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NDF offers unilateral truce with govt against terrorism

By Raymund B. Villanueva Kodao Productions NOORDWIJK AAN ZEE, The Netherlands — The National Democratic Front (NDF) peace panel has formally offered the Duterte government “cooperation and coordination” in the “fight against terrorism, terrorist groups and acts of terrorism.” After last-minute backchannel talks with Government of the Republic of the ...

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Reds razed 61 heavy equipment since January

By Nitz Arancon Correspondent THE New People’s Army have burnt a total of 61 trucks, backhoes, and other agricultural heavy equipment since January this year, according to Camp Alagar’s commander. Northern Mindanao Police Regional Director Chief Supt. Agripino Javier said aside from razing heavy equipment, the communist guerrillas have also ...

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‘Creeping nationwide martial rule set back talks,’ commies say

By Raymund B. Villanueva Kodao Productions NOORDWIJK AAN ZEE, The Netherlands — The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) blamed the Rodrigo Duterte government for the cancellation of the fifth round of formal negotiations with the National Democratic Front (NDF), saying the setback is Manila government’s sole responsibility. The Government ...

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Gingoog Police arrest high value target

By Edwin Iyo Correspondent The team of  Gingoog City  Police Station arrested high value target  during buy-bust yesterday morning at Lugod St., Mambitoon in Barangay 18, Gingoog City. Authorities identified the drug suspect as Rolly Apao, 62, married, and a resident of Barangay 18. The suspect owns a printing shop ...

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Mayor Sara reiterates peace offer to Maoists

By MART D. SAMBALUD Davao Today DAVAO City — Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio renewed calls for the New People’s Army to lay down their firearms and stop their offensive operations. Duterte-Carpio also said she is hopeful to have a “localized peace talks” with the communist rebels in Davao region. ...

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Martial law marred with EJKs

By PAULO C. RIZAL Davao Today DAVAO City — Human rights group Karapatan reported that the first week of martial law has resulted into extrajudicial killings and displacement in communities. Karapatan Southern Mindanao Region spokesperson Jay Apiag said the military launched air strikes in populated areas.  Military operations in the ...

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Guerrillas killed in Matanao identified

By Eldie S. Aguirre Digos City Bureau Chief DIGOS City — The New People’s Army (NPA) rebels who were slain during an encounter with government troopers on Monday were identified yesterday. A village official in Kiblawan identified Wangan Anti as one of the slain rebels. Anti is a resident of ...

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Gan decries ‘attack’ on ambulant vendors

By LITO RULONA Correspondent City Councilor and Minority Floor Leader Leon Gan called down City Mayor Oscar Moreno, Majority Floor Leader Ian Mark Nacaya, and the management of City Economic Enterprise Department (CEED) for being “anti-poor.” In his radio program “Ang Baruganan” over the weekend, Gan said the imposition of ...

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