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…

Army troops seize suspected NPA lair in Ayungon town

Florence Baesa 10/24/2019

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental —Operating troops from the 94th Infantry (Mandirigma) Battalion seized on Wednesday, October 23, 11:40 a.m., an alleged hideout of the New People’s Army (NPA) in a hinterland village in Ayungon town. Suspected NPA…

Four suspected NPAs kill Manjuyod town’s truck driver

Florence Baesa 10/19/2019

DUMAGUETE, Negros Oriental — A government worker was shot to death by four unidentified armed men believed to be members of the New People’s Army (NPA) while having breakast at an eatery in Barangay Candabong, Manjuyod, Negros…

Coastal communities in Cebu urged to be vigilant for possible NPA spillover from Negros Oriental

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/06/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Following the arrest of three suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) in the town of Badian, 103 kilometers from Cebu City, authorities are now urging coastal communities in the western side of Cebu…

10 suspects identified, charged for Negros killings

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/05/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Charges have been filed against 10 suspects, including those who are suspected members of the New People’s Army, in relation to the spate of killings in Negros Oriental province that happened in July 2019. Police…

Alleged NPA members arrested in Badian undergo inquest proceedings

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/02/2019

Cebu City, Philippines–The three alleged members of the New People’s Army (NPA) who were arrested in the town of Badian, Cebu were brought to the Cebu Provincial Prosecutor’s Office on Friday, August 2, 2019, for inquest proceedings.…

Sinas: Investigations underway for Negros Oriental killings; police in control

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/31/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Police Brigadier General Debold Sinas said the situation in Negros Oriental, with the death toll rising to 20 within seven days, is not as alarming as it seems to appear. Sinas said no local government…

Sinas: Raising Negros Or. cop-killers’ bounty to P3M can help in probe

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/26/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Increasing the bounty from P1 million to P3 million will help encourage witnesses in the killing of four police officers in Ayungon town, Negros Oriental to come out and give their statements. Police…

4 shot dead in 3 separate incidents in Negros Oriental

07/26/2019

ILOILO CITY, Philippines —Four more persons including a child were shot dead in three separate incidents in Negros Oriental on Thursday bring the number of fatalities to seven in a spate of killings in just one day…

After security lockdown due to bomb threat, SU declares school safe

Alvin Marie A. Timtim 07/22/2019

DUMAGUETE CITY, Philippines — Silliman University (SU) is safe and secure. The administration of the university, which is located in Dumaguete City, informed students that continuous security measures will be implemented around the campus to ensure their…

Central Visayas under red alert for NPA founding anniversary, start of local campaign

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/28/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Law enforcers in Central Visayas are now putting heightened security measures following the gunbattle involving police and suspected communist-rebels in Victoria town in Samar on Thursday, March 28. READ MORE: Victoria, Northern Samar…

Gov’t soldiers after suspected rebels who fled from Mabinay encounter

Benjie B. Talisic, Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Central Command (Centcom) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is now conducting a hot pursuit operation against suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) following an encounter with the…

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