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65 NPA rebels and supporters surrender in Sorsogon

65 NPA rebels and supporters surrender in Sorsogon

Sorsogon – Sixty five (65) rebels formally surrendered in the government and were presented in a ceremony held in 903rd Infantry Brigade based in Castilla, Sorsogon. Of the mass surrenderees, 38 are regular New People’s Army (NPA) members (35 male and 3 female); 25 are members of Sangay ng Partido sa Lokalidad (20 male and...

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25 NPA Members and supporters surrender in Bukidnon

25 NPA Members and supporters surrender in Bukidnon

MARAMAG, Bukidnon — Twenty-five New People’s Army (NPA) rebels and “Militia ng Bayan (NPA supporters)” surrendered to the 88th Infantry “Maringal” Battalion in Maramag, Bukidnon. Lt. Col Franklin F. Fabic, 88IB Commander, said the surrendered rebels and supporters operate under NPA’s Coy Thunder, Sub Regional Committee 2 (SRC 2), Southern Mindanao Regional Committee (SMRC). “Through...

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AFP, PNP vow relentless efforts to crush NPA

AFP, PNP vow relentless efforts to crush NPA

MANILA — The military and the police on Wednesday vowed to undertake relentless efforts in compliance with President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to wage an all-out war against the communist terrorist group New People’s Army (NPA). “We are engaging the New People’s Army all out — employing and utilizing all its resources in a focused, surgical,...

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Security officials condemn Jolo blast; vow suspects’ arrest

Security officials condemn Jolo blast; vow suspects’ arrest

Ranking defense, military and police officials scored the perpetrators of the bloody bomb attack at a church in Jolo, Sulu province, which killed an initial number of 17 people and wounded 57 others Sunday morning. “We strongly condemn the bombing that transpired at the Jolo Cathedral in Barangay Walled City, Jolo, Sulu at 8:15 a.m....

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NPA attacks Bukidnon army on humanitarian mission

NPA attacks Bukidnon army on humanitarian mission

A group of New People’s Army (NPA) terrorists ambushed the Philippine Army 8th Infantry Battalion (8IB) Bravo Company at Nasandigan sub-village in Kalabugao, Impasugong town, leaving three soldiers wounded. The soldiers were on a mission to secure local government workers who carry goods and provide basic services in an event dubbed “Magbuliga Koy (peace and...

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NPA hit squad leader captured in Agusan Norte

NPA hit squad leader captured in Agusan Norte

Authorities captured a New People’s Army (NPA) leader allegedly involved in several high-profile killings in Agusan provinces, an Army official said Sunday. Lt. Roel Maglalang, civil-military operations officer of the Army’s 23rd Infantry Brigade, identified the NPA leader as Joaquin Madrinian, who was captured by a team of military and police personnel in the Agusan...

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309 Abu Sayyaf terrorists neutralized in 2018: AFP

309 Abu Sayyaf terrorists neutralized in 2018: AFP

Military operations against the Abu Sayyaf Group have resulted in the neutralization of 309 terrorists from January 1 to December 26 this year, an official of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said. The figure is broken down into 201 surrendered terrorists, 76 killed, and 32 arrested, AFP public affairs office chief Col. Noel...

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‘Corruption’ forces entire NPA unit to yield in Agusan Sur

‘Corruption’ forces entire NPA unit to yield in Agusan Sur

An entire People’s Army (NPA) unit surrendered to government forces on Christmas Day in Agusan del Sur, an Army official said on Dec. 26. Brig. Gen. Andres Centino, commander of the Army’s 401st Infantry Brigade based in the Agusan del Sur town of Prosperidad, said the 19 NPA surrenderers consisted of team leaders and regulars...

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An entire unit of the CPP-NPA yields to 75IB and 26IB in Agusan del Sur

An entire unit of the CPP-NPA yields to 75IB and 26IB in Agusan del Sur

An entire unit of the CPP-NPAs Guerilla Front 3 (GF3), Southern Mindanao Regional Committee (SMRC) returned to the folds of the government through the 75th Infantry Battalion and 26th Infantry Battalion in Agusan del Sur a night before the CPP-NPA’s anniversary on December 26, 2018. Joint operatives of 75IB under Lieutenant Colonel Jaime R Datuin...

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No halt in military ops vs. NPA amid hostage-taking incident

No halt in military ops vs. NPA amid hostage-taking incident

The military would not stop combat operations against the New People’s Army (NPA) amid a hostage-taking incident, involving 12 members of the Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) and two soldiers, following an attack in Sibagat, Agusan Del Sur, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said. Lorenzana said they would not allow the rebels to use the...