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14 NPA, Militiang Bayan surrender, community role commended

14 NPA, Militiang Bayan surrender, community role commended

Eastern Mindanao Command commended the role of the communities in facilitating the recent surrender of two NPA regulars and 12 Militiang Bayan who yielded to the government in two different instances in Eastern Mindanao on January 29, 2019. “We express our admiration to the communities who facilitated the surrender of our deceived and lost brothers....

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A 19-year old NPA Squad Leader Surrenders

A 19-year old NPA Squad Leader Surrenders

On February 02, 2019, certain A.K.A Joshua, a nineteen (19) year old full time member of New People’s Army voluntarily surrendered to Lieutenant Colonel Esteveyn E Ducusin, Battalion Commander of 71st Infantry (Kaibigan) Battalion at Headquarters of 71st IB in Purok 8, Brgy. Nueva Visayas, Mawab, Compostela Valley Province. A.K.A Joshua is a resident of...

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3 NPAs killed in AgNor

3 NPAs killed in AgNor

Three New People’s Army (NPA) terrorists died in an encounter with the 29th Infantry (MATATAG) Battalion (291B) at Sitio Patagon, Barangay Anticala, Butuan City on Sunday, Jan. 27. Through the continuous effort of Post Community Support Program (CSP), government troops of 291B received information from concerned civilian that NPA terrorists are conducting extortion and threat...

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Security officials condemn Jolo blast; vow suspects’ arrest

Security officials condemn Jolo blast; vow suspects’ arrest

Ranking defense, military and police officials scored the perpetrators of the bloody bomb attack at a church in Jolo, Sulu province, which killed an initial number of 17 people and wounded 57 others Sunday morning. “We strongly condemn the bombing that transpired at the Jolo Cathedral in Barangay Walled City, Jolo, Sulu at 8:15 a.m....

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Teenage NPA Member Surrenders in Oroquieta City

Teenage NPA Member Surrenders in Oroquieta City

An eighteen year-old Communist NPA Terrorist surrendered to 10th Infantry Battalion in Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental Monday (January 21, 2019). “Alias Jessie (not his true name) was tired and desperate of the regulations and the illegal activities of the group that led him to escape and surrender,” said Lt. Col. John Andrada, the 10th Infantry...

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Full-time NPAs, Mother and Son Surrender in Mawab

Full-time NPAs, Mother and Son Surrender in Mawab

A mother and her son, both are fulltime members of the New People’s Army (NPA) voluntary surrendered to 71st Infantry (Kaibigan) Battalion on January 19, 2019, 11:00am. A.K.A Bella, 56 years old, married, a Political Instructor (PI) and Platoon Medic, who was the mother of A.K.A Rebo, 24 years old, Single, was a Sandatahang Yunit...

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ARMM plebiscite generally peaceful: Comelec

ARMM plebiscite generally peaceful: Comelec

The plebiscite for the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has been peaceful with no reported untoward incident, officials said Monday. “The plebiscite in the whole of ARMM is generally peaceful,” said lawyer Ray Sumalipao, Comelec-ARMM regional director, in a press conference here. “ “It is too early to...

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Mayor Climaco: ‘Zero bombing, kidnapping recorded in Zambo City’

Mayor Climaco: ‘Zero bombing, kidnapping recorded in Zambo City’

Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar commended government forces and attributed the security development in Zamboanga City to the military, police, and other law enforcement agencies in her State of the City Address in this city yesterday (January 15). Mayor Climaco-Salazar said the city maintained a record of zero bombing and kidnapping for straight three years, and...

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NPA Tax Collector, Organizer Surrenders in ComVal

NPA Tax Collector, Organizer Surrenders in ComVal

A notorious collector of the New People’s Army’s extortion activities and mass organizer voluntarily surrendered to 71st Infantry (Kaibigan) Battalion on 16 January 2019, 10:00 o’clock in the morning. A certain A.K.A Fiona, 42 years old, married and resident of Brgy. Saranga, Maragusan surrendered to Lieutenant Colonel Esteveyn E Ducusin, Commander of 71st IB at...

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No halt in military ops vs. NPA amid hostage-taking incident

No halt in military ops vs. NPA amid hostage-taking incident

The military would not stop combat operations against the New People’s Army (NPA) amid a hostage-taking incident, involving 12 members of the Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) and two soldiers, following an attack in Sibagat, Agusan Del Sur, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said. Lorenzana said they would not allow the rebels to use the...