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

Kalinaw ug Kauswagan 97IB

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

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

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 inspects recently completed infrastructure project in a remote barrio

Photo courtesy of 53rd Infantry "Matapat" Battalion

The recently completed farm-to-market road (FMR) and hanging bridge in the far-flung barangay of Duelic in Midsalip town, Zamboanga del Sur, were inspected by the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) to assure development and advancement. Agriculture and farming are very important to the individuals and communities in and around Barangay Duelic. Furthermore, the… Continue reading Army inspects recently completed infrastructure project in a remote barrio

491 CPP-NPA members yield in the first 6 months of 2021 — NOLCOM

In the first six months of the year, 491 members of the Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) operating in Northern and Central Luzon returned to the fold of the law. Northern Luzon Command (Nolcom) records reveal that the figures are higher than the same period last year, when 198 rebels… Continue reading 491 CPP-NPA members yield in the first 6 months of 2021 — NOLCOM

Philippine Army troops seize 2 CPP-NPA hideouts in Negros Occidental

Photo courtesy of 3rd Infantry Division, Philippine Army

In separate operations in southern Negros Occidental earlier this week, Philippine Army troops seized two Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) hideouts. According to the 3rd Infantry Division (ID), soldiers from the 94th Infantry Battalion (IB) overran the communist-terrorist lair in Sitio Buko, Barangay Tan-awan in Kabankalan City on July 22, while troops… Continue reading Philippine Army troops seize 2 CPP-NPA hideouts in Negros Occidental

Army protects, develops communities to keep insurgents at bay

To weaken the operations of communist terrorist groups, the Army’s 58th Infantry Division (58IB) is eradicating insurgent resources and developing towns within its area of jurisdiction in Misamis Oriental region. Rebels from the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) are known to exploit the private and economic sectors, according to Lt. Col. Ricky… Continue reading Army protects, develops communities to keep insurgents at bay

2 CPP-NPA sympathizers surrender in Capiz

Photo courtesy of Capiz Police Provincial Office

Two sympathizers of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) have surrendered to police in Dumarao, Capiz, as part of the government’s campaign to end local communist armed struggle. The surrenderers, both residents of Barangay Bungsuan in Dumarao, surrendered themselves at the Dumarao Municipal Police Station on July 7, 2021, according to Col.… Continue reading 2 CPP-NPA sympathizers surrender in Capiz

NPA Front Secretary’s dead body abandoned by comrades, another 1 wounded, captured by Army troops

Philippine Army Photo

During five consecutive confrontations in San Isidro, Northern Samar, a high-ranking New People’s Army (NPA) terrorist leader was killed, while another was wounded. Several high- and low-powered rifles, ammunition, IEDs, claymore mines, and grenades were also seized. On the morning of December 21, 2020, the 43rd Infantry Battalion forces and the Communist NPA Terrorists (CNT)… Continue reading NPA Front Secretary’s dead body abandoned by comrades, another 1 wounded, captured by Army troops