Rappler's latest stories on New Peoples Army
(3rd UPDATE) The military says the arrest of Antonia Setias Dizon is a 'major blow' to the communist party, but a labor rights group calls it 'illegal' and a form of 'political harassment'
Senator Bato dela Rosa says the Commission on Human Rights will be offering 'something new' by helping end the alleged recruitment by the NPA of minors
'I'm serving [a] notice to everyone that in the coming months – not really bloody – but there will be a little trouble. We have to finish it. This will make us a magnet to criticisms,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
'From the outset, it should be very clear to everybody that we would never do that,' says Ambassador Franz Jessen, head of the European Union Delegation to the Philippines
The 4 Catholic bishops in Negros Island have ordered all parishes to toll the church bells at 8 every evening, until the killings stop
Benjaline Hernandez and Melissa Roxas, both civilians, are neither UP students nor New People's Army members. Roxas is also still alive.
The military says soldiers would be 'engaging' students during information campaigns and lectures, not curtailing their academic freedom
(UPDATED) The military tracks down the graves of 3 men – a soldier, a retired cop, and a tribal chieftain – kidnapped by communist rebels in Bukidnon in 2017
Communist rebels attack a Cafgu detachment in Sallapadan town in Abra at dawn
Murder charges have been filed in 3 of 11 cases currently being handled by Central Visayas' police office
The trip follows statements from President Rodrigo Duterte that he would reward communist guerrillas who surrender to the government
The NPA camp in Barangay Pigsag-an is the first known rebel camp in the city in recent history
Justice Benjamin Caguioa once warned that if the NPA conflict is upheld as basis to declare martial law, the Philippines may be trapped in a perpetual state of miitary rule
Army Corporal Fermin Lindahay, a Higaonon who was formerly an NPA rebel between 2004 to 2006, is killed in action
In a statement on the NDF website, the communist rebels say the ambush is 'a legitimate act of war'
(UPDATED) Central Visayas police chief Brigadier General Debold Sinas says the victims, who were intelligence officers, were set up by a contact with links to the New People's Army
Police say the soldiers were conducting a community support program in Arakan town when they were attacked by communist rebels
Interior Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya says any investigation would continue 'even after the elections'
(4th UPDATE) Troops from the 46th Infantry Battalion clash with communist rebels in Calbiga town in Samar
Police Corporal Marlon Casil is killed in the Tadian encounter
The encounter occurs as Philippine National Police chief Director Oscar Albayalde is in nearby Camp Dangwa in La Trinidad, Benguet, for a command conference
Police say 3 rebels were killed and 3 others were captured following the pre-dawn raid on the Victoria municipal police station
After decades of failed peace efforts there is no end to the killing in sight as the New People's Army's campaign marks its 50th year
RMP national coordinator Sister Elenita Belardo denies the accusation of Brigadier General Antonio Parlade Jr that her group funds terrorist activities
Philippine officials want EU and Belgium to stop funding the Rural Missionaries of the Philppines, Ibon Foundation, Karapatan, and other groups saying the funds are only prolonging the communist insurgency
Police reports say the suspects were wearing camouflage uniforms when they raided the bunkhouses of the Camia Construction Company
Those released are members of the Citizen Armed Auxiliary who were taken as captives after the rebel attacked a military detachment in December
Brigadier General Ramil Bitong says the New People's Army rebels hastily escaped, leaving behind their valuables and subversive documents
The Department of the Interior and Local Government says candidates and local officials found paying fees to gain access to rebel strongholds will face sanctions
As the social divide continues, the armed communist revolution will simply endure
Communists in Quezon Province hold an intimate celebration
(UPDATED) The soldiers encounter the rebels from the New People's Army while surveying Mount Diwata in Compostela Valley
The military elbows the communists out of government, and turns the President who once called himself leftist into becoming the rebels' worst enemy
The military did not declare a ceasefire and the New People's Army was ordered to escalate attacks after martial law was extended in Mindanao
The National Democratic Front in the Bicol region chides the PNP for using the guerrillas as default suspects in high-profile murders
Members of the 43rd Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army are waylaid while bringing food to their fellow soldiers
President Rodrigo Duterte plans to keep indigenous peoples in 'hamlets' to be guarded by military and police
'The quote is a work of fiction,' says Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon
There is no mention of Senate President Sotto in the embedded video
Incoming Armed Forces of the Philippines chief Benjamin Madrigal Jr says he will push for a 'people-centered strategy' in battling the communist New People's Army
NPA rebels attack two soldiers buying food in a market
'Mas mabibigyan natin ng kamalayan, ng kamulatan ang ating kababayan, lalong-lalo na ang ating kabataan,' says Armed Forces of the Philippines spokesman Edgard Arevalo
'Kung ako 'yung civilian, matutuwa ako,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, despite human rights defenders pointing out that the government cannot maintain hit squads
Human rights lawyer and senatorial candidate Chel Diokno says the only lasting solution he sees is the resumption of peace talks between the government and the Left
The defense chief says the President's order will be carried out 'as soon as possible'
President Rodrigo Duterte's statement that he will form sparrow units is a 'declaration of open season against rebels, leftists, civilians, and critics of the government,' according to Human Rights Watch
Makabayan lawmakers say President Duterte's planned 'death squad' against communist rebels proves there are state-sanctioned vigilante killings under his administration
Some senators call the supposed plan 'unsettling' while allies of President Duterte say the Chief Executive is unlikely to pursue something 'illegal'