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Threats of narcoterrorism in the Philippines
by Rommel C. Banlaoi, PhD September 23, 2017

Narcoterrorism has become a security problem that, if not quickly abated, can undermine world peace and stability.

Philippines worst in impunity in global index
September 21, 2017

The Philippines' high impunity index is indicative of the country 'going through one of its most critical moments, due to the increase of violence related with organized crime and increased terrorist activities from local gangs linked to the Islamic State (ISIS)'

Philippine Muslims called to jihad vs extremists
by Carmela Fonbuena September 09, 2017 - with Videos

The prolonged war with local terrorist groups is a wake-up call that prompted collective action from a region that has long suffered from violent extremism

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Concerned Negros Island citizens offer P100,000 for terrorists' heads
by Marchel P. Espina August 18, 2017

Major General Jon Aying explains the citizens funding this are capable of paying up to P20 million, or P100,000 for 200 rebels or terrorists.

Duterte security aides hurt in firefight with NPA
by Pia Ranada July 19, 2017

UPDATED The encounter is triggered by the discovery of 50 suspected communist rebels posing as soldiers manning a fake military checkpoint.

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Duterte 'scraps' talks with communist rebels again
by Pia Ranada July 21, 2017
2ND UPDATE 'Ayaw ko na makipag-usap sa kanila. Marami na akong sundalong pinatay nila,' says President Rodrigo Duterte of the New People's Army.

NPA kills Negros city police chief, 6 others
by Marchel Espina July 21, 2017
UPDATED A councilor and 3 other cops are wounded in the Friday attack.

Police commando killed in NPA clash
by Bobby Lagsa July 19, 2017

Superintendent Lemuel Gonda identifies Police Officer 1 John Herbert Pingol as the officer killed in action.

Forced to flee: How many have been displaced due to conflict?
July 11, 2017

Over 4 million Filipinos have been displaced in Mindanao alone since 2000, according to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre.

Apart from natural disasters and hazards, frequent conflicts in the Philippines, particularly in Mindanao, force residents to seek refuge in evacuation centers.

Philippine military asks Facebook to close terrorist accounts
by Carmela Fonbuena Updated June 09, 2017 - with video

Military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jo-ar Herrera says the armed forces' social media unit uncovered 63 Facebook accounts belonging to the terrorrists and their supporters

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Facebook seeks to become 'hostile place' for extremists
by Agence France-Presse June 16, 2017

In a joint blog post, the social network's global policy management director Monika Bickert and counterterrorism policy manager Brian Fishman say Facebook is committed to tackling the issue 'head-on'

An ISIS hang-up
by Vergel O. Santos June 09, 2017

What’s certain is there’s a scare going around, if not an ISIS scare, a Duterte scare, and the latter seems to me the more plausible and imminently realizable.

Marawi Clash - Duterte proclamation declaring martial law in Mindanao - Etc.

'It will not be any different from what the President Marcos did. I'd be harsh,' says the Philippine President

Duterte declares martial law in Mindanao - Marawi Clash


Churches vs Terror

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Duterte: 'I alone' responsible for martial law aftermath
May 26, 2017 - with video
President Rodrigo Duterte also says he has ordered Presidential Adviser on OFWs Abdullah Mamao to see if some of the terrorists are willing to 'talk peace' with him
General about Terrorism - Etc.

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Terror in Mindanao: The Mautes of Marawi
By Carmela Fonbuena June 26, 2017

We tell the story of a family behind a homegrown terrorist group that most effectively spread the ISIS ideology in the Philippines.

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Duterte's new matrix links Maute Group to drugs
by Mick Basa September 23, 2017
President Rodrigo Duterte says this could explain how the ISIS-inspired Maute Group sustains its operations in Marawi City

Terror groups and clan wars: Mindanao's security threats
by Katerina Francisco May 31, 2017

The Maute Group is in the spotlight for its attack on Marawi City, but Mindanao has seen other security threats in its 27 provinces.

59 suspected Maute recruits facing rebellion raps
July 29, 2017

59 suspected recruits of the Maute Terror Group are facing rebellion charges before the Department of Justice (DOJ) after their arrest in Zamboanga City. The 59 suspects were presented before the panel of prosecutors chaired by Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Peter Ong after being flown to Manila from Zamboanga del Sur on Friday

PH military believes 5 other Maute brothers killed
by Pia Ranada September 08, 2017
The Philippine military said on Friday, September 8, that it has "reason to believe" that 5 other Maute brothers have been killed in Marawi City, leaving only Omar Maute directing the fight.

MILF, Maute Group battle for legitimacy
by Carmela Fonbuena July 03, 2017 - with video

The mountainous town of Butig is host to an MILF camp where its founding leader Hashim Salamat is buried. It's also where the ISIS-linked Maute Group trained its fighters before they targeted Marawi.

Terror in our midst
April 17, 2017
We should expect local terrorists to bring the war outside Sulu, to ease military pressure on them on the troubled province.
The foiled Abu Sayyaf attack on tourist destination Bohol reminds us not only of the terror in our midst but of the many things we tend to take for granted.
What can local governments do when terror strikes?
by Rambo Talabong May 28, 2017

When terror strikes, the President won’t immediately find out to respond. Until then, barangay officials, mayors, and governors are left to handle the crisis on their own.

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Duterte’s drug war blinding PH from rising ISIS threat, analysts say
by Santiago J. Arnaiz April 09, 2017
Experts believe that not only is this fixation on the drug war allowing these terrorist groups room to operate, but may also be the reason the situation has gotten so out of hand.
ISIS planning more attacks in PH and region – terror expert
by Maria A. Ressa May 08, 2017

Rohan Gunaratna warns that ISIS plans to hit Manila and other capitals in the region during the Ramadan.
The Islamic State, also known as ISIS, IS or ISIL, claimed it carried out two consecutive weekend attacks in Manila, both of which were denied by Philippine officials.
On Saturday, May 6, two consecutive explosions killed 2 people and injured at least 6 others. Like the previous week, ISIS claimed responsibility through its Amaq News Agency.

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Duterte warns Congress about 'new' ISIS plots in Mindanao
by Camille Elemia August 02, 2017
2. UPDATE President Rodrigo Duterte has also requested additional 20,000 soldiers in Mindanao

Marawi kids who idolize ISIS undergoing debriefing
by Pia Ranada July 28, 2017
The military says it is working with NGOs to help children from Marawi better understand the conflict.

20 ISIS cell groups operate in Mindanao – Calida
UPDATED by Lian Buan June 20, 2017

Regional intel: ISIS fighters in Mindanao triple PH's estimate
By Natashya Gutierrez Jun 4, 2017
Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu says intelligence pegs the number of ISIS fighters in the Philippines at 1,200, including 40 Indonesians, a stark contrast from the Philippines' 250-400 estimate

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1,200 IS members in PH
Jun 5, 2017
The Philippine government on Monday said it will have to coordinate with Indonesia on a previous report that there are 1,200 operatives of the Islamic State in the Philippines.

ISIS is in the Philippines
by Carmela Fonbuena June 02, 2017

The Islamic State (ISIS) is now in the Philippines, according to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says Hapilon and his followers 'are already recognized and the occupation of Marawi is another step to prove worth as part of ISIS'

ISIS claims responsibility for Resorts World Manila attack
June 02, 2017
UPDATED The terrorist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has claimed responsibility for the attack on Resorts World Manila.
Gunshots were heard and fire broke at the casino hotel – which is across a road from one of the main terminals of the Philippines' international airport – a little past midnight Friday, June 2.
Duterte said last week he may need to declare martial law across the rest of the country if the terrorism threat spread.

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Officials contradict each other on Resorts World Manila attack
by Paterno Esmaquel II June 03, 2017
Was it a terror attack or not? Did the gunman kill himself, or did police shoot him to death? Questions hound the deadly attack at a Manila casino.

Casino targeted with suicide attack because it’s ‘haram’ – ISIS
by Maria A. Ressa June 03, 2017
Analysts have long pointed out that ISIS has a sophisticated propaganda machinery and believes at least 50% of the battle is fought in the media.

FAST FACTS: What you need to know about Resorts World Manila
By Sofia Tomacruz Jun 3, 2017
Shooting and fire broke out in Resorts World Manila past midnight of June 2. Here's what you need to know about the place.

ISIS claims Manila casino attack
by Agence France-Presse June 02, 2017
'Islamic State fighters carried out the attack in Manila in the Philippines yesterday,' the group's self-styled Amaq news agency says, confirming an earlier SITE report quoting an 'IS operative' as saying the group was responsible

Several injured after gunshots, fire at Resorts World Manila
June 02, 2017 - with videos
UPDATED In a tweet, Resorts World Manila says it is 'currently on lockdown following reports of gunfire from unidentified men.

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Raffy Alunan on Resorts World Manila attack and terrorism
June 02, 2017
What does the attack on Resorts World Manila mean? Is it really a robbery attempt or a terrorist attack?
At least 37 people were killed when a "lone gunman" fired shots and set ablaze gaming tables at the casino floor. Police say the deaths were due to suffocation from smoke inhalation.

Terrorism and ISIS at Resorts World attack?
by Maria A. Ressa June 03, 2017

Key to analyzing the threat accurately is understanding terror networks in the Philippines and Southeast Asia

aboutphilippines.ph says: An important great article


Rohan Gunaratna on ISIS in the Philippines
May 25, 2017
Rohan Gunaratna, terrorism expert chronicled the rise of al-Qaeda in his seminal 2002 book, Inside Al-Qaeda: Global Network of Terror. Shortly after that, he moved to Singapore and helped create the International Centre for Political Violence & Terrorism Research within the S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University.
Gunaratna talks about the rise of terrorism group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the Philippines, in relation to the recent clash between Philippine government forces and local terror group Maute in Marawi, Lanao del Sur.

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Admit ISIS presence in Philippines, analyst says
by Paterno Esmaquel II May 25, 2017
A leading terror analyst urged the Philippine government to admit Islamic State (ISIS or IS) presence in the Philippines, as the country is now the global terror group's "epicenter" in Southeast Asia.


Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process, OPAPP

Working towards a just and lasting peace for the nation and for all Filipinos.

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Duterte wants kidnappers 'blown up,' even with hostages
by Pia Ranada January 15, 2017 - with video

UPDATED About the hostages that could die because of his orders, Duterte says, 'Sorry, collateral damage'.

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Duterte orders troops to blast bandits and their hostages
January 15, 2017
President Rodrigo Duterte said he ordered his troops to bomb extremists who flee with their captives in a bid to stop a wave of kidnappings at sea, calling the loss of civilian lives in such an attack “collateral damage.”


Should Duterte declare Reds as terrorists?
Feb 13, 2017

Despite calls for the government to resume peace talks with communist rebels, a former national security adviser warns the president against going back to the negotiating table.

Requiem for a Generation
Why are many 'veterans' of the fight against the Marcos dictatorship now are pitted against each other in the battle between President Rodrigo Duterte and his opponents?
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Part 2, A Generation’s Dirge
'If we go beyond the factional debates and how cadres and ex-cadres interpreted them and justified their respective sides, we can discern a couple of interesting things'
Both by Patricio N. Abinales March 05 and 12, 2017
NPA fires on aid convoy in quake-hit Surigao – military
February 14, 2017
The 30th Infantry Batallion platoon was traveling with members of the ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation when gunmen fired at them, the Armed Forces of the Philippines says.

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Military convoy fired upon in Surigao del Norte
Aid convoy sa Surigao, pinagbabaril

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Iloilo City under 'red alert' after NPA attack in nearby town
by Bea Cupin June 18, 2017
UPDATED Alleged members of the NPA attack Maasin town, less than an hour's drive away from the provincial capital.
Alleged NPA members take firearms and a vehicle from the police station.
At least 50 persons, whom police believe to be members of the New People's Army (NPA), raided a police station in Iloilo province on Sunday, June 18.

Public told to avoid Majayjay barangay after NPA attack
by Abigail Abigan May 14, 2017

Communist rebels and soldiers clash in Barangay Ibabang Banga in Majayjay, Laguna, ahead of a festival in the area.
The municipality of Majayjay in Laguna is now on red alert after an encounter between the New People's Army (NPA) and the military on Sunday evening, May 14.

