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NPA owns up to raid of Davao Occidental town mayor’s house

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Communist rebels on Monday admitted that 16 of their guerrillas raided the house of Jose Abad Santos Mayor James Joyce in Davao Occidental and took away firearms.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Suspected NPA men raid mayor’s house in Davao Occidental

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Suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels raided the house of Mayor Jimmy Joyce of Jose Abad Santos town in Davao Occidental on Sunday morning, carting away firearms.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Manobos inspired by Pacquiao win to keep on fighting for peace

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Manny Pacquiao, left, of the Philippines, trades blows with Timothy Bradley, in their WBO welterweight title boxing fight Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Las Vegas. Pacquiao won the bout by unanimous decision. AP

Sitting on a branch of a mango tree inside an evacuation center here, Manobo lumad Tuanob Talugmamo was all eyes on the screen as he watched Manny Pacquiao’s boxing bout with Timothy Bradley.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

The resilience of Boholanos

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Six months after the destructive 7.2-magnitude earthquake, the people of Bohol province have recovered and are going about their lives as if the temblor took place many years ago.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro | Read More »

NPA rebels attack Apex Mining compound in Compostela Valley

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Communist rebels on Thursday attacked a big mining firm in Maco, Compostela Valley, burning vehicles and equipment, police and local officials said.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

2 rebels killed, 1 captured in Negros Oriental encounter

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Two alleged communist rebels were killed by Army soldiers and another captured in an encounter Thursday morning in the municipality of Pamplona in Negros Oriental, a military official said.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Benito,’ ‘Wilma,’ ‘Joma’ freed

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The pets of Communist Party of the Philippines chairman Benito Tiamzon and his wife Wilma were presented to the media on Thursday at the Central Command in Cebu. The pets were with the couple during their arrest on March 22.

Benito, Wilma and Joma have been freed. No, they are not the top leaders of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA).

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Duterte urges gov’t to pursue peace with NPA

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Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. FILE PHOTO

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said the government should review the previous agreements on the safe conduct passes granted to communist leaders taking part in the peace talks between the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), saying he heard it “from the distant past” that the Tiamzon couple was granted those passes.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Daughter of Gregorio ‘Ka Roger’ Rosal arrested by gov’t agents

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The late New People’s Army spokesman Gregorio “Ka Roger” Rosal in an INQUIRER file photo. His daughter, Andrea, was arrested by the NBI on Thursday. FILE PHOTO

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Thursday said government authorities had arrested the eight-month pregnant daughter of Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) spokesperson Roger Rosal and her bodyguard.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Army accused of abducting, presenting 14-year-old boy as NPA child-soldier

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A non-government organization working for children has accused the military of abducting a 14-year-old boy in Magpet, North Cotabato, and later presented him to be a child combatant of the New People’s Army.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

PH gov’t-MILF peace pact should serve as beacon to CPP-NPA, says AFP

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Follow the light. The military said on Wednesday the historic signing of the peace agreement on Thursday (Mar. 27) between the government and Moro rebels was a “beacon” for communist insurgents to return to the negotiation table.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

AFP to NPA on its 45th year: We have your supremo

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The military has a message to communist guerrillas, who are celebrating the 45th year of the New’s People Army (NPA) this week: Happy anniversary. We have your supremo. INQUIRER PHOTOS

The military has a message to communist guerrillas, who are celebrating the 45th year of the New People’s Army (NPA) this week: Happy anniversary. We have your supremo.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Military in Negros, Panay go on alert for NPA anniversary

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Government troops in Negros and Panay provinces are on heightened alert following the arrest of top communist rebel leaders Benito Tiamzon and Wilma Austria, and in anticipation of the coming founding anniversary of the New People’s Army (NPA).

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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