Army Scout Rangers - updates

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Marawi's silent heroes: Scout Rangers remember their days on the battlefield

May 25, 2018 - 6:25 PM

New recruits to the First Scout Ranger Regiment of the Army write journals about their drastic transition from training to actual combat – against terrorists at that

 Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Scout Rangers play Filipino games for peace

Dec 01, 2017 - 10:19 AM

'Through sports diplomacy, we engage with non-state actors like the MILF, MNLF, secessionist groups, and their supporters. We need to give peace a chance. I don't have to kill more people to win against insurgents,' says Lieutenant Colonel Harold Cabunoc

Army captain among killed in Marawi clashes

Sep 11, 2017 - 7:25 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte pays his last respects to the fallen soldier on Monday September 11

LAST RESPECT. President Rodrigo Duterte pays his last respects to Captain Rommel Sandoval, an officer killed in Marawi. Malacañang photo --

Rangers rescue women, children caught in Marawi crossfire

May 31, 2017 - 11:20 PM

Different units of the military and the police are conducting this kind of operation throughout the Lanao del Sur capital to rescue about 2 000 trapped residents

RESCUE. A Ranger carries a less than a year old baby to safety. Adrian Portugal/Rappler

3 elite soldiers killed, 5 others hurt in Agusan del Sur ambush

Mar 16, 2015 - 10:38 AM

A cop is also wounded in a separate ambush by the NPA in Surigao del Sur

Army captain, 3 others killed in clashes with BIFF

Mar 09, 2015 - 9:37 AM

20 other troops are wounded in gun battles in central Mindanao

ASSAULT. Lieutenant Colonel Orlando Edralin, commander of 7th Infantry Battalion, stands beside a house set on fire by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in Kabasalan, Pikit, North Cotabato, Monday, February 23, 2015. Photo by Jeoffrey Maitem/Rappler

Basilan blast kills 1 soldier

Apr 10, 2012 - 7:21 PM

5 of 27 other soldiers wounded in the explosion are in critical condition

GROUND ZERO. One soldier died and 27 others were wounded in a land mine explosion in Mt Abong-Abong in Sumisip, Basilan on Tuesday (April 10) morning. (File photo)

Soldier in Basilan clash dies

Mar 16, 2012 - 4:23 PM

Local troops are pursuing a terrorist who s also being hunted by the US

PURSUIT OPERATION. Elite Philippine Army troops were pursuing a faction of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) led by Khair Mundos, among the US most wanted terrorists, when they clashed with armed groups in Basilan on Thursday, March 16. (Screengrab from Rewards for Justice)