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ROBREDO DENIES LINK TO COMMUNISTS

No alliance with groups using violence to push agenda

Presidential candidate, Vice President Leni Robredo, on Thursday, said she would not ally with anyone using violence to push their agenda

.Robredo made the statement amid alleged efforts to red-tag her and her supporters.”Hindi ako makikipag-alyado sa kahit sinong gumagamit ng dahas… Read More

VISAYAS WARNED VS. ATTACKS FROM MINDANAO TERROR GROUPS

Security expert calls for vigilance vs. ‘constant’ terror threats

By ROGER M. BALANZA

National security analyst Rommel Bantaoi said the security sector in the Visayan regions must be vigilant against threats of attacks by terrorist groups.

Bantaoi in Cebu City on Wednesday, March 16, identified the terrorist groups as the communist New People’s Army (NPA) and Moro terror groups.

The security analyst warned of different ways of perpetrating terror attacks which may be carried out using an aerial drone, “lone wolf” suicide bomber, car bombs, and even animal bombs.

Banlaoi, who spoke during a “colloquium” as part of the celebration of the 34th founding anniversary of the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) Visayas Command (Viscom) on March 29, said terrorist organizations in Mindanao are still capable of staging terror attacks, citing some incidents occurring even after the Marawi siege.

“Terrorism in the Philippines is not disappearing. It is not disappearing because we have to understand terrorism in the Philippines in the context of our domestic security threats. Domestically, we have been experiencing prolonged internal armed conflict associated with communist rebellion initiated (and) led by the New People’s Army and Moro separatist group especially the Abu Sayyaf Group, the various factions of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, and other pro-ISIS elements now operating in the Philippines,” he said. (With PNA report)

ANTI-TERRORISM COUNCIL NAMES TERRORIST GROUPS IN PHILIPPINES

16 organizations linked to Reds

The Anti-Terrorism Council (ATC) has named 16 underground organizations linked to the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) as terrorist groups.In Resolution No. 288 (2022) dated January 26 and signed by ATC vice chairperson and National Security Adviser… Read More

HAMAS ASSASSINS IN PHILIPPINES VS. ISRAELIS

PNP intel group uncovers terror plot

Philippine National Police-Intelligence Group (PNP-IG) on Tuesday announced that it has uncovered attempts by a known foreign terrorist organization to wage a proxy war in the country by recruiting Filipino subordinates who will carry out terrorist activities targeting Israeli citizens.

In a report to PNP director for Intelligence Maj. Gen. Michael John Dubria, IG chief Brig. Gen. Neil Alinsangan said a local contact of “Hamas”, a Middle East-based Islamist militant group that played a major role in carrying out attacks against Israelis and Arabs, tipped them about the alleged plot.

“Our Filipino source identified the Hamas operative as ‘Bashir’ who was reportedly attempting to establish a foothold in the Philippines with pledges of financial support to some local threat groups including militant extremists with links to the international terrorist organizations,” Alinsangan said. Read More

Terrorists will benefit from HR Defenders bill

MANILA – A civic organization has expressed opposition to House Bill (HB) No. 10576, also known as the Human Rights Defenders Bill, saying it was drafted to protect human rights offenders like communist terrorist groups (CTGs).In a statement issued on Thursday, the group Hands Off Our Children… Read More

House passes bill protecting human rights defenders – Rappler

HR Defenders bill ‘dangerous’: NTF-ELCAC

HR Defenders bill undermines efforts to end local armed conflict

CENTINO: AFP closer to gaining victory vs. all threats

MANILA – Newly-appointed Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff, Lt. Gen. Andres Centino, on Friday said the military is closer to attaining victory against all security threats in the country.In his assumption speech, Centino said the winning streak of the AFP can be attributed… Read More

House leader wants fixed 3-year term for AFP chief

Army commander Andres Centino is new AFP chief

MANILA — The chairman of the House Strategic Intelligence Committee on Friday called for the immediate passage of a measure seeking to prescribe a fixed three-year tour of duty for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff.Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny Pimentel made the call after… Read More

Duterte names Centino as new AFP chief

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has picked Philippine Army (PA) commander, Lt. Gen. Andres Centino as the 57th chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).In a press statement, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque confirmed Centino’s appointment.”We confirm that President… Read More