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NPA suspects in Sofronio Española incident nabbed

Brig. Gen. Charlton Sean Gaerlan, 3rd Marine Brigade (3MBDe) commander, early Monday morning confirmed that three days prior to the incident, the Provincial Task Force-ELCAC already has the information on the rebel’s plan to “incite violence” by targeting the water system in Pulot Interior, Sofronio Española.

WESCOM deploys special platoon vs NPA in Española

Vice Adm. Rene Medina, commander of the WESCOM, said Saturday that a Special Operations Platoon (SOP) from the Marine Battalion Landing Team-4 under Lt. Col. Darwin de Luna had been sent to Punang with personnel of the Sofronio Española Municipal Police Station (MPS) and 1st Palawan Provincial Mobile Force Company (PMFC) to conduct joint enforcement pursuit activities against NPA armed members who burned two heavy equipment of the Canipaan Environmental Resources, Inc. (CERI).

West Philippine Sea to benefit from more joint maritime exercises

Medina, who was the guest of honor in the closing ceremony of the third iteration of the maritime exercise, said Monday that they are hoping for more series of exercise that will strengthen the military capability of the Philippines in safeguarding the disputed island region. 

1st Reserve Summit held in Palawan

He emphasized the role of the reservists as force multipliers, which allows qualified individuals to extend the effort of the AFP through volunteerism.

PH-US navy sailors strengthen ties through Pinoy Games

NFW deputy commander for fleet operations Capt. Francisco Tagamolila said playing Pinoy games with their U.S. Navy counterparts different from the "ship-to-ship and pilot-to-pilot interactivity" in the maritime exercise they commonly know since it is "more personal" rather than "personnel interaction".

Maritime enforcers in Northern Palawan admit they have limited capacity

Maritime Police Brigadier General R’win Pagkalinawan, PNP Maritime Group Director said they only have two rubber boats, one deployed in Coron and the other in El Nido but this is not capable of high-speed pursuits.

Balut challenge, boodle fight star in Kamandag 3 joint exercise

Japanese and U.S. service members participating in Kamandag 3 exercise were challenged to conquer their fears away when they were dared by their Filipino counterparts to eat "balut", the duck egg embryo that is considered exotic street food in the country and is eaten from the shell. 

3rd iteration of ‘Joint MTA Sama-Sama 2019’ officially opens

He said the conduct of the exercises with the Philippines' counterparts is necessary to enhance capabilities and efficiencies to train the sailors in the frontlines.

Prov’l task force ELCAC looking to file case vs Makabayan coordinator

Government and military authorities composing the province's task force to end the local communist armed conflict are looking at the possibility of filing charges against a Makabayan coordinator whom they have tagged as an active supporter of the New People's Army (NPA) in Palawan. 

WESCOM presses City government on ‘persona non grata’ resolution vs NPA

The Western Command (WESCOM) has urged the city government to reconsider its decision not to issue a persona non grata declaration against the insurgent...

Military informant receives P50k reward

The Provincial Task Force-Ending Local Communist Armed Conflict (PTF-ELCAC) on Friday handed a P50,000 reward to an informant reportedly responsible for the arrest of seven suspected New People's Army (NPA) leaders last week.

RP, US and Japan forces begin joint military exercises

To enhance its amphibious assault operation, the Philippine Marine Corps (PMC) and United States forces officially opened Wednesday the third Kaagapay ng Mandirigma ng...