The Communist Party of the Philippines called the military operations against a score of Abu Sayyaf members in the tourist province of Bohol an “overkill.”
To hasten release of NPA’s prisoners of war, military, police forces stand down in Mindanao towns urged
The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) urged the Philippine government to order a stand down of state forces in a ten-day Suspension of Military Operations (SOMO) for the AFP and Suspension of Police Operations (SOPO) for the PNP to expedite the release of six remaining Prisoners of War of the New People’s Army.
City Mayor Sara Duterte stood by her appointee, Davao City Police Office Acting City Director Senior Superintendent Alexander Tagum on Tuesday, saying that Tagum’s track record in the police force, including his controversial stint as provincial police chief of North Cotabato were among the factors that led to his appointment.
The head of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office of Valencia City in Bukidnon clarified Thursday that the school allegedly burned by the New People’s Army turned out to be caused a faulty electrical wiring.
Seven soldiers died in an encounter with the New People’s Army in Kalamansig town in Sultan Kudarat on Tuesday, March 21.
The lone survivor of the New People’s Army’s ambuscade in Bansalan town, Davao del Sur province appeared in a press conference on Wednesday to recount how he escaped the attack.
An initial investigation conducted by Suara Bangsamoro and Kawagib, a Moro human rights group, revealed that the military has dropped bombs in Barangay Andabit, Datu Saudi Ampatuan as early as 1 am on Monday, March 13.
President Rodrigo Duterte lauded the Philippine Military Academy “Salaknib” Class of 2017 and called on them “to defend the motherland with all your honor and might.”
The killing and wounding of two soldiers in Surigao del Norte on Wednesday evening was a result of a misencounter between government troops, an NPA spokesman said.
In a statement released Friday night, Rigoberto Sanchez, spokesperson of the NPA Southern Mindanao Operations Command said the NPAs carried out an order “to exact revolutionary justice” against a certain Marlon Lomantas at 2:20 am whom they claimed is a former military man “turned active intelligence agent of the 39th IB and a known drug trader” in Barangay Sibayan.