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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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NOLCOM troops drive off Reds in Ilocos Sur

NOLCOM troops drive off Reds in Ilocos Sur By Priam Nepomuceno   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Troops from the Tarlac-based Northern Luzon Command (NOLCOM) has successfully beaten off a rebel group during a patrol in Salcedo town, Ilocos Sur Monday morning. Lt. Col. Isagani Nato, NOLCOM spokesperson, said soldiers from the 71st Division Reconnaissance Company … Continue reading

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President Duterte to allow peaceful demonstrations

News Release President Duterte to allow peaceful demonstrations   President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gave his word that he will allow the Reds and other organizations to hold peaceful demonstrations in public areas. During his interview with Erwin Tulfo’s “Sa Totoo Lang” aired via PTV 4 on Friday, September 15, the President relayed his thoughts on … Continue reading