Duterte reiterates appeal for CPP-NPA to surrender, hand up weapons, claiming that their ideology has become obsolete

President Rodrigo Duterte has reiterated his appeal for communist rebels to capitulate and hand over their weapons, claiming that their ideology is no longer relevant. Duterte, in a pre-recorded Talk of the People on Monday, ordered members of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA), to… Continue reading Duterte reiterates appeal for CPP-NPA to surrender, hand up weapons, claiming that their ideology has become obsolete

Army, police continue to provide community support to Zambo del Norte barangays

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The Army’s 97th Infantry “Kalasaglahi” Battalion (97th IB) and the Zamboanga del Norte Provincial Mobile Force Company (ZNPMFC) Community Support Program (CSP) of Barangay Bagumbayan, Sergio Osmeña Sr, Zamboanga Del Norte continues to conduct various activities for the development and sustainment of the said barangay, which has been cleared of Communist Terrorist Groups. On July… Continue reading Army, police continue to provide community support to Zambo del Norte barangays

Military claims to have wiped out 5 NPA fronts on Zamboanga Peninsula

The military claims to have dismantled five guerrilla fronts of the New People’s Army (NPA) in the Zamboanga Peninsula, greatly weakening Communist rebel strength in the region. As a result, Brigadier General Leonel Nicolas, commander of the Army’s 102nd Infantry Brigade, declared two provinces – Zamboanga Sibugay and Zamboanga del Sur – free of communist… Continue reading Military claims to have wiped out 5 NPA fronts on Zamboanga Peninsula

NPA rebel slained, landmines discovered in an Eastern Samar encounter

On the outskirts of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, a New People’s Army (NPA) rebel was killed, and anti-personnel mines were confiscated during a skirmish between government troops and the communist group on Sunday. Soldiers from the Philippine Army’s 78th Infantry Battalion (78IB) were patrolling the rural village of San Andres when they came upon a… Continue reading NPA rebel slained, landmines discovered in an Eastern Samar encounter

Exhaustion cause influx of NPA surrenders in Northern Luzon

A few days after the pronouncement of Sec. Hermogenes C. Esperon, NTF-ELCAC Vice-Chairperson, that the NPAs are tired of fighting, 11 NPA rebels from Northern and Central Luzon return to government fold along with eight firearms. Eight of the rebel surrenders yielded to government troops on July 31, 2021 at Barangay Disulap, San Mariano, Isabela… Continue reading Exhaustion cause influx of NPA surrenders in Northern Luzon

5 disgruntled NPA insurgents surrendered in Agusan Norte

Five disgruntled New People’s Army (NPA) rebels willingly surrendered to the 23rd Infantry Battalion (23IB) in the hopes of improving the lives of themselves and their families through government programs and services. The move was hailed by 23IB commander Lt. Col. Julius Cesar C. Paulo, who said the five former NPA warriors could no longer… Continue reading 5 disgruntled NPA insurgents surrendered in Agusan Norte

Ph-US conclude “Salaknib” 2021

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The Philippine Army together with the United States Army completed Ph-US “Salaknib” Exercise 2021 today, July 31, 2021 at Fort Ramon Magsaysay, Palayan City, Nueva Ecija. The Ph-US “Salaknib” Exercise 2021 is a three-week bilateral Army-to-Army exercise composed of 15 training events including urban operations, intelligence, combat engineers operations, indirect fires, medical planning, counter-IED, Military… Continue reading Ph-US conclude “Salaknib” 2021

Army, NPA clash anew in Zambo Norte

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The 97th Infantry Battalion battled undetermined numbers of the communist terrorist group in So. Kumangoy, Brgy. Carupay, Katipunan, Zamboanga del Norte, Friday afternoon, July 30. The 10-minute firefight with the elements of the Guerilla Front-BBC and Regional leadership of the Western Mindanao Regional Party Committee (WMRPC) incurred no casualties on the government side while the… Continue reading Army, NPA clash anew in Zambo Norte

NGO, Project Good Life ink MOA for Project Nurture

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The Project Good Life of the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) and the Inner Wheel Club of Yllana Bay inked the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for Project Nurture last July 24 at Good Life Village, Poblacion, Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur. Project Nurture is a holistic care for the children of Friends Rescued (FRs)… Continue reading NGO, Project Good Life ink MOA for Project Nurture

Philippine Army, Air Force, SKH Initiative conducts community outreach program in Zamboanga del Sur

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The Saka sa Kaugmaon nga Hamugaway (SKH) Initiative, in collaboration with the Philippine Army and Philippine Air Force, held a Medical Outreach Program in Barangay Guinicolalay, Dinas, Zamboanga del Sur to give free medical care to low-income and marginalized areas on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Free medical outreach, operation tuli, dental checkups, giving of slippers… Continue reading Philippine Army, Air Force, SKH Initiative conducts community outreach program in Zamboanga del Sur