After 4 years, GPH and NDF to resume peace talks third week of July

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 June) – After four years in limbo, formal peace talks between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front (NDF) will resume on the third… »

PEACETALK: When Blue meets Red

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 June) — The University Community Engagement and Advocacy Council (UCEAC) of the Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU) hosted a multistakeholder Pakighinabi (conversation) with the National Democratic Front… »

Difficulty in facilitating Sison’s return seen

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 8 June) – There might be some difficulties in facilitating the return of Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chair Jose Maria Sison in the… »

Duterte on abducted police chief: “Sorry for that guy. I leave his fate to the NPA”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 June) – President-elect Rodrigo Duterte will no longer rescue the police chief of Governor Generoso town in Davao Oriental who was abducted by the New People’s Army… »

Armed men attack Gov. Generoso town, seize police chief

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 May) – Armed men attacked the police station of Governor Generoso town (formerly Sigaboy) in Davao Oriental at around 8 p.m. Sunday and seized its police chief.… »

IP leader’s daughter: we will respond to NPA’s statement after funeral

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 22 May) — The family of slain Umayamnon leader Datu Benjamin “Otto” Omao Sr., representative of the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) in the City Council here has… »

Voting delayed for 3 hours in ComVal village

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 May) — Voting in rebel-infested Brgy. Manurigao in New Bataan town, Compostela Valley was delayed for at least three hours due to the late arrival of the… »

Suspected NPA commander arrested in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 May) — An alleged leader of the New People’s Army (NPA) operating at the boundary of Bukidnon, Davao Davao del Norte, and North Cotabato was arrested in Davao City on Sunday evening, a… »

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… »

Duterte: Joma Sison coming home to talk peace

TULUNAN, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 27 April) – Prof. Jose Maria Sison, founding chair of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) has committed to come home to talk peace,… »

Soldier freed after 5 days in NPA custody; five more still held captive in Mindanao

TULUNAN, North Cotabato (MindaNews/27 April) — A soldier seized at an “Army” checkpoint manned by the New People’s Army (NPA) early morning of April 21 in Malasila town was released… »

2 killed, 1 hurt in Davao Sur clash

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 April) — Two persons were killed and another one was wounded in a clash between soldiers and suspected New People’s Army rebels on Tuesday morning in Davao del Sur. The encounter occurred… »


Police officers reunite with their wives following their release from the custody of the New Peoples Army in the hinterlands of Paquibato Distritct in Davao City on April 25. They… »

NPA frees 5 cops in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 April) — The New People’s Army (NPA) released on Monday the five police officers it held as captives for nine days in Purok 1, Brgy. Lumiad in Paquibato District here. Davao City Mayor… »

Army recovers part of rice seized by NPA rebels

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 21 Apr) – The military recovered on Tuesday more than 400 sacks of rice, part of the 1,200 sacks seized by suspected New People’s… »

5 cops abducted by NPA not prisoners of war, says Davao Region’s top cop

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 Apr) – The five police officers who were reportedly abducted by the New People’s Army (NPA) last Saturday in Paquibato District in this city are… »

NPA sets up simultaneous roadblocks in Northern Mindanao

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews/03 April) — In the run-up to the May 16 presidential elections, communist rebels staged simultaneous road blocks in five towns in three provinces in Northern Mindanao… »

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… »

NPA killed in ComVal clash

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 Feb) – A member of the New People’s Army (NPA) was killed while Army soldiers recovered two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) during a series of… »

Clashes between soldiers, rebels erupt anew in Southern Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/08 February) – Units under the 10th Infantry Division engaged New People’s Army rebels in Compostela Valley and Davao Occidental provinces over the weekend. The weekend clashes followed… »

3 soldiers killed, 4 injured in clashes with NPA in ComVal

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 04 February) — Three soldiers were killed while three others were hurt in a series of clashes between members of the 46th Infantry Battalion and the… »

Police: Rebs telling Davao pols to pay campaign fees

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 January) — The city police office on Tuesday said some politicians have allegedly been asked by the New Peoples’ Army to pay permit-to-campaign fees. City police spokesperson… »

From Mindoro to Surigao del Sur

Soldiers of the Army’s 16th Infantry Battalion from Mindoro arrived by C-130 plane in Tandag, Surigao Del Sur on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2015 for deployment against the New People’s Army. Four… »

Army battalion lands in Tandag for deployment vs NPA

TANDAG, Surigao del Sur (MindaNews/21 January) — An Army battalion of around 500 men and officers arrived here Wednesday on board a C-130 cargo aircraft from Mindoro for deployment against… »

