DEMPSEY REYES

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A NATIONWIDE declaration of martial law will depend on the political and military situation and actions of the so-called “enemies” of the state like the Islamic State (IS)-linked terror groups and the New People’s Army (NPA), Armed Forces Chief Rey Leonardo Guerrero said on Friday. At the same time, however,…

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A member of the Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit (Cafgu) and his son were shot dead by armed men, believed to be members of the New People’s Army (NPA) who barged into their home in San Francisco, Quezon, on Wednesday night. Maj. Gen. Rhoderick Parayno, commander of the Philippine Army’s…

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Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chairman Jose Maria “Joma” Sison on Monday dismissed statements that he may lose his asylum status once the CPP and its armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA), are declared terrorist groups. Sison responded to the statements of analyst Ramon Casiple and Foreign…

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TWO soldiers died and eight others were injured after a military truck turned turtle while traversing the Bulwang Spring/So Lukeke crossing in Antipas, Cotabato on Monday. Lieutenant Silver Belvis, civil-military operations officer of the 39th Infantry Battalion (IB), said at about 9:30 a.m. in Barangay Malatab a KM450 military truck…

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COMMUNIST Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chairman Jose Maria “Joma” Sison dismissed statements that he would lose his asylum status following President Rodrigo Duterte’s proclamation that the CPP and its armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA), were terror groups. Sison was responding to analyst Ramon Casiple and Foreign Affairs…

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Military ground commanders in Mindanao recommended a one-year extension of martial law, according to a well-placed source. The source told reporters the recommendation came from those who were familiar with the situation in Mindanao during and after the siege in Marawi City. “The recommendations from the ground commanders went straight…

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SECURITY officials are gearing up for the massive crackdown on the New People’s Army (NPA) and the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), which were recently tagged as terrorist groups by President Rodrigo Duterte. A source from the military who asked not to be named said security officials are preparing…

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) expects the New People’s Army (NPA) to intensify its recruitment activities to boost the number of its fighters. Col. Edgard Arevalo, AFP public affairs chief, said to counter the NPA recruitment, the military will hold dialogs with students, school heads and local government…

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Four New People’s Army (NPA) rebels and two soldiers were killed after an encounter between military troops and the communist rebels in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato on Sunday afternoon. The gunfight happened at about 1 p.m. when members of the Philippine Army’s 27th Infantry Battalion were verifying the reported sighting…

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A distressed vessel carrying about 66 passengers en route to Zamboanga City was rescued by a Philippine Navy ship off Baluk-Baluk Island in Basilan on Friday night. Rear Admiral Rene Medina, commander of the Naval Forces of Western Mindanao, said the rescue of the distressed vessel was done last Friday…

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