Category Archives: all-out war

Group says all-out war vs NPA endangers Lumads

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 January) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s order to “destroy” the New People’s Army (NPA) endangers thousands of Lumads (indigenous peoples) and farmers in Mindanao as it gives the military a “go signal” to continue the deployment of troops and operations in their communities, a Lumad group said Tuesday. Kerland Fanagel, […]

In war vs terrorists, Duterte vows: “I will not allow civilians to be killed”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 March) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday said military operations against terrorist groups are focused only on “selective targets” because “I will not allow civilians to be killed in the process.” Duterte’s statement came 11 days after a year-old baby girl was killed and an 11-year old boy injured in Basilan during […]

Military scores victories but Moro groups say military option is no solution

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 March) — A series of military victories were announced this week by the Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) against terrorist groups Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), Maute Group and the Abu Sayyaf but Moro civil society groups maintain the military option is no solution and that President Rodrigo Duterte, a Mindanawon […]

Bakwits since 2000, 2003: “We will ask the President to help us return to our homes”

BARANGAY LAYOG, Pagalungan, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 19 Feb) — At the height of the wars between government forces and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in 2000 and 2003, hundreds of thousands of civilians were displaced and languished in evacuation centers. For months, they endured cramped evacuation centers where they built temporary shelters made of […]

STATEMENT: All-out Peace rather than All-out War

15 February 2017 Subject: Statement by All-Out Peace on GRP-NDF Peace Talks For Inquiries: Gani Abunda +63 9989251786 or call 435-2900;911-0205 Alarmed by the recent announcement of an all-out war by the Philippine government through Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana against the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), New People’s Army (NPA) and National Democratic Front (NDF), following President Rodrigo […]

STATEMENT: Barug Katungod Mindanao on AFP’s “all-out war”

Barug Katungod Mindanao For Reference: Ryan Amper Spokesperson AFP’s all-out war to aggravate human rights violations especially in Mindanao Barug Katungod Mindanao is seeing more human rights violations after a formal letter signed by Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Secretary Jesus Dureza addressed to the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) declaring the Government […]

“All-out war” vs terrorists “in full swing;” Defense Sec asks public to cooperate

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 31 Jan) – Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Tuesday urged the public to cooperate with the Armed Forces of the Philippines “to avoid any untoward incident or injury” as he declared the “all-out operations” against terrorists in Mindanao “is in full swing.” “I would like to inform my fellow Mindanaoans and […]

Dureza and Murad: a reunion across the breakfast table

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /23 July) – From 2001 to 2003, lawyer Jesus Dureza, Presidential Assistant for Mindanao, sat across the negotiating table in Kuala Lumpur with Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, vice chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and chief of staff of the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces, the former as government (GPH) peace […]