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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 […]

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PROTECT FAMILIES FROM DRUGS, TERRORISM – SY EGCO

The fight against illegal drugs and terrorism gained a stronger ground in Nueva Ecija as provincial, village, and youth officials joined hands behind the Duterte administration’s drive for peace and order. During a summit at the Nueva Ecija Police Provincial Office (NEPPO) compound recently, Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco urged stakeholders, particularly leaders of Sangguniang Kabataan […]

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PROTECT YOUTH FROM COMMUNIST GROUPS – DELA ROSA

Senator Bato Dela Rosa is urging the government to protect Filipinos, especially the youth, from the recruitment efforts of communist groups that he said only want to topple the administration. In a statement during the hearing of the Senate Committee on National Defense to tackle Senate Resolution No. 559, Dela Rosa stressed that while Armed […]

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32 COUPLES WED IN NORTH COTABATO – CATAMCO

Love can move mountains, so as the saying goes.The old maxim rang true when the women who helped convince their would-be husbands to abandon the communist rebel movement tied the knot in a mass wedding in Antipas, North Cotabato. The pairs were among the 32 couples who were wed during the provincial government’s “Serbisyo Caravan,” […]

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SUSPECT IN RADIOMAN’S SLAY JOINS NPA – SY EGCO

In a desperate attempt to evade justice for the murder of Brigada News FM–Kidapawan station manager Eduardo Sanchez Dizon, a prime suspect, Dante Encarnacion Tabusares alias Bong Encarnacion has joined the New People’s Army in Arakan, North Cotabato, the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) has confirmed. This was verified in an official report […]