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CPP declares ceasefire for Christmas, Papal visit

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

The Communist Party of the Philippines on Wednesday declared a ceasefire in time for the holidays and the upcoming visit of Pope Francis.

Posted: December 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Rebels raid Dizon Farms in Compostela Valley

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Nabunturan, Compostela Valley

Suspected communist rebels in Philippine Army uniforms attacked a banana plantation in Nabunturan, Compostela Valley, on Sunday night, divesting guards of their arms and burning trucks and other equipment, police said Monday.

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

NPA leader arrested in Compostela Valley

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A high-ranking leader of the New People’s Army (NPA) was arrested by combined military and police forces in Compostela Valley on Sunday afternoon, the military said.

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

AFP suspends operations vs NPA for 1 month

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Monday declared a monthlong suspension of military operations (Somo) against the New People’s Army, the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Moro rebels, extortionists eyed in Bukidnon bus bombing

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In this photo taken late Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, and released by the Maramag Police Station of the Philippine National Police, an investigator examines a passenger bus following an explosion at Maramag township, Bukidnon province in southern Philippines.  AP Photo/Maramag Police Station of the Philippine National Police

Police investigators said Wednesday they had yet to determine who was behind Tuesday’s bombing of a bus that killed 11 people and injured nearly 30 others, but civilian and military officials said they suspected the explosion was the work of either a breakaway Moro rebel group or a band of extortionists.

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

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