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…

Army official: Number of NPAs in Negros decreasing

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 08/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The spokesperson of the Third Infantry Division (3ID) of the Philippine Army said that the number of New Peoples Army (NPA) rebels in Negros province has decreased since most of their leaders either…

CIDG-7: 3 CAFGU-witnesses claim Bohol brgy dad, pastor were NPAs

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 07/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Three active members of the Citizen Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) claimed in a statement that the barangay councilor and pastor, who were arrested in Bohol Province last June 25, 2021, were allegedly…

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…

5 killed, 1 wounded in early morning encounter in Bilar, Bohol

Futch Anthony Inso, Paul Lauro 05/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Military troops killed five men, who are believed to be members of the New People’s Army (NPA), in an early morning encounter on Tuesday, May 25, in Bilar town in Bohol province. Army…

5 ‘government informants’ killed in Guihulngan City

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 05/16/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines –Law enforcers are looking at the possibility of revenge by the New People’s Army (NPA) as motive behind the recent killing of five individuals tagged as “government informants” in Negros Oriental. Police Brigadier…

Manhunt continues for suspects in killing of two former NPA rebels in Bohol

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 04/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  Law enforcers in Bohol are conducting simultaneous checkpoints and clearing operations to find at least six suspects responsible for the ambush of four former NPA members wherein two were killed and one was injured…

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…

Ushering in local projects, Duterte gives ‘kill’ order vs communist rebels

Leila B. Salaverria, Ryan Rosauro 03/07/2021

President Rodrigo Duterte kicked off on Friday night the distribution of projects to villages in Cagayan de Oro province that the government said had been freed from the communist insurgency. But along with his assurance of funding…

‘Will we encounter some NPA?’

DLS Pineda - @inquirerdotnet 02/17/2021

When I moved from Manila to Agusan del Norte in 2014, I began hosting tours for friends flying over. One of my objectives was to dispel the notion of Mindanao as the barren and war-torn wasteland the…

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