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.
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).
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.
He emphasized the role of the reservists as force multipliers, which allows qualified individuals to extend the effort of the AFP through volunteerism.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Western Command (WESCOM) has urged the city government to reconsider its decision not to issue a persona non grata declaration against the insurgent...
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.
To enhance its amphibious assault operation, the Philippine Marine Corps (PMC) and United States forces officially opened Wednesday the third Kaagapay ng Mandirigma ng...