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 Elections… »

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) rebels in a makeshift… »

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… »

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, nearly a month after he was… »

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… »

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) leaders: Emerito Samarca,… »

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 the armed movement in Mindanao, Jorge “Ka Oris”… »

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 in a popular bird watching… »

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. In a statement emailed… »

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 Pope Francis… »

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. South Cotabato provincial board… »

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 33rd Infantry Battalion… »

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 government forces and… »

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 and betrayal… »

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… »

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 in Paquibato and… »

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… »

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, Zamboanga del… »

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 scheduled… »

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 followers fought… »

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 fought back… »

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… »

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. Col. Apolinario… »


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… »

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 written in Cebuano… »

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 People’s Army guerrillas. An… »


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, Bukidnon.… »

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. Capt. Franco Suelto,… »

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… »

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 armed members of the… »

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 Resources and… »

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 in a mountainous… »

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. MindaNews… »

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.… »

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, Davao del Sur… »

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 Managa, Bansalan, Davao del… »

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… »

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 January 2014. The soldiers… »

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… »


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… »

UPDATE: Cop killed, 3 others wounded in Bukidnon NPA attack

KIBAWE, Bukidnon (MindaNews/12 Dec.) – A policeman was killed while three others were wounded when suspected New People’s Army (NPA) guerrillas stormed the police station of Kibawe town in southern… »

Military tightens security in Columbio town

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/25 January) — Government forces have stepped up their security operations in Columbio in Sultan Kudarat following a series of attacks allegedly staged by communist rebels there since Friday, leaving a civilian wounded. Lt. Col. Joel Alejandro Nacnac, commander of the 27th Infantry Battalion (IB), said Tuesday they deployed additional troops in several upland villages of Columbio to secure local communities and residents from further harassments by New People’s Army (NPA) rebels
reportedly led by a certain Kumander Joyjoy.

NPAs on Bonfire

New Peoples Army (NPA) guerrillas keep themselves warm beside a bonfire at their guerrilla base in San Agustin, Surigao del Sur. Mindanews Photo by Gigi Bueno

Q and A with Jorge Madlos: “We were wrong in our political line”

SAN AGUSTIN, Surigao del Sur (MindaNews/07 January) – Jorge Madlos aka Ka Oris explains what happened to the revolutionary movement between the first Aquino administration and the second Aquino presidency.

NPA admits killing soldier, civilian in Balingasag

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/17 August) — Communist rebels operating in Misamis Oriental have admitted responsibility for the killing of an Army soldier and a civilian during the fiesta celebration… »

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