Encounter in Negros Occ. town: 2 soldiers dead, 4 others wounded

Mae Fhel Gom-os 11/04/2021

MANDAUE CITY, CEBU, Philippines — Two soldiers were killed while four other soldiers were wounded during an armed encounter with at least 20 members of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Sitio Tiyos, Barangay Quintin, Moises Padilla…

4 suspected NPAs killed, 9 arrested after clash with Army in Bukidnon

Frances Mangosing 09/09/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Four suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) were killed while nine others were arrested after an encounter between the military and communist rebels in Bukidnon on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Sixteen high-powered…

AFP not discounting presence of NPA rebels in Cebu

Mae Fhel Gom-os 06/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Armed Forces of the Philippines Central Command is also not discounting the possibility that there could be members of the New Peoples Army (NPA) in the province of Cebu. Capt. Joe Patrick…

CHR tells Reds: Yield rebels in killing of Absalon cousins

Frances Mangosing - Reporter / @FMangosingINQ 06/11/2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Friday (June 11) demanded the turnover by communist guerrilla leaders of rebels involved in the landmine explosion in Masbate that killed a college football player and his cousin. In…

Bodies of ‘guerrillas’ killed in Bohol transported back to families

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The bodies of the alleged members of communist-terrorist groups slain after a firefight with soldiers in Bohol last Tuesday, May 25, 2021, are now being transported back to their families. The 47th Infantry Battalion…

Bohol under monitoring for possible insurgency activities

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Following the firefight between soldiers and suspected members of communist rebels in a town in Bohol, the Philippine Army will be closely monitoring the island province for any possible insurgency-related activities. The 3rd…

PNP listing lawyers for ‘red terrorists’

Julie M. Aurelio - Reporter / @JMAurelioINQ 03/13/2021

Following a recent attack on a lawyer, a Makabayan lawmaker denounced the Philippine National Police for asking courts to submit the names of lawyers for “personalities” belonging to “communist terrorist groups,” the terms used by security forces…

Freedom is not academic

Geronimo L. Sy - @inquirerdotnet 02/08/2021

Academic freedom is much debated today. It is on record that the University of the Philippines (UP) and the Department of National Defense (DND) entered into a pact in 1989 to govern the conduct of military and…

Army troopers in pursuit of NPA rebels after clashes in Negros Oriental

Carla Gomez - @inquirerdotnet 01/17/2021

BACOLOD CITY – Government troopers are in pursuit of suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) following four separate clashes in the upland barangays of Sandayao and Trinidad in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental since Saturday. Maj.…

2 rebels killed in Christmas Eve encounter in NegOr

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two suspected members of communist-terrorist groups were killed during an encounter with soldiers on Christmas Eve (December 24) in Siaton town, Negros Oriental. In a press statement, the 3rd Infantry Division of the…

Religious groups fear being tagged as terrorist, file 30th case vs anti-terror law at SC

Tetch Torres-Tupas 08/26/2020

MANILA, Philippines – Fearing that their efforts of protecting the less fortunate and preserving a human being’s dignity could be misunderstood as a “terroristic activities,” a church organization has joined the still-growing list of petitions against the…

Two of three dead suspected NPAs laid to rest in NegOr

Florence Baesa 05/02/2020

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental, Philippines — Two of the three suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA), who were killed during an encounter in Barangay Camudlas, Bindoy last April 30,2020, were laid to rest at the…

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