Western Mindanao Command

Type: Organization
Name: Western Mindanao Command
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

MNLF official: ISIS recruitment in Mindanao possible

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines - A senior official of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) said the reported recruitment conducted by the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIS) in Mindanao is possible and not distant with the continuous existence of ... [Published Philippine Star - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 23 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

Command Awards Soldiers Wounded in Yesterday’s Clash

Your StorySaturday, August 23. 2014 Western Mindanao Command, Zamboanga City – August 22, 2014, 9am, Lieutenant General Rustico O Guerrero, Commander, WESTMINCOM, and Deputy Commander, Brigadier General Orlando E De Leon, awarded the 12 soldiers wounded ... [Published Daily Zamboanga Times - Aug 23 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Grocers kidnapped in Zamboanga City

Joel Panes and his wife Michelle were reported kidnapped at their grocery store in Barangay Labuan at about 7:00 p.m.Witnesses said the kidnappers, who wore military uniforms, entered the store, yelling that they found drugs in that establishment.The ... [Published Business World - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 16 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

Boats capsize

TWELVE passengers from three motor boats which capsized Tuesday night were rescued off southern Philippines, a military official said yesterday.Captain Maria Rowena Muyuela, information officer of the Western Mindanao Command, said the three motor boats ... [Published Brunei Times - Aug 16 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 3 reports

12 Badjaos rescued off Sibutu; 7 others missing

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/15 August) – Twelve Badjaos who were aboard three motorized that sank late Tuesday off Sibutu in Tawi-Tawi were rescued by the Philippine Navy, but seven of their companions have remained missing.Capt. Ma. Rowena Muyuela, Western ... [Published Minda News - Aug 16 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 2 reports

Gov’t checking photo of 2 Abu captives

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Police and military intelligence agents are verifying a picture of the Abu Sayyaf bandits’ two German captives, posted on the website of a television network and a local newspaper, officials said yesterday.Capt. Ma. Rowena ... [Published Philippine Star - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 7 reports

Abu Sayyaf bandits free female captive in Sulu

ZAMBOANGA CITY - Abu Sayyaf bandits released a female captive in Patikul, Sulu, before dawn Monday.Capt. Ma. Rowena Muyuela, spokesperson of the Armed Forces' Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom), identified the released victim Nursalyn Ahamudin Alih. ... [Published Philippine Star - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Aug 02 2014 - Updated Aug 02 2014 - 4 reports

AFP chief: No need for loyalty check

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Armed Forces chief Lt. Gen. Gregorio Catapang yesterday said there is no need to conduct a loyalty check on AFP members amid rumors of a destabilization plot against the Aquino administration.Catapang visited the Western ... [Published Philippine Star - Aug 02 2014]
First reported Aug 02 2014 - Updated Aug 02 2014 - 2 reports

New panel to reinvestigate Sulu ‘friendly fire’

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – A new and bigger investigating body was created to probe anew the alleged “friendly fire” that killed six members of the military’s special force in Sulu last month, Armed Forces chief Gen. Pio Catapang Jr. said yesterda ... [Published Philippine Star - Aug 02 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 02 2014 - 3 reports

More AFP, police personnel deployed to stabilize Sulu

InterAksyon.comThe online news portal of TV5MANILA, Philippines - Additional military and police units were deployed in Talipao, Sulu to further stabilize the peace and order situation in the area.This is in wake of the Abu Sayyaf Group Monday attack ... [Published Interaksyon - Aug 02 2014]
First reported Aug 02 2014 - Updated Aug 02 2014 - 1 reports

'Rido' eyed as motive in Eid'l Fit'r ambush

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines - Rido or clan conflict is emerging as the motive that triggered the bloody Eid'l Fit'r ambush in Talipao, Sulu that left 23 civilians killed and eight others critically wounded.A police special task group is continuing to ... [Published Philippine Star - Aug 02 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

AFP probes 'killing' video

'This cannot be condoned. We are looking into everything,' says AFP spokesperson Major General Domingo TutaanScreenshot of video of alleged soldiers involved in summary executionMANILA, Philippines – Senior military generals were attending a command conference ... [Published Rappler - Aug 01 2014]