Stop 'terrorist acts,' AFP tells NPA
March 19, 2017

The Philippine military says it has recorded '62 terroristic activities' by the New People's Army this year alone.


AFP chief will keep focus on Abu Sayyaf
Feb 8, 2017
Bad intel, good intel: 5 questions on Abu Sayyaf presence in Bohol
by Carmela Fonbuena April 13, 2017

The military foils an Abu Sayyaf attack in Bohol. But it's hard to cheer when it let a notorious terrorist leader slip out of its watch.

Killing of Abu Sayyaf leader a success and worry for PH
April 14, 2017
The killing of the Abu Sayyaf sub-leader Moammar Askali alias Abu Rami in Bohol province this week was a clear victory for the military, but it also drove home an unsettling reality: that the rebels are venturing farther from their jungle hideouts to spread terror.

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Abu Sayyaf beheads soldier in Sulu
April 23, 2017
'Kapareho nilang Tausug pero ginawa pa rin nila 'yung karumaldumal na pagpugot,' says Brigadier General Cirilito Sobejana.

Abu Sayyaf beheads Filipino hostage on Holy Thursday
by Carmela Fonbuena April 16, 2017
Brigadier General Cirilito Sobejana, commander of Joint Task Force Sulu, identified the victim as Noel Besconde.
"He was executed in the vicinity of western Patikul, Sulu, last 13 April," Sobejana told.


Bounty Hunter
This video entitled ‘Bounty Hunter’ features ‘life of the bounty hunters.’
Nov 21, 2016 - Aired: November 19, 2016
Kilalang kilabot ng mga ‘wanted’ sa pulisya ang mga bounty hunter. Sila ang mga taong tumutulong sa pulis upang tugisin ang mga kilabot na criminal sa bansa kapalit ng reward money. Kilalanin sina Abner Afuang, ‘Jeff’ at Ramon Orbida at ang kanilang trabaho bilang mga bounty hunter.
Editorial: P1 million bounty
April 20, 2017
A CONCERNED citizen whose identity authorities refused to divulge recently put up a P100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of eight suspected Abu Sayyaf members who survived the clash with government troops in Inabanga, Bohol last week.
International Criminal Court (ICC)

Trying individuals for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity

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12 hurt in Christmas Eve blast in Midsayap, Cotabato
December 25, 2016
The blast strikes outside a church just as people are attending Christmas Eve mass.
At least a dozen people were injured in a blast outside a church in Midsayap, Cotabato on Saturday evening, December 24.
What to do during a bombing
September 03, 2016

'Please report any and all suspicious activities no matter how insignificant they may seem'

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Bombing incident safety tips
Sep 14, 2016

Proclamation No. 55, s. 2016
Signed on September 4, 2016


Memorandum Order No. 3, s. 2016
Signed on September 7, 2016

Memorandum Order No. 4, s. 2016

State of nat'l emergency: More police, military in malls, train stations
by Pia Ranada September 06, 2016
The Palace releases guidelines for implementing President Duterte's declaration of 'state of national emergency on account of lawless violence'

De Lima: Palace guidelines on state of nat'l emergency 'prone to abuse'
by Camille Elemia September 08, 2016
Senator Leila De Lima – deemed the fiercest critic of President Duterte – expects the declaration to be questioned before the Supreme Court

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What’s a ‘state of lawlessness’?
Updated September 03, 2016
UPDATED Expect to see more soldiers, policemen, and checkpoints in key areas. Curfews can be imposed as the need arises.
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Duterte declares state of lawlessness - Ambush Interview - Davao City 9-3-2016
3 Sep 2016

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these Videos in the album "‘State of lawlessness’ - 'State of national emergency', Section 18, Article VII of the Constitution"

What’s a ‘state of lawlessness’, Section 18, Article VII of the Constitution

State of lawlessness meant to keep things 'under control'

Mga limitasyon ng 'state of lawlessness'

'State of national emergency', nilagdaan ni Duterte

Dokumento sa deklarasyon ng State of National Emergency, inilabas ng Malacañang

Palace directives on 'State of national emergency'

and the articles:

State of lawlessness: Prelude to Martial Law?
by HOMOBONO A. ADAZA September 8, 2016

Prelude to Martial Law
December 06, 2016 by Ver F. Pacete

Diokno to Duterte: Why the continued state of nat'l emergency?
by Jodesz Gavilan October 22, 2016
Jose Manuel Diokno, dean of the De La Salle University College of Law, also says the involvement of the military in the war on drugs is questionable, with or without a state of national emergency

Congressmen justify drug war extension
by Mara Cepeda September 19, 2016
Surigao del Norte 2nd District Representative Robert Barbers, chairman of the committee on dangerous drugs, says the campaign against illegal drugs 'should not be time-bound'

Duterte seeks 6-month extension on drug war deadline
September 18, 2016
President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday, September 18, asked for a 6-month "extension" on his self-imposed deadline to end illegal drugs in 3 to 6 months.
Duterte said he has a final list that is about 3 inches thick, bearing the names of alleged drug personalities that include public officials. He said he had no idea of the extent of the drug problem until he became Chief Executive.

Dela Rosa thankful for 'war on drugs' extension
by Bea Cupin September 18, 2016
The PNP chief says he did not even discuss the idea of an extension with President Rodrigo Duterte but reckons the Chief Executive has seen that police are 'having a hard time'

Duterte signs state of nat'l emergency proclamation
Updated September 05, 2016
UPDATED – President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a proclamation declaring a "state of national emergency on account of lawless violence," confirmed Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea to media on Monday, September 5. Look also HERE

How 'state of lawlessness' was miscommunicated
by Pia Ranada September 04, 2016
The conflicting statements about the ‘state of lawlessness’ declared by the President leave the public in a state of confusion. Who's responsible?

Palace justifies Duterte’s declaration of ‘state of lawlessness’
September 03, 2016 By Ruth Abbey Gita

State of lawlessness meant to keep things 'under control'
by Michael Bueza September 03, 2016
San Beda Graduate School of Law Dean Fr Ranhilio Aquino says that President Duterte's declaration of a state of lawlessness 'does not in any way entail the curtailment of any of our freedoms and liberties'

Duterte declares state of lawlessness
Updated September 03, 2016
(5TH UPDATE) The declaration is to ensure "coordinated efforts" between the police and the military in the government's fight against terrorism and illegal drugs, the President says

Government clarifies state of lawlessness order
September 03, 2016

Duterte declares 'state of lawless violence,' hikes military, police presence
Updated September 3, 2016

Making sense of Duterte's declaration of state of lawlessness
by Tony La Viña September 03, 2016
For now, Duterte's declaration does not appear to lead us to a slippery slope. But we must be vigilant.

and look MUCH more HERE

  Philippine habeas corpus cases - Article III

By: Cherry Apple M. Delaminez

are cases decided by the Supreme Court of the Philippines, concerning the writ of habeas corpus.
The writ of habeas corpus may be suspended in order to prevent any violence in cases of rebellion or insurrection, as the case may be. In Philippine jurisdiction, the present 1987 Philippine Constitution, Article III, Section 15 provides that “The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended except in cases of invasion or rebellion, when the public safety requires it.

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De Lima vs suspension of habeas corpus: We already have 'creeping martial law, authoritarianism'

Gordon wants Duterte to suspend writ of habeas corpus

Suspensyon ng habeas corpus, iminungkahi ni Gordon

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Duterte to Congress: Suspending habeas corpus a ‘passing thought’
by Camille Elemia November 15, 2016
'He was only thinking out loud, na ano ba 'yung mga weapons, ammunition, methods available to him,' Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III recalls the President telling lawmakers while discussing his war on drugs at a Palace meeting.

Duterte: Leaders need to do 'wrong' to protect people
by Pia Ranada November 14, 2016
President Duterte, after his warning to suspend the writ of habeas corpus, says, 'Either we do something to protect society or do something sometimes wrong to protect society'

Dela Rosa: Suspending habeas corpus makes job 'easier'
by Bea Cupin November 14, 2016
The PNP chief assures the public that even if the writ of habeas corpus is suspended, they will remain 'here to serve and protect.

LP senators: 'No basis' to suspend writ of habeas corpus
by Bea Cupin November 13, 2016
'The drug menace is not a ground to suspend the privilege of the writ,' say the 4 Liberal Party senators in a joint statement

Suspending habeas corpus to harm PNP, drug war - Lacson
by Mara Cepeda November 13, 2016
Malacañang, meanwhile, says the suspension of the writ 'is just an idea' so far.

Duterte to suspend writ of habeas corpus if 'forced'
by Paterno Esmaquel II November 12, 2016
President Rodrigo Duterte says the law allows him to do this 'to protect the Republic of the Philippines'
President Rodrigo Duterte warned that he can suspend the writ of habeas corpus, a safeguard against warrantless arrests, if lawlessness – particularly the illegal drugs trade – persists in the country.

and HERE

Understanding the writ of habeas corpus
November 16, 2016 by Nicko Tubo

Last November 11, President Rodrigo Duterte said he might suspend the writ of habeas corpus to strengthen the war on drugs and supress lawlessness in Mindanao.
But what is writ of habeas corpus?


Robredo: Duterte has no legal basis to suspend habeas corpus

President Rodrigo Duterte's threat to suspend the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus has caused concern among ordinary citizens and public officials alike. Palace officials have quickly defended the president on his latest remarks, saying the possible suspension is an option accorded by law when conditions call for it. – ANC, The World Tonight, November 14, 2016

Proposal to suspend habeas corpus writ alarms senators
November 14, 2016 by Camille P. Balagt​as
Several senators expressed their disagreement on President Rodrigo Duterte’s idea to suspend the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus as a response to the country's "worsening" drug problem and lawlessness.

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Lawmakers hit Duterte's 'twisted, Marcosian' logic
by Mara Cepeda November 15, 2016
Congressmen from the independent minority bloc of the House cite the 'dangers' of President Rodrigo Duterte's unclear thought process.

The writ of habeas corpus restored - Proclamation No. 2, s. 1986

On March 2, 1986, addressing the large crowd that had gathered in Rizal Park, President Corazon C. Aquino announced the restoration of the writ of habeas corpus.

MAP: Where did violence in PH erupt in past 6 months?
by Katerina Francisco December 17, 2016
Bomb scares, explosions, public officials killed – a list of the violent incidents that have erupted as of mid-December in the Philippines
Aside from the administration's bloody crackdown on illegal drugs – which has racked up over 6,000 victims – there's been a number of violent incidents in recent months adding to the body count of Filipinos killed.

Duterte wants war on crime, drugs extended for 6 more months
Sep 18, 2016

“Give me another six months.”
President Duterte on Sunday admitted that he could not stop crime and illegal drugs in three to six months.

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PNP out of drug war means end to 'tokhang,' buy-bust
with video
by Bea Cupin January 30, 2017
What are policemen allowed and not allowed to do from today? The PNP explains in detail.

Duterte orders 'cleansing' of PNP, extends drug war again
by Pia Ranada January 30, 2017
The President orders the dissolution of all PNP anti-drug units and the creation of a new command to rid the police force of corrupt personnel.

PNP to create task force vs scalawag cops
by Bea Cupin January 30, 2017
The task force will focus on corruption within the PNP's ranks.

and the above article

Gordon wants emergency powers for Duterte, suspension of habeas corpus
by Camille Elemia Updated 9:03 PM, September 08, 2016

UPDATED The idea does not sit well with senators Franklin Drilon and Leila De Lima, with De Lima saying it would be similar to 'creeping martial law, authoritarianism'

Terrorism - Child soldiers - Private armies - Kidnapping - Etc.

Terrorism and Terrorgroups - Terrorist organizations - Etc.

Civilians fighting Terrorism - etc.

Peace Talks

Civilians fighting Terrorism - Etc.

Private armies

Child soldiers

Videos about Child soldiers

Kidnapping e.g. for Ransom - KFR

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Crimes - Etc.

War on Drugs, Extrajudicial Killings, Senate hearings - Etc.

