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Cordillera communities celebrate 50th CPP anniversary with CPDF

Celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines- New People’s Army- Cordillera Peoples Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-CPDF)- Mountain Province was held with the local civilian communities from the sectors of youth, women and farmers in recognition of the five decades of organized service of the CPP-NPA-CPDF in the country particularly in Mountain Province.

CPDF joins celebration of CPP 50th year

Somewhere in the Cordillera mountains, members of different revolutionary organizations of peasants, workers, youth and other sectors affiliated with the Cordillera Peoples Democratic Front (CPDF) joined a company of the New People’s Army (NPA) to celebrate the 50th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP).

Two dead, 30 arms seized in Kalinga raid

Communist rebels killed an army trooper and carted away 30 high powered rifle when they raided a Civilian Armed Auxiliary (CAA) patrol base in Lubuagan, Kalinga at dawn of December 23.

BANDILLO | Elusive peace

Efforts were made since early February this year for the possible resumption of formal talks. However, the government backtracked and pushed another track, the localized peace talks which discards the national peace talks held in neutral venue abroad. Last month, November, the President closed all doors to the possible revival of stalled peace talks. He then ordered government forces to wage all-out offensives against the NPA and adopted the whole-of-nation approach to crush the revolutionary movement.

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.