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Military taps sardine fishing crews as 'reserve force' in Sulu Sea

Sep 19, 2019 - 2:15 PM

Crews of two major canned sardine companies have been armed and trained as 'special CAFGU' to guard the waters off the Zamboanga Peninsula, says the military

RESERVE FORCE. The military has enlisted the fishing crews of some big sardine companies as a paramilitary force to help guard against security threats in the Sulu Sea. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

CAFGU member killed, 4 wounded in Basilan Abu Sayyaf attack

Jul 15, 2019 - 10:14 AM

Authorities say CAFGU Active Auxillaries member Norman Aramal was on his post rendering duty when he was attacked by an Abu Sayyaf Group led by Pasil Bayali

VICTIMS. A vicitm of the Abu Sayyaf attack in Basilan on July 14, 2019. Photo by Richard Falcatan/Rappler

Suspected NPA rebels kill CAFGU member, abduct 2 cops

Nov 14, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Two separate attacks by alleged members of the New People's Army are reported in Negros Oriental and Surigao del Sur

COMMUNIST INSURGENCY. File photo from the CPP's 48th anniversary celebration in December 2016. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Duterte visits wake of slain CAFGU man as kin call for justice

Jul 30, 2016 - 12:24 AM

CAFGU member Panggong Kamonad was killed in an ambush by the New People s Army last Wednesday July 27

AMBUSH. Members of the government militia were ambushed by the New People's Army on Wednesday, July 27. Photo courtesy of 101D

Ridon seeks budget amendment: Transfer Cafgu funds to SUCs

Oct 14, 2015 - 8:24 PM

The House of Representatives have approved an increase in the pay of paramilitary groups while cutting the budget of state colleges and universities

LAST PUSH. Congressman Terry Ridon filed an amendment of the 2016 national budget before the House Committee of Appropriations.

Former rebels take up organic farming in Negros Occidental

May 19, 2014 - 4:09 PM

Negros Occidental s first Army Wellness Farm is designed to ensure food security and generate basic income for former rebels threatened witnesses army personnel and displaced civilians in the hinterlands

GREEN SOLUTION. Negros Occidental's first Army Wellness farm is designed to ensure food security, and generate basic income and sustainability for former rebels, threatened witnesses, army personnel, and displaced civilians in the hinterlands. Photo by Ava Patricia Avila

Soldier, Cafgu man slain as tribal tension heats up

Sep 13, 2013 - 2:59 PM

An army and a government militiaman are killed in Kibalwan Davao del Sur amid rising tribal tension

SLAIN LEADER. Relatives led by fourth wife Kitkit (middle in striped red blouse), carry the coffins of Blaan leader Anting Freay and his son Victor to the top of a hill in Tamapkan, South Cotabato where Freay was buried last September 1. Photo by Edwin Espejo