Human Rights

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Terrorism and Terrorgroups - Terrorist organizations - Etc.

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The Terrorism Financing Prevention and Suppression Act.

Socialists: the opposite of terrorists
by Arvin Buenaagua February 09, 2017

The President has uttered several lies during his candidacy and presidency, but among those I find most appalling, is his profession that he is a socialist.

MILF commits to implement fatwa vs radical extremism
by Carmela Fonbuena July 05, 2017

'They (extremists) are creating intrigues and are sowing terror. They are also thriving on the sufferings and hardships of people,' says MILF chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim.
The Bangsamoro mufti or top Muslim legal expert in the region, Sheikh Abuhuraira Abulrahman Udasan, issued a fatwa against radical extremism amid government clashes with homegrown terrorist groups that pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (ISIS).

Fears grow over jihadist cyber threat
By Agence France-Presse Jan 28, 2017
Data pirates and cyber criminals from several countries, often linked to organized crime, offer their services on the darknet
Jihadists have yet to shut down a power grid, paralyze a transport network or banking system or take over a key industrial site from afar, but experts say the threat of such a cyber attack should be taken seriously.
Lawmakers link alleged ISIS member to OFW medical service provider
by Mara Cepeda April 11, 2017 - with video
Lawmakers urge the Department of Justice to probe deeper into the operations of Winston Q8.
Lawmakers have linked a recently-arrested Kuwaiti national suspected to be a member of the Islamic State (ISIS), to a firm that once monopolized the provision of medical services to Kuwait-bound overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).
AFP chief Año details aborted Maute-ISIS 'grand plan' in Marawi
UPDATED June 11, 2017 - with videos
Local terrorists planned to 'kill as many non-Muslims as they can so they will prove to the world that they are able to establish an Islamic state here in Asia,' says Philippine military chief Eduardo Año.
Maute Group 'bomber' arrested in Cagayan de Oro
June 15, 2017
Brigadier General Gilbert Gapay, spokesperson of martial law implementation in Eastern Mindanao, said in a statement that Mohammad Noaim Maute alias Abu Jadid was arrested in Cagayan de Oro City early Thursday by a joint military and police team.

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Hapilon's close aide arrested in Zamboanga City
June 17, 2017
Hamsi Amajad Marani of the Abu Sayyaf Group is a bomber trained by an Indonesian Jemaah Islamiyah bomb expert, says the military.

Hunt for another Maute bomber ongoing
June 16, 2017 By Alwen Saliring
THE hunt is on for another Maute bomber, following the arrest of the terror group’s bomb expert on Thursday morning.
Police Regional Office (PRO) Northern Mindanao Director Agripino Javier identified the other bomber as Mohammad Reza Kiram alias Abdulrahman.

Terror in Mindanao:
The Mautes of Marawi
By Carmela Fonbuena June 26, 2017

We tell the story of a family behind a homegrown terrorist group that most effectively spread the ISIS ideology in the Philippines.

The Maute Group and rise of family terrorism
by Rommel C. Banlaoi June 15, 2017

ISIS encourages terrorism in families experiencing frustrations, marginalization, and deprivation

The Maute group
which also goes by the name Islamic State in Lanao is an armed Islamist group composed of former Moro Islamic Liberation Front guerrillas and some foreign fighters led by Abdullah Maute, the alleged founder of a Dawlah Islamiya, or Islamic state based in Lanao del Sur, Mindanao.

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Duterte declares martial law in Mindanao

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A child soldier trains with the Maute group

Lorenzana orders arrest of over 100 Maute members
by Lian Buan May 31, 2017
The order of Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, martial law administrator, is valid 'even outside Mindanao'

He watched Maute Group kill a cop, then he escaped
by Carmela Fonbuena May 26, 2017
Jan, 23, flees to safety after witnessing the horror at the Amai Pakpak Medical Center.

FAST FACTS: What you should know about the Maute Group
by Katerina Francisco May 24, 2017
The ISIS-inspired Maute group has been active in recent months as it seeks the support of the international terror group.

Marawi bishop: Priest, 4 others held hostage by Maute
by Jee Y. Geronimo May 24, 2017
Bishop Edwin dela Peña says the local terror group has also 'torched' the Mary Help of Christians Cathedral in Marawi.

Cop killed, 5 injured in Marawi terror attack
by Bea Cupin May 23, 2017
A police officer was killed on Tuesday, May 23, during an encounter with armed men, suspected Maute Group members, in Barangay Basak Malutlut in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur.

#PrayforMarawi: Twitter users show support for Filipino civilians, troops
May 23, 2017
The hashtag #PrayforMarawi tops Twitter's trending topics in the Philippines as the clash between government forces and the Maute terror group worsened towards evening

Maute Group waves ISIS black flag on Marawi streets
May 23, 2017
Residents post photos of the raging battle in Marawi City

AFP contradicts PNP on Maute presence in Metro Manila
by Carmela Fonbuena March 21, 2017 with video
UPDATED Members of the ISIS-inspired group are not in the country's capital, based on military intelligence

PNP confirms Maute Group terror cell in Metro Manila
by Bea Cupin March 21, 2017
UPDATED 'This discovery leads us to believe that the Maute Group has already established a presence in Metro Manila,' says PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa.

February 2016 Butig clash
was an armed conflict that began on 20 February 2016 between the Philippine Army and a group of Moro insurgent sympathizers of ISIS and Jemaah Islamiyah led by the Maute group in Butig, Lanao del Sur.

Who is Cayamora Maute?
by Carmela Fonbuena June 06, 2017 - with video

His arrest is a blow to the homegrown terrorist group that attacked Marawi City, says the military
"Historically, the father provides funding and logistical support in terms of the operations of the Maute brothers," said Lieutenant Colonel Jo-Ar Herrera, military spokesman on the Marawi crisis.

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Father of Maute brothers dies due to health reasons
August 27, 2017
UPDATED The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology says the Maute patriarch died after his blood pressure shot up and he had difficulty breathing.
Cayamora Maute, the father of the notorious Marawi-based Maute brothers, died on Sunday, August 27, according to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP).

Maute patriarch moved to Camp Bagong Diwa
by Bea Cupin June 08, 2017
Cayamora Maute, whose sons lead a local terror group, is moved to Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig past midnight.

Cayamora Maute transferred to Metro Manila
June 08, 2017 By Third Anne Peralta-Malonzo Ruth Abbey Gita
UPDATED The father of the Maute brothers, who pioneered the extremist group now battling state forces in Marawi City, was transferred to Metro Manila early morning Thursday to ward off the potential rescue plots

PNP to Maute brothers: Take care of hostages, we'll take care of your father
by Bea Cupin June 07, 2017
Cayamora, the patriarch of the Maute clan, was inside a van along with 3 relatives and a driver, as he was arrested on June 6

Who is Farhana Maute?
by Carmela Fonbuena June 10, 2017
UPDATED According to those familiar with her, Farhana 'is as notorious' as her sons Omar and Abdullah

Maute mother charged in CDO court for rebellion
by Lian Buan June 15, 2017
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II also files another request with the Supreme Court to transfer the venue of detention and trial from Cagayan de Oro City to Taguig City

Maute mom tries to escape, nabbed in Lanao Sur
June 10, 2017 By Jigger J. Jerusalem
In her effort to escape from authorities, the matriarch of the Maute Group was arrested in a town in Lanao del Sur late Friday afternoon

Maute matriarch also arrested
by Carmela Fonbuena June 10, 2017
UPDATED The mother of the Maute terrorist group, Ominta Romato Maute, was arrested Friday evening, June 9.
Ominta is also known as Farhana.
Her two sons – Abdullah and Omar – are the known leaders of the notorious terrorist Maute Group that joined forces with the Abu Sayyaf faction of Isnilon Hapilon to seize Marawi City

The video: Mother of Maute leaders arrested in Lanao del Sur
The mother of Maute Group leaders Omar and Abdullah was arrested in Lanao del Sur Friday afternoon. Chiara Zambrano gives more details. ANC, June 10, 2017

Convoy carrying arrested Maute fighters ambushed
by Carmela Fonbuena June 11, 2017
UPDATED Several Maute group members are reportedly killed and a few policemen, injured, because of an ambush by an 'unknown group'
A police convoy carrying arrested Maute Group fighters was fired upon early Saturday night, June 10.
According to a police report, the convoy was at the boundary of Balo-i and Pantar towns in the the province of Lanao del Norte when they were ambushed.

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Police convoy ambushed transporting Maute members
Published on Jun 11, 2017
A police contingent taking four suspected Maute members to this city was ambushed in Pantar, Lanao del Norte, Saturday evening, the Northern Mindanao police said Sunday

AP Exclusive: Video shows militants in Philippine siege plot
By JIM GOMEZ and TODD PITMAN June 07 2017 - with video
It was an audacious plot sketched in chilling detail with blue pens on the back of a paper calendar: Islamic militants in the Philippines, including one of the world’s most-wanted militant leaders, would take over a key southern city in their boldest attack to date.

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Video shows terrorists planning Marawi attack – report
June 06, 2017
The Associated Press has confirmed with the military that some of the men in the video are Abu Sayyaf senior leader Isnilon Hapilon and Abdullah Maute


Duterte offers bounty vs Hapilon, Maute brothers
Published on Jun 5, 2017
President Rodrigo Duterte offered a multi-million peso bounty for the neutralization of Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon and the Maute brothers, Abdullah and Omar.

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PH military believes Abdullah Maute is dead
by Bobby Lagsa September 04, 2017
UPDATED 'Abdullah Maute is already killed. Chatter over Telegram indicate he is killed,' says Western Mindanao Command chief Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez

Lorenzana: Hapilon hiding inside Marawi mosque
July 03, 2017 By Ruth Abbey Gita

Isnilon Hapilon still inside Marawi
by Pia Ranada July 03, 2017
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says the terrorist leader may still be hiding in a mosque in Marawi City.

Isnilon Hapilon may have fled Marawi City
June 24, 2017
2.nd UPDATE 'We have some reports that he was already able to slip somewhere'.
"These people are suicidal. Our assessment is that they will really fight to the end," says Brigadier General Restituto Padilla says Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez, head of the Western Mindanao Command

Hapilon is still in Marawi
June 09, 2017
Tunnels underneath houses and buildings are also found during clearing operations. They yield caches of arms and ammunition.
Military spokesmen maintained on Friday, June 9, that Abu Sayyaf senior leader Isnilon Hapilon is still in Marawi City, denying reports that he has slipped through the military dragnet.

Duterte offers P20M combined bounties for Hapilon, Mautes
June 05, 2017
AFP Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año says the President offers a P10M for the arrest of Hapilon, and P5M each for Abdullah Maute and Omar Maute

Who sponsored the Mautes?
June 07, 2017
HOW did the Maute Group raise resources for their siege of Marawi City? That, as of yesterday, was the P79.5-million question.
A band of Marines found P52.5 million in cash and P27 million worth of checks - including one that appeared to have been issued by a local government unit - in a house that the terrorists had taken over, then later abandoned. Authorities have yet to reveal who issued those checks, whether or not the cash was authentic, and how the Mautes got their hands on it.

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Marines recover P52.2M cash in house occupied by Maute
by Carmela Fonbuena June 06, 2017 - with video
Checks amounting to P27 million were also recovered

Experts, ministers: Marawi proves ISIS a threat to Southeast Asia
By Natashya Gutierrez Jun 3, 2017

Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein says this terror threat targeting the Asia-Pacific is the top security threat in the region today – even more than North Korea

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Joint patrols off Mindanao to counter ISIS threats
By Agence France-Presse Jun 3, 2017
Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia will launch joint patrols off the waters of Mindanao, following the clash that erupted between the government and ISIS-inspired Maute group in Marawi City.

AFP sends elite troops to retake Lanao town from Maute
'The mission is to flush out the group and neutralize the enemies and to bring back normalcy to the area,' says military spokesperson Major Filemon Tan.

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ISIS makes direct contact with Abu Sayyaf, wants caliphate in PH
by Carmela Fonbuena January 26, 2017
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana assures the public that the military will not allow ISIS to establish a caliphate in the Philippines.

