue reading “New recruits take oath at Tabak Division”

1ID holds CAA-II Administrative Forum

Posted on August 18, 2021August 18, 2021   Leave a comment on 1ID holds CAA-II Administrative Forum

CAMP SANG-AN, ZDS – The 1st Infantry Division holds the Cafgu Active Auxiliary II (CAA-II) Administrative Forum Tuesday, August 17, with the LGUs of Zamboanga Peninsula and the private agencies. The CAA-II was established to assist the AFP regular force and the local government authorities in the protection of life and property within the business company’s or LGU’s territorial jurisdiction. During the forum, Col. Edgar Allan S. Villanueva, the Acting Commanding Officer of the 1st Division Cafgu Affairs Unit (DCAU), … Continue reading “1ID holds CAA-II Administrative Forum”