Cirilito Sobejana is next AFP chief – Palace

Cirilito Sobejana is next AFP chief – Palace

Cirilito Sobejana President Rodrigo Duterte has named Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana as the next chairman of the joint chiefs of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Malacañang announced Wednesday.Sobejana will succeed incumbent AFP chief Gen. Gilbert...
2 Abu Sayyaf bandits die in Sulu encounter

2 Abu Sayyaf bandits die in Sulu encounter

Two Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits died while two soldiers were injured when a clash sparked between the two parties in the province of Sulu. The firefight occurred at around 1 p.m. Sunday in Barangay Bakong, Patikul, Sulu, when soldiers from the Army’s 15th Scout...
Indonesian fisherman rescued in Sulu

Indonesian fisherman rescued in Sulu

Government troops recently launched a successful operation that rescued an Indonesian fisherman, the last captive of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in the province of Sulu. Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) chief, identified the rescued...
ASG member surrenders in Sulu

ASG member surrenders in Sulu

Al-amin Jul-ambri, a member of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), receives financial assistance and a sack of rice from the Army’s 1st Brigade Combat Team (1BCT) after surrendering on Wednesday (Dec. 18, 2019) to the 1BCT troops in Patikul, Sulu. (Photo courtesy of...