62 Maute members killed, 37 soldiers wounded
The number of Maute Group members killed in the ongoing military operations in Butig, Lanao del Sur has reached 62, an official of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said on Friday, December 2.

Philippine flag replaces ISS black banner at Butig town hall
December 02, 2016
Rappler's Carmela Fonbuena gives us a quick look at the situation in Butig Town.

Duterte to Maute group: Don't provoke me
November 30, 2016 by Ruth Abbey Gita, Richel V. Umel
President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday that he is not keen to declare war against the Maute militants in the southern Philippines but warned them to stop their unlawful activities.

Duterte confirms Maute terror group's ISIS links
In the first high-level government confirmation of the links between the two terrorist organizations, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says, 'There's already war now in Lanao'

Both above by Carmela Fonbuena November 28 - 29, 2016

Duterte: Isis now connected with Maute group
November 29, 2016 by Ruth Abbey Gita
President Rodrigo Duterte revealed Monday that the Jihadist militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is now affiliated with Philippine-based Maute terrorist group.

1,955 families displaced amid Butig clashes
by Bobby Lagsa November 29, 2016
The local government is expecting more residents to be displaced as the military continues its offensive against the local terror group.

Maute Group may target Black Nazarene procession
by Pia Ranada January 05, 2017
Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno gives assurances security forces are on 'full alert' for possible terror threats on the religious event Quirino Grandstand in Manila on Saturday, January 9, 2015 typically attended by over a million.

UK to nationals: 'Take care' amid Nazareno threat
by Paterno Esmaquel II January 07, 2017
Like the UK, Canada also advises its citizens to 'exercise caution' during the Feast of the Black Nazarene!
The United Kingdom advised its citizens to "take particular care" after Philippine Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno warned of possible terror threats during the Feast of the Black Nazarene on Monday, January 9.

PNP to impose Manila gun ban for Nazarene feast
by Bea Cupin January 05, 2017
Only police and military personnel in uniform will be allowed to carry firearms during a 48-hour period which begins 8 am on Sunday, January 8

5,700 law enforcers deployed for Nazareno
by Paterno Esmaquel II January 05, 2017
'The number of personnel to be deployed has increased as compared to previous years,' says Manila Police director Senior Superintendent Joel Coronel

Duterte links Midsayap, Davao bombings to ISIS
by Pia Ranada December 30, 2016
In an interview with Rappler, President Rodrigo Duterte says some of his relatives may have even pledged loyalty to terrorist group ISIS.
He said he some of his relatives may have even declared loyalty to the terror group.
"Prangka-prangka, may mga pinsan ako na nasa kabila, nasa MI (Moro Islamic Liberation Front), MN (Moro National Liberation Front). Iba, nababalitaan ko, nasa ISIS," he said.
(To be frank, I have cousins on the other side, with MI and MN. Some, I heard, are with ISIS.)

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Dela Rosa: BIFF may be behind Leyte blast
December 29, 2016
(PNP) chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa said Wednesday night's bombing in Hilongos town, Leyte that left 32 people injured may have been perpetrated by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF).

Filipino millennial joins ISIS in Syria
by Maria A. Ressa January 27, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Classified documents obtained by Rappler identify the Filipino millennial who beheaded a Caucasian in an ISIS video released in June 2016.

How a cop and an alleged terrorist 'let the love begin'
by Bea Cupin April 24, 2017

It's also a 'love story' that reveals apparent gaps between the PNP and an anti-crime commission under the Office of the President.

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Nobleza 'won't be released at all' – Duterte
April 27, 2017 By Ruth Abbey Gita
"She (Nobleza) will not be released at all. She's being held there for investigation. It's a continuing crime and we have so many things against her. I cannot discuss it now but it will… I'll leave it to the PNP [Philippine National Police] chief to deal with the problem in public," Duterte said in a chance interview.

Charges filed vs Abu Sayyaf's alleged lover
April 27, 2017 By Alwen Saliring
AUTHORITIES on Wednesday, April 26, filed charges against Superintendent Maria Christina Nobleza for illegal possession of firearms, ammunition, explosives and components following the raid on her house in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon.

PNP chief: Cop caught in Bohol 'sleeping with the enemy'
April 24, 2017 By Third Anne Peralta-Malonzo

Police seize bomb materials, terror docs from Nobleza homes
by Bea Cupin April 25, 2017
Following the police officer's arrest in Bohol, authorities conduct follow-up raids on properties linked to Superintendent Maria Cristina Nobleza.

CIDG raids Abu-lover’s house in Malaybalay, Bukidnon
April 25, 2017 By Alwen Saliring
Authorities from Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) were able to seize high powered firearms, ammunition, bomb components, and documents containing terror plans.

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Sleeping with the enemy
Apr 24, 2017

Counterterrorism: Why the death of AKP's Tokboy matters
by Carmela Fonbuena January 09, 2017

Maguid's death also spells the death of his group Ansar Khalifa Philippines, feared for having the closest connection, among local terror groups, to ISIS fighters in Syria.


Terror groups in Mindanao forming alliance?
Oct 11, 2016

Apart from sowing fear in the president's hometown, the deadly Davao bombing has also unraveled the alliance of several terror groups operating in Mindanao to spread terror throughout the country, and prove their allegiance to the Islamic State.

Duterte: Misuari has lost control over young Moros
by Raymon Dullana September 17, 2016

UPDATED The President says he thinks Nur Misuari won't commit to peace talks now. Young Moros are now 'hungry for a fight to establish a caliphate in Southeast Asia.

PH, NDF to resume talks, silence guns
by Carmela Fonbuena August 26, 2016

For the first time, the National Democratic Front also entertains the idea of discussing a joint ceasefire with the government.
The Philippine government and communist rebels on Friday, August 26, signed an agreement that will silence guns on both sides for an indefinite period while they continue talks to end Asia's longest-running communist insurgency.

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PH gov't, NDF to stop offensive ops in Mindanao
June 18, 2017
The two sides agree to stop 'offensive operations' against each other as the NDF orders units on the group to help the government in its efforts against terror groups.

Duterte: No amnesty for Abu Sayyaf
by Pia Ranada September 26, 2016

President Rodrigo Duterte says he is rejecting MNLF leader Nur Misuari's suggestion to include the terrorist group in the Mindanao peace talks

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Baker Atyani's 18 months with the Abu Sayyaf
by Maria A. Ressa January 24, 2017
Journalist Baker Atyani relives the 18 months he was held captive by the Abu Sayyaf.

Look the full transcript in English HERE

Stop the Attack Against Lumads and Their Schools
by/Philippine Task Force on Indigenous Peoples' Rights, TFIP

TFIP is a network of non-government organizations in the Philippines advancing the cause of indigenous peoples, IPs rights. It envisions a society that promotes and defends indigenous peoples' rights and upholds their self-determined development.

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by/Mark Z. Saludes September 27, 2015
The widow of slain Lumad leader Dionel Campos talks to Rappler about the killing, and the Lumad's quest for justice and protection of ancestral land

NPA members kill farmers despite peace moves – military
May 22, 2016 by/AFP

About 20 guerrillas of the New People's Army raided a bunkhouse used by farmers in Negros and killed two of them before fleeing

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New People's Army, NPA

AFP alarmed over increasing number of youth joining NPA

The Armed Forces of the Philippines expressed concern over the increasing number of youth joining the NPA in the Cordillera region, with most of the new recruits coming from Manila. Jan 13, 2016


Youths continue to join New People's Army, NPA
Nov 29, 2016

A few dozen New People's Army guerrillas in their 20s and 30s are now part of a new generation of Maoist fighters driven by crushing poverty, despair, government misrule and the abysmal inequality that has long plagued the Philippines.

Communist rebels celebrate anniversary in Duterte’s city
December 26, 2016
Communist guerrillas gathered at a camp in the city of President Rodrigo Duterte, their longtime ally, on Monday, December 26, as they celebrated the 48th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP).
About 300 New People's Army (NPA) fighters had a show of force in a rebel camp in Barangay Lumiad, Paquibato District, in this city, witnessed by an estimated 3,000 members and supporters of the CPP.

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Leftist rebels to hold Duterte to his word
December 26, 2016 By Erwin Mascariñas, Jigger J. Jerusalem
A peace consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) yesterday said the Left will not shirk from criticizing government policies it sees as detrimental to the interests of the people despite its alliance with the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.

CPP claims 31% spike in membership this year
December 27, 2016 By Pamela Jay Orias

The Communist Party of the Philippines-North Central Mindanao Region (CPP-NCMR) has issued a statement claiming a 31 percent increase in membership this year.


Terrorism in the Philippines
Sep 13, 2014
Gov't keeps 'no ransom' policy despite beheading threat

The Philippine government is maintaining its no ransom policy even as the Abu Sayyaf threatened to behead its hostages composed of a local official from Zamboanga and two Coast Guard personnel. Jun 25, 2015
Alleged ISIS supporters in Sultan Kudarat identified

Nakilala na ang ilan sa mga napatay sa sagupaan ng mga awtoridad at ng grupong sinasabing sympathizers umano ng ISIS sa Sultan Kudarat noong Huwebes. Tukoy na rin ang pangalan ng grupo. Nagsilikas naman ang mga residente sa lugar dahil sa engkwentro. Bandila, November 27, 2015, Biyernes
ISIS in Southeast Asia
by/Rappler.com Updated November 24, 2015
Why should Southeast Asia be alarmed over ISIS?

Rappler talks to Zachary Abuza, a policy analyst specializing on Southeast Asian politics and security issues. He is the principal of Southeast Asia Analytics and a professor at the National War College in Washington, DC.
The rise of ISIS in PH and Southeast Asia
Updated January 21, 2016

Why is it important for ISIS to have a province in the region?
Rappler talks to Sidney Jones, head of think tank group Institute for Policy Analysis Of Conflict, IPAC.

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Soldiers take over Butig town
The military estimates around 50 members of a group said to have links to ISIS have been killed in pursuit operations in Lanao del Sur.
Worse, the Armed Forces have discovered that some of the fighters engaging them in battle are actually minors. Chiara Zambrano is in the midst of the conflict and filed this report. ANC, The World Tonight, February 26, 2016

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Philippine flag replaces ISS black banner at Butig town hall
Dec 1, 2016
The Philippine Army brought the media to the municipal hall of Butig in Lanao Del Sur after flushing out members of the Maute terror group from the abandoned building. But the situation is very fluid. (with subtitles)

Military still clearing outskirts of Butig
Dec 2, 2016
The Armed Forces of the Philippines is still conducting clearing operations along the outskirts of Butig in Lanao del Sur, a military spokesman said Friday.

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Abu Sayyaf fighting to establish 'caliphate,' Duterte says
Sep 17, 2016

The Abu Sayyaf is fighting to establish a “caliphate” in Southeast Asia, President Rodrigo Duterte said Saturday, as he directed the military to adapt to the extremist group’s evolving tactics.


Why authorities did not arrest Nur Misuari
Sep 19, 2016

Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza maintained that help from Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) leader Nur Misuari in the release of Abu Sayyaf hostages is "independent" of the cases pending against him.

Experts warn PH: Don’t underestimate ISIS
by/ Maria A. Ressa January 13, 2016
Exclusive: In the age of ISIS and lone wolf attacks, is it even helpful to distinguish between what is 'ISIS-directed' and 'ISIS-inspired' activities?

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Duterte: ISIS followers radicalizing Filipinos in Mindanao
by Pia Ranada August 10, 2016
The President says 'white people' with no weapons are already in some parts of Mindanao indoctrinating Muslims in the region about ISIS principles

ISIS to followers in SE Asia: 'Go to the Philippines'
June 25, 2016
The Islamic State (IS, formerly known as ISIS or the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq) has called on its followers in Southeast Asia to fight for the terror group either in Syria or in the Philippines

PH troops regain control of town attacked by terrorists
March 01, 2016
Soldiers regained control of Butig town in Lanao del Sur on Tuesday, March 1, as they captured 3 major strongholds of an ISIS-inspired militant group following a 10-day offensive that killed 24 rebels, 3 soldiers and displaced more than 5,000 families.
The gun battles since February 20 have destroyed houses, school buildings, government offices and small business establishments.

