The New Peoples Communist Army steps up attacks on the Philippine Army. The Philippine Military continues to show its tenacity and ferocity as it fights back both ISIS and Communist forces.
The Philippines has been beset by separate communist and Muslim insurgencies in various parts of the country for decades. Communist and Muslim rebels both operate on Mindanao.
Documents obtained by the army showed Maoist rebel leaders had ordered guerrillas to step up attacks after martial law was imposed in Mindanao on May 23.