Archive of News Stories

Press Release | Soldiers steal and butcher resident’s cow in Abra, raze forest
April 20, 2020 | News Stories

Armed troopers of the Charlie Company of the 24th and 69th IB stole a resident’s cow in Barangay Guinguinabang, Lacub, Abra, late last month. The New People’s Army (NPA)-Abra disclosed in a report on Sunday that the soldiers butchered and ate the cow in Barangay Buneg, in Mt. Bumarayon. Before the incident, the soldiers ransacked […]

Press Release | Squandering funds amid crisis: AFP uses helicopters, drops anti-communist leaflets in Mountain Province
April 16, 2020 | News Stories

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has once again displayed its utter insensitivity by squandering public funds in its relentless counter-insurgency campaign in Mountain Province amid the Covid-19 crisis. This was the reaction of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) to information about the military flying helicopters to drop propaganda leaflets in the […]

Press Release | Duterte ceasefire lapses with more violations in Southern Tagalog
April 16, 2020 | News Stories

Pres. Rodrigo Duterte’s unilateral ceasefire declaration has lapsed on Thursday midnight, but only with more violations perpetrated by his armed forces in Southern Tagalog. In a report, the New People’s Army (NPA)-Southern Tagalog disclosed that the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police (PNP) continues to occupy and operate in at least […]

Villagers confront credit-grabbing army battalion in Bulusan, Sorsogon
April 15, 2020 | News Stories

Soldiers from the 31st IB drew flak for their attempt to take over the distribution of relief goods by local barangay officials in a village in Bulusan, Sorsogon on Tuesday, April 14. Reports reached the New People’s Army (NPA) in the province that village officials refused to hand over the said relief goods as these […]

NPA-Masbate thwarts AFP, PNP ceasefire offensive
April 14, 2020 | News Stories

Another armed encounter ensued last April 10 in the Bicol region after a platoon of the 2nd Infantry Battalion and PNP led by 2Lt. Jay Zachary Tunguia attempted to encircle an NPA unit in Barangay Cabas-an, Aroroy, Masbate. This was 13th attack perpetrated by Duterte’s forces since his declaration of a unilateral ceasefire last month. […]

Gov’t inaction amid Covid-19 an early ‘Tiempo Muerto’ for Negrenses, PKM-Negros says
April 11, 2020 | News Stories

Farmers and farmworkers of Negros Island are yet to receive aid coming from the Duterte administration as Covid-19 wreaks havoc in the island. Reports confirmed atleast 14 cases of Covid-19 with 2 deaths. Local lockdowns were declared in the island’s two provinces last March 15 and 17.

Felicidad Mercado, spokesperson of Pambansang Katipunan ng mga Magbubukid […]

NDF-Bicol tags Duterte’s extended lockdown a dress rehearsal for martial rule
April 11, 2020 | News Stories

The National Democratic Front (NDF)-Bicol today lambasted the Duterte regime’s extension of its militarist lockdown until April 30. The regime issued its declaration of extension last April 7. “With additional 15 days of lockdown, abuses of the most basic human rights will worsen,” Maria Roja Banua, spokesperson of NDF-Bicol said. With Ret. Gen. Carlito Galvez […]

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

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 | News Stories

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 | News Stories

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 […]