Police investigators check for evidence at the site where Marawi City Mayor Fahad “Pre” Salic was ambushed in Cagayan de Oro on Saturday morning, April 9, 2016. Salic and his… »

Army convoy ambushed in Lanao del Sur; one killed

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 23 Feb) – Gunmen ambushed a military convoy in Balindong town, Lanao del Sur shortly before noon Tuesday, killing one soldier and stopping vehicular… »

Marine killed in Cotabato motorcycle shooting

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 29 Dec) – A Marine on his motorcycle was killed when ambushed by two suspects aboard yet another motorcycle here Tuesday morning. Four civilians were injured… »

ARMM Governor Hataman orders probe of Marawi attack on TV crew

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/27 December) – Governor Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) condemned the attack on an ABS-CBN team in Marawi City last Saturday… »

ABS-CBN news team cheats death in Marawi City ambush

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 26 Dec) – The ABS-CBN news team from Iligan City was ambushed by motorcycle-riding gunmen in Marawi City shortly past noon Saturday. No one was hurt… »

Couple killed in Maguindanao ambush

DATU ODIN SINSUAT, Maguindanao (MindaNews/01 November) —  A consultant of the mayor of Cotabato City and his wife, a city Hall employee, were killed in an ambush along Barangay Semba… »

Suspended Iligan mayor surrenders after two months in hiding

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/12 October) – – Suspended Iligan Mayor Celso Regencia, who was named as principal suspect in the December 11, 2014 ambush of Iligan Rep. Vicente Belmonte, has… »

Civil society group says local politics behind Pantar ambush

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews /14 July) – A long-standing political rift was behind the ambush of Army troopers in Pantar town, Lanao del Norte on Monday, an official of a civil… »

Soldier killed, 7 injured in Pantar ambush

ILIGAN CITY (Mindanews/13 July) – A soldier was killed while seven others were wounded in an ambush along the national highway in Pantar town, Lanao del Norte at around 7:40… »

Logging supervisor, 2 aides killed in NPA ambush in S. Kudarat

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 17 April) – A logging supervisor and two of his aides were reportedly killed in an ambush perpetrated by the New People’s Army in the mountains… »

Former S. Kudarat town councilor killed in ambush

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 16 April) – A former municipal councilor of Isulan town in Sultan Kudarat was killed on Wednesday night in an attack by unidentified gunmen in the area.… »

Basilan barangay official, escort slain in Basilan ambush  

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/11 April) – A village official and his security escort ewre killed in an ambush by suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) early Saturday in Sumisip,… »

2 soldiers killed, 12 hurt in NPA ambush in Surigao Sur

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/03 April) – Two soldiers were killed while 12 others were wounded in an ambush by suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Surigao del Sur on Wednesday… »

Cop injured in failed ambush on convoy of Agusan Norte governor

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 26 March) – A police officer was injured after the convoy carrying Agusan del Norte Gov. Ma. Angelica Amante-Matba was ambushed while travelling along… »

Monitoring the manhunt

Two residents of Sitio Pagangon, Barangay Gasi in Laguindingan town, Misamis Oriental climb a tree on Dec. 13, 2014 to get a better view of the police and military manhunt… »

Suspect in Belmonte ambush arrested; denies allegations

LAGUINDINGAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 14 December) —Authorities arrested on Saturday one of the suspects in the December 11 ambush-slay attempt on Iligan’s lone representative to Congress, Vicente “Varf” Belmonte,… »

5 killed in Maguindanao ambush

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 9 Dec) – A barangay captain, his councilor and relatives died on the spot as an undetermined number of armed men sprayed bullets towards their Multicab in… »

MILF commander, village chief son killed in ambush by rival rebel commander in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 21 Aug) – A brigade commander of Moro Islamic Liberation Front and his son, a barangay chairman, were killed in an ambush by a group of another… »

10 soldiers injured in Basilan ambush

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/21 August) – Ten government soldiers were injured in an ambush Thursday staged by suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits in the province of Basilan, the military said. Capt. Franco… »

Sulu ambush fatalities surge to 23; Abu Sayyaf drug addicts suspected

ISABELA CITY, Basilan (MindaNews / 29 July) – Fatalities in last Monday’s ambush by the Abu Sayyaf in Sulu have risen to 23 as the police suspected that the perpetrators… »

Empty Shells

Kids show some of the empty shells they found at the site where Laak, Compostela Valley Mayor Reynaldo Navarro was ambushed in Barangay Sagayan, Asuncion town in Davao del Norte… »


Mayor Reynaldo Navarro of Laak, Compostela Valley, was killed in an ambush by motorcycle-riding gunmen along the highway in Asuncion, Davao del Norte. Photo courtesy of the Compostela Valley website… »

Laak, ComVal mayor killed in ambush

ASUNCION, Davao del Norte (MindaNews/ 28 May) – Mayor Reynaldo Navarro of Laak town in Compostela Valley province was killed in an ambush by motorcycle-riding gunmen along a highway under… »

Sarangani town police chief relieved over mayor’s ambush

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 4 March) – The Police Regional Office (PRO) 12 has relieved the chief of police of the coastal municipality of Maitum in Sarangani Province in… »

Task force formed to hasten probe of Sarangani mayor ambush

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 3 March) – The Police Regional Office 12 has created a special task force to lead the investigation into the ambush on Friday night that led to… »

7 killed in Basilan ambush, robbery

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 18 Feb) – Seven people, including a five-year-old child, were killed while another one was wounded in two separate incidents Monday in the nearby province of… »

Maguindanao treasurer ambushed; 2 cops wounded

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/ 13 December)—Two policemen escorting the provincial treasurer of Maguindanao, Osmena Bandila, were hurt in an ambush Friday afternoon in Guindulungan town, a police official said. Senior Supt.… »

3 killed in NorthCot motorcycle shooting

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 5 Aug) – Three people were killed in a daring motorcycle attack in Libungan, North Cotabato Sunday morning, police said. Senior Supt. Danilo Peralta, director of… »

Soldier dies in Zamboanga del Sur ambush

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/06 July) – Suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels killed a soldier in an ambush Friday in the town of Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur, military reports disclosed. Killed… »

DepEd supervisor in Maguindanao town shot dead

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 12 May) – The school district supervisor in the municipality of Salipada K. Pendatun (SKP) in Maguindanao was shot to death while his nephew is in… »

3 soldiers slain in NPA ambush in Tagum

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 January)—Three soldiers deployed for “peace and development outreach” in barangay Magdum in Tagum City were killed in an ambush by New People’s Army guerrillas at 7:15 Thursday.… »

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