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Sierra Madre hero-makers gave haven to abuse victims

CHAMPIONS OF THE DUMAGAT Boots and Joseph Asanza with their former students and now trainers (seated, from left) Jane Rosas, Ella Tamana, Liway Arceo-Pablo, Celia Jataas, Allan Tamana and Jun Rosas at their place along Marcos Highway in Tanay, Rizal        EDWIN BACASMAS

During an outreach in the Sierra Madre highlands, Boots Asanza met a Dumagat who was struggling to say his name. The voice of the Dumagat had been taken away from them, she thought.

Posted: September 14th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

NPA in Bukidnon claims taking 2 soldiers as ‘prisoners of war’

The NPA is the armed unit of the Communist Party of the Philippines, and has been waging an insurgency since 1969. AFP FILE PHOTO

Communist rebels on Wednesday claimed to have seized two soldiers in Impasug-ong, Bukidnon, and said they were holding them as “prisoners of war.”

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

Rebels attack military outpost, quarry in South Cotabato

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A soldier, a policeman and a civilian were injured and heavy equipment damaged when suspected communist rebels attacked a military outpost and a quarry in South Cotabato early Friday morning, the authorities said.

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

PNP cites Roxas over cops’ release

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For arranging the successful release of four policemen captured last month by communist rebels, the Philippine National Police thanked Interior Secretary Mar Roxas for his fine act of leadership.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | 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 »