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81st IB persecuting civilians in Ilocos Sur anew

QUIRINO, Ilocos Sur — Soldiers of the 81st IB detatched in Patungcaleo, Quirino, Ilocos Sur are harassing and threatening civilians after a suspected team of the New People’s Army (NPA) attacked the army detatment here, accusing them of being part of the NPA machinery.

NPA’s Leonardo Pacsi Command owns to burning Hedcor

BAGUIO CITY – The Leonardo Pacsi Command (LPC) of the New People’s Army (NPA) admitted to the dismantling and burning of the sub-station of Hedcor- Sabangan at Otucan Norte, Bauko, Mt. Province, which serves as the transmission station from the power plant to the national grid, at around 10:45 in the evening of October 10.

Ibaloy elders hit NCIP anew

BAGUIO CITY — Members of the council of elders of Ibaloy ancestral land claimants in Baguio asserts that there is no need for the conduct of yet another assembly for the selection of an indigenous people’s mandatory represenatative (IPMR) to the city council and called on the the National Commision on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) regional director to affirm the IPMR they have selected.

Abra group slams military, gov’t ops

BAGUIO CITY — In a press statement on October 3, Kakailian Salakniban Ta’y Amin a Nagtaudan (KASTAN) denounced what seems to be a partnership by the military and the provincial government in launching a counterinsurgency (COIN) program “against the civilian citizenry of Abra.

NPA confiscates 10 firearms in four raids

BAGUIO CITY – Operatives from the Henry Abraham Command – New People’s Army (NPA) in Northeast Cagayan confiscated a total of 10 firearms in the towns of Buguey and Sta Teresita on October 7.

NPA Abra inatake ang kampo ng CAFGU

BAGUIO CITY — Inatake ng mga miyembro ng Saulo Lumadao Front sa ilalim ng Agustin Begnalen Command (ABC) – NPA Abra ang detatsment ng CAFGU sa Brgy. Labaan, Bucloc, Abra noong Setyember 27 bandang alas singko ng hapon, ayon sa isang pahayag ng nasabing kumand.

NGO alarmed over harassment vs development workers

BAGUIO CITY — Katinnulong Dagiti Umili ti Amianan Inc. (In aide of the people of the North or Kaduami), a non-government organization dedicated in delivering development works and services to the marginalized people in North Luzon calls for a stop to what they call systematic harassment against two of its members.

Kasibu kinondena red-tagging ng 84th IB

SANTIAGO CITY — Kinondena ng maka-kalikasang organisasyon, residente, at grupo ng karapatang pantao ang pagbabansag ng elemento ng militar sa ilalim ng 84th IB sa mga NGO at mamamayan ng Brgy. Dine na sila diumano ay “supporter” ng rebeldeng New People’s Army (NPA).

Baguio vows to prevent comeback of Martial Law

BAGUIO CITY — Nostalgic was how Chancellor Raymund Rovillos of the University of the Philippines Baguio decribed his feeling during a forum against tyranny at the Saint Louis School on the 45th anniversary of the declartion of martial, September 21.

NDFP says PA official ignorant of minimum age for combatants

BAGUIO CITY — National Democratic Front of the Philippines-Ilocos Spokesperson Rosa Guidon in a statement sent to the media said that the statement of Lt. Col. Eugenio Julio Osias, Commanding Officer of the 81st Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army (IBPA) reveals the military’s deception and ignorance of the prescribed minimum age of combatant under the International Humanitarian Law (IHL).