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.…

2022 proposed NTF-ELCAC funds at P28.12B — DBM

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 08/26/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Despite calls for defunding from a number of lawmakers, the proposed budget for the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) has been increased to P28.12 billion in 2022 — over…

Parlade steps down as counter-insurgency task force spokesperson

Frances Mangosing - Reporter / @FMangosingINQ 07/01/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Controversial Army Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr. has resigned as the spokesperson of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-Elcac), the government’s counterinsurgency task force. Parlade, who has drawn controversy…

Rep. Torres pushes for talks between lawmakers, anti-insurgency drive stakeholders; backs continued funding of NTF-ELCAC

05/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez today proposed the holding of a dialogue between lawmakers and stakeholders of the government’s anti-insurgency campaign, as she batted anew for the continued funding of the National Task Force to End…

Two senators: Defund NTF-Elcac, realign P19B budget to aid pandemic-hit citizens

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 04/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines — At least two senators are seeing the need to withdraw funding for the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-Elcac) and reallocate its current P19-billion budget to fund assistance to people…

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