GPH, NDF peace panels start talks on substantive agenda

GPH, NDF peace panels start talks on substantive agenda

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 August) -- Negotiations between the Philippine government and National Democratic Front started Tuesday with discussions on the remaining substantive agen ...

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PEACETALK: Dawn of a new day; let’s stay the course

PEACETALK: Dawn of a new day; let’s stay the course

(Opening statement of Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus G. Dureza during the formal resumption of peace negotiations with the CPP/NPA/NDF in Oslo, Norway , 9:30am , at Holmenkollen ...

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Sison optimistic on resumption of peace talks

Sison optimistic on resumption of peace talks

Amalia B. Cabusao Editor in Chief, Mindanao Times UTRECHT, The Netherlands (MindaNews/15 August) – The founding chair of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) is optimistic ...

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NDF: let’s talk in Oslo; use of command-detonated landmines is no violation

NDF: let’s talk in Oslo; use of command-detonated landmines is no violation

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 08 August) – Ceasefire between the government and the National Democratic Front (NDF) is best discussed during the first round of formal peace talks in Osl ...

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Bello confident NDF consultants will be released to attend Oslo talks

Bello confident NDF consultants will be released to attend Oslo talks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/05 August) -- Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III expressed confidence the detained consultants of the National Democratic Front will be released to enable t ...

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SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Governing by impulse

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Governing by impulse

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/01 August) -- President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of a unilateral ceasefire with the New People’s Army, armed wing of the Communist Party of the Phi ...

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Militiaman dies, 4 others hurt in NPA ambush in Davao Norte

Militiaman dies, 4 others hurt in NPA ambush in Davao Norte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 July) – One member of the Cafgu Active Auxiliary of the 72nd Infantry Battalion was killed and four others were wounded when suspected members of the New ...

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Duterte declares unilateral truce with Reds

Duterte declares unilateral truce with Reds

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/25 July) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has declared a unilateral ceasefire with the communist-led New People’s Army. “We’re willing to go to the negotiat ...

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Resumption of GPH-NDF talks to address conflict between Lumad, military

Resumption of GPH-NDF talks to address conflict between Lumad, military

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/22 July) – The resumption of peace talks between government and the National Democratic Front (NDF) will help address the conflict between some of the Lumad ...

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GPH-NDF peace talks to resume in July

GPH-NDF peace talks to resume in July

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 June) – The Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the National Democratic Front (NDF) will resume formal peace talks on the third week of July in Oslo, ...

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Alleged NPA leader nabbed in Agusan Sur; rebels free 3 soldiers, militiaman

Alleged NPA leader nabbed in Agusan Sur; rebels free 3 soldiers, militiaman

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/04 May) – An alleged commander of the New People’s Army (NPA) was arrested by policemen and members of the 23rd Infantry Battalion manning a Commission on E ...

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Explosives found in South Cotabato

Explosives found in South Cotabato

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/03 May) -- Army and police personnel recovered on Monday a cache of improvised high-powered explosives believed owned by New People’s Army (NPA) reb ...

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Water from His Captors

Water from His Captors

Ka Pia, an NPA rebel, gives Senior Police Officer 4 Rene Rombo a bottle of water during his release in Barangay Banglay in Lagonglong town, Misamis Oriental on Monday, May 2, 2016 ...

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NDF releases cop in MisOr; says more captives to be freed this month

NDF releases cop in MisOr; says more captives to be freed this month

LAGONGLONG, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/02 May) — The National Democratic Front on Monday released an ailing policeman to Misamis Oriental Gov. Yevgeny Emano and church leaders, n ...

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NPA’s Milisya ng Bayan leader and 12 other members surrender to military

NPA’s Milisya ng Bayan leader and 12 other members surrender to military

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 March) – A leader of the Milisya ng Bayan of the New People's Army (NPA) and his 12 followers operating in Compostela Valley surrendered to the 1001st Inf ...

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MINDANAO 2015: A violent year for the Lumads (First of two parts)

MINDANAO 2015: A violent year for the Lumads (First of two parts)

On Sept. 1, in Sitio Han-ayan, Brgy. Diatagon in Lianga town in Surigao del Sur, members of the paramilitary group Magahat-Bagani allegedly killed three Lumad (indigenous peoples) ...

