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

Philippine Army’s 53IB, TESDA concludes massage training for PWDs

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The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority – Region IX (TESDA-IX) and the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) completed a 3-day Swedish Massage Training for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) at 53IB Headquarters in Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur on Friday, August 6, 2021. The training, which included 20 PWDs, focused and explained how Swedish… Continue reading Philippine Army’s 53IB, TESDA concludes massage training for PWDs

Farm-to-market road to serve residents of a remote barrio soon, CAFGU receives rice allowances

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Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera, Commanding Officer of the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB), spoke with Sunop Barangay Captain Sarino Alay about the community’s situation, government objectives and initiatives, and the barangay development program, of which Barangay Sunop is a beneficiary. As part of the Barangay Development Program (BDP), the National Task Force to… Continue reading Farm-to-market road to serve residents of a remote barrio soon, CAFGU receives rice allowances

Philippine Army’s 53IB inspects road in hinterland barangay

The Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) inspected the barangay road of the hinterland barangay of Sunop in Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur on July 31, 2021. Barangay Sunop is included in the Barangay Development Program (BDP) under the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) and was allotted twenty (20) million… Continue reading Philippine Army’s 53IB inspects road in hinterland barangay

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

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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