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ISKO MORENO TO GOV’T: END UNEMPLOYMENT, HUNGER

Aksyon Demokratiko presidential bet and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno said the national government needs to address the root causes of armed conflict in the country. In a press conference held during his listening tour in Mindoro on Monday, Moreno said ongoing insurgencies in the country originated from widespread joblessness and desperation. He added that access […]

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APAYAO FARM-TO-MARKET ROAD TO END LOCAL INSURGENCY

The ongoing construction of an 11.85-kilometer Sta. Maria-Mallig-Upper Atok farm-to-market road (FMR) in Flora, Apayao is seen to boost economic livelihood and to help resolve insurgency in the area once completed. The P195-million project is under the World Bank-supported Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) with a 10 percent counterpart fund from the provincial government of […]

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BATANGAS IS NOW INSURGENCY-FREE – MANDANAS

The Philippine Army’s 2nd Infantry Division (2ID) has declared the province of Batangas as now free from communist insurgency. Maj. Gen. Greg Almerol, 2ID commander, made the announcement during the signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) declaring the province as an area with “stable internal peace and security”, between ranking military and provincial government […]

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ALBAY POLICE FIGHTS INSURGENCY WITH TFL PROJECT

Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) Executive Director, Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco, commended the Albay Police Provincial Office (APPO) for the successful launching of its Tanglaw ng Lahing Filipino (TLF) project at the Albay Astrodome in Legazpi City. “Personally, I am happy because the TFL project involves a lot of stakeholders. This is basically […]

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CUA BACKS P16B BARANGAY ANTI-INSURGENCY DEV’T FUND

“Our barangays need all the help they can get.”This sums up the sentiments of the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP) President and Quirino Gov. Dax Cua regarding the government’s proposal to allocate P16 billion to fund barangay development projects as a means to prevent the insurgency from growing in the country’s provinces. […]

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NPA MUST PROVE ITS SINCERITY BEFORE PEACE TALKS WITH GOV’T RESUMES — GO

Senator Bong Go has denounced the death threats made by the New People’s Army (NPA) against President Rodrigo Duterte saying the communist rebel group should prove its sincerity first it wants peace talks with the government to resume. Go said the death threats will only imperil the proposed resumption of peace talks between the government […]

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SPEED UP IMPLEMENTATION OF LAND REFORM NOT ONLY IN NEGROS ISLAND – PANGANIBAN

House Agriculture Committee Chair and ANAC-IP Rep. Jose T. Panganiban expressed support for the plan of President Rodrigo Duterte to place Negros Island under land reform, saying this would go a long way towards addressing the insurgency problem in the country. Last week, the President announced that he was mulling placing Negros island under land […]