NPA leader in Zamboanga del Norte surrenders due to exhaustion, starvation, sleep deprivation

A high-ranking member of the New People’s Army (NPA) surrendered to the military in the province of Zamboanga del Norte due to exhaustion, starvation, and lack of sleep. After surrendering to the combined troops of the 97th Infantry Battalion (97IB) and the 42nd Infantry Battalion (42IB) in Sitio Tungilawan, Barangay Bagumbayan in the town of… Continue reading NPA leader in Zamboanga del Norte surrenders due to exhaustion, starvation, sleep deprivation

Former terror group members join BARMM search and rescue unit

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A week-long training on water search and rescue tactics critical to emergency and disaster response operations was completed Monday by 59 people, including five former members of a local terrorist group. Five of the 59 graduates of the program, which was coordinated by the Rapid Emergency Action on Disaster Incidence or READi and the Army’s 6th… Continue reading Former terror group members join BARMM search and rescue unit

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

Terrorist organization supporter injured in a police operation in South Cotabato

On Monday afternoon, a police operation in Polomolok town, South Cotabato, wounded a wanted person who was designated as a supporter of an Islamic State-inspired local terrorist group. In an interview on Tuesday, Maj. Randy Apostol, deputy chief of the Polomolok municipal police station, identified the suspect as Alvar Utap Sambial alias “Bari Sambial” of… Continue reading Terrorist organization supporter injured in a police operation in South Cotabato

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

CPP-NPA-NDF collected P5.8 billion in international donations, revolutionary taxes

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Officials announced Wednesday that the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) was able to collect P5.8 billion in international donations and revolutionary taxes between 2016 and 2018. The funds were purportedly used by communists to fund terrorist actions and support their leaders’ lifestyles. In a virtual press biefing of the National… Continue reading CPP-NPA-NDF collected P5.8 billion in international donations, revolutionary taxes

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

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