Banana growers say success of peace talks to boost Mindanao economy

Banana growers say success of peace talks to boost Mindanao economy

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 Sept) – The success of the peace process between the government and the National Democratic Front will enable Mindanao to attain its full economic potenti ...

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Jalandoni describes NPA’s new role after signing of peace agreement

Jalandoni describes NPA’s new role after signing of peace agreement

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 Sept) – The New People’s Army (NPA) will remain but will have a new role after the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between the government a ...

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Reunited

Reunited

PO2 Caleb Sinaca is reunited with his family on Saturday afternoon, August 27, 2016 after the New People’s Army freed them in Sitio Brazil, Barangay Mat-i, Surigao City. The rebel ...

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NPA frees 6 cops, one civilian in Surigao, Davao Oriental

NPA frees 6 cops, one civilian in Surigao, Davao Oriental

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/28 August) – The New People’s Army (NPA) released over the weekend six police captives and one civilian employee in three turnover sites in Davao Oriental ...

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Pacquiao’s new role

Pacquiao’s new role

Senator Emmanuel Pacquiao sits between Chief Insp. Arnold Ongachen (L) and PO1 Michael Grande (R) who were turned over by the New People’s Army Friday (August 26, 2016) to the Sen ...

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Duterte:  “I will release money and lands” to NPA guerrillas if peace nego succeeds

Duterte: “I will release money and lands” to NPA guerrillas if peace nego succeeds

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 August) – President Rodrigo Duterte vowed to give guerrillas of the New People’s Army (NPA) “money and lands” when the peace negotiations between the gove ...

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HABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW: Pistoks

HABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW: Pistoks

Hay salamat, ang pistoks nabanhaw na! Ug pikas ug pikas parehong sispayr pa gyod gideklara, sa ato pa karon undang na usâ ang ilang gyera. Untà forever na gyod nang pagka undanga. ...

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PEACETALK: We can decisively move forward towards achieving a just and lasting peace

PEACETALK: We can decisively move forward towards achieving a just and lasting peace

(Opening statement of Luis G. Jalandoni, chair of the Negotiating Panel of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines at the start of the first round of formal peace talks w ...

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PEACETALK: Peace is the task at hand

PEACETALK: Peace is the task at hand

(Opening statement of Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III, chair of the Philippine Government (GPH) peace panel in the negotiations with the CPP/NPA/NDF in Oslo, Norway, 22 Aug ...

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PEACE TALK: A just peace must be founded on and sustained by reforms

PEACE TALK: A just peace must be founded on and sustained by reforms

(Opening statement of Prof. Jose Ma. Sison, founding Chairman, Communist Party of the Philippines and Chief Political Consultant, National Democratic of the Philippines, at the GP ...

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Reds to free 5 cops in Surigao

Reds to free 5 cops in Surigao

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/22 August) -- The New People’s Army will release this week five police officers held captive in the two Surigao provinces as a gesture of goodwill for the ...

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CPP declares unilateral ceasefire; orders release of two captives

CPP declares unilateral ceasefire; orders release of two captives

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 August) -- The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) declared Friday evening a seven-day unilateral ceasefire starting 12:01 a.m. on August 21 to “cele ...

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CPP: no more cooperation with Duterte’s war on drugs

CPP: no more cooperation with Duterte’s war on drugs

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /14 August) -- The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) has called for an end to police and vigilante killings involving drug suspects as it withdrew its ...

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Suepected NPA burns Del Monte boom sprayer truck

Suepected NPA burns Del Monte boom sprayer truck

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 13 August) -- Suspected communist rebels burned a boom sprayer truck owned by Del Monte Philippines in Impasug-ong town, Bukidnon last Thursday, t ...

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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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5 soldiers and 2 NPA killed, 12 soldiers wounded in ComVal, Bukidnon clashes

5 soldiers and 2 NPA killed, 12 soldiers wounded in ComVal, Bukidnon clashes

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /06 August) -- Five soldiers and two members of the New Peoples Army (NPA), one of them a female, were killed in a series of clashes in Monkayo and Maragusan ...

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Military: we will leave if NPA leaves

Military: we will leave if NPA leaves

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 3 Aug) – The military is willing to pull out its troops in the Lumad communities but the New People’s Army (NPA) should also do the same, said Maj. Gen. Ra ...

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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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1 killed, 7 injured in Lumad wedding celebration

1 killed, 7 injured in Lumad wedding celebration

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/01 August) – A pregnant woman was killed while seven others were injured in a shooting incident during a Lumad wedding celebration in San Fernando, Buki ...

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Duterte gives NDF up to 5 p.m. July 30 to reciprocate ceasefire or else..

Duterte gives NDF up to 5 p.m. July 30 to reciprocate ceasefire or else..

ASUNCION, Davao del Norte (MindaNews / 29 July) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday gave the National Democratic Front (NDF) 24 hours or up to 5 p..m. on July 30 to declare a ce ...

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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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NDFP welcomes unilateral ceasefire

NDFP welcomes unilateral ceasefire

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 July) – The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) has welcomed the declaration of President Rodrigo R. Duterte for a unilateral ceasefire ...

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NPA abducts 3 cops in Surigao Norte

NPA abducts 3 cops in Surigao Norte

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 July) Three policemen and a non-uniformed police worker were abducted by suspected New People’s Army (NPA) guerrillas in a cockpit arena in Malimono t ...

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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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Surigao Norte bishop calls for military pull out

Surigao Norte bishop calls for military pull out

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 July) – Bishop Rhee Timbang of the Philippine Independent Church (PIC) in Surigao del Norte has called on the military to pull out from the village of ...

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200 villagers seek refuge in Surigao town

200 villagers seek refuge in Surigao town

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 July) – A total of 214 families have sought refuge in Malimono town in Surigao del Norte following reports of recurring armed conflict between governm ...

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NPA owns up killing of Lumad leader

NPA owns up killing of Lumad leader

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 09 July) -- The New People’s Army’s 1st Pulang Bagani Battalion has owned up the killing of Lumad (Indigenous Peoples) leader Ruden Labawan of the Ata-trib ...

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

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 ...

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PEACETALK: When Blue meets Red

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 ( ...

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Difficulty in facilitating Sison’s return seen

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 co ...

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

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 Peo ...

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Armed men attack Gov. Generoso town, seize police chief

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 ...

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

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 ...

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Voting delayed for 3 hours in ComVal village

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 ...

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Suspected NPA commander arrested in Davao City

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 ...

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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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Duterte: Joma Sison coming home to talk peace

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, D ...

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

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 relea ...

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2 killed, 1 hurt in Davao Sur clash

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 Dav ...

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Reunited

Reunited

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 ...

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NPA frees 5 cops in Davao

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 ...

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Army recovers part of rice seized by NPA rebels

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 Army rebels from ...

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

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 not pri ...

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NPA sets up simultaneous roadblocks in Northern Mindanao

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 Nor ...

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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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NPA killed in ComVal clash

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 firef ...

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Clashes between soldiers, rebels erupt anew in Southern Mindanao

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. ...

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