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NDF says Bayanihan fails to curb insurgency in Mindanao

NDF says Bayanihan fails to curb insurgency in Mindanao

HINIMBANGAN, Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte (MindaNews/27 December) — Oplan Bayanihan, the centerpiece of the Aquino administration’s counterinsurgency program, has failed to contain ...

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Army says sorry to birdwatchers for clash with NPA in Malaybalay

Army says sorry to birdwatchers for clash with NPA in Malaybalay

CAPITAN ANGHEL, Malaybalay City (MindaNews/14 February) – An Army official has expressed apologies for the encounter between soldiers and suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels ...

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NDF to release all ‘prisoners of war’ in Mindanao

NDF to release all ‘prisoners of war’ in Mindanao

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/22 December) — Communist rebels have agreed to release nine captives including three police officers they seized last month in Alegria, Surigao del Norte. ...

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Reds declare truce for holidays, Pope’s visit

Reds declare truce for holidays, Pope’s visit

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/20 December) -- The Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) has declared a ceasefire for the holidays and during the visit of ...

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No more rebels in Lake Sebu town – AFP

No more rebels in Lake Sebu town – AFP

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/17 November) -- The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has declared the entire municipality of Lake Sebu in South Cotabato as insurgency-free. So ...

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2 rebels killed, 4 others wounded in Sultan Kudarat

2 rebels killed, 4 others wounded in Sultan Kudarat

TACURONG CITY (MindaNews/11 November) -- At least two rebels were killed, four others were wounded, and another one was captured in ongoing military operations conducted by the 33 ...

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Surigao villagers fear escalation of conflict

Surigao villagers fear escalation of conflict

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/04 November) – Residents of a barangay in Bacuag town in Surigao del Norte expressed fears of a possible escalation of conflict after clashes between gover ...

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THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Not just lifestyle but loyalty check too!

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Not just lifestyle but loyalty check too!

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/24 October) -- Lifestyle checks are useful to keep the bureaucracy clean, the officials on their toes, and the citizenry reassured. But with treason ...

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GPH-NDF meet in Utrecht won’t take up release of soldiers held by NPA in Bukidnon

GPH-NDF meet in Utrecht won’t take up release of soldiers held by NPA in Bukidnon

MAKATI CITY (MindaNews/22 October) – The release of two Army soldiers held captive by the New People’s Army in Bukidnon will not be taken up in a meeting between the government an ...

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Yes to intercropping, no to oil palm, says Davao councilor

Yes to intercropping, no to oil palm, says Davao councilor

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 September) -- A member of the City Council has proposed implementing intercropping projects such as cacao and banana instead of massive oil palm ventures ...

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Cops’ release gesture of goodwill for peace talks – NDFP

Cops’ release gesture of goodwill for peace talks – NDFP

HINIMBANGAN, Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte (MindaNews/30 July) – The release Tuesday of four policemen who were held captive by the New People’s Army since July 10 was a gesture of ...

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4 soldiers wounded in Zambo Sur ambush

4 soldiers wounded in Zambo Sur ambush

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/28 July) – Four soldiers were wounded while another one was unscathed in an ambush Sunday staged by suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Tigbao, Z ...

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NDF sets release of cops captured in Surigao Norte raid

NDF sets release of cops captured in Surigao Norte raid

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/21 July) – Four policemen who were taken captives by New People’s Army rebels during the raid in Alegria, Surigao del Norte on July 10 have been schedul ...

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UPDATED: 13 NPAs killed in Agusan Sur attack – military

UPDATED: 13 NPAs killed in Agusan Sur attack – military

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/15 July) -- Suspected New People’s rebels attacked the compound of a Manobo chieftain in Prosperidad town, Agusan del Sur Tuesday morning but his fo ...

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13 NPAs killed in Agusan Sur attack – military

13 NPAs killed in Agusan Sur attack – military

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews/15 July) -- Suspected New People’s rebels attacked the house of a Manobo chieftain in Prosperidad town, Agusan del Sur Tuesday morning but his followers ...

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Final Ride

Final Ride

A fellow horse enthusiast leads the hearse carrying the remains of Mayor Mario Okinlay of Impasugong, Bukidnon to his final resting place on July 12. Okinlay was killed in an ambu ...

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Alleged NPA leader captured in Zambo Norte

Alleged NPA leader captured in Zambo Norte

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/08 July) – A suspected New People’s Army leader was captured Monday following a skirmish in the hinterlands of Zamboanga del Norte, an Army official said ...

