Subscribe Register Login

Friday, August 22, 2014, 1:17 a.m.
Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal

Philippine rebels vow to build 25,000-strong force

By The Associated Press

This article was published December 26, 2013 at 7:33 a.m.

DAVAO, Philippines — Philippine communist rebels have vowed to intensify attacks against government troops and build a 25,000-strong guerrilla force, but the military mocked the target as a "dream."

New People's Army guerrillas marked the 45th founding anniversary of their underground party with a clandestine gathering at a mountain lair where they invited journalists in southeastern Agusan del Sur province Thursday.

A communist rebel statement urged the Maoist guerrillas to "wipe out enemy units and seize their weapons" and "increase the number of our Red fighters to 25,000."

Military spokesman Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala said the rebels, whose armed guerrilla strength has dwindled to 4,000, have been on a decline and will not achieve such a target due to many problems, including the loss of community support and infighting.

Comments on: Philippine rebels vow to build 25,000-strong force

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Const. crew leader

    cabot waterworks job openingcabot Waterworks is looking for ...
    CABOT, AR

  • Route sales rep

    :Premium Refreshment Service, a rapidly growing Home & Offic...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Account executive sales and marketing

    account executive sales and marketing The Arkansas Democrat-...
    Little Rock, AR

  • Personnel coordinato

    rPresbyterian Village, a non-profit Continuing Care Retireme...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Ma/lpn/rn

    nursing personnel, medical assistants, LPN, RN needed. Call ...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

Search 848 jobs >

Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal
Arkansas Online