19 CIAC surrender in Masbate as influx of surrendering CTG members continues

A total of 19 “children involved in armed conflict” (CIAC) voluntarily surrendered to the authorities in Barangay Balete, Aroroy, Masbate on Saturday, July 17. Those who surrendered included a 12-year-old, two 13-year-olds, six 14-year-olds, four 15-year-olds, two 16-year-olds, three 17-year-olds and a 19-year-old. According to one of those who surrendered, it was March 2020 when… Continue reading 19 CIAC surrender in Masbate as influx of surrendering CTG members continues

2 NPA militants killed, 2 others seized in a clash with gov’t forces in Surigao del Norte

In a confrontation with government troops in Bacuag, Surigao del Norte on Monday afternoon, two communist New People’s Army (NPA) rebels were killed and two others were seized. The Army’s 30th Infantry Battalion (30IB) claimed in a statement Tuesday that a combat operation was initiated on Monday to verify civilian claims of the presence of… Continue reading 2 NPA militants killed, 2 others seized in a clash with gov’t forces in Surigao del Norte