MANILA—Officers and troops tasked to participate in the ongoing offensive against the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) are urged to give it their all to finish the bandit threat once and for all.
This was stressed by Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff Gen. Eduardo Año during a recent visit to the frontlines in Western Mindanao Command.
“I urge you to trail all your thoughts, focus all your efforts, muster all your courage, summon all your energy and give it all to this fight. So that once and for all, we will neutralize the Abu Sayyaf Group, the other terrorist groups, and their infrastructures,” he stressed.
In line with this, Año directed the members of Joint Staff to make good his prior commitment to put the best officers, enlisted personnel, and equipment in this campaign.
“I am satisfied with your preparations especially personnel and equipment readiness of your combat, intelligence, psychological operations, and support units,” he added.
“We are advancing in our campaign to finish the Abu Sayyaf Group within six months with renewed and modified plans derived from the strength of our past operational plans and the renewed vigor of the Defense and AFP leaderships,” Año disclosed.