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Military denies coercion claims on surrendered NPA ‘amazon’

Military denies coercion claims on surrendered NPA ‘amazon’

MANILA – The Army’s 201st Infantry Brigade (IB) on Friday vehemently denied allegations by militant group Karapatan that Alexandrea Pacalda, allegedly a human rights worker, was coerced into signing documents without legal counsel and being deprived of food and sleep. Capt. Benedick Alfonso G. Cagatin, civil-military operations officer of 201st IB, said 24-year old Pacalda...

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Another 3 New Peoples Army Surrender in Surigao Sur

Another 3 New Peoples Army Surrender in Surigao Sur

BISLIG CITY, Surigao del Sur – Two (2) Militia ng Bayan and a regular member of the Weakened Guerilla Front 14, North Eastern Mindanao Regional Committee (WGF14, NEMRC) voluntarily surrender to the Philippine Army at 75IB Headquarters, today at 8:00 in the morning, September 18, 2019. The surrenderees were identified as AKA Bernabe, AKA Loy...

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Teenage NPA member surrenders in Bukidnon

Teenage NPA member surrenders in Bukidnon

IMPASUGONG, Bukidnon – A young member of Militia ng Bayan (MB) voluntarily surrendered to Philippine Army’s 8th Infantry Battalion (IB) Alpha Company Commander 1st Lieutenant Lorjohn Hernandez at Brgy San Luis, Malitbog, Bukidnon on September 15, 2019. The combatant, identified as Alias Myjon, 18, who came from So Victory, Brgy. San Luis, Malitbog, is a...

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2 NPA members killed in Agusan Sur clash

2 NPA members killed in Agusan Sur clash

TALACOGON, Agusan del Sur – Two (2) members of terrorist New People’s Army (NPA) was killed after an encounter between the troops of 26th Infantry (Ever Onward) Battalion in the hinterland of Barangay Mahagsay, San Luis Agusan del Sur, Tuesday afternoon, September 17. The clash happens after the government troops discovered the NPA hideout in...

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NPA leader arrested in Laguna

NPA leader arrested in Laguna

LAGUNA – Antonia Tonog SETIAS-DIZON aka TONET, National Organizing Department Secretary, CPP-NPA-NDF was arrested at Villa Olympia Subdivision, San Pedro Laguna on 17 September 2019 by virtue of a warrant of arrest for a crime of murder with case number 5965 issued by Acting Executive Judge Lou Nueva of RTC Br7 of Bayugan Cuty, Agusan...

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2 NPA members arrested after clash in northern Negros

2 NPA members arrested after clash in northern Negros

BACOLOD CITY — Two members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) were arrested following the encounter between government troops and communist rebels on Tuesday morning in Barangay Old Poblacion in Escalante City, Negros Occidental. In a report, the Philippine Army identified those captured as Jomar “Mari” Agustin, a resident of Barangay...

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Army denies abduction, Activist turned NPA surrendered voluntarily

Army denies abduction, Activist turned NPA surrendered voluntarily

CAMP GENERAL ALFREDO SANTOS, Calauag, Quezon — Army Brigade denies abduction of a female NPA who voluntarily surrendered to combined Army and PNP Troops in General Luna, Quezon last September 15. Lt. Col. Arnold L Gasalatan, Commanding Officer of 85IB identified the surrendered rebel as Alexandria Padilla Pacalda alias Cosette/Cris, 24 years old, a member...

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65 NPA rebels and supporters surrender in Sorsogon

65 NPA rebels and supporters surrender in Sorsogon

Sorsogon – Sixty five (65) rebels formally surrendered in the government and were presented in a ceremony held in 903rd Infantry Brigade based in Castilla, Sorsogon. Of the mass surrenderees, 38 are regular New People’s Army (NPA) members (35 male and 3 female); 25 are members of Sangay ng Partido sa Lokalidad (20 male and...

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25 NPA Members and supporters surrender in Bukidnon

25 NPA Members and supporters surrender in Bukidnon

MARAMAG, Bukidnon — Twenty-five New People’s Army (NPA) rebels and “Militia ng Bayan (NPA supporters)” surrendered to the 88th Infantry “Maringal” Battalion in Maramag, Bukidnon. Lt. Col Franklin F. Fabic, 88IB Commander, said the surrendered rebels and supporters operate under NPA’s Coy Thunder, Sub Regional Committee 2 (SRC 2), Southern Mindanao Regional Committee (SMRC). “Through...

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Minor recruited by NPA surrenders

Minor recruited by NPA surrenders

Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija – A member of the New People’s Army (NPA) under the Narciso Antaso Aramil Command operating in Bulacan, voluntarily surrendered to the 48th Infantry (GUARDIANS) Battalion on September 11, 2019. The surrenderee that goes by several aliases (Supremo/LJ/Lovely) is just 17 years old and is from Balagtas, Bulacan. Through the efforts...