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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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PNP rebuffs CPP/NPA/NDF declaraton of Unilateral ceasefire

PNP rebuffs CPP/NPA/NDF declaraton of Unilateral ceasefire

The PNP will remain on alert and continue with our regular law enforcement and internal security operations in response to the unilateral declaration of a ceasefire by the CPP/NPA/NDF. With a 50-year old deceptively obsolete ideology and a trail of bloody history behind them, the ruthless reputation of the CPP/NPA/NDF precedes their every move and...

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Balangiga bells to arrive in Manila Dec. 11: Lorenzana

Balangiga bells to arrive in Manila Dec. 11: Lorenzana

President Rodrigo Duterte will personally witness the arrival of the three Balangiga Bells in the Philippines on Tuesday, Dec. 11, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Friday. Lorenzana said the aircraft that will bring the war artifact will arrive at the Villamor Airbase in Pasay City before noon. “I will go around with Ambassador Sung Kim,...

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PNP probes 17 NPA atrocities vs. Mindanao IPs

PNP probes 17 NPA atrocities vs. Mindanao IPs

From sexual abuse of Salugpungan students to the murder of tribal leaders, a team of lawyers and investigators from the Philippine National Police (PNP) are digging deeper into the alleged atrocities committed by the New People’s Army (NPA) against the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) of Mindanao. Supt. Louie Padillo of the Davao del Norte Provincial Police...

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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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Manobo woman recalls NPA’s deceit, abuses

Manobo woman recalls NPA’s deceit, abuses

With high hopes of getting free education, 22-year-old Alice (not her real name), a Manobo tribe member in North Cotabato, joined the Mindanao Interfaith Services Foundation Inc. (MISFI) and even offered her services as a secondary school teacher. She recalled being recruited by members of the communist rebels March this year. She said the rebel...