By Carmel Loise Matus
The lawyers of Benito Tiamzon and Wilma Austria Tiamzon, the alleged top leaders of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), who were arrested months ago, has asked the court to drop the criminal charges against their clients, saying the firearms and explosives the military claimed to have found in their possession during their arrest were “planted.”
By Julie M. Aurelio
The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group has seized over seven kilos of improvised explosives in a raid on a suspected rebel hideout in Compostela Valley over the weekend.
By Delfin T. Mallari Jr.
The Philippine Army announced it overran on Thursday a New People’s Army rebel camp in Lopez town in Quezon and recovered communist documents and explosive devices.
By Frinston L. Lim
Government troops on Wednesday clashed anew with communist rebels in Kapalong, Davao del Norte, leaving three soldiers wounded, military officials said.
By Allan Nawal
, Orlando Dinoy
Human rights group Karapatan reiterated its call for an investigation into the recent killing of two civilians in Malita, Davao Occidental, by armed men believed to be soldiers who had accused the victims of being communist rebels or New People’s Army supporters.