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Dumaguete City, Philippines Wednesday, October 11, 2017
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NPA attacks, extortion hinder peace talks: AFP
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Regions 6, 7 to
get 240 new soldiers
BY GILBERT BAYORAN

The Army's 3rd Infantry Division will soon deploy 240 neophyte soldiers to its infantry units in regions 6 and 7.

Capt. Eduardo Precioso, 3ID Public Affairs Office chief, said that the 240 soldiers yesterday completed the six-month Candidate Soldier Course cross trained with the Jungle Warfare Mountain Operation Course training, held at Camp Macario Peralta in Jamindan, Capiz.

The 3ID has two infantry battalions deployed in Negros Island, and beefed up by two Negros Island Geographical Battalions.

NegOr solon backs reso
urging House to support Ombudsman

MANILA – Several lawmakers, including Rep. Jocelyn Limkaichong (Neg. Or., 1 st District), have expressed support to Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales through a resolution filed in the House of Representatives.

At least 26 lawmakers have endorsed House Resolution 1395 urging the House to “support, preserve and protect the constitutional independence and integrity of the Office of the Ombudsman".

Under the resolution, the Ombudsman was described as a constitutional, independent body tasked to “serve as protectors of the people against inept, abusive, and corrupt in government.”

NPA attacks, extortion
hinder peace talks: AFP

MANILA - The time is not yet right for the government to pursue peace negotiations with the New People's Army rebels.

This was emphasized by AFP chief-of-staff, Gen. Eduardo Año, as he noted the continued extortion activities and attacks by the rebels targeting civilians and soldiers, instead of convincing the government of their desire to return to the peace table and resolve the armed conflict.

“For now, the situation, I think is not conducive to have a peace negotiation (because) instead of doing some confidence measures (or) actions, ang ginagawa nila lalo pa nilang pinag-iigting yung pag atake (What they do is intensify the attacks)," he said.

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