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The Counterinsurgency Campaign; Military Operations, Tactics, News
Topic Started: Jul 31 2004, 06:43 PM (47,237 Views)
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NPA leader nabbed in Panay
By Jennifer Rendon (The Philippine Star) | Updated March 19, 2013 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - A ranking member of the New People’s Army (NPA) was arrested Friday afternoon in Jaro, Iloilo City, a military official said.

Col. Arnold Quiapo, commander of the 301st Infantry Brigade, said Bernabe Tubongbanua alias Maymay and Bimboy, intelligence officer of NPA-Kometing Rehiyon Panay, is among the suspects in the killing of Cpl. Joebert Glendro of Army’s 3rd Infantry Division in Capiz in March 2011.
http://www.philstar.com/nation/2013/03/19/921283/npa-leader-nabbed-panay
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Communist rebels surrender, want to be AFP soldiers instead
By Artemio Dumlao (philstar.com) | Updated March 22, 2013 - 5:30pm

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines - Three armed-to-the-teeth New People's Army rebels from Mt. Province and Kalinga gave up to authorities recently and soon might be becoming government troopers when integrated to the Philippine Army.

This hints that more and more rebels are going down the hills and leaving the communist movement, the military said, and are dreaming to become soldiers instead.

Giving up with their high-powered firearms and ammunitions, the NPA rebels who came from Mt. Province and Kalinga were named by Col. Loreto Magundayao, spokesperson of the Isabela-based 5th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army as Menard Cadap Habit alias Ka Mena, Abraham Caoili Anhibey alias Ka Abe or Max and and Pableto Habinia alias Ka Junjun.

Habit and Anhibey gave up with their two M16 assault rifles to the Philippine Army’s 54th Infantry Battalion last February in Bontoc, Mt. Province while Habinia surrendered to the 5th CMO battalion with his two M16 rifles, one (1) cal. 30 Springfield (Japanese rifle), one (1) cal. 5.56 homemade rifle and one (1) cal.38 revolver.

Magundayao said he personally fetched Habinia in upper Kalinga and turned him over to the Kalinga based 501st Infantry Brigade at Tabuk City.

Habit, 22, and a native of Barangay Monamon Nortein Bauko, Mt. Province was a courier of the Communist Party of the Philippines- NPA’s Kilusang Larangan Guerilla (KLG) Marco while Anhibey, 26, single, was a 2nd year Bachelor of Arts in Political Science student at the Ifugao State University, Lamut, Ifugao when recruited to become a full time member and a contact/courier of the NPA in Bauko and Sabangan, both of Mt Province and the tri-boundaries of Ifugao, Mt. Province and Benguet.

Habinia, according to Magundayao was “in a lie-low status” to the CPP-NPA but was serving as courier or “pasabilis” and recruiter of the NPA-Kalinga. He was reportedly with the underground movement from 1984 to 1988.

The trio opted to give up on the communist movement, Magundayao said, because they wanted to avail the AFP Transitional Integration Program for them to be integrated into the Regular Force, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

Respecting this, Magundayao said, “they will have to undergo the integration process of the AFP.”

The trio reportedly said “staying in the underground movement with causeless ideology had destroyed their future and ruined their peaceful lives as law abiding Filipino citizens."

http://www.philstar.com/nation/2013/03/22/922808/communist-rebels-surrender-want-be-afp-soldiers-instead
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Assault rifles, IEDs, campaign materials of BAYAN MUNA partylist and senatorial candidate Teddy Casino recovered by 66th IB after an encounter with elements of NPA in Nabunturan, COMVAL:

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ARMY WANTS MORE MEN.

Is this right?

Well, wrong.


INTEL-DRIVEN SMALL UNIT OPERATIONS with the aid of modern technology is the way to go to combat highly mobile rebels. Bigger Army? WASTE OF FUNDS. Mga generals lang makikinabang sa kickbacks.

get those night-operations capable attack choppers now and those GPS-guided bombs.

Increase the Scout Rangers, Special Forces, Marine Force Recon, Division Recon Companies and PNP Special Action Force and focus on Intel-driven small unit operations.

They can mobilize the regular Army but they must be well supported by legit and correct intel data and support (artillery, air, naval, armored units)

Get the UAV for recon too.


