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

Over 200 Eastern Visayas villages now NPA-free — Philippine Army

Between 2019 and mid-2021, at least 213 villages in Eastern Visayas were purged of New People’s Army (NPA) influence, spanning the first two years of the “whole-of-nation” approach to eradicating the communist terrorist group. There are 94 villages in Samar province, 45 in Eastern Samar, 41 in Leyte, 29 in Northern Samar, and four in… Continue reading Over 200 Eastern Visayas villages now NPA-free — Philippine Army

PH Army captures 18,433 rebels using a ‘whole-of-nation’ strategy

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Through the Duterte administration’s “whole of nation” integration effort, a total of 18,433 former rebels from Communist Terror Groups (CTG), including 92 “kid soldiers,” have returned to the fold of the law and are now living regular lives. At the weekly virtual press conference of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict… Continue reading PH Army captures 18,433 rebels using a ‘whole-of-nation’ strategy

DND Secretary Lorenzana hails National Democratic Front’s designation as terror group

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Delfin Lorenzana, Secretary of the Department of National Defense (DND), praised the Anti-Terrorism Council’s (ATC) resolution branding the Philippines’ National Democratic Front (NDF) as a terrorist organization on Tuesday. The latest finding, according to Lorenzana, will “justify and enable the defense sector to move forward in its efforts to address internal security concerns.” Lorenzana claimed… Continue reading DND Secretary Lorenzana hails National Democratic Front’s designation as terror group

Philippine Army’s 53IB, LGU perpetuate peace efforts in Dimataling

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At the recently convened Joint Municipal Peace and Order Council (MPOC) held at Dimataling Gymnasium on July 16, 2021, the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) and the Municipal Government of Dimataling, Zamboanga del Sur continued to perpetuate peace efforts. 53IB Charlie Company Commander 1Lt. Alvin Ibarra the AFP Updates, techniques and tactics of… Continue reading Philippine Army’s 53IB, LGU perpetuate peace efforts in Dimataling

AFP chief calls for stronger coordination with human rights bodies

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General Gilbert Gapay, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, has urged military forces to improve coordination with human rights organizations such as the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) in identifying human rights violations committed by communist terrorists. On January 15, he gave the directive during the year-end Command Conference, which was attended… Continue reading AFP chief calls for stronger coordination with human rights bodies

NPA official with high rank falls in Negros Occidental

The Army’s 15th Infantry (Molave Warrior) Battalion apprehended and arrested on December 22, 2020 a high-ranking NPA official in Barangay Camindangan, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental. Radino Giltendez Villacarillo, 43, was seized by the 15 IB troopers and the Philippine National Police Joint Law Enforcement Security Operations. He goes by the identities Romil G. Villacarillo, Poldo, Rading,… Continue reading NPA official with high rank falls in Negros Occidental