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events and issues involving armed insurgent groups — CPP-NPA-NDF, MILF, MNLF

Two dead, three wounded as rebels attack army patrol base

Rebels attack a Civilian Armed Auxiliary base in Lubuagan, Kalinga a day after the president called on the military to destroy the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army killing a soldier and wounding three paramilitary members.

Rebels say warlordism, vote buying rampant in Abra

The communist rebel forces operating in Abra province claimed that despite the different task force formed in the past to eliminate private armies and vote buying, the practice remains and continues to worsen in Abra.

Militant film launched on Human Rights Day commemoration

Tignayan Productions, a local alternative media outfit in Ilocos launched a film inspired by true events that led to the upsurge of the revolutionary movement in the region early evening on December 10, as part of this year’s International Human Rights Day commemoration.

Ilocos Sur rebel leader, among 2018 Bantayog honorees

One of this year’s seven Bantayog ng mga Bayani honorees, Alfredo Celi Cezar, Jr., an ordained deacon and teacher, did more than joining the parliament of the streets. The namesake of the New People’s Army’s provincial command in Ilocos Sur, joined the list of Martial Law heroes and martyrs in the Wall of Memorial.

Pagdurog ng AFP sa NPA, kinutya ng mga rebelde

VIGAN CITY — Kinutya at pinasinungalingan ng New People’s Army (NPA) ang deklarasyon ng gobyernong Duterte na “madudurog” nito ang rebolusyunaryong kilusan sa gitnang bahagi ng 2019.

Gov’t troops, NPA clash in Ilocos Sur

VIGAN CITY — Government troops figured in a 30-minute clash with New People’s Army guerrillas just before noon of September 8 in the town of Gregorio Del Pilar in Ilocos Sur.

Military fibs about encounter with NPA

BAGUIO CITY — The leader of the New People’s Army (NPA) operating in the Ilocos and Cordillera provinces said the 5th Infantry Division of the Armed Forces of the Philippines “distorted [the] news” on the firefight that ensued between the rebels and soldiers of the 50th Infantry Battalion on August 30 in Mainit, Bontoc.

Takot hatid ng militar sa Isabela

JONES, Isabela — Nagdulot ng takot at pangamba sa ng mga residente at mga lokal na opisyal ang mala-Martial Law na kalagayan sa Barangay Sta. Isabel, Jones, Isabela sanhi ng pagdating at paghimpil ng pwersa ng Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) mula pa noong Hulyo. Ang presensiya ng militar ay bahagi umano ng pagpapaigting nila ng operasyon laban sa New People’s Army at pagpapatupad ng Community Support Program (CSP)sa ilalim ng Oplan Kapayapaan ng administrasyong Duterte.

Religious convene Cordillera peace network

BAGUIO CITY — Church leaders from the different Christian denominations in Northern Luzon met in the city on August 27-28 to affirm their commitment for peace building. The gathering aimed to provide updates on the peace talks between the Philippine government (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), and present the overview of the draft Comprehensive Agreement on Social and Economic Reforms (CASER).

Local Peace Talks may work if…

A Catholic leader sees localized peace talks working and complimenting the peace efforts between the GRP and NDFP if utilized as means to promote and discuss the overall agenda of the talks and the proposals of both parties to the wider public.