TFBL Chair assures completion of halfway houses for FRs in VISCOM provinces within PRRD’s term

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Halfway houses for former rebels (FRs) in the provinces within the area of operations of the Visayas Command (VISCOM) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will all be completed within the term of President Rodrigo Duterte. This was the assurance given by Department of National Defense Undersecretary Reynaldo B. Mapagu, Task Force Balik-Loob… Continue reading TFBL Chair assures completion of halfway houses for FRs in VISCOM provinces within PRRD’s term

Task force chief encourages continued demilitarization of FRs’ surrendered firearms

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Department of National Defense (DND) Undersecretary Reynaldo B. Mapagu, who heads Task Force Balik-Loob (TFBL), encouraged the Philippine National Police (PNP) to continue demilitarizing the firearms surrendered by former communist terrorist group members when they returned to the fold of the government. Demilitarization is the process of destroying firearms to make them unusable by cutting… Continue reading Task force chief encourages continued demilitarization of FRs’ surrendered firearms

NPA fighter surrenders, hands over his firearm in Aurora in order to ‘peacefully live’ with his family

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A member of the New People’s Army’s (NPA) Militia ng Bayan (MB) freely surrendered and handed over his firearm to military authorities in Aurora on Saturday afternoon. Lt. Col. Reandrew P. Rubio, commanding officer of the Philippine Army’s 91st Infantry (Sinagtala) Battalion (91IB), stated on Sunday that in Aurora this year, a total of 38… Continue reading NPA fighter surrenders, hands over his firearm in Aurora in order to ‘peacefully live’ with his family

NPA leader in Zamboanga del Norte surrenders due to exhaustion, starvation, sleep deprivation

A high-ranking member of the New People’s Army (NPA) surrendered to the military in the province of Zamboanga del Norte due to exhaustion, starvation, and lack of sleep. After surrendering to the combined troops of the 97th Infantry Battalion (97IB) and the 42nd Infantry Battalion (42IB) in Sitio Tungilawan, Barangay Bagumbayan in the town of… Continue reading NPA leader in Zamboanga del Norte surrenders due to exhaustion, starvation, sleep deprivation

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

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

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

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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

23 former rebels get E-CLIP benefits in Aurora

The Sangguniang Panlalawigan Session Hall, Barangay Suklayin, in the capital city of Aurora, gave cash aid to 23 former rebels (FRs) who recently surrendered to the government (December 29, 2020), on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. Lt. Col. Reandrew P. Rubio, Commander of the Philippine Army’s 91st Infantry “Sinagtala” Battalion, said the activity began at 2:30… Continue reading 23 former rebels get E-CLIP benefits in Aurora

2 communist terrorists yielded in South Cotabato to end their armed campaign

Two members of the Communist Terrorist Group on December 26, 2020 opted to terminate their armed struggle and surrender to the troops of the Joint Task Force Central. “Abraham Arida, a.k.a. Tantan, and Bryan Dusa, a.k.a. Bornok, both members of the Platoon Central, Guerilla Front Musa, Far South Mindanao Region submitted themselves to the troops of the… Continue reading 2 communist terrorists yielded in South Cotabato to end their armed campaign