ISIS recognizes Philippine-based extremist groups
by/ KD Suarez February 17, 2016
The release of the video could presage the announcement of a wilayat or province in the region soon

ISIS recruiting in Central Mindanao, says MILF
The Moro Islamic Liberation Front, MILF said Tuesday, January 26, 2015 the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq also known as ISIS, IS, ISIL or Da’esch is indeed recruiting members in at least 3 provinces in Central Mindanao.

ISIS has an Android app for encrypted chat
by/ Victor Barreiro Jr. January 18, 2016
After getting pushed out of various messaging services, such as Whatsapp and Telegram, the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group appears to be communicating over its own secure chat app.

ISIS to declare a province in Mindanao?
By/Maria A. Ressa Updated January 10, 2016
New video released on January 4, 2016 shows consolidation of extremist groups pledging allegiance to ISIS

ISIS in Southeast Asia
November 23, 2015

PH military probes video of alleged ISIS training camp in the Philippines
December 23, 2015

All-out war? Try living in Mindanao, say Moro groups
by/Angela Casauay Feb 20, 2015

If an all-out war happened here in Manila, that would be unacceptable

Terrorism has a Name - Wahhabism
Wahhabi extremism gaining a hold in Mindanao

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Context: The US in PH anti-terror campaigns
by/Maria A. Ressa Feb 17, 2015

Let’s start with a basic fact: the US has been involved in counterterrorism operations in the Philippines for more than a decade


9/11 PH Connection

Jan 17, 2015

PH drops in peace index ranking

by/Angela Casauay, Aug 24, 2014

The Philippines is ranking 134 out of 162 countries – a drop of 5 places from 2012 in the 2014 Global Peace Index.

Internal and external threats to peace continue to hound the Philippines, affecting its overall ranking in the 2014 Global Peace Index.

Even as the government and the MILF work towards implementing the peace accord, other armed groups, reportedly with terrorist connections, continue to exist. READ: Philippine militants pledge allegiance to ISIS jihadists and Senior Abu Sayyaf leader swears oath to ISIS

The Action for Conflict Transformation, ACT for Peace Programme

is the fourth and final phase of the Government of the Philippines – United Nations Multi-Donor Programme, GoP-UNMDP that started in 1997. The Programme is the United Nations’ and the Government’s commitment to peace and development in Southern Philippines.



Terrorism in the Philippines are conflicts based on political issues conducted by rebel organizations against the government, its citizens and supporters.

List of terrorist incidents - Location and description


Social Integration Program and Rebel Returnee

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International Crisis Group

Working to prevent conflict

The International Crisis Group is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation committed to preventing and resolving deadly conflict.

Combating Terrorism
Abu Sayyaf Abu Sayyaf is a terrorist bandit group operating in the southern Philippines.

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Living in fear of the Abu Sayyaf

What it's like living in fear of the Abu Sayyaf
by Pia Ranada September 03, 2016
The life and prosperity of residents in places like Basilan are at stake in the Duterte administration's efforts to destroy the Abu Sayyaf

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Duterte: Abu Sayyaf members are not criminals
by Pia Ranada Updated July 09, 2016
President Rodrigo Duterte becomes the first Philippine Chief Executive not to tag the notorious group as a band of criminals
For President Rodrigo Duterte, the Abu Sayyaf does not fit his definition of a criminal group.
Duterte made the distinction while addressing Muslim leaders in Davao City on Friday night, July 8. This makes him the first Philippine president since the group emerged in the early 1990s not to brand the Abu Sayyaf as a band of criminals. Look also HERE

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Senior Abu Sayyaf leader swears oath to ISIS
by/Maria A. Ressa - Aug 04, 2014

The ISIS ideology is spreading fast on social media, ' the new machine to recruit militants.' The Islamic State (IS), formerly known as ISIS or the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq or ISIS, is expanding its recruitment on social media.

On July 23, a video of senior Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon along with masked men was posted on YouTube.

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What ISIS follower Isnilon Hapilon's transcripts reveal about his childhood
by Carmela Fonbuena May 31, 2017
The so-called 'emir' of Islamic State in Southeast Asia consistently had good grades in Character Education.

MILF vows to stop spread of ISIS 'virus' in PH by/Agence France-Presse Aug 28, 2014   and the Video - Aug 29, 2014

2 days before 'deadline,' Abu Sayyaf steps up pressure on German hostages
by/Carmela Fonbuena Oct 15, 2014

The photos posted on Wednesday, October 15, showed 71-year-old Okonek sitting in the middle of a freshly dug grave while 4 masked men point their rifles at him. The kidnappers were carrying the black flag that was first associated with the Al Qaeda and now the ISIS.
"Abu Sayyaf behead this German national on Oct. 17, 2014, at exactly 3:00p.m if they can't avail our demands," reads the social media post.
The ASG also put Okonek, a medical doctor, on radio via RMN in Zamboanga City. "Im sitting here in a hole. They digged a hole, 3 meters by 1.5 meters. They told me it is my grave.
The two were on a holiday, on board a yacht, when they were taken by the Abu Sayyaf in April 2014 off Palawan province.

Look also the article Catapang on Abu Sayyaf deadline on Germans

Philippine military chief Gregorio Catapang and Western Mindanao Command Lieutenant General Rustico Guerrero have gathered their forces to confront the Abu Sayyaf and its threat to kill one of their German hostages

Look also now the article Abu Sayyaf frees 2 German hostages

by/Carmela Fonbuena Oct 17, 2014 Updated 12:08 AM, Oct 18, 2014

The Abu Sayyaf confirms a P250 million ransom was paid

The Abu Sayyaf released its two German hostages Friday evening, October 17, and they are now at the headquarters of the Philippine military at Camp Bautista in Jolo, Sulu.

Defeating the Abu Sayyaf
June 20, 2016
Local government officials are pivotal in weakening the kidnap-for-ransom group.
The Abu Sayyaf (ASG) has beheaded 3 foreign hostages in recent months, 2 of them Canadians and one Malaysian. Before this despicable rampage, the kidnap-for-ransom group also killed a Filipino hostage.
They committed these barbaric acts not in the name of religion or their twisted interpretation of Islam but because the deadlines for the payment of multi-million pesos in ransom had passed.
Moro Islamic Liberation Front, MILF

Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, BIFF

a Muslim militant organization based in Mindanao. They are a smaller player – a splinter group of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, MILF in the overall Moro insurgency in the Philippines and are mostly active in central Mindanao.

Remark this is an album "Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, BIFF"

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BIFF attacks North Cotabato village, holds students hostage
by Carmela Fonbuena June 21, 2017
(3. UPDATE) The BIFF, a group that the military has linked to ISIS, is holding at least 5 civilian hostages used as human shields as they fled government forces.
Clashes between troops and suspected members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in North Cotabato's Pigcawayan town were reported Wednesday morning, June 21.
The BIFF, a group that the military has linked to international terrorist group Islamic State (ISIS), was reportedly holding hostage at least 5 pupils of Malagakit Elementary School.

Military tags BIFF in General Santos bombing - Sep 17, 2014

BIFF has new commander. The splinter group admits attacking soldiers but not civilians. Aug 09, 2013

and these HERE and HERE

Mindanao - MNLF

Despite no reliable data, it is estimated that around 13% of combatants are child soldiers. Look also below HERE and

MNLF-BAF, Moro National Liberation Front and its Bangsamoro Armed Forces

The MNLF’s combatants span at least two generations and include people who look both younger than 18 years i.e. child soldiers and older than 60

National Democratic Front - NDF

a coalition of far left leaning political parties, agricultural unions, trade unions, and other related groups. The front has controversial members, like the Communist Party of the Philippines, which has its own military wing, the New People's Army. The Communist Party of the Philippines calls its participation in the NDF the National United Front Commission.

Communist Party of the Philippines, Re-Established
Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas

It remains an underground political organization since its founding on December 26, 1968 and has been operating in clandestine manner. It aims to overthrow the Philippine government through armed revolution with its direct leadership over New People's Army and National Democratic Front.

look also HERE and

The New People's Army, NPA

the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines.

NPA rebels torch taxis

and also the below Videos

New People's Army Rebels Returnee Testimonies, 2 videos Aug 28, 2010 and Oct 9, 2013

AFP alarmed over increasing number of youth joining NPA. Jan 13, 2016

Rajah Sulaiman movement, RSM

an Islamic terrorist organization in the Philippines, founded by Ahmed Santos in 1991. The group's soldiers have been trained, financed and governed by Abu Sayyaf and Jemaah Islamiah, a Philippine terrorist group with links to Al Qaeda.

Look also HERE

Islamic Congregation Jemaah Islamiyah (Jemaah Islamiah - JI - Islamic Congregation

a Southeast Asian militant Islamic organization dedicated to the establishment of a Daulah Islamiyah, regional Islamic caliphate in Southeast Asia incorporating Indonesia, Malaysia, the southern Philippines, Singapore and Brunei. JI was added to the United Nations 1267 Committee's list of terrorist organizations linked to al-Qaeda or the Taliban on 25 October 2002 under UN Security Council Resolution 1267

Ten terrorist groups active in the Philippines
Bin Laden Connections To Philippine Terror Explored
Terrorism in Southeast Asia: Threat and Response
Terrorism Terrorism in Southeast Asia

Look the pages 16 - 19 incl. about Philippines

What to do in case of a Terrorist Attack involving Radioactive Materials

Civilians fighting Terrorism - Etc.

Look more about "using the Internet" HERE

go to overview


Civilians take up arms vs ISIS and BIFF in Mindanao
by/ Jef Maitem January 19, 2016
In a gathering somewhere in the mountains of Central Mindanao, Brother Asiong, spokesman for Red God's Soldiers, leads over 300 men in burning the ISIS flag

Remark this is an album "Civilians fighting Terrorism"

Look description on the video and the full article HERE

How to fight ISIS on social media
by/Maria A. Ressa Mar 09, 2015

In nearly every language and with startling sophistication, ISIS is reaching out to young kids around the world and enticing them to see the world in new ways.

In nearly every language and with startling sophistication, ISIS is reaching out to young kids around the world and enticing them to see the world in new ways. While Twitter and Facebook have tried to control the spread of its message, ISIS comes back with new tools, like its own social media network launched Sunday.

Peace Talks & Bangsamoro Basic Law

Remark, most of the videos in this section are albums in the album "Peace Talks"

Look also Ethnic, Indigenous and Tribal Groups, Culture, Rights and the complementary sections PAMANA, the national government’s framework and program for peace and development in conflict-affected areas (CAAs) and Terrorism & Terrorgroups

This subject is filling so much, so it's impossible for us to "tell everything" about it, so in the future here will be only few updates!
So sorry, but we may recommend you to search for informations using e.g. Google etc.

aboutphilippines.ph fears that the "No statesman" will give away our wonderfull country and forget all the countries, who always have supported our country!

go to overview


or Moroland is the homeland of the Moro people

Look more link about the Moro HERE

Bangsamoro member resigns over Duterte rape joke, martial law
by Pia Ranada May 31, 2017

Bangsamoro Transition Commission member Samira Gutoc-Tomawis quits after President Rodrigo Duterte's controversial remarks about soldiers raping women and his martial law declaration.

PH, NDF agree on interim joint ceasefire
by Carmela Fonbuena April 05, 2017
A joint ceasefire is one of the demands of President Rodrigo Duterte

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Duterte ready to formally end peace talks with Left
by Pia Ranada August 02, 2017
President Rodrigo Duterte says he is ready to sign a formal notice to terminate peace talks with the communists.

PH cancels 5th round of talks with communist rebels
by Paterno Esmaquel II May 27, 2017
(3rd UPDATE) 'This is not an easy road to peace,' peace adviser Jesus Dureza says, as the Philippines waits for an 'enabling environment' for both parties.
The Philippine government (GRP) announced on Saturday, May 27, that it will no longer join the scheduled 5th round of peace negotiations with communist rebels.

Lorenzana: Criminals, not NPA, target of martial law
by Bea Cupin May 27, 2017
Despite the back-and-forth between the CPP-NDF and defense officials, peace talks between the Philippine government and NDF continue in the Netherlands.

