PEACE TALKS RATTLED; PHILIPPINE REBELS TERMINATE CEASEFIRE

GEARING UP FOR BATTLE BY ROGER M. BALANZA Peace negotiations between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and communist rebels have met a roadblock with the insurgents terminating its 6-month unilateral ceasefire for failure by government to … Continue reading PEACE TALKS RATTLED; PHILIPPINE REBELS TERMINATE CEASEFIRE

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LEONCIO KA PARAGO PITAO, NEW PEOPLES ARMY, NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC FRONT, PEACE TALKS – DURIAN POST DURIANBURGDAVAO ARCHIVES

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Xmas truce needs OK from higher ups

Police and military commanders in the Davao Region are willing to silence their guns in a truce with communist rebels during the Christmas season but need the ceasefire go-signal from police and military top brass. Major General Jorge V. Segovia, commander of the Philippine Army’s 10th Infantry Division, said he subscribes to the ceasefire. But he said the order should come from above, adding he would rather that the ceasefire be unilateral. This will be good for us, the rebels and the people, he said. If it is possible, the easefire should be everyday so that we will have peace … Continue reading Xmas truce needs OK from higher ups

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CHR to resume probe on Rebelyn rape-slay case

BY ROGER M. BALANZA TOPNEWS PUBLISHED IN THE DURIAN POST NO. 88 The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) in Davao Region will resume its investigation on the rape-slay of Rebelyn Pitao, the daughter of Leoncio Pitao, also known as Kumander Parago, commander of the Pulang Bagani Command of the New People’s Army (NPA) to gather more pieces of evidence for the possible filing of cases. Atty. Alberto Sipaco, CHR regional director, said the three public inquiries conducted by the commission en banc in 2009 failed to gather hard evidence that warrants the filing and prosecution of cases against possible respondents. … Continue reading CHR to resume probe on Rebelyn rape-slay case

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NPA rebs release Mayor Dano, escorts

Statement on the Release of GPH MayorDano and his two military intelligence escorts October 9, 2011 Private armed groups of GPH politicians, landlords and comprador-capitalists face punitive actions The detention of Mayor Henry Dano of Lingig, Surigao del Sur as an accused under the custody of the revolutionary people’s democratic government and not as a prisoner of war, ends today. His case is conditionally archived to give way to his release. But in the event that he wilfully commits an act or acts that constitute as violation of human rights, international humanitarian law and the laws and policies of the … Continue reading NPA rebs release Mayor Dano, escorts

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Army spokesman tags NPA rebels as peace saboteurs and ‘political terrorists’

MANILA, Oct. 8 (PNA) -– The spokesman of the Philippine Army Saturday branded the New People’s Army (NPA) rebels as peace saboteurs and political terrorists following last Monday’s attacks by about 300 insurgents on three mining firms in Surigao del Norte. Col. Tony Parlade, Army spokesman, said the coordinated attacks have “confirmed our earlier statements that their leadership (Communist Party of the Philippines/National Democratic Front (CPP/NDF) does not have control over their local terrorist leaders.” Parlade said that the raids have shown that CPP/NPA/NDF leadership has no control over Jorge Madlos, a ranking rebel leader operating in north eastern Mindanao, … Continue reading Army spokesman tags NPA rebels as peace saboteurs and ‘political terrorists’

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Philippine rebels warn ‘abusive’ foreign mining firms

BY ROGER M. BALANZA “We are serious and determined to protect our patrimony, sovereignty, and the general welfare and interests of the people and the environment. We will use the full potential of the revolutionary movement to carry out these just policies,” said Jorge “Ka Oris” Madlos, spokesman for the National Democratic Front (NDF)-Mindanao. The NDF, which has an ongoing peace negotiation with the government to end a 40-year old communist insurgency, is the political arm of the communist movement in the Philippines. Communist rebels recently attacked a foreign mining company in Surigao del Norte and burned down its heavy … Continue reading Philippine rebels warn ‘abusive’ foreign mining firms

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KUMANDER PARAGO A LIAR?

