25 ex-rebels undergo livelihood skills training in Camarines Sur

As part of their preparation for reintegration into mainstream society, around 25 former rebels (FRs) are now undertaking livelihood skills training at the 4th Mobile Force Platoon headquarters in Nabua, Camarines Sur. The training is being conducted by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)-Bicol and includes a workshop on assembling electronic products, according… Continue reading 25 ex-rebels undergo livelihood skills training in Camarines Sur

NTF-ELCAC’s farm-to-market road projects launched in 3 insurgency-cleared villages in Negros Occidental

Three communities in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, that have been cleared of insurgents will soon have better access roads for transferring their farm produce to the city main. On Tuesday, the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) began concreting farm-to-market road projects in the mountain barangays of Codcod, Nataban, and… Continue reading NTF-ELCAC’s farm-to-market road projects launched in 3 insurgency-cleared villages in Negros Occidental

Philippine Army’s 53IB, 547EBn partakes in bloodletting activity in Midsalip

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The Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) and 547th Engineer “Agila” Battalion (547EBn) took part in a Mass Bloodletting Activity with the theme “Imong Dugo, Makasalbar ug Kinabuhi” in Barangay Pisompongan, Midsalip, Zamboanga del Sur. The Municipal Government of Midsalip, Zamboanga del Sur, along with its Rural Health Unit (RHU), spearheaded the bloodletting effort.… Continue reading Philippine Army’s 53IB, 547EBn partakes in bloodletting activity in Midsalip

Military applauds public’s assistance in crushing NPA in Surigao del Sur

The military claimed on Thursday that the growing cooperation of local residents in Surigao del Sur has been critical in the government’s attempts to smash the province’s New People’s Army (NPA) insurgents. Lt. Col. Michael Rey Reuyan, commander of the 36th Infantry Battalion (36IB), issued a statement thanking the residents of Sitio Agsam, Barangay Cabas-an,… Continue reading Military applauds public’s assistance in crushing NPA in Surigao del Sur

Top NPA leader, 8 comrades surrender to 23IB in Agusan del Norte

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A prominent leader of the New People’s Army (NPA) and eight of his adherents on Wednesday surrendered to the 23rd Infantry Battalion (23IB) at the unit’s headquarters in Barangay Alubihid, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte. The surrenderers are members of the defunct Guerrilla Front 4A (DGF-4A), North Central Mindanao Regional Committee of the NPA, armed wing… Continue reading Top NPA leader, 8 comrades surrender to 23IB in Agusan del Norte

53IB Commander confers award, commendation to Matapat Troopers in far-flung patrol base in Zamboanga del Sur

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Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera, Commander of the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB), boosted the morale and welfare of Matapat Troopers during a visit to a remote patrol base in Barangay Pisompongan in Midsalip, Zamboanga del Sur on Thursday, September 9, 2021. Technical Sergeant Wanil Gandawali was awarded the Military Merit Medal by Lt.… Continue reading 53IB Commander confers award, commendation to Matapat Troopers in far-flung patrol base in Zamboanga del Sur

Residents in Silay City burn CPP-NPA flags, swear allegiance to government

In a ceremony performed at the village covered court on Saturday (August 28, 2021), a group of farmworkers and other villagers in Barangay E. Lopez, Silay City, Negros Occidental, burned communist-terrorist flags and pledged loyalty to the government. In the presence of Mayor Mark Golez and officials from the Philippine Army and the Philippine National… Continue reading Residents in Silay City burn CPP-NPA flags, swear allegiance to government

Army provides dignified wake for 2 NPA insurgents abandoned by their compatriots during a clash

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The military and local government in San Isidro, Northern Samar, gave two unnamed killed insurgents of the New People’s Army (NPA) a proper wake days after their colleagues deserted them in a confrontation with government forces. The bodies of the two unnamed rebels have been on display in front of San Isidro town hall for… Continue reading Army provides dignified wake for 2 NPA insurgents abandoned by their compatriots during a clash

Former high-ranking NPA terrorist surrenders in Zamboanga del Sur

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In a simple activity held at the Governor’s Office in Zamboanga Motors, Pagadian City on August 20, 2021, a former high-ranking member of the CPP-NPA surrendered and was presented to Zamboanga del Sur Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (PTF-ELCAC) Chairperson and Governor Victor J. Yu. Alias Marlon, the Communist-NPA Terrorist (CNT)… Continue reading Former high-ranking NPA terrorist surrenders in Zamboanga del Sur

Philippine Army averts NPA atrocity in Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur

The Philippine Army successfully destroyed a Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) hideout and successfully prevented terrorists from carrying out their atrocities in the geographically isolated and disadvantaged sitio of Putok Marine in the hinterland barangay of Saad, Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur on the evening of Saturday, August 21. Preventing possible… Continue reading Philippine Army averts NPA atrocity in Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur