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Abra residents fear contracting Covid-19 from operating soldiers
April 10, 2020 |

Families in far-flung Abra villages worry that Covid-19 disease might reach their communities as soldiers from outside the province arrived to join local military forces in their continuing operations. This was revealed by New People’s Army (NPA)-Abra spokesperson Ka Florencio Baluga in a statement last April 9. Baluga said that after the Duterte government’s declaration […]

AFP is on ceasefire violation streak, attacks NPA conducting Covid-19 info drive in Iloilo
April 09, 2020 |

The Armed Forces of the Philippines is on a ceasefire violation streak after attacking members of the New People’s Army in Iloilo. This is the nth time that government troops attacked the NPA despite a GRP unilateral ceasefire declaration issued last March 19. Troopers of the 301st Brigade fired at a unit of the NPA-Central […]

AFP gambling, cockfighting in Zambo and MisOcc villages, as counterinsurgency intensifies amid Covid-19 ceasefire
April 08, 2020 |

Operating troops of the AFP in Zamboanga and Misamis Occidental have been reported going around villages and communities with no face masks, potentially exposing peasant and Lumad residents to Covid-19. In complete disregard of the residents’ health, the soldiers conducted gambling and drinking sessions, and even spearheaded cockfights in the communities amid the pandemic. These […]

AFP dropped 84 bombs, fired cannons 395 times in Bukidnon since 2018
April 08, 2020 |

The AFP continues to waste hundreds of millions of pesos of people’s money in relentless aerial and artillery operations in the hinterlands of the Bukidnon province. According to the New People’s Army (NPA) in Bukidnon, it recorded at least 84 incidents of aerial bombardment since 2018, and 395 shelling of mountainous villages of Bukidnon. For […]

AFP bombing spree in Bukidnon-Davao border amid Covid-19 ceasefire

  The Armed Forces of the Philippines is on a bombing spree and continues to carry out focused military offensives in the Bukidnon-Davao border area in disregard of the Covid-19 ceasefires declared by the Duterte government (March 19 to April 15) and by the Communist Party of the Philippines (March 26 to April 15). Based […]

Military ops against NPA continue in more than 90 villages amid Covid-19 ceasefire
April 05, 2020 |

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) on Friday denounced the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippines National Police (PNP) for mounting relentless operations against the New People’s Army (NPA) amid the Covid-19 crisis. Military and police units across the country have carried out successive offensives resulting in armed encounters despite their […]

On “orders” of Sara, Duterte ceasefire disregarded in Davao regions
April 03, 2020 |

Reports of AFP combat operations against the New People’s Army in the Davao regions filtered through radio reports and social media yesterday, April 1, indicating that the unilateral ceasefire declared by its chief commander-in-chief is being blatantly disregarded in his own bailiwick. Callers of the station Radyo ni Juan reported continued military operations in Paquibato […]

71st IB arrests Lumads hunting for food
April 03, 2020 |

The families of at least 11 Lumad peasants reported them missing since they were illegally arrested by troopers of the 71st IB in Sitio Manggapaluway in Pantukan last March 30. The said peasants werre on their way home from hunting wild boar in the forests. One of the Lumads was accompanied by his two children. […]

59th IB troops attack NPA despite Duterte CF order
April 02, 2020 |

Another armed encounter erupted the other day in the Southern Tagalog region after troops of the 59th Infantry Battalion raided an NPA camp in Gumaca town, Quezon. This was the second armed attack in two days carried out by the AFP desptie Duterte’s declaration of unilateral ceasefire. Cleo del Mundo, NPA-Quezon spokesperson, disclosed in a […]

PKM fears Duterte’s response to Covid-19 might lead to another “Kidapawan”
April 02, 2020 |

The Pambansang Katipunan ng mga Magbubukid (PKM) in Southern Mindanao yesterday expressed fears that the response of the Duterte regime to the current crisis brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic might lead to another tragedy similar to the Kidapawan massacre four years ago. The PKM yesterday enjoined the people to remember the Kidapawan massacre in […]