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Tiamzons no shows in arraignment for illegal gun possession

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

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.”

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

7 kilos of improvised bombs seized from ‘rebel hideout’ in Compostela Valley

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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.

Posted: August 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Soldiers overrun NPA camp in Quezon

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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.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

3 soldiers hurt in clash with NPA rebels in Davao del Norte


Government troops on Wednesday clashed anew with communist rebels in Kapalong, Davao del Norte, leaving three soldiers wounded, military officials said.

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Rights group wants killings of 2 suspected NPA men probed

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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.

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