4 NPA rebels killed in Masbate clash

Four New People’s Army (NPA) rebels on Friday morning were killed in an armed clash with government troops between the towns of Esperanza and Placer in Masbate province. Concerned citizens reported the presence of NPA guerillas in their area, prompting soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Battalion (2IB) of the 903rd Infantry Brigade, assisted by the… Continue reading 4 NPA rebels killed in Masbate clash

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 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

70IB, PNP recover CNT firearms, food supplies in Bataan

By unearthing CPP-NPA terrorists’ weaponry and food supplies stashed in the hinterlands of Morong and Abucay towns in Bataan, the Philippine Army and Philippine National Police dealt a significant blow to the CNTs. On November 20, troops from the Army’s 70th Infantry Battalion and the PNP’s Region 3 Special Action Force teamed up to retrieve… Continue reading 70IB, PNP recover CNT firearms, food supplies in Bataan

PCG led inter-agency maritime capability demonstration in GenSan

Photos courtesy of LGU GenSan

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) District Southern Mindanao hosted the inter-agency maritime capability demonstration in Makar Wharf, General Santos City yesterday, 30 November 2021. Anti-piracy, terrorism, counter-narcotics, search and rescue, and firefighting drills were part of the initiative, which improved interoperability among government agencies involved in marine security operations. Along with the PCG, the Philippine… Continue reading PCG led inter-agency maritime capability demonstration in GenSan

NPA attack on gov’t troops disrupts delivery of much-needed basic services in Northern Samar

Photo courtesy of PNP Air Unit

The Philippine Army has denounced the New People’s Army (NPA) for injuring a soldier while serving in a community support program (CSP) in Las Navas, Northern Samar. Soldiers were in the area on Monday, according to Col. Perfecto Peñaredondo, commander of the Philippine Army’s 803rd Infantry Brigade, to help resolve concerns exploited by the terrorist… Continue reading NPA attack on gov’t troops disrupts delivery of much-needed basic services in Northern Samar

25 ex-rebels undergo livelihood skills training in Camarines Sur

As part of their preparation for reintegration into mainstream society, around 25 former rebels (FRs) are now undertaking livelihood skills training at the 4th Mobile Force Platoon headquarters in Nabua, Camarines Sur. The training is being conducted by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)-Bicol and includes a workshop on assembling electronic products, according… Continue reading 25 ex-rebels undergo livelihood skills training in Camarines Sur

Army-PNP seizes firearms, war materials in Nueva Ecija

Joint elements of the Philippine Army’s 91st Infantry Battalion and the Philippine National Police’s 1st Police Mobile Force Company, Special Action Force, Bongabon Municipal Police Station, 303rd MC-RMFB3, and Criminal Investigation and Detection Group Nueva Ecija seized firearms and various war materials from a Communist Terrorist Group’s depot discovered in the hinterland of Brgy. Labi,… Continue reading Army-PNP seizes firearms, war materials in Nueva Ecija

CNTs wielding high-powered guns surrender to government troops in Northern Luzon

CPP-NPA-Terrorists (CNTs) with three high-powered firearms surrendered to the 95th Infantry Battalion (95IB) under the 502nd Infantry Brigade of the 5th Infantry Division and Philippine National Police (PNP) on October 14 and 15, 2021, in Ilagan City and Nueva Vizcaya. Six CNTs surrendered to 95IB and PNP Region 2 personnel in Ilagan City on October… Continue reading CNTs wielding high-powered guns surrender to government troops in Northern Luzon

PNP Maritime Group, DA-BFAR inks agreement on a cooperative seaborne patrol

Photo from DA-BFAR

The Philippine National Police-Maritime Group (PNP-MG) and the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) at the BFAR Central Office in Quezon City on Friday, October 1, 2021. The MOU allows PNP personnel to join any DA-BFAR available vessel as a “shiprider” to perform simultaneous seaborne patrol.… Continue reading PNP Maritime Group, DA-BFAR inks agreement on a cooperative seaborne patrol