BIFF men blocked for about three hours parts of the Cotabato-Gen.
Forty-four PNP-SAF troops were also killed in the gun battle with joint BIFF and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) fighters.
The AFP chief also directed the unit commanders to assist affected residents who fled their homes when clashes broke out between government troops and the BIFF last week.
He said the Army's 6th Infantry Division (6ID) has already cleared the Tacurong-Cotabato highway of armed BIFF men after the clashes in Datu Unsay on Friday.
Thousands of families displaced by the ongoing fighting in Central Mindanao have reiterated calls for an end to hostilities as government troopers continued to pound suspected hideouts of the BIFF with mortars.
He pulled himself to his feet about six feet above the ground and stood with his back to Biff and Zeke and his left arm locked tightly around a limb.
He's right behind you!" Biff and Zeke yelled in unison.
Biff and Zeke rushed to their friend's side as Ol' Mossy Horns beat a hasty retreat Zeke was the first to arrive.
Ralph hadn't yet come to his senses when Biff and Zeke carried him into the emergency room, but the doctor on duty made a quick examination and then returned to report that Ralph was a very lucky man.
"Yeah, I'm sure he'll feel the same way about it, when he wakes up," Biff said.
Actually, Biff wasn't sure that Ralph would be grateful, at all, and neither was Zeke.