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President Duterte threatens martial law if communist rebels disrupt aid

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte threatened to declare martial law if communist rebels disrupt the flow of relief goods for people affected by the coronavirus lockdown restrictions, and asked the military to be ready.

NPA give COVID-19 truce offer the cold shoulder

THE Palace on Friday slammed the exiled founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) Jose Maria C. Sison for not reciprocating a unilateral ceasefire with the government after this was declared last Wednesday, adding that the exiled militant rebel should show “patriotism” in agreeing with this peace.

3 NPA leaders, member arrested in Tuguegarao

THREE LEADERS and one member of the New People’s Army (NPA), the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines, were arrested in Tuguegarao City Tuesday evening, police and military authorities reported on Wednesday.

Soldier assisting DENR wounded in NPA attack

MILITARY TROOPS assisting Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) personnel in Brooke’s Point, Palawan were attacked on Monday by suspected members of the communist New People’s Army (NPA), leaving one soldier wounded.

CSO’s with anti-extremism projects to receive $3-M grant

CIVIL society organizations (CSOs) with community-level projects addressing violent extremism will be the recipients of a grant of around $3 million said the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

Victoria town police defend station from NPA attack

THREE SUSPECTED members of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) were killed and another was captured after they attacked the police station in Victoria, Northern Samar early Thursday morning, a day before the 50th founding anniversary of the armed group.

64 NPA members, supporters in Surigao del Sur give up arms

THE MILITARY’S Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) reported that 64 members and supporters of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) surrendered last March 22 in Lanuza, Surigao del Sur.

Duterte’s ending peace talks is nothing new — Sison

COMMUNIST Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria C. Sison said that the latest call of President Rodrigo R. Duterte to permanently end the peace talks with the communist party is nothing new.

4 NPA members surrender in Iligan City

FOUR MEMBERS of the New People’s Army (NPA), the armed wing of the communist movement, surrendered with their weapons to the Joint Task Force ZamPeLan in Iligan City last Feb. 28, the Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) reported yesterday.


The New People’s Army released two soldiers and six members of the Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit Tuesday to presidential special assistant and senatorial candidate Christopher Lawrence “Bong” T. Go and presidential son Sebastian Z. Duterte. Mr. Go said Mr. Duterte, who is also running for vice-mayor of Davao City, was behind the release of the captives.

1 Cop killed, 7 others wounded in alleged NPA attack

A POLICE officer was killed while seven others were injured in an alleged attack by members of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) in the town of Magpet in Cotabato province Monday evening.

Gov’t gaining grounds vs Reds — DILG

THE government is gaining ground against the communist insurgency as the number of rebels continues to decline, said Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo M. Año.

2 Davao provinces, other areas in election watchlist due to NPA,...

LAW ENFORCEMENT agencies have placed the entire provinces of Compostela Valley and Davao del Sur in the election watch list because of the presence of private armed groups and New People’s Army (NPA) rebels.

Lorenzana: Ending NPA insurgency not doable this year, but within Duterte...

DEFENSE SECRETARY Delfin N. Lorenzana has admitted that the target of ending the 50-year old communist insurgency this year is not possible, but said the government is aiming to achieve this before President Rodrigo R. Duterte steps down in mid-2022.

Davao police to bring human rights case vs NPA in international...

THE REGIONAL Police Office (RPO) in Davao is bringing cases against the communist New People’s Army (NPA) before the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) for alleged human rights violations against indigenous people (IP) in the region, particularly in the town of Talaingod in Davao del Norte.

Military could have been ‘tricked’ by NPA in Agusan del Sur,...

DEFENSE SECRETARY Delfin N. Lorenzana said there is a possibility that the military was infiltrated by the New People’s Army (NPA) in Agusan del Sur, which led to the attack and hostage-taking of two Army soldiers and 12 members of the Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) on Wednesday.

Duterte wants IP ‘hamlets’ to keep NPAs out

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte said he will “hamlet” indigenous peoples (IP) beginning “this year” to protect them from being attacked or influenced by communist guerrillas.

PNP on high alert for possible attacks by Reds

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) is on high alert for any possible attacks by communist rebels in response to the third extension of martial law in Mindanao.

Couple linked to Reds arrested

A COUPLE linked to the communist movement was arrested by police in Bacoor, Cavite, at midnight of Friday, Dec. 7

Regional police chief asserts NPA, militants using IP schools for propaganda

LAW enforcement agencies in the Davao Region have asserted that militant organizations and the communist New People’s Army are using some schools in indigenous people (IP) communities for teaching their ideologies and using the students in their protest actions.

Military pursue NPA suspects in Magpet daycare center burning

THE CONTINUED battle between the military and the New People’s Army (NPA), the armed wing of the communist movement in the Philippines, has been affecting community schools, with the latest victim a daycare center in Magpet, North Cotabato.

