Sunday, November 14, 2021

2 Former BIFF Reunites with Family after their Surrender in North Cotabato

 From the Journal Online (Nov 14, 2021): 2 Former BIFF Reunites with Family after their Surrender in North Cotabato

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao – Two (2) members from the Local Terrorist Group – Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) reunited with their families after they decided to abandon extremism and live normal lives as they surrendered on November 6, 2021 at Brgy Salunayan, Midsayap, North Cotabato. Their surrender was a joint effort of the Local Government Unit of Midsayap, Midsayap PNP and 34th Infantry Battalion, 6ID, PA.

“This only proves that the security landscape in the area of Midsayap is changing and that the residents of Midsayap want to live peacefully,” said Ltc. Eduardo Vilchez Jr., the Commanding Offcier of 34th Infantry Battalion.

One of the surrenderers said “Gusto ko lang mabuhay ng tahimik at makasama ang aking Pamilya”, which urged them to surrender and present themselves at the Headquarters of 34IB. The two former combatants were accompanied by Commander Abdullah Dhats, Field Commander 105th BC, BIAF-MILF and brought along with them their respective fireams which include two (2) homemade 7.62mm Barret rifle and two (2) magazines with six (6) live ammos.

Major General Juvymax Uy, Commander of 6th Infantry Division and Joint Task Force Central lauded the troops in their continuous efforts of bringing in former combatants to the folds of the government. “Through the continuous efforts of the Local Government Unit of Midsayap and government security forces which are being operationalized by our line units and now proven effective since more members of the BIFF are now deciding to surrender.” Maj. Gen. Uy added. He then further reiterated his call to the remaining members of the BIFF to return to the folds of law as the government has numerous programs in helping them start their new lives.

CPP/PRWC Newsroom: Denounce cyberattacks on websites of CPP and forces against Duterte tyranny

Propaganda statement posted to the PRWC Newsroom (Nov 14, 2021): Denounce cyberattacks on websites of CPP and forces against Duterte tyranny


We denounce the cybercriminal and cybervandal groups serving the National Task Force-Elcac (NTF-Elcac) for the non-stop attacks against the websites of the Party, as well as other forces opposed to the Duterte tyrannical regime.

The attacks have been carried out by a group that spouts the same fascist lies mouthed by the NTF-Elcac. Since the start of the month, it has mounted an almost constant Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack against the Philippine Revolution Web Central (PRWC,, the websites of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP, https:/ and of Prof. Jose Ma. Sison ( It commands a botnet to overwhelm the servers of these websites and prevent public access.

The group also claims to have attacked the website of Bayan USA ( It also brags of having mounted cyberattacks against the Kakampink website ( This was after Vice President Leni Robredo, presidential candidate, voiced her opinion calling for the defunding and abolition of the NTF-Elcac in favor of more funds for health care and other social services.

It claims to be also behind the attacks on the websites of the Senate, of Senator Richard Gordon and other senators. The cyberattacks were carried out during the height of Blue Ribbon Committee investigations into the Pharmally scam which exposed the anomalous purchase of several billion besos of overpriced medical equipment involving Duterte’s close officials.

The cyberattacks against the CPP, Robredo supporters and other forces against the Duterte tyranny are being carried out by anti-democratic forces that are employed and funded by the NTF-Elcac. The obvious aim is to deny online space for revolutionary, progressive and democratic forces and prevent them to express their ideas and share news and information.

We believe that the severity of these attacks against the websites of the CPP, NPA and NDFP show how these platforms have effectively served to expose the lies being spun by the NTF-Elcac, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the entire propaganda machinery of the Duterte fascist regime.

The current attacks of the NTF-Elcac against the PRWC started to intensify after the CPP countered the AFP’s campaign of lies to cover up their cowardly murder of former NPA spokesman Ka Oris and NPA medic Ka Pika last October 29. Curiously, these attacks heightened further at around the same time that the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) was carrying out its cyberwarfare training ( leading us to believe that military cyberunits are also involved in these attacks.

These cybercriminals and cybervandals are zealots who are driven by the perverted Hitlerite notion that all revolutionary and democratic forces must be silenced. These cyberattacks are linked to the push of the NTF-Elcac and the Commission on Higher Education (Ched) to ban “subversive” books from university libraries.

The fascist aim is to control all sources of information and curtail our inherent freedom of expression in the hope of controlling the minds of the people, killing critical thought, making people blindly accept the official narratives spun by the reactionary government and paralyzing them to a stupor in the face of worsening forms of exploitation, oppression and repression.

Despite the massive amount of resources thrown against us by the NTF-Elcac, we vow to carry out our work to open the eyes of the Filipino people to the grave social realities, rouse them to fight against their oppressors and put an end to the US-Duterte regime’s reign of state terrorism.

