- Published: 31 January 2022 31 January 2022
Volume IV, Number 2. 31 January 2022.
Two weeks ago, the government of President Rodrigo Duterte received six T129B attack helicopters from Turkey, the first batch of military equipment worth a total of PhP13.7 billion. In December 2021, the Duterte regime also acquired two batteries of self-propelled Soltam ATMOS 155mm howitzers worth PhP2.4 billion from Israel.
- Published: 15 January 2022 15 January 2022
Volume IV, Number 1. 15 January 2022.
On Christmas Eve, 24 December 2021, New People’s Army comrades Menandro Villanueva and Sandra Reyes were captured alive by elements of the Armed Forces of the Philippines after a gunbattle in Mabini town, Davao de Oro, in southern Philippines. At the time of his capture, Comrade Menandro was the National Commander of the NPA and a member of the Central Committee and Political Bureau of the Communist Party of the Philippines.
- Published: 31 December 2021 31 December 2021
Volume III, Number 24. 31 December 2021.
It is extremely saddening to receive reports that more than 400 have died, several hundreds have been injured and at least 60 more are missing from the destructive effects of super typhoon Odette (Rai). Millions of Filipinos, mostly poor fishers, peasants and farmworkers, have lost their homes, properties and livelihood. The Duterte government estimates damages to infrastructure at US$326.35 million and to agriculture at US$77.53 million.
- Published: 15 December 2021 15 December 2021
Volume III, Number 23. 15 December 2021.
On 1 December, the Armed Forces of the Philippines dropped 500-lb bombs and shelled with howitzers a community in Miag-ao, Iloilo, killing at least nine people in the horrendous carnage. The AFP claimed that they attacked a 70-strong force of the New People’s Army. But this was refuted by the Communist Party of the Philippines who said that only a small unit of the NPA was deployed in the area to assist in the villagers’ farming activities.
- Published: 30 November 2021 30 November 2021
Volume III, Number 22. 30 November 2021.
Sensing the inevitable, President Rodrigo Duterte and his accomplices are suing for time. His stooge in The Hague sent a letter to the International Criminal Court Prosecutor Karim A.A. Khan on 10 November requesting that the ICC suspend its investigations and proceedings relating to the “alleged crimes against humanity committed throughout the Philippines between 1 July 2016 and 16 March 2019… as well as in the Davao area between 1 November 2011 and 30 June 2016.”