NTF-ELCAC condemns alleged NPA attack on evacuees during Typhoon Odette

The National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) condemned the alleged attack carried out by the rebel New Peoples’ Army (NPA) during the height of the preemptive evacuation due to typhoon Odette. At the online press conference, NTF-ELCAC spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said how can the public believe that the rebels are fighting… Continue reading NTF-ELCAC condemns alleged NPA attack on evacuees during Typhoon Odette

Army launches ‘fighters to farmers’ program in Sulu for ex-ASG members

The Army’s 2nd Special Forces Battalion (2SFBn) has launched the “fighters to farmers” program in Talipao, Sulu, to provide former Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) members with a sustainable livelihood. The program, according to 2SFBn commander Lt. Col. Benito Ramos Jr., aims to put food on the table for ASG surrenderers and their families. “This food… Continue reading Army launches ‘fighters to farmers’ program in Sulu for ex-ASG members

74 of 81 provinces passed resolutions declaring CPP-NPA-NDF as persona non grata — NTF-ELCAC

The final chapter of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front’s (CPP-NPA-NDF) reign of terror has now been written off as more local government units (LGUs) have joined this administration in condemning the atrocities of these lawless groups by declaring as persona non grata in their respective localities. At the weekly virtual… Continue reading 74 of 81 provinces passed resolutions declaring CPP-NPA-NDF as persona non grata — NTF-ELCAC

NTF-ELCAC official dismayed by NPA terrorists’ acquittal in the Inopacan massacre

Despite the acquittal of 15 of 40 communist leaders and members, Secretary Hermogenes Esperon, Jr., vice-chairperson of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) said on Sunday that the Inopacan massacre victims’ fate remains in the hands of Jose Maria Sison and his co-defendants. The decision of the Manila Regional Trial… Continue reading NTF-ELCAC official dismayed by NPA terrorists’ acquittal in the Inopacan massacre

Senate, House agrees to give P17 billion to NTF-ELCAC in 2022

The bicameral conference committee report on the proposed P5.024-trillion national budget for 2022 was ratified by the House of Representatives on Wednesday. After the bicameral committee reconciled the differing elements earlier in the day, the chamber ratified the final version of the spending measure during the plenary session. The 2022 General Appropriations Bill (GAB) will… Continue reading Senate, House agrees to give P17 billion to NTF-ELCAC in 2022

NTF-ELCAC’s farm-to-market road project to ease transport of agricultural goods in Antique

The National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) on December 15, 2021 will break ground a P20 million farm-to-market road (FMR) leading to Barangay Bulan-bulan in San Remigio, Antique, funded by its Barangay Development Program (BDP). According to Provincial Engineer Inocencio Dajao, once completed, the FMR will make it easier to transport… Continue reading NTF-ELCAC’s farm-to-market road project to ease transport of agricultural goods in Antique

Legislators back higher NTF-ELCAC 2022 budget

The resounding pleas of local officials to reinstate the P28.1-billion budget of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) has gained ground, as it continues to change the perceptions of many legislators especially those in the 2022 Congressional Bicameral Conference Committee (bicam). Before the 2022 Bicam, Senate Finance Committee chairman Senator… Continue reading Legislators back higher NTF-ELCAC 2022 budget

Western Visayas ELCAC urges NPA rebels in Panay to surrender

The Western Visayas Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF6-ELCAC) has urged remnants of the Communist Party of the Philippines New People’s Army National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) in Panay to put down their arms, return home, and live in peace. In a statement posted on Tuesday, lawyer Flosemer Chris Gonzales, spokesperson of the RTF6-ELCAC,… Continue reading Western Visayas ELCAC urges NPA rebels in Panay to surrender

NTF-ELCAC’s 2022 budget should be restored to its original amount — Duterte

Simeon Celi, Presidential Photo/File

President Rodrigo Duterte announced on Thursday, December 2, 2021, that the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict’s (NTF-ELCAC) budget for 2022, which had been substantially cut by senators, should be restored to its original amount. During a simultaneous meeting of the NTF-ELCAC and anti-insurgency authorities from the Zamboanga Peninsula region, Duterte said… Continue reading NTF-ELCAC’s 2022 budget should be restored to its original amount — Duterte

NTF-ELCAC funds used to develop barangays in remote areas of the country — AFP chief

Despite a steep drop in its proposed budget for 2022, the newly installed chiefs of the national police and military defended the controversial National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC). In an interview, Philippine National Police chief PGen. Dionardo Carlos said that the NTF-ELCAC is an effective body, as shown by the record… Continue reading NTF-ELCAC funds used to develop barangays in remote areas of the country — AFP chief