Quotes

"W e are still very hopeful it will be solved. We have reached a point that we all want a win-win situation.... That is the way things are. They are negotiating. Ganoon talaga kapag nag-uusap " Catapang said on Thursday, August 7
"We have filed the case for multiple murder, multiple frustrated murder and multiple attempted murder against 69 ASG members under the command of group leaders Indang Susukan, Tawing Umair, Ustadz Igasan, and Sibih Pisih" said Chief Superintendent Reuben Theodore Sindac, Philipine National Police (PNP) spokesperson
"We remain professional and partisan-free and in no way will we do any acts that will compromise our democratic institutions and our democratic freedom. We are resilient to such moves so we are insulated [from] partisan politics" he told Headstart host Karen Davila
"That's part of the effort, the Brigade Commander and the Provincial Pirector have talked with the PPOC (Provincial Peace and Order Council) (and) the Governor, so that the expected relatialiation of the victims' relatives will not happen or will be prevented. This is a priority effort of the local government as well as the police and military" Guerrero concluded

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Mindanao Newsbits for August 29, 2014 [Published Yahoo Philippines News - Aug 28 2014]
Marines to pull out of Sulu [Published Philippine Star - Aug 27 2014]
MNLF official: ISIS recruitment in Mindanao pos... [Published Philippine Star - Aug 26 2014]
Command Awards Soldiers Wounded in Yesterday’s ... [Published Daily Zamboanga Times - Aug 23 2014]
Grocers kidnapped in Zamboanga City [Published Business World - Aug 20 2014]
Zambo City seeks Westmincom help to recover Zam... [Published Business Week Mindanao - Aug 19 2014]
45 Badjaos missing as 3 boats capsize [Published Manila Bulletin - Aug 19 2014]
Sayyafs set P15-M ransom for gov’t mechanic [Published Sun Star Network - Aug 18 2014]
Boats capsize [Published Brunei Times - Aug 16 2014]
12 Badjaos rescued off Sibutu; 7 others missing [Published Minda News - Aug 16 2014]
(UPDATE) 12 passengers of capsized boats rescue... [Published Philippine Star - Aug 15 2014]
Navy units rescue 12 capsized Badjaos off Tawi-... [Published Business Week Mindanao - Aug 15 2014]
Photo posted of Germans believed kidnapped by A... [Published Turkish Press - Aug 13 2014]
Gov’t checking photo of 2 Abu captives [Published Philippine Star - Aug 12 2014]
Military verifying 'proof of life' of ASG-held ... [Published Philippine Star - Aug 12 2014]
Police, military, Maguindanao locals plant 3K '... [Published Philippine Star - Aug 09 2014]
$5-M bounty for Marwan’s capture still intact—m... [Published GMA News Online - Aug 07 2014]
AFP douses fears of violence over stalled Bangs... [Published Rappler - Aug 07 2014]
PRC-Zamboanga gears for 11th Walk for Humanity [Published Business Week Mindanao - Aug 06 2014]
37 centers open for PMA entrance test on Aug 3 [Published Baguio Midland Courier - Aug 06 2014]
Abu Sayyaf bandits free female captive in Sulu [Published Philippine Star - Aug 05 2014]
Sayyafs release 1 of 2 abducted women in Sulu [Published Sun Star Network - Aug 05 2014]
Abu Sayyaf releases captive in Sulu [Published ABS-CBN News - Aug 05 2014]
2 women kidnapped in Sulu freed by captors [Published Interaksyon - Aug 05 2014]
Raps filed vs Abu Sayyaf in Sulu ambush [Published Rappler - Aug 05 2014]
Abu Sayyaf releases 1 of 2 female kidnapped vic... [Published Interaksyon - Aug 05 2014]
Abu Sayyaf release kidnapped woman in Sulu [Published GMA News Online - Aug 04 2014]
Kidnap victim released in Sulu [Published Minda News - Aug 04 2014]
Raps filed vs. Abus behind Eid massacre [Published Philippine Star - Aug 04 2014]
PH military douses coup rumors, loyalty check [Published ABS-CBN News - Aug 04 2014]
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