Duterte 'a bit pessimistic' about Mindanao peace talks
by Pia Ranada May 05, 2017
'I'm not nervous but I’m a little bit worried that nothing will come of it,' says Duterte about government talks with the MILF and MNLF.

DOCUMENT: PH, NDF Agreement on an Interim Joint Ceasefire
April 06, 2017
The agreement says a ceasefire will take effect upon the approval and signing of the guidelines and ground rules
Negotiators of the government and the communist National Democratic Front on Wednesday, April 5, signed an agreement to formally start the process of drafting an interim joint ceasefire.
The agreement says a ceasefire will take effect upon the approval and signing of the guidelines and ground rules.
It does not set a timeline.


Ubusan ng Lahi, An open letter to President Duterte
NPA - PH peacetalks poem - English subtitles
Feb 7, 2017
Award-winning poet Dr Joi Barrios-Leblanc reads an open letter to President Rodrigo Duterte
Look also the article:
Ubusan ng lahi: An open letter to President Duterte
February 08, 2017
Through a poem, award-winning poet Joi Barrios calls on President Rodrigo Duterte to 'let the peace talks move on'
Women launch movement for peace participation in Mindanao
by Diana G. Mendoza February 26, 2014
Women should have a seat at the table of decision-makers who will build the peace in Mindanao

Look also the Video:

Women's Peace Table
March 27, 2017
Female peace advocates from Asia and Europe gather in the Philippines for an international conference on women's public leadership in peace efforts.
Look the interview with MovePH's Voltaire Tupaz to Irene Santiago, chair of the Bangsamoro Peace Accords and Janjira Sombatpoonsiri

Love in the time of Duterte
February 13, 2017

Precisely because of the communists' personal and political ties with the President, the current peace talks should not be business as usual

Look also

Lorenzana downplays chances of nationwide martial law
by Pia Ranada September 15, 2017 - with Video
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana does not think leftists are capable of staging a massive protest action that would warrant a martial law declaration.

CPP: 'Duterte's plot to declare nationwide martial law underway'
September 14, 2017
'Duterte is presently carrying out a mind-conditioning campaign to justify his plan to impose martial law....He employs his horde of paid trolls to flood social media with Duterte adulation and to villify the Left and political opposition,' says the Communist Party of the Philippines

FAST FACTS: The JASIG in the peace talks
by Jodesz Gavilan February 08, 2017
What is the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG) all about in relation to the failed peace negotiations?
Duterte finally names members of body to draft Bangsamoro law
by Carmela Fonbuena February 10, 2017
At least 3 MNLF members are now part of the body that will draft a law that will implement a peace deal between the government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front
More than ceasefire: End the causes of armed conflict
by Feny Cosiso January 26, 2017

The slogan 'peace based on social justice' is exactly the main goal of the recent talks in Rome in Italy.

AFP to hold 'localized peace talks' with communist rebels.
with video
by Camille Elemia February 08, 2017
'I'm sure there are so many NPA who want to go back to the mainstream. Let's give them the chance. Hindi naman lahat ng NPA gusto makipaglaban,' says AFP chief Eduardo Año

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PH, NDF reopen talks after bitter impasse
by Carmela Fonbuena April 03, 2017
UPDATED Negotiators representing the government and the communist rebels return to the negotiating table amid pressure to forge a joint ceasefire agreement.

Lorenzana tags NPA as 'terrorists' ahead of talks
April 01, 2017
President Rodrigo Duterte's defense chief says they support the peace process, but questions the sincerity of the communist rebels.

Duterte wants bilateral ceasefire deal with NDF sealed in April talks
by Pia Ranada March 31, 2017
The two panels are also expected to decide on the 'referee' in the bilateral ceasefire agreement, after Norway begged off from the role.

Gov't sees 'no reason' to declare unilateral ceasefire
by Pia Ranada March 31, 2017
The communists are not expected to declare a unilateral ceasefire on March 31, says government chief negotiator Silvestre Bello III.

PH, NDF agree to resume formal peace talks
by Carmela Fonbuena March 12, 2017
UPDATED The two parties also agree to reinstate unilateral ceasefire declarations within a month and extend the bail of the NDF consultants released last year.

Duterte to NPA on resuming peace talks: Let go of hate
March 05, 2017
'You are full of hate, then we cannot talk about peace,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte open to talk peace with communist rebels anew
March 04, 2017
President Rodrigo Duterte is once again open to the resumption of the peace talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines - New People's Army - National Democratic Front of the Philippines (CPP-NPA-NDF)

Duterte to 'think a thousand times' about reviving peace talks
by Pia Ranada February 28, 2017
The President says he will consult with his Cabinet 'sometime' about resuming peace talks with communists

Duterte bats for 'strategic shift' in ending war with Reds
by Carmela Fonbuena February 21, 2017
President Rodrigo Duterte meets with leftist Cabinet members to discuss the peace process that collapsed earlier in the month.

Duterte sets conditions for resuming talks with communists
by Pia Ranada February 20, 2017
The Palace releases bilateral ceasefire wish list that includes prohibiting the NPA from imposing revolutionary tax and from ambushing the military.

CPP to Duterte: Let's discuss better ceasefire arrangement
by Carmela Fonbuena February 19, 2017
'The Party and the New People’s Army (NPA) reiterate their support for efforts to forge a bilateral ceasefire agreement,' says the CPP

Duterte regains momentum in peace talks; is there still hope?
by Joel Rocamora February 06, 2017
Despite the President's announcement of an end of negotiations, my bet is that it will continue.

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Immigration put on alert over NDF consultants
February 08, 2017
This comes after the Duterte administration terminated the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees upon the cancellation of the peace talks.

Duterte gov't terminates JASIG
by Pia Ranada February 07, 2017
UPDATED Chief Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza relays the termination of the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees in a letter to CPP founder Jose Maria Sison and NDF chief negotiator Fidel Agcaoili.

Duterte formally ends peace talks
February 07, 2017 By Ruth Abbey Gita

Communist rebels want peace talks even without a ceasefire
February 06, 2017

Aguirre: Left leaders can be arrested sans peace talks
February 06, 2017 By Keith A. Calayag

Duterte calls communists 'spoiled brats'
by Pia Ranada February 06, 2017
While communists say they're willing to reopen peace talks, the President calls them 'spoiled brats' for demanding too much from the government

NDF: No basis to arrest released communist rebels
UPDATED NDF legal consultant Edre Olalia says the communist rebels who were released to join the peace talks still enjoy protection under JASIG

CPP willing to explore reopening of peace talks
But former Ateneo School of Government Dean Antonio La Viña says a 'grand gesture' from the communists may be needed to change President Rodrigo Duterte's mind.

Both by Carmela Fonbuena February 06, 2017


NPA ends ceasefire but says talks should continue


Gov't still believes NPA sincerity with peace talks
Both Feb 1, 2017 (1 album)

Look also the full story - articles:

Defense chief declares all-out war vs NPA
February 07, 2017 By Ruth Abbey Gita

Duterte: I now consider CPP-NPA-NDF a terrorist group
February 05, 2017
FOLLOWING the United States' position, President Rodrigo Duterte declared Sunday that the Communist Party of the Philippines - New People's Army - National Democratic Front (CPP/NPA/NDF) is now a terrorist group.

Duterte: Communist rebels are terrorists
February 05, 2017
'It seems to me that itong mga terorista want another 50 years of killing of Filipinos,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, denouncing the New People's Army.

Dureza on termination of peace talks: 'Duterte has spoken'
February 05, 2017
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has already spoken on his decision to scrap the peace process with the communist rebels and the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) is following his directives.

NPA ends ceasefire but says talks should continue
by Carmela Fonbuena Updated February 01, 2017

UPDATED 'The August 28, 2016, unilateral declaration of interim ceasefire issued by the Central Committee of the CPP and the National Operations Command of the New People’s Army is hereby terminated,' says the NPA

Duterte not ready to decide on ceasefire with NPA
by Pia Ranada February 02, 2017
'I will decide in the fullness of God's time,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, a day after the New People's Army announced it will lift its ceasefire with the government

Dureza wants Duterte to maintain gov't ceasefire with NPA
February 01, 2017
President Rodrigo Duterte's chief peace adviser says negotiations with the Left will continue even after the communist rebels have terminated their ceasefire with the government


AFP protests excessive use of force by the NPA

AFP chief General Año says they will go hard vs NPA - and -
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana denounced NPA's 'extortion,' other 'lawless' activities

Both Feb 3, 2017

Look also the articles:

Duterte scraps talks with communists
by Carmela Fonbuena February 04, 2017
President Rodrigo Duterte says he sees no reason for the talks to resume during his term, unless there is a 'compelling reason' to do so.

Duterte: No peace with communists in our generation
by Pia Ranada February 03, 2017
'I tried my best, but I guess it wasn't good enough... There will be no peace in this land vis-a-vis the Communist Party,' says the President.

Duterte orders AFP: End ceasefire with NPA tonight
by Pia Ranada February 03, 2017
'Go back to your camps, clean your rifles, and be ready to fight,' Duterte orders soldiers, lifting the ceasefire he declared during his first State of the Nation Address.

Duterte mulls terminating ceasefire with NPA
by Carmela Fonbuena and Pia Ranada February 03, 2017
President Rodrigo Duterte considers the option a day after the communist rebels ended their own ceasefire with government.

Indigenous peoples call for recognition of rights in peace talks
by Beverly Longid January 19, 2017

We urge the government to heed the call of IPs to stop the militarization of their communities and to grant political prisoners unconditional amnesty

NDF not ready to sign final peace deal before 2020
The government panel is hoping to sign a bilateral ceasefire deal amid threats that the New People's Army could go back to war.

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PH, NDF talks: Both sides need to make painful compromises
Government and NDF negotiators begin talks on CASER, the 'heart and soul' of the peace process that seeks to draw a roadmap to address widespread poverty in the Philippines.

Both by Carmela Fonbuena January 19 and 30, 2017


Gov't ready for 3rd round of talks with Reds
January 13, 2017
Government chief negotiator Silvestre Bello III dismisses fears that the 5-month-old ceasefire between the military and the NPA will collapse.
Watch our interview with Bello

Look also the articles

Talks with Reds delayed after Duterte's last-minute call
by Carmela Fonbuena April 02, 2017
The opening ceremony for the 4th round of talks is rescheduled to Monday, April 3. The instructions of President Rodrigo Duterte, however, have yet to be divulged.

'Duterte's track record shows respect for human rights' – Bello
by Camille Elemia January 22, 2017
The government's chief peace negotiator defends the President from the National Democratic Front's allegations that the administration has committed human rights abuses.

GRP, NDFP ink guidelines for monitoring human rights violations
January 22, 2017
The government and the communist rebels signed Saturday, January 21 the Supplemental Guidelines for the full operation of the joint monitoring committee (JMC) tasked to monitor human rights violations during third round of talks in Rome, Italy.

Chilling reason why PH, NDF talks moved from Oslo to Rome
January 16, 2017
It's the first time that the formal peace negotiations will be held outside Norway.
COLD OSLO. Negotiators of the Philippine government and National Democratic Front of the Philippines find Oslo too cold for the 3rd round of talks.
The 3rd round of formal talks between the Philippine government and the communist National Democratic Front (NDF), to be held from January 19 to 25, moved venues from Norway to Rome in Italy.

CPP blasts Duterte, calls for show of force
December 14, 2016
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) on Wednesday, December 14, once again rebuked President Rodrigo Duterte for his failure to release more political prisoners, as it called on supporters to show indignation through peace rallies on December 26, the party’s 48th anniversary.
Philippines rejects NPA rebels' condition for ceasefire
December 13, 2016
The Philippine defense chief rejected on Tuesday, December 13, a demand by communist guerrillas for government troops to withdraw from rebel-influenced communities in the countryside for the insurgents to extend a months-long ceasefire
Marcos burial a major issue in peace talks – Jalandoni
by Patty Pasion December 10, 2016
The National Democratic Front says the hero's burial for dictator Ferdinand Marcos and the release of political prisoners will be the top issues it will discuss with the government panel in January.
Contrary to the insistence of government negotiators, the state-sanctioned hero's burial for dictator Ferdinand Marcos will be a major issue when peace talks between the government and the National Democratic Front resume next year, an NDF panel adviser said.

