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4 soldiers killed, 2 captured by NPA in Bukidnon, Davao del Norte

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The military on Thursday confirmed that four soldiers were killed while two others have been taken captive by communist rebels in Bukidnon and Davao del Norte this week.

Posted: December 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

AFP chief reminds troops to respect human rights even against insurgents

Armed Forces chief General Gregorio Catapang. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

“Defeat the enemies of the state without violating human rights.” That’s how Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Gregorio Catapang Jr. described the military’s anti-insurgency program.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Life was difficult,’ says Palparan

The hideout: A house in Sta. Mesa, Manila that served as solace for fugitive retired General Jovito Palparan. Photo courtesy of Maria Sol Paule, KARAPATAN

“Life was difficult, very difficult.” That’s how retired Major General Jovito Palparan described his ordeal after he went into hiding in 2011 when he was ordered arrested in connection with the 2006 abduction of two University of the Philippines students.

Posted: August 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Communist rebels to launch ‘Yolanda’ relief drive on 45th anniversary


The Communist Party of the Philippines aims to commemorate its 45th founding anniversary on Dec. 26 not only to celebrate the revolutionary gains but also gather relief aids and funds for victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) in Eastern Visayas.

Posted: December 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Frustrated NPA guerrillas turn fury against hundreds of pigs in Bukidnon


Communist insurgents who have battled government forces for decades turned their fury on hundreds of pigs at a farm in the southern Philippines, a military spokesman said.

Posted: October 31st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »