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.…

Police say alleged rebel killed in Cebu is a high-ranking NPA official in Southern Mindanao

Rosalie Abatayo 10/12/2020

CEBU CITY — Years of running against the law ended on Sunday evening (October 11, 2020) for alleged New People’s Army (NPA) commander Denis Paradero Rodinas. Rodinas was killed in a joint operation of the Philippine National…

Capitol offers P30K for every firearm surrendered

Rosalie Abatayo 03/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has offered to give P30,000 for every surrendered firearm from a member of an insurgent group. Garcia made the offer as she declared anew an “all-out war” against insurgency…

Cops ready to deal with insurgency threats

Alven Marie A. Timtim 03/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The regional director of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) assures Boholanos and Cebuanos that the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) are prepared to…

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…

Suppressing insurgency tops new Centcom chief’s to do list

Morexette B. Erram 12/08/2017

The Armed Forces of the Philippines-Central Command (AFP – Centcom) has a new acting commander. Major Gen. Paul Atal took over as Centccom chief from Lt. Gen. Oscar Lactao during a turnover ceremony at the Centcom headquarters…

All-out war against insurgency

Editorial 07/31/2017

Even President Rodrigo Duterte and Philippine National Police Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa know that it would take more than public declarations of “all-out war” against the communist rebels to make good on their pledge to…

Mindanao Children’s Games pushing through despite Marawi insurgency

Inquirer.net 05/24/2017

DAVAO CITY — Philippine Sports Commission chair Butch Ramirez said that the inaugural staging of the Mindanao Children’s Games would push through as scheduled today at the Rizal Park despite the Marawi insurgency that placed this economic…

Tiamzons’ inquest should be in Cebu

Bencyrus Ellorin 03/25/2014

Lawyers of captured Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) leaders Benito and Wilma Tiamzon yesterday questioned the inquest proceedings held at  Camp Crame in Quezon City, saying it is “highly irregular”. President Aquino said the arrest the …

Captured CCP under surveillance in Cebu for two months

03/23/2014

Complacency may have led spouses Benito and Wilma Tiamzon, chairman and secretary-general of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA), to their arrest by the military. The Tiamzons didn’t realize that they had been under…

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