Ferro: Bohol still insurgency-free

Alven Marie A. Timtim 10/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Bohol is still insurgency-free despite having indicators of the presence of the New People’s Army (NPA) after a series of alleged surrender of its members lately. This was what Police Brigadier General Albert Ignatius Ferro…

In Bayawan City, Brgy Nangka residents declare rebels ‘persona non grata’

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines —Residents of Barangay Nangka in Bayawan City, Negros Oriental do not want rebels to stay in their community. To show their condemnation against members of the Communist Terrorist Groups-New People’s Army (CTG-NPA), residents have…

CentCom chief to community: Continue to help us in fight against insurgency

Alven Marie A. Timtim 05/01/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Armed Forces of the Philippines Central Command (AFP Centcom) is asking the public to continue their help to the authorities to end insurgency in Central Visayas and other regions. Lieutenant General Roberto…

Soldier, civilians wounded in gov’t troops clash with rebels in NegOr

Florence Baesa 05/01/2020

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental—A soldier and two civilians were wounded in an encounter with suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) on Thursday afternoon, April 30, 2020, in Barangay Camudlas, Bindoy town in Negros Oriental. To…

Army commander to NPAs: Help us beat COVID-19

Florence Baesa 03/22/2020

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental — The commander of the 3rd Infantry Division (3RD ID) of the Philippine Army  has appealed to the New People’s Army (NPA) in Negros to set aside “insignificant” activities amid the Coronavirus Disease…

Four soldiers wounded in Guihulngan ambush

Florence Baesa, Paul Lauro 03/04/2020

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental–Four soldiers were wounded after being ambushed by at least five suspected rebels at the boundary of Barangay Linantuyan in Guihulngan, Negros Oriental, and Barangay Luz Sikatuna in Isabela, Negros Occidental on Tuesday night,…

Couple believed to be CPP-NPA supporters arrested in NegOr

Florence Baesa 02/07/2020

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental—A couple facing rebellion charges and allegedly hardcore supporters  of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army ( CPP/NPA) was arrested by inter-agency operatives from the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine…

Despite ceasefire, implementation of law enforcement to continue 

Florence Baesa 12/24/2019

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental–Two military commanders in Negros Oriental, Northern Mindanao and the Caraga Region will abide with the declaration of the 15-day ceasefire between the government and the Communist Party of the Philippines/National Democratic Front/New People’s…

Duterte declares ceasefire with communist rebels

Froilan Gallardo 12/23/2019

Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental—Malacañang on Sunday night, December 22, 2019, said President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has declared a ceasefire with communist rebels for the Christmas season. Malacañang said Duterte declared the unilateral and reciprocal ceasefire…

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…

More ‘Storm Troopers’ to join hunt for rebels in Eastern Samar

Florence Baesa 12/15/2019

DUMAGUETE CITY, Philippines — A hunt for the rebels in Eastern Samar is on as more Storm Troopers are set to be redeployed in the area following the suspected New People’s Army’s deadly December 13 ambush of…

Army’s 302nd IB intensifies security patrols as CPP anniversary draws near

Florence Baesa 12/15/2019

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental — Colonel Noel Baluyan, commander of the 302nd Infantry Brigade, has ordered two of its battalions and all Citizen’s Armed Forces Geographical Units (Cafgu) here to intensify its security patrols and continue its combat operations…

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