THEDURIANBEAT BY ROGER M. BALANZA Last week we received an e-mailed press release from the New Peoples Army on the alleged ambush in Paradise Embak, carried against elements of the 69th IB-1003rd Brigade-10th ID, that the statement said is an “Army unit cowardly hiding under the cloak of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.” We published the press statement, the NPA being a regular sender of its press releases, in our blog, durianburgdavao mindanao newsblog: PRESS STATEMENT September 17, 2011 1 killed in NPA ambush vs 69th IB in Paquibato A commando team of the 1st Pulang Bagani Company-NPA ambushed a … Continue reading KUMANDER PARAGO A LIAR?

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NDF releases video clips, photos of four PNP/BJMP captives

PRESS STATEMENT More than a month after they were taken under custody, the four PNP/BJMP prisoners of war of the New People’s Army, Jail Inspector Murphy Bomoway Todyog (Badge No. 0-08021), Jail Warden Erico Dacillo Llamasares (Badge No. 0-07022), Special Jail Officer 2 (SJ02) Rogelio Begontes (Badge No. 960187), and Jail Officer 1 (JOI) Rolando Delta Bajoyo, Jr., are well , as shown in the video clips and photos taken on August 23 and released by the National Democratic Front Southern Mindanao.  Pointedly criticizing the ongoing military offensives of the Philippine Army as thwarting their freedom, the four also urged … Continue reading NDF releases video clips, photos of four PNP/BJMP captives

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Alex Padilla is an incorrigible liar

By FIDEL V. AGCAOILI Spokesperson, NDFP Negotiating Panel In his continuing tirade against the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), Atty. Alex Padilla, Chairperson of the Negotiating Panel of the Government of the Philippines (GPH), glosses over the fact that the New People’s Army (NPA) has already released seven (7) prisoners of war (POWs) since Benigno Aquino III became president. PEACE TALKS. Agcaoili, left, and Padilla Worse, Padilla also glosses over the extra-judicial killings (50), disappearances (8) and arbitrary arrests and detention (25) committed by the Aquino regime and the accumulated 350 political prisoners under its custody. Padilla must … Continue reading Alex Padilla is an incorrigible liar

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Military to continue operation vs NPAs holding Lingig mayor, 2 military escorts

LEADING THE HUNT. 10th ID, Philippine Army under MGen. Jorge U. Segovia, left,  being welcomed early this year shortly after taking command of the 10th ID, Philippine Army from MGen Carlos Holganza  by Compostela Valley Gov. Chiongkee Uy and  Mawab Mayor Evalina Jampayas.  Segovia is leading the hunt for New Peoples Army rebels holding Surigao del Sur ‘s Lingig Mayor Dano and his two military security escorts. About 15 NPA fronts operate in the boundary of Compostela Valley and Surigao del Sur.  (a.dayao/ids comval) (a.dayao/ids comval) DAVAO CITY – The military will not stop its operation against the New People’s … Continue reading Military to continue operation vs NPAs holding Lingig mayor, 2 military escorts

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DAVAO CITY MAYOR LURES REBEL LEADER TO JOIN CITY FESTIVAL

Sara Duterte invites Parago anew Will he come this time?        For the second time, Mayor Sara Duterte has invited elusive New People’s Army leader Leoncio Pitao aka Kumander Parago to come down from his mountain lair to join Dabawenyos in a festive celebration of the Kadayawan Festival 2011        Mayor Duterte said she is welcoming Parago and his rebel band to join this month’s Kadayawan Festival.        The mayoral invitation to the rebel leader, who carries a P3 million reward, dead or alive, on his head, is the second attempt by Mayor Duterte to lure Kumander Parago away from … Continue reading DAVAO CITY MAYOR LURES REBEL LEADER TO JOIN CITY FESTIVAL

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