MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law that intends to strengthen the country’s anti-money laundering act (AMLA).Republic Act (RA) 11521, inked by Duterte on January 20, introduces amendments to RA 9160 or the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2001 in a bid to prevent the country… Read More
MANILA – Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go called on Filipinos to unite against terrorism as he paid tribute to the ultimate sacrifice of the 44 Special Action Force (SAF) commandos who died in the so-called Mamasapano massacre on Jan. 25, 2015.“Six years ago, our nation… Read More
DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS. National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. (right) and Department of Budget and Management Secretary Wendel Avisado. Esperon said Saturday (Jan. 23, 2021) some 215 barangays in the Davao Region will be given PHP20 million worth of funds for the Barangay Development Program under the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict. (PNA photo by Prexx Marnie Kate Trozo)
DAVAO CITY – A total of 215 barangays in the Region 11 (Davao) will be given PHP20 million worth of funds for the Barangay Development Program (BDP) under the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC).In a press conference here on Saturday, National Security Adviser… Read More
Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff Gen. Gilbert Gapay has ordered all his commanders to totally dismantle all remaining New People’s Army (NPA) guerrilla fronts as the communist terrorists have been seriously weakened by government offensives.
“All remaining communist guerrilla fronts shall be simultaneously addressed and defeated toward the end of 2021. I noticed a lot of these NPA units have been weakened so this is our target for all the Unified Commands,” he said in a statement late Saturday.
Gapay also ordered all area commanders to set priority targets per quarter along with their task to expedite the clearing of identified focus areas to hasten the dismantling of remaining guerrilla fronts.
A total of 54 so-called guerrilla fronts remains with nine other regional armed groups which were already decimated and on the brink of collapse. This came after the successful dismantling of 22 communist fighting and propaganda units.
ed to enter the host country, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said… Read More
Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) terrorist units in Bicol continue to crumble due to sustained community support program (CSP) and combat operations being conducted by the Army’s 9th Infantry Division.This, according to Southern Luzon Command… Read More
The Philippine government has scaled up its war against terrorists with a new strategy aimed at the pockets of the terrorist organizations and their operatives.
Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Sunday that bank deposits and other assets of the terrorist Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing, New People’s Army (NPA), have been put on freeze by the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC),
The CPP and the its armed wing, the NPA, have been designated recently as terrorist organizations by the Anti-Terrorism Council (ATC), the body given such power under the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020.
The AMLC approved its freeze order against the CPP and the NPA and other designated terrorist groups lastDecember 23 after the ATC formally designated the organizations as terrorist groups.
AMLC Executive Director Mel Racela explained how far the freeze could go: “There are no accounts under the name of CPP/NPA, but the FO (freeze order) covers the related accounts (RA) of said organization. RA means all accounts opened and maintained for the benefit of said organization, the identification of which the banks and other covered persons will play a very important role.”
“The freeze order is intended to preemptively deprive designated terror organizations of resources to prevent possible terror attacks,” Racela said.
The CPP/NPA combine has already been declared as terrorists by foreign governments.
On Aug. 9, 2002, the United States government designated the CPP-NPA as foreign terrorist organization and to date continues to include the group in its list.
Similar designation was made by the European Union on Oct. 28,2002 and reaffirmed on Jan. 13, 2020. Australia also placed the CPP-NPA in its list of terror group on Oct. 28,2002 and was relisted in November 2013.
The United Kingdom similarly placed the group on its list on Aug. 14, 2002 and reaffirmed it on July 7, 2020 along with New Zealand which placed it on a similar list in October 2010 and renewed its listing in September 2019. (with PNA report)