THE REBELS ARE HIGHLY-MOBILE. That is our focus.


ALSO, WE MUST KEEP OPEN THE AMNESTY PROGRAM.

90% of the NPA force were victims of this war. Misguided and brainwashed by leaders. It's gonna be a painful news to hear rebels getting killed just like that. So, let's save as much souls as possible. Let's do our best to encourage them to return to the fold of the law and give them another chance to live it right.

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11 NPA rebels arrested in Bulacan
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Posted at 04/27/2013 11:41 AM | Updated as of 04/27/2013 5:38 PM
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MANILA, Philippines (2ND UPDATE) – Eleven members of the New People's Army (NPA) were arrested by the Army's 56th Infantry Battalion inside an NPA camp in Doña Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan Friday afternoon.

Armed Forces deputy public affairs chief Maj. Emmanuel Garcia said the rebels were arrested after being caught with various high-powered firearms and grenades, and permit to campaign materials.

Garcia said the suspects were caught collecting payments for permits to campaign in the area.

Seized from the suspects were seven high-powered firearms, three hand guns, four grenades, several bullets and a Mitsubishi Delica van with no plate number.

Lieutenant Colonel Bernie Oña, commander of the 56th Infantry Battalion, said they conducted the operations after receiving a tip from a local candidate that about 30 members of the NPA's Platoon Timog Sierra Madre were in the area.

Most of them are residents of San Miguel, Bulacan.

Authorities said 19 more NPA members are being hunted down.

Bulacan Provincial Police Director Sr. Supt. Gerwiin Ordoña said the rebels will face charges of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition, and violations of the Omnibus Election Code and Human Security Act. -- Report from Dexter Ganibe, dzMM
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EDITORIAL - Blatant disregard for the law

(The Philippine Star) | Updated April 30, 2013 - 12:00am

New People’s Army extortionists are raking it in this election season, according to the military, with candidates paying from P100,000 to P5 million to be able to campaign in peace. If security forces are so knowledgeable about the shakedown activities, why don’t they stop the extortionists? Politicians yield to extortion because the state is unable or unwilling to stop the NPA’s collection of “permit-to-campaign fees.”

The formal peace negotiations are indefinitely suspended so state forces are free to go after any member of the insurgency. Even when formal talks are on, insurgents who are accorded immunity from arrest are identified to the government panel. Nothing stops security forces from going after anyone who commits murder, burns down private property, and engages in extortion and kidnapping. The use of armed force to disrupt the electoral process should be classified as electoral sabotage warranting the stiffest penalty.

After killing two civilians in an ambush on the campaign convoy of Gingoog Mayor Ruth Guingona, the NPA struck again late Sunday afternoon, blocking the eight-vehicle convoy of Compostela Valley Gov. Arthur Uy and seizing his police escort in the town of Maco. The bandits reportedly wore military uniforms, giving the impression that they were manning a government checkpoint. The harassment at the boundary of Barangays Malamodao and Golden Valley was perpetrated just days after President Aquino ordered the military and police to dismantle NPA “checkpoints.”

Military and police personnel are supposed to familiarize themselves with their areas of assignment and where their checkpoints are being set up for the day. Candidates, particularly those who intend to pass through isolated roads, should be able to obtain this information for their campaign planning. In the age of mobile phones, there should also be a fairly easy system of alerting state forces if candidates and their supporters are harassed along the way.

Even if NPA bandits manage to get away, surely it’s not impossible to track down at least some of them. They use getaway vehicles and they rarely conceal their faces. Some of them may be locals with known relatives or friends who can be questioned. Law enforcers are supposed to know the drill in pursuing crime suspects.

Murder, extortion and kidnapping are not in pursuit of any ideology. Those who commit these crimes must be caught and brought to justice. State security forces should stop twiddling their thumbs in the face of blatant disregard for the law.

http://www.philstar.com/opinion/2013/04/30/936500/editorial-blatant-disregard-law
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Army: Two NPA insurgents killed in Samar clash
May 3, 2013 12:27pm

Two New People’s Army guerrillas allegedly involved in extortion activities were killed in a clash with government troops in Samar on Thursday, an army official said Friday.

