Communist guerillas operating in Kalinga said the pressures employed by the national government to local officials to pass legislations declaring the revolutionary movement as persona non grata would not hinder their operation and growth.
The Agustin Begnalen Command-NPA Abra said it has nothing to do with the early morning gun battle that left two CAFGU members dead in a patrol base in Sallapadan town and attributed the incident to infighting among the government forces.
Suspected New People’s Army guerillas attacked a detachment in Sallapadan, Abra on the morning of August 15 killing two paramilitary members.
Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan, who chairs the Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC) reminded the military during the 2nd Quarter joint meeting of the Regional Development Council-Regional Peace and Order Council (RDC-RPOC) to be careful in branding organizations and advocates of peoples’ rights as communist fronts.
The Police Regional Office Cordillera (PRO-COR) and the Northern Luzon Command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (NOLCOM-AFP) bared the Joint Campaign Plan Kapanatagan on May 24 during the ceremonial signing held at Camp Bado Dangwa. The government expects the fast elimination of revolutionary movement in the Cordillera with the implementation of the regional counter-insurgency design.
The Cordillera Peoples Democratic Front (CPDF) accused the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) of lying when they alleged the New People’s Army (NPA) used an unmanned improvised explosive device (IED) in their April 2 clash that killed a policeman and wounded nine others at Cabunagan, Poblacion, Tadian, Mountain Province.
(Updated Apr 04, 8:00 pm) Government troops have incurred 12 casualties and three villages have been ordered to evacuate in Bauko town after a series of clashes between the authorities and the New People’s Army erupted in the municipality and bordering forest area with Tadian.
Another clash between troops from the Regional Mobile Force Battalion of the Police Regional Office Cordillera and communist rebels occurred in Mountain Province on Sunday.
Communist-rebels in Mountain Province marked the Golden Anniversary of the New People’s Army today, Mar 29, with an attack against operating troops from the Philippine National Police-Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB) Cordillera at around 9:30 AM in Bauko municipality
The Lejo Cawilan Command-New People’s Army Kalinga said military report regarding an encounter in the boundary of Buaya and Mabaca, Balbalan town on Mar 20 is “fake news.”
A Manila court dropped more than 600 individuals the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) named in its petition to proscribe the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army as terrorist organizations.
The government is now on a rampage in Ilocos, targeting progressive groups the Duterte administration accuses of having links with communist rebels.