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PH, NDF closer to signing crucial joint ceasefire deal
by Carmela Fonbuena December 12, 2016
The National Democratic Front says they are amenable to signing the long delayed joint ceasefire deal but it will only be effective upon the releases of political prisoners.


Fragile talks with the Philippine left
January 10, 2017National Democratic Front chief negotiator Fidel Agcaoili talks to Rappler about the status of negotiations with the Philippine govenrment.

Look also the article:

Duterte's talks with NDF: The meat of the matter
by Teddy Casiño January 12, 2017
What is at stake in the peace talks is the economic future of the country

Ceasefire with Reds in danger
by Carmela Fonbuena January 11, 2017
The 3rd round of talks between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front, to be held in Rome from January 18 to 25, will be critical.



Peace talks eyed for 'sabotage'?
Dec 6, 2016
Peace talks between the government and communist rebels have triggered renewed interest under President Rodrigo Duterte. But an official in the government's peace effort warned of a possible "sabotage" coming from forces here and abroad.
Duterte: 'I might as well give up Mindanao sans federalism'
December 07, 2016 by Ruth Abbey Gita
The President said that if his administration fails to push for federalism, the Moro people will never cooperate with the government to pursue long-lasting peace in the country.
I am saying this but if you don’t want to believe me, it’s up to you,” Duterte said.
Duterte: 'Sign bilateral truce first before I release political detainees'
December 06, 2016 by Ruth Abbey Gita
President Rodrigo Duterte would immediately release the political prisoners once the government and the National Democratic Front (NDF) ink the bilateral ceasefire agreement, a Palace official said on Tuesday.

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Government seeks rearrest of NDFP consultants
July 20, 2017 By Keith A. Calayag
The government will ask the court to order the rearrest of top National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) leaders who sat as consultants in the failed peace talks between the two parties.

Duterte reluctant to release political prisoners
December 10, 2016 by Pamela Jay F. Orias
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte said Friday he has already given the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) "so much too soon," saying he would allow the release of political prisoners only after the signing of a bilateral ceasefire agreement with the rebels.

Duterte 'considering' talks with Maute group – Palace
by Pia Ranada November 30, 2016

Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte will 'try to exhaust all possibilities to achieve peace and order'.

Duterte: I'm ready to talk to Abu Sayyaf
by Pia Ranada November 25, 2016

Previously, Duterte said he refuses to talk peace with the Abu Sayyaf as it would be 'like slapping the nation'.

But NOW: President Rodrigo Duterte is ready to talk to bandit and terrorist group Abu Sayyaf.


2 separate peace panels for MILF, MNLF-Nur
Nov 6, 2016
Moro National Liberation Front leader Nur Misuari will not work with rival group Moro Islamic Liberation Front to draft a law that will create a new Bangsamoro region.

Look also the articles:
2 separate peace panels for MILF, MNLF-Nur
by Carmela Fonbuena November 07, 2016
MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal says the group is not opposed to Nur Misuari's participation in the peace process

Gov't not giving up on Dec 10 bilateral ceasefire deal
by Pia Ranada November 22, 2016
Despite reported violations of the unilateral ceasefires declared by both government and the Left, government panel chief Silvestre Bello III says the ceasefire is holding out

Bangsamoro Basic Law Bangsamoro Basic Law: House Bill No. 4994 full text

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Arroyo files own bill creating Bangsamoro Autonomous Region
August 13, 2017
Former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Arroyo filed her own version of the law creating the Bangsamoro region in Mindanao, a new track separate from Malacañang-backed inititatives to implement a peace agreement with Muslim rebels.

Gov’t, MILF call on public, lawmakers to support new Bangsamoro law
by Voltaire Tupaz July 18, 2017
The Duterte government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front launch a joint communications roadmap to pass the revised Bangsamoro Basic Law

Revised Bangsamoro law submitted to Duterte
by Carmela Fonbuena July 17, 2017
MILF leader Ghadzali Jaafar says the document is 'faithful to letter and spirit' of the 2014 agreement. Sources say the controversial provisions were revised.

How different is ARMM from the Bangsamoro?
by/Angela Casauay May 09, 2015
Here are 14 key features of the Bangsamoro compared to the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao

Why Lumads are asking for another version of BBL
by Mick Basa September 02, 2017

Teduray leader Timuay Santos Unsad says the current version of the proposed BBL does not include provisions protecting non-Islamized indigenous tribes.


Gov't urged to protect indigenous people's rights
Nov 24, 2016
Advocates hope the new administration will respect and protect the rights of the indigenous peoples under the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law.
Duterte: Misuari has lost control over young Moros
by Raymon Dullana September 17, 2016

UPDATED The President says he thinks Nur Misuari won't commit to peace talks now. Young Moros are now 'hungry for a fight to establish a caliphate in Southeast Asia.

Look also HERE

PH, NDF to resume talks, silence guns
by Carmela Fonbuena UPDATED August 26, 2016

For the first time, the National Democratic Front also entertains the idea of discussing a joint ceasefire with the government.
The Philippine government and communist rebels on Friday, August 26, signed an agreement that will silence guns on both sides for an indefinite period while they continue talks to end Asia's longest-running communist insurgency.

Look also the Video
Unang round ng peace talks sa gobyerno at NDF, matagumpay
Aug 26, 2016

and the articles

DOCUMENT: PH, NDF joint statement on the resumption of formal talks
August 26, 2016
It is the result of the first round of formal peace talks between the Philippine government and communist rebels since an impasse in 2011

Oslo round of peace talk ends
August 27, 2016
WHEN peace negotiators, both from the Philippine Government (GPH) and the National Democratic Front (NDF), leave Oslo, Norway, they will be bringing results beyond what they were hoping for.

Oslo talks: 'The most kind and most warm negotiators'
Carmela Fonbuena August 27, 2016
Norway's Foreign Minister Børge Brende observes the camaraderie between Philippine government and NDF peace negotiators in Oslo, on the day the two groups signed a historic and unprecedented joint statement

AFP lauds NPA for indefinite ceasefire declaration
by Voltaire Tupaz August 27, 2016
But communist rebels criticize military forces for their continuing aggressive moves in and around the areas of operations of the NPA

CPP issues indefinite ceasefire order
7:42 AM, August 28, 2016
The ceasefire order takes effect Sunday, August 28, effectively extending the 7-day limited ceasefire it issued before the talks
FAST FACTS: The CPP-NPA-NDF and the Oslo talks
by Katerina Francisco August 22, 2016
After 40 rounds of talks under 5 Philippine governments, the peace process with communist guerrillas begins on a high note in Oslo
Dureza: Peace talks to be inclusive
July 02, 2016

The presidential adviser on the peace process says the Duterte administration will honor signed peace agreements, but adds they will have to be consistent with planned reforms

'Moro Convention' eyed to craft new Bangsamoro law
by Paterno Esmaquel II June 20, 2016

The process for the 'historic' Moro Convention begins soon after President-elect Rodrigo Duterte takes office on June 30

Commission finalizes Bangsamoro Basic Law draft
by Pia Ranada June 08, 2017

Government peace panel chairperson Irene Santiago hopes President Rodrigo Duterte will certify the bill as urgent in his second State of the Nation Address on July 24.

Marcos, Enrile blocked passage of BBL
Feb 25, 2016

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III blamed Thursday Senators Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Juan Ponce Enrile for failure to pass the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) in the Senate.

Vatican to Aquino: Ensure peace in Mindanao
by/Paterno Esmaquel II December 05, 2015

The Vatican hopes that parties involved can 'guarantee stable and lasting peace' in the southern Philippines


ANIMATION: War came to Mindanao
The history of the armed struggle in Mindanao runs deeper than all the liberation fronts that have championed its cause. Jul 11, 2015

Look also the article HERE

OPAPP hopes to start work on new Bangsamoro law in January
by Carmela Fonbuena December 30, 2016
President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to name in January 2017 the members of the expanded Bangsamoro Transition Commission that is tasked to draft the Bangsamoro bill.

Mindanao Peace Talks
Hope for Mindanaoans with signing of peace pact.
Mar 28, 2014 - To be recognized as the Bangsamoro. That is a dream for many who spent decades fighting for justice. For fighters of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, Thursday's historic signing for peace was an emotional day. Natashya Gutierrez reports.

GPH-MILF peace deal: Groundwork begins

Rappler talks to Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, Yasmin Busran-Lao and Senen Bacani of the government's peace panel
Feb 3, 2014

MILF's sincerity in peace talks questioned

In the midst of knowing the truth behind the bloody encounter in Mamasapano, the intentions and sincerity of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) about the peace talks is now being questioned.
Feb 10, 2015

Doubts arise over crucial Philippine autonomy law after rebel clash

Work to set up an autonomous Muslim region in the Philippines to end a 45-year insurgency has been suspended and may be abandoned altogether because of a clash in which more than 50 people were killed, legislators said on Wednesday. A top official described the clash between police and rebels on Sunday, which shattered a three-year ceasefire, as a "misencounter" during a bid to arrest two militants who had taken refuge with Moro Islamic Liberation Front fighters.
The rebels, operating in the south of the largely Roman Catholic country, have agreed to disarm in exchange for an autonomous government.
Jan 28, 2015 - look also the article HERE , Reported by Reuters World News 28 JAN 2015

What is the current economic standing of ARMM?

While the Bangsamoro Basic Law is still far from completion, a successful implementation of this is said to give great economic gain for the region and the country -- apart from finally achieving peace. But what exactly is the current economic standing of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao and how exactly will the BBL help the situation? Jun 10, 2015

Look also the video "United Bangsamoro Justice Party (UBJP)" HERE

Look also the article House creates supercommittee to tackle Bangsamoro bill

Bangsamoro Basic Law is not yet dead
by/ Yasmira P. Moner February 03, 2016
'We may have lost one track of the Bangsamoro peace process, but combating violent extremism and holding on to peace remain to be the better option to attaining right to self-determination'
Bangsamoro basic law: Forgotten battle?
by/ Amir Mawallil February 01, 2016
'We are comforted by our undying aspiration for peace and justice'
Something is palpable in the air right now, something threatening. And it's this: Before we know it, no one is talking about the Moro people and the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) anymore but us alone.
Is the BBL dead? Is it over?
Bangsamoro bill in 'coma'
Feb 11, 2015

'If both houses of Congress vote today, I dare say not only this version but maybe any version will not pass,' Senator Bongbong Marcos says.

“I don’t know about dying but it is in a coma.”

Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr warned that the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) might be the next casualty of the Mamasapano clash that killed 44 elite cops, at least 17 members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), and some civilians.

New deadline for Bangsamoro law passage: June 30
by/Angela Casauay Mar 02, 2015

The proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law would not pass unamended, House leaders maintain

Amid the beating of war drums, Congress leaders on Monday, March 2, set a new deadline for the passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law by the end of the 2nd regular session in June.

The imminent death of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) in the 16th Congress
January 29, 2016
Malacañang says it expects the next Philippine leader to sustain the peace process

DOCUMENT: Bangsamoro bill as approved in House committee
May 20, 2015
Read the latest version of House Bill 4994 approved at committee level

4 scenarios if Bangsamoro bill is not passed
by/Angela Casauay Jun 04, 2015
UPDATED One of the least likely scenarios is passing the bill and providing for a longer transition period


#HearMindanao: Why we need to talk peace.
Rappler’s #ProjectMindanao, in partnership with InciteGov, hold a forum "#HearMindanao: Why we should talk peace" on Tuesday, July 14, at the AIM Conference Center in Makati City, from 4 pm to 7 pm. Streamed live on Jul 14, 2015
Look also the articles "FULL TEXT: Mamasapano valedictorian's speech at #HearMindanao" and "Why we should talk peace #HearMindanao"

Artist Kublai Millan: Art brings peace

Millan is well known for his giant sculptures in Davao city, such as his durian sculpture outside the city's airport and his eagle sculptures in Rizal Park. He is a man with a mission -- he wants to show the world that not all of Mindanao is war-torn.
He shares why as an artist, he believes his work and the work of other artists can be a path to peace within the region.
Aug 10, 2015

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 Private armies - Etc. in the Philippines

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New People's Army, NPA

Peace Talks

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Philippines must get rid of its militias now
by Emerlynne Gil September 22, 2016

If the Senate hearings would result in abolishing militias and demobilizing their members, it would be an important step towards ending abuses committed by these government-sponsored death squads

Palace activates task force to disband private armies in Bangsamoro
Memorandum Circular No. 83, s. 2015

From the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process
The newly released Memorandum Circular No. 83 creates a task force that focuses on disbanding private armies in the Bangsamoro territory and its adjacent regions.


