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NEGROS ORIENTAL TO BUILD HOMES FOR EX-NPA REBELS

Negros Oriental Governor Pryde Henry Teves announced the provincial government is set to build 143 socialized housing units for surrendered members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) on a government property in Basay town. Teves said they allocated P20 million this year for these facilities to be built by Kawayan Collective, […]

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E. SAMAR EX-NPA YIELDS GUNS, GETS P600K REWARD

A former member of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Eastern Samar received P676,000 cash assistance for yielding eight firearms to the government last year. The Eastern Samar provincial government and the Philippine Army 78th Infantry Battalion led the handing over of the financial aid as part of the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP). […]

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NPA-FREE DAVAO DE ORO BRGY GETS 4 DEV’T PROJECTS

The Davao de Oro provincial government turned over four completed Barangay Development Projects (BDP) to an insurgency-free barangay in the area.Governor Jayvee Tyron Uy led the turnover of two farm-to-market roads (FMR), a barangay health center, and a water system to Barangay Golden Valley in Mabini town. Last year, the province received P1.3 billion from […]

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NTF-ELCAC PROJECTS AID DAVAO DE ORO RESIDENTS – UY

The newly constructed development projects under the Barangay Development Program (BDP) of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF ELCAC) in two upland villages of Maragusan, Davao de Oro, has provided residents more opportunities for growth, an official said. Governor Jayvee Tyron Uy said the P20-million worth of projects allotted each […]

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12 BGYS IN MATUGINAO, SAMAR REMAIN NPA-FREE

The local government of Matuguinao in Samar province is giving more attention to 12 villages recently rid of the influence of the New People’s Army (NPA). The NPA-cleared villages are Del Rosario, Ligaya, Carolina, San Roque, Inubod, Rizal, Mahayag, Libertad, Diit, Nagpapacao, Sta Cruz, and San Isidro. Matuguinao Mayor Aran Boller said they have to […]

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STOP NPA RECRUITMENT WITH BRGY PROJECTS – ESCUDERO

Sorsogon Governor Chiz Escudero said barangay development projects will prevent the people from joining the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA). Speaking during the blessing and inauguration of the “Harong Paglaom” (House of Hope), a halfway home built for former NPA rebels in Juban town, Sorsogon, Escudero said, “Whole-of-Nation approach means not everything […]

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RESCUE OF CEBU IP KIDS NEEDS FULL PROBE – SY EGCO

The National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) urged the House of Representatives to call for a joint and full-blown investigation into the rescue of indigenous peoples (IP) children in Cebu in order to introduce measures that will strengthen laws on the protection of their rights and welfare. NTF-ELCAC spokesperson Undersecretary Joel […]

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N. SAMAR BUILDS 300 HOUSES FOR EX-REDS – ONGCHUAN

The government will build 300 houses for former rebels in Northern Samar within a 14.8-hectare lot donated by the Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (PhilFIDA) in Mondragon town. The provincial government announced it has an agreement with the National Housing Authority (NHA) to build houses for former fighters of the New People’s Army (NPA) who […]

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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 […]