Paying permit to campaign to NPA ground for disqualification – COMELEC

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 6 Jan) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in the Davao Region warned candidates of the May 2016 elections that paying permit to campaign (PTC) to… »

EastMinCom says holidays peaceful

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/04 January) – The Christmas and New Year celebrations in Eastern Mindanao were peaceful except for a few attacks by the New People’s Army on detachments of the… »

EastMinCom lauds NPA for soldier’s release

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 2 Jan) – The Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) recognized the release on New Year’s Day of Sgt. Adriano Bingil, of the Army’s 26th Infantry Battalion, as… »


Davao City mayor and Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte answers questions from reporters as Army Sgt. Adriano Bingil hugs his mother, Myrna after the New Peoples Army released him Thursday.  Bingil… »

NPA turns over captive soldier to Duterte, church leaders

LAS NIEVES, Agusan del Norte (MindaNews / 01 January) – The New People’s Army released an Army soldier they held captive for 104 days to Davao City mayor and Presidential… »

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

‘Unholy Alliance,’ Impunity Evacuees from Han-ayan said some 30 soldiers of the 75th Infantry Battalion accompanied Bobby Tejero, his older brother Loloy, and Gareto Layno, the Magahat-Bagani members who reportedly… »

Candidates asked not give in to ‘extortion’ by Reds

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 December) — The Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) told candidates in the 2016 elections not to give in to “extortion demands” of the Communist Party of the Philippines… »

Businesses lose P246M in properties to NPA attacks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 December) — P246.12 million worth of properties owned by businesses in Eastern Mindanao were lost due to attacks perpetrated by alleged New People’s Army rebels in 2015,… »

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”… »

47-year old rebellion

At least 60 New People’s Army guerrillas assemble in the village of Hinimbangan in Kitcharao town, Agusan del Norte on Saturday (Dec. 26, 2015) to celebrate the 47th founding anniversary… »

PEPP STATEMENT: Our Christmas Call: Resume GPH-NDFP Formal Peace Talks

Our Christmas Call: Resume GPH-NDFP Formal Peace Talks Statement of the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform As Christendom celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, the Philippine Ecumenical… »

NPA declares 12-day ceasefire

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 Dec) – The New People’s Army (NPA) has declared a 12-day ceasefire starting December 23 until January 3 “in solidarity with the Filipino people’s traditional… »

Military to NPA: Give up arms, let’s talk peace

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 Dec) – The newly-minted commander of the Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) on Tuesday said the military is willing to sit down with the lumads, progressive… »

Decommissioned Firearms

Using a power cutter, Maj. Gen. Oscar Lactao, commanding general of the 4th Infantry Division, cuts a loose firearm to render it useless during decommissioning of firearms in Camp Evaneglista,… »

Security guard killed in NPA attacks in South Cotabato

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/08 December) — A private security guard was killed while several village watchmen were reported wounded in separate attacks by suspected New People’s Army rebels in a… »


Pfc. Adonis Jess Lupiba (in white shirt) and his captors from the New Peoples Army bid each other goodbye in barangay Kaulayanan, Sugbongcogon town, Misamis Oriental on  Nov. 20, 2015.  Lupiba… »

Army soldier freed after 133 days in captivity

SUGBONGCOGON, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/20 Nov) – Flanked by top cadres of the New Peoples Army, a frail-looking Private First Class Adonis Jess Lupiba of the Philippine Army walked the last… »


Lucia Anover is reunited with her son, PFC Marjon Anover, after he was released by the New People’s Army Tuesday afternoon (3 November 2015) somewhere in Compostela Valley province. Anover… »

NPA releases 2 captive soldiers

COMPOSTELA VALLEY (MindaNews / 4 Nov) – PFC Marjon Anover locked his mother in a tight embrace while PFC Nino Alabaso heaved a sigh of relief after the New People’s… »


Police officers serve as pallbearers during burial ceremonies for slain Mayor Dario Otaza of Loreto, Agusan del Sur Wednesday morning (28 Oct. 2015) in Butuan City. Otaza and his son were abducted and killed… »

Slain Agusan Sur mayor, son laid to rest

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews / 28 Oct) – Amid cries of justice, family members, friends and supporters buried Mayor Dario Otaza here Wednesday morning. The late mayor of Loreto town in… »

Lumad leaders in Caraga fear more reprisal from NPA

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/27 October) — A day before the burial of slain Loreto, Agusan del Sur Mayor Dario Otaza and his son, Daryl, Lumad leaders here expressed fears they might… »

NPA claims responsibility for killing Loreto mayor and son

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 October) – The Southern Mindanao Regional Command of the New People’s Army (NPA) has claimed responsibility for killing Loreto mayor Dario Otaza and his son Daryl, allegedly… »

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