After the 15-minute firefight, "residents in Catbalogan City's Barangay Alabate confirmed the two fatalities were among a group of rebels who extort money from local candidates and believed to be on their way to Catbalogan City," said Capt. Amado Gutierrez, spokesman for the Army’s 8th Infantry Division.

Citing initial information, Gutierrez said the clash occurred in Alabate at about 1:35 p.m. on May 2, when troops belonging to the 87th Infantry Battalion chanced upon five armed rebels.

Government troops recovered from the scene the bodies of the two still unidentified rebels, an M16 rifle, an M653 rifle, a fragmentation grenade, and a backpack with personal belongings, Gutierrez said.

Meanwhile, Maj. Gen. Gerardo Layug, 8th ID commander, said the troops “spoiled the plan of the rebels to extort money from local candidates in Catbalogan.” — LBG, GMA News
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ARMY WANTS MORE MEN.

Is this right?

Well, wrong.


INTEL-DRIVEN SMALL UNIT OPERATIONS with the aid of modern technology is the way to go to combat highly mobile rebels. Bigger Army? WASTE OF FUNDS. Mga generals lang makikinabang sa kickbacks.

get those night-operations capable attack choppers now and those GPS-guided bombs.

Increase the Scout Rangers, Special Forces, Marine Force Recon, Division Recon Companies and PNP Special Action Force and focus on Intel-driven small unit operations.

They can mobilize the regular Army but they must be well supported by legit and correct intel data and support (artillery, air, naval, armored units)

Get the UAV for recon too.


THE REBELS ARE HIGHLY-MOBILE. That is our focus.


ALSO, WE MUST KEEP OPEN THE AMNESTY PROGRAM.

90% of the NPA force were victims of this war. Misguided and brainwashed by leaders. It's gonna be a painful news to hear rebels getting killed just like that. So, let's save as much souls as possible. Let's do our best to encourage them to return to the fold of the law and give them another chance to live it right.

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with the end of the formal peace talks, frequent clashes is expected.

for the AFP, what they need to support the men are these equipment;



1) Attack helicopters

- the rebels will simply launch a 'hit and run' tactic to avoid confronting the reinforced military
- it is therefore essential that any attack must be considered a BIG CHANCE to finally neutralize the terrorists
- the attack helicopter WILL DENY THE REBELS VANTAGE POSITIONS and DISORIENT THEM WITH ROCKET AND MACHINEGUN FIRES
- night operations capability (to deny the rebels the chance to rest)
- provides air support even at night

2) Infantry fighting vehicles
- these are for long period of fire suppresion and fire cover
- with the IFV, the military can penetrate rebel positions and disorient them with machinegun fires

3) UAV
- to find rebel positions to guide the Special Operations Forces or the regular units
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a possible weapon for defeating terrorists like the Abu Sayaff and similar threats


The Israeli Air Force (IAF) has a proven capability to attack targets from far away.

One such tool is the Rafael Spice kit.

The Rafael Spice guidance kit , has become more lethal and can now be used in a “variety” of attack techniques to achieve maximum impact in a short time.

The Spice is now a “main system” in the Inventory of the IAF .The kit has also been exported to a number of airforces that are using it on some of their bombs.

The Rafael Spice guidance kit has been adapted to small smart bombs (SSB) that are used in a growing number in limited conflicts.

The Rafael Spice smart bomb kit can be loaded with 100 optional targets in a given area.

The image matching sensor of the Spice gives it a CEP of less than 3 meters. It was adapted now to 250 pound bombs that are preferred by airforces that are sensitive to collateral damage.

The basic Spice is used on MK-84 2000 pounds bombs. it gives the bomb a range of over 60 km.This version is operational in the israeli airforce and was used in combat.

The kit has been adapted to Mk-83 1000 pounds bombs and gives it a 100 + km range.

http://i-hls.com/2013/05/israeli-standoff-attack-capability-against-terrorists/

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check this one too;


Personal Missiles

http://i-hls.com/2013/01/personal-missiles-a-powerful-tool-against-terror/

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No Hit list vs Reds
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MANILA, Philippines - The government or the military is not keeping a hit list of the 235 most wanted communist rebels, Malacañang said yesterday.

Speaking to reporters, presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said a hit list does not exist.
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