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

Army troopers, LGU unearth rice supply for CPP-NPA terrorists in Zamboanga del Sur

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Through the combined efforts of the hinterland community in Barangay Salvador, Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur and the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) and 1st CMO “Mahigalaon” Battalion (1CMOBn), a hidden rice supply for Communist-NPA terrorists was discovered on July 25, 2021. After information was revealed by a certain Renato Panilagan, who discovered the… Continue reading Army troopers, LGU unearth rice supply for CPP-NPA terrorists in Zamboanga del Sur

4 BIFF members surrender as Army’s ‘relentless focused’ military operations intensified

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Four members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters surrendered in Maguindanao on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. “Due to the relentless focused military operations of our troops in central Mindanao, most of the terrorists are already starving hence they choose to surrender,” said Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, Jr., Commander of Western Mindanao Command. According to the… Continue reading 4 BIFF members surrender as Army’s ‘relentless focused’ military operations intensified

JTF Central’s campaign against unlicensed firearms in Sarangani resulted in the surrender of 97 loose firearms

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The 603rd Infantry Brigade and the 38th Infantry Battalion yielded a total of 97 surrendered loose firearms to the Local Chief Executives of Maitum, Sarangani Province in a simple ceremony held at the Municipal Gym in Maitum, Sarangani on July 24, 2021. According to Colonel Eduardo Gubat, Commanding Officer of 603rd Infantry Brigade, the surrendered… Continue reading JTF Central’s campaign against unlicensed firearms in Sarangani resulted in the surrender of 97 loose firearms

BIFF officer, 6 cohorts yield amid intensified operations in Maguindanao

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Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters’ deputy field commander and six of his comrades surrendered to the troops in Maguindanao on Monday, July 26, 2021. “Based on the report from the ground, the BIFF officer known as Commander Binladen and six others submitted themselves to the troops of the troops of the 1st Mechanized Infantry Brigade and… Continue reading BIFF officer, 6 cohorts yield amid intensified operations in Maguindanao

Samar Mayor seeks LGU commitment in the fight against NPA

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On Tuesday, Mayor Aran Boller of Matuguinao, a former rebel-infested town in Samar, suggested the national government should investigate local government unit (LGU) officials’ sincerity in combating the New People’s Army (NPA) in their villages. Boller remarked that the national government will only be able to completely address the core causes of insurgency if local… Continue reading Samar Mayor seeks LGU commitment in the fight against NPA