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The Philippine military says it 'is on full alert and vigilant for possible CPP-NPA attacks on our people and vulnerable communities'
'Declaring a SOMO now is not to the nation's best interest as it would only expose our defenders to enemy attacks and embolden them to commit more atrocities,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque
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The military traditionally suspends operations during the holidays, which is also reciprocated by the communist rebels
The government will observe its unilateral declaration of suspension of offensive military operations against the New People s Army from December 23 to January 3 2016
The NPA upon the directive of the National Democratic Front has demanded a 10 day suspension of military and police operations in parts of Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental in exchange for the release of the soldiers