Marine battalion redeployed in Maguindanao

A battalion of Philippine Marines was redeployed to Maguindanao couple of days after the bloody encounter between PNP-Special Action Force and Moro Islamic Liberation Front in Mamasapano town, Maguindanao. The redeployment coincided with the incident, however, Sixth Infantry Division said it was long overdue.

“This Marine Battalion has just been redeployed back to its mother unit which is the 1st Marine Brigade whose area of responsibility covers the coastal towns of Senator Ninoy Aquino of Sultan Kudarat Province and the towns of Upi and Datu Blah Sinsuat, Maguindanao,” 6th Infantry Division spokesperson Captain Jo-ann Petinglay said.

Petinglay added that the said battalion was from the territory Sulu and Basilan sent as an augmentation last year to help fight Abu Sayyaf terrorists.