Army chief orders Scout Rangers to remain aggressive against terrorist

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“[Let us] remain aggressive in neutralizing the terrorist groups and in conducting peace and development initiatives. With our core values of honor, patriotism and duty, together, let us make the Philippine Army a world-class Army that is a source of national pride,” Philippine Army Commanding General Lieutenant General Gilbert I. Gapay told the First Scout Ranger Regiment (FSRR) during his visit to Headquarters FSRR today, February 18.

Lieutenant Gapay reiterated the Army’s overall direction of sustaining the momentum of capacitating the service towards greater mission effectiveness.

According to Philippine Army, Gapay called on to continue achieving operational and organizational excellence, pursue the Army modernization program, work closely with partners and stakeholders, and uplift the well-being of the Army personnel.

The Army chief also lauded the Scout Rangers’ significant accomplishments in neutralizing Communist Terrorists and Abu Sayyaf Group personalities in the Mindanao region.

One of the recent achievements of FSSR is the Abu Talha, an ISIS liaison, who was neutralized during an encounter between the ASG and the 1st Scout Ranger Battalion in November 2019 in Patikul, Sulu.