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Army’s CSP brings land to landless

Army’s CSP brings land to landless

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL — The Community Support Program (CSP) of the Philippine Army has made possible the awarding of rites to land of agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) through the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR). About 75 ARBs received their Certificate of Land Ownership Award (CLOA) covering a total of 63 hectares of landholding formerly owned by...

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30-day detention for terror suspects sought

30-day detention for terror suspects sought

Top security officials proposed a 30-day detention period for terror suspects even without valid court order. This proposal was made during the Senate’s Public Order and Dangerous Drugs Committee hearing chaired by Senator Panfilo Lacson on the proposed amendments to the Human Security Act (HSA) of 2007. HSA prevents suspected terrorist from being detained for...

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Pangasinan wants to be declared insurgency-free

Pangasinan wants to be declared insurgency-free

The Philippine Army and the provincial government officials of Pangasinan recently convened in Lingayen to evaluate the province’s insurgency-free declaration. They evaluated the clearing operations conducted by the Clearing Evaluation Board (ACEB). The main requirement for the declaration is a pronouncement from the Area Clearing Evaluation Board (ACEB) declaring the province clear of local terrorist...

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NPA minors surrender

NPA minors surrender

Two child warriors of the New People’s Army (NPA) surrendered yesterday. The two minors, aged 16 and 13 years old, surrendered to the 33rd Infantry Battalion in Barangay Midtungok, SNA, Sultan Kudarat. The NPA recruited them in Datu Wasay, Kalamansig to be trained as medics. Using child warriors is against international laws and is considered...

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CPP-NPA out to oust gov’t – Lorenzana

CPP-NPA out to oust gov’t – Lorenzana

It has been the Communist Party of the Philippine-New People’s Army’s (CPP-NPA) goal to collapse the government since 1968. This remark was made by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana when asked about the CPP-NPA claim that the “Red October” ouster plot is just a fabrication of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). “Their plot to...

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PAL gives AFP personnel 20% discount

PAL gives AFP personnel 20% discount

To honor the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) effort in bringing peace and development to the country, the Philippine Airlines (PAL) gave all military officers and enlisted personnel a 20 percent discount on all domestic flights. The AFP, represented by Gen. Carlito Galvez, Jr. and Brig. Gen. Erickson Gloria, and PAL, represented by Executive...