NPA Facilitates Return to Civilian Status of Minor Recruited as Combatant by AFP

NPA-Southern Mindanao Regional Operations Command
16 July 2010

"Jomar" (true name withheld to protect his rights), the minor recruited as combatant by the 10th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army-AFP was turned over by the Conrado Heredia Command--NPA to his family this afternoon somewhere in the revolutionary base areas of Guerilla Front 20. In line with the international rules of war, specifically because of his age of minority, the NPA did not consider him a prisoner of war (POW).

An indictment as the first step to justice for Fernando Baldomero

Concha Araneta
National Democratic Front of the Philippines - Panay
July 12, 2010

Fernando Baldomero, Provincial Coordinator of MAKABAYAN for Aklan and councilor of Lezo Municipal Council, was gunned down by motorcycle-riding assailants as he was preparing to bring his child to school on July 5, 2010 in Kalibo, Aklan. This was the last of the long series of threats and harassments inflicted on him because of his unswerving commitment to the people's cause.

The revolutionary movement in Mindanao has advanced during the U.S.-Arroyo regime and will further advance in Noynoy Aquino's term

The revolutionary movement in Mindanao has advanced during the U.S.-Arroyo regime and will further advance in Noynoy Aquino's term

Jorge "Ka Oris" Madlos
National Democratic Front of the Philippines-Mindanao

June 29, 2010

Statement in video format here: English, Bisaya

Without pinpointing AFP culpability, Aquino's call for military to prioritize human rights is meaningless--CPP

Information Bureau, CPP
July 13, 2010

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today dismissed as meaningless Pres. Benigno Aquino III's call on the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to give priority to respecting human rights, while stating in the same breath that the spate of extrajudicial killings of social activists in the country is just the result of 'personal feuds'."

The CPP said such exculpation will only frustrate the quest for justice in the killings. "It trifles the issue and immediately absolves the state and responsible government, military and security officials."

A bully wailing foul

Martin Montana
Chadli Molintas Command,NPA-Ilocos-Cordillera Region
July 10, 2010

In the past few months, the 5th ID of the Philippine Army has been exerting efforts to prevail upon Cordillera local government executives to sign a memorandum of agreement for the turnover of internal security operations to the provincial governments and police units. The said agreement, obviously the handiwork of the 5th ID, declares respective Cordillera provinces “cleared” of NPA units and binds the provincial governments to commit their time, personnel and resources to the anti-insurgency campaign. A version of the agreement has been signed in Kalinga and is still being studied by Ifugao provincial executives.