PNP looks at NPA angle in massacre of farmers

THE PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) is exploring the possible involvement of communist rebels in the massacre Saturday night of nine sugar farmers at a village in Sagay City, Negros Occidental.

Military says more NPA members laying down arms

THE ARMED Forces of the Philippines (AFP) claims it is winning the battle against the communist movement as more members of the New People’s Army (NPA) have been voluntarily surrendering.

NPAs kill 2 former comrades who have joined amnesty program

MEMBERS OF the communist New People’s Army (NPA) executed late Wednesday a couple who surrendered early this year and entered an amnesty program for former rebels, police said.

Palace: Peace talks to resume if Reds meet Duterte’s conditions

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter Malacañang on Wednesday, July 4, said President Rodrigo R. Duterte's administration is still open to negotiations with communist rebels provided...

Gov’t suspends talks with Reds

THE Philippine government has suspended all backchannel talks with the National Democtratic Front (NDF) pending the three-month review of all signed agreements related to the peace negotiations, government peace panel member Hernani A. Braganza said on Thursday.

Sison says he won’t fly to Manila in August; Duterte asks,...

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter “So what do you want?” This was the question asked on Wednesday by President Rodrigo R. Duterte to exiled communist leader...

Palace insists talks with Reds in PHL

MALACAÑANG ON Monday maintained that peace negotiations with communist rebels be held in the Philippines without a third-party facilitator.

Talks with Reds cancelled, Sison disappointed

PEACE TALKS with communist rebels scheduled on June 28 have been put off, the government announced on Thursday.

Arrested NPA leader in southern Mindanao now facing 12 cases in...

THE ALLEGED head of the New People’s Army (NPA) group operating in the southern Mindanao area, who was nabbed last month in Bukidnon, has been moved to the Davao City jail and is now facing 12 cases, five of which are non-bailable, for murder and illegal detention.

Duterte now says Sison can leave PHL ‘unfettered’ if peace talks...

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter If the peace negotiations between the government and the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) turn out “unsuccessful,” communist leader...

Duterte says he will not order arrest of Sison during peace...

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Thursday, May 24, vowed that he would not order the arrest of Communist Party of...

More than 7,000 NPA members have surrendered — military

A TOTAL of 7,194 New People’s Army (NPA) members and supporters have surrendered since January this year, according to Armed Forces of the Philippines...

Gov’t, Reds begin back-channel talks

MALACAÑANG ON Tuesday said the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) is currently holding informal back-channel talks in Europe with the Communist...

NPA-affiliated MB members surrender in Nueva Vizcaya

FIVE MEMBERS of the Milisyang Bayan (MB), or People’s Militia of the communist New People’s Army (NPA), surrendered to the Northern Luzon Command on...

3 soldiers killed, 1 wounded in Bukidnon and Cotabato incidents

ONE SOLDIER was killed and another wounded after suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) attacked in Quezon, Bukidnon on April 30. The...

More NPAs lay down arms in CAR

MORE MEMBERS of the New People’s Army (NPA) have voluntarily laid down arms, with the most recent batch composed of 19 in Mountain Province...

NPA torch heavy equipment in Capiz

THE MILITARY’S 3rd Infantry Division (3ID) condemned the torching of a privately owned heavy equipment by members of the New People’s Army (NPA) in...

Military condemns burning of road equipment by NPA in Capiz

The 3rd Infantry Division (3ID) condemned the torching of a heavy equipment by members of the New People's Army (NPA) in Dumalag, Capiz last...

Another NPA member killed in Laak encounter

A MEMBER of the New People’s Army (NPA) was killed during an encounter with the troops of the 60th Infantry Brigade (60IB) in Laak,...

Military recover weapon, equipment after clash with NPA

THE 17th Infantry Battalion under the 7th Infantry Division clashed with a group of the New People’s Army (NPA), the armed wing of the...

NPA leader, member killed in Davao del Sur encounter

A LEADER of the New People’s Army (NPA) and one member were killed in an encounter with the 39th Infantry Battalion and 2nd Scout...

Military calls on residents to be vigilant after NPA encounter

THE PHILIPPINE Army’s 79th Infantry (Masaligan) Battalion of the 3rd Infantry (Spearhead) Division reported that it engaged in a firefight with members of the...

NPA in Davao Oriental down to less than 100 — military

THE MILITARY reported that it has reduced the New People’s Army (NPA) members in Davao Oriental to less than a hundred as of last...

Three communist rebels killed, five arrested in Camarines Sur clash —...

Amid the impending revival of peace negotiations between the government and communist rebels, three alleged members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's...