Robredo camp sues Journal News Online for cyberlibel

Robredo camp sues Journal News Online for cyberlibel

Vice President Leni Robredo’s camp sued a news organization over its claims that the presidential aspirant is working with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP). Lawyer Barry Gutierrez, Robredo’s spokesman, filed a cyber libel complaint  at the Quezon City...
The rushed ‘terrorist’ lists

The rushed ‘terrorist’ lists

Last week, Rodrigo Duterte’s government published two sets of lists naming more than two dozen people as “terrorists,” sparking protests from lawyers, activists, and church-based groups. They denounced the unilateral and arbitrary designation of 19 Maoist-led rebels...
NDFP peace negotiating panel chief Fidel Agcaoili, 75

NDFP peace negotiating panel chief Fidel Agcaoili, 75

By John Ezekiel J. Hirro National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) negotiating panel chairman Fidel Agcaoili died on July 23 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. He was 75. Agcaoili’s death was announced by the NDFP in a statement, saying that pulmonary...
Motherhood made NPA rebel surrender in Bulacan

Motherhood made NPA rebel surrender in Bulacan

Now a mother, Supremo/LJ/Lovely’, the teen NPA rebel was presented in a media briefing for the Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict Region 3. (PNA Photo) A female minor, now a mother, gave herself up to authorities after renouncing her link with...
Army thwarts communist’s harassment plans in Iloilo

Army thwarts communist’s harassment plans in Iloilo

Lt. Col. Joel Benedict Batara, 61st IB commanding officer, said the Philippine Army likely blocked the rebels’ plan to attack the Century Peak Energy Company in nearby Igbaras town. The Philippine Army’s 61st Infantry Battalion (61IB) encountered 15 members of the...