The remaining elite Scout Ranger troopers in Negros Occidental have been alerted to join their colleagues dispatched last month to
Lt. Col. Oriel Pangcog, 1 st Scout Ranger Battalion commander, yesterday said the redeployment of his troops in Negros and Zamboanga to
Before they were dispatched to Zamboanga, Pangcog said that being a national maneuver unit of the AFP, CenCom had plans to send them to
The 1 st SRB had been under the operational control of Army's 3 rd Infantry Division since 2004, military records show.
The Negros-based Scout Rangers were among the AFP elite units who fought the Moro National Liberation Front fighters in more than two weeks of intense gunbattle in
In the weeks of fighting against the MNLF-Nur Misuari faction, Pangcog reported that they captured 121 MNLF fighters, recovered 102 high-powered firearms, including anti-tank 90mm recoiless rifle, and two artillery mortar weapons, and rescued 61 civilians taken as hostages.
The 1 st SRB suffered three fatalities and 55 injured, but 61 MNLF fighters very also killed in his sector alone in Brgy.
Pangcog said the “heroes welcome” for 1 st SRB troopers will be held at the Army's 8 th Infantry Division headquarters in