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Outrage

Outrage

Residents march on the streets of Impasugong town in a show of outrage Monday (July 7, 2014) for the killing of their mayor, Mario “Dodo” Okinlay, last July 2, 2014 by the New Peo ...

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NPA admits killing Bukidnon town mayor

NPA admits killing Bukidnon town mayor

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/05 July) – The New People’s Army has admitted responsibility in the killing of Mayor Mario Okinlay of Impasugong, Bukidnon on Wednesday. In a statement ...

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UPDATE: Bukidnon mayor killed in ambush

UPDATE: Bukidnon mayor killed in ambush

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/02 July) – The municipal mayor of Impasugong, Bukidnon died while being treated for gunshot wounds sustained in an ambush Wednesday by suspected New Peo ...

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Ambushed

Ambushed

Mayor Mario Okinlay of Impasugong, Bukidnon (2nd from left) shares a light moment with other officials during the Aldaw ta Kitanglad celebration on 9 November 2006, in Libona town ...

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Troops capture 2 suspected NPAs in Zamboanga del Sur

Troops capture 2 suspected NPAs in Zamboanga del Sur

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/28 June) – Two suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels were captured following a firefight Friday in Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur, a military official said ...

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Davao City VM on opposition to oil palm project: ‘Why only now?’

Davao City VM on opposition to oil palm project: ‘Why only now?’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 June) – Vice Mayor Paolo Z. Duterte lashed back at critics of the proposed oil palm project in Paquibato District, saying they said nothing when the local ...

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NPA ‘harassment’ triggers evacuation in Sarangani

NPA ‘harassment’ triggers evacuation in Sarangani

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/18 June)-- Around 300 residents of a remote village in Malungon town in Sarangani Province have fled their homes following alleged harassment by arm ...

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Mapping firm personnel seized by NPA in ComVal

Mapping firm personnel seized by NPA in ComVal

Mapping firm personnel seized by NPA in ComVal MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/02 June) – Four employees of a private mapping firm hired by the Department of Environment and Natural Re ...

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103 families flee fighting in Surigao Norte

103 families flee fighting in Surigao Norte

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/30 May) -- Dozens of families had fled their homes since Thursday morning (May 30, 2014) after a firefight between communist rebels and government forces i ...

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Old Guns

Old Guns

Soldiers check the vintage firearms surrendered by 97 alleged members of the New People's Army (NPA) at the provincial capitol grounds in Patin-ay, Agusan del Sur, May 21, 2014. M ...

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UPDATE: 12 killed, 7 injured in NPA attacks in Davao Sur

UPDATE: 12 killed, 7 injured in NPA attacks in Davao Sur

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/10 March) – At least 12 were killed and 7 others injured in separate attacks by New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Matanao, Davao del Sur on Monday. The r ...

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2 cops killed in Davao Sur NPA attack

2 cops killed in Davao Sur NPA attack

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/10 March) -- Two policemen were killed and three others were wounded when suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels attacked a police outpost in Matanao, ...

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NPA admits staging mine attack that injured 5 civilians

NPA admits staging mine attack that injured 5 civilians

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/05 March) -- The New People's Army (NPA) has admitted responsibility and apologized for the landmine attack that injured five medical workers in Barangay Man ...

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SouthCot LGU wants to fight NPA with more services to the people

SouthCot LGU wants to fight NPA with more services to the people

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 18 Feb) – The provincial government of South Cotabato has expanded its outreach activities in upland villages of T’boli and Lake Sebu towns in a b ...

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From Tacloban

From Tacloban

Soldiers of the Army’s 1st Special Forces Battalion arrive at the Lumbia Airport in Cagayan de Oro City from Tacloban City aboard Philippine Air Force C-130 planes Thursday 23 Jan ...

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Special Forces battalion arrives in CDO to help in fight vs NPA

Special Forces battalion arrives in CDO to help in fight vs NPA

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 23 Jan) – A battalion of highly trained soldiers, fresh from relief work in Tacloban City, arrived at the Lumbia airport here today to help counte ...

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Aftermath

Aftermath

An attack by suspected New People's Army rebels on the police station of Kibawe, Bukidnon on Dec. 12 left the walls of the building pockmarked with bullets. The attack also left a ...

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