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Kieth’s mother dreams of terrorism-free PH

By Marita Moaje   SHATTERED DREAM. Kieth Absalon receives a citation for his achievements as a football player in the 2018 Siklab Youth Awards. Three years later, the New People’s Army cut short his promising athletic career when the rebels’ anti-personnel mine planted by a roadside in Masbate City exploded while Absalon was cycling. (Photo courtesy of Facebook) … 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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Badoy to resign if Makabayan solons condemn CPP-NPA-NDF

Badoy to resign if Makabayan solons condemn CPP-NPA-NDF By Filane Mikee Cervantes   PCOO Undersecretary Lorraine Marie Badoy. (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Undersecretary Lorraine Marie Badoy said Friday she would heed the calls of Makabayan lawmakers to resign if they would publicly condemn the atrocities of the Communist Party of the … Continue reading

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Armed Forces Philipppines condemns New People’s Army attack on Oriental Mindoro power plant

AFP condemns NPA attack on Oriental Mindoro power plant By Priam Nepomuceno MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Tuesday strongly condemned the latest atrocity of the New People’s Army (NPA) when rebels torched and destroyed heavy equipment, vehicles and other facilities of the Santa Clara Hydro Power Plant … Continue reading

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NPA admits quarry explosion in southern Negros

NPA admits quarry explosion in southern Negros By Nanette Guadalquiver   BACOLOD CITY (Philippines News Agency)  —The New People’s Army (NPA) has claimed responsibility for the explosion that damaged equipment in a quarry site at Barangay Orong, Kabankalan City in Negros Occidental on November 26. In a press statement dated November 28 and released to … Continue reading

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Peace talks with reds ‘still best option’ for gov’t

Peace talks with reds ‘still best option’ for gov’t By Jigger Jerusalem   CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (Philippines News Agency) —Resuming talks with the communist insurgents remains the best option for the Duterte government if it wants to achieve lasting peace in the country, a religious leader said. Bishop Felixberto Calang, an official of the … Continue reading