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NPA seizes 5 high-powered rifles from army soldiers in Mis Or encounter

MANILA — In the mountainous area of Macupa, Talisayan in Misamis Oriental, an armed encounter between a unit of the New People’s Army (NPA) and soldiers from the 58th Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army, took place at 9:30 in the morning of Feb 23. The Army is in the area reportedly gearing up for combat operations.…

By RONALYN V. OLEA
“After almost four years of waiting, we finally see a glimmer of hope…While we seem to have won this battle, the real measure of success is the recovery of my son. We shall continue the fight until Jonas is returned to us, alive and well and justice is served.” – Edita Burgos

By ROD TAJON Northern Dispatch Bulatlat.com STA. LUCIA, Ilocos Sur — Human rights advocates condemned the murder of an Ilocos peasant and the continuing violations of people’s rights as a result of joint military operations in the area by the 50th and 86th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army (IB PA). The fact-finding mission (FFM)…

Annual audit reports of the Commission on Audit (COA) show that the Philippine Army chiefs rom 2003 to 2007 have accumulated P1.6 billion or US$34.396 million (based on exchange rate of US$1: P46.516) in unliquidated cash advances. Bayan Muna Represesentative Satur Ocampo said, “The COA rendered an adverse opinion on the fairness of presentations of…

Five students of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) branch in Lopez, Quezon have been slapped with rebellion charges. The Philippine Army’s 76th Infantry Battalion tags them as “infiltrators” from the New People’s Army (NPA) who are deployed in schools “to recruit rebels.” The students say that the accusation is but “a story fabricated…

Melvin Mamis, 27, a correspondent of the alternative multi-media group Southern Tagalog Exposure, was choked as a soldier of the 20th Special Forces grabbed his camera. He was forcibly brought inside the camp where he was repeatedly punched at the stomach. Willy Solis, a volunteer of the human rights group Karapatan-Southern Tagalog, was slapped, punched…

Melvin Mamis, 27, a correspondent of the alternative multi-media group Southern Tagalog Exposure, was choked as a soldier of the 20th Special Forces grabbed his camera. He was forcibly brought inside the camp where he was repeatedly punched at the stomach. Willy Solis, a volunteer of the human rights group Karapatan-Southern Tagalog, was slapped, punched…