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Third Junior Army Officer Died in Zamboanga Skirmishes

Another Philippine Army officer died this morning at Zamboanga City Hospital. He’s a member of the elite 3rd Light Reaction Company of the Special Operations Command conducting clearing operations at Zamboanga City. He belongs to PMA Class 2007. It was … Continue reading

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Another Military Officer Killed in the Battle of Zamboanga

Another hero has fallen today. He’s the 2nd Philippine Army officer who died fighting the renegade Misuari MNLF faction in Zamboanga City. He belongs to PMA “Laon-alab” Class of 2011. He’s a member of the elite 7th Scout Ranger Company of … Continue reading

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A Tribute to a Fallen Comrade (Part 11)

Once, we lived in harmony with our Moslem neighbors in the village of Southern Philippines Development Authority or SPDA, formerly known as Dinaig, at Datu Odin Sinsuat Municipality. We felt secured in that village since we have had several Moslem … Continue reading

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A Tribute to a Fallen Comrade (Part 10)

The flight seemed to take forever. We looked so restless inside the Philippine Air Force’s refurbished Lockheed C-130H Hercules. We never talked much during the flight. We all looked like praying our asses off inside the plane. Most of us … Continue reading

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A Tribute to a Fallen Comrade (Part 6)

The last day of preparation finally came. It’s already 0500H. There was an early morning drizzle. The tent city was a muddy mess. For the past months, we had to wear our combat boots every time we go outside of … Continue reading

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A Tribute to a Fallen Comrade (Part 5)

“Are we prepared to fight the ABUs? What are their strengths and weaknesses? What’s the terrain of Jolo looks like? What’s their firepower?” these were the questions reverberated inside my head. For several months, we anticipated to fight the NPAs. … Continue reading

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A Tribute to a Fallen Comrade (Part 4)

The firer shouted, “Clear the back blast area!”  Suddenly, there was a loud whooshing sound. I observed silently 20 meters away from the firer. Whoosh! The sound of the bazooka roared like thunder. Wham! The blast echoed around the firing … Continue reading

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