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AFP: Abu Sayyaf group, not MILF, target of Basilan operation

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Moro Islamic Liberation Front AFP FILE PHOTO

The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Wednesday said its troops targeted Abu Sayyaf leader Furuji Indama and not the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in the ongoing military operation in Basilan that has left two soldiers and 18 others dead, including four MILF fighters.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

AFP denies hand in disappearance of Tiamzon’s gardener

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Communist Party of the Philippines and New People’s Army chief Benito Tiamzon (left) and his wife, Wilma (right).  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The military in the Visayas denied on Wednesday the accusation of human rights group Karapatan that its forces were responsible for the missing companion of the arrested top communist leaders Benito and Wilma Tiamzon.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

AFP claims 18 Sayyaf men killed in Basilan clash

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Abu Sayyaf group. AP FILE PHOTO

Deaths continue to pile up three days after government forces clashed with the Abu Sayyaf group in Basilan.

Posted: April 14th, 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 »

Years of US presence did not modernize AFP – Bayan

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Bayan Secretary General Renato Reyes Jr.   INQUIRER file photo

Militant group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) on Sunday lambasted the President Benigno Aquino III’s administration, claiming it should not rely on the United States to defend Philippine territory and modernize the military.

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

Child warriors among NPA surrenderees

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CHILD-SOLDIERS. The New People’s Army capitalizes on the innocence of minors. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Thirteen of the 72 New People’s Army (NPA) rebels who surrendered to the military in Cagayan de Oro City were children, while a number of them were minors when they joined the insurgency, the military said, adding that this showed the communists were fielding child soldiers in its war to establish a Maoist government in the Philippines.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

CPP told: Don’t use Bangsamoro peace pact as ‘propaganda’

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) told the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) not to use the recently signed Bangsamoro peace agreement as its propaganda tool, after the latter released a statement cautioning the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to be “vigilant” against government “machinations.”

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PH ship reached BRP Sierra Madre despite reported Chinese harassment – military

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The civilian ship reportedly blocked by Chinese coast guards on Saturday managed to reach its destination and resupply the provisions of the BRP Sierra Madre that was stationed at the Ayungin Shoal, the military said.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

CPP lauds NPA for 45 years, claims fighters could reach 25,000

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 FILE  PHOTO

As it congratulated its armed group the New People’s Army (NPA) during its 45th founding anniversary, the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) claimed it could increase its armed forces to 25,000.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct

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How could Cadet First Class Aldrin Jeff Cudia of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA), who got an average grade of 98 percent (he got a grade of 100 percent six times), have lied about his tardiness which led to his dismissal?

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | 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 rubbing salt on an open wound, says militant group

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Bayan Secretary General Renato Reyes Jr. INQUIRER file photo

What is the purpose of the taunting? A militant group posed the question to the Armed Forces of the Philippines after it made a “taunting remark” against the New People’s Army saying they have captured their top leaders just in time for the NPA’s 45th founding anniversary on March 29.

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

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