The Philippines' private armies

101 East looks at how clans use private armies to keep a tight grip on political power.

85 armed groups maintained by politicians - PNP
by Gemma Bagayaua Mendoza

The Philippine National Police has vowed to go after private armed groups, PAGs, there will be no sacred cows in this campaign

Philippines must dismantle its private armies!

By Iris C. Gonzales

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PNP: 90% of private armies are in Armm, Cotabato
By Christine Joice C. Cudis, April 01, 2016






God's Army

Filipino Christian Militias Fighting Back Against the Islamists


Unreported World: The conflict between Muslims and Christians in Mindanao, in which hundreds of thousands of people have been killed from both sides, and many more people homeless.

Bearers Of The Sword - The Abu Sayyaf


Holy Warriors


Revolutionaries or Terrorists

The Philippines is seen as one of the frontlines in the War of Terror. But dubbing local armed groups terrorists seems to be making the situation worse. "We are home-grown, legitimate revolutionaries", states Comrade Oris from the New People's Army. "How can we be terrorists in our own land?" For many years, they were partners in the peace process. But - following George W Bush's visit - they're now regarded as terrorists. Since then, levels of violence have increased. "We need to get away from these labels and go back to the pre 9/11 days of engagement", states peace process advisor, Paul Clifford. "What is it these people want?" According to one report, the most common dominator of rebel villages is the lack of a local school.


Rebels Returnee Testimonies

NPA Amazon encourages comrades to surrender
Ka Hannah a vice platoon leader of cpp npa finally realized that she has been deceive and tells about his experiences inside the New Peoples Army. Uploaded on Aug 28, 2010

NPA Rebel Returnee Testimony
Watch Marife's aka Juliet testimony why she left the rebel group. Oct 9, 2013

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Hundreds of families from villages on the border of North Cotabato and Maguindanao fill makeshift evacuation centers while fighting rages between elements of the MILF's 108th Base Command and BIFF fighters.

Feb 19, 2015

Child soldiers in the PHILIPPINES

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Maute child warriors are fiercest fighters, says former hostage
by Carmela Fonbuena September 26, 2017 - with Video

Former Maute hostage Lordvin Acopio says it was obvious the children have been brainwashed to join the local terror groups linked with the international terrorist network Islamic State.

The child combatants of the Maute Group were as young as 10 years old and they were the fiercest among the fighters, he saw up to 17 child warriors inside the battle area while he was still held captive by the terror group.

I met a former Maute soldier. He’s a child.
By Carmela Fonbuena June 14, 2017 - with video
Rappler talks to a former Maute Group child soldier. Cayamora and Farhana Maute promise his parents he will study Koran, but they turn him into a fighter instead.

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Children as combatants in the Philippines
by Reuben James Barrete June 27, 2017
To stop the recruitment of children, the Philippine government must recognize the need to institutionalize counter-radicalization programs.

Children and Youth in Organised Armed Violence: Contextualisation, Personal Histories and Policy Options

by/Agnes Zenaida V. Camacho, Marco P. Puzon and Yasmin Patrice Ortiga
Children in Armed Conflict
A book based on an Initiative of Human Security Network and the United Nations Special representative of Secretary-General for Children and Armed conflict
Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict

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Alternative Report

Implementation of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict, OP-CRC-AC

Prepared by the Philippine Coalition to Protect Children Involved in Armed Conflict, Protect CIAC and the Southeast Asia Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers, SEASUCS

The Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers

works to prevent the recruitment and use of children as soldiers, to secure their demobilisation and to ensure their rehabilitation and reintegration into society.

The UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict believes that three groups remain liable for children in war zones: The Abu Sayyaf Group, ASG, the New People’s Army, NPA, and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, MILF. To this list, we would also add the Communist Party of the Philippines, CPP -NPA and “pangayao” tribal wars. Though it is not Project: AK-47’s intent to place blame in the existing fray, we do want you to be aware of the current reality.
Children and Armed Conflict
Child Soldier Relief

an organization designated to advocate on behalf of child soldiers by serving as a central repository of information on all topics relating to the topic of child soldiers.

Child soldiers in spotlight as Mindanao battle rages

UN report on child soldiers

Child Soldiers Global Report 2008

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Girl Child Soldiers

The Other Face of Sexual Exploitation and Gender Violence

The Voices of Girl Child Soldiers

by/Yvonne E. Keairns, PhD

Liberating Child Soldiers

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Caught in Crossfire Caught in Crossfire: Child Soldiers
by/Merliza Makinano
Philippines: Terror groups use children
Moro Islamic Liberation Front, MILF Still Uses Child Soldiers

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UN official meets with MILF brass on child soldiers

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Child Soldiers In The Philippines
Oct 30, 2013

Moves to end use of child soldiers, but problem persists.


MILF Child soldiers

Moro Islamic Liberation Front, MILF Still Uses Child Soldiers


Child Soldiers hired by BIFF-MILF

The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters BIFF - a splinter group of the Muslim separatist Moro Islamic Liberation or MILF - was recently filmed here, in a video submitted to Children of War. Shot in their base in Mindanao, this video is alarming because of the vision of child soldiers, some look as young as 10 years old, carrying AK47s, armalite rifles. We are calling on the government, child advocacy groups, and the Filipinos to condemn BIFF in using child soldiers. Let everybody pressure Umbra Kato's group into demobilizing these innocent kids!


CPP/NPA/NDF - Child soldiers

New people's army extreme child exploitation in the Philippines. The CPP/NPA/NDF has been recruiting minors as combatants since 1980's this was proven when many child wariors surrendered to the Government.


Batang Hit-man - Child soldiers

Kidnapping e.g. for Ransom - KFR

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Senate hearing on 'tokhang for ransom'
February 23, 2017
South Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo reportedly was a victim of 'tokhang for ransom' and died in the hands of the Philippine police

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South Korean kidnapped, murdered by PH policemen
by Agence France-Presse January 18, 2017
A South Korean businessman who went missing in the Philippines 3 months ago was kidnapped by policemen and murdered on the day he disappeared, a Seoul official says

Abu Sayyaf kidnaps construction workers in Jolo ahead of Duterte visit
July 15, 2017

The Abu Sayyaf abducted 4 construction workers in Jolo ahead of the visit of President Rodrigo Duterte to the Sulu provincial capital on Saturday, July 15.

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Abu Sayyaf kidnaps 5 construction workers
July 15, 2017 By Bong Garcia

The kidnapping Saturday of the five construction workers have brought the number of captives to 25, including 16 foreigners. The foreigners included eight Vietnamese, seven Indonesians, and a Dutch birdwatcher.

Southern Philippine waters not a new Somalia – gov't
by AFP July 08, 2016

The foreign secretary's comments come after armed men suspected to be from the Abu Sayyaf group this year abducted 25 Indonesian and Malaysian sailors in the Sulu Sea.
The Philippines denied, that piracy in its waters bordering Indonesia and Malaysia had reached Somalian levels, after a recent spate of kidnappings of Southeast Asian sailors.

3 foreigners, 1 Filipina abducted in Samal Island
by/Karlos Manlupig Editha Caduaya September 22, 2015
Three foreigners – two Canadians and a Norwegian – and a Filipina were abducted in a resort in Samal Island in Davao del Norte late Monday night, September 21, authorities confirmed.
The victims include a Norwegian resort executive, his Filipino girlfriend, and two Canadian guests. Two Japanese nationals are hurt after they fought off the armed men who tried to kidnap them as well.
Samal Island, known as the "Island Garden City," experienced a similar incident in 2001.

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Davao under red alert status; task group formed for Samal abduction
by/Karlo Paolo R. Pates, September 22, 2015
The entire Davao region was placed under red alert status while a special task group was formed to go after gunmen who seized three foreigners and a Filipina from a resort in Samal Island Monday.

New rebel group likely behind Samal kidnapping
by/Camille Elemia Editha Caduaya September 23, 2015

Police release sketch of 1 of 11 abductors in Samal
by/Karlo Paolo R. Pates September 23, 2015
"The American national and his Japanese wife were asked, after they were discharged from the hospital, to describe one of the suspects and we came up with this sketch," Dulay told reporters at the sidelines of the special conference organized by the Police Regional Office, PRO.

Abu Sayyaf beheads another Canadian hostage
June 13, 2016
Robert Hall is beheaded by the group in Sulu as the deadline for ransom payment lapses.
The Abu Sayyaf was demanding P600 million in ransom for 3 hostages.
In April, the group killed Canadian John Ridsdel after a ransom deadline passed.
Ridsdel, Hall, Sekkingstad, and Flor were abducted in September 2015 from a resort on Samal Island, hundreds of kilometers from the Abu Sayyaf's traditional strongholds.

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PH condemns 'senseless' murder of Canadian hostage
Updated June 14, 2016

UPDATED Malacañang extends its condolences to the family of Robert Hall, the second Canadian hostage to be killed by the Abu Sayyaf in two months

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Rescue of Abu Sayyaf hostages continues amid beheading reports
by Carmela Fonbuena February 26, 2017
Chief presidential peace adviser Secretary Jesus Dureza receives a report that the local terrorist group has beheaded its German hostage, but he says this is still unverified information<

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Abu Sayyaf beheads German hostage
by Carmela Fonbuena February 27, 2017
Juergen Kantner is the 3rd foreigner to be beheaded by the Abu Sayyaf since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office.

Beheading of German hostage
February 26, 2017
The Armed Forces of the Philippines are now verifying reports that the Abu Sayyaf Group have beheaded German hostage Juergen Gustav Kantner Sunday, February 26, for failure to pay ransom.

Time to stop kidnap for ransom in Sulu
by/Victor M. Taylor April 27, 2016

'Clearly, the strategy the Philippine government has adopted with regard to the ASG is not working. It is time to take more aggressive measures.'

Abu Sayyaf 'outsourcing' kidnap operations – police
by/Gualberto Laput June 14, 2016

The Abu Sayyaf has reportedly hired other criminal groups and outsiders to do the intelligence gathering and heavy lifting in connection with its kidnap-for-ransom activities


How the DILG plans to battle kidnappers
A group is worried about the existence of kidnap-for-ransom cases for the past couple of months. Their appeal, change the system of the police when they are responding. Sep 3, 2014
Kidnap for ransom group, starting to rise again?
Anthony Taberna talks to an anti-crime group about the rise in kidnappings in Luzon. Sep 3, 2014
Kidnap for Ransom - Problem in Mindanao
Two months into 2014, 6 kidnapping for ransom incidents were already recorded by the PNP Anti-Kidnapping Group with two cases in Luzon and four in Mindanao, in particular, in Cotabato and Zamboanga. Feb 21, 2014
Maids, drivers are top sources of kidnapper info
The number of kidnap-for-ransom cases rose up in the past couple of months. According to the report, 99 percent of the cases, the maids or the drivers are those who give off tips in the kidnap-for-ransom groups. Sep 3, 2014
Kidnap for Ransom
Muslim terrorists in the Philippines are targeting Christian for kidnapping. Authorities fear the practice is becoming much too lucrative.


Former hostage discusses Philippines kidnapping

Australian photojournalist Nigel Brennan speaks about kidnap victim Warren Rodwell and his own experience as a hostage. Uploaded on Jan 4, 2012

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Girl kidnapped

A six-year-old British girl has been kidnapped at gunpoint by Muslim extremists in the Philippines who are believed to be seeking a ransom, military said.

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