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Barangay peacekeepers kill soldier, 3 others in Basilan

Jul 04, 2020 - 9:29 AM

A group of barangay peacekeepers attacked a soldier and CAFGU members in Tipo-Tipo, Basilan, because of a 'personal grudge,' according to Joint Task Force Basilan

WOUNDED. CAFGU member Randy Ibung at at St Peter Hospital in Lamitan, Basilan. Rappler Photo

2 soldiers killed, 2 wounded in ambush in Occidental Mindoro

Jun 18, 2020 - 1:35 PM

Unidentified attackers waylay military personnel on an SUV and run away with cash meant for CAFGUs' subsistence allowances, says the Armed Forces of the Philippines Southern Luzon Command

Military taps sardine fishing crews as 'reserve force' in Sulu Sea

Sep 19, 2019 - 2:15 PM

Crews of two major canned sardine companies have been armed and trained as 'special CAFGU' to guard the waters off the Zamboanga Peninsula, says the military

RESERVE FORCE. The military has enlisted the fishing crews of some big sardine companies as a paramilitary force to help guard against security threats in the Sulu Sea. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

2 CAFGU members killed in NPA encounter in Abra

Aug 15, 2019 - 3:42 PM

Communist rebels attack a Cafgu detachment in Sallapadan town in Abra at dawn

CAFGU. Dandy Wacguisan. Photo from Dandy Wacguisan's Facebook page

CAFGU member killed, 4 wounded in Basilan Abu Sayyaf attack

Jul 15, 2019 - 10:14 AM

Authorities say CAFGU Active Auxillaries member Norman Aramal was on his post rendering duty when he was attacked by an Abu Sayyaf Group led by Pasil Bayali

VICTIMS. A vicitm of the Abu Sayyaf attack in Basilan on July 14, 2019. Photo by Richard Falcatan/Rappler

NPA fighter-turned-militiaman beheaded in Surigao del Sur – military

Jan 31, 2018 - 2:27 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Mar Acevedo Bocales, as member of the New People's Army, surrendered to authorities in December 2016, then joined the Cafgu

Suspected NPA rebels kill CAFGU member, abduct 2 cops

Nov 14, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Two separate attacks by alleged members of the New People's Army are reported in Negros Oriental and Surigao del Sur

COMMUNIST INSURGENCY. File photo from the CPP's 48th anniversary celebration in December 2016. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

AFP: Matobato not militiaman, didn't take Scout Ranger course

Oct 03, 2016 - 6:20 PM

The Philippine military rejects Edgar Matobato s claim that he was a militiaman who underwent Scout Ranger training

The Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights resumes its public inquiry on the spate of extrajudicial killings and summary executions on September 16, 2016.

Philippines must get rid of its militias now

Sep 22, 2016 - 12:59 PM

If the Senate hearings would result in abolishing militias and demobilizing their members it would be an important step towards ending abuses committed by these government sponsored death squads

AFP sacks 13 civilian militias, 1 soldier over illegal drugs

Sep 07, 2016 - 8:32 PM

This comes after a random drug test

Duterte ends truce with communist rebels

Jul 30, 2016 - 5:19 PM

3rd UPDATE President Rodrigo Duterte ends the days old truce with communist rebels after they fail to meet his deadline to reciprocate the government s unilateral ceasefire declaration

COMMUNIST INSURGENCY. The Duterte administration has vowed to end the decades-long communist insurgency through peace negotiations. Rappler file photo

Duterte visits wake of slain CAFGU man as kin call for justice

Jul 30, 2016 - 12:24 AM

CAFGU member Panggong Kamonad was killed in an ambush by the New People s Army last Wednesday July 27

AMBUSH. Members of the government militia were ambushed by the New People's Army on Wednesday, July 27. Photo courtesy of 101D

Manili Massacre: Don’t look back in anger

Jun 27, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Manili then was a quiet village most of the inhabitants were farmers and Christians and Muslims lived in peace and tolerance

MANILI MASSACRE. At the site of the massacre in Manili, Carmen in North Cotabato. Photo by Sarah Matalam

Ridon seeks budget amendment: Transfer Cafgu funds to SUCs

Oct 14, 2015 - 8:24 PM

The House of Representatives have approved an increase in the pay of paramilitary groups while cutting the budget of state colleges and universities

LAST PUSH. Congressman Terry Ridon filed an amendment of the 2016 national budget before the House Committee of Appropriations.

Governor wants Cafgu despite Army assurances

Jun 26, 2015 - 10:11 AM

Residents fear that the civilian armed force may be used for the elections next year

Soldier, Cafgu man slain as tribal tension heats up

Sep 13, 2013 - 2:59 PM

An army and a government militiaman are killed in Kibalwan Davao del Sur amid rising tribal tension

SLAIN LEADER. Relatives led by fourth wife Kitkit (middle in striped red blouse), carry the coffins of Blaan leader Anting Freay and his son Victor to the top of a hill in Tamapkan, South Cotabato where Freay was buried last September 1. Photo by Edwin Espejo

LP mayoral bet arrested for guns

May 09, 2013 - 6:39 AM

After several killings in Bohol LP mayoralty bet Alfonso Del Rosario is arrested for possession of high powered ammunition

Rebels behind burning of van in Surigao del Sur?

Feb 02, 2013 - 9:10 AM

A container van full of bananas is burned by suspected members of the New People s Army

85 armed groups maintained by politicians - PNP

Nov 24, 2012 - 5:27 PM

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