Philippines

Lorenzana nixes resumption of peace talks with Reds

Lorenzana nixes resumption of peace talks with Reds By Priam Nepomuceno   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Tuesday said he did not make any recommendations to President Rodrigo Duterte regarding the resumption of peace talks with the communist rebels. “I have not made any recommendation verbal or … Continue reading

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PNP warns parents, students vs. NPA ‘summer recruitment’

PNP warns parents, students vs. NPA ‘summer recruitment’ By Benjamin Pulta   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Philippine National Police (PNP) cautioned parents and students against joining summer off-campus activities organized by groups affiliated with fronts of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA). The PNP made the statement in line with the … Continue reading

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President Duterte warns troops against resurgence of NPA sparrow unit

President Duterte warns troops against resurgence of NPA sparrow unit By Teofilo Garcia, Jr.   ZAMBOANGA CITY (Philippines News Agency)  — Soldiers and policemen have been warned against the resurgence of sparrow unit of the New People’s Army (NPA) in their locality. The sparrow units are the hit men of the NPA in urban areas with … Continue reading

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Independent Indigenous Peoples Voice Statement on the Spate of IP Killings

News Release Independent Indigenous Peoples Voice Statement on the Spate of IP Killings   Itigil ang pagpaslang sa mga Lumad! Respetuhin ang karapatang pantao at ang karapatang pagpasya sa loob ng mga lupaing ninuno! Kaming 26 na miyembro ng konseho at peace panel ng Independent Indigenous Peoples’ Voice na nanggagaling sa iba’t-ibang tribu ng Lumad … Continue reading

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P22-M road, water projects for conflict-prone Maasin village

P22-M road, water projects for conflict-prone Maasin village By Cindy Ferrer   ILOILO CITY (Philippines News Agency) — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is set to implement PHP22 million worth of projects in Barangay Subog, Maasin, Iloilo through its Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) program. DILG-Iloilo director Teodora Sumagaysay said the Provincial … 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