NFWMNational Farm Worker Ministry (faith-based farm workers' organization)
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Medina said there have been no recorded incidents of kidnapping in the seas within NFWM's area of responsibility this year.
Vessels involved in the maritime patrols under the control of NFWM include BRP Felix Apolinario (PC 395), BRP Anastacio Cacayorin (PC 387), Multipurpose Attack Craft BA 482.
Hernanie S Songano with other officers and enlisted personnel from WMC and NFWM along with its partner-stakeholders.
Medina said during the onslaught of Tropical Storm Vinta in the Provinces of Zamboanga, the local agencies, along with the NFWM, were able to immediately come to the aid of Zamboanguenos affected by the tropical storm in the early morning of December 23, particularly in Barangay Vitali, Zamboanga City.
Earlier, a Special CAFGU Active Auxiliary (SCAA) member of NFWM reported that the FB Nancy 888, a commercial fishing vessel under Nancy Fishing Company was being harassed and chased by an unidentified armed group in the evening of November 19, 2017.
Operating units of the Naval Forces Western Mindanao (NFWM), in coordination with other law enforcement agencies, conducted a joint maritime law enforcement operation and successfully rescued 20 victims of human trafficking who were onboard a motor launch that was intercepted in the waters off Zamboanga City on Monday, February 11.
The NFWM is the largest naval operating force of the Philippine Navy and the recipient of the prestigious award as Naval Operating Forces of the Year 2018 while Medina is a commander.
Security forces shot back and killed him, NFWM said.
Giovanni Carlo Bacordo, deputy commander for Fleet Operations of Naval Forces Western Mindanao (NFWM), said the navy vessels will undergo repairs after being deployed to Mindanao for more than a year.
Empedrad directed Kagadan to sustain the NFWM's efforts in securing the southern border, a sea passage where 16,000 international carrying around $14 billion in goods passes through each year.
In his speech, FOIC, PN gave recognition to Medina and his legacy in the PN was magnified when he was designated as commander of NFWM for two years.
A military report said a self-reliant defense posture (SRDP) and training craft, augmented by watercraft from the Special Forces of the Philippine Army, Naval Forces Western Mindanao (NFWM), and Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) were dispatched at 8 a.m.