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27 Bukidnon ex-NPAs get benefits after surrender

27 Bukidnon ex-NPAs get benefits after surrender

Another batch of 27 former rebels received financial assistance through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) at the Army’s 8th Infantry Battalion (8IB) headquarters here Thursday. Marieta Dayata, DSWD-Bukidnon provincial team leader, said the incentive totaled PHP135,000 — or PHP5,000 each — for rebel returnees who formerly belonged to the North Central Mindanao...

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NPA attacks Bukidnon army on humanitarian mission

NPA attacks Bukidnon army on humanitarian mission

A group of New People’s Army (NPA) terrorists ambushed the Philippine Army 8th Infantry Battalion (8IB) Bravo Company at Nasandigan sub-village in Kalabugao, Impasugong town, leaving three soldiers wounded. The soldiers were on a mission to secure local government workers who carry goods and provide basic services in an event dubbed “Magbuliga Koy (peace and...

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NPA leader, 3 others surrender in Compostela Valley province

NPA leader, 3 others surrender in Compostela Valley province

A New People’s Army (NPA) commander and three other rebels – including a bomb expert — separately surrendered to government troops operating in Compostela Valley province just as the communist group celebrated its 50th-anniversary last month. Capt. Jerry Lamosao, spokesperson of the Army’s 10th Infantry Division, on Thursday said that alias “Cory,” 25, the vice...

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Troops seize NPA supply cache in Surigao Sur

Troops seize NPA supply cache in Surigao Sur

Government troops recovered bomb-making materials and munitions belonging to the New People’s Army (NPA) in the Surigao del Sur town of Tago on Wednesday (January 2). Capt. Francisco Garello Jr., civil-military operations officer of the Army’s 36th Infantry Battalion, said the supply cache was discovered at a residence in Sitio Himat-e, Barangay Cayale, Tago, following...

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NPA hit squad leader captured in Agusan Norte

NPA hit squad leader captured in Agusan Norte

Authorities captured a New People’s Army (NPA) leader allegedly involved in several high-profile killings in Agusan provinces, an Army official said Sunday. Lt. Roel Maglalang, civil-military operations officer of the Army’s 23rd Infantry Brigade, identified the NPA leader as Joaquin Madrinian, who was captured by a team of military and police personnel in the Agusan...

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Civilian tip-off leads troops to NPA supply stash

Civilian tip-off leads troops to NPA supply stash

A tip from a resident in the Surigao del Sur town of San Miguel led Army troops to a supply stash belonging to the New People’s Army (NPA), an official said Monday. Soldiers belonging to the Army’s 36th Infantry Battalion discovered the supply in Barangay Siagao on Sunday afternoon, said Capt. Francisco Garello Jr., 36IB...

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Army dismantles 2 NPA ‘hideouts’ in Bukidnon

Army dismantles 2 NPA ‘hideouts’ in Bukidnon

Army Scout Rangers dismantled early this week two hideouts that the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) had supposedly intended as venues for its 50th anniversary celebration. Col. Edgardo de Leon, commander of the Army’s 403rd Infantry Brigade, said the Scout Rangers seized the hideouts during two encounters on December 12 and 13 in an...

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Gov’t to allocate P450-M for rebel integration program in 2019

Gov’t to allocate P450-M for rebel integration program in 2019

The government is allocating PHP450 million to the government’s Enhanced-Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) to accommodate more communist rebels who will surrender and avail of the program next year. DILG Secretary Eduardo Año, in a press conference at the Linmarr Apartelle on Monday, said the E-CLIP is designed to discourage rebels from going back to...

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10 NPA surrender to PNP and PA with their firearms

10 NPA surrender to PNP and PA with their firearms

PRO 12 Regional Director PCSUPT ELISEO TAM RASCO welcomed the surrender of Ten (10) NPA members of Platoon Samsung, Guerilla Front 73 under Commander Billy at 1204th Company in Nalus, Kiamba, Sarangani at 5:00 A.M. of November 23, 2018. The rebel returnees surrendered along with their assorted long and short firearms to the elements of...

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Army overruns NPA camp in Ifugao, seizes high-powered firearms

Army overruns NPA camp in Ifugao, seizes high-powered firearms

The Philippine Army’s 54th Infantry Magilas Battalion overran a New People’s Army (NPA) camp at Sitio Lab-ong, Barangay Namal in Asipulo, Ifugao, the Public Affairs Office of the 5th Infantry Division told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Thursday. Captain Jefferson Somera, 5ID PAO chief, said the operation was carried out around 7 a.m. on...

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