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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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PRRD awards 1st 500 housing units to Army Scout Rangers

PRRD awards 1st 500 housing units to Army Scout Rangers

Living up to his promise to provide decent and affordable housing units for military and police, President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday led the initial awarding of the 500 housing units to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)’s Army Scout Rangers. Duterte inspected a model house of the Scout Ranger Ville Housing Project inside the...

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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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Illegal drugs a global concern, UN sec gen claims

Illegal drugs a global concern, UN sec gen claims

Illegal drugs has become a global concern that needs to be addressed, United Nations Secretary General António Guterres claimed. This claim echoes what President Rodrigo Duterte has been saying when he waged war against illegal drugs. According to UN reports 450,000 people daily die from drug overdose and other drug-relates issues. The same report cites...

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PRRD visits wake of 5 slain PDEA agents

PRRD visits wake of 5 slain PDEA agents

President Rodrigo R. Duterte visited this camp on Wednesday afternoon for the wake of the five Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) agents recently killed in an ambush in Kapai, Lanao del Sur. The President, who arrived here around 5:30 p.m., condoled with and handed over the Order of Lapu-Lapu with the rank of Kalasag each...

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PRRD ordered AFP to neutralize communists rebels

PRRD ordered AFP to neutralize communists rebels

The president instructed the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to intensify boost its intelligence gathering efforts to quash communist insurgency in Northern Samar and nearby areas. “The best way is intelligence. Magbuhos kayo ng intelligence. Then, pag nakuha niyo, it’s neutralization,” the President told the 803rd Infantry Brigade in Camp John Ponce Sumuroy. The...

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NPA surrenderees receive cash, housing assistance from PRRD

NPA surrenderees receive cash, housing assistance from PRRD

Fifteen former members of the New People’s Army (NPA) received financial assistance from Pres. Rodrigo Duterte under the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) of the government. Each former NPA rebels received cash assistance ranging from P15,000 to P85,000. They also received Modified Conditional Cash Transfer (MCCT) from the Department of Social Welfare and Development...