10th ID-AFP combat operations biggest stumbling block to the possible early release of 4 POWs in ComVal

Anvil Guinto
Crucifino Uballas Command, Front 2 Operations Command, NPA-Southern Mindanao
June 3, 2010

The New People's Army and the revolutionary forces fully recognize the appeals made by the families and other well-meaning groups and individuals for the release of the four arrested AFP men on humanitarian grounds. The NPA, however, believes that the appeals are better addressed to the Command of the 10th Infantry Division-AFP which currently stands as the biggest stumbling block to any possibility of an early release because of its policy of all-out offensive military operations disguised as rescue operations.

NDFP condemns Israel's attack on aid ships for Gaza as crime against humanity

National Executive Committee
National Democratic Front of the Philippines
June 2, 2010

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) condemns in the strongest terms Israel's criminal attack against the people bringing humanitarian aid in solidarity with the people in Gaza.

NDF-EV slams AFP's violations of children's rights

Fr. Santiago "Sanny" Salas
NDF-Eastern Visayas
June 2, 2010

The National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas said today that it is the Armed Forces of the Philippines that has concrete cases of abusing children in situations of armed conflict in the Philippines. "We support the clarification by Fidel Agcaoili, chairman of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines Human Rights Committee, about the NDFP's protection of children," said Fr. Santiago salas, NDF-EV spokesperson.

NPA custodial unit releases video clips of arrested AFP personnel

Anvil Guinto
Crucifino Uballas Command, Front 2 Operations Command, NPA-Southern Mindanao
May 31, 2010

The NPA custodial unit releases video clips of the three arrested cadremen of the two AFP detachments in Maco and Mabini, Compostela Valley Province along with their trusted militiaman. In the videos clips, the detained AFP soldiers assure their families not to worry, and that they are safe and being treated well by the NPA.

NPA custodial unit mipagula og video clips sa arestadong AFP personel

Anvil Guinto
Crucifino Uballas Command , Front 2 Operations Command, NPA-Southern Mindanao
May 31, 2010

Gipagula sa NPA custodial unit ang mga video clips sa tulo ka arestadong mga cadreman sa duha ka detatsment sa Maco ug Mabini, Compostela Valley Province uban ang ilang sinaligang paramilitar. Sa video clip, gisaysay sa mga gidetening sundalo sa AFP nga anaa sila sa luwas nga kahimtang ug giatiman pag-ayo sa NPA; ug gipaabot nila ngadto sa ilang asawa ug kabanay nga dili lamang mabalaka.

NDFP HRC chairman says spin on UN report on children in armed conflict is 'false, biased and unfair'

Fidel V. Agcaoili
Chairperson, NDFP Human Rights Committee
May 30, 2010

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Human Rights Committee (HRC) chairman, Fidel V. Agcaoili, lambasted today as false the news story that appeared on a national broadsheet alleging the New People's Army (NPA) to be among the "top abusers of children in war".

No NPA casualty in Toril encounter; Col. De Mesa, an incorrigible liar

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
May 27, 2010

NPA scoffs at Gen. Holganza's claims; hails successful Davao Oriental raid (Related statement)
The New People's Army (NPA) today reported that an encounter took place last May 26 in Sitio Lawaon, Sibulan, Torril district between the NPA's Front 54 Operations Command and the AFP's 69th Infantry "Palparan" Battalion. Contrary to claims by the military to the media, there were no NPA casualties.