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Duterte renews call for communists to surrender

By Azer Parrocha   SURRENDER. President Rodrigo Duterte returns to Manila a day after Christmas to meet with selected members of his Cabinet along with infectious disease experts in Malacañang Palace on Dec. 26, 2020. Duterte renewed his call for communist rebels to surrender, saying their leaders had no more “ideological setup in their minds.” (Presidential photo by … Continue reading

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Reds in no shape to celebrate 52nd anniversary: AFP chief

By Priam Nepomuceno   AFP chief-of-staff Gen. Gilbert Gapay (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) is in no shape to celebrate its 52nd founding anniversary following a series of political and tactical setbacks, the chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said. “The CPP-NPA (New People’s Army) and … Continue reading

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Duterte says no ceasefire with Reds ‘ever again’

Duterte says no ceasefire with Reds ‘ever again’ By Jelly Musico   Photo courtesy of NPA/Mitchell Maduro MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte said he will not declare a ceasefire “ever again” with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) for the rest of his term. “There will be no ceasefire … Continue reading

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Not red-tagging, we are identifying you, President Duterte to Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army fronts

Not red-tagging, we are identifying you, PRRD to CPP-NPA fronts By Azer Parrocha  GRAND CONSPIRACY. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte talks to the people after holding a meeting with the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) core members at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang Park, Manila on Nov. 30, 2020. Duterte said … Continue reading

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You don’t have territory in PH, Duterte to Reds

You don’t have territory in PH, Duterte to Reds By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   MANILA — Communist terrorists do not have the right to assert ownership over areas they develop as their lairs, President Rodrigo Duterte said Friday. Duterte issued the statement, as he slammed the Communist Party of the Philippines’ (CPP) armed wing, the New People’s Army … Continue reading

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IPs to int’l community: ‘Help save our culture, youth from dying’ By Ma. Teresa Montemayor   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  — Armed with the mission to save their culture and the next generation of their tribes, eight leaders of Filipino indigenous people (IP) appealed to the members of the European community to stop funding the front … Continue reading

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Court orders arrest of Joma, wife, 36 others over New People’s Army ‘purging’

Court orders arrest of Joma, wife, 36 others over NPA ‘purging’ By Gigie Arcilla  MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  – Exactly five days before the commemoration of the Inopacan massacre in Leyte by surviving families whose loved ones were among the hundreds of victims killed in a mass execution perpetrated by the New People’s Army (NPA) … Continue reading

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Philippines to file complaint before EU, Belgium on funding Communist Party of the Philippines fronts

PH to file complaint before EU, Belgium on funding CPP fronts By Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Philippine government is set to file a formal complaint before Belgium and the European Union (EU), which will also request them to stop funding alleged fronts of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army … Continue reading

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Radical reds hinder nationalism, economic growth: NYC chief

Radical reds hinder nationalism, economic growth: NYC chief By Ma. Teresa Montemayor MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — National Youth Commission (NYC) Chairman Ronald Cardema said on Sunday that he is campaigning for “unity and nation-building” and not advocating against youth militants. Cardema made this comment after Anakpawis Rep. Ariel Casilao on Friday criticized his leadership … Continue reading

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Suspected CPP-NPA leader nabbed in Bacolod

Suspected CPP-NPA leader nabbed in Bacolod By Nanette Guadalquiver   BACOLOD CITY (Philippines News Agency) — A suspected leader of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) was arrested in this city over the weekend. Authorities identified the suspect as Isidro “Gesnar” Castillo, 66, of Barangay Pahanocoy here. Castillo, who had a warrant of … Continue reading