Duterte offers P20K bounty for head of every NPA rebel

  DAVAO CITY — President Rodrigo R. Duterte offered a PHP20,000 bounty for the head of every member of the New People’s Army (NPA) who continue to harass the Indigenous Peoples…

AFP to track down NPAs behind beheading of militiaman

MANILA — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) vowed to track down and bring to justice the communist rebels responsible for torturing and beheading an off-duty militiaman whom they caught…

NOLCOM on alert after series of NPA attacks

  MANILA — The Tarlac-based Northern Luzon Command (NOLCOM) has placed all its units on alert following a series of attacks by communist rebels in Kalinga and Isabela on Tuesday. Lt.…

NPA ambush on relief troops validates Yuletide truce halt

MANILA — The unprovoked New People’s Army (NPA) attack on troops conducting relief operations in ‘Urduja’-battered Northern Samar is the reason why the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is not…

M-16s seized from NPAs in Nueva Ecija

MANILA — Government troops seized assorted New People’s Army (NPA) materiel, including two M-16 automatic rifles, following an encounter with rebels in Carranglan, Nueva Ecija Wednesday morning. The incident took place…

Army, NPAs clash in Nueva Ecija

CARRANGLAN, Nueva Ecija — Soldiers from the Scout Platoon of the Philippine Army’s 84th Battalion clashed with 10 suspected New People’s Army (NPA) members in Barangay Bunga in Carranglan on Wednesday.…

Military won’t give in to holiday truce pleas

  MANILA — The military is not inclined to give in to a Christmas truce with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) despite calls by some…

Aguirre wants CPP-NPA legally tagged as terror group

MANILA — The Department of Justice (DOJ) has ordered the Office of the Prosecutor General (OPG) to file a formal petition before the regional trial court (RTC) to legally declare the…

Lorenzana tells public: Be vigilant as NPAs now terrorists

MANILA — Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is urging the Filipino people to safeguard their respective communities from possible violent and treacherous acts perpetrated by the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People…

AFP expects more NPA attacks on ‘soft targets’

MANILA — Following their tactical defeat in Nasugbu, Batangas last week, the remaining New People’s Army (NPA) bandits are expected to intensify their attacks against “soft targets”. This was disclosed by…

FVR urges AFP, PNP to tighten security amid NPA attacks

MANILA – Former President Fidel V. Ramos on Saturday urged the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to be “alert and watchful” in the government’s…

PNP Bicol on heightened alert after ambush of police convoy

LEGAZPI CITY — A cop was killed while six others were hurt early Saturday in an attack by a group of suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels that fired at two-vehicle…

Reds should have been sincere in pursuing peace talks: AFP

MANILA — If the rebels really care about the country and its people, they should have shown sincerity in pursuing peace talks with the government. This was stressed by Armed Forces…

Troops arrest 2 ranking NPA leaders

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Joint military and police operatives have arrested two ranking leaders of the New People’s Army (NPA) in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, military officials said Monday. Brig.…

Duterte to list CPP-NPA-NDF as terrorist

DAVAO CITY — Like the United States, President Rodrigo Duterte will place the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) in the list of terrorists. If he had…

3 rebels killed in Capiz clash

ILOILO CITY — Three members of the New People’s Army were killed in a clash with troops of the Philippine Army’s 61st Infantry Battalion (61 IB) Tuesday afternoon at the mountain…

NPA attempt to burn construction equipment foiled

TUGUEGARAO CITY — Police and Army soldiers are now up on their toes in securing a road construction project after six fully-armed suspected New People’s Army rebels tried to burn…