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Operation Blessings to Lumads

Operation Blessings to Lumads

A Joint Gift-Giving and Medical Mission Program dubbed as “Operation Blessings” was conducted by the 10FSMC, 10ID, PA headed by MAJ RAUL S SASUCA (MC) PA, Commanding Officer; 56th Infantry (TATAG) Battalion, 7ID, PA headed by MAJ RUSSEL ANTHONY B BUMANGLAG (INF) PA Battalion Executive Officer in collaboration with Operation Blessings Foundation Inc. headed by...

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23 former rebels receive financial assistance under E-CLIP

23 former rebels receive financial assistance under E-CLIP

About 23 former rebels (FRs) including DATU GUIBANG APOGA, the Legendary Founder of Salugpungan Ta’Tanu Igkanogon from Talaingod, Davao del Norte were recently given financial assistance under the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) of the government by Provincial Government of Davao del Norte on 07 December 2018 at Bulwagan ng Karunungan Government Center, Mankilam,...

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Top CPP leader, wife nabbed in Cavite

Top CPP leader, wife nabbed in Cavite

Joint operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), local police and military units arrested a ranking official of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and his wife in Bacoor City shortly after midnight Thursday. Senior Supt. William M. Segun, Cavite provincial police director, identified the arrested suspects as Rey Claro Casambre, 67,...

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Palace backs DND nixing Christmas truce with Reds

Palace backs DND nixing Christmas truce with Reds

Malacañang on Thursday said it supports Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana’s position to reject any suspension of military operations (SOMO) with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. In a Palace press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo has been asked if government is inclined to declare holiday truce...

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Rise in civilian deaths due to NPA presence in IP communities

Rise in civilian deaths due to NPA presence in IP communities

Presidential Adviser for Indigenous Peoples’ (IPs) Concerns Allen Capuyan said the infiltration by the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) of tribal lands in Mindanao was purportedly responsible for the rising civilian death toll. During a House hearing on the complaints of various IP leaders regarding NPA’s continuing atrocities Wednesday, Capuyan...

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PNP, AFP recommend 1-year ML extension in Mindanao: Albayalde

PNP, AFP recommend 1-year ML extension in Mindanao: Albayalde

Police and military officials have signed a document recommending to President Rodrigo Duterte a year-long extension of martial law in Mindanao, Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief, Director General Oscar Albayalde, confirmed. “We have just signed a document together with the outgoing military chief of staff (Gen. Carlito Galvez) recommending the extension of martial law in...

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Reds’ PH anthem version meant to fight gov’t, demean troops

Reds’ PH anthem version meant to fight gov’t, demean troops

The New People’s Army’s (NPA) attempt to teach minors an alternative version of the Philippine National Anthem “Lupang Hinirang” is part of their efforts to fight the government and demonize troops tasked to protect the country from such threats. This was disclosed by Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) public affairs office chief, Col. Noel...

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18-year-old female NPA fighter captured by the military

18-year-old female NPA fighter captured by the military

An 18-year-old member of the New People’s Army was captured by the members of the Philippine Army’s 503rd Infantry Brigade on Tuesday. Reports said the comrades of suspect “Ka Cindy” left her behind when their group was chased by the military in their conduct of a hot pursuit operation. The military endorsed her to the...

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Anti-NPA hit squad to be formed this month: Lorenzana

Anti-NPA hit squad to be formed this month: Lorenzana

The unit that will be tasked to counter New People’s Army (NPA) hit squads will be formed sometime this month, Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Tuesday. He added that the core of the anti-SPARU (Special Partisan Unit) formation will be made up of personnel from the Intelligence Service of the Armed...

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Lumad schools used as NPA breeding ground

Lumad schools used as NPA breeding ground

Outgoing Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff, Gen. Carlito Galvez said the Salugpungan Community Learning Center and ALCADEV Lumad School are being used as breeding grounds of the New People’s Army (NPA). This was emphasized by the military chief in an interview with reporters shortly after flag-raising ceremony in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City Monday....