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Absalon cousins laid to rest as calls for justice pour in

By Connie Calipay   LEGAZPI CITY (Philippines News Agency) – Far Eastern University (FEU) football player Kieth Absalon and his cousin, Nolven, were laid to rest on Sunday, exactly a week after they were killed by an anti-personnel mines (APMs) explosion planted by New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Masbate City. Thousands of Masbateños, together with the … Continue reading

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Pialago dares Elago: Tell Sison, NPA rebels to surrender

NO TO COMMUNISTS. Anti-Red groups condemn the continuous coddling of Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria Sison by the Netherlands during a rally outside the Dutch embassy in Makati on Thursday (June 10, 2021). Assistant Secretary Celine Pialago, one of the spokespersons of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict, said … Continue reading

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Sobejana can lead AFP amid fight vs. insurgency, terrorism: PRRD

Sobejana can lead AFP amid fight vs. insurgency, terrorism: PRRD By Azer Parrocha and Priam Nepomuceno   Newly-installed Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday expressed confidence that newly-installed Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana would lead the … Continue reading

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Terrorism, insurgency continue to disrupt public order: PRRD

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   President Rodrigo Duterte. (Presidential Photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday lamented that terrorism and insurgency remain a threat to public order amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. Speaking before troops in Jolo, Sulu, Duterte said terror groups and the communist movement have done nothing but disrupt progress … Continue reading

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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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Reds non-declaration of holiday truce ‘immaterial’: AFP spox

Reds non-declaration of holiday truce ‘immaterial’: AFP spox By Priam Nepomuceno   AFP spokesperson, Marine Maj. Gen. Edgard Arevalo. (File photo) MANILA – Whether the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) declares a ceasefire or not during the Yuletide season is “immaterial”, a military official said. “It’s immaterial whether the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) declares a … 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