Vinoya slams AGC-NPA statement

Florence Baesa 03/02/2020

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental—The commander of the 3rd Infantry (Spearhead) Division of the Philippine Army, Major General Eric Vinoya, slammed the Apolinario Gatmaitan Command (AGC) of the New People’s Army (NPA) for criticizing the Task Force to…

Cops ready to deal with insurgency threats

Alven Marie A. Timtim 03/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The regional director of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) assures Boholanos and Cebuanos that the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) are prepared to…

Suspected NPA members, troops clash; 2 rebels killed

Florence Baesa 02/29/2020

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental —Two suspected NPA (New People’s Army) members were killed  in an encounter between the government troops at 6:10 p.m. of February 28, 2020 in Sitio Agpapatao, Barangay Binobohan, Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental. Lieutenant…

More combat troops from Panay arrive in Bacolod

Florence Baesa 02/29/2020

DUMAGUETE CITY, Philippines — More combat troops from Panay Island have been deployed to Negros Island to help in the military’s combat operations against the Communist New People’s Army (NPA) in the area. This developed after the…

100 Army soldiers deployed to Negros to help military’s anti-NPA drive

Florence Baesa 02/28/2020

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental — More than 100 troops from the 14th Civil Military Operations (CMO) Battalion of the Philippine Army will help in the military’s campaign against Communist New People’s Army (NPA) in Negros Occidental and…

Alleged NPA member nabbed in Manjuyod town, NegOr

Florence Baesa 02/25/2020

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental- A 29-year-old suspected member of the New People’s Army (NPA) was arrested yesterday, February 23, 2020 in Barangay Lamogong, Manjuyod this province, a military report released only this afternoon, February 25, 2020, revealed.…

Rebels, gov’t troops clash in Manjuyod; 1 soldier slightly wounded

Florence Baesa 01/18/2020

DUMAGUETE CITY,Negros Oriental — A soldier was slightly wounded in an encounter with suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Sitio Mangasaha, Barangay Candabong, Manjuyod this province at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 17, 2020.…

Two police officers wounded in an ambush in Iloilo hours after declaration of ceasefire

Froilan Gallardo 12/23/2019

CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines —Two police officers were wounded after communist rebels ambushed their vehicle on Monday, December 23, 2019, only hours after the government and the National Democratic Front (NDF) declared a 15-day ceasefire for the…

More ‘Storm Troopers’ to join hunt for rebels in Eastern Samar

Florence Baesa 12/15/2019

DUMAGUETE CITY, Philippines — A hunt for the rebels in Eastern Samar is on as more Storm Troopers are set to be redeployed in the area following the suspected New People’s Army’s deadly December 13 ambush of…

Army’s 302nd IB intensifies security patrols as CPP anniversary draws near

Florence Baesa 12/15/2019

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental — Colonel Noel Baluyan, commander of the 302nd Infantry Brigade, has ordered two of its battalions and all Citizen’s Armed Forces Geographical Units (Cafgu) here to intensify its security patrols and continue its combat operations…

DOH polio team waylaid by NPA rebels in Agusan del Norte

Froilan Gallardo 11/30/2019

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines — Health workers conducting an anti-polio vaccination in the hinterlands of Agusan del Norte were waylaid by suspected New People’s Army rebels, the military said. Colonel Maurito Licudine, commander of the Army…

NPAs use IEDs in Borongan ambush: Six troopers killed, 24 wounded

Froilan Gallardo 11/12/2019

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — Six soldiers were killed and 24 others were wounded when troops hunting for communist rebels, stepped in a field of land mines or improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Eastern Samar, on Monday…

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