Tuesday May, 30 2023 01:38:58 AM

4 more Abu Sayyaf men surrender in Basilan

TIMRA Reports • 17:45 PM Mon Jul 18, 2022
John M. Unson

COTABATO CITY  - Four more members of the Abu Sayyaf terror group in Basilan surrendered over the weekend, the Bangsamoro regional police said Monday.

Brig. Gen. Arthur Cabalona of the Police Regional Office-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region said the four men, whose real names were withheld pending relocation to safe areas, yielded through the joint intercession of the Army’s 18th Infantry Battalion, the Basilan provincial police and emissaries of local officials.

The four men turned in their rifles before renouncing their membership with the group during a simple rite at the headquarters of the 18th IB in Lamitan City on Saturday.

Cabalona said the 18th IB and the 101st Infantry Brigade were key players in convincing the four men to return to the fold of law.

More than 300 Abu Sayyaf members in Basilan, a component-province of the Bangsamoro region, bolted from the group in batches in the past five years.

They have all been reintroduced to mainstream society by local executives, among them Gov. Jim Salliman and Congressman Mujiv Hataman. 

Cotabato City schools division over-all champion in BARMMAA 2023

COTABATO CITY - The Cotabato City Schools Division have captured the BARMMAA Meet 2023 over-chall championship trophy, besting 10 other divisions in...

BARMM cop chief visits Marogong, deploys more troops to protect civilians

PARANG, Maguindanao Norte  – More police forces have been deployed in Marogong and in nearby towns in Lanao del Sur to ensure the safety of...

Free kalabasa in Alamada, North Cotabato

ALAMADA, North Cotabato - A passerby, Kimay Alvarez, posted photos on her FB page about kalabasa being given for free to anyone in Barangay Campo...

PBBM reiterates urgency of national land use policy

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Saturday vowed to give "urgent attention" to the proposed measure institutionalizing a national...

Maranaos leave interior town for fear of terror attacks 

COTABATO CITY - Thousands of villagers in Marogong, Lanao del Sur have fled after the Dawlah Islamiya on Friday warned of an attack if authorities...