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…

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…

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