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

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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

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

Exhaustion cause influx of NPA surrenders in Northern Luzon

A few days after the pronouncement of Sec. Hermogenes C. Esperon, NTF-ELCAC Vice-Chairperson, that the NPAs are tired of fighting, 11 NPA rebels from Northern and Central Luzon return to government fold along with eight firearms. Eight of the rebel surrenders yielded to government troops on July 31, 2021 at Barangay Disulap, San Mariano, Isabela… Continue reading Exhaustion cause influx of NPA surrenders in Northern Luzon

Samar Mayor seeks LGU commitment in the fight against NPA

Photo courtesy of Mayor Aran Boller

On Tuesday, Mayor Aran Boller of Matuguinao, a former rebel-infested town in Samar, suggested the national government should investigate local government unit (LGU) officials’ sincerity in combating the New People’s Army (NPA) in their villages. Boller remarked that the national government will only be able to completely address the core causes of insurgency if local… Continue reading Samar Mayor seeks LGU commitment in the fight against NPA

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

NPA slain Kieth Absalon due to his popularity, active promotion of sports — Esperon

Kieth Absalon, a football player from Far Eastern University (FEU) who was slain in a New People’s Army (NPA) attack in Masbate on June 6, was targeted explicitly because of his popularity and active promotion of sports among the youth, which ran counter to communist terrorist groups (CTGs)’ preaching. This was revealed by National Security… Continue reading NPA slain Kieth Absalon due to his popularity, active promotion of sports — Esperon

NPA rebel surrenders in Ilocos Sur

Another New People’s Army (NPA) insurgent surrendered to local police on Friday in Barangay Rosario, Cervantes, Ilocos Sur. The surrenderer was identified as “Ka Mike/Steward”, 36, of Sitio Cabaroan, Barangay Concepcion, Cervantes, Ilocos Sur, according to Police Brig. Gen. Emmanuel B. Peralta, Regional Director of the Police Region Office 1. “Ka Mike” was a former squad… Continue reading NPA rebel surrenders in Ilocos Sur

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