EASTERN MINDANAO PREPARED TO SENT TROOPS IN THYPHOON AFFECTED AREAS

NSFA, Panacan, Davao City – Eastern Mindanao Command is prepared to deploy troops to areas to be affected by typhoon “Ruby” if needed with its Joint Task Force Tambayayong III.

The Task Force composed of search and rescue and Infrastructure rehabilitation skilled soldier (mason, carpenter etc) from 10th and 4th Infantry Divisions and Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao was reactivated after warning was issued on the possibility of the typhoon entering the Philippine Area of Responsibility.

Meantime, except for the Dinagat, Siargao and Camiguin, Provinces, evacuees from the North Eastern coast of the Eastern Mindanao Command have started to return to their respective homes after Typhoon Ruby hit Northern part of the Visayas.
In a directive issued by General Aurelio Baladad, Commander of Eastern Mindanao, he directed 4th Infantry Division, to extend the necessary assistance to the different Local Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council in its AOR in bringing the evacuees to their respective community.

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ARMY TROOPS RECOVER HIGH POWERED FIREARM IN ISABELA ENCOUNTER

Camp Melchor F dela Cruz, Upi, Gamu, Isabela – Army troops from 86thInfantry Battalion led by 1LT FEROLINO while conducting law enforcement operations encountered more or less 20 NPA Remnants at the boundary of Brgy Sinalugan and Brgy Aringay both of San Guillermo, Isabela at about 1:00 p.m. yesterday. Read more

AFP in Western Visayas boosts preparations for HADR operations

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Camp Peralta, Jamindan, Capiz – The Armed Forces in Western Visayas has boosted its efforts in preparation for the impending effects of typhoon Ruby in the region.
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Northern Samar Now a Peace and Development Ready Province

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Catbalogan Samar– The Provincial Government of Northern Samar and the 8th Infantry (Stromtroopers) Division, Philippine Army through the 803rdInfantry (Peacemaker) Brigade spearheaded the Joint Declaration of Northern Samar as Peace and Development Ready Province (PDRP) on December 4, 2014 at the Farmer’s Training Center, University of Eastern Visayas campus, Catarman, Northern Samar. Read more

Four Months Pregnant Mother Killed in NPA Ambush

NSFA, Panacan, Davao City – A four months pregnant mother was one of the four killed during the massacre perpetrated by NPA bandits in Sitio Latay, Barangay Marfil, Rosario, Agusan del Sur on November 30, 2014.

Assisting troops of 75th Infantry Battalion under Lt Col Norman Alcovindas identified the victim as Jocelyn Cerna, 27 years old, a Manobo mother and resident of the same Barangay.

Alcovindas is appealing to those who are skilled in handling traumatic situation to support their efforts in assisting the survivors and families of the victims.

“We cannot imagine the trauma that the survivors and the families of the victims are suffering. It is for this reason that we are appealing to the organizations and persons who are skilled to assist in handling trauma cases” Alcovindas said.
In a spontaneous indignation rally on December 2, 2014 participated in by more or less 500 barangay folks who are mostly Indigenous People, they condemned the act and urged the NPAs to spare the civilians, the woman and the children in their terroristic acts and for the NPAs to leave them to allow peace to reign in their communities.

Press Release by the EASTMINCOM

272 new soldiers to bring peace and development to Panay and Negros

Camp Peralta, Jamindan, Capiz –Two hundred seventy-two (272) new soldiers were enlisted into the ranks of the Army’s 3rd Infantry “Spearhead” Division during the graduation ceremony held here today December 4, 2014. Read more

Troops prevents burning of Equipment

NSFA, Panacan, Davao City -Troops prevented the burning of heavy equipment being used in the road construction connecting San Fernando Bukidnon and Talaingod Davao Norte after troops of 68th Infantry Battalion encountered NPA bandits in the early morning of Wednesday December 3, 2014 at Barangay Makalungay, San Fernando Bukidnon. Read more

People in Agusan del Sur demands justice for NPA killings

CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro City – People in Agusan del Sur united for a condemnation rally demanding for justice for the death of four (4) civilians and left seven (7) others wounded on board an ambulance after the NPA ambushed them at Sitio Latay, Barangay Marfil, Rosario, Agusan del Sur Rosario. This activity was held at San Francisco, Agusan del Sur at 1:00 pm yesterday, 02 December 2014. Read more

Eastern Mindanao Command ready for TS Hagupit

NSFA, Panacan, Davao City – Tropical storm “Hagupit” is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) anytime packing a strong wind of 230kph that may landfall in Mindanao or Visayas. With this looming calamity, the Eastern Mindanao Command is preparing for readiness its disaster response capability.
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