Archive of News Stories

Floods and forests, plunder and profit
November 18, 2020 | News Stories

The ecological debacle that the Philippines is currently facing is characterized by floods, landslides and mudslides which devastated vast areas in Luzon at the heels of successive typhoons in the past few weeks. The culprits are easily identifiable—mega dams stopping the flow of rivers, alongside historical denudation of the country’s mountains. Alongside their demand for […]

4 journos fall victim to another round of attacks against media
November 12, 2020 | News Stories

Four journalists fell victim to another round of attacks against media workers in the Philippines. A radio commentator was killed and two others were arrested in Luzon on Tuesday, while another Visayas-based reporter was red-tagged last week. The attacks came after the Philippines was listed on October 28 as seventh most dangerous country in the […]

People’s real conditions negate NEDA’s “worst is over” assessment
November 11, 2020 | News Stories

The Filipino people are not assured by the Duterte regime’s economic managers’ claim that “the worst is over for the country,” as they continue to bear the brunt of the sharp economic crisis caused by the Duterte regime’s failed pandemic response as well as the impact of successive typhoons which slammed the country in recent […]

NPA-MisOr strikes destructive Del Monte Phils. Inc.
October 11, 2020 | News Stories

Three dump trucks and a bus used in plantation operations by multinational Del Monte Philippines Inc. (DMPI) were paralyzed by Red fighters of the New People’s Army-Misamis Oriental morning of October 6. Ka Nicolas Marino, the NPA unit’s spokesperson, confirmed the armed action which happened at Sitio Talambao, Brgy. Bulahan, Claveria, Misamis Oriental. Police reports […]

CAFGU-handler killed in ambush
October 10, 2020 | News Stories

Private First Class Ariel Guinsod Maca was killed in an ambush by a unit of the New People’s Army in Surigao del Sur, Ka Sandara Sidlakan, spokesperson of the said unit confirmed in a statement. Maca belongs to the 36th IB and is assigned as the cadreman or handler of paramilitary groups in the area. […]

State forces massacre village officials, businessman in Masbate
October 03, 2020 | News Stories

A businessman and two village officials in Masbate were abducted in separate places by the 2nd IB and the 1st Masbate Police Mobile Force Company on September 26 and brought to Barangay Alas, Mandaon where they were summarily killed two days later at around 5:30 a.m.. The victims were identified as businessman Jerry Regala of […]

AFP squanders P1.2 million daily in Mindanao combat ops amid severe learning modules shortage
October 02, 2020 | News Stories

That the Duterte regime would rather fund bombs than books is clearly demonstrated in Mindanao, where the military is on a spending spree in its relentless counterinsurgency campaign. Here, the regime spends at least P1.2 million daily in focused military operations, all while refusing to allocate sufficient funds for basic self-learning modules (SLM) for students. […]

79th IB officers pocket P4 million from fake surrenders in Negros
October 01, 2020 | News Stories

In a statement last September 28, Juanito Magbanua of the New People’s Army-Negros Island revealed that the 79th IB pocketed around P4 million from the “surrender“ of 63 supposed former mass supporters of the revolutionary movement in Barangay Sta. Rosa, Murcia. The military unit is headed by Lt. Col. Gerard Alvaran. The said military unit […]

AFP beheads farmer in Kabankalan City
October 01, 2020 | News Stories

On September 26, Bernardo Guillen, a 50-year old farmer was found dead near his farm in Brgy. Tan-awan, Kabankalan City in Negros Occidental. He was beheaded and his body mutilated. In September 17, Guillen was working when a firefight broke out between the New People’s Army-Negros and a composite team of 94th IB near his […]

NPA-Western Samar strikes at 19th IB anew
October 01, 2020 | News Stories

Read in: Pilipino Five fascist soldiers were killed and 12 were wounded after elements of the 19th Infantry Battalion were ambushed by the New People’s Army-Western Samar (Arnulfo Ortiz Command) in Barangay Santa Cruz, Matuguinao last September 26 at around five in the morning. The NPA-AOC employed a command-detonated explosive (CDX) against a unit of […]