NPA denies killing Laak mayor

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 29 May) — The New People’s Army Southern Mindanao Regional Operations Command denied it had anything to do with Wednesday’s ambush-slay of Mayor Reynaldo Navarro of Laak,… »

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… »

NPA frees 2 captives in ComVal

LAAK, Compostela Valley (MindaNews / 21 Feb) –  A policeman and Army soldier held captive by the New Peoples Army (NPA) since January 17 were freed at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.… »

Rice shortage looms in ComVal’s remote Laak town

LAAK, Compostela Valley  (MindaNews/ 9 December)– Rice shortage is looming in this remote town as Typhoon Pablo has devastated 2,000 hectares (ha) of rice fields in Barangay Kidawa, considered the… »

Sheer Size

A resident is dwarfed by a giant acacia tree felled by Typhoon Pablo at the roadside in Laak town in Compostela Valley Province on Dec. 8, 2012. MindaNews photo by… »

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