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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....

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MILF chair Murad visit to bolster ties with AFP, gov’t

MILF chair Murad visit to bolster ties with AFP, gov’t

The visit of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chair Al-Hajj Murad Ebrahim in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City on Monday will further cement the group’s trust in the government and military. Murad’s visit to Armed Forces of the Philippines headquarters is also the first, AFP public affairs office chief Col. Noel Detoyato told reporters Sunday. “It’s...

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IPs seek legal aid from PRRD; to file raps vs. CPP-NPA

IPs seek legal aid from PRRD; to file raps vs. CPP-NPA

A group of indigenous peoples (IPs) on Thursday met with President Rodrigo Duterte and presented four resolutions, including one seeking legal assistance for the filing of appropriate charges against the communists and their founding leader Jose Maria Sison. The meeting between the 31 IPs representing at least eight tribes from Mindanao and Duterte took place...

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President Duterte receives resolutions from Lumad Groups

President Duterte receives resolutions from Lumad Groups

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Thursday, November 8, formally received the resolutions made by the indigenous peoples from different tribes of Mindanao. During his private meeting with the different members of the Lumad Groups at the Malacañang Golf (Malago) Clubhouse, he was presented with the following resolutions: “A resolution requesting President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, through...

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AFP beefs up security preps for ‘Undas’

AFP beefs up security preps for ‘Undas’

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Tuesday said it is beefing up security preparations to support the police and other civilian law enforcement agencies to secure the country’s commemoration of All Saints’ and All Souls’ days. “The Unified Commands and the Joint Task Force NCR, with our counterparts in the PNP will augment...

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‘Red October’ aborted due to increased public awareness: AFP chief

‘Red October’ aborted due to increased public awareness: AFP chief

The supposed “Red October” ouster plot has been dissolved due to the government’s capability enhancement program, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Gen. Carlito Galvez said on Tuesday. “Yung isa sa batayan na nalusaw, at yung tinatawag nating (Our basis to say that it has already been dissolved is what we call...

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Number of rebels declining: AFP chief

Number of rebels declining: AFP chief

Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff, Gen. Carlito Galvez, Jr. lauded the Eastern Mindanao Command (EMC) and local government units for the ongoing surrenders of New People’s Army (NPA) members and supporters in their respective areas. “I commend our troops in the Eastern Mindanao Command and local government units for being able to handle...

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War between MILF, military ‘over’: AFP chief

War between MILF, military ‘over’: AFP chief

The decades-old armed fighting days between the military and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) are over. Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Carlito Galvez Jr. made this remark in a visit on Saturday to Camp Darapanan, the MILF’s main encampment situated in Barangay Simuay, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao. Some 6,000 MILF...

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NPAs, terror groups dwindling due to intensified AFP ops

NPAs, terror groups dwindling due to intensified AFP ops

Due to intensified security operations nationwide, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) announced that it is continuously gaining grounds against the New People’s Army (NPA) and other terrorist groups. This, according to AFP public affairs office chie,f Col. Noel Detoyato, in a statement Tuesday. He said ongoing military operations against these threat groups led...

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30-day detention for terror suspects sought

30-day detention for terror suspects sought

Top security officials proposed a 30-day detention period for terror suspects even without valid court order. This proposal was made during the Senate’s Public Order and Dangerous Drugs Committee hearing chaired by Senator Panfilo Lacson on the proposed amendments to the Human Security Act (HSA) of 2007. HSA prevents suspected terrorist from being detained for...

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