8 was previously deployed to Jolo, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi, where the military has also been conducting operations against the Abu Sayyaf.
The MBLT 8, which came from Jolo, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi, has been deployed for the first time in Northern Luzon to augment forces of Joint Task Force Tala under the 5th Infantry Division for Internal Security Operations (ISO), territorial defense and HADR (Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief).
The MBLT 8 will subsequently be integrated to the Joint Task Force "Tala" for the conduct of intensified Internal Security Operations (ISO).
A court, acting on the cases filed by the MBLT
, ordered the arrest of CLANS teachers Jolita Tolino, Cheryl Tolino, Alma Salaya, Juniper Tuwan, Antoinette Kampair and Gina Clano.
Soon after his promotion to first lieutenant, Jadjuli would be designated as a company commander of the MBLT 6.
The official report on the action is quite terse: Operating elements of MBLT 2 encountered undetermined number of heavily armed lawless elements at vicinity Grid Coordinates 924248 Sampinit complex; exchange of fire ensued for about two hours, after which enemy withdrew.
The Navy conducted a send-off ceremony on Monday at Sangley Point for the MBLT 1, led by Col.
The MBLT 1 underwent retraining before they were deployed to join the other Philippine Marines in the operational area in Sulu.