Encounter in Negros Occ. town: 2 soldiers dead, 4 others wounded

Mae Fhel Gom-os 11/04/2021

MANDAUE CITY, CEBU, Philippines — Two soldiers were killed while four other soldiers were wounded during an armed encounter with at least 20 members of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Sitio Tiyos, Barangay Quintin, Moises Padilla…

AFP chief of staff says threat of CPP-NPA dwindling

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 10/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The threat posed by the Communist Party of the Philippines – New Peoples Army rebels has greatly reduced in the face of the intensified operations by government troops, a top military official said.…

AFP to CPP-NPA: Surrender those involved in Masbate landmine attack

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 06/10/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) should surrender their troops who were responsible for the landmine attack in Masbate province which killed two, including Kieth Absalon, a football…

8 suspected rebels killed in Guihulngan encounter

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – At least eight suspected communist-rebels were killed in a firefight with soldiers in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental last Tuesday afternoon, March 23. Major Cenon Pancito III, spokesperson of the 3rd Infantry Brigade of…

Alleged former cadres claim Bakwit schools formed by CPP-NPA to gain sympathy, funds

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 03/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two men from Mindanao, who claim to be former cadres of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA), have alleged that the Lumad Bakwit School is a facade of “a large…

Disastrous propaganda or brazen intimidation?

Joel Ruiz Butuyan - @inquirerdotnet 02/01/2021

Professional members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police must be cringing in embarrassment after witnessing blunder upon blunder being committed by their organizations. First, the AFP made a list of University…

‘Coordinated inauthentic behavior’

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 09/27/2020

Last Sept. 22, the head of Facebook’s Security Policy — Nathaniel Gleicher — announced that, following a thorough investigation, Facebook took down two separate networks for violating FB’s policy on “coordinated inauthentic behavior.” One of them is…

4 ‘CPP-NPA officials’ arrested in Kabankalan, NegOcc

Alven Marie A. Timtim 07/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Four high-ranking officials of the Communist Party of the Philippines- New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) were arrested by the 15th infantry battalion of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Friday, July 10,…

Enough with ceasefire! CPP-NPA junks UN, Makabayan call for ‘humanitarian pause’

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 04/30/2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) announced that the ceasefire order for the New People’s Army (NPA) would end on Thursday, despite calls from left-leaning lawmakers and the United Nations (UN) for a…

Saint Bernard arrest: Farmer accused of killing 15 people nabbed

Jani Arnaiz 04/11/2020

SAINT BERNARD, Southern Leyte, Philippines – A 76-year-old farmer, who is allegedly among the members of the CPP-NPA terrorist group accused of murdering 15 comrades in May 1985, was arrested on April 9, 2020 in Saint Bernard…

EO 70 a huge factor in campaign against insurgency in Central, Western Visayas

Florence Baesa 12/18/2019

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental–The government is gaining in its campaign to end insurgency problems through Executive Order No. 70, which aims to address root causes of insurgency through the Whole-of-Nation approach and the creation of the National…

Human Rights Day a fitting reminder of NPA’s violations on minors, says 4ID commander

Florence Baesa 12/10/2019

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental—As Human Rights Day is observed on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, Major General Franco Nemesio Gacal, commander of the 4th Infantry (Diamond) Division, continues to slam the  recruitment of minor combatants by the New…

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