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NDF-NCMR Expresses Openness in Starting Negotiation with Misamis Oriental Local Crisis Committee for the Release of POW Pfc. Lupiba

The National Democratic Front-North Central Mindanao Region (NDF-NCMR) expresses its gratitude to the Local Third Party Facilitators in the region composed of Christian religious leaders as well as the Local Crisis Committee (LCC) of Misamis Oriental for their assistance to the family of Prisoner of War (POW) Pfc. Adonis Jess Lupiba. He still is under custody of a New People’s Army unit since July 11, 2015. We are hopeful their efforts would succeed in securing the necessary conditions to effect the safe and orderly release of the POW.

At present, the ensuing “rescue operations” of the 58th Infantry Battalion and Special Forces Company of their captured trooper further delays his early release. Up to nine rounds of harassment operations were launched by adjoining Sub-regional Commands of the NPA—the Eastern Misamis Oriental-Northeastern Bukidnon (EMONEB) and South-Central Bukidnon (SCB) Sub-Regional Command, against troops of the 403rd Brigade since July 19. Twelve of the latter e killed and scores were wounded as a result.

Last August 12, another seven trooper of the 58th IB were killed and a number suffered wounds in this latest clash between a unit of NPA-EMONEB ug the reactionary soldiers in San Roque, Aposkahoy, Claveria, Misamis Oriental. A Red fighter heroically succumbed to death in here.

Despite the “rescue” operations of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the concerned custodial unit of the NPA observes the proper rules in combat and the international humanitarian laws regarding the handling og POWs.

Once again, we maintain our openness in negotiating with the Local Crisis Committee which represents the Government of the Philippines in the local level regarding the date and place of the release of Pfc. Lupiba through the Local Third Party Facilitators. The POW’s family can be assured of his early and safe return through the said negotiation between the NDF of the region and the LCC of Misamis Oriental.

Signed,

Cesar Renerio

Spokesperson

NDFP-NCMR

NDFP peace panel congratulates NDFP-SMR for successful release of POW Coquilla

By LUIS G. JALANDONI
Chairperson, NDFP Negotiating Panel

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Negotiating Panel warmly congratulates the NDFP-Southern Mindanao Region for successfully carrying out the safe and orderly release of Prisoner of War (POW) Jose Mervin Coquilla today to foster the immediate resumption of peace negotiations between the Aquino government and the NDFP.

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NDFP peace panel congratulates NDFP-SMR for successful release of POW Coquilla

By LUIS G. JALANDONI
Chairperson, NDFP Negotiating Panel

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Negotiating Panel warmly congratulates the NDFP-Southern Mindanao Region for successfully carrying out the safe and orderly release of Prisoner of War (POW) Jose Mervin Coquilla today to foster the immediate resumption of peace negotiations between the Aquino government and the NDFP.

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Detained BJMP warden is released for humanitarian reasons

By RUBI DEL MUNDO
Spokesperson, NDFP Southern Mindanao Chapter

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Southern Mindanao releases today Jose Mervin Coquilla, who is under the custody of the New People’s Army Compostela Valley-North Davao-South Agusan Subregional Command, as a unilateral exercise of political authority, humanitarianism, and to help propel for the immediate resumption of the Government of the Philippines (GPH)-NDFP peace negotiations.

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NPA raids Sumitomo, captures two POWs, seizes 7 firearms

By ARIS FRANCISCO
Spokesperson, NPA Comval-North Davao-South Agusan Sub-Regional Command

The New People’s Army Guerrilla Front 33 under the Compostela Valley – North Davao – South Agusan Subregional Command raided the compound of the Sumitomo Fruits Corp. (Sumifru) and captured Cpl. Benjamin Enot Samano (serial no. 833269), 37, and Pfc. Alvin Ricarte (serial no. 901744), 23, who are members of the 60th Infantry Battalion in New Corrella, Davao del Norte, on 2 December 2014, at 3:45am to 4:00am.

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NPA raids Sumitomo, captures two POWs, seizes 7 firearms

By ARIS FRANCISCO
Spokesperson, NPA Comval-North Davao-South Agusan Sub-Regional Command

The New People’s Army Guerrilla Front 33 under the Compostela Valley – North Davao – South Agusan Subregional Command raided the compound of the Sumitomo Fruits Corp. (Sumifru) and captured Cpl. Benjamin Enot Samano (serial no. 833269), 37, and Pfc. Alvin Ricarte (serial no. 901744), 23, who are members of the 60th Infantry Battalion in New Corrella, Davao del Norte, on 2 December 2014, at 3:45am to 4:00am.

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AFP suffers platoon-size casualties in 14-day clashes with NPA

By CESAR RENERIO
Spokesperson, NDFP North Central Mindanao Chapter

The 4th Infantry Division of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has been launching massive and simultaneous military operations in the guerrilla fronts of North Central Mindanao Region since the second week of November, using as pretext the operations to rescue Prisoners of War Pfc. Marnel Cinches and Pfc. Jerrel Yorong who have remained in New People’s Army hands since 22 August 2014.

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AFP suffers platoon-size casualties in 14-day clashes with NPA

By CESAR RENERIO
Spokesperson, NDFP North Central Mindanao Chapter

The 4th Infantry Division of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has been launching massive and simultaneous military operations in the guerrilla fronts of North Central Mindanao Region since the second week of November, using as pretext the operations to rescue Prisoners of War Pfc. Marnel Cinches and Pfc. Jerrel Yorong who have remained in New People’s Army hands since 22 August 2014.

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NPA holds Army Sgt. Jeric Bucio Curay as POW, warns Big 4 logging lords in southern Mindanao

By Ka ARIS FRANCISCO
Spokesperson, Comval-North Davao-South Agusan Subregional Command
NPA Southern Mindanao

Red fighters apprehended in its checkpoint Sgt. Jeric Bucio Curay (serial number 803477) of the 72nd Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army, at 8:00am, 4 April 2014 in Barangay (village) Andap, Laak, Compostela Valley. Curay, who came from a military detachment in Barangay Panuramin and was riding his motorcycle when he was arrested, is now being held as Prisoner of War (POW) under the custody of the Comval-North Davao-South Agusan Subregional Command of the New People’s Army.

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NPA holds Army Sgt. Jeric Bucio Curay as POW, warns Big 4 logging lords in southern Mindanao

By Ka ARIS FRANCISCO
Spokesperson, Comval-North Davao-South Agusan Subregional Command
NPA Southern Mindanao

Red fighters apprehended in its checkpoint Sgt. Jeric Bucio Curay (serial number 803477) of the 72nd Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army, at 8:00am, 4 April 2014 in Barangay (village) Andap, Laak, Compostela Valley. Curay, who came from a military detachment in Barangay Panuramin and was riding his motorcycle when he was arrested, is now being held as Prisoner of War (POW) under the custody of the Comval-North Davao-South Agusan Subregional Command of the New People’s Army.

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