PRO-7 chief orders probe over killing of RMFB personnel in Negros Oriental

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 08/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The top official of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) has ordered the Bayawan City Police Station in Negros Oriental to conduct a hot pursuit operation against the perpetrators who shot…

VISCOM lauded for successful anti-insurgency campaign, disaster response

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 08/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Vice Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines applauds the significant accomplishments of the Visayas Command in its various campaigns. Now the challenge is how to sustain their gains…

‘NPA member’ killed in encounter with gov’t troops in Santa Catalina, Neg Or

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 07/02/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An alleged member of the New People’s Army (NPA) was killed in an ‘encounter’ with government troops in Sitio Tamusi, Barangay Talalak in Santa Catalina, Negros Oriental on Friday, July 1, 2022. In…

AFP: Ex-NPA members say Chad Booc was an NPA rebel

Cathrine Gonzales 03/15/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Former members of the New People’s Army (NPA) who have surrendered to the government have testified that Chad Booc, a volunteer “lumad” (indigenous people) teacher, was a member of the communist armed group, the…

Meet Emerlina Botilla: ‘Former rebel’ turned gov’t supporter

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 03/08/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines —For 15 years, Emerlina Botilla was a hardcore New People’s Army (NPA) rebel who was a commander of the rebel group. She was one of the pioneer members who roamed the mountains of Central…

Negros Or. shooting: Cops after 4 alleged NPA members, who killed father, son

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 02/18/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The top official of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) has directed his men to track down the perpetrators, whom police believed to be members of the New People’s Army, who…

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…

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…

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