NPA received big blow in 2014, seeking peace talks – AFP

“We have dealt a big blow against the NPA as their strength decreased to about 3,200 NPA remnants this year,” Armed Forces Public Affairs Office Chief Lt. Col. Harold Cabunoc reveals.

“This is due to the intensified focused military operations that resulted to the neutralization of 90 members who were killed in clashes, 106 who were arrested and filed with cases and 521 others who voluntarily surrendered to government forces,” he added.

In line with the weakening of New People’s Army, the CPP-NPA-NDF (Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army – Communist Party of the Philippines) is now seeking peace talks.

Cabunoc said the AFP support this for “it is in line with our Internal Peace and Security Plan: Bayanihan that calls for winning peace and for the CPP-NPA to abandon the armed struggle.”