Kalinaw News: 20 Communist Terrorist Group supporters yield in Sultan Kudarat

Posted to Kalinaw News (Nov 14, 2021): 20 Communist Terrorist Group supporters yield in Sultan Kudarat

Camp Navarro, Calarian, Zamboanga City – November 14, 2021

Twenty supporters of the communist terrorist group yielded to the 57th Infantry Battalion in Sultan Kudarat on November 12, 2021. Their identities will not be disclosed for safety and security reasons.

According to Maj. Gen. Alfredo Rosario, Jr., Commander of Western Mindanao Command, the 20 are mass supporters of the CTG from Sitio Upper Balayan, Barangay Basak, Sultan Kudarat. They submitted themselves to Lt. Col. Jonathan Pondanera, Commanding Officer of 57IB at the headquarters of the Alpha Company at Sitio Kumalawit, Barangay Purikay, Lebak, same province.

Surrendered personalities were then presented to Lebak Mayor Frederick Celestial. They undertook the oath of allegiance to the Republic of the Philippines and burned CTG flags as their sign of condemnation for the group. It was witnessed by MLGO Ismael Annual and Chairman Rogelio Talagtag of Barangay Basak.

603rd Infantry Brigade, through the 57IB, conducted custodial debriefing to the said CTG supporters.

“Those who wish to surrender must know that we are here to support them. We are one with the peace-loving people of Mindanao in the journey to quell terrorism and insurgency in the region,” Maj. Gen. Rosario, Jr. stated.

“They are a diverse group of individuals deceived by the communist terrorists, and now they found their way out,” said Maj. Gen. Juvymax Uy, Commander of Joint Task Force Central.

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NPA unit good as gone with surrender of 9 leaders: Eastmincom

From the Philippine News Agency (Nov 14, 2021): NPA unit good as gone with surrender of 9 leaders: Eastmincom

SEIZED. Some of the firearms seized by the military from nine New People’s Army rebels who surrendered in Lupon, Davao Oriental on Nov. 10 and 12, 2021. The Eastern Mindanao Command leadership said they belonged to the New People’s Army Guerrilla Front 18, Sub-Regional Committee-2, Southern Mindanao Regional Committee. (Contributed photo)

Another communist terrorist group (CTG) unit is on the brink of collapse as a result of Eastern Mindanao Command’s (Eastmincom) relentless campaign to weed out enemies of the state.

A total of 9 more New People’s Army (NPA) leaders and members surrendered in Lupon, Davao Oriental in a span of three days, according to a news release on Sunday.

Eastmincom identified the members of the NPA Guerrilla Front 18, Sub-Regional Committee-2, Southern Mindanao Regional Committee (GF18, SRC-2, SMRC) who surrendered on Friday as Gilberto Garcia Colita (alias Johnny), commanding officer; Richard Basug Jadan (alias Atog); Jhon Cloyd Flores Colita (alias Jan-Jan); Charlie Dave Mangasdang Pichon (alias Potot); David Paraiso Pichon (alias David); Mike Mangasdang Pichon (alias Mike); and couriers Reynaldo Paraiso Pichon (alias Oka) and Orlando Pandalili Goles (alias Soysoy).

They yielded to the combined forces of the 701st Infantry Brigade (701st IBde), intelligence units, and the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Kilometer 26, Barangay Maragatas.

They also gave up their firearms, composed of a K-3 machine gun, an AK47 rifle, three M16 rifles, an M203 grenade launcher, and an anti-personnel mine.

Another NPA leader who belonged to the same guerrilla unit, identified as Jason Bansag Eliseo (alias Rex), vice commanding officer, surrendered on Nov. 10 during a joint operation by the 701st IBde, intelligence units, and the police at Sitio Lunod, Barangay Don Mariano Marcos.

Eliseo is the party husband of Jocy Villaruel Papasin (alias Domai), the pregnant front secretary of Guerrilla Front 18, Sub-Regional Committee 2, Southern Mindanao Regional Committee who surrendered to the troops of 66th Infantry Brigade on Nov. 7 in order to give her child a better life.

Lt. Gen. Greg Almerol commended government forces for their hard work and the fruit of their focused offensives against the CTG.

The Eastmincom commander assessed that GF18 could not survive due to the loss of most of its key leaders and members.

“The way we see it, we can already consider GF18 as dismantled since there is no way it could continue to operate considering the major blows it has suffered as a result of our relentless military operations,” Almerol stressed.

Surrender now

He urged the remaining CTG members “to come forward and lay down your arms”.

“Now is the time to make peace with the government and embrace its offer of a comfortable life through the Enhanced Comprehensive Integration Program (ECLIP),” Almerol said.

He said they will always welcome anybody wanting to embrace a new life and will ensure that they will get all the assistance they need through ECLIP.

He also asked the locals to continue supporting peace and development projects of the Barangay Development Program by recounting the positive impact on their communities.

"Their cooperation will gain the political support needed to continue government programs that will benefit the people, especially those who are living in geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas," Almerol said.

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP)-NPA is listed as a terrorist organization by the United States, European Union, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the Philippines.