Government troops and the New People’s Army engaged in an hour-long fight after some 40 communist rebels attacked soldiers in Barangay Aliwagwag in Cateel, Davao Oriental on Sunday, April 23.
A group of environmental advocates lauded Thursday the plan of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Gina Lopez on engaging communist rebels for development projects.
Two soldiers on Wednesday were reunited with their families after being detained as “prisoners of war” by the New People’s Army.
The New People’s Army, armed-wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines, released the two soldiers who were held captive for almost 11 weeks somewhere in Matanao town in Davao del Sur on Wednesday.
The Communist Party of the Philippines called the military operations against a score of Abu Sayyaf members in the tourist province of Bohol an “overkill.”
The “people’s court” of the National Democratic Front in Southern Mindanao indicted former President Benigno Aquino III, North Cotabato Gov. Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza, Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph Evangelista, North Cotabato Representative Nancy Catamco, for “crimes against humanity” following the death of two farmers during the Kidapawan bloody dispersal of 6, 000 Lumad and farmers in April, last year.
The head of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office of Valencia City in Bukidnon clarified Thursday that the school allegedly burned by the New People’s Army turned out to be caused a faulty electrical wiring.
Members of revolutionary youth organizations staged a lightning rally along the intersection of Elpidio Quirino Avenue and Magallanes Street here to mark the 48th founding anniversary of the New People’s Army, the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines.
The Communist Party of the Philippines said that it elected young leaders and amended its programs and constitutions during its second congress held on Oct.14 to Nov. 7, last year.
Seven soldiers died in an encounter with the New People’s Army in Kalamansig town in Sultan Kudarat on Tuesday, March 21.