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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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New year, new life for young ex-NPA rebels

New year, new life for young ex-NPA rebels

It was also December, when “Ka Iyong” joined the New People’s Army (NPA) five years ago. Christmas in the years that followed was never the same again, until he came back home at the end of November this year, with the help of soldiers, whom he thought were the bad guys. Iyong and “Ka Cindy”...

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More than 11K NPA rebels, supporters surrender

More than 11K NPA rebels, supporters surrender

Some 11,605 New People’s Army rebels and supporters have surrendered to the government, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said. Col. Noel Detoyato, AFP public affairs office chief, said on Thursday the figure is from Jan. 1 to Dec. 26 this year. Of this number, 1,222 are regular NPAs; 1,398 are “Militia ng Bayan”...

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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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Civilian tip-off leads troops to NPA supply stash

Civilian tip-off leads troops to NPA supply stash

A tip from a resident in the Surigao del Sur town of San Miguel led Army troops to a supply stash belonging to the New People’s Army (NPA), an official said Monday. Soldiers belonging to the Army’s 36th Infantry Battalion discovered the supply in Barangay Siagao on Sunday afternoon, said Capt. Francisco Garello Jr., 36IB...

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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...

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Agusan del Sur attack shows Reds’ ceasefire deceitful: AFP

Agusan del Sur attack shows Reds’ ceasefire deceitful: AFP

The rebel attack, which resulted in the abduction of 12 Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) members and two soldiers in Sibagat, Agusan Del Sur on Wednesday, showed that the New People’s Army’s (NPA) declaration of a unilateral ceasefire during parts of the Yuletide season is nothing but an act of deceit. This was what...