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Three 20th IB troops killed in NPA-Northern Samar harassment
May 31, 2021 |

Three operating soldiers of the 20th Infantry Battalion were killed after a unit of the New People’s Army-Northern Samar (Rodante Urtal Command) attacked them outside Barangay San Miguel, Las Navas on the morning of May 24. Red fighters detonated an explosive against the 30-man platoon of the 20th IB’s Alpha Company led by 2nd Lt. […]

Makibaka salutes Myanmar women taking up arms
May 15, 2021 |

The Makabayang Kilusan ng Bagong Kababaihan (Makibaka) lauded women of Myanmar who have dared to join the Myanmar people’s armed resistance against the Tatmadaw or military coup regime. “[The] brutality and despotism [of the Tatmadaw] further drives the revolutionary fervor of the people of Myanmar,” Makibaka said. The group’s remarks came after known Myanmar beauty […]

What did Samarnons gain from RCSP?
May 15, 2021 |

In Western Samar, 11 villages of Calbiga, five in Pinabacdao, and five in Hinabangan have been under unabated Retooled Community Support Program (RCSP) since 2019. During this period, the government funneled millions of pesos of funds into these villages for several projects which remain incomplete. To create the illusion of development alongside its counterinsurgency campaign, […]

The NTF-ELCAC must be abolished—CPP
May 11, 2021 |

In a statement last May 4, the Communist Party of the Philippines called on all democratic forces to unite and demand the abolition of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Insurgency. Since its establishment, the NTF-ELCAC since have been the regime’s command center for its attacks against progressive groups and individuals engaged in […]

46th IB arrests peasant in Samar
May 09, 2021 |

Soldiers of the 46th Infantry Battalion arrested and forced farmer Roben Colocado to go with them in military operations on the second week of April. Colocado is more than 50 years old and a resident of Barangay Daligan, Calbiga, Samar. According to the New People’s Army-Western Samar (Arnulfo Ortiz Command), Colocado was arrested by operating […]

NPA-Northern Samar celebrates NDFP’s 48th anniv amid FMO
May 07, 2021 |

The peasant masses and people’s army in Northern Samar joyously celebrated the 48th anniversary of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) last April amid the enemy’s half-year-long focused military operations. Despite the AFP-PNP’s focused operations, peasants and allies from six barrios attended the celebration to rekindle their unity against militarization. The current situation […]

Inveigled with economic aid, 30 Dumagats arrested and kept in Rizal military camp
April 29, 2021 |

Hoodwinked by the 80th IB and Philippine National Police-Rizal, thirty (30) Dumagats were arrested in Barangay Calawis, Antipolo City on April 13. The Dumagats were summoned to their barangay hall to supposedly receive government aid but were arrested by the 80th IB and PNP-Rizal on the basis of “association” with the revolutionary movement in the […]

CPP slams fake “bayanihan” by the PNP and AFP
April 28, 2021 |

“The order came from “higher ups”,” says the PNP Region 10 in a statement. Yesterday, April 27, 2021, an internal memorandum from the regional office of the PNP was leaked revealing an order to all police units to conduct “bayanihan” activities, imitating community pantries which have sprouted across the country. Among its instructions were to […]

NPA-Negros seizes 3 short firearms
April 24, 2021 |

Two intelligence agents of the 15th IB were killed in an ambush by the New People’s Army (NPA)-Southwest Negros (Armando Sumayang Jr. Command) at Sitio Cambaga, Yaoyao, Cauayan, Negros Occidental on April 3. A .45 calibre pistol, isang 9mm Glock, and intelligence documents were confiscated from them. In the afternoon, four 15th IB troopers were […]

Bulan mayor’s inaction amid rights abuses is unacceptable—NPA-Sorsogon
April 19, 2021 |

Almost a year since the bloody murder of five civilian farmers in Barangay Dolos, Bulan last May 8, 2020, yet not a single word to console the victim’s families and assurance of justice came from Bulan Mayor Romeo Gordola. The New People’s Army-Sorsogon (Celso Minguez Command) slammed Mayor Gordola for his inaction amid the rampage […]