Press Releases

    On day 34, 9 hostages rescued in Marawi

    After 34 days, government troops rescued 9 persons who were held hostage by the Maute terrorist group in Marawi City.
    Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera, Task Force Marawi spokesperson said there are still more or less 120 civilians hostages being held up by the Maute terrorist group.

    3ID Joins Celebration of Eid Al-Fitr

    CAMP PERALTA, Jamindan, Capiz – Major General Jon Aying, 3ID Commander celebrates Eid Al-Fitr with the different Muslim communities in Negros Occidental particularly in Bacolod City. It is a yearly celebration of the Muslim communities as part of their renewal and strengthening of their Islamic faith to God (Allah) as Muslims.

    Soldiers in Marawi also fight battle over the Internet

    While the conflict in Marawi City is ongoing where government troops engage the Maute terrorist group in fierce firefights, soldiers are also fighting another battle over the Internet.

    Surrendered Abu Sayyaf members reach almost a hundred as 11 others yield anew in Western Mindanao

    Headquarters Western Mindanao Command, Camp Navarro, Calarian, Zamboanga City- June 21, 2017

    Eleven more members of the Abu Sayyaf Group, including a sub-leader, chose to return to the fold of the law and surrender their firearms amid the intensified conduct of combat operations launched by the military and the ameliorating support of the local government in Basilan.

    Civilian hostages in Pigcawayan rescued by government forces

    CAMP SIONGCO, Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao – The troops of Joint Task Force Central successfully rescued 31 hostages held by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) following the harassment of the latter at Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team (BPAT) outpost in Brgy Malagakit